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Watch of the Week #6- Invicta 17203 Aviator

Welcome back to week 6’s watch of the week. Today, we are excited to show you our choice for this week, the Invicta 17203 Aviator. In need of a chronograph with some character? Then the Invicta 17203 aviator chronograph is definitely the watch for you!!

MATERIAL

Let’s first talk about the material of the watch. Overall, stainless steel is used for the case, case back, the bezel as well as the band. For the case and case back, it features nice stainless steel with brushed finishing. The bracelet also has a nice brushed and polished finishing alternate with one another in a bead of rice style.

Invicta on hand (Source: amazon.com)

On top of that, a plating of rose gold finish is used for the fixed bezel, giving it a nice contrast to the stainless steel body. Even the pushers also have a nice rose gold plating on it.

Invicta concept (Source:invictawatch.com)

Rose gold pushers (Source: Amazon.com)

SURFACE APPEARANCE

 

Let’s talk about the appearance because this watch caught my attention the first time I saw it. Besides the striking rose gold bezel, you can also see the handsome metallic blue dial on its face. Moreover, the tachymeter scale is printed on it in white color on top of the shining blue dial.

Invicta (Source:Amazon.com)

In case you do not know, a tachymeter is used to measure the speed of an object over a certain distance. Further to that, there are also the nice addition of compass markers in red on the North, South, East, and West position.

Side view (Source:jomashop.com)

In addition, the dauphine style hands are also rose gold, with some luminous for glow in the dark. Only the second hands are not rose gold and no luminous. Lastly, the Invicta with a wing symbol in rose gold is also present on the dial.

 

DIMENSIONS

Top view (Source: invictawatch.com)

The diameter of the case is 48mm and 13mm thick to house the VD57 movement. Also, the bracelet’s width is 24mm and the length is the 225mm length from one end to the other end. Additionally, a fold-over style clasp with safety release valve feature is used to combine both ends of the bracelet.

 

ENGINE/ MOVEMENT

 

This watch features a Japanese quartz movement, the Hattori VD57 chronograph quartz movement.  This is a standard men’s chronograph with 3 sub-dials. It features a minute, hour and second hand, with an additional date window at 3 o’clock. Moreover, the 3 sub-dials include a 60 minute, 60 second and 1/10th of a second function.

VD57 movement (Source:esslinger.com)

One thing I really like about the Invicta is that different sub-dials have different designs. For example, for the date window, there is a nice circular cut-out of a few inches in circumference. On top of that, the 60-minute dial at 9 o’clock also has a nice circular semi-circular cut-out with a fixed red arrow to indicate minute.

Movement back view (Source:Esslinger.com)

As for the 1/10th dial at 12 o’clock and 60-second dial (6 o’clock), it features a golden circular cut-out with four square corners. Extra design can be seen by the addition of white target lines, almost resembling a shooting target.

 

EXTRA FEATURES

Back View (Source: Amazon.com)

Other features of the watch including a 100 feet/330 m water depth resistance, suitable for swimming but not professional saturation diving. On top of that, the crown is push/pull type to allow adjustment of time and date. Lastly, the flame fusion crystal, (famous among Invicta watches) is used to protect the dials and the movement of the watch.

 

 

 

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