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1 hour ago, Alpha550t said:

I thought I'd post a few pictures of the Victorinox.  Very pleased with it.   The finishing is very good, with brushed and polished surfaces showing up the details.                 The crown guards certainly would be effective as they almost fully surround the crown.   The case back is pretty flat, which I prefer so it sits nicely on the wrist.           Having said that, I'm still a bit unsure about the case size, I think it may be a bit big for me, but I'll persevere.  It makes a change to have a date only and it's                      position at 4.30.       This is my first quartz for over 35 years,  so its odd having a clicky second hand !large.20210221_084944.jpg.297c2fc892151982ed45146f2d22a22e.jpglarge.20210221_085004.jpg.e38256fbca733f6cee8b85eaa2a567a2.jpglarge.20210221_085026.jpg.bf68c1dce04ab8af77b169286ddd2ca1.jpglarge.20210221_085045.jpg.aecb002d1b0778b6b55cdf0b36734f2c.jpglarge.20210221_085110.jpg.4184be1dc39a0459074cce2c4ed2e920.jpglarge.20210221_085130.jpg.3d1e740e28d26133e7833143b71c6d04.jpglarge.20210221_085155.jpg.179a9e4324d68ac23311784cc0653ff7.jpg


 

lovely watch .. :yes:this is what I was talking about.. different from the normal ones they provide 

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Can’t believe the price.. presume from UK .. anyway enjoy and if you need to move it on let me know :whistle:

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Arrived yesterday.  

Wow!! the watch looks fabulous, Pics are brilliant too!  I only have one Victorinox, It's a Swiss Army auto chrono, Bought it secondhand from Facebook marketplace, It was only two mins from me!!

That guide is absolutely brilliant! I can't understand how I missed this before, albeit on watchuseek or wherever. I spent so many hours trying to find out about the brand and the link to Victorianox

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Mine came with this guard, hellish tight but it is new.   Very smart case as well, imitation leather but nice quality.                                                                                                  Far better than anything I've had from Seiko and Orient for example. large.20210221_104634.jpg.7e63edf029241feec0ea3c7ad4667443.jpglarge.20210221_104619.jpg.f41dc6e0d75368ff0ef35e43cb703928.jpglarge.20210221_104603.jpg.39c425b5760319bfdafd1170fbdb7647.jpg

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On 21/02/2021 at 09:12, Alpha550t said:

I thought I'd post a few pictures of the Victorinox.  Very pleased with it.   The finishing is very good, with brushed and polished surfaces showing up the details.                 The crown guards certainly would be effective as they almost fully surround the crown.   The case back is pretty flat, which I prefer so it sits nicely on the wrist.           Having said that, I'm still a bit unsure about the case size, I think it may be a bit big for me, but I'll persevere.  It makes a change to have a date only and it's                      position at 4.30.       This is my first quartz for over 35 years,  so its odd having a clicky second hand !large.20210221_084944.jpg.297c2fc892151982ed45146f2d22a22e.jpglarge.20210221_085004.jpg.e38256fbca733f6cee8b85eaa2a567a2.jpglarge.20210221_085026.jpg.bf68c1dce04ab8af77b169286ddd2ca1.jpglarge.20210221_085045.jpg.aecb002d1b0778b6b55cdf0b36734f2c.jpglarge.20210221_085110.jpg.4184be1dc39a0459074cce2c4ed2e920.jpglarge.20210221_085130.jpg.3d1e740e28d26133e7833143b71c6d04.jpglarge.20210221_085155.jpg.179a9e4324d68ac23311784cc0653ff7.jpg



Wow!!

the watch looks fabulous, Pics are brilliant too! :thumbsup:

I only have one Victorinox, It's a Swiss Army auto chrono, Bought it secondhand from Facebook marketplace, It was only two mins from me!!

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John :thumbsup:

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On 21/02/2021 at 18:17, artistmike said:

If anyone is interested in the history and how Victorinox started producing watches, this is a good read.

https://www.watchhunter.org/2019/01/unofficial-history-victorinox-swiss-army-watches-origin-historical-timeline.html

That guide is absolutely brilliant! I can't understand how I missed this before, albeit on watchuseek or wherever. I spent so many hours trying to find out about the brand and the link to Victorianox and Wenger.

I became smitten with a Swiss Army watch (not victorianox) somewhere or other in Asia, where they were then common on all the stands selling fake watches. I can't even recall what Country I was in when I first saw them.

But I do remember when getting back to the UK, to seek them out and it wasn't difficult. I'd sold a flat in 1996 and as part of the profit from the sale, I went straight off to Mappin & Webb, who not only back then, had a branch in Kingston, but were also a dealer for Swiss Army Brand. At a cost of 305 pounds, I walked out with this (it was quite battered by the time of these pics):

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Note the flexible lugs, such a good idea.

