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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't Even Think About It! Pull That Trigger..., September 22, 2009
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This review is from: Invicta Men's 9212 Speedway Collection Chronograph S Watch (Watch)
Charles Carrol posted the most useful review that you will probably need on this watch in October '07. I can only try to tack on a bit. He also posted several of the customer pictures of this watch. Thanks, Charles. I'm guessing you're a potential friend over at [...]. There are only a couple of things updated or important to note: 1) the listing here says the watch is a 39 mm case design. I checked the Invicta web site and the model listed is 44 mm; the one I received was the smaller one, unfortunately. This is a very popular size, for an older watch, but by today's standards looks small. Maybe you'll get lucky and get the larger one? 2) The price has fluctuated, but right now, it is about $70.00 (but worth more than that; honest). Run, do not walk to get your credit card information. ShopNBC and World of Watches, etc. have never beat that price to my knowledge. 3) The Japanese Myiota movement, made directly and distributed by Seiko Watch Corp., is very accurate and conserves the battery juice. Were this watch a Swiss movement it would be several times the price, but the basic watch functions would not be better. As Charles also said, the Chrono is OK, but it is probably not for someone who lives to hit the drag strip or racetrack every weekend. There are 1/10th second chronos out there in the $100.00 range much more accurate or time critical. Most of us will probably never really use the Chrono, but it looks cool. 4) The gold plating is Invicta's 23 karat Swiss certified/patented method and is guaranteed not to chip, crack, fade or peel during the warranty period. Eyal Laylo, the Invicta Company President, has scratched these gold plated watches with a sharp knife (with a lot of effort) just to demonstrate the gold color is under the scratches! It is fused into the stainless steel. Depending on the age of the watch that ships to you, you might get an upgraded watch crystal. The watch crystal now is "Flame Fusion" which is a mineral crystal (glass) fused chemically/melted together with the sapphire instead of just having a sapphire layer or just a hardened crystal that scratches easy-er. This is supposed to provide a clear, glare-free, tough, scratch resistant surface for your crystal that won't peel off or give you problems. If you get an older model, it might be just hardened crystal.
This watch looks every bit the Rolex Daytona part it was carved out to resemble. It looks sharp, does what it is supposed to do with style and is priced like a "beater" watch right now. You won't regret this purchase, and gifting it will make even a watch geek smile! Even though I have more watches than I can now count, I added this one as a must have to any collection; especially at this price.
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Initial post: Feb 3, 2012 4:33:50 PM PST
Talk about a helpful review, your knowledge is incredible. Had no idea about the patented gold method and flame fusion. Good stuff.

Posted on May 26, 2014 7:36:33 AM PDT
Lots of good information here. Thanks. The only thing keeping me from buying one is the battery replacement requirement. I'll try to find the same Invicta in automatic.
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