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Charmex North America

224 S Main Street, Ste 424
Springville UT , 84663
United States

Blown away by the quality!

As a long time collector of both modern and vintage high end watches, I am blown away by the quality of CX Swiss Military. I have owned over 3000 watches—covering a time period of 45 years. The CX Swiss Military Watches have been made as well or better than most in my collection. They have become my first choice to wear on a daily basis. Looking forward to more in 2017.

Beyond impressive!

I will tell you that I'm a collector of over 40 years and currently I have over 50 watches of varying styles and values. I'm more than impressed with my CX Swiss Military Watch, Seewolf 1 and constantly get compliments when I wear it. Thank you for a truly exceptional customer service!! It's beyond impressive!! I will be adding more Swiss Military pieces to my collection and your very kind gesture will add to the specialness of those pieces. Thank you again for your kindness it is greatly appreciated! THANK YOU so much for the help!! 

Excited in Seattle

Hello everyone one at Montres Charmex SA, hope you are all doing well. My name is Martin P. and I completed my wire transfer for the CX 20000 Feet just the other day, and it's due to arrive tomorrow. I am so excited for my dream to come true and own the big daddy of diving chrono-instruments!  

I just wanted to let you know that Christoph Malzl is one of the finest people I have ever dealt with. Christoph is very knowledgeable, professional and attentive, but above all, his kindness and caring really stood out in my experience. 

So please send my many thanks to everyone involved, and at the headquarters for their unparalleled vision, innovation and hard work. And having people like Christoph can only make Montres Charmex SA shine even brighter.

Thank you all very much,Excited in Seattle

Money well spent!

I have been wearing the 20'000 FT dive watch. Excellent watch, money well spend!! Thank you for making a cool [...] watch! It puts my friends Rolex Sub and Breitling Diver to shame.

The 20'000 FEET beats ALL others!

Thank you again for the accommodation! I am most appreciative. You have been a pleasure to deal with. I’ll up-sell Charmex North America as much as possible. This watch [20'000 FEET] beats ALL others including Rolex, Breitling, & any Tourbillon available in the luxury market today for value, durability, function, & style. I suppose wearing one on each arm for dual time-zone support might be over the top. Nevertheless, the search has ended for my ultimate timepiece & I can't wait to see the next CX Swiss Military Watch flagship. Dive on!

A work of art

I received my 20'000 FEET last Thursday. Thank you so much for your excellent service!  A very impressive piece of engineering and workmanship! It’s beautiful! It’s a work of art for the wrist! I cannot believe the size! You just can’t tell from the photos just how massive this watch really is. But I love chunky watches! And the quality- second to none. The presentation box was absolutely superb-the best I’ve seen. I was surprised- most people thought it was for trendy shoes! It helps that you supplied 2 screw drivers as I was able to shorten the bracelet by myself. I was quite easy. 

I’d like to thank you very much for your professionalism and kindness and going out of your way to secure this outstanding timepiece for me, and your flexibility in allowing me time to pay for it. You are truly customer focused in your approach, which, I am sure, will secure you success- both professionally and personally. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with you. I hope we can stay in touch. I am becoming more interested in the art of horology. Am thinking about doing a course!  

Truly satisfying

I greatly appreciate EVERYTHING you have done for me. Your kindness and willingness to work with us has made this experience great. I only wish all businessmen exercised the same kind of work ethic as you have. As your customer, I have always felt that I am your priority and I can assure you that it makes all the difference. Because of the way you have treated me and handled my situation I consider you the most dependable, professional, and quite simply the easiest and most enjoyable person to work with. You have made a customer for life and I want to make sure you know it. If there is anything I can ever do for you, please let me know. Once again, thank you for being such a treat to work with. This process has been truly satisfying. Thank you so much!

The best watch I have ever owned!

A little about myself. I spent ten years in the U.S. Army, the majority as Green Beret in 1st Special Forces Group. After leaving the Army I spent five years as a police officer in Texas. In 2001 I joined the Federal Air Marshals for five years. I transferred out of the Federal Air Marshals in 2007 to take a full time position as a firearms instructor for the federal government. I now own a consulting business where I consult in the area of special operations, tactics, and firearms. I also consult in the entertainment industry. The watches I have owned run from everything from Casio G-shocks and Pathfinders, Luminox, Seiko's, and Rolex Submariners. I am one of those people that wears my watches to work no matter how nice and expensive the watch is. My daily activities have included anything from obstacle courses, parachute jumps, shooting, to waterborne operations. Needless to say I am extremely hard on my watches. I actually broke my Submariner bracelet during Desert Storm.

