Reviews of watches with automatic-winding mechanical movements. These watches are wound by the movement of your wrist. If you have a question that you want to be answered, please contact me.

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CALLING ALL OWNERS: Victorinox Swiss Army “Air Force One” Limited Edition Alpnach Chronograph

By | Alpnach Watch, Automatic Movement, Calling All Owners!, Chronograph Watch, Limited Edition, Pilot Watch, Valjoux 7750 Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | 2 Comments
If you’ve ever had a limited edition watch, then you might wonder who else owns the same model. Having collected a fair number of Victorinox Swiss Army limited editions, I thought it would be fun to track down other owners of a few of my rarest watches.… Read the rest
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A Swiss Army Airboss Mach 7 on a 23 mm strap borrowed from one of my other Airboss models

MEET THE WATCH: Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 7 Automatic Watch

By | Airboss Watch, Automatic Movement, Pilot Watch, Valganges A07.11, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | No Comments
Looking over the details of my watch collection, it occurred to me that Victorinox Swiss Army has made some big watches in their famous Airboss series that started back in the 2000s. I know this because I have owned at least one of each version (Airboss Mach 1 through Airboss Mach 8).… Read the rest
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A loose Swiss Army Airboss Mach 6 Limited Edition Dial. Photo: www.ipreferanalogues.com

WATCH SLEUTH: The Mystery of a Loose Dial from Victorinox Swiss Army’s 2008 Airboss Mach 6 Power Gauge Limited-Edition

By | Airboss Watch, Automatic Movement, Chronograph Watch, Limited Edition, Pilot Watch, Power Gauge Watch, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Watch Sleuth | No Comments
What you are looking at here in all its complicated manufacturing glory is a loose dial from Victorinox Swiss Army’s 2008’s ultra rare, limited-edition Airboss Mach 6 Power Gauge, model #241308. The dial was created for a relatively small run of watches that look like nothing else that Swiss Army has ever made.… Read the rest
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Yep... Another photo of the Airboss Titanium Chrono by Stephen McGee.

WATCH SLEUTH: Mysterious Date Wheel Dots on the Victorinox Swiss Army Titanium Airboss Chronograph Limited Edition

By | Airboss Watch, Automatic Movement, Chronograph Watch, Limited Edition, Pilot Watch, Valjoux 7750 Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Watch Sleuth | No Comments
The titanium Swiss Army limited edition Airboss chronograph is no stranger to this blog. It has appeared several times in different articles including “A Rare Pair of Titanium Airboss Watches…” and “Strap Swap for Titanium Airboss…“. This is one of my favorite watches that I personally own.… Read the rest
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The stacked inner bezel seems kinda rare. At least I can't name any other watch with this.

MEET THE WATCH: Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 5 GMT

By | Airboss Watch, Automatic Movement, ETA 2893-2 Movement, GMT Watch, Pilot Watch, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | No Comments
I’ll  admit that GMT watches are valuable time keeping tools for people who travel across different time zones. These specialty watches allow the wearers to keep track of local time plus other time zones on one dial.  However, in an age of satellite enabled smart phones and GPS watches, this is a bit of a retro tool for me.… Read the rest
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MEET THE WATCH: Victorinox Swiss Army Limited Edition “Air Force One” Alpnach Watch with the Presidential Seal

By | Alpnach Watch, Automatic Movement, Chronograph Watch, Limited Edition, Pilot Watch, Valjoux 7750 Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | 2 Comments
Swiss Army made a private edition watch for Air Force One. It shows the Air Force One / Presidential seal.It’s the United States presidential debate season leading up to elections so I wanted to give an update on a watch that is related to the President… but more specifically, his gigantic flying headquarters when away from the White House.… Read the rest
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Everyday is St. Patrick's Day with a watch this green!

MEET THE WATCH: Victorinox Swiss Army Metallic Green & Titanium Limited Edition Ground Force Automatic

By | Automatic Movement, ETA 2824-2 Movement, Field Watch, Ground Force Watch, Limited Edition, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | No Comments
Coincidentally, I am publishing this a little after St. Patrick’s Day, which is the “holiday” in America with green beer, sassy red heads, and dudes in leprechaun suits. Nobody would dare to pinch me while I am wearing this flashy green Limited Edition Ground Force Automatic watch probably from 2005.… Read the rest
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Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 1

WATCH DNA: The First Airboss Watch by Victorinox Swiss Army

By | Airboss Watch, Automatic Movement, Mechanical Hand Winding Movement, Pilot Watch, Quartz Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Watch DNA Series | One Comment
The Story Behind Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Watches The Airboss series of watches by Victorinox Swiss Army has been a popular cog in the company’s product line. Named after the officer in charge of an aircraft carrier’s flight deck, Airboss watches are aviation inspired, but not necessarily considered pilot watches.… Read the rest
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More digital mockups using photos found on the internet and the watch case

STRAP SWAP: Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Titanium Chronograph Gets a Crown & Buckle

By | Airboss Watch, Automatic Movement, Chronograph Watch, Limited Edition, Pilot Watch, Strap Swap Series, Valjoux 7750 Movement, Vendor Report Series, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | No Comments
I have come to realize that I am rarely satisfied with the OEM watch bands that a manufacturer picks when selling a watch. Even if the band is nice, it does not always align with my personal taste. If you think about it, manufacturers have to pick a band that is the least offensive to the most potential buyers… or the most appealing depending on your outlook.… Read the rest
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