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Victorinox Made a Bomb-Proof Watch

A lot of watches claim to be rugged. Some dive watches can get 1,000 meters below sea level. But we've never heard of a watch that can withstand attacks like the Victorinox INOX. This watch can handle getting run over by a 64-ton Swiss Army Tank. It can withstand a 10-meter drop onto concrete. It can go through a washer for two hours and come out accurately indicating that two hours have passed. It can handle being submerged in solvents like gasoline and insecticides. Seriously, this thing is a beast.

While the quartz-powered INOX can take an enormous beating, it doesn't look ridiculous. Made of stainless steel (INOX is French for stainless steel), the case isn't cartoonishly big, and the dial color options allow for different aesthetics. But let's be serious, aesthetics don't matter when your watch is tank-proof.


Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor of Supercompressor. He is not tank-proof. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.