In the “Watch DNA” Series I explore how watches, like people, have family traits. I specifically trace watches from Victorinox Swiss Army and try to show how different models are related in both design and function. If you have a question that you want to be answered about the origin of your Victorinox Swiss Army watch, please contact me.
Is the Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. your next adventure watch? For those who follow the Watch Hunter blog, you know how big an advocate I am for the Victorinox Swiss Army brand and the watches that they sell. I think that Victorinox Swiss Army has a well-deserved reputation for making a quality watch at a fair price, and isn’t that what we all want?… Read the restRead More
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 restRead More
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 restRead More
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 restRead More
The Alpnach series of watches by Victorinox Swiss Army was a bit of an acquired taste for me, but once I accepted the design aesthetic, I was hooked. Some people have a real problem with the dial design, but we will get to that later.… Read the restRead More
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 restRead More
I recently came across a very limited edition Swiss Army Alpnach watch bearing the United States presidential seal. Judging from the numbers on the side, only 77 were made. This piqued my interest to learn more so I contacted the seller who gave me additional information and also permission to use his photos in this article.… Read the restRead More