I am not always a fan of Invicta watches, but with the number of pieces they release, there are bound to be some cool ones. Lately I have been fascinated with watches that have wood in them. Some watches are all wood, while others use the material for the dial, or other elements of the watch. Invicta has taken wood and used it in their Pro Diver watch, for the "Pro Diver Wood" watch. You can see that wood is used as the center link in the bracelet, as well as for the dial.
The wood used is actually teak - a popular wood when it comes to water resistance. Well, I have feeling it is highly treated though. The links in the bracelet are capped in steel to reduce wear. While the dial isn't the epitome of clarity, it is considered "unbusy" by Invicta standards. In all steel, the case is 48mm wide, and actually have a really attractive looking rotating diver's bezel.
Going back to the bracelet, you'll notice the use of what looks like tons of screws to hold it together. Feels like Invicta wanted to make a statement on how "this bracelet does not use pins!" Most of the Pro Diver watches have the diver's helmet logo, which is found on the end-links of the bracelet, as well as on the caseback of the watch. At 200 meters water resistant, the watch is suitable for enough diving duty. Invicta uses a lume called "Tritnite," which is probably not as good as SuperLumiNova, but should do the trick. There is enough lume on the dial for it to work out well for night viewing.
The watch uses a sapphire coated mineral crystal that Invicta calls "flame fusion." This is like a middle ground between fully sapphire crystals and mineral ones. I don't know too much about living with them, but I at least wanted you to know what flame fusion was. Inside the watch is a Swiss Ronda 5040.D quartz chronograph movement. Really not much more I can say about that.
If you are into wood, they you might just be into this watch. I think it is pretty swanky over all and would certainly sport it whenever wood is appropriate. Price is $487.50 via ShopNBC.com.
- Bracelet: Stainless Steel
- Movement: Swiss Parts Ronda 5040.D Quartz Chronograph
- Crystal: Flame Fusion
- Crown: Screw Down w/ Function Pushers
- Clasp: Deployant
- Bracelet Measurements: 8" L x 24mm W
- Case Measurements: 48mm
- Water Resistance: 20 ATM - 200 meters - 660 feet
- Model Number: IN0164
- UPC: 843836001649
- Warranty: One year limited warranty by Invicta with the option to extend warranty to a total of five years.