A Few Select Swiss Legend Models for Watch Lovers  

by Pool Builders on 10-01-2011 in Articles

There is something to be said for tradition. Old customs and ideas provide comfort and stability. But sooner or later, times must change. All cultures struggle with this question. They struggle to strike the perfect balance between tradition and modernity. We can even see it in some of their favorite products and accessories. Take for example, the wristwatch.

Watches have been around in one form or another since the 16th century. Portable timepieces were the most popular gadget of their age, and in fact, of many ages. The pocket watch remained more or less unchanged for over three centuries. Originally a luxury item, it was carried by men of every social class by the second half of the 18th century. It moved from the pocket to the wrist because of the Great War.

Once seen as effeminate, wristwatches came in handy in the mud and the muck of the Western Front, where countless pocket watches were lost or destroyed. By the end of World War I, the pocket watch was one of the most popular accessories on earth, and Switzerland was the industry leader.

The Swiss have been making watches and clocks for over five hundred years. They were the first to establish a watch guild that set the standards for world horology. Many watch makers have tried to follow in their footsteps. Even today, there are scores of new companies that claim Swiss roots, though few of them can prove it. Why do they do it? Because Swiss horology has become synonymous with quality and reliability.

What about Swiss Legend?

For the record, the company was founded in Florida, though it does have ties to the old country. The real motivation, however, for naming the company after the Swiss was that they adhere to the same principles that made Switzerland the world leader in watches. Not only do they employ the best horologists the country has to offer, but they also use only the highest quality materials and production techniques. The following is a list with brief descriptions of their most popular models.

The Commander
Does an enviable job of combining modern styles with traditional watch making. Many of their models are big and bold, and the Commander is no exception. This popular chronograph watch can go from the boardroom to the swimming pool without missing a beat€"or a tick.

The oversized gold watch dial features silver Arabic numerals at the 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock hour markers. Three distinctive subdials count the seconds, minutes, and hours with the stopwatch functions of a standard chronograph watch. There is also a handsome calendar display by the 4 o'clock hour maker. The Commander is protected by a stainless steel watch case and a scratch-resistant mineral crystal watch cover. It has a thick, durable black rubber watch band that is perfect for the outdoors and more casual environments. The watch has a water resistance of 330 feet (100 meters). It is powered by accurate and reliable Swiss quartz movement.

Trimix Diver

Most modern watches are water resistant, but few of them are truly safe to take in the water. Sure, they might survive the shower or the swimming pool at the local YMCA, but they should not be submerged for extended periods of time. According to the experts, most professional diving watches are tested at depths of at least 660 feet (200 meters). Not only are these timepieces water resistant and tough, but they are also designed for underwater environments. That means they must be easy to read, even in low-light conditions.

The Trimix Diver meets and exceeds these requirements. Its extra large, luminous Arabic numerals are set against a black watch dial and can be read under the deep, dark sea. The watch hands are silver and the subdials are red and track the time in 1/10th of-a-second, sixty-second, and thirty minute intervals.

Traveler Collection

One of Swiss Legend's most elegant and sophisticated offerings, the Legend gives watch lovers the best of both worlds. With its sleek black leather watch band and textured black watch dial, it looks like it belongs in the boardroom. Then again, it is a chronograph watch that has three rose-gold-toned subdials that track time in 1/10-of-a second, 60-second, and 30-minute intervals.

Perfect for the track or the pool, the Legend watch has a water resistance of 100 meters (330 feet). Why, then, does it look like a dress watch? Because it was designed for the modern man! The stainless steel watch case and rose-gold-toned bezel are both handsome and tough. As are the rose-gold-toned Roman numerals and extra wide silver watch hands that are protected by a scratch-resistance mineral crystal watch cover. There is also an eye-catching date window display beside the four o'clock hour marker for that extra little touch of class.

Swiss Legend watches are widely available online and through select home shopping networks in the United States. Find your favorite design now.

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