While many of us land-based humans are not exactly qualified to put pilot watches the extremes as real aviators, that does not mean that we cannot appreciate them for the incredible tools of the trade that they are. If you have a question that you want to be answered, 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

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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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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

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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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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

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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 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

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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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Some options to replace the Victorinox Swiss Army Hunter watch bands in nylon, leather or rubber.

STRAP SWAP: Real World Experiments to Replace Hunter Watch Bands by Victorinox Swiss Army

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Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on Replacement Watch Bands for the Swiss Army Hunter Watches Digital concepts of replacement watch bands for Victorinox Swiss Army’s Hunter watches… Last week I discussed many options for replacing the specialized watch bands for Swiss Army’s Hunter Mach 1, Mach 2 and Mach 3.… Read the rest
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Concept of a Swiss Army Mach 3 on a replacement NATO strap with 12 mm slit center section.

STRAP SWAP: Replacing the Proprietary Watch Bands on Victorinox Swiss Army’s Hunter Watches

By | Digital-Analog, Hunter Watch, Pilot Watch, Quartz Movement, Strap Swap Series, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | 3 Comments
Part 1 of a 2 Part Series on Replacement Watch Bands for the Swiss Army Hunter Watches Previously, I wrote an article about some of my favorite analog-digital watches made by Victorinox Swiss Army… the Hunter Mach 1, 2 and 3.… 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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There is nothing else exactly like the Swiss Army Hunter watches in the Swiss Army catalog or anyone else's!

WATCH DNA: Victorinox Swiss Army Hunter Watches – Mach 1, Mach 2 & Mach 3

By | Digital-Analog, Hunter Watch, Pilot Watch, Quartz Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Watch DNA Series | 2 Comments
Victorinox Swiss Army's Family of Hunter Watches Have Common DNA Traits Victorinox Swiss Army Hunter Watches – Mach 1, Mach 3 and Mach 2 share family traits yet each has unique functions Where do I start telling the story of one of the coolest quartz watch series that Victorinox Swiss Army ever produced?… Read the rest
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