Our Recommended Swiss Military Watches
watches are built with durability, precision, effectiveness, and
sturdyness in mind. A military watch is a timepiece used traditionally
by the army, air force, and naval forces of various countries. Of all
military watches available, the swiss made watch is one of the better
are many types of military watches you can buy. You can purchase
military watches from various different eras, including Pre World War
I, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, or Post Vietnam. In addition to this,
there are also watches available in connection with different branches
of the military service, including the navy, the air force, the army,
the marines, the special services, and the foreign service.
looking for Swiss military watches, there are a few things to consider.
A popular feature is a watch that has 3 symbols on the 24 hour dial.
These represent the strength of the military over sea, land, and air,
and make the watch highly desirable. These sort of timepieces are
quality watches whose hands go around the dial only once a day.
You should also look for a watch that has a durable design, as military watches are made to be worn. Chronograph functions are always useful, as are built in timers, in addition to a watch with a long lasting backlight.
If we were to recommend a Swiss military watch, then by far my vote would go to the Swiss Watch Company, who design a great range of these timepieces. One of their premier watches, the US MARINES SE GOLD,
comes complete with a bidirectional bezel, a Swiss made 5 jewel
movement, and an accuracy of +/- 3 seconds per annum. And all this for
a mere $250!
Another model that comes highly recommended in the Swiss Watch Company range is the US MARINES SEDC BLACK,
which is one of their flagship watches. This watch has an hour, minute,
and second hand, each with super luminova. It also combines the best of
traditional chronograph features with modern digital displays. In
addition to this, it has an ETA Swiss movement, an alarm function, and
an end of life indicator. This model can be purchased for around $450.
You can buy both chronograph
and analogue quartz Swiss military watches, and the models available
are quite diverse. One of our favourite military watches is made by the
Swiss company Wenger, which is famed for it’s sporty but
handsome designs. The watch we like is part of the Air Force range, and
is known as watch 70795. It costs around $300 and comes complete with a
quartz chronograph function, Arabic figures, and six hands – hour /
minute / small second/ chronofunctions.
Yet another solid choice (and cheaper option) from Wenger is in the Field Military range, and is called the Field Military Camouflage watch.
This is not a flashy watch, but a more realistic and usable timepiece.
It has a quartz movement, gunmetal PVD coating, and an army pattern
dial. You can buy this watch for around $125, making it ideal for the
collector or watch enthusiast who is working on a budget.
are many companies specialising in military watches, but you need to be
selective when choosing a Swiss military watch. A good watch will hold
its value fairly well such as the Panerai watches, whereas a poorer quality one could depreciate in value rapidly.
Whichever model of swiss military watches you decide to buy, you should
take the time to speak to an experienced collector. Get advice on who
the best dealers are to speak to and whether it would be worth your
while buying your timepiece privately. As always, seek a second opinion
before you decide on purchasing the timepiece of your choice.
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