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This Watch Featurings Include: Stainless Steel Case and Bracelet, Black Dial with 3 Silver Circled Subdials, Luminous Hands and Hour Markers, Triple Screw-down Crown and Pushers, Screw-down Case Back, Water Resistant to 200 Meters, Mineral Crystal, Japanese Movement, Deployment Clasp, Case: 40 mm diameter x 13 mm thick, and Bracelet: 18 mm W x 9" L.
Product Title: Invicta Automatic Professional Diver Men's Stainless Steel Watch
Power Score: 3.0 | 1 Review
Product Reviews (1)
Invicta's Take on the Rolex Daytona
Strengths: Uncanny resemblance to the Rolex Daytona (a $12000 watch), feels sturdy, does not lose many seconds per day, band feels comfortable and well made. Functional and stylish.
Weakness: Night-time luminance is very weak/limited, chronograph second hand falls on half-seconds and is almost useless because of it. User manual is generic -- not custom made for the model.
First off, I bought this watch under the need of a professional/business wear time-piece -- I only found out (during the research process) that it is made as an almost-exact facsimile of the Rolex Daytona (which is currently selling for $12900 at some retailers) but at the MSRP of $355.00. If looking at pictures alone, at first-glance, they look exactly alike -- just with different branding. The...
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First off, I bought this watch under the need of a professional/business wear time-piece -- I only found out (during the research process) that it is made as an almost-exact facsimile of the Rolex Daytona (which is currently selling for $12900 at some retailers) but at the MSRP of $355.00. If looking at pictures alone, at first-glance, they look exactly alike -- just with different branding.
The Invicta Speedway S #9223 is a Japanese (Miyota) quartz movement watch with chronograph features. The movement is very accurate and keeps time well over a good period of time. The only thing that takes away from that positive, is that since the batteries need to be replaced, you'll eventually have to either a) open it up yourself or b) pay for someone to replace the battery for you -- both of which can lead to heavy wear or damage on the movement.
The luminance of the watch during dark or night situations is fairly weak, especially when compared to other brands -- but it may be possible that their particular glow-in-the-dark substance requires more sunlight to get an intense glow.
The chronograph (stopwatch) feature is defective and -- I have heard from other owners -- very common in Invicta watches that use batteries. I would be wary of this if this feature is your main draw to this watch.
However, on the other hand, this watch pretty much does what it needs to do: keep time. It was very intuitive to set up, plus its accuracy and comfort on the wrist make up for its half-hearted extras. When you first wear it, the people who normally notice _will_ notice and reflect on it positively.
Generally, I do not usually vouch for any item on the basis of aesthetics, but it really looks great and looks well-made. However, underneath it all, I just wish they worked out the kinks a bit more.
By zakanien - Apr 29, 2008