The Invicta Speedwatch is a timeless classic in the collectable watch world. The beauty of this timepiece is that it accommodates all wrist sizes, and can be worn with grace and style. However, while the design of the Invicta Speedwatch is perfect, setting the subdials can be difficult. In this article we’ll tell you exactly how to set your Invicta Speedwatch so that you can enjoy its full potential.
Get The Right Tool
To set a watch, you’ll need to use a special tool that sets the time manually. This tool is only available from the manufacturer, and it’s expensive. The good thing is that the tool is guaranteed to work for 5 years, so you’ll have nothing to worry about in terms of functionality.
The tool is important to get the right dimensions and shape for your wrist. If you use the wrong one, you’ll most likely have to replace it altogether. So it’s best to get the one that is specifically made for your wrist size. It won’t cost you much, and it’ll make setting your watch much easier. Buying a new tool is much more affordable than buying a new watch, because most tools can be repaired or adjusted.
The Shape Of Your Wrist
Your wrist is made up of two main parts, the forearm and the hand. Your hand extends out from your wrist, and is made up of three bones: the radius, the ulna, and the carpus. The radius and the ulna are similar in shape, and they help make up the lower arm. The carpus is similar to a horseshoe shape, and it’s made up of three small bones called the distal carpal, the medial carpal, and the proximal carpal. The distal carpal and the proximal carpal connect to the radius and the ulna, and they extend out towards the palm of your hand. The shape of your wrist will determine the size and shape of the invicta speedwatch’s dials. Here are some common measurements to keep in mind:
- Wrists that are generally longer and more slender have deeper subdials
- Rounder wrists have narrower subdials
- Slender wrists have wider subdials
- Smaller hands are corresponding to smaller wrists
- Hands that are generally smaller have narrower subdials
- Hands that are generally larger have wider subdials
- Thicker wrists are associated with wider subdials
The Size Of Your Wrist
Now that you have the right tool in hand, it’s time to determine the size of your wrist. Start by taking a tape measure to your wrist, and make note of the measurement. You’ll need to know this so when you set the watch you’ll know which setting to use. If you use the wrong one, it’ll be an uncomfortable feeling trying to play with the subtlest controls of the Invicta Speedwatch. Moreover, you’ll end up with a watch that is either too big or too small for you.
To determine the correct size, you’ll need to consider a few things. First, look at the shape of your wrist. Is it longer and more slender, or shorter and thicker? Second, look at the orientation of your palm. Is it facing up or down? Third, look at which way you roll your wrist when you roll your arm. This will determine which way the subdials will go when you roll the watch. If you roll your wrist from top to bottom, the subdials will rotate in a clockwise direction. If you roll your wrist from bottom to top, the subdials will rotate in a counter-clockwise direction.
Once you have all of this in mind, it’s easy to determine the correct size for your wrist. Simply use the following formula:
- (length x 2 for rounded ends)
- (length x 1.5 for square ends)
- (width x 2 for rounded ends)
- (width x 1.5 for square ends)
- (thickness x 2 for rounded ends)
- (thickness x 1.5 for square ends)
To determine the correct shape for your wrist, simply use the following formula:
- ((length – width) x 0.5 for square ends)
- ((length – width) x 1 for rounded ends)
Once you have all of this information, you can choose from three different sizes of wristbands:
- Small: for long and slender wrists
- Medium: for medium wrists
- Large: for round and thick wrists
You’ll find that the medium wristband accommodates most people, and it’ll make setting the Invicta Speedwatch much easier. The large wristband is only for people whose wrists are thick and round. If you use the large wristband, the dials will be close to the edge, and it might be tough to read the day and time without looking at the watch frequently.
Align The Bezel
Now that you have your wrist measured and oriented correctly, it’s time to align the bezel. The bezel is the part of the watch that surrounds the face, and it provides the user with a rough time indication. The bezel of the Invicta Speedwatch is a round metal bracket, and it’s attached to the outer casing of the watch by two pins, one on each side.
On the back side of the watch, there is a small window where you can see the alignment marks of the bezel.
To properly align the bezel, follow these steps: