At some point in your personal life, you will be looking for a good diver watch, but definitely not in the Rolex price segment. When browsing online, you will find an endless amount of lookalikes, but it's hard to find the one that really stands out with good features. Today we will do a review of the Invicta 8926OB.

Invicta pro diver watches are among the best selling affordable men’s dive watches these days. You’ll rarely find a reliable dive watch in the price range of under $100, not to mention an automatic one. However, that is exactly what Invicta, a Swiss budget watchmaker, can offer you.

Are you looking for a high-quality dive watch but are you on a limited budget? Congratulations, you are in the right place! In this review we will talk about the features, pros and cons of the Invicta 8926OB.

Now, let's begin!

This Invicta model is the bestselling watch in the Invicta ”pro diver series” due to outstanding fineness and reliability at such a reasonable price. The design may look familiar to you: it looks like the Rolex Submarininer watch. At first, it may be quite hard to see and tell the difference between the two watches.

A quick look…
The Invicta 8926OB watch is a nice-looking & dressy watch which can be worn with a wide variety of outfits. The black dial and coin edged bezel make the watch suitable for every occasion. Casual day? Work meeting? Not a problem at all with this watch. Sized at 43MM, the Invicta 8926OB watch is not too large on your wrist. And it is quite light too! Just heavy enough to give you that solid feeling of a watch around your wrist.

Steel case
The Invicta 8926OB watch has a very solid case, and it’s water resistant up to 200 meters, so what more could you ask for? Oh, and the water resistance is maintained by the screw down crowns that you use to adjust the watch… If you don’t tighten these crowns all the way then you’re going to void the warranty, so make sure you’re careful about that.

Water resistance
The 8926OB  watch is an Invicta “pro diver”, thus its waterproof capacity is absolutely higher than ordinary dress watches. According to Invicta, all the pro diver watches can resist water up to 660 feet. In fact, you can rest assured that these watches perform well underwater, as long as you don’t go scuba diving to exactly 660 feet, or else you will put your beloved watch at risk.

Bracelet 
Although imperfections are expected from a budget timepiece like the 8926OB watch, the bracelet’s quality is not what you might expect. The watch shows its solidity from A to Z when it’s on your wrist, but when you take it off, you will hear the bracelet speaks and rattles quite often, which is not what you really search for in a metal bracelet.

The bracelet is the kind of thing you can find on 20-buck watches. The spring bars are too stiff to be thrust out, thus adjusting the links can be quite a chore, rhe easiest thing to do is to bring your watch to a nearby jeweler for help in avoidance of hurting your fingers or scratching your beloved timepiece.

Movement
The best part is the inside of the Invicta 8926OB watch.

Beating inside the watch is the durable workhorse, Seiko NH35A automatic movement. However this is just an entry-level auto movement, the NH35A is fairly accurate in operation – you should expect it to run off about -10,15/+10,15 seconds per day – not bad at all right? With this Seiko NH35A movement inside, the Invicta 8926OB deserves your trust in its quality for this solid wristwatch.

Review of the Invicta 8926OB: a quick look
Review of the Invicta 8926OB: steel case
Review of the Invicta 8926OB: bracelet
Review of the Invicta 8926OB: bracelets
Review of the Invicta 8926OB: movement

Invicta 8926OB

$85
8.3

NH35A, automatic movement

7.8/10

660FT/200M water resistance

10.0/10

43MM, coin edge bezel

8.2/10

Fold-over clasp with safety

6.8/10

Screw down

8.6/10

Pros of this watch

  • 21 Jewel automatic watch
  • Professional grade diver watch (660FT/200M)
  • Stainless steel
  • Sweeping second hand
  • NH35A movement

Cons of this watch

  • Poor metal bracelet
  • Rolex submariner ''look a like''

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