09 Jul 2012

Men’s Invicta II Chronograph Stainless Steel with Black Dial (0621) Review

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Written by Quinn M. Redfield

The Invict II is a versatile and highly functional men’s accessory. This timepiece combines the durability of a sports watch with the chic look of a casual to professional watch.

The Invicta II Chronograph has a stainless steel case and bezel. The case measures 45mm in diameter and is 12mm thick. The band is standard men’s length and 22mm wide. The stainless steel on the case and bracelet are brushed and polished. The bracelet is 9.5 inches long and 22mm wide. It latches with a deployment clasp, also made from stainless steel and complete with safety.

Silver-tone, luminous hands and Arabic numerals contrast nicely against the black dial. Three sub-dials – 60 second, 30 minute, and 12 hour – adorn the center of the dial and are framed in silver hoops. A date display, positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock, is set in white with black numerals making it easily readable.

Swiss-quartz movement keeps the Invicta II displaying time precisely. Invicta’s signature durable flame-fusion crystal makes the watch more impact-resistant than others. It is water resistant down to 100 meters (330 feet). The unidirectional stainless steel bezel has a contrasting black ring marked with a Tachymeter scale in white numerals.

The Invicta II Chronograph (0621) Shown with Measurments - 45mm in diameter and 12mm thick

The Invicta II Chronograph Measures 45mm in Diameter and is 12mm Thick.

Features:

  • Luminous
  • Date Display
  • Water-resistant
  • Tachymeter Scale
  • 60 second, 30 minute, and 12 hour Sub-dials

The Invicta II typically retails for $695.00, but can be found on sites like TheWatchery.com, WorldofWatches.com, or Amazon.com for around $75.00 with little to no cost in shipping. This price is extremely reasonable when you consider the durable make up of the watch and multiple sub-dials.

The stainless steel make-up of the Invicta II makes it highly durable. A screw-down stainless steel case back and push/pull crown help to seal the timepiece, making it water-resistant down to 100 meters (330) feet. Invicta’s signature flame-fusion crystal helps protect the watch against impact. Additionally, Swiss quartz movement keeps the Invicta II displaying accurate time.

The stainless steel is brushed and polished to refine the look, and sets in sharp, chic contrast to a black dial. This gives the otherwise heavy duty watch a more refined look. This makes the watch wearable in a variety of settings while the black and silver color scheme would suite most outfits. Still, the watch can only be dressed up so much, so plan on this for a casual to work watch with the durability you’d need outdoors or in the gym.Rear View of the Invicta II Chronograph (0621) showing its stainless steel bracelet and deployment clasp.

The high contrast between the silver-tone hands and numerals and the black dial combine with the large watch face to make the Invicta II highly readable. The numerals and hands are also luminous, helping keep the watch readable even in low-light conditions.

Summary:
The Invict II combines the durability of a sports watch with the chic look of a casual to professional look, making it a versatile men’s accessory. While I’d steer clear of the full retail price, the watch is fairly easy to find online. Given the look and quality of the watch’s design, anything under $100.00 is an excellent price.

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