An update: I got the blue dial because that's the one folks said I should get

Hey guys,

I have no clue how WC works.  There was an old thread where I had no idea which color dial Victorinox INOX to get, and folks were like, "Get the blue, you idiot!" and "No, get the black, you moron!"  

https://www.watchcrunch.com/Omeganut/posts/i-m-doing-it-but-blue-or-black-dial-5800

And, I went to post with the watches that I ordered and they finally arrived, but WC is a weird forum - like, if threads get new comments, they just sort of disappear into the ether, yeah?  Like, other forums I know of, if there's some comment, the thread gets bumped to the front of the queue again?  But, I guess that's not how WC works?  I don't know.  I'm totally inept when it comes to technology!

Anyway, I totted up all the "Get the blue, you idiot" versus "Get the black, you moron" comments, and I ordered the one that got the most.  There were 9 for blue and 4 for black.  So, I got the blue dial.  And, also, thanks to @roberto, I actually found a newer version of the Marlboro watch!  So, I got that too!

They're awesome!  

I wonder why Victorinox doesn't sell more watches.  Like, they're a brand that nobody seems to talk about or is interested in?  Why is that?

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The blue looks killer man - great choice (or maybe kudos to democracy for making a great choice 🦅 😂).

Not sure why Victorinox isn’t more popular? For my part, I’ve never run across their watches in stores but have read good things. I’d imagine them to be on par with a bulk of the Swatch groups entry offerings - like Hamilton, Certina, Mido, etc.

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I am glad that you got the red too.

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bevelwerks

The blue looks killer man - great choice (or maybe kudos to democracy for making a great choice 🦅 😂).

Not sure why Victorinox isn’t more popular? For my part, I’ve never run across their watches in stores but have read good things. I’d imagine them to be on par with a bulk of the Swatch groups entry offerings - like Hamilton, Certina, Mido, etc.

Thank you, sir!  Yeah, I mean, I would have thought that people would totally buy up the INOX in droves.  Like, didn't they run it over with a tank and shoot it out of cannons at cows or something to prove that it was indestructible?  Who wouldn't want an indestructible watch?  Like, I'm looking on their site and this is Test #117:

Test #117 - Temperature Shocks Resistance
Why not challenge the I.N.O.X. with the test the US Army uses to check their missiles? Cool the watch down to -57 °C then give it a temperature shock by heating it immediately up to +71 °C. Obviously, no problem for an I.N.O.X.

If I'm ever trapped in a missile silo and frozen solid, then incinerated, at the very least, folks can give my INOX to my children...  along with my ashes!  My family won't have to spend that extra money on cremation!

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Aurelian

I am glad that you got the red too.

Oh, totally.  And as I told @Justintime, I now have to get the Marlboro Man statue to go with it.

W.H. Ford ~ Marlboro Man by James Ford Bronze-Limited Edition of 30 ~ 14" x 16"

https://jamesaford.com/works/1447611/wh-ford-marlboro-man

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They are awesome!

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Victorinox has long been one of the best values in Swiss watches. The quality is way above their price point, and they have their own design language that isn’t looking over its shoulder at everyone else’s.

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roberto

They are awesome!

Thank you, sir!  And thank you for goosing me to find the original red color version too!!!

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Bobofet

Victorinox has long been one of the best values in Swiss watches. The quality is way above their price point, and they have their own design language that isn’t looking over its shoulder at everyone else’s.

Yeah, right?  But, it just seems like there are certain brands that get no attention at all.  Like, they're totally not even part of the conversation.  Victorinox is one.  Porsche Design is another.  I'm sure there are plenty of others, but it's like these are very strong brands within their own domains, but the moment they try to play in the world of watches, their brands mean nothing?

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I’ve often wondered why I rarely hear about Victorinox also specially the INOX. It looks great and can take a beating. Is it overly large or something? Back 10 years ago when I first got into watches I really wanted a Red Maverick and a black Christopher Ward Trident. I see wrist shots of the CW from time to time but never the Victorinox 

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Great looking watch IMO.

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thatguy306

I’ve often wondered why I rarely hear about Victorinox also specially the INOX. It looks great and can take a beating. Is it overly large or something? Back 10 years ago when I first got into watches I really wanted a Red Maverick and a black Christopher Ward Trident. I see wrist shots of the CW from time to time but never the Victorinox 

Yeah, it's so weird.  Like, maybe the Swiss watchmaking industry is so all about tradition and heritage that it's impossible to break into the collective consciousness if you're some outside brand?  I have no idea.  I mean, Victorinox / Swiss Army seems to be a really compelling brand.  Porsche is a really compelling brand.  But, they just aren't even in the picture!

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jason_recliner

Great looking watch IMO.

Thank you, sir!  Only problem is that it's so big that it wears me, not the other way around!

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HotWatchChick69

Thank you, sir!  Only problem is that it's so big that it wears me, not the other way around!

Maybe consider swapping it for the quartz.  It's probably thinner, and fits better with the tough/indestructable ethos.

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HotWatchChick69

Oh, totally.  And as I told @Justintime, I now have to get the Marlboro Man statue to go with it.

W.H. Ford ~ Marlboro Man by James Ford Bronze-Limited Edition of 30 ~ 14" x 16"

https://jamesaford.com/works/1447611/wh-ford-marlboro-man

You should also book the Marlboro Man lung transplant.😉  It's a waiting list not unlike Rolex.

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HotWatchChick69

Yeah, right?  But, it just seems like there are certain brands that get no attention at all.  Like, they're totally not even part of the conversation.  Victorinox is one.  Porsche Design is another.  I'm sure there are plenty of others, but it's like these are very strong brands within their own domains, but the moment they try to play in the world of watches, their brands mean nothing?

Strangely enough I did a hunt for Porsche Design watches about 2 weeks ago; it had occurred to me that there were some old interesting watches I'd totally forgotten about.  Upon seeing them I was reminded, 'oh yeah, I don't really like Porsche Design...'

Since then there has been this new Tag tag team up for Porsche, so it will be interesting to see the models that produces.