Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique Replica Watch Hands-On

Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique Replica Watch Hands-On Hands-On

The Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique is an affordable, automatic mechanical timepiece from the Swiss pocket knife brand. Wenger and Victorinox Swiss Army were once rivals until the latter purchased the former. Wenger now exists as a slightly more affordable alternative to Victorinox Swiss Army products. Sure, there is some confusion, as they both produce replica watches and pocket knives – and in some instances their products might be confused for one another. At Baselworld 2018 Wenger debuted what I believe is their first modern mechanical timepiece with the Attitude Heritage Automatique priced around $400 USD. It also helps celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Wenger brand.

There is some important context to discuss in relation to showcasing this affordable “Swiss Made” mechanical timepiece. It exists entirely within the era of larger more established replica watch brands trying to compete with a host of relative newcomers offering a range of products directly to consumers, at prices which many of the traditional replica watchmakers have either neglected or entirely abandoned. Consumers have been trained that “luxury pricing” doesn’t always get you a good value proposition, so demands and expectations are changing. I would say that at least 30 brands I visited in the last year are focusing on pushing pretty decent products at prices historically low or unheard of at those brands. Of course, it depends on the company, but we are for the most part talking about well-made replica watches priced at about $3,000 and under.

Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique Replica Watch Hands-On Hands-On

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Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique Replica Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Victorinox Swiss Army has their share of nicely-priced mechanical replica watches but I don’t think any of them are priced quite as low as the Wenger “Attitude” (as I will call it for short). Even at a modest price this is still a very capable tool replica watch with a handsome conservative style. It is also one of the rare, very legible light-colored dial sport replica watches out there. It also happens to be part of a limited edition so there is some exclusivity built into it. If you are in the market for a daily wear “field-style” sports replica watch, then I recommend you taking a good look at this new offering from Wenger.

The Attitude Heritage Automatique has a stainless steel case, which is 42mm wide and given a nice contrast finishing with both polished and brushed surfaces. The case is water-resistant to 100m and is topped with a sapphire crystal (not common for Wenger replica watches). As you can see, Wenger offers the Attitude with either a brown leather strap or a matching five-link style steel bracelet. For the price the overall case finishing and quality is better than a lot of other products available at this segment.

Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique Replica Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique Replica Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Those who appreciate good legibility will appreciate the dial of the Attitude. In fact, even though I see good value in a sober-looking sports replica watch, I’m still trying to determine where all this “attitude” is that the brand keeps promising in the name. Perhaps “sober and practical” is the particular attitude that this Wenger replica watch is actually trying to evoke.


The off-white dial has a cream color to it and is marked by large black-colored Arabic hour numerals paired with green Super-LumiNova elements. The sloped flange ring has a minute marker track and helps keep the entire dial feeling both deeper and less cluttered. The hands are very effective as well as attractive, in my opinion, and the dial also has a window for the date at 3 o’clock. Wenger isn’t pushing into new design territory with the Attitude Heritage’s dial, but it is offering a very effective and conservative look that will serve the wearer well for years and in a variety of situations.

Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique Replica Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique Replica Watch Hands-On Hands-On

For the movement Wenger opted for an undecorated Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic, which operates at 4Hz (28,800 bph) with about two days of power reserve. Most other automatic replica watches at this price point have non-Swiss movements, such as those from Japan. Nothing wrong with those, of course, but demand for Swiss movements continues to remain higher than Japanese movements. While Wenger isn’t alone in offering Swiss mechanical movements at this low price point, there isn’t a lot of competition with this assembly of parts. Smaller, newer brands simply don’t have the purchasing and manufacturing capabilities of a brand like Wenger/Victorinox Swiss Army. You can view the movement through the window on the rear of the replica watch.

Wenger will produce just 1,393 pieces in this limited edition collection of Attitude Heritage Automatique replica watches. It isn’t clear if that number is for both the references 01.1546.101 and 01.1546.102 or if the number is split between them. Price for these attractive and easy to own Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique replica watches is $425 USD on the leather strap and $450 USD on the steel bracelet. wenger.ch

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime Orange Replica Watches Hands-On

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

At Baselworld 2017, Swiss Traser introduced a “trendy” tactical replica watch with the Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal in bright Lime and Orange lumed dials. The replica watches are not terribly expensive and show a more lighthearted side of the brand which is mostly known for being the in-house brand of MB-Microtec who produces glowing tritium gas tubes. I think there is an appeal to wearing “tactical” replica watches without always wanting to look too tactical. Of course, not everyone will be into lime green or bright orange on their wrist all the time, but at least for a fun-looking timepiece such as this you don’t need to spend more than $500.

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

The Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal collection already had black-dialed versions with lime green or orange hour numerals. What is different for 2017 is that the collection now includes these models with dials that are entirely lime green or orange. When mixed with the gun metal-style PVD-coated steel cases and the matching straps, it makes for a neat look. I have a soft spot for functional replica watches that are more about being a bit loud in style, so I do appreciate stuff like this.

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

The Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal replica watch is 42mm wide with an AR-coated sapphire crystal and is water-resistant to 100 meters. The straps are orange or green, and Traser makes a point to indicate that they are “Italian-made natural caoutchouc” straps. For a more discreet look, Traser also sells NATO-style straps in black, with a lime green or orange stripe down the middle.

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

The dials combine Taser’s typical use of Tritium gas tubes, with Super-LumiNova for darkness illumination. There are gas tubes in each of the three hands, as well as the hour markers. Also note the two gas tubes in the logo under 12 o’clock. Traser says these are used to help orient the position of the dial in the dark so that you can more easily read the time – a good thing. The rest of the dial is painted in green or orange Super-LumiNova. This is contrasted by the black hands and Arabic hour numerals.

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

The dial and case are relatively simple, which is part of the utilitarian appeal of the replica watch. This isn’t trying to be a high-fashion, high-design timepiece. Rather, this is supposed to be an imminently simple replica watch with a functional character that adds a bit of fun to it. Inside the replica watch is a Swiss quartz movement.


Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

For those who demand excellent legibility in a replica watch, a high-contrast dial design such as this works very well – and it doesn’t need to be as boring as “black and white.” Moreover, the combination of traditional light-powered Super-LumiNova along with self-illuminated tritium gas tubes makes for a combination that’s difficult to beat. Traser has been looking to increase their popularity as of late, and I am curious to see how they will do that. The brand predates competitors such as Luminox (that also gets their gas tubes from Swiss MB-Microtec), but has for the most part been rather quiet from a marketing perspective.

Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime & Orange Replica Watches Hands-On Hands-On

Let’s see if more bold and trendy styles such as the Traser P67 Officer Pro Gun Metal Lime and Orange replica watches are sign of what is to come from the Traser replica watch brand. Retail price for the standard black-dialed Officer Pro Gun Metal replica watches is $395, while these more colorful versions with the orange and green Super-LumiNova dials are $450 USD. traser.com