Reviews of watches with hand-winding mechanical movements. These watches do not have a rotor and must have the spring wound by hand to work. If you have a question that you want to be answered, please contact me.

The compressor style of watch with 2 crowns often appears when internal bezels are used

CALLING ALL OWNERS: Victorinox Swiss Army Air Boss Mach 4 Limited Edition Watch

By | Airboss Watch, Calling All Owners!, Limited Edition, Mechanical Hand Winding Movement, Pilot Watch, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | No Comments
As a continuation of the CALLING ALL OWNERS SERIES, I would like to send out a loud “HELLO” and invitation to owners of the Victorinox Swiss Army Air Boss Mach 4 Limited Edition watch. If you own this watch, then you are in a very elite group because there are potentially only 50 of us.… Read the rest
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The SeaPlane rendered in all stainless steel for an industrial look. Photo: cytochrom

MEET THE WATCH: Yamaha MT-01 Motorcycle Limited-Edition Mechanical Watch by Victorinox Swiss Army

By | Limited Edition, Mechanical Hand Winding Movement, SeaPlane Watch, Unitas Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | No Comments
I might be considered a boring guy. I don’t really view television, but spend most of my spare time reading about watches, writing about watches and searching (you guessed it) for watches. While this may seem a bit obsessive, it is entertaining nonetheless.… Read the rest
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The Airboss Mach 4 Limted Edition has a ompressor style case with 2 crowns on aftermarket NATO strap

MEET THE WATCH: Rare Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 4 Limited Edition

By | Airboss Watch, Limited Edition, Mechanical Hand Winding Movement, Pilot Watch, Unitas Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | No Comments
Only 50 of the Very First Airboss Mach 4 Limited Edition Watches Were Produced Some watches are mysteries, even to their owners. This was initially the case with my ultra-rare Swiss Army Airboss Mach 4 Limited Edition. Only 50 were made, but I have only sighted 3 confirmed numbers in the series.… Read the rest
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The mechanical Victorinox Swiss Army SeaPlane XL with its round Swiss Airforce display box

MEET THE WATCH: Victorinox Swiss Army SeaPlane XL Mechanical Watch

By | Mechanical Hand Winding Movement, Pilot Watch, SeaPlane Watch, Unitas Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | No Comments
The Victorinox Swiss Army family of SeaPlane watches The SeaPlane watches by Victorinox Swiss Army had individualistic details while sharing similar design cues. While I hinted that there were 4 models in the SeaPlane series, there were actually a total of 5 if we include the limited edition version made for a Yamaha motorcycle launch.… Read the rest
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A rare set of all 4 generations of Victorinox Swiss Army SeaPlane watches

WATCH DNA: Victorinox Swiss Army SeaPlane Watches

By | Mechanical Hand Winding Movement, Quartz Movement, SeaPlane Watch, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Watch DNA Series | 4 Comments
What in the world was Swiss Army thinking by designing the SeaPlane series of watches? In my opinion, they wanted to reinvent how people wear their watches and change watch bands quickly. In the beginning of the 2000s, Victorinox Swiss Army marketed 4 cohesively designed watches as SeaPlanes.… 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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Buddy Luv the Boston Terrier doing his best Flavor Flav impression

WATCH DOG GALLERY: Buddy Luv Wearing a Rare Seaplane XL Mechanical Watch by Swiss Army

By | Mechanical Hand Winding Movement, SeaPlane Watch, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Watch Dog Gallery | No Comments
Buddy Luv was an epic character in a movie called “Life”. Just look at that face and you will know that this guy had been through a lot. He is wearing a rare Swiss Army Seaplane XL mechanical watch. He modified the “lugless” design to fit on his collar like a pendant.… Read the rest
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Shockingly small compared to today's watches, but filled with character

VINTAGE WATCH: 1940s Baume & Mercier Chronograph

By | Baume and Mercier Watch, Chronograph Watch, Mechanical Hand Winding Movement, Vintage Watch, Watch Review | 2 Comments
A very old Baume & Mercier Chronograph from the 1940s Sometimes good things can drop right into one’s lap when least expected. This is what happened when Ben, a good buddy of mine, generously gave me a vintage watch with a curious history including a last minute rescue from the trash compactor, but I am jumping ahead in the story.… Read the rest
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