1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 December 2011
I bought two at once. The price was very good for an automatic japanese watch. Both items arrived in time and they all have all the manufacture docummentation and very nice big black boxes. One of them had a small scratch on the internal part of the crystal. Probably problems at Invicta factory - quality control problems. Anyway the scratch is tiny but it can be seen without a magnifier.
The watch is big (diam around 50-55mm). I do not have big wrist but the watch is looking nice on my wrist. The mechanism is Miyota with 21 jewels. The nice part is that the rotor is signed by Invicta - says there "Invicta since 1837" - nice although I do not think is accurate. The crystal is not sapphire or flame fusion. It is mineral crystal which slighlty magnifies everything. The bezel is working fine. The crown is very nice and easy to use. The bracelet is good and sturdy although the pins are not trustworthy. The hands got a slightly different colour that the hour marks even in the picture they look similar. The lume is only applied on the hands. The watch is slightly bling-blin but somehow it is a nice watch. The watch got a very nice seethrough back. For up to 100 GBP this is a very nice watch to own. Both of them they are accurate for a normal automatic mechanism. Less accurate than a ETA swiss 2824 -2 or Sellita swiss SW200 but probably you will need a weekly adjustment which is fair. The mechanism is non hacking but it has history and is well known to be reliable. I gave it 3 stars because I've seen one at 400 GBP. It is not a 400 GBP watch. But if it is under 100GBP then consider my evaluation at 4 stars. 1 star less than maximum because of the internal crystal scratch on the of the two I've bought.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 March 2012
This is the second Invicta Watch I have bought in a month. Not my normal choice in watches ,but nice just the same.
This is a hefty brute, I have not weighed but dont buy it if you have limp wrist. Screw down crown was a bit stiff
but has improved over the days. The finish is very good & watch is accurate to couple of seconds a day.
If I dont enthuse & drool its because I,m Bi-Colour man. I notice someone has mentioned in their review that the hands are not the same shade of blue as the batons but nothing is perfect.I have to remember not wear this in the
bar as the arm wrestling bully behind it will want to rip my arm off. But on second thoughts she will do it any way.
Still a nice watch & worth the money.