Victorinox has for some time been a brand with a solid double spotlight on worth and sturdiness. It’s additionally an update that fine Swiss craftsmanship isn’t consigned exclusively to watches, as the brand has pleased roots in the first Swiss Army Knife, tracing all the way back to 1884. As a watch brand, Victorinox sticks to the sort of conventional military roused utility that aficionados of the multi-device blades have appreciated for quite a long time, and the new Field Force assortment is in that equivalent vein.
The Field Force is a 42mm quartz watch propelled by exemplary Swiss Army style. The red Swiss Army logo at 12:00 declares the Field Force as a legacy determined piece, yet present day fabricating makes it altogether current. The tough quartz development, scratch safe sapphire gem, and discretionary hardened steel wristband make this a hard wearing piece that may discover a spot in an assortment as a strong end of the week mixer, particularly given the price.
Victorinox Field Force
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: Black or white
- Dimensions: 42mm
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Water Resistance: 100 meters
- Crown: Push/pull
- Movement: Rhonda 517 Swiss Quartz
- Strap/bracelet: Leather lash or treated steel arm band
- Price: $350 (tie) – $395 (arm band)
- Expected Release: Available now
What’s more, the quality is sharp at the cost. The finely-brushed case flanks meet the cleaned top side of the hauls in a manner that you’re substantially more prone to find in watches costing ordinarily more than the $350 Field Force. What’s more, it’s not terrible taking a gander at all — the wide, open dial and simple to-peruse Arabic numerals are incredible for clarity. The dainty aluminum bezel gives the watch an energetic, yet smooth look. This isn’t a cumbersome, awkward thing. It will slide pleasantly under a sleeve or a coat sleeve, and it will give you all the data you require at a fast look. Utility is the situation here.
The Field Force is accessible with a white or dark dial, on a calfskin lash or the previously mentioned wristband. I think the move here is to go with the wristband for strength, and trade it out for a nylon mil-spec tie on a case by case basis or as your very own inclinations direct. I’m a devotee of white dials all in all, yet dark on the Field Force offers significantly more differentiation and intelligibility while checking the time. The white numerals against the white dial appear to invalidate the point of the watch altogether.
At this value point, especially in quartz, purchasers have a huge load of choices. It’s simple to lose all sense of direction in an ocean of style watches in the $200-$500 territory, and many do. This kind of watch, however humble every way under the sun, is an extraordinary entrypoint into watches with genuine legacy. You’re getting something that will be of higher than normal quality, and not something that’s essentially been stepped with the name of an originator. This watch will be sold in a similar retail chain show cases as watches with well known lux-creator names, yet while those address an entryway to quick mold, a watch like the Field Force gets the proprietor into real watchmaking. Victorinox scores focuses there.
The Field Force is accessible now on the Victorinox website. Victorinox