Category Archives: Military Watches

U-Boat Time Favorites…

The Tuscany region of central Italy is renowned for many things, including its lush landscapes, fine cuisine and wine. The region is  the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and it is where artists Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de Medici and Niccolo Machiavelli were born. Michelangelo’s infamous statue of David and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are both in the Tuscany region.

The region is also the birthplace and headquarters of U-Boat watches, which was founded in the year 2000 by Italo Fontana, who came across watch designs by his grandfather Ilvo Fontana, who was commissioned by the Italian Navy in 1942 to create high-performance, precision crafted time instruments of high quality standards to be worn by Italian military seamen.

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U-Boat Classico Automatic

Ilvo Fontana’s designs did not come into fruition at the time and the younger Fontana spent seven years developing U-Boat Watches, incorporating the precise technical specifications of his grandfather’s original designs with premium grade stainless steel, bronze and gold along with advanced, state-of-the-art materials, including carbon fiber, ceramic, tungsten and titanium.

Today, each and every U-Boat watch is produced at the same Tuscany facility where the brand was founded sixteen years ago and each boasts the distinction of being Made In Italy as well. You’ll find an impressive collection of U-Boat watches at The Watchery, including highly sought-after styles from the Classico and Flightdeck collections.

The U-Boat Classico Automatic men’s watch offers a modern interpretation of time in lustrous high-tech ceramic. The bold, oversized case in crafted to perfection in black high-tech ceramic with a lustrous high-gloss finish. The handsome black leather strap with stitched detail adds to the striking design.

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U-Boat Limited Edition Classico Chronograph

The left-facing crown has a protective cover for added distinction. The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the black dial with a date window at the 3 o’clock hour, luminous gray hands, baton and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include an open-heart semi-exhibition skeleton case back, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The U-Boat Classico Automatic men’s watch is 48mm in diameter and 17mm thick.

The U-Boat Limited-Edition Classico Automatic Chronograph makes a bold statement on the wrist. The robust titanium case in a satiny brushed finish is lightweight and exceptionally comfortable. The supple black rubber strap adds to the modern, contemporary design and has a deployment clasp for added convenience and security.

The signature left-facing crown has a protective clasp cover. The high-tech ceramic gray bezel surrounds the innovative carbon fiber dial with Italo Fontana’s ]name above the automatic date calendar at the 9 o’clock hour, three sub-dials, black baton hands and hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

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U-Boat Flightdeck Automatic Chronograph

Additional features include a semi-exhibition skeleton case back window, a 44-hour power reserve, along with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The U-Boat Limited-Edition Classico Automatic men’s chronograph is 53mm in diameter and 18mm thick.

Virile and unmistakably masculine, the U-Boat Flightdeck Automatic Chronograph for men is sleek and appealing. The robust 50mm diameter, 17mm thick case in black ion-plated stainless steel has a satiny brushed finish. The outstanding black rubber strap with genuine black python inlays adds to the bold innovative design.

The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the attractive carbon fiber dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and highly legible luminous Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

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U-Boat Classico Automatic Chronograph

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the automatic movement inside. Additional features include a 44-hour power reserve, along with a protective crown cover on the left-facing crown, water-resistance to 100 meters and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial.

Bold and dynamic, the U-Boat Classico Automatic Chronograph is another outstanding choice for men. This high-performance men’s wristwatch offers a stout black ion-plated stainless steel case in a satiny brushed finish with polished stainless steel trim. The supple black leather strap adds to the sleek, flowing lines.

An exhibition skeleton case back reveals the 25-jewel automatic movement inside. The signature left facing crown on the case has a protective cover. The dual layer black, carbon fiber dial features three sub-dials, gray baton hands, baton and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, 60-second, 60-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The U-Boat Classico Automatic men’s chronograph is 45mm in diameter and 17mm thick.

Complimentary delivery and returns are included on all domestic purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Image of Florence in Tuscany, Italy courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Victorinox Swiss Army Time…

Victorinox Swiss Army is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after luxury brands in the world today, popular for its travel goods, apparel, wristwatches and cutlery. The brand was founded in 1884 by Karl Eisener, who opened a cutler’s workshop in Ibach-Schwyz, Switzerland offering premium pocket knives and other cutlery.

In 1891, the Swiss military commissioned Eisener to produce pocket knives for soldiers in their armed forces. As a result, the “Swiss Officer’s Knife” and “Sport Knife” were registered to Eisener’s Association of Swiss Master Cutlers in 1897.

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Victorinox Swiss Army Officer’s Watch

After the death of his mother in 1909, Eisener named the company Victoria in her honor and developed the brand’s cross and shield emblem in red and white.

With the development of stainless steel in the cutlery industry in 1921, Eisener incorporated the international term for stainless steel: inox into the brand name, creating the Victorinox brand.

Victorinox pocket knives and cutlery flourished throughout Europe in the years that followed and the company became a global force after World War II.

In 1989, Victorinox Swiss Army expanded its product line with wristwatches featuring the same high-quality, surgical grade stainless steel used in their popular knives, along with premium Swiss-made ETA movements inside and 12/24 hour military time on the dials.

You’ll find many of these military inspired watch styles at the Victorinox Swiss Army Top-Sellers Event taking place at TheWatchey.com this week. Popular men’s and women’s watch models are featured in the promotion, including  styles from the Alliance, Officer’s and Infantry collections.

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Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Chronograph

The Victorinox Swiss Army Officer’s watch in two-tone stainless steel is a top-ranking choice for today’s man. This outstanding Swiss-made timepiece features the rounded, contoured stainless steel case in a satiny brushed finish and the brushed stainless steel link bracelet with polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel accents.

The perfectly round, polished yellow gold-tone bezel encircles the metallic blue dial with luminous skeleton hands and 12/24 Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window at the 6 o’clock hour and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. Officer’s watch is 40mm in diameter, 9mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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Victorinox Swiss Amry Infantry Vintage Watch

The Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance chronograph is a sleek and stylish choice for women.  This casual contemporary women’s watch features the perfectly round case in highly polished stainless steel, presented on a crocodile-textured beige leather strap. The integrated bezel surrounds the brown dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands, Arabic numeral and baton hour markers.

Features include an automatic date window, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers. Alliance women’s chronograph is 34mm in diameter, 11mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters.

The Victorinox Swiss Army Infantry Vintage watch is another excellent choice for men. This masculine and  appealing timepiece features the contoured stainless steel case with a smooth, brushed finish, presented on the attractive triple link bracelet in brushed stainless steel with a fold-over clasp for added security.

The round stationary  bezel surrounds the bright white dial with luminous skeleton hands and black 12/24 Arabic numeral hour markers.  A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 feet. Infantry Vintage watch is 38mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

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Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Sport Watch

The Victorinox  Swiss Army Alliance Sport watch is sleek, sporty and ideal for today’s active woman. This casually elegant women’s watch features the satin finished brushed steel case presented on a triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel with a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience.

The unidirectional rotating bezel with a screened black top ring surrounds the black dial luminous hands and 12/24 hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters. Alliance Sport women’s watch is 33mm in diameter and 9mm thick.

Each Victorinox Swiss army watch featured on this page has premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.