23 Jul 2012

Men’s Invicta II, with Gold Dial, Black Leather Strap, and Quartz Movement (0856) Review

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Written by Quinn M. Redfield

The Invicta II (0856) gives you a chic, expensive look for a very reasonable price. It can be worn just about anywhere, with it’s durable build and relatively neutral color scheme.

Features:

  • Tachymeter Scale
  • Flame-fusion Crystal
  • Day and Date Sub-dials
  • Japanese-quartz Movement
  • Water-resistant (100m/330ft)

The Invicta II (0856) is designed with precise Japanese-quartz movement, durable flame-fusion crystal, and a screw-down case back. It is water-resistant down to 100 meters (330 feet). The dial is impact and scratch resistant. A stainless steel bezel and push/pull, coin edge, crown finish the solid design.

The stainless steel case is plated in 18K gold. It measures 44 millimeters in diameter and 13 millimeters thick. Its black leather band extends 8.7 inches and sits at 22 millimeters wide. The band is secured by a gold plated, stainless steel buckle clasp. Framing the dial, is stainless steel bezel. The bezel is engraved with a tachymeter scale. In the center of the dial, two sub-dials indicate the day and date. These are also marked with black, Arabic numerals and are indicated by small, black hands.

The Invicta II (0856) Rear View

The Invicta II’s Black, Leather Strap is Secured by a Gold Plated, Stainless Steel Buckle Clasp.

The Invicta II has a gold dial with white and gold-tone, luminous hour and minute hands to indicate the time. Luminous, black markers indicate every hour while a large, Arabic twelve sits at the top. Small, black, Arabic numerals and hatch marks line the outer rim of the dial and count off the minutes.

The Invicta II has a fairly expensive look, but it comes at a very reasonable price. While it is normally listed at $395.00, it can be found online for less than $200. Check for deals on sites such as: Amazon.com, WorldOfWatches.com, and WatchesOnNet.com where prices currently range from $119-192.56 with little to no cost for shipping.

Pros:
Stylish
Durable
Comfortable
Highly Readable

Cons:
Fewer Functions

The Invicta II cannot boast too many features, but its durable build and Japanese-quartz movement keep this watch competitive. If you’re an avid traveler, the tachymeter scale is a nice addition. The Invicta II also has sub-dials displaying the day of the week and date. Apart from these though, the watch offers no other functions.

The Invicta II could follow you just about anywhere. Not only does it have a classic and relatively neutral size, but it’s durable design keeps it from being damaged even under heavy use. Whether you’re at work or hitting the gym, this timepiece is good to go day or night.

The Invicta II (0856) to scale

The Invicta II is 44 millimeters in Diameter and 13 millimeters Thick.

Its black on gold color scheme is both attractive and easy to read. White stitching frames the black, leather strap handsomely, and the black on gold dial has a clean, warm, and sophisticated look. The contrasting colors and size of the dial make this watch highly readable, and luminous hands and markers keep it legible even in low-light conditions.

The Invicta II is a comfortable fit for most men. The strap is the standard length for men’s watches, so it fits most wrists. The leather flexes with your wrist well, and the case isn’t so large that it bumps into the back of your hand. The watch suits men with fairly large wrists well, but it doesn’t look bulky on smaller wrists either. If you prefer larger watches, you may want to look at watches closer to 50mm in diameter, but in general, the Invicta II is a very comfortable size.

Summary:
The Invicta II (0856) has a chic, expensive look that can easily be dressed up or down. It’s comfortable fit and durable design make it an easy choice in the morning. You’d be hard pressed to find a better fit for a more reasonable price.

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