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Russian Diver Torpedo!,
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This review is from: Invicta Men's 1088 Russian Diver Stainless Steel and Black Polyurethane Mechanical Watch with Skeleton Window (Watch)
A Torpedo of Time, Russian Diver Collection gets a compliment to it's collection when Invicta released a very appealing Skeleton Watch that although doesn't have Swiss Movement still works like a charm.
This piece, a skeleton watch with both back and front views, also known as a Skeleton with Exhibition Back, is aesthetically amazing. It does not need 24K Gold, Diamonds and a whole bunch of Swarovski Crystals embedded everywhere, it seems that the more "blingy" a watch looks the better it will sell in this current market. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact it's the simplicity of watching time tick away that leaves you feeling satisfied with the Invicta Russian Diver Skeleton.
My reasoning for giving this watch a 4 star review is mainly due to it's striking pose, combine that with an affordable price which swayed me to change this to 5 stars. You get a great watch for an even better price - I paid $130 for mine, the MSRP of $1395 is quite off but the MSRP for nearly all of Invicta's pieces are by no means a guide to the value of the watch.
The watch does not scratch easily, it has had 3 months of wear, and I would wear it at least once a week, I would wear it more often than normal if it wasn't so big, if you have a small wrist or if you have not seen a Invicta Russian Diver in person, you may want to reconsider as this watch truly is a beast, so much so that it took at least a month of wear until I felt comfortable having what felt like a couple of pounds on my wrist.
Also of note is this watch and it's huge crown, annoyingly if you do not put the watch on properly and it slips loosely on your wrist you will find that the crown and it's massive cap, connected by a chain, will hit your wrist and can be quite uncomfortable. This problem would also arise if your wrist was too small.
Fortunately I had a number of Russian Divers and know how big they are so this was not an issue.
In conclusion Invicta have laid down a solid foundation of Skeleton Watches that look the part, this model may not have the luxury of Swiss Movement but the manual wind is not so bad and it keeps time well.
You would be hard pressed to find a large watch like this with Skeleton features front and back for less than $150, if you can, good luck to you.