10 Feb 2012

Invicta Men’s Sea Hunter Black Dial Red Polyurethane Quartz Watch 1691 Review

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By Lindsay Karzon

An electrifying red band makes the Invicta Men’s Sea Hunter Black Dial Red Polyurethane Quartz Watch 1691 stand out. The bright strawberry color rubber band sports a bold, trendy look that you can’t miss.

Fabulous Features: As implied by its name and the red sea hunter logo inscribed on the dial, this watch is perfect for seafarers and swimmers. Water resistant, you will be able to perform nearly any underwater feat up to 100 meters or 330 feet. The nifty calendar function at the four o’clock position reminds you of the date. Large luminous indices, big Arabic numerals, and grand solid silver tone luminous hour and minute hands make viewing time easy at a glance. The vibrant color contrast of the red polyurethane strap with the black dial ensures that the dynamic colors of this watch are likely to illicit many smiles. The Swiss quartz movement of the Invicta 1691 is protected by a stainless steel case and stainless steel bezel with a synthetic sapphire dial cover.

Drawback: Although the hour indices are large and luminous, reading time would be more ideal if these indices were replaced with Arabic numerals. Nevertheless, both the color and size of the markers aid in the readability of the time.

Alternatives: If you like the style of the Invicta 1691, but aren’t a fan of the red band, then you might like the Invicta Men’s Sea Hunter Black Dial Yellow Polyurethane timepiece 1689. The style is similar to the Invicta 1691, except it has a catchy yellow band. Another option for those who like orange is the Invicta Men’s Sea Hunter Black Dial Orange Watch 1690. For those who find the vibrant band colors overwhelming, you may want to consider either the Invicta Stainless Steel Lefty Sea Hunter Swiss Quartz Rubber Strap Men’s Watch 1545 or 1548. The 1545 model has a gold bezel and the 1548 model has a blue bezel, which add color to the design while keeping a traditional black rubber band.  However, if the bright band and bezel colors aren’t for you, then check out the Invicta Men’s Sea Hunter Black Dial Rubber Watch 1544. It is the same style, but with an ordinary, black rubber band and stainless steel bezel.

Pricing: At $695 U.S. retail, the Invicta 1691 is costly. However, you can find many great sales online. This excellent timepiece is currently selling for as low as $141.54 at worldofwatches.com.

Pros:

  • Vibrant red band
  • Well-balanced color contrast between the band and dial
  • Large, solid, luminous hands
  • Big numeral markers and indices

Con:

  • Lack of numeral hour markings
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