A Review Of Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Carbon Naimakka Paracord Strap Watch
Reviewing the Victorinox Swiss Army INOX (I.N.O.X.) Carbon watch leaves me feeling torn. I like the product – I really do – but it makes me feel compelled to do things I probably shouldn’t. I’m a guy who likes adventure, but I’m also at the point in my life that I don’t know if I am willing to put up with the risks that a timepiece like this is meant to survive in. With that in mind, let’s take a look at Victorinox Swiss Army’s latest version of their INOX watch with its trendy black carbon case and updated, more aggressive dial.
The Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Carbon is new for 2017 and is the fourth major variation on the original Victorinox Swiss Army INOX in steel that the brand released in 2014 (reviewed here). If you aren’t familiar with the INOX watch family, its purpose is pretty simple – to be a highly durable Swiss quartz sports watch with a look that is refined enough to be handsome and sophisticated. Victorinox Swiss Army developed a harsh battery of over 100 durability tests that the INOX watch would need to withstand. They made a marketing gimmick out of it, but it’s based on the reality that these watches are in fact designed to be durable (shock, pressure, vibration, scratches, etc.), and put up with the elements (heat, cold, water, dust, UV rays, etc.).
The original Victorinox Swiss Army Watch came in steel and followed up with the INOX Professional Diver, the INOX Titanium, and now the INOX Carbon. As I’ve said in the past, because inox means stainless steel in French (inoxydable), that there are INOX watches not in steel is a bit weird to a word-meaning-obsessed person like me. Though I am able to forgive it as I do genuinely think the collection is good enough to merit more than just cosmetic dial changes. Recall that in 2015, we also gave away some special Victorinox Swiss Army INOX watches in red with the aBlogtoWatch logo on the back – as a reward to this website’s top commenters in celebration of getting 100,000 comments. As of writing, we are close to 200,000 comments.