The Invicta brand has been around since the 19th Century and was once a trusted and much-loved name. However, in recent times, the brand has focused on making oversized devices that have left consumers confused and unimpressed. When the Pro Diver was released, many thought it would be another mistake, but in reality, it may be the watch that helps them turn things around. Find out more about Invicta and their Pro Diver before you decide whether to buy or not.
The History of Invicta
As a company, Invicta certainly has a complex and interesting horological history, with a key focus on watches for use in and near water. At one point, the company even produced watches for the Soviet Navy, so they were a well-known and popular brand. Despite their decline in popularity, the brand still makes budget-friendly quality watches, making them worth considering when investing in a new timepiece.
The Pro Diver Series
Invicta has been making Pro Diver watches for many years, with many editions to choose from. These watches are typically robust and affordable and offer great features for anyone who loves to enjoy the water. From small devices to larger options, there is certainly a Pro Diver for everyone. We particularly like the Pro Diver 0070 Model. It is a solid and popular option that is easily available and will offer you a simple solution to enjoy when diving. It’s a 48mm watch, so you can feel its presence and detail.
The Invicta Pro Diver Key Specifications
Before we get into the details about the Pro Diver, take a look at the key specifications listed below. Please note that the Pro Diver watch comes with different movement types depending on the watch you choose. Some are automatic (no battery required or manual winding), and some have quartz movement. The model below is quartz movement. We like it for the details and size.
|Feature||Invicta Pro Diver|
|Water Resistance Depth||Up to 200m|
|Window Cover||Mineral Crystal|
|Display||Analog with luminous capability|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Colour Options||Black, Two-tone Black, Two-tone Blue|
Another example is the Invicta Pro Diver 89260B, which has an automatic Automatic Design:
This Pro Diver is built with a 40mm Sub case that is very attractive to anyone who knows diving and wants a device with the same casing as the Rolex Submariner. The finish of the case on this device is particularly good and offers a high-sec option for a low price.
The case diameter is 40mm, so it isn’t overly large and will fit nicely on the average man’s wrist with ease. This traditional sizing is also great if you want to be able to slip on a watch without the need to get used to it first, and at 150g in weight, wearing it should be comfortable.
- Steel and gold tone stainless steel case 40mm diameter x 14mm thick; Exhibition case back; Blue...
- NH35A Japanese Automatic movement, 24 jewel; Assembled in Malaysia; Watch weight: 152 grams
- Steel and gold tone stainless steel band, 205mm L x 20mm W; Band is adjustable by adding/removing...
The watch crown is 7mm and simple to wind, and the case covering is made from mineral crystal for ease of viewing. The stainless steel casing has been polished, contrasted only by the brushed lugs – making it a stylish choice. The watch face has luminous hands and markers to make it easy to tell the time even when you are in deep water or when you are out and about at night, and the simple black face is uncluttered and simple in design with a date window and the Invicta brand logo.
The movement for the Pro Diver is an automatic quartz movement watch made by Seiko. Not only is the movement made by a trusted brand, but it has been used for many years and has been proven to be very popular, durable, and reliable in many different watches.
The automatic rotor is yellow to fit with the Invicta branding, and the timekeeping is fantastic. The watch comes with a power reserve of over 40 hours, and there is both a manual and automatic winding option to choose from.
Interestingly, with a name like Pro Diver, you would expect to be able to dive with this watch regularly. However, this is probably not advisable. The watch is water-resistant to 200m and should withstand an occasional diver, but in reality, it hasn’t been tested or passed to offer this level of support, and if you choose to dive with it, then it is at your own risk. If you do decide to jump in the water with it, then it makes sense to firstly screw down everything as tightly as possible, and you should then have no problems.
If you are looking for a robust diving watch that can be taken in the water time and time again, this probably is not the watch for you. However, when you consider that it is a budget-friendly option that can be easily replaced, you really can’t complain too much!
Is the Invicta Pro Diver Worth Buying?
The Invicta Pro Diver is certainly a great watch with some fantastic features that make it really special. Firstly, its dependability and reliability from the automatic movement will keep your watch ticking without losing time or becoming unpredictable.
Next is the attractive design that the Invicta team has come up with. It’s big but not too big or too garish and has a very luxurious presence. This model comes in a couple of color options that will look stylish on your wrist, allowing you to wear it in both formal and fun situations.
Finally, the price point of this watch is more than reasonable and works well for anyone looking for a budget watch that they can depend on.
- Stainless steel case 48mm diameter x 12.5mm thick; Blue dial; Luminous hands and hour markers
- Japanese quartz movement, VD53 Caliber; Assembled in Japan; SR920SW battery included; Watch weight:...
- Stainless steel band, 215mm L x 26mm W; Band is adjustable by adding/removing links; Fold over...
In short, buying the Invicta Pro Diver is a great idea – you can look forward to a watch that will last for many years unless you decide to take it in the water regularly!
Looking for something with a classic look, take a look at the Invicta skeleton watch.
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Last Updated on November 16, 2021