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.

I.N.O.X. Torture test

WATCH DNA: Building a Stronger Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Through Extreme Testing

By | Field Watch, INOX Watch, Quartz Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Watch DNA Series | No Comments
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 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 | No 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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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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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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I had all off these first and second generation Alpnachs for a single moment in time before the "squadron" split up

Watch DNA: Commemorating a Helicopter Airbase in Switzerland with the Victorinox Swiss Army Alpnach Watch Series

By | Alpnach Watch, Automatic Movement, Chronograph Watch, Pilot Watch, Valjoux 7750 Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Watch DNA Series | One Comment
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 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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WATCH DNA: A Truly Presidential Special Edition Alpnach Watch by Victorinox Swiss Army

By | Alpnach Watch, Chronograph Watch, Limited Edition, Pilot Watch, Valjoux 7750 Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Watch DNA Series | 2 Comments
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 rest
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