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Invicta Pro Diver Stainless Steel Men's Automatic Watch - 40mm

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The first thing you’ll notice is the sweeping second’s hand that makes six steps in a second and gives a nice gliding motion. Those of you who have worn only quartz watches will definitely find the sweeping motion the best part of an automatic timepiece. The 8926, 8926OB, 9937, and 9937OB are very similar watches. Kudos to you for trying to get a straight answer about it. Are there better watches - probably. Better values - I think not. At 40mm it's unisex, it's stainless and waterproof, replaceable bezel insert, Flame Fusion crystal - no - but it's tough and scratch and shatter resistant, the dial face is very well printed with tastefully shaped markers reminiscent of much more expensive watches. The hands are tastefully done to compliment the markers and style of the aquatic big name big brother to it's infamous design. The Japanese movt is a well proven movement with a pretty high bps count that leaves only the slightest detection of the second hand "jitters". At the price point these watches can be had for - you can't hardly go wrong. Since I have been using 9937's and 8926's for many years the only degradation in production quality that is of slight n otice is the band/bracelet is getting "lighter." Clasp works well, as do the lug end pieces of the bracelet. I own a ridiculously large number of these watches with every known variation of the 8926 Model series, A, C, OB (several) and the plain ole 8926 with and without cyclops - they have required very little attention from my watchmaker over the years. This the most recent "OB" is yet another cycle in the 8926 as it does NOT have "Japan Movt" stamped at 6 - another plus for my collection. Read full review You might be used to a battery-powered (“ quartz movement”) watch, but the fact is that most expensive and luxury watches use an automatic movement. Another problem that caught my eye, although a slight one, is the gap between the three links when bending the bracelet. What causes it is the pinhole in the center link that seems to be too wide. The gap is also the very reason contributing to the rattling noise of the bracelet.

However, what makes my heart beat faster and what I really appreciate in a watch is the automatic movement. And that’s probably the best bit you’ll get with the Invicta Pro Diver 8926OB. The 8926 and 8926OB use a Seiko Instruments Inc (SII) Caliber NH35A. This is a very reliable movement that’s found in many watch brands. All in all, my wearing experience couldn’t have been better as the Invicta Pro Diver makes it an excellent everyday wearable. Another eye-catching element on the dial is the date window with a magnifying glass on top of it. It is a welcoming addition as, without the magnifier, the date window would require very sharp eyesight to read out the numbers. The Invicta Pro Diver’s case is a tug-of-war of extremes for me. There are aspects I find incredible about it but there is also one thing that makes my blood boil.if joy per dollar spent were a factor, these are top watches. they shouldn’t be judged by all the other cr*p Invicta puts out. judged on their own, if you want a great spec, classic style sub that looks good (yes, except for the engraved ‘invicta’ on the side), then this is totally worth it.

When someone is thinking about buying the watch, I think the question is more related to how those with informed horology opinions feel about it. I see threads on forums all the time asking if this watch is any good and the comments are usually all over the place and honestly unhelpful. The worst comment of all is someone telling the poster that for the same money they could get a Seiko SNK or something such. That’s the worst response ever – this isn’t a decision based on value first. The hunt for a 40mm Sub case is a personal decision based on looks– you’re interested in the Invicta Pro Diver because of how it looks.

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The 9937 and 9937OB use a Sellita SW200. This is also a reliable movement that’s found in many watches. I did the first image right after strong light exposure, the other one approximately an hour later, and the third one three hours later. The results were disappointing, to say the least. I would have hoped to get a much better luminosity from a diver than from a casual chronograph.

OB” stands for “original bezel,” which is the coin-edge (Rolex-Style) bezel, so the 8926OB and 9937OB would have those. The Invicta Pro Diver also comes 200m (660ft) water-resistant. I haven’t tried it out in the water yet, but swimming or snorkeling shouldn’t be a problem with this watch. However, taking it deep down for diving might not be the best of decisions.If you have a preference for one or the other, that should be your main decision-making reason. Movement: NH35A VS SW200

The dial is covered with a mineral crystal, which is pretty much the standard in affordable watches. Hoping to get a sapphire instead of a mineral would have been too much to ask for the price point. The watch is equipped with a Seiko NH35 caliber that has found its way to many microbrand automatic watches. It is a caliber that every respectable watch enthusiast knows.

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I’ve been wearing my Invicta Pro Diver 8926OB for several weeks now, and I can’t be happier. It has a nice heft to it (155g), grasps my wrist comfortably, and seems to be very sturdy. The watch isn’t too large to take all the attention, neither is it too small to look awkward on a man’s wrist.

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