Victorinox Swiss Army Infantry Vintage Chrono Mechanical Watch
Part of Victorinox Swiss Army's new mechanical watch collection for 2010 is this attractive Infantry Vintage Chrono Mechanical piece that comes in three varieties. Consider is a good mainstream automatic watch for people who are potentially first time buyers of watches that don't have batteries in them. With prices of about $1,700 - $1,900, the Infantry Vintage Chrono Mechanical watch falls into that sweet spot of about $2,000 which is a high performance area for entry level luxury watches in today's market.
The watches come in 44mm wide steel case which is water resistant to 100 meters. Two models in a polished and brushed case, with the third model in all PVD black. The visually stunning dials are well designed, but still functional. The level of detail and texturing is fitting due the Swiss Army brand. Each models has a slightly different dial, in addition to the different colors. The "Silver" and "Olive" versions arrive of black or brown leather straps, or rubber straps. The crystal is sapphire and AR coated, while the exhibition caseback is a mineral crystal. Inside the watch is the work horse Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 movement. The date indicator has been nicely integrated into the lower chronograph hours subdial. Like I said, these new Swiss Army Infantry Vintage Chrono Mechanical watches are a great stepping stone from slightly less expensive quartz watches into the fantastic world of mechanical timepieces.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.