19 Feb 2012

Invicta Men’s Speedway Chronograph 6933 Review

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Written by: Jared Johnsen

Men looking for a versatile watch that also looks good next to white cuffs can’t help but notice the Invicta Men’s Speedway Chronograph 6933, which blends a formal finish with sporty features. It’s rose-gold and silver color scheme reflect an air of refinement while the chronographic sub-dials are reminiscent of classic sport designs.

It’s not my first color choice, but the 18kt rose gold plated dial does add subtle warmth to the brushed stainless steel bracelet. On the dial 3 chronographic sub-dials with 60-second, 60-minute, and 24-hour functions sit just inside the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions, and the rose-gold and black is broken up only with a black and white date window between the 4 and 5 o’clock position. Comfortably secured with a stainless steel bracelet, this watch is closed with a diver buckle and safety lock.

Belonging to the Invicta Speedway collection, the Men’s Speedway Chronograph 6933 is handsomely crafted, offers good water resistance, Tritnite® luminous hands, and a screw down case. One noticeable difference, however, is the movement, which is Japanese cut quartz instead of Swiss. I’m not sure the accuracy would really suffer, but guys determined to have the Swiss stuff won’t find it here. Here’s what they will find.

Features:

  • 18kt rose gold plating
  • 3 chronographic sub-dials
  • Flame fusion crystal
  • Stainless steel band with diver buckle and safety lock
  • 200-meter (660 ft) water resistance
  • Date window
  • Professional Japanese quartz movement

    Invicta Men's Speedway 9223

    The Invicta Men's Speedway 9223 offers a similar look without the rose gold details.

Other watches in the Speedway collection offer non-rosy finishes. Some of them used black ion plating in place of the rose gold throughout the timepiece. Others, for example, like the Invicta Men’s Speedway 9223 pictured here, use black ion plating on the dial and have a brushed stainless steel bracelet.

Retailing for $450, the Invicta Men’s Speedway Chronograph 6933 is a pretty good value. The lower price tag is probably a reflection of the Japanese quartz rather than the Swiss grade that is more often sought after, though I doubt any accuracy differences would be noticeable. Also, it’s selling at several online stores for under a $100. For that kind of deal it would be hard to find a better value. If you’re looking for a dressy watch with sporty features on a stainless steel band, this collection has some fine models that are more than within reach. Those looking for the prestige of Swiss precision or sporty durability will probably need to look elsewhere.

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