So without realizing I was doing it, I suddenly find myself with a small collection (3) of Victorinox Inox Dive watches! It began with the blue early in 2018, then I got the titanium grey last October, and now just today, the yellow SS arrived. I got the blue one off of Ebay for a good price. The other two I got on sale from ADs, so got the full 3-yr manufacturer's warranty on each.
According to Victorinox, the INOX watches have passed a battery of 130 strength tests. Some of the more interesting tests that a Victorinox INOX watch is capable of passing include:
- exposure to a sulfuric and nitric acid solution
- a fall of 10m onto a concrete surface (10m drop sounds familiar, eh??)
- exposure to a flame for more than one minute
- being driven over by a tank weighing up to 64 tons
- two hours in a washing machine at 90 deg Celcius with full spin cycle
These watches are nice looking, well made, feel very solid, and are very comfortable on the wrist. Plus, although you can't really see this in my pics, they have two-color lume. Greenish lume on the hour hand and hour markers, and blue lume on the minute hand and lump pip. Kind of a neat look in-person. They do have uni-directional rotating bezels.
I gotta say, I really like the yellow dial on this new one that just arrived! It's a keeper. A little worried how long the strap will look pristine. May get a spare. The rubber straps are fairly thick - they seem like quality straps.
The case is about 46mm from 10-4, 49.5mm from 9-3 at the widest point (including crown), and about 14mm thick.
Here are a few photos. No sun today, but I'll add a few more of this yellow dial when we have a sunny day.
The case back of my titanium grey INOX: