By TLex Not simply known for being the other company that makes Swiss Army knives (Victorinox, who acquired Wenger in 2005 are the company), Wenger are also known for their no-frills, reasonably priced, good-old-fashioned Swiss sports watches. And when I say Swiss they really are Swiss, they've got the flag to prove it, too!
Wenger's latest diver, the SEAFORCE, which we took an all too brief look at back in February incorporates all of the features that one would expect to find in a high quality Swiss Made dive watch:
A 43mm marine-grade Stainless steel case with 200 meters of water-resistance, a screw-down crown and caseback, a uni-directional rotational divers bezel for measuring elapsed dive-time, a scratch-proof Sapphire crystal for increased visibility, and luminous hands, numerals and markers for increased legibility, when reading the time.
I only showed you one color (blue) last time, but there are three other basic colors; black, ornage and yellow as well as pink for the ladies. The color used for the chapter-ring and bezel markings are echoed in the stitching of the Seaforce's silicone rubber strap. And if you want to elevate the watch somewhat, a stainless steel bracelet with a divers buckle and safety clasp is also available for both ladies and gents models. Prices range from 295- 375USD.
I'm not sure if it would be a compliment or an insult to call the Seaforce poor man's Superocean, but it does have that look about it. Regardless, it's a great entry level Swiss diver, which Wenger seem do well. And I must admit I really quite like it - it's the sort of watch I wish I'd had as a boy.
View the entire Wenger [SEAFORCE] collection.