Not as good as it should be, lots of quirks, better options out there
Geeky Tom, amazon.com
31 December 2011
Summary: I am a long time (nearly 20 years) Swiss watch fanatic. I own/owned Breitling, Omega, IWC, Doxa, Rolex, TAG Heuer, etc. This is my third Victorinox watch, the other two being a Victorinox Swiss Army Airforce Chronograph (no longer sold) and a Victorinox Divers Automatic 500m (still being sold). I found the quality of this watch to be lower than my other two, prior Victorinox watches. THE BRACELET is ... bad.
Summary: I undertook alot of research about this watch before deciding to purchase it. I read about the pros and cons from all the sources I could find. I loved the look of the watch with it's bold face design and the large numerals set against the dark gray-black bezel; for me it made a statement even before I owned it, and I can say that I undertook research to become aware of reasons not to own it.
Summary: I had absolutely no idea that this watch exist until I saw Source Code. Immediately after that I fell in love with it. I have always being in love with Victorinox watches, especially their automatic watches. They always use ETA movement. I think that with Victorinox you are getting the same quality than an Omega or Breitling (In fact Omega and Breitling use ETA movement).
Finish and quality is impecable with Great functions
30 October 2011
Summary: I have owned this watch for almost two years and think it does not deserve some of the bad comments from other reviewers. First of all, the build quality for this price level is excellent. The lines and lugs are beautifully finished and the gun metal finish still looks like new. It has a saphire crystal, which is not found on a lot of quartz watches.
Summary: Saw this watch in the movie, "Source Code", and liked the design very much. I think the price jumped up due to its exposure. I noticed the same watch with the white face is cheaper. I also researched any issues with this time piece and found many posts saying that the analog piece was moving ahead of the digital. Seems if you tap the watch hard enough, the analog piece will move forward. For a watch in this price bracket, this should not happen!
Summary: This is a beautiful watch. I didn't buy mine from Amazon, but from the airport in Singapore, but Amazon's price is a lot less. I really like the watch, but it could use some improvements: 1. The digital displays are too small and way too dim to be of much use. I keep mine on Day/Date and sometime, I have a really hard time reading them. The watch is big enough for the designers to make the displays bigger and also mike them brighter. 2. 2.
Great watch, but needs some basic improvement and a stainless option
Charlie "book browser", amazon.com
27 February 2011
Summary: I've been eyeing this watch for some time and, as most folks do, comparing it to the Breitling Aerospace. For the price tag, this watch does a very admirable job. Save for a lack of a couple features and cosmetic options, if one is looking for a watch of this type, they will most likely be pleased. My issues with it are predominantly cosmetic. As with most all of Swiss Army's (SA) watches, it should be offered in stainless.
Summary: All, This watch captures the spirit of the Aerospace watch better than the new Aerospace watches do. I know because I have the new Superquartz Aerospace with backlight on my wrist as I write this. The accuracy of the blessed Aerospace is incredible and it sure is purdy, but my "Poor man's aerospace" is only fast by two seconds a month when worn regularly, and for any purpose short of time travel that's probably close enough I figure.