Wenger 72908 Classic Swiss Military Review

August 21, 2014

The Wenger Swiss Military 72908

  • Wenger make beautiful watches.
  • Paul Boéchat founded the firm in 1893 and for many years, they made Swiss Army Knives.
  • However, in 1988 they branched out and began to make fine watches.

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Since then they have released several watches that have become classics.

  • Amongst them is the stylish, yet robust Wenger Swiss Military 72908.
  • This wrist watch has a smart, clean look, which means it looks good in most settings and on most men.
  • It is durable, and has a strong profile including a sturdy winder lug, which is practical as well as stylish.


Here are the specs and main features of this military style watch:


Bracelet – stainless steel 316L with built in safety buckle

Movement – Swiss quartz movement ETA 805.112

Face Features – Bold easy to read white numbers with built in luminosity

Date Indicator – Yes

Water Resistant – this popular wristwatch is water resistant down to a pressure of 10 bars or 330ft of water

Watch Face – Mineral face with a sapphire coated crystal finish, which reduces glare

Hand Type – three-hand configuration with luminous hour and minute hands

Case Material – brushed steel

Case Diameter – 41mm

Case Thickness – 10.50mm

Lug Width – 20mm

Weight – 124g

Warranty – 3 year limited warranty available from Wenger

Unlike many other watches, this is a simple timepiece without many special features. It just tells you the time and date, but this is great for those who do not want a stopwatch and other fancy options.

The Pros

  1. Easy to read – the fact that the display is white numbers on a blue background makes this Wenger extremely easy to read.
  2. There is no scratching your head trying to work out the Roman numerals.
  3. The glass is marked with indicators, which make it easier to read the time accurately even when you just glance at the watch.
  4. It also features military time numbers helping you to convert the time to the 24-hour system.

Looks great this swiss army watch is not going to go out of style any time soon. It has a bold retro look, but with a modern twist. It bridges the generation gap and appeals to people of all age groups.

Good battery life many long-term owners commented that the battery life was excellent.

Positive reviews we read many reviews while putting together this page, and the vast majority of those reviews were 100% positive.

The Cons

  • The 72908 watch does not have a long list of cons.
  • It is a nice watch with good features. However, there are a few things that it lacks here is our summary:


Not waterproof – Unusually, for a military style watch, the 72908 is not waterproof. However, it is water resistant, which is adequate for most users. If you want to snorkel or swim, you can still wear it.

Limited color choice – this field watch is only available with a silver bracelet and a blue face. It looks good, but it would be nice to see it offered with a choice of face color.

Issues with the strap – while researching this product we read numerous reviews and discovered that, for a few users, there is a potential issue with the watch’s bracelet. Some users reported pins falling out. That said, this happens with all kinds of watches, so we feel that it is something to look out for rather than something that should automatically stop you from buying this particular watch.

Clasp not simple enough – some users reported that the clasp was fiddly and difficult to use. Again, this issue is typical of watches that feature a fold over clasp. People who have never owned a watch with this kind of clasp can struggle with them. However, normally, in no time at all, they get used to the clasp and can use it without any issues.

Our Conclusion

  1. We really like this swiss watch and from the looks of the reviews, we have read on Amazon and other sites, so do most of the people who bought this watch.
  2. If you want to buy a gift this watch is a great option.
  3. Its looks appeal to all kinds of men, so style wise you cannot go wrong.
  4. This watch has the added advantage of not being expensive yet looking like a luxury watch.
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