21 Feb 2012

Invicta Men’s Pro Diver GMT Quartz 6994

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Written by: Holly Troupe

Invicta Pro Diver GMT Black Polyurethane Quartz Side View 6994

Invicta Pro Diver GMT Black Polyurethane Quartz Side View 6994

The size of wristwatches is getting flat-out absurd. Has mankind’s vision universally deteriorated? Are timepiece manufacturers competing to see who can stuff the maximum number of barely legible sub-dials and embellishments onto one watch face? Well, for those who like their timepieces approximately the same size as bread plates, behold the Invicta Pro Diver GMT 6994.

Watch Features:

  • Analog Display
  • Gold-Toned Stainless Steel 48mm Case with 17mm Thickness
  • 26mm Polyurethane Band with Gold-Toned Links and Traditional Buckle
  • Mineral Crystal Dial Window
  • Centrally Placed GMT Sub-Dial
  • Magnified Date Window at 3 o’clock marker
  • Green Luminous Dial with Gold Toned Hands and Hour Markers
  • Stainless Steel Unidirectional Bezel
  • Swiss Quartz Movement
  • Water Resistant up to 330ft

The case is a beastly 48mm, with a thickness of 17mm and a watch band width of 26mm. Even if this was the sort of timepiece that marries well with business or formal attire (it isn’t), trying to fit this watch under a standard dress cuff would prove impossible because of its bulk. It is quite heavy, too. The combination of the green dial and the gold-toned stainless steel case is pleasing to the eye — however, the industrial polyurethane watch band strips all of the elegance given by the color scheme.

Invicta Pro Diver GMT Black Polyurethane Quartz Back View 6994

Invicta Pro Diver GMT Black Polyurethane Quartz Back View 6994

Practically speaking, this is a perfectly serviceable diver’s watch. Yes, it’s sporty. Yes, it can be worn while running, walking, hiking, climbing, diving, spinning, skipping, bouncing and generally running amok, as most athletes or sports fanciers are wont to do. It is certainly sturdy, and it has the unidirectional bezel common to diver’s watches. The dial is luminescent for easy legibility and features a Greenwich Mean Time sub-dial at the center. The water resistance is up to 330ft, which is acceptable but not impressive. The dial window is a scratch resistant mineral crystal, and the movement is a precise Swiss Quartz.

This is a watch of considerable heft. It feels heavy in the hand; it looks bulbous on the wrist; it might snag on jacket sleeves. If you are smaller boned, this piece will make you look as if you’re wearing a spare tire around your wrist. But on the plus side, it’s sturdy, it’s solid, it’s accurate, it has the basic components required of a diver’s watch and it conforms to today’s established timepiece fashion guidelines.

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