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Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre 848

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Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« on: March 25, 2018, 03:40:35 PM »
Launched at Basel 2018 is the affordable tool watch that myself and other have been waiting for. An automatic I.N.O.X.



Brief paragraph on it in this article HERE

PS my personal favourite of the show this year is the 1948 Seamaster



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Re: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 03:49:30 PM »
"Victorinox has owned the affordable indestructible watch sector since it launched the Inox in 2015"  according to GQ, obviously written by someone born in 2015 who has never heard of G-shock.

If they manage to sell it for around $500 (about double what the current cheaper INOX goes for on Jamashop)  it will be a hit, though it will be a lot less tough with the ETA automatic movement

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Re: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 01:34:46 AM »
Would be nice to see a titanium version of the automatic. I wonder how the 2824 would hold up (or has already) to the 130 tests with the 3 story drop. Would be nice to see a certified Vic also, but doubt we'll see that in the I.N.O.X. line.
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Re: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 10:33:06 PM »
I am totally looking forward to seeing this one in person.  I have an AirBoss Mechanical and I love it. 

On a related note, does anyone know if Victorinox builds their own watches, or are they contract-built by another Swiss company?

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Re: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 05:13:51 AM »
I am totally looking forward to seeing this one in person.  I have an AirBoss Mechanical and I love it. 

On a related note, does anyone know if Victorinox builds their own watches, or are they contract-built by another Swiss company?

Myron

As I understand it, Vic has a watch factory in Porrentruy, Jura, and do in fact manufacture their own watches.  :tu:

They outsource the movements from other Swiss companies, and some of the bands from elsewhere.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 05:15:01 AM by twiliter »
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 02:24:45 AM »
I am totally looking forward to seeing this one in person.  I have an AirBoss Mechanical and I love it. 

On a related note, does anyone know if Victorinox builds their own watches, or are they contract-built by another Swiss company?

Myron

As I understand it, Vic has a watch factory in Porrentruy, Jura, and do in fact manufacture their own watches.  :tu:

They outsource the movements from other Swiss companies, and some of the bands from elsewhere.

If they made their own movements in-house, they'd be come a "manufacture" and the prices on the mechanical watches would be what most would consider stratospheric. The 25j ETA 2824-2 automatic movement is made in Switzerland by ETA, part of the Swatch Group that also owns Hamilton, Tissot, Rado, Longines, and Omega, to name a few of the dozen and a half brands spanning the entire spectrum of prices. It's a highly respected mid-tier workhorse. The 2824-2, 2836-2 and 2834-2 are variants of the same basic movement with different day/date complications. Date only would be a 2824-2. I'd have to look at the quartz by each model to determine who's making the movements.

If the watch says "Swiss Made" on it, under Swiss law the movement inside is going to be a real "Swiss Made" one.

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« Last Edit: April 20, 2018, 02:26:23 AM by jalind »

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Re: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 06:09:08 PM »
Now available from Vic, anyone getting one?

https://www.swissarmy.com/us/en/Products/Watches/I-N-O-X-Mechanical/collection/tp-collection/timepieces_collection_WAT-C2627

I need to see it in person.  I have a feeling I'll find it too big and bulky, but they are definitely nice looking in pictures. 
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2018, 09:24:28 AM »
If I had the mechanical and had to rely on the 130 tests I might be feeling I should've worn my G-Shock though.

Nice to see the movement being offered but not wowed by this yet. But Ti might change that ....

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Re: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2018, 01:01:21 AM »
I hope they offer a titanium version one of these years...  :popcorn:
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2018, 12:06:17 PM »
I hope they offer a titanium version one of these years...  :popcorn:

That would be very nice. But also expensive, I think the stainless steel ones are already $800 or so?
I like the brown strap. Made from some type of wood I believe.
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2019, 10:18:58 PM »
I hope they offer a titanium version one of these years...  :popcorn:

That would be very nice. But also expensive, I think the stainless steel ones are already $800 or so?
I like the brown strap. Made from some type of wood I believe.

