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Invicta VINTAGE Pro Diver 31290 Men's Automatic Watch - 40 mm

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Lume has been applied to the indices, bezel pip, and hour and minute hands. Alas, there’s none on the second hand lollipop. The application is even, though it’s not particularly bright or long lasting. Invicta was established in 1837. Translating to “Invincible” in Latin, they were once a prolific watchmaking company. Devastated by the quartz crisis, Invicta was driven to bankruptcy in the 1980s. Nevertheless, I’d like to highlight some things others haven’t mentioned, in case you’re considering buying one. My aim here isn’t to bash the watch, rather to provide you with the full story, so you can make an informed purchasing decision.

Invicta Watch VINTAGE Pro Diver 31290 - Official Invicta Invicta Watch VINTAGE Pro Diver 31290 - Official Invicta

Watch Lists By Style: Best Chronograph Watches | Best Digital Watches | Best Dive Watches | Best Dress/Minimalist Watches | Best Field Watches | Best Rugged/Military Watches The few watches that get a sliver of a fair chance among enthusiasts are among the Pro Diver line, many of which are homages to the Rolex Submariner. The pictures show the strap on a Tudor, which looks very similar to this Invicta. The hands are a bit different, but quite similar.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t quite so impressed by the watch itself. In fact, I think it’s a bit overhyped. Here’s why.

A Invicta you might like? - TZ-UK A Invicta you might like? - TZ-UK

Unfortunately, the finishing of the case leaves something to be desired. While the chamfered edges are a nice touch, the brushed grain is quite large and looks unrefined. This is accentuated in photos, but it’s definitely noticeable with the naked eye.When you buy one, they seem to offer you a box as an add-on. I thought my watch might be shipped loose because of it, but it still comes in the Invicta yellow box, so the additional box they offer must be something else. The unguarded crown is faithful to the Rolex and functionally is excellent. Not only does it have plenty of grippy serrations but is perfectly responsive and a pleasure to use during time adjustments and winding. Bracelet In the hands, it feels decent for the money, which puts me in a rather strange predicament. This 1953 is a good quality watch that’s also well-priced when available at retail cost.

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