The idea of cheap Invicta watches for men doesn’t do the brand any justice and I’ll tell you why. The Invicta brand (invincible – latin) founded in Switzerland in 1837 build the Pro Diver watch, which like all Diver watches holds a certain pull with their glamorous, action-packed character. True, there are certain diver watches that command the highest respect, the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster are undoubtedly top of the tree in this category, but don’t forget the Invicta Pro Diver.
Rolex or Omega
To own either the Rolex Submariner or Omega Seamaster means you’re blessed with a little spare cash to throw around, and if that’s the case then my hat’s off to you.
One of the pulling points of the Invicta Pro Diver is you don’t even need to chase down discount Invicta watches because they’re supremely affordable. You can look at it like this…. cheap Invicta watches are cheap, or should I say keenly priced, because they are designed to be that way without compromising on quality. All this adds up to a Dive Watch for under $100.
Cheap Invicta Watches
So, what makes Invicta watches cheap? The answer is not the design or build quality, but the business model. The Invicta brand is respectable and the quality of the pieces have never been in question. This is the difference between a Porche and a Ford, both excellent brands but one is branded as exclusive and the other as family. With that comes slightly better performance and handling and a big big difference in the retail price. It’s here the simile falls apart, but the main point stands, we have different brands for different markets, and that’s always been the case.
Let’s take a look at the Invicta Pro Diver. There are many options and features available in the Pro diver collection but I want to look at the Invicta Pro diver 9308. You’ll notice the design queues immediately because it looks remarkably like the Rolex Submariner, but at a fraction of the cost. Just look at this Rolex, and look at the Pro Diver below
Invicta Pro Diver
This model is designated 200m water resistant which is around the 600 ft which for anyone who knows scuba, this is plenty of depth for anyone. Basically, it’s good for recreational diving, but if you’re a deep sea diver you’re going to have to think again.
Movement: Swiss Quartz
Case Diameter (mm.): 40
Series: Pro Diver
Dial Color Primary: Blue
Band Color: Silver-Tone
Band Finish: Brushed/Polished
Band Length (in.): 8.75
Band Material: Stainless Steel
Band Type: Bracelet
Band Width (mm.): 18
Band Width Between Lugs (mm.): 20
Bezel Accent Color: Silver-Tone
Bezel Color: Blue
Bezel Material: Ion Plated Stainless Steel
Bezel Special: Unidirectional
Case Back Material: Stainless Steel
Case Back Type: Screw-down
Case Color: Silver-Tone
Case Finish: Polished/Brushed
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Shape: Round
Clasp Type: Fold Over with Safety
Crown Accent: Logo
Crown Type: Push/pull
Crystal Type: Mineral
Dial Markers: Markers
Hand Color(s): Silver-Tone and Luminous Hour, Minute and Second
Luminous: Hands and Markers
Movement Caliber: Ronda 705
Movement Jewels: 1
Movement Origin Country: Switzerland
Water Resistance: 200M
Weight (g.): 138
Case Thickness (mm.): 10 –
Swiss Quartz movement making this piece more affordable than its automatic cousin. Quartz is also more accurate over time
The dial is brilliant in blue and luminous hands against luminous markers at 3, 6, 9, and 12. Great for low light environments
Similar brilliant blue with white markings great for low light environments
Mineral glass making the watch more affordable
Cost: Great value at under £100
Chrystal: Mineral more affordable
Water Resistance 200m: Good for Recreational diving
Movement Quartz: Accurate and Affordable
Dial visibility with luminous markings at 3, 6, 9, 12 O’clock
Unidirectional bezel – Accidental movement can only increase the elapsed time
Movement Quartz: Not precision Swiss Automatic
Crown: Push not Screw
Crystal: Mineral so not as scratch resistant as Sapphire
What Do I Think?
The Invicta Pro Diver is a good all round watch whether you dive or not. The design is classic and pretty much unchanged and remains as popular now as it has been over the decades. The Invicta has a nice set of options but the main option in my view is the Automatic or Quartz movement. Automatic is a mark of a precision instrument and the quartz is a practical and accurate option. The decision on this will be made more by your wallet than anything else, with the quartz available for under $100 and the automatic between $200 and $600, you need to weigh the options.
lastly, although the Invicta is a Rolex look-a-like, it is not considered a copy, fake, or homage, but a top quality timepiece in the style of a Rolex at a fraction of the cost.
Right now you can pick this up for $64.99 and save 76%
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