Yes I read about that, pretty nice. I would probably have to put a paracord strap on it, I've grown used to mine. Which adds another $100+ to the price.  :dunno:

I hope they make one, but I'm not holding my breath.  ;)
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2019, 10:50:48 PM »
I hope they offer a titanium version one of these years...  :popcorn:

That would be very nice. But also expensive, I think the stainless steel ones are already $800 or so?
I like the brown strap. Made from some type of wood I believe.

Yes, I read about that, pretty nice. I would probably have to put a paracord strap on it, I've grown used to mine. Which adds another $100+ to the price.  :dunno:

I hope they make one, but I'm not holding my breath.  ;)

Email them and ask them. That's what happened with the mechanical movement :tu:

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Re: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2019, 09:19:54 PM »
Where's the matching Alox knife of the exact same color?

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Re: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2019, 03:35:11 PM »
I hope they offer a titanium version one of these years...  :popcorn:

That would be very nice. But also expensive, I think the stainless steel ones are already $800 or so?
I like the brown strap. Made from some type of wood I believe.

Yes, I read about that, pretty nice. I would probably have to put a paracord strap on it, I've grown used to mine. Which adds another $100+ to the price.  :dunno:

I hope they make one, but I'm not holding my breath.  ;)

Email them and ask them. That's what happened with the mechanical movement :tu:

A mod would probably be faster, get a mechanical one and put the guts in my titanium case.  :tu:

Way too expensive.  :ahhh

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Re: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2019, 05:10:21 PM »
"Victorinox has owned the affordable indestructible watch sector since it launched the Inox in 2015"  according to GQ, obviously written by someone born in 2015 who has never heard of G-shock.

If they manage to sell it for around $500 (about double what the current cheaper INOX goes for on Jamashop)  it will be a hit, though it will be a lot less tough with the ETA automatic movement
Late to the party :D

From the perspective of GQ G-shock don't exist as they look like kids-watches and lack class (sorry to be blunt but it is kinda true).
However, I find it kinda sad that chunky == indestructible. Titanium body (around for almost 50 years) and sapphire glass (90+ years) are not exactly new in the watch industry.

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Re: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2019, 08:14:32 PM »
"Victorinox has owned the affordable indestructible watch sector since it launched the Inox in 2015"  according to GQ, obviously written by someone born in 2015 who has never heard of G-shock.

If they manage to sell it for around $500 (about double what the current cheaper INOX goes for on Jamashop)  it will be a hit, though it will be a lot less tough with the ETA automatic movement
Late to the party :D

From the perspective of GQ G-shock don't exist as they look like kids-watches and lack class (sorry to be blunt but it is kinda true).
However, I find it kinda sad that chunky == indestructible. Titanium body (around for almost 50 years) and sapphire glass (90+ years) are not exactly new in the watch industry.

Then there's the INOX Carbon, which looks more like a G Shock, and is actually slightly heavier than the titanium model.  :dunno:
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Re: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical 2824 calibre
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2019, 08:47:19 PM »
"Victorinox has owned the affordable indestructible watch sector since it launched the Inox in 2015"  according to GQ, obviously written by someone born in 2015 who has never heard of G-shock.

If they manage to sell it for around $500 (about double what the current cheaper INOX goes for on Jamashop)  it will be a hit, though it will be a lot less tough with the ETA automatic movement
Late to the party :D

From the perspective of GQ G-shock don't exist as they look like kids-watches and lack class (sorry to be blunt but it is kinda true).
However, I find it kinda sad that chunky == indestructible. Titanium body (around for almost 50 years) and sapphire glass (90+ years) are not exactly new in the watch industry.

Then there's the INOX Carbon, which looks more like a G Shock, and is actually slightly heavier than the titanium model.  :dunno:
Who knows what goes on in the minds of "Fashionistas" :dunno:

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