01 Mar 2012

Invicta Women’s Wildflower Gold-Toned Rubber Quartz 5922

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Written by: Holly Troupe

Invicta Wildflower Gold Toned Rubber Quartz Side View

Invicta Wildflower Gold Toned Rubber Quartz Side View

Wildflowers are soft, lovely and effervescently springtime. Then what, exactly, is pastoral and bucolic about a gigantic gold plated watch with a drab and lusterless polyurethane strap? The Invicta Wildflower Gold Toned Rubber Quartz is meant–in some strange and expressionist way–to invoke the spirit of frothy and colorful flora. Unfortunately, it is more reminiscent of gaudy rims on a pimped out ride.

Watch Features:

  • Analog Display
  • 37mm Gold Toned Stainless Steel Case with 12mm Thickness
  • Chronograph Sub-dials for Date, Day and 60-Seconds
  • Gold Toned Luminous Dial
  • Gold Toned, Stainless Steel Unidirectional Bezel
  • Gold Toned Hour Markers
  • Gold Toned Hands
  • Black Polyurethane Band with Offset Golden Wire
  • Japanese Quartz Movement
  • Water Resistant up to 330ft

Adding touches of glamour to materials like black polyurethane and hard plastic seems about as useless as adding touches of bling to a carburetor. But it is fashionable, certainly. Youngsters love gilded trinkets, and the Wildflower Rubber Quartz is definitely that. It has a substantial 37mm stainless steel gold-toned case with a web-patterned dial. The hands are gold toned, as are the hour markers. There are three sub-dials for the day, date and 60-second chronograph functions. There is a unidirectional bezel, also in gold-toned stainless steel, and the dull black strap has an offset gold band along its length. It is a muscular study in gold and black; not unlike the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Invicta Wildflower Gold Toned Quartz Back View

Invicta Wildflower Gold Toned Quartz Back View

It is curious that a timepiece, which wants so much to be glamorous, is outfitted with diver’s watch features. The unidirectional bezel, the water resistance of up to 330ft, and the appalling rubber strap seem to suggest that this is a divers/sports watch at its very core. But how could one successfully dive with it? Oh sure; it would probably survive the briny deep, but would the dial be readable? Since the dial is golden, the hour markers are golden, the bezel is golden and the hands are golden, I would say… no. However, if a diver found herself suddenly called upon at a dinner party to go and examine a sunken trawler, perhaps she would be thankful she was outfitted in at least one modestly functional piece of equipment.

Many women will find the strap a bit long, and the watch must be hastily returned to the manufacturer for resizing to keep the warranty true. The timepiece’s functionality is perfectly serviceable. The movement is precise, and the watch itself is plenty durable with its scratch-resistant, mineral crystal dial window. It is just a question of personal taste. The watch is big. The watch is gold-toned. The watch has a band that looks as though it was fashioned out of a piece of tire swing. That is all.

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