Maybe it takes a certain cocky type of guy to wear these larger aviation-inspired watches like a young Val Kilmer as the Ice Man in the classic movie "Top Gun." You thought I was gonna say Maverick, didn't you... but everyone knows he wore a Porsche Design Chronograph by Orifina (others claim it was an IWC).
|Up close or from far away, the Swiss Army Airboss Mach 7 makes a statement|
|No, the Mach 7 is NOT bigger than my dog...maybe.|
|Swiss Army Airboss Mach 3 - #241380|
As I mentioned, I consider this to be a large watch, but not freakishly so. Measuring 45 mm wide x 15 mm tall, the Airboss Mach 7 stretched the limits of what I can personally wear on my wrist, but it may work great for others. You are just going to have to figure that out for yourself.
|Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 7 on an olive drab NATO strap|
|Case width and lug-to-lug distances are both important measurements when fitting a watch to your wrist|
HOW TO USE A DIVE BEZEL – On a dive bezel, you align the starting point (aka zero) of the bezel to the minute hand's current location. The user can then see how many minutes have elapsed by reading the minute markers on the dive bezel.
|A dive bezel is set with a starting point and elapsed time is read on the bezel as it counts upwards|
|Align the desired countdown time on the inner bezel. When the hand reaches the open triangle, the time is up.|
|The crowns are offset reducing the virtual width of the watch. The top one controls the internal bezel|
- applied numerals of varying sizes with the "3" partly cut by the date window
- a logo shield with lume in it
- the aforementioned internal bezel with its own number track, 12 lume triangles, and 48 tick marks
- 12 lume polygons near the numerals and 48 more tick marks for the second and minute scales
|Ancient Roman soldiers might recognize the shape of the Mach 7's hands|
|The only photo that I have of the Swiss Army Airboss Mach 7 on a metal bracelet|
|So many strap choices... but only one Airboss Mach 7|
|Swiss Army Airboss Mach 7 on a Bond style 22 mm NATO strap|
|This 2-piece watch band was not installed, but orange might work too!|
|OD green picks up the greenish tint of the dial text and lume.|
|A Swiss Army Airboss Mach 7 on a red & black striped 22 mm NATO|
|The movement has a lot of depth as seen from the rear window|
Like many watch collectors, I sometimes have to sell or trade some of my "children" to get the next big thing. While it can be painful, I have to remember that this one did not fit my smaller wrist. There is no need to keep a watch just because I like the way it looks in my watch box.
|The Airboss Mach 7's movement is decorated|
|The yellowish-green lume is used as a secondary color on the dial|
|A Swiss Army Airboss Mach 7 on a 23 mm strap borrowed from one of my other Airboss models|