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2008 Limited Edition Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision 2

MEET THE WATCH: Victorinox Swiss Army 2008 Limited Edition Night Vision 2 for Japan

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Imagine my wonder when I saw the bright red dial on a Japanese Limited Edition Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision 2 on eBay. It looked similar to the regular Night Vision 2 in black, but the red dial kicks the “wow…

A review of the design of Victorinox Swiss Army Titanium Limited Edition watches circa 2013-2014

WATCH DESIGN: Victorinox Swiss Army’s Titanium Watches Circa 2013-2014

| Airboss Watch, Divemaster 500 Watch, Limited Edition, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Watch Design | No Comments

By now you might have figured out that I love to collect Victorinox Swiss Army watches, especially their limited editions. If you are not convinced, just flip through the blog to see all of the models that I have written…

Gift Giving Guide - The Best Gift Ideas for Watch Collectors

GIFT GIVING GUIDE: The Best Gift Ideas for Watch Collector Presents

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If birthdays, holidays and special occasions like graduations or important life events leave you wondering what to get your favorite watch nerd or aspiring watch collector, then look no further....
Strap Swap for Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 6 from strap to bracelet

STRAP SWAP: Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 6 “Oxblood” Gets a Bracelet!

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A funny phenomenon happens with watch collectors. We often go through cycles deciding whether we LOVE a watch or just LIKE a watch. It can take time to “gel” with a watch and this process is not always immediate. After…

Formotion N-Wave Chronograph Review

MEET THE WATCH: Formotion N-Wave Professional Chronograph

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There are watches that defy easy description, and the Formotion N-Wave Professional Chronograph is one of them. At first glance, it looks like a watch that was partially melted in the fires of Mount Doom, but closer inspection shows that…

Guide that lists the best wrist watch review blogs and horology sites on the web!

The Best Watch Review Websites and Horology Blogs

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Dear fellow watch collectors, watch nerds and horological enthusiasts... we are in the so-called golden age of watch review blogs. Since the dawn of the internet, people have been writing...
Swatch Watch Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: Swatch: A Guide for Connoisseurs and Collectors by Frank Edwards

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Maybe I am showing my age, but I remember a time when Swatch Watches were as prevalent as the neon colored harem pants that Vanilla Ice and M.C. Hammer wore. Before you run away in fear, just know that many…

BOLDR Supply Co. Venture Watch Review

WATCH REVIEW: BOLDR Venture – Featherweight Titanium Quartz

| 3 Hand Watch, Bargain Watch, BOLDR, Field Watch, Quartz Movement | No Comments

What goes up must eventually come down. That old saying usually talks about objects shot into the air, but it can also work to describe sizing trends in wrist watches. For decades, watches were sized below 40 mm until they…

Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 8 Review

MEET THE WATCH: Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 8 Special Edition

| Airboss Watch, Automatic Movement, Chronograph Watch, Pilot Watch, Special Edition Watch, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | No Comments

Truth be told, I started this article many years ago but never finished it. “Better late than never” is my motto, and the Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 8 is worth reminiscing about, even if I traded it for another…

Collecting Watch Brand Hats

WATCH COLLECTING: The Fun of Collecting Watch Brand Hats

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You’re probably wondering “What do a bunch of baseball caps branded with watch manufacturer logos on them have to do with watch collecting? Aren’t the timepieces really what people are interested in and not these other items?” Like any other…

MEET THE WATCH: Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 6 Limited Edition

| Airboss Watch, Chronograph Watch, Limited Edition, Pilot Watch, Valjoux 7753 Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | No Comments
Many Victorinox Swiss Army watch collectors might be surprised to learn that there was another limited edition watch besides the Power Gauge LE in the Airboss Mach 6 family of chronographs...
Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 6 Power Gauge Limited Edition Chrono Review

MEET THE WATCH: Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 6 Power Gauge Limited Edition from 2008

| Airboss Watch, Automatic Movement, Limited Edition, Power Gauge Watch, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch | One Comment
Every once in a while, a watch manufacturer creates a watch that is so outrageous, that even many years later, it is remembered with great fondness. Victorinox Swiss Army did...
A Victorinox Swiss Army Dive Master 500 Chrono - Before and after PVD removal.

PVD Removal Service for Watches

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Perhaps, it is written somewhere that "what watch manufacturers giveth, Aarons Winters can taketh away"... or at least that is what I thought when I came across his ad for...
Collecting Quartz Watches

OPINION: Quartz is not a Four-Lettered Word…It’s Actually Six

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I'm about to go out on a long, lonely limb and perhaps open myself up to a virtual mob of watch snobs jeering at me, throwing rotten vegetables and whipping...
Swiss Air Force 9G-400 Chronograph Review

MEET THE WATCH: Swiss Air Force 9G-400 Professional Chronograph

| 9G, Pilot Watch, Quartz Movement, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Vintage Swiss Army Watches | No Comments

The first thing that attracted me to the Swiss Air Force G-400 Professional was its good looks. I am a sucker for pilot chronographs, and I appreciate the juggling act that wrist watch designers have to perform to make all the…

It like sunshine on your wrist

MEET THE WATCH: Victorinox Swiss Army Odyssey Extreme Chrono

| Odyssey Watch, Victorinox Swiss Army Watch, Vintage Swiss Army Watches | No Comments

In case you cannot tell, Victorinox Swiss Army Odyssey Extreme Chronographs are plastic watches, and they will likely outlast all of us considering that this material can survive for thousands of years. I wonder what future alien archeologists will think…

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