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Invicta Men’s 12844 Specialty Chronograph 18k Gold Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Watch Review

The Invicta 12844 Specialty Chronograph is a stunning timepiece.

The case is made of 18k gold ion plated stainless steel and measures 45mm with a gold crown and gold pushers. It is covered by a flame fusion mineral crystal which is resistant to scratches.

The 18k gold-ion plated bezel is unidirectional and features a diver’s scale in large Arabic numerals outlined in blue. There is also a diver’s scale on the inner bezel, but with white Arabic numerals.

The dial is a sharp, dark navy blue with three sub dials outlined in purple, gold hands, gold baton hour markers and white Arabic numerals. The hours are marked with both white Arabic numerals and gold baton markers, except for the 12, 9, 6, and 3 o’clock positions which are marked with only baton markers.

There are three sub dials; a 24-hour sub dial at the 3 o’clock position, a 60-second sub dial at the 6 o’clock position and a 60-minute sub dial at the 9 o’clock position. The hands and markers of the Invicta 12844 Specialty Chronograph are infused with Trinite, a luminous material used exclusively by Invicta.

The 18k gold ion-plated stainless steel bracelet is secured via a fold over safety clasp and the watch is water resistant up to 100m or 330ft. It can be worn while swimming and or snorkelling.

The Invicta 12844 Specialty Chronograph uses a Japanese quartz movement.

The Invicta 12844 is a great dress watch. The gold and navy blue of the dial is arresting which makes it very disappointing indeed when the gold plating on the strap starts to rub off after a few days. Like a few other watches from the Invicta brand, the unidirectional bezel does not line up with the watch face when the stop watch is used. It aligns slightly to the left which may not seem like much to some users but can be irksome to others.

Other than that, the Invicta 12844 Specialty chronograph is a very beautiful watch. It has a beautiful design and great functionality, all qualities that Invicta watches are known for. All the chronographic functions on the 12844 Specialty work beautifully. The gold plating isn’t as good as some of Invicta’s other watches so you don’t want to use this as your everyday watch, this is a watch for special occasions.

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