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

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you just might find these get lots more wrist time than your high end certified divers. i love mine, and just have fun keeping them on my wrist. Reply If you have a preference for one or the other, that should be your main decision-making reason. Movement: NH35A VS SW200

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. The dial is made of a mineral glass which protects the watches chronograph display. The display also features a date indicator with a magnified window. The watch also features luminescent hands which will make it easier to read in the dark. All in all, my wearing experience couldn’t have been better as the Invicta Pro Diver makes it an excellent everyday wearable. All the watches in this article have an automatic movement, but there’s a difference in the 9937 and 8926 movements. SII NH35AAnother 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. 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 8926 and 8926OB use a Seiko Instruments Inc (SII) Caliber NH35A. This is a very reliable movement that’s found in many watch brands. 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.

OB” stands for “original bezel,” which is the coin-edge (Rolex-Style) bezel, so the 8926OB and 9937OB would have those.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 Great review, in my opinion: balanced, and tells you what you need to know to make your own mind up. I’ve bought one of these watches (Invicta 8926OB Pro Diver with the non-branded NH35A movement), because I’m rather anti-snobbish when it comes to brands (not all the time, I admit, but then I’m only human), and I suspected that one could get very acceptable quality for a fraction of the price of mid-to-high-end brands. Indeed, that is the case, in my experience (n=1). Initial readings from my timegrapher are as follows (fully-wound, of course): To summarize the Invicta Pro Diver review, the 8926OB model has more advantages to it than disadvantages. It has a BPH of 21,600 which means that it has a smooth sweep of the second hand at 6 beats per second. The power reserve is a standard 41 hours.

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. The NH35 caliber is therefore equipped with features that watch enthusiasts appreciate the most. Moreover, it keeps an accurate time as well.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. Finally, there’s also the Invicta 8926, which comes with a scalloped bezel instead of the coin-edge version. All the other visual and physical features are identical to the 8926OB.

The handset, as well as the hour dots, are equipped with greenish luminosity. It is one of the most important features of a dive watch when reading the time underwater is of critical importance. Did you know? The OB suffix next to the 8926 stands for Original Bezel, which is the first one they came out with. The other version without the suffix comes with a smoother bezel without the coin-edge design. The watch strap is a standard fold over clasp with a fold over safety as seen in one of the images below.In the introduction, I asked three questions regarding the Invicta Pro Diver – is it good enough, will it last long enough, and is it worth buying? 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. They all have automatic movement, which means they don’t require battery power to run. Instead, the movement (engine inside) is powered by the kinetic motion of your wrist when you casually move around. This means that the watch will stop if you stop wearing it for about 40 hours. On the other hand it produces a smooth weeping of the seconds hand that’s found in most luxury watches.

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