08 Mar 2012

Invicta 555 Men’s Russian Diver

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Written by: Stacy McCullough You need a bold statement, something that grabs attention. And you need a watch because sticking to schedules is important. Well, Invincta has done just this with their 0555 Invicta Men’s Russian Diver Watch.

The Russian Diver is certainly a statement making piece – one of the largest watches Invicta has put out. The stainless steel case is a whopping 52mm in diameter and 15mm thick. The case is finished with polished gun metal as a nod to the Russian Naval Fleet watch of 1959 the 555 is honoring. Who doesn’t want a watch that takes its hat off to history? A mineral cover that will protect the face from everyday wear and tear coats the dial. Don’t worry about walking into the wall, hitting the watch with the door or general movements – the watch fends for itself. It also has these awesome silver hands that look really sharp against its black face. And for those of you who can never remember the date, don’t worry. The Russian Diver will keep it for you. And with a luminous dial, you’ll be able to check the date – or time – night and day. Though it should be noted, many people do complain that the glow in the dark affect isn’t working as well as it should. There is a bezel on this watch, but its stationary (just for show). That’s okay there, because with the Swiss Quartz Movement you don’t need to worry about winding the clock. This one is accurate and keeps up on its own. One thing to watch for is the bezel on the side of the watch: it is placed awkwardly and digs into the wrist making the watch hard to wear daily. The look of the watch is brought together by a black rubber band that is a little wide at 26mm for its buckle clasp.

Pros:

  • Water resistant 330ft
  • Screw down crown with safety clasp
  • Second hand

Cons:

  • Extremely bulky and heavy
  • Rubber strap is hard to fit in clasp
  • Painful bezel on side
  • Luminous doesn’t work well

All in all, the 555 is gigantic. It is a nod to history. Though it can withstand day to day wear, it is not comfortable to wear it as such and at $895 it is a little pricey. If that doesn’t float your boat, try the Invicta 0564, 1435 or 1199. But if you are looking for a semi-expensive watch to wear now and then, the Invicta Men’s Russian Diver 555 may be just what you are looking for.

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