18 Jun 2012

Invicta Men’s Reserve Chronograph Silver Dial Black Rubber Chronograph F0004 Review

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Written by: L.J. Hughes

So, you want to be flashy? You need that extra something to make your outfit pop! The Invicta Men’s Reserve Chronograph Silver Dial Black Rubber Chronograph F0004 is the perfect watch for you. Do not go a day without uping your style.

But, first – some history.

Invicta was founded in 1837 in La Chaux-de-fonds, Switzerland by Raphael Picard, who had the radical notion that fine Swiss timepieces could be offered at modest prices. For more than a century, the assiduous little company created manual and automatic winding timepieces of exceptional design and construction. Like many Swiss names of its day, the brand all but disappeared during the quartz invasion of the early ‘70s. In 1991, descendants of the Invicta family re-established the brand holding firm to the company’s founding principle. Privately owned and operated, Invicta has been better able to ensure the absolute highest standard in each watch produced.

Looks nice, right? This eye-catching watch certainly has a number of features. Along with it’s regular silver 12-hour dial feature, the F0004 comes with sub dials made from gunmetal that count 60 seconds, 30 minutes and every 1/10 second. In addition to knowing the time down to the exact tenth of a second, the watch comes with a built-in calendar (displayed between the 4’o-clock and 5’o-clock hour). The case is made of stainless steel, making the watch a tad heavy. However, to assist with it’s possible heaviness, it comes with a buckle-type fastener made of rubber to make it easier for any user to wear this watch.

What else can you tell me?
Well…

  • Case back: Screw-down
  • Bezel: Unidirectional
  •  Clasp: Tang buckle
  • Crystal: Flame fusion
  • Movement: Quartz collection
  • Water resistance: 100 ATM/ 1000 meters/ 3300 feet
  • Case measurements: 52 millimeters diameter x 22 meters thick
  • Strap measurements: 26 millimeters wide x 9.25 inches long

If you’re still a little “ify,” listen to this:

“With a bold design, this Invicta chronograph has a poised and calm ambience that’s sure to have you looking twice.”

And wait, there is more!

Invicta Men's Reserve Chronograph Silver Dial Black Rubber Chronograph - F0004: Caseback

The F0004 caseback.

 

Pros:

  • Nice build quality
  • Beautiful look
  • Unique
  • Sporty
  • Comfortable
  • Nicest of all Invicta watches
  • Big

So, what’s the catch you ask?
Well…

Cons:

  • Luminosity is less than average
  • White hands over silver dial make it hard to read in lower light settings
  • Uncomfortable to wear
  • “Top heavy”

In this case, the good outweighs the bad. You cannot go wrong with this watch. If flashy, noticeable, fashionable, sporty, and eye-catching watches are your style then get the Invicta Men’s Reserve Chronograph Silver Dial Black Rubber Chronograph F0004. One day with this watch, and watch the compliments roll in.

Fun Fact: The Reserve watches are also known as the “Venom” watches.

***The F0004 not for you? No need to worry. Check out the Invicta Venom Reserve Collection Chronograph Gunmetal Ion-Plated F0003.***

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