Today’s wrist check is my Invicta 8926OB Pro Diver Automatic
I originally posted this watch as part of a previous wrist-check post I called Work Watch Edition where I featured all of my work watched, here’s the link: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/153/wrist-check/1796748
It still sits in my collection of work watches but I’ll admit that I only strapped it on for 3-4 days as a work watch then retired it quickly. It’s such a nice watch and I just didn’t want to see it get all scratched up like my other work watches from previous years did after serving my required 365-day run before replacement.
I felt this watch needed a separate mention because I really like this watch. You no doubt recognize it as a homage to the Rolex 16610 Submariner of which many watch makers have followed suit with their own versions. But this Invicta had a pretty good run as the most affordable 16610 homage and kinda still does coming in at an under $90. The build quality is surprisingly good, well actually it great! The watch has everything you would expect in a basic divers watch and at its core you’ll find a reliable Seiko 24-Jewel SII NH35A driving its heartbeat. That Rolex style coin-edge on the bezel gives off the perfect amount gleem & shine as it pairs well against the hi-polished black and silver finish of the bezel’s face. If I had to pick a downside it would be the Invicta engraving on the side of the case and the not so luminescent lume on the hands and hour markers. Overall this is a great watch and a great tribute to the Rolex 16610.
Movement: Seiko SII NH35A Japan Automatic
Movement: 24-Jewel DiaShock w/Hