15 May 2012

Invicta Russian Diver Black Ion Plated Quartz 594 Watch Review

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by Erin Brogan

Do you want to feel smarter by the second? With the Men’s Invicta Russian Diver Purple Carbon Fiber Dial Black Rubber& Black Ion Plated Quartz 594 Watch, you can start your new “smart” look off right.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, has been seen on multiple occasions wearing his Invicta Russian Diver watch. Can we get any more adept than a bodybuilding, famous actor turned governor? Perhaps the other Invicta celebrity fans can answer that question.

Arnold Schwarzenegger sporting Invicta Watch

Arnold Schwarzenegger sporting Invicta Russian Diver Watch

Pros:

  • Heavy-duty case
  • Luminescent hands and Markers
  • Calendar
  • Adjustable straps
  • Water resistant
  • GMT
  • Screw-down crown
  • Cheap in price

This particular Swiss-made, quartz-movement, analog timepiece features a lot of detailed handiwork. Underneath the mineral crystal is a purple rope pattern resembling the hatched look of a Chinese finger trap toy. At the top center of the dial, the Invicta logo and a large spider replacing the 12:00 marker can be found. The outer ring of numbers displays GMT time, based in Greenwich, London, which is read by a thin, silver hand with a spider on the end. The inner circle displays giant, easy-to-read even numbers with large markers indicating the hour of every numeral. The hour and minute hands are a luminescent silver corresponding to a warped wrench, and a skinny line of silver ticks away the seconds. At the 3:00 marking a tiny square shows the day of the week.

The black, stainless steel, circular, bezel closes the casing off with a sporty wheel bearing edged look. On the side of the case, the crown is highlighted with a screw-down cap, so the time remains accurate without any accidental nudgings of the knob. The cap is also bolted to the side of the bezel with a chain to keep it from falling when you decide its time to change the hands on the clock.

Celebrities sporting Invicta

Celebrities sporting Invicta Watches

Invicta creates sports watches, and has not failed in creating an unique sporty look to this timepiece. The black rubber bracelet features the same appearance as an elastic metal watchband, without getting caught in your arm hair. To adjust the straps, simply screw the pins into each link according to the size of your wrist, allowing for you to tailor the wristwatch to your liking. Not to mention, the price of the designer watch is low, listing at $895 with a 87% discount on Invicta’s Amazon site. This is way below most high-end watches usually starting at around $10,000 and increasing from there.

As the name suggests, this watch is water-resistant up to 100m. This signals that the watch is appropriate for recreational surfing, snorkeling, swimming, sailing and other water sports.

Cons:

  • Hefty
  • Pins easy to lose
  • Poorly constructed

If Invicta were to point out that it is a “Diver’s 100m,” the watch holds the minimum ISO standard for scuba diving at depths not required for helium gas. There is no record of this, so unfortunately, the watch does not live up to its name.

Invicta Russian Diver Back View

Invicta Russian Diver Back View

Invicta Russian Diver Side View

Invicta Russian Diver Side View

To describe the overall appearance of the timepiece, one might call this watch over-sized, hefty, or bulky. In its defense, many sports and mens watches have this exact visual aspect. It could represent your particular style. Most larger watches are heavy to clutch on your wrist. This watch is very lightweight, a well-liked characteristic, which also indicates the poor quality of the branded watch.

Many have commented on the pins and screws that hold the bracelet together. They work wonderfully in adjusting the strap to a comfortable, tailored fit. They also are very small and extremely easy to lose. The hands easily break off

So, if you are looking for a cheap thrill, similar to the quality of Forever XVI clothing which wears out after one to two outings, this is the perfect fashion statement for you. The one-year warranty should keep your watch up to standard, but after that you are on your own. Be smart and look into ever detail before following the celebrity crowd.

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