08 Feb 2012

Invicta Terra Retro Military 0350 Watch Review

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Shows the Invicta 0350 stainless steel case and black leather strap from the back view. Note the large stainless tang buckle.

Back view of the Invicta 0350

Written by: Kimberly Lavoie

Attention! At ease…that’s how you’ll feel wearing the Invicta Terra Retro Military 0350. It will grab your attention with its good looks, and keep you at ease with its casual style and sturdy construction. This piece of the Invicta Force collection salutes our military with a 24-hour subdial, stainless steel case and black leather strap.

Like all Invicta watches, this timepiece is meant to please the frugal discriminating watch enthusiast. Originally priced at $395, the 0350 is now available from several retailers for less than $100. What a deal! Described as sturdy and solid, you can wear this watch as an every day timepiece without worrying about wear and tear affecting the appearance. The 0350 comes packed with features:

  • Precise Swiss-quartz movement
  • Flame fusion scratch-resistant crystal
  • Faux “chronograph style” dials read out day, month, and 24 hour clock
  • Date window at three o’clock
  • Luminous hands for night-time visibility
  • Water resistant to 330 feet (100 meters) – but not recommended for swimming or bathing

Several similar watches are produced by Invicta. The 0351 is the same design but with a white face. The 0352 has a brown face. There is also another series with a slightly darker “gun metal” finish on the case. In each of these models you’ll find an easily read face due to the size – 45 mm diameter, large Arabic indexes, and well laid out sub-dials. You’ll also find high quality materials and intuitive design. Users say the dials are easy to set and maintain using two push buttons and the textured crown.

Pros: For a high quality watch this price can’t be beat. All of the materials and workmanship are high quality and durable. The watch is easily sized to an average to large wrist.

Cons: Smaller wrists may be overwhelmed by the large watch face. One owner complains that the band does not adjust small enough for his wrist. On the other hand if you have a thicker wrist you’ll be pleased to find a watch that can accommodate you. Several owners also note that the hour and minute hand luminous portions have a very similar length. In dim light when you’ve lost track of the time and the hands are close together it will take more than a glance to discern the time. Also be aware that though the case is water-resistant the leather band should not be submerged and neither are rated for diving or swimming.

In all the Invicta 0350 has several nice features for a casual men’s every day watch. Price for value this watch can’t be beat.

 

 

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