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I gave the watch away in 2017, either as a freebie or a fund raiser for the forum. It went to this esteemed forum member:

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And this is my current Victorianox, an Inox bought in November 2014, so one of the first batch, which in addition to the usual rubber strap, came with this very nice NATO, especially designed for the watch and also a mini Swiss Army knife, which has never been used and the nato was only for a few days.  

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6 hours ago, Caller. said:

That guide is absolutely brilliant! I can't understand how I missed this before, albeit on watchuseek or wherever. I spent so many hours trying to find out about the brand and the link to Victorianox and Wenger.

I became smitten with a Swiss Army watch (not victorianox) somewhere or other in Asia, where they were then common on all the stands selling fake watches. I can't even recall what Country I was in when I first saw them.

But I do remember when getting back to the UK, to seek them out and it wasn't difficult. I'd sold a flat in 1996 and as part of the profit from the sale, I went straight off to Mappin & Webb, who not only back then, had a branch in Kingston, but were also a dealer for Swiss Army Brand. At a cost of 305 pounds, I walked out with this (it was quite battered by the time of these pics):

IMG-5403.jpg

Note the flexible lugs, such a good idea.

 IMG-8624.jpg

IMG-5340.jpg

IMG-8632.jpg

I gave the watch away in 2017, either as a freebie or a fund raiser for the forum. It went to this esteemed forum member:

 IMG-0006-100.jpg

And this is my current Victorianox, an Inox bought in November 2014, so one of the first batch, which in addition to the usual rubber strap, came with this very nice NATO, especially designed for the watch and also a mini Swiss Army knife, which has never been used and the nato was only for a few days.  

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Good old Kingston.. old stamping ground for night clubs and of course shops .. love the nato by the way :yes:

Just seen these straps ... wood ?? Look fab !! 
 

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On 24/02/2021 at 18:00, Caller. said:

That guide is absolutely brilliant! I can't understand how I missed this before, albeit on watchuseek or wherever. I spent so many hours trying to find out about the brand and the link to Victorianox and Wenger.

I became smitten with a Swiss Army watch (not victorianox) somewhere or other in Asia, where they were then common on all the stands selling fake watches. I can't even recall what Country I was in when I first saw them.

But I do remember when getting back to the UK, to seek them out and it wasn't difficult. I'd sold a flat in 1996 and as part of the profit from the sale, I went straight off to Mappin & Webb, who not only back then, had a branch in Kingston, but were also a dealer for Swiss Army Brand. At a cost of 305 pounds, I walked out with this (it was quite battered by the time of these pics):

IMG-5403.jpg

Note the flexible lugs, such a good idea.

 IMG-8624.jpg

IMG-5340.jpg

IMG-8632.jpg

I gave the watch away in 2017, either as a freebie or a fund raiser for the forum. It went to this esteemed forum member:

 IMG-0006-100.jpg

And this is my current Victorianox, an Inox bought in November 2014, so one of the first batch, which in addition to the usual rubber strap, came with this very nice NATO, especially designed for the watch and also a mini Swiss Army knife, which has never been used and the nato was only for a few days.  

IMG-1811.jpg

 

Phil, I’ve got your flexible lugged Swiss army watch.
Keeps good time and is very comfortable. I won it as a raffle prize from you. I’ve added a couple of marks to the glass which I should try polishing out really:thumbs_up:

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32 minutes ago, Sulie said:


six pounds cheaper from last month :yes:

good deal .. must have shed loads of green ones to shift ..

They've one less to shift now, I've ordered one for my husband.  So it's your fault.  I hold you wholly responsible.  :laugh:

He doesn't know yet - not sure how long I can/should keep it a secret.

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25 minutes ago, Littlelegs said:

Phil, I’ve got your flexible lugged Swiss army watch.
Keeps good time and is very comfortable. I won it as a raffle prize from you. I’ve added a couple of marks to the glass which I should try polishing out really:thumbs_up:

Ah, sorry for my mistake. Glad it's still alive and kicking and working well  - and now you know the history of the now defunct brand as well!

Relaxer obviously won the watch case that I raffled at the same time. Sorry for the confusion.

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1 hour ago, BooJewels said:

They've one less to shift now, I've ordered one for my husband.  So it's your fault.  I hold you wholly responsible.  :laugh:

He doesn't know yet - not sure how long I can/should keep it a secret.

Lmao .. we have enough for a Swiss Army of our own ...:biggrin:

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2 hours ago, Sulie said:

Lmao .. we have enough for a Swiss Army of our own ...:biggrin:

Indeed.  And I could arm us, as my father was an avid collector of Swiss Army knives - both Victorinox and Wenger - so I have access to quite a few.  Plus my own collection of Victorinox kitchen knives.  It does rather limit the kind of fighting we can take on though.  But we'll be good if we have to saw down any small trees, trim our nails, mend a bicycle puncture or peel a potato.  

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