19 Feb 2012

Invicta Men’s Corduba Chronograph 6916 Review

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Written by: Jared Johnsen

Ready for both travel adventure and casual play, the Invicta Men’s Corduba 6916 is a great watch to have riding your wrist. This timepiece is not only designed to fit a range of leisure activities, but the large black dial is housed behind an oversized 55mm flame-fusion crystal. If you’re as metric-system challenged as I am, it’s helpful to know that is just over 2 inches. So make sure you’ve got the arm for it — this thing is seriously big.

The watch is part of the Corduba Collection, which is known for a classic, military-inspired look with models for both men and women. The collection’s hallmarks are 200-meter water resistance and special crown protection caps with large dials and exhibition case backs.

The Invicta Men’s Corduba 6916 itself has silver toning with luminous green on the hour and minute hands, indexes, and oversized numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock. Additionally, there are 2 sub-dials between the 3 and 9 o’clock positions. A stainless steel case attaches to the gray polyurethane band with a clasp and buckle end. There’s also a date window at the 5 o’clock position and the large crown is protected by a guard, boasting water resistance of up to 200 meters (660 feet).

Features: 

  • Professional Swiss quartz chronograph
  • Flame-fusion crystal face
  • Tritnite® luminous hands and markers
  • Date window
  • Water resistant up to 200 meters
  • Stainless steel crown with protective cap
  • Surgical grade stainless steel case with unidirectional rotating bezel
Invicta Men's Corduba Swiss Crono model 6674

Corduba Swiss Crono model 6674 which has a much more detailed dial and band

To me, whether or not this watch is for you depends more on its style than its features. I think the crown protector is nice because I’ve had those catch or scrape on previous watches. But personally, I never plan on being 200 meters away from my next breath of fresh air, so the extreme water resistance is less important. I do prefer the clean and simple style of the 6916, which varies only in color and tone on all Corduba Interceptor Crono models. This guy’s big brothers within the same collection but part of the Swiss Crono Series, just get more and more detailed and technical. If that’s your preference, here’s one with a loaded dial and a band that weaves stainless steel into the polyurethane.

The Invicta Men’s Corduba 6916 retails for $795. But I located it at multiple sites online for under $200, even from common sellers like Amazon and Newegg. For that kind of price, the clean and sporty look of of this Swiss quartz timepiece is a great value. My only precaution would be the size. Not everyone can wear a 55mm face. If you’re someone who can, this one’s worth trying on.

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