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Invicta Speedway Mens Watch 9223
Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Unidirectional stainless steel bezel with tachymeter. Black dial with tritnite luminous hands and stick hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Luminescent hands and dial markers. Date display between the 4 and 5 o'clock positions. Chronograph - three sub-dials displaying: 60 seconds, 60 minutes and 24 hours. Japanese quartz movement. Scratch resistant mineral crystal. Triple screw down crown. Screw down stainless steel case back. Case diameter: 43 mm. Case thickness: 10.2 mm. Deployment clasp. Water resistant at 200 meters / 660 feet. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph, tachymeter. Invicta Speedway Mens Watch 9223.
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56 of 57 found the following review helpful:
Rolex design/quality without Rolex prices!!!Sep 03, 2005
By A. Jourdan
Just received this stunning Invicta Speedway chronograph today, and I must say that I'm genuinely impressed. This black-faced watch crafted in solid stainless steel has exceeded my expectations for any timepiece at the $130 price point. For starters, the watch comes housed in a bright yellow box with black lettering and logo on the top. Once open, the Speedway greets you while wrapped around a velvet-like pillow of the same case color (real classy).
Finding the owner's manual and warranty papers is kinda tricky...they are hidden behind the 'ceiling' panel of the box. The manual instructions are broad, but I didn't have any problems getting the watch started....ON WITH THE WATCH!!!
The Speedway's heft is good...does not feel cheap or loose at all. You can really feel the weight of the center-piece. The links are solid and brushed stainless steel, while the center has a polished effect. The clasp locks securely and has no obvious weaknesses.
I chose the 9223 because of the high degree of contrast between the subdials, tick marks, and face. The polished stationary bezel greatly complements the silver subdials, which with the 9223 face, add a pleasing pop...even from far. Engraving all around the watch is superb.
Movement of the watch, so far, seems to be right on the money. Although the sweep of the second hand is not entirely in line with the tick marks, timing is adequate as far as I know.
Overall, this watch is a great deal for the price, and I don't think you can get quality like this with any other brand without shelling out hundreds or thousands more.
56 of 58 found the following review helpful:
Mixed BagAug 21, 2010
I really wanted to like this watch, but instead, I'm disappointed. I had a list of features I wanted and I'll go through those as a guide for others with my reaction on each.
1. Good looking? Definitely! As noted by other reviewers, there is a strong resemblance to one of the Rolex models. I would add that it also is very reminiscent of the Omega Speedmaster. This model's looks are what drew me to it in the first place. Not too thrilled about the radiating lines on the face however -- they detract from the classic look of the watch.
2. Solid construction? Yes. Band and case are substantial and the watch has a good weight -- it "feels" like a significantly more expensive watch.
3. Chronograph? Here's where it all falls apart. The Speedway has what I would characterize as a "partial chronograph feature". It looks like a full-featured chronograph -- start and stop buttons, sweep second hand, and 3 sub-dials on its face. Problem is, it's only partly functional as a chronograph. You have to unscrew the start and stop buttons in order to use the chronograph features (I understand it is designed this way to maintain watertight integrity - at least that's what Invicta says). You need to "zero" the hands on the sub-dials before you use the "chronograph" feature. Mine wouldn't, no matter what I did. (I should point out that I have another Invicta chronograph and I had no problem activating and zeroing it, so this may have been a defective sample - which is why I returned it.) The sweep second hand does not work as part of the chronograph -- only the second and minute sub-dials work in this mode. The hour sub-dial just keeps plugging along in 24-hour mode.
4. Warranty? Invicta offers one, but I would suggest you go the company's web site and read it THOROUGHLY before purchasing. The way I read the warranty, if you have ANY work done on the watch by other than an "authorized Invicta dealer", the warranty is void - this appears to even include a battery change. My take on the Invicta warranty? Invicta will be happy to address your needs if you: a) ship the watch back to Invicta at your cost; b) pay for Invicta to return it to you; and c) pay Invicta's charge for actually performing whatever service you need. BTW - have you tried to find an "authorized Invicta dealer"? They all seem to be "discount" sales outlets: Amazon, ShopNBC, etc. And I'd bet those companies are not in the repair business.
Overall, if you: a) want a good looking watch; b) don't need or want a fully functioning chronograph; and c) could care less about warranty work, this is your watch. Otherwise, I'd think twice.
52 of 55 found the following review helpful:
Would give this 6 stars if I couldJun 22, 2011
My purchase of this watch was the result of a lot of investigation, comparison, and interviews. I wasn't sure this was the watch for me, but Amazon's price was too good to pass up. Now that I've had the watch 2 days, I can say without reservation that I LOVE it. It is a classy yet sporty watch. To me the watch face is timeless (no pun intended). Previous to my purchase of this watch, my wife had been telling me it was time to get a "man's" watch implying that my cheapy Casio needed to be retired. She suggested this watch. She made a good choice. Now on to some specifics. Firstly, I uploaded a number of pictures, so take a look at them as well as the comments. I'll reproduce some of the comments here. The actual measurements of the watch are: 43 mm wide, and 12 mm thick. I've read all kinds of measurements everywhere else on the Internet, but I am confident with my measurements. For what its worth, I measured the circle of the watch face, and that measurement alone is 38 mm. And I also measured how far the largest button (the center one) protrudes past the circle, and that measurement is 5 mm. So again, the total outside measurement at its widest point is 43 mm. Also, while shopping for this watch, I noticed that a number of pictures made the watch face appear gray, not black. In reality, the face is glossy black. The reason the watch face appears gray in certain photos is because of the "texture" on the watch face. I think the texture adds a lot of character, and depending on the angle, the texture is more or less pronounced. Overall the watch feels hefty, but not excessively so. It truly feels solid. The stainless steel casing and band is eye-catching. Again, depending on the angle, the watch may shine more brilliantly because of the various stainless steel components. As for resizing the band, that wasn't difficult at all but note that there are no instructions on how to do that. I simply found a few videos on Youtube. You'll need some basic tools (essentially a very very skinny nail, slightly thicker than a needle, a small hammer, and small pliers). Note that the stock Amazon picture of this watch doesn't match the one I bought. There are some slight, and probably meaningless differences. Firstly, the Invicta symbol on the watch face, at the top, is not a flat white imprint, but it is a fine outline. As for the numbers around the outside bezel, on mine they are embossed, the font is narrow and small, whereas on the Amazon stock photo they appear to be thick and stamped or printed on the surface. On Amazon's photo there is a small cutaway on the outside bezel. Mine has no cutaway, its a full complete unbroken ring all the way around. The hands on my watch are not as thick as the ones in Amazon's picture, but they are still very easy to see. And lastly, the window opening for the date on my watch is closer to the edge whereas on the Amazon photo it retreats ever so slightly more towards the center of the watch. I definitely prefer the version I have vs. the one illustrated by Amazon. And I hope this review is helpful and if you end up buying this item I hope you enjoy it.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Invicta 9223 SpeedwayAug 14, 2010
By W D H
This is a very good looking watch at a good price. It is listed as a chronograph with tachymeter. Unfortunately the large second hand functions only as a second hand and not for the tachymeter. In defense of this, it does seem to be getting harder to find a chronograph tachymeter that really functions as such. Without this feature it is a nice watch with dials and buttons but without the function I wanted. For this reason I returned it. I will say the Amazon return policy is very easy and hassle free. It may be that models with a later manufacture date have the desired function, but I didn't want to buy another one unless I knew for sure. I found another watch (Invicta 6857) which has a Swiss movement versus the 9223 Japanese movement and functions the way I need. FYI, in my research I found that if an Invicta watch says Swiss made it is Swiss made with a Swiss movement. It it says Swiss movement (movt) it has a Swiss movement and is probably made in Japan or China. If it says Japanese movement it has a Japanese movement (probably Miyota) and is made in Japan. I believe Miyota is owned by Citizen. A jeweler friend of mine told me that if it is quartz, one will keep as good time as another. The important thing is that it have a good quality case. This Invicta as well as other models seem to have very high quality cases.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Super ValueDec 01, 2008
By R. Bishop
I currently have over 30 watches in my collection. They vary greatly in manufacturer and pricing. This is my first Invicta and I purchased it due to it being simular in design to the Rolex Daytona. I am impressed with the watch and it has already become one of my favorate watches for everyday use. The hands are fairly plain but easy to read. More detail in the hands would have made this a five star in my humble opinion but overall this is a supper value for the price.
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