Most of us have at some point been on the lookout for a traditional, 40mm watch with a Submariner case that isn’t too expensive. Many of us consequently find ourselves at the Invicta Pro Diver 8926OB’s door. But when Invicta is involved, it ceases to be a typical watch-hunting activity. The aspects that are most significant and useful to you and your watch search the watch itself and your happiness are removed when brand stigma and expectations of what a watch should be are present.
Nothing you experience while collecting watches should color your opinions other than your own preferences and aspirations as an enthusiast. Therefore, if you’re thinking about purchasing this Invicta Pro Diver 8926OB to satisfy your craving for a 40mm sub case, then this article is for you. In order to provide you an Invicta review that is solely focused on the watch itself as a collection of its parts and a result of its creation in order to answer one question: “is the Invicta Pro Diver any good?” prejudices and other horology hive-mind bullshit conceptions are checked at the door.
Given the price, the Invicta Pro Diver’s stainless steel case has a mixed design with polished and brushed surfaces that has been machined to a good degree. At this price point, it’s good to have the exhibition window that allows you to view the movement on the back of the case. The Invicta Pro Diver features a 40mm casing diameter, a 48mm lug-to-lug distance, and a 14mm thickness.
With these traditional proportions and the totally timeless case design, the watch fits the wrist quite comfortably. Many consumers are irritated by the Invicta logo, which is engraved in large characters onto the left side of the case. I was concerned that this would damage the watch, but it turned out to be less significant than I had anticipated. The engraving is done quite well.
The calibre of the components that go into making the Invicta Pro Diver. The material is a thick stainless steel that feels solid to the touch. Additionally, it has a highly useful bezel and a mineral crystal that resists scratches. With a 200m water resistance and luminous hands, it has good diving capabilities as well. One of the main reasons I believe this product is such a great value, overall, is the quality of the materials.
Once more, the dial we’re working with visually is almost 1:1 with a Sub. However, if you’re considering to get the Invicta Pro Diver 8926OB, investigating the level of craftsmanship is definitely worth looking into. We were shocked to discover that the marks, together with the Invicta Logo and the brand name “INVICTA,” were applied. The hands, logo, brand name, and markers are all done very beautifully with highly polished accents. These Invicta Pro Diver dial parts look beautiful when they reflect light.