However, we have reorganised the trip and plan to go, together this time, to explore the wrecks of the Red Sea before the winter sets in.
When I mentioned this to one of our buyers, she asked me if I would like to road test one of the watches from our Invicta range. Well as you know, I love watches so the chance to try another was music to my ears!
I had a little trip planned to visit Stoney Cove, one of the UK’s best inland dive centres, to test out some equipment and took the watch, which as you can see caused quite a stir (item number 606172)!
Dive Master Harry Ford (left) and dive Instructor Andy Watson (right) marvelled at the size (this is not a small watch!) and at the colour (most dive watches tend to be black).
I was ribbed a bit because it is quite a fancy watch (being a chronograph) and they said it would probably fill up with water before we even got off the slipway! But the watch is water-resistant to 500 meters so I figured it could handle the 20 meters we were planning to dive to….. and it did!
The watch is pretty chunky, to say the least, and I wouldn’t say it would be that suitable for anyone with very slender wrists (this is not a watch that girls would wear easily). But under the water it was clear and easy to read. The chronograph function would be more use on the surface, as the dive computers most of us use nowadays do a good job of timing dives, but the watch lived up to the Invicta reputation of making striking timepieces with a real quality feel that you would expect from a Swiss made watch.
I look forward to taking it on my dive trip (which I will blog about as soon as I am home). Thanks to Harry, Andy, Amanda and the rest of the team at Stoney Cove for their professionalism and fun during my visit.