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I own several Swiss Army watches and I love them. Always reliable and very attractive. What do you think about purchasing a high-end Victorinox instead of a similarly priced TAG Heuer or Longines automatic? I like the Airboss Mach 9 Black Edition very much. It's a chronograph that uses an ETA VALJOUX 7750. It retails for $ 2,350.00. I certainly wouldn't spend that much for it, but at a significant discount I would. Any thoughts about the build quality, durability and value of such a watch compared with models from Longines and TAG Heuer?


PS -- TAG Heuer uses the same movement in some of their models.




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I'd rather own the Airboss Mach 9 black SE than many equivalent watches but be aware that you need to find it at a steep discount -- the low $1000's range-- for the price to be reasonable and while watches in general won't retain huge amounts of value, it may retain less than some brands.

But this is from a guy who owns the non-chronograph, non special edition Airboss and wears it all the time. It's a fantastic watch but I wouldn't pay full retail on it.

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They are nicely made but difficult to resell, hence I recommend to only buy at a steep discount.
At list price I would also investigate the likes if Sinn and Damasko.
 

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VSA makes great watches. MRSP is steep for many models (yours included), but I think they're very good buys in the $500-1000 range. I've owned a couple and believe they're more robust than comparable models from Hamilton and Tissot.
 

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I don’t like that particular model but my advise would be never to buy one new. The resale is terrible so your best to pick up a pre owned model if that’s the watch you want. Personally I would prefer to put that money to a Sinn or Hammy
 

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MrDagoon007 was spot on, check some German watches for comparison, they also have great bang for the buck. VSA does as well, but no resale value. I really like VSA, but know to get a discount and never want to sell it or I will take a bath.
 

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I used to own a Maverick II and I really enjoyed it. Long since sold.

Though if they did an Auto Maverick with GMT...I'd probably buy that sucker

Vicky's are nice watches IMHO
 

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I think Victorinox offers compelling values at their sales prices, which can be as much as over 70% off their MSRP. For example, I have the Infantry Vintage Small Seconds 241376, which had a retail price of $975, which I purchased for about $250.

 

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If I really liked the design of the Victorinox I'd have no issue with spending that kind of money over other brands. They make nice stuff but like the others have said, the re sale isn't that great so I would have to be absolutely sure I would be keeping it before buying.
 

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I think Victorinox offers compelling values at their sales prices, which can be as much as over 70% off their MSRP. For example, I have the Infantry Vintage Small Seconds 241376, which had a retail price of $975, which I purchased for about $250.

I've got a chrono version similar to yours, mleok, and love it.

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