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Limited edition is not typically associated with Victorinox (Swiss Army), but this could be the best beater watch you ever owned. $1395.00 and only 900 pieces!! Can’t beat this beater. Here is the run down.

* Swiss-made self-winding mechanical movement (Mecaline 2896 11 1/2″), 42-hour power reserve

* 43mm case with see-through scres-in sapphire crystal exhibition caseback

* Water resistant to 500 meter (50 ATM)

* Scratch-resistant, anti-reflection sapphire crystal

* Luminous hands and hour markers

* Screw-down crown

* Big date calendar

* Military time

* Helium valve

* Unidrectional rotating bezel with electrolumniscent material

* Anthracite dial

* Titanium case and bracelet with off-black PVD treatment, double-locking deployant clasp with diver extension

* Special Collector’s Box Packaging

* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

* 900 timepieces issued worldwide

* This fine Limited Edition timepiece is covered by a 5 year warranty

* Available December 2007

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I'd be interested in seeing exactly what is meant by 'off black' and the anthracite dial. I own a black PVD watch and it's been wearing fine, no scratches, etc. I like the looks and specs of this watch but would like to see the colors in the flesh. It's a bold design and a nice 'step up' from the normal Swiss Army line

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I just placed an order for this watch and it's retailing for USD2K in this part of the world. I was bought over by the looks and high standard of materials used, the only hesitation is the brand.

Intend to enjoy it for a couple of years before selling it, but worried that a Victorinox may not be able to fetch a high price even though it's a limited edition

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Congratulations! I wouldn't put too many expectations on it holding its value. It may do just fine, or not... I thought it was supposed to sell for about $1400 USD? Be sure and post lots of pics and your impressions when it shows up. Great looking watch...

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I like the look of it too! It looks very sporty and rugged. It looks like a watch that you can really beat up and it will still look like that. Great job to the people of Swiss Army for that model! They should continue producing it and not make it a limited edition model.

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Robert,

While in NYC I went to the Swiss Army store in SOHO. I asked if they had the watch and the salesman pulled one out from behind the counter. It was sold but he let me try it on!!!! Very nice....Large and light!!!! Felt great on the wrist. They took my name and number and told me if they got another in they would call.

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Here's a quick update on this piece.

I saw two of them in Geneva two weeks ago. Case numbers were 250 and 263 respectively. It's a very light watch, but visibility seems to be an issue for me. I tried it on and the dial... didn't smile... The bezel movement also felt a little light on and not as 'firm' to the touch as I would have liked.

I passed on it.

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