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Nice but big watch.
on February 7, 2011
I have only had this watch for a couple of weeks and worn it perhaps 5 times. In that time, I have received several compliments on it. Invicta does have a nice sense of style and attention-grabbing design. I like this watch quite a bit.
First, though, be aware that this is a very large diameter watch. It has a tendency to be a little too big and intrusive, especially if you have long sleeves on. The crown will have a tendency to dig into the back of your hand as well. It is also not very thin. This is definitely not the watch for those who have small wrists unless you're going for the Flavor Flav look. This is a substantial watch.
Other than that, though, you can judge from the picture how the face looks. I'll say that the date function is actually rather difficult to interpret as the font size for the numbers is very small and it's difficult sometimes to gauge whether the hand is pointing to a number or to the dots in between. Also there is no way to easily set the date. The crown on my version only has one position and it only permits me to set the time. To set the date properly, I ended up having to work the minute/hour hands around and around to manually advance the date by one day every 2 full revolutions of the hour hand. You can alternately move the hands around to just past midnight and then reverse to just before 10pm and rock back and forth between those two positions to play on the mechanism that advances the date. However, this seems to me to be rather hard on the mechanicals. Once set, though, you should have little reason to have to fight that battle again.
The brown leather band is basic and faux (pressed-in) texture. It serves its purpose just fine. I would consider a band upgrade on it at some point in the future, but it isn't a high priority. As with most Invicta bands that are not metal, I found this band to be a little bit short in length. Thus, counterintuitively, if you have large wrists, you may find that the band is not large enough, despite the huge diameter of the watch body.
As I said, though, this is a nice watch overall and I do recommend it provided you're prepared for its sheer size. It is not the largest watch Invicta makes (there are several diver's watches much larger), but this is markedly bigger than almost any other commonly available watch you'll find in a department store. I'm not sure, but you might be able to signal low-flying planes with this.