I recently purchased the CX Swiss Military 20000 with the black carbon fiber face from Charmex North America. The presentation box the was nicer than any watch I have had so far. Upon opening the box I could not believe how big the watch was. The first thing that caught my attention is how big and attractive the titanium bracelet is. In my opinion the bracelet is nicer and more functional than my Submariner. I can recount many occasions when my Submariner bracelet would "pop" open. On a few of these occasions during waterborne operations, I came close to losing the watch due to this problem. Also because of this, during parachute jumps I would not wear my Submariner but put into a pocket for fear of losing it. The bracelet on this is much more sturdy, secure, and does not open easily which is a major plus for working in the environments that I do. I would not have a second thought about wearing this one my wrist during a parachute jump. The bracelet is also bigger than the Submariner and fits the watch perfectly. The rubber strap that comes with the watch is also extremely attractive and fits perfectly. My first day wearing the watch was definitely a breaking in phase that I initially thought would take longer due to the size of the watch. After the second day I didn't notice the weight or size at all. This watch breaks in beautifully. I have two close friends that are watch collectors and own several high end Rolex's and Panerai's. When showing them the watch, one of their first comments was that I would end up bumping the watch on many objects due to the thickness. The surprising thing is that I actually bump this watch less than any other watch I have owned. I have worn this watch every day since receiving it.

It has become my favorite and is the best watch I have ever owned. It is extremely tough yet even with the size looks great on my wrist when going out at night. I receive compliments daily on the watch. Of course when many see that depth of 20,000 feet they comment, "Who would ever dive that far?" I think people fail to recognize that not only does it represent the depth the watch can be worn to, but how tough this watch is. This is displayed by the videos on their web page. The luminescence on the watch is exceptional. Even in a lit room the luminescence is noticeable. THANK YOU!

The best in the industry!

The watch is awesome, I love it! It's going into the deep blue tomorrow. Thank you so much for working with me. You and your company are the best in the industry! Thanks again!

One of the best looking watches!

First I would like to thank you for your excellent service. I purchased a black face CX Swiss Military Watch 20,000 Feet after looking at it for several months and doing some research. And I have to say after owning an Omega Planet Ocean, this is one of the best looking watches I have owned!

Thank you Charmex North America!

My dream watch

I recently discovered the 20000 feet, which is my dream watch. Ever since my first quartz titanium watch, I always wanted an 'indestructible' titanium automatic watch and none was available until Montes Charmex, maker of the CX Swiss Military Watch built the 20'000 feet, which I purchased from Charmex North America and I received my 20'000 feet two days after ordering it - now that is speedy service!

Prior to my purchase, I researched as much as I could about the watch and read several reviews but I still had questions about it. I sent an email to Charmex North America and was quite surprise to receive a response immediately the next day from Christoph Malzl, CEO of Charmex North America. I've corresponded with Christoph Malzl for about two months with my seemingly never ending questions and he always responded timely, very professionally, completely, and most importantly he is very patient. I know that I'm not the easiest customer to deal with and I truly appreciate his patience as well as his kindness and courtesy. As others have said, Christoph Malzl is exemplary for excellent customer care which others should follow. He took excellent care of me before, during, and after purchase; for example, he even provided complimentary bracelet sizing for me and I had a question for him after I received my watch which he responded to my email immediately.  If you are interested in purchasing the 20'000 feet watch, let Christoph take care of you!

As other have said, the built quality and craftsmanship are excellent and the presentation box is outstanding. I'm not going to review the functionality of the watch which professional reviewers have already covered in their reviews, but will offer my opinion on how it wears. I, too, had a concern about how 'heavy' the watch is since the specification states the weight at 265 grams.  I own both titanium (Ti) and stainless steel (SS) automatic watches, which ranges in weight from approximately 4 oz to 7.5 oz. I have a skinny wrist and had 4 links removed. The weight of the watch is 8.7 oz. but it feels as 'heavy' as my 45mm SS watch that is 7.5 oz. The 20'000 feet is big and you'll definitely notice it on your wrist but it is very wearable and not too heavy, the rounded case back distributes the weight evenly and comfortably. It does not look too big because my 45 mm SS watch appears larger in diameter than the 20'000 feet even though the 20'000 feet is 46 mm and it is very tall at 28.5 mm in height so it can't go under a cuff easily.

My experience with Ti watches is that Ti is more easier to scratch than SS but the scratches 'heal' over time. I've already gotten scratches on the 20'000 feet watch's bracelet after a few days of wearing it but it is not a craftsmanship issue it is the property of Ti being a 'softer' metal than SS. After all, the 20'000 feet is designed as a tool watch and will get scratches from daily wear as well as desk diving :-).  If you are interested in purchasing the 20'000 feet or any Swiss Military or Charmex of Switzerland watches, I highly recommend that you purchase from Charmex North America because Christoph will take care of you!

One of the best online buying experiences ever. Period.

I received the CX Swiss Military Hurricane, RAF red package today.  So super fast, wow. All in good order as promised by you.  Many thanks to you for shipping so quickly, as I could hardly believe my eyes when it arrived.  The watch and its oversized box is fantastic and in beautiful condition.  I am so pleased. Yes, the slide rule is indeed very accurate as you indicated.  It is one of the better ones than those I have seen on the net so far.  Its every bit as good as my Breitling and Sinn, so I am very happy. The watch looks fantastic and I am very grateful to you for the personalized and courteous service you have shown me. 

Many thanks for your professional advise, courteousness and assistance during the purchase of my "HURRICANE" CX Swiss Military Watch!  I feel I have had one of the best on-line buying experiences ever (period), and I believe it is all down to you and your professional attitude towards my needs, wants and expectations.  My buying experience was first class and I am very pleased I had the opportunity to buy from you.  It was truly memorable.

The watch is fantastic and I am so pleased I made the decision to buy from you.  It goes without saying that this particular watch is, in every way, as good as a Breitling or a Sinn, which is no mean effort indeed considering the price point is so much lower.  The watch purchase is regarded by me as one of the best investments I could have ever made and I am so pleased I purchased from you.

The buying experience was enhanced by your assurances on the accuracy of the watch, and in my particular case, enquiries of the authenticity of the particular watch features, etc.  When I received the parcel from you, I realized that your assurances were absolutely spot on.  What amazed me even more was the fact that you offered the assurances without qualification, and moreover gave the highest level of comfort to me, a potential customer, that I have ever received from any on-line seller in the past.  I have never experienced that before and I can only surmise the reason to be that you really know the products you are selling in intimate detail.  I am very impressed and I thank you for your ‘knowing manner’.

I will certainly make sure others know about your tremendous levels of skill and customer satisfaction.  I wish you and your team all the very best for the future! Assuring you of my best attention at all times.


There is nothing like the CX 20,000 as far as professional watches. I dive for many years now and have tried many watches professionally. NO MATCH!

A high standard for customer service

Thank you so much for your valuable help and assistance with my purchase of the "President" by Charmex of Switzerland. You and your company has indeed set a high standard for customer service. I doubt few will ever achieve that level as your company. I own two Charmex watches and look forward to purchasing one or two more in the near future!


I just wanted to drop a note of thanks. I have received the 12'000 FEET this afternoon and have not stopped admiring it.  It is so big, I can put a slice of pizza inside! I love everything about it. I have a 8.5 inch wrist and it looks and feels great. I am looking forward to doing business with you again!

Phenomenal value

I just opened the box! The packaging and contents lived up to their now almost legendary status in reviews. I’ve purchased several higher end pieces at much higher prices, and this rivals the best of what Bremont and Zenith had to offer (The packaging standards in my collection so far).

The watch has quite the presence both in the box and especially on the wrist. It’s exactly what I was hoping for and definitely worth the wait. I have already shot several pictures off to friends to brag. Not sure how it will look with my suit (and positive it is not going to fit under the shirt cuff) at work tomorrow, but I intend to find out. My father is an extensive diver and watch connoisseur himself and this piece hit high notes for him on both counts. The finish is excellent. The operation is very sure and smooth. And the luminosity is outstanding. It is a definite stand out in my collection and a phenomenal value for the price.

Thank you again for all your assistance, and I want to reiterate again how happy of a customer I am. Your service has been fantastic from the beginning (now over six months ago when we first spoke about this timepiece). I have already taken notice of the spectacular red dial on the 'Hurricane' aviator watch.

Well worth the price!

I first want to start off by thanking Christoph Malzl, CEO of Charmex North America, for his professionalism and patience on our numerous phone conversations. I have been a watch connoisseur since the age of 12, so I was always impressed by different looking watches. On February 2, 2012 I received my Hurricane 47 mm, black face and black strap watch. The packaging was exceptional, the watch itself was executed in a very elegant way, not very busy, and legible. You are able to wear this in a casual manner, as well as a suit and tie, for the price that this watch is being sold with a Valoux 7750 movement, and being COSC certified it is well worth the price.

This watch can stand next to a Breitling Super Avenger, it doesn't have the advertisement as the Super Avenger, nor the price tag, and once you have it in your hand and you place it on your wrist, then you will understand. The photographs of the watch advertised in their catalogs or brochures, do not have the same impression as if when you have the watch in your hand. The first time I put the watch on, I noticed something right away, that the strap is not made for someone with a large wrist. My wrist measures at 7 ½ inches, and there are only two holes left on the strap, that is not very much meat left. Besides that, if your wrist isn't larger than 7 1/2 inches, then you have nothing to worry about, except enjoying wearing this watch!

The crown jewel of my watch arsenal!

I must say the workmanship that goes into CX Swiss Military products is first rate! I am a tool maker by trade, so I know a thing or two about quality and workmanship. I just wanted to say that it was that experience that led me to selling more than ten watches of my watch collection to solely own the flagship timepiece that you represent: the 20'000 FEET! It truly is the crown jewel of my watch arsenal. I wouldn’t walk across the street for any Rolex, including their flagship diver as they are to generic for my taste. I share your company's appreciation for what is something unequalled in the dive watch industry, because it truly is.


BEAUTIFUL.....WONDERFUL.....UNBELIEVABLE....INDESCRIBABLE! It is too much! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for helping me making my dream of owning a 20'000 FEET come true!

Terrific customer focus

Since my Argonaut 1000 TQ arrived 2 weeks ago, it has become my favorite watch. It is bold, beautifully constructed, exceedingly comfortable, and of excellent quality. My wife loves the way it looks on my wrist, and I enjoy wearing it almost everyday, even at the office. I was originally looking for an everyday leisure that was tough enough to survive whatever a beach, pool, desert, rock, or ice environment could toss at it without me having to worry about it at the slightest.  Think long hours of heavy internet research looking for the "toughest", “most durable”, “indestructible” watches around. Although my initial bias was to find a watch with the latest advanced features in a very tough case, I soon realized that if I wanted a carefree experience, the construction and quality had to be priority #1. There are many watches with great features to be found, however most are either flimsy, over-hyped, or over-priced toys compared to this CX SWISS MILITARY WATCH.

You can read the specs on the Charmex North America website, and there are very good reviews for it on the internet, but here is what makes the ARGONAUT1000 TQ extra special for me:

- It has a substantial Grade II titanium case and bracelet that has about a 40% higher tensile strength and is harder than the commonly found Grade I base titanium. Although titanium, which scratches relatively easily compared to stainless steel, develops a nice patina over time, I like to discourage extra scratches where possible while getting an even tougher case. My other favorite titanium watch is chemically hardened and DLC coated, but it is only a matter of time before the coating, even though highly durable, wears through. One less thing to worry about with my TQ.

- I prefer quartz for a reliable tool watch, and as far as I could find, the Ronda Startech jeweled movement is probably the most durable quartz movement available, and it has a long battery life. Using the crown to adjust the time and date was a solid, confidence inspiring experience.

- Check out ISO 6425 for divers’ watches on the internet…this watch apparently exceeds these requirements not to mention being rated to 1000m. Charmex should highlight these capabilities more prominently instead of leaving them deep in the website FAQs. This way people could better understand why this true divers’ watch is so much tougher than the rest!

- For all that you get in this watch, even ignoring the luxurious presentation case and high quality accessories, it is an incredible value. I would not hesitate for an instance in recommending this watch to anyone looking for an extremely tough, comfortable, and very attractive watch. I will enjoy it for many years to come!

Christoph Malzl displays exemplary professionalism, terrific customer-focus, and has been very friendly in helping me select this watch. It is not too often these days that one gets the level of personal attention and support for the purchase such as provided by Charmex North America. It is good to know that there is someone nice behind the store front. Contact him for assistance before finalizing any watch purchase, and you too will be delighted you did!

Amazed and impressed!

I'm a firefighter. I received my 20,000 Feet on March 29, 2011. When I opened the 2 boxes, I saw another box and it was cool and awesome. I was so amazed and impressed with the appearance of the watch. I like the 20'000 FEET very much - it is a once-in-a-lifetime investment. The case diameter 46mm is perfectly fit on my wrist even though I have a small wrist. The first day I wore it in my office, the people around me were amazed when they saw the watch on my wrist. They said, I am the only one in the Bureau that has the kind of watch. Thanks, and more power to CX Swiss Military Watch.

I cannot wish for a better watch!

I have always liked big diver watches with large diameter and thickness. But each time I got one I was not satisfied, as it could always have been bigger. This time however, I found the watch that met my requirements, and, of course, with great help from Christoph Malzl, CEO of Charmex North America.  I cannot wish for better watch or a more professional treatment. Being a "watch-freak" I own a collection of other time pieces, but Rolex and others cannot take the place of this watch.

BY FAR the best watch I have ever had on my wrist

As a certified diver with many hours under the water this is BY FAR the best divers watch I have ever had on my wrist. As you know I own many high end divers watches including the Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller, Submariner, Doxa 5000T and Breitling Seawolf. All of these watches are excellent but the CX is in a different league!!

I bought the CX 20'000 because I wanted the best divers watch in the world even just for a daily wearer. The watch is big and I am not a large wrist guy but I must say after a full day of wearing the watch it is surprisingly comfortable even when I have my suit on!

Thanks again for great service and fast shipping. Every time I look at my wrist it brings a smile to my face! I don't think my other watches are going to see much wrist time in the near future.

Regards and continued success!

You can't go wrong with this super watch!

I'm a new proud owner of the amazing and unique 20,000 Feet (number 156/1000)!!  First of all, I am impressed with the great help and support Christoph Malzl provides! I want to thank him! This 20,000 Feet is my first watch from CX Swiss Military Watch and I'll tell you that you just can't go wrong with this super watch because it's adjusted and certified for maximum accuracy by COSC (an external entity) and then you'll be certain that the watch will just be accurate. This is a chronograph using the Valjoux 7750, a reliable and proven movement so you'll be certain that the mechanism will work and last for many years. Also, this is the mechanical diver's watch (and chronograph) with the highest water resistance and this is certified by Guinness Records! Three external and world respected and recognized entities (COSC, ISO and Guinness) confirming you this watch is just awesome!!

It's hard to understand what is needed to achieve the world record the 20,000 Feet has. For this reason, you can watch several videos in YouTube where the 20,000 Feet goes through "real life tests" that I have never seen applied on another watch without actually destroying it. So, considering all those facts, you know the 20,000 Feet is a great investment and this is the best tool watch available today!! The king of diver's watches!!

I was concerned about the big size and somewhat concerned about the weight. Well, after wearing it, I can tell you the watch is very well balanced and it looks powerful and solid on the wrist. The 20,000 Feet won't certainly replace your dress watches (they'll just look like ladies watches) but you can wear it in many situations with no issues at all. If you already have some diver's watches by CX Swiss Military, like their Seawolf 1 or the Argonaut (1,000 meters for water resistance, or more), it will be easy for you to get used to the 20,000 Feet.

It's really hard to find ways to improve the 20,000 Feet. I really like the 20,000 Feet because it will always be a recognized watch and for now it is unmatched. I am confident that this watch will take anything even if I don't!  I can't say the same about my other watches. Knowing you have such great watch makes you smile every time you look at it!!

Their motto "No Compromise" can be taken with 100% certainty.

Yesterday I received my Argonaut 1000. What made it extra special was the fact that it had a blue dial. Everywhere I looked this model was sold out and, since it was a limited edition, I assumed there were no more left. However, on a whim, I contacted Charmex North America and spoke directly to the CEO - Mr. Christoph Malzl. Not only was he extremely gracious and professional, but he actually contacted Switzerland and had a blue dial model here in less than 2 weeks. Amazing! The watch is not just a timepiece but a true work of art. I have owned many of the "greats" like AP, Breitling, Rolex, Omega etc. and none come remotely close. Their motto of "No Compromise" can be taken with 100% certainty. This company and Mr. Malzl are absolutely outstanding in every respect. Their watches are top-of-the-line and will stand up or surpass watches costing five figures or more. What a great pleasure it was working with them and I want to personally thank Christoph Malzl for his help and customer service. If there is a watch heaven, he'll be their spokesman! Thanks again Mr. Malzl, you're the best!!!

- One very happy and satisfied customer:-)

I will tell everyone I know!

This watch is unbelievable!!! I really did not know just how awesome this watch would be. By the reviews I read I knew it would be a good, durable watch, but this thing is gorgeous. I own a Rolex Submariner and thought is was the best of the best, but I was wrong. I now own the best! I could not be more excited and I look forward to wearing it for many, many years. I also want to thank you for such personal service and going above and beyond to get me this watch so quickly. Thank you for such a great experience. I will tell everyone I know about you and your watches.

Second to none premium quality timepieces & service!

I purchased an Argonaut 1000 TQ from Christoph Malzl of Charmex North America this past month.  After owning several watches I can honestly say the CX is perfect as far as overall design, quality, and finish. The apparent quality, design, and finish rivals or exceeds that of many of the competing top-tier brands out there. Paramount to this is the exceptional service offered directly by Christoph Malzl. This was by far the easiest transaction ever! Christoph is absolutely professional in every way; I would highly recommend both Charmex North America and Christoph Malzl to anyone looking for a premium quality timepiece supported by service second to none. 

The design of the case and strap are absolutely bulletproof; allowing this model to compete directly with the Panerai, Sinn, Rolex, and Omega models out there today. The quality, fit, and finish are on par! Thank you again, I can only assume this will be the first of many purchases from CHARMEX NORTH AMERICA!

Incredible workmanship!

I just received my blue dial Argonaut TQ.  I love it!  The workmanship is just incredible.  I am wearing my new Argonaut TQ today at the USCG Sector Boston base today and it fits right in.  This watch will be on many missions. My next goal is to buy a 20'000, I can't wait. Also, Christoph Malzl, CEO of Charmex North America, very professional, great guy, the best service I have ever received when buying a watch.  You can't imagine the workmanship in these watches until you get one. Thanks Charmex North America!  

To say I was impressed in an understatement.

I just received my CX Swiss Military 12'00 FEET watch. To say I was impressed is an under statement. The watch is massive, solid and built like a tank. If you take the tip of your finger and just tap the scratch proof sapphire crystal, you immediately come into the awareness that this is no ordinary built timepiece. The quality of the watch is very apparent. It is extremely well made and keeps very accurate time. I own a Breitling Super Avenger and a Breitling Hercules, Omega Seamaster, and an IWC Ingenieur. All very nice timepieces indeed, but these watches seem like toys in comparison to the CX Swiss Military 12'000 ft. The CX Swiss Military 12'000 ft. is not for the wimpish. This is clearly a man's watch.

If you are like me and appreciate solid high-quality uncompromising craftsmanship that usually comes with a little extra weight, then CX Swiss Military watches are definitely the only choice. Also Mr. Christoph Malzl, CEO of Charmex North America is extremely professional and was a real pleasure to work with throughout the purchasing process. He comes highly recommended!  


