Jumat, 09 September 2011

Buy the link removal tool at the same time!

Invicta Collection Eagle Force Stainless

Invicta Collection Eagle Force Stainless

This is a very nice watch. High quality, clean look and the cobalt blue is beautiful. It is large but not prohibitively so. I was concerned about this, due to other reviews, to the degree that I actually looked at the woman's version (Invicta Women's 6908 II Collection Stainless Steel Watch) which would be a tad small for most average size men. Nice that there is a his and hers version which I don't believe is the case with many if not most watches. Enough said about the watch, now on to the band: It is also very nice and also very large and will need to be adjusted unless you're HUGE. If you're at all handy, buy the band adjustment tool at the same time you order the watch for three bucks and do it yourself. It qualifies as an add on, so no extra shipping charges apply. I was kicking myself that I had had no idea these things existed when I initially placed the order and since I didn't want to wait for a tool to arrive in the mail or go to a jeweler, I contrived a pin removal tool that worked (small pin, tack hammer and scrap 2 x 4 with a 90 degree notch). The tool tip needs to be around a 1/32 of an inch or 0.032".

Invicta makes one for $13.00 here:

Invicta Watch Sizing Tool

Then there's the one with the hammer and 3 different size pin punches for $ 4.20 here:

SE JT6218 Watch Band Link Remover, 5-Piece

And then the $2.89 SE Watchband Link Remover Tool, which is what I would have ordered here:

SE Watchband Link Remover Tool

The pins that hold the band together are basically miniature cotter pins / split pins that are mushroomed on the open ended side of the pin. The arrows inside the band indicate the direction that the pins need to come out. If you closely look at the ends of the pins in the band you will see that one end appears as solid and the other as if it were a slotted screw. The "slotted" end is the one that needs to come out which means you have to push on the other end (the solid one). Its a little bit of a futsy operation, especially if you don't have the proper tools, but not all that bad. The clasp has an extra set of holes for the pin that holds the band on, providing approximately half of a link worth of final, fine adjustment.

All in all I'm extremely happy with my purchase and every time I go out, I look forward to wearing it (I never wear a watch at home or in the office). For some strange reason it is also a very comfortable watch to wear albeit its large size. If it appeals to you and you love Cobalt Blue - buy it and I'm sure you'll be very happy with it.

Get your Invicta Collection Eagle Force Stainless Now!

1 komentar:

  1. I need a watch but i only have $30 any body know a good watch online or in a store... i would really like a stainless steel one