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This review is from: Invicta Men's 1090 Russian Diver Rose Gold-tone Stainless Steel Skeleton Watch (Watch)
Big and Beautiful is one way to describe this timepiece. Invicta has 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, 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.
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Initial post: May 3, 2012 9:55:50 PM PDT
does your glows in the dark?
Posted on May 16, 2012 1:10:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2012 1:10:33 AM PDT
Very nice watch but just too big. I've worn 44mm Panerai's and pulled it off --- my wrist is a bit big. This size is silly (probably a pocket watch movement from Asia) and probably hot in the summer. make a 15% smaller one and I'll take it!
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 3:25:43 PM PDT
It is a pocket watch movement from asia.
It has a SeaGull chinese movement which is a very good copy of a well regarded swiss Unitas movement.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 3:25:45 PM PDT
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