Last Saturday was a special day for me. It was the day that I received the finest watch I have ever owned! I am speechless. I have just opened the CX 12,000, it is truly a beautiful watch and everything I had hoped for. The CX 12,000 is an impressive example of Swiss craftsmanship. I had high expectations when I purchased this watch and I am pleased to say that it is everything I had hoped for. It's fit and finish is amazing, it is truly a flawless timepiece. The action on the rotating bezel is smooth and crisp. The sealed, screw down pushers turn with the feel of a precision machine tool. The form and function of this watch is complemented by it's unique style, while it is unmistakably a diver, it's a elegant, good looking diver that could be worn anywhere at anytime.

Something that added significantly to my purchasing experience was the level of service I received from Charmex North America, before, during and after the sale. Christoph Malzl, CEO of Charmex North America, saw to this personally. Mr. Malzl came highly recommended to me and after my experience with him and his company I can see why. I will certainly be doing business with him again when it comes time to purchase my CX 20,000 Feet. If any of you are interested in a Swiss Military watch or any Charmex products, just one call to Christoph and it's done, your new watch will be on a plane from Switzerland within 24hrs.

The only watch that has survived my lifestyle!

I read about Christoph Malzl in the University of Phoenix Focus Magazine. I am University of Phoenix graduate and a United States Marine who proudly wore a CX Swiss Military Watch while on a 7 month deployment to Afghanistan. I wore the watch day and night in temperatures from below zero to over one hundred, through rocket attacks, sand storms and seemingly endless road marches in my light armored vehicle. It is the only watch to have survived my lifestyle.

A devoted watch enthusiast!

Best customer service around!

Christoph Malzl of Charmex North America has some of the best customer service around! Getting to work directly with the owner of the company speaks very highly. My package arrived promptly and everything was perfect. I love the watch! It has the perfect color of yellow I was looking for. It is fantastic! Thanks for a great watch buying experience!!

It's perfect!

I received my CX Swiss Military Watch 20'000 FEET time piece and have to say its perfect! I have had my eye on this piece know for about a year and have to say its amazing. I collect all sorts of watches from Invicta, Swatch, Casio, to my Rolex Deepsea and Panerai Submersible and have to say that the fit and finish of the 20'000 FEET is the utmost quality and, its Valjoux 7750 COSC automatic movement tops it off! And might I say it keeps perfect time! LOVE THE WATCH !!! Thank you for the excellent service too!

I don't know how to thank you enough

The watch is on my wrist and is simply fantastic! I thank you from my heart. If I wouldn’t have gotten to know you, I would have never made this purchase. I don’t know how to thank you enough. Mr. Buergin of Montres Charmex was right that you are a true professional! Thank you for everything, Mr. Malzl! I will certainly make my next purchase of Limited Edition watches from you again.

Your client relationships are the best I've ever encountered!

The watch is great! Many thanks for everything including the fine service! Your client relationships are the best I've ever encountered!

A very strong recommendation!

It arrived and is amazing. Firstly, I'd like to give a very strong recommendation to Christoph Malzl of Charmex North America.  He was patient with me and we kept in touch until I was ready to buy this watch. His did everything he said he would when he said he would, and for that he is to be commended. This is is only Roman numeral watch I've ever seen that I ever wanted to own. I finally I have it and it is amazing! Thank you so much! As someone who is in sales myself I appreciate your help. I gave you a recommendation on the website. I will send people your way if they are looking for a watch. Thank you so much!

Retail therapy

The watch arrived in a perfect condition. I thank you for the trouble you went through to meet my needs and for the up-to-date information you provided. It has been a very pleasant exercise in retail therapy. Thanks again!

Feel the quality

All I can say is excellent! I also own the 20'000 FEET model and both are well made. You can just feel the quality. The service from Charmex North America was excellent as well!


I have to tell you that it has far exceeded my initial expectations. The quality of build and attention to detail in the manufacturing of this tool is outstanding. To say I’m happy with my purchase is an understatement.

I’ve never received a watch packaged as well as this. My daughter thought it was a joke. :) The shipping box, then inspection box, then the CX box to finally discover the presentation case inside. Very nice… great customer service and support. I thank you once again for your assistance and I will contact you as soon as we determine the team’s ability to obtain your product for each member.


Chief of Police

2010 Undersea Explorer's Award

The 20,000 FEET watch was officially awarded to me as the "2010 Undersea Explorer's Award" for my 1970 discovery of the legendary Hunley submarine. I have come to treasure my 20,000 FEET CX Swiss Military watch. People comment on it almost daily. One day I plan to have the date that Christoph Malzl, CEO of Charmex North America awarded it to me engraved on the back, as well as the date and a note that it saved my hand. 

Charmex believes to recognize people who best exemplify a true sense adventure and an appreciation of the finer things in life. Thank you!

My 20,000 FEET Review

I recently received my CX Swiss Military 20,000 FEET.  I also own two CX Swiss Military 12,000 FEET watches as well. I would like to give you my full critique. The 20,000 foot is truly a handsome timepiece. I would be very cautious altering this design too much, as a matter of fact I would not alter it at all. The pushers and winder are outstanding on the 20,000 FEET diver. The metal gauge thickness of the of the 20,000 ft is excellent! It matches the size and thickness of the watch. As a matter of fact the 20,000 ft bracelet is my all time favorite. 

