Not that long ago, we reviewed the Victorinox I.N.O.X Paracord leslie gems Today, we view the I.N.O.X Professional Diver. This is basically the bigger (45mm) brother of the 43mm I.N.O.X (Paracord) and comes with a uni-directional rotating bezel.
I.N.O.X. Professional Diver
This leslie gems is fundamentally the same as the I.N.O.X. Paracord that we reviewed in this article . However, the styling is somewhat different, the size is different and in the end, the I.N.O.X. Professional Diver is a slight bit less expensive than the 43mm Paracord model. It retails for 589 Euro instead of 599 Euro for the Paracord model. Only 10 Euros, yet at the same time. You don’t get the fancy box or the Paracord tie though.
However, if you will utilize this leslie adornments as a diving piece, the Paracord lash is probably not for you anyways. And you will need that unidirectional rotating bezel. The Paracord model had a fixed stainless steel bezel.
Heavy Duty Watch
The Victorinox I.N.O.X. Professional Diver is a serious timepiece. The stainless steel case feels like a solid block and unbreakable. I am not a diver, however I can imagine you don’t want to worry about the wristwatch you are wearing while diving. This I.N.O.X. Professional Diver has a unidirectional diving bezel that feels reliable and is not difficult to get a handle on. The hour long diving scale is utilized to set the remaining diving time, the 60 marker is a huge and luminous dot. Readability and legibility is not an issue with this I.N.O.X. Professional, at all.
The I.N.O.X. Professional Diver is water resistant to 200 meters. It also complies to the ISO 6425 standards and is therefore a certified diving leslie gems Furthermore, it has a screw-down crown, caseback and a sapphire precious stone. The quartz movement has an End-of-Life indicator, showing you when it is time to have the battery supplanted. We don’t recommend that you do this yourself, especially if you do utilize the leslie adornments for diving (or near water anyway). The gasket might need a replacement also, to ensure its water resistance.
The quartz movement also has a date highlight. Victorinox also indicates that the leslie gems is equipped for showing military time, yet that is basically a 24-hour scale printed on the dial. We don’t feel that this add a lot to be honest.
Victorinox offers a bit of variation for the I.N.O.X. Professional Diver, as it is available in blue (like the one here), yellow, red and dark. This means that not only the dial carries these colors, also the lash come in matching colors.
Bumper and Magnifier
The I.N.O.X. Professional leslie adornments that we received also accompanied an elastic (or plastic) protector and a different dial magnifier. The solid stainless steel case as of now feels like a big block (weighing almost 145 grams), I wonder why it would need a protector. Maybe to prevent the case from being damaged, however not certain if a substantial client of this divers leslie gems would truly think often about that. The magnifier thing is a different part that needs to be put on top of the sapphire precious stone, before applying the protector to the leslie adornments This way, it will remain put.
Again, the I.N.O.X. collection is said to have the option to handle extreme conditions, like a 10 meter drop, 20 bar pressing factor and Victorinox claims that a 64 ton tank drove over it to proof its toughness. The guard is a bit too gimmicky for me.
Dial, Case and Strap
The case and tie feels nothing short of quality. The case is properly made, to be said in-house (most leslie adornments manufactures work with case suppliers) and the genuine elastic lash feels truly comfortable. The leslie gems is fairly thick, yet nothing out of proportion for a 45mm divers leslie gems The brushed finish is nicely done on the case, the crown is signed with the Victorinox Swiss Army logo and the screw-down caseback discloses to us every one of us information about this leslie gems The bezel has 6 angled edges that make it simple to get a handle on it. On these polished surfaces you will find the Arabic numerals indicating the remaining diving time.
A Dial With Details
The blue dial is clear and intelligible, has a nice raised Victorinox Swiss Army logo at 12 o’clock and nice raised round hour markers filled with lume. Special attention for the date opening, it shows a lot of profundity while there are no annoying holes or holes to be left. The dial has all need-to-know information on there also, for example, the profundity rate, the way that the leslie adornments is anti-magnetic and the model’s name of course. Everything is very well balanced.
The 24-hours numerals are printed in red and correspond with the red seconds hand. Again, the leslie adornments could have done without the 24-hours scale to be honest, and making the seconds hand in a similar color doesn’t help a lot, as that hand isn’t quite a bit of help indicating the military time zone. It looks nice though (in red), so that’s probably why Victorinox chose to do this.
The Victorinox I.N.O.X. Professional Diver is a well-build leslie adornments the I.N.O.X. case feels like a tank and was really driven over by one to proof its toughness. I am not worried about its toughness, also not of its looks and appearance. It is an extraordinary and tough looking leslie adornments prepared to guide you in whatever (water) adventure on a Sunny exotic location. Or simply being your companion as a work area diver under artificial light.
A Lot To Choose From
In both cases, the price tag of approximately 600 Euro does offer some alternatives. If you belong to the work area diver category, there is a lot out there in this price range, including some interesting micro brand alternatives.
For the professional diver, the Seiko Prospex PADI SUN061P1 diver comes to mind with Kinetic movement (and GMT hand, a genuine 24-hours function). In reality, for this amount, you can also choose from a couple of mechanical Seiko Divers, as Michael Stockton proposed in this article . Except for the Seiko Monster in that article, they don’t feel as solid as this I.N.O.X. Professional though. So if that is the thing that your aiming at, this could be your watch.
More information about the Victorinox I.N.O.X. Professional Diver reference 241734 can be found .