Chuck Maddox’s Watch Blog

This page is a journal of my journey in the field of Horology, which is timekeeping. In other words, watch collecting. Which in my case is the collecting of chronograph watches. To contact me, email me at: cmaddox3@sbcglobal.net .

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Thursday, December 23, 2004

Interesting new (to me anyway) Swiss Army 7750's...

I just spied some interesting new models on the Swiss Army website:

24159
24162

NEW chronopro (Models 24159 & 24162 Above) mechanical: self-winding

  • price in USD: $1,195.00
  • price in Canadian: $1,395.00
  • Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Anti-reflection sapphire crystal
  • Water resistant to 10 ATM - 100 M - 330 Ft
  • Steel case
  • Luminous hands and hour markers
  • Screw-in caseback
  • See through caseback
  • Screw down crown
  • Screw down pushers
  • Date
  • Chronograph
  • Tackymeter timer
  • Steel bracelet
  • Double locking safety clasp
  • Push button deployment clasp

Push button deployment clasp

24160

For 24160 Model above:

NEW chronopro mechanical: self-winding

  • price in USD: $1,095.00
  • price in Canadian: $1,295.00
  • size:large
  • Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Anti-reflection sapphire crystal
  • Water resistant to 10 ATM - 100 M - 330 Ft
  • Steel case
  • Luminous hands and hour markers
  • Screw-in caseback
  • See through caseback
  • Screw down crown
  • Screw down pushers
  • Date
  • Chronograph
  • Tackymeter timer
  • Push-button deployant buckle
  • Leather strap

I highlighted some of the features on each description I thought notable... Very VERY few firms have screwdown pushers on their chronographs: Rolex, Tudor and Fortis are three I can name off the top of my head. Swiss Army has these on a very affordable watch. Some people find these annoying, I find them potentially useful, and it gives you something additional to fiddle with on your chronograph... Double locking safety clasp and push button deployment clasp on the bracelet model's are pretty significant for a "lower-end" chronograph as is a push-button deployant buckle on the Strap model. Note that there is a bit of a gap in the model numbers, so there might be some additional models not pictured on the Swiss Army website, perhaps a black dial bracelet model...

It's nice to see some firms selling quality mechanical/automatic chronographs at or around the $1,000 US pricing point. I'd be proud to wear any of these on my wrist, especially the white dial model. The black dial bracelet model might cause some indigestion over at TAG-Heuer where there new Carrera sports a similar look...

Don't you think?

-- Chuck

2 Comments:

Blogger Speedmaster said...

Nice finds Chuck. And good points about screw-down pushers. I noticed the same thing.

An interesting side-note: I think that perhaps one or more Breitling models might have pushers that are activated magnetically, so there is no actual opening in the case, negating the need for a screw down pusher.

Thursday, December 23, 2004 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous greg said...

Hi Chuck and thanks for this review.
You're right noticing same points. If you want to learn more about Victorinox Swiss Army watches (spectifications and pictures), you could go to http://victorinoxswissarmy.zeblog.com/

Thursday, December 06, 2007 10:37:00 AM  

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