- The rotating bezel feels great to spin. As a matter of fact I have already developed a habit of rotating it because I like the feel of the clicks as it rotates, very solid, and it even sounds good. I like the alternate black and silver of the bezel.

- The deep sharp notched grooves of the winder and pushers offer EXCELLENT grip, and I do mean EXCELLENT, the best I have ever experienced on a watch.

- Also at the 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 marks on the outer black part of the bezel, the area sticks out a bit relative to rest of the outer black ring of the bezel. This was a great idea, it offers great grip and rotation control.

- The lumen on the face and the bezel of the 20,000 ft is also excellent and emits very nicely in the dark.

All the best!

It's a pleasure to wear them!

I have been wearing the CX SWISS MILITARY WATCH 20'000 FEET and ARGONAUT 1000 TQ for the last three months.  I have 2 Rolex Sea Dwellers. Today I wore my Rolex Sea Dweller and at first I thought I was putting on a lady's watch!   ha ha ha ...The Rolex definitely has the reputation BUT in appearance and feel, compared to CX Swiss Military Watch, these are like ladies watches. Your CX 20'000 FEET and the ARGONAUT'S are so solid and chunky and it is a pleasure to wear them ... The Rolexes seems so delicate by comparison. 

Thank you!

Very pleased

I received my CX Swiss Military SW1 Scuba watch today, and am very pleased with it.  It is a very high quality watch that is well designed and built, with distinctive appearance.  The watch seems quite rugged and robust, and gives the impression that it will stand up to some very hard usage. Perhaps one of its main qualities which appeals to me is that it does not imitate or copy other designs, presenting a unique look that exudes both style and utility.  The panda dial with black face and white registers is handsome and provides excellent visibility. I have the watch on a black/red/green NATO strap and it wears very comfortably; it is securely mounted on hex screw bars.  I am quite looking forward to wearing and using this watch on a daily basis. 

The ordering process was smooth and enjoyable with your professional assistance, an important factor in a purchase of a nice watch. Thank you!


Thanks again, I received this beautiful Argonaut 1000 black today. I am so pleased with the four Charmex and CX Swiss Military watches I have purchased over the past year. I will certainly continue to buy the other three in the foreseeable future.

Compared to other Swiss timepieces, Charmex and CX Swiss Military Watch, in my opinion, makes an excellent quality and affordable watch that none of the others can match.  For these and other reasons, I will continue to support their product through purchases and word of mouth. Thank you!

That's what I call SERVICE!

I bought my first 12'000 FEET CX SWISS MILITARY WATCH about two years ago.  How impressed I was with the quality of manufacture! The finish of the whole watch was perfect and makes me smile whenever looking at it. I was so impressed that I have since purchased the black and yellow dialed models. My diving associates are left speechless when I wear the CX 12'000 FEET.

It is just without a shadow of doubt the most impressive dive watch I have owned. I only now require the silver dialed model to complete the 12'000 FEET set. I recently made a mistake at an airport and packed the bracelet screwdriver in my carry on baggage. Needless to say it was confiscated and lost forever. I contacted the Montres Charmex headquarter and received a direct reply from their office.  Within a few days I was with not one, but two replacement screw drivers!. That's what I call SERVICE!!!

110% faith in my watch and the company!

I have spent most of my life going through watches that just couldn't stand up to the rigors of my lifestyle. I never thought I was really hard on my watches but my track record would say different. So I started the search for something "indestructible" and after searching the Internet for the toughest watches in the world, I came across the original CX Swiss Military.  A brand I had never heard of, but all reviews were encouraging and lead me to research the brand a bit further. In my research, the same name kept coming up, over and over and I must insist it was always in a positive light!

I contacted CHARMEX NORTH AMERICA,  the licensed CX SWISS MILITARY WATCH distributor and within hours had a reply from the man himself. He systematically answered every question I had, and I had a lot!  The more questions I had, the more he sold me on the Argonaut 1000. I am a cop and work part time as a white water rafting and glacier guide. I need a tough watch and Mr. Christoph Malzl reassured me the Argonaut was it. I wasn't quite in the position to buy the Argonaut at the time but Christoph was kind enough to contact me and inform the numbers in stock were becoming limited. He did me some massive favors with payment terms and I am now sitting here typing wearing my beautiful Argonaut. I am an avid believer that customer service is a dying practice and I have to say that Christoph has renewed my faith. The consumer relationship that I have developed with Christoph gives me 110% faith in my watch and the company. I would have have faith in anything that he was selling, as he believes in quality, of product and service. All that is left to say is...A genuine thanks. It has been a pleasure!

I trust this watch.

I am a Police Officer and I am also assigned to the County Dive team. My watches usually take a beating over time. I purchased the ARGONAUT 1000 to wear. I trust this watch will stand up to the rigors of my life style. I like the feel, and looks of the watch and am happy with the purchase. I am also pleased to have done business with CHARMEX NORTH AMERICA and feel confident if, and when the watch needs service they will be as attentive as they have been. 

As important as the quality of the Argonaut 1000 is to me, the customer service by the company, and vendor are also extremely important. So far this has been the case. I look forward to doing business with them again in the future.

Conger Nero Auto: Best watch ever!

This is by far the best watch I ever have had the pleasure of owning. It is an epic timepiece. I could not have been more pleased with my purchase. It did have a malfunction. However, Frank and his staff took great care of me and my watch and promptly fixed the issue. In fact it's now even more accurate than when it left the factory. There's nothing else like in it the market. I feel privileged to have number 80/100. What I also live is that it's such a limited run it will be a rarity if I ever run into someone with the same watch. To me that is priceless compared to any mass marketed Tag or Rolex. In addition the over engineering that went into the Conger Nero Auto is amazing. I have no qualms about wearing it in any situation. Unlike other luxury watches on the market where the slightest bump against a door jam can disrupt the innards of the watch. I cannot say enough about this watch or the company. My research paid off and have a watch that will last the rest of my life. Can't wait to see what they come up with next. My hope is they will make a dress watch with the same aspects of the Conger Nero Auto, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. That being said. The Nero Auto does a splendid job when I'm required to wear a suit too. I constantly get compliments on it and everyone asks me where they could find one. When I explain the stats about the watch people are amazed. My advice is to buy the Nero Auto if you can or anything under the CX Military line. You won't be let down. In conclusion, in this day in age customer service is continually degrading. Not so at Charmex. Frank is a hands on CEO making sure his customers get the utmost care. That alone should be a reason to purchase a watch from them. You will not be let down by any of their products. I tried attaching my pictures but I couldn't due to formatting problems and the size of the photo. I am a real purchaser.

Extremely impressed!

I just wanted to comment on my recent purchase of a CX SWISS MILITARY WATCH "ARGONAUT 1000 TQ". I am extremely impressed with the attention to detail and the sheer attitude this watch portrays. 

It wears extremely well for it's size. The quality of materials is second to none. The titanium has the best finish I have ever seen on a titanium watch to date. The oversized lugs are a wonderful touch as well as the two-piece titanium bezel. The case back is beautifully detailed and tasteful. The clasp looks as if it ready for war. I catch myself sometimes just staring at it trying to find a flaw!!........I have not tested it as of yet in respect to it's diving capabilities but I am sure I will not be disappointed in that aspect either. Thanks for your attention and continue creating some amazing time pieces!

Tank-like built quality!

I had an 'unexpected real life test' of my 20'000 feet watch a few days ago. My 20'000 feet watch was on the upper level of a bunk bed, which is about 5 feet high from the floor. I accidentally knocked it off and it felt to the floor. When I heard the loud thud, for a split second, my heart stopped and I was expecting to find a dent on the watch but there was no damage mark that I can see. I felt relief that it happened to the 20'000 feet instead of my other regular automatic watches.

A few days later, I was curious as to why there was no impact mark and I examined the watch more closely. I noticed there is a very small pin size indentation mark in the case back but the indentation is so superficial that I cannot feel it with my finger or fingernail. I extrapolated that when the watch dropped, the bracelet made contact with the floor first to absorb the impact and it pressed against the case back creating the pin size 'dent' but there is no indentation mark on the bracelet.

Needless to say, I'm extremely happy with my 20'000 feet watch and its 'tank like' built quality! I know that another company coined the phrase "it takes a licking and keeps on ticking" but it is very applicable for the 20'000 feet as well.

Again, I want to emphasize that I didn't intentionally want to test the physical endurance of the watch but accidents do happen, and when it does, the 20'000 feet will survive.          

Top notch customer service!!

What can I say, the anticipation was so great!  You see, I have spent over 6 months looking at watches, Bulova, Citizen, Seiko, Invicta, Tag, Sunnto, just to name a few, but I kept coming back to CX SWISS MILITARY WATCH by Montres Charmex.  I looked at watches every week.  I asked myself, what I wanted most in a watch: quality, distinctive features, functionality, style, reliability, quality. The CX SWISS MILITARY WATCH had it all.  I narrowed it down to two and ended up with Argonaut TQ with the yellow face. 

Dealing with Charmex North America and Mr. Malzl, has been a joy from day one through delivery.  I must have talked to him a dozen times and he was always friendly, helpful and truly exemplified the CHARMEX dedication through top notch customer services and attention to every detail. This, more than anything, has sold me on CHARMEX and CX SWISS MILITARY WATCH for life!

My Argonaut TQ was shipped in three layers of protective boxing. After I finally opened the last box and looked at it in person, I was in awe of how stunning it was.  I couldn’t believe that I now owned this masterpiece #165 of only 200 made. I could have bought any watch I wanted, but I didn’t want to be one of six guys in church with the same generic watch. I wanted a watch I could be proud of; one that said something about me.  I’m not like everyone else, why should my watch be?  I value quality, craftsmanship, and functionality.  The Argonaut TQ is my watch.  What is CHARMEX or CX SWISS MILITARY for you?