Welcome back to week 17 of the watch of the week series. Despite the busy schedule for the past 2-3 weeks, I still want to continue writing for you all. And therefore, today we will take a look at the watch of this week, which is the Invicta Pro diver series. If you are ready, then let’s read more about this week’s Watch of the Week!!
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First, let’s talk about the material of this watch. Firstly, stainless steel is used as the main material for the case and the two-tone bracelet. On top of that, the trifold buckle is also stainless steel material. As for the crystal, this watch uses the Flame Fusion crystal, which is a trademark of the Invicta watch brand.
Invicta Logo (Source: Invictawatch.com)
This dive watch is using a Japanese quartz movement from Hattori. The exact model of the movement its using is a Hattori caliber VD53. Some basic information about this movement is that it has a diameter of 12 3/4 “‘ or 29.55mm wide. On top of that, its thickness of the movement is 4.57mm thick.
Picture of the movement (Source: Calibercorner.com)
On top of that, the VD53 is a classic 3 hand movement with other functions. In fact, the functions include a 60-second indicator, 24 hours indication and also 60 minutes indications. An extra function of this movement is the date function at the 4 o’clock position.
Invicta Guide to VD53 (Source: Calibercorner.com)
And oh, did we mentioned that this watch is water resistance up to 220 meters or 660 feet? Other information about this movement can be found on the website calibercorner.com through this link.
This section is purely for the general dimensions of the watch. Enclosing the 29.5mm diameter movement is a 48 mm stainless steel case. As for the dimensions of the bracelet, the lugs width can fit a bracelet of 26 mm in width.
DIALS AND BEZEL
Okay, let’s get straight to the point and talk about the design of this watch. Firstly, the most noticeable feature or design is dark blue and deep-set dial. There is also small traces of dark blue color on the uni-directional rotating bezel, with small coatings of gold surrounding the blue bezel. Gold is also found on the circle index and numerals on the blue background dials.
Front view (Source: Amazon.com)
Next, you can also see the circular index on the dial, which indicates the hours from 1 to 11. As for the 12th-hour marker, the Invicta logo is carved and placed at the middle. One thing to notice is that Invicta painted the 1-11th-hour markers with luminous to increase visibility in low light, making it glow in the dark. For extra details, small white numbers which indicate minutes were placed surrounding the hour markers.
We can’t possibly cover all the details since they’re a lot of them, however the ones we can cover include the blue and gold-tone sub-dials at the 3 and 6 o’clock, As for the sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position, there is a brown color surface in the middle of the two gold sub-dials, with additional blue line index markers.
Side view (Source: jomashop.com)
A date window is placed at the 4 o’clock position, with a cyclops lens at the surface of the crystal. This cyclops lens is very common among a lot of divers watches to increase visibility and for aesthetic purposes. Other small noticeable details include the gold crown and chronograph pushers at the side. If you turn to the sides, the middle crown has the Invicta logo.
Lastly, the attention to details of the bracelet design is also amazing. I like the gold links in between each stainless steel links, which makes it look like the Jubilee bracelet. Other than that, you can also see the Invicta logo with some wordings carved at the case back and at the clasp as well. Lastly, you can also see the silver-tone skeletonized hands, with a sword shape on the hour and minute indicators.
Rear View (Source: Jomashop.com)