Reviews, photos, and information about Airboss watches by Victorinox Swiss Army. These are some of the most popular articles on the blog and most Machs (models) are covered. There are reviews of automatic and quartz versions and a great origin story of where the “Airboss” name came from. 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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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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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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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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Strong family features in this pair of titanium limited edition Swiss Army Airboss watches

WATCH DNA: A Rare Pair of Victorinox Swiss Army Titanium Mechanical Airboss Special Edition Watches

By | Airboss Watch, Automatic Movement, Chronograph Watch, Pilot Watch, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Watch DNA Series | No Comments
Two limited edition Victorinox Swiss Army titanium mechanical Airboss watches seldom seen together The first of this series is a rare pair of titanium limited edition watches from the 2013 Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Professional watch collection. The Airboss series can trace its roots back to a quartz model with yellow hands, but this article is not about the great granddaddy of them all.Instead, I will be focusing on two siblings with strong family features, yet with independent personalities.… Read the rest
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Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 8 on digital leather watch bands

STRAP SWAP: Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 8 Special Edition Chronograph

By | Airboss Watch, Chronograph Watch, Pilot Watch, Special Edition Watch, Strap Swap Series, Valjoux 7750 Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | No Comments
The first watch of this series is the Victorinox Swiss Army Mach 8 Special Edition Automatic Chronograph with its original black leather strap. It is an amazing design that is purposely monochromatic in execution. As such, the black watch band and semi-matte dial work together to create a dark stage from which the hands, markers, and sub-dials become the stars.… Read the rest
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