November 6, 2011

Victorinox Swiss Army Original Review

Victorinox Swiss Army Original Watch Review

  Victorinox Swiss Army has released a new look for the Original in the Fall of 2011. This is a pumped up version of the original Original of the same name. Confused yet? Victorinox increased the case size to 40mm from 37mm. W&R would have liked to seen this at 42mm or better. With the lower profile bezel, the watch wears smaller to begin with. This version is navy gray, visually appealing with the case, bezel, brushed dial, and NATO strap all done in the navy gray scheme. The dial is pleasantly simple, with the markers having a sandwich dial look, though, it is not a true sandwich dial. A date wheel in navy gray with white writing would finished this watch of nicely, but at a sub $300 price point that would have likely been a stretch. The Original is water resistant to 100m and has a screw in crown.
  This latest version of the Original is offered in four variants, navy gray, black, khaki green, and beige. The khaki green version is very sharp as well, would be a nice watch to mix it up a bit. There is definitely value with the Original and a watch you can have some fun with. 

Pros - Larger size, updated look, good value

Consideration - Only offered on a NATO strap, lume

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 40mm
Bezel: Unidirectional
Crystal: Mineral
Dial: Navy Gray
Strap: NATO
Lug Width: 20mm
Movement: Quartz
Water Resistant: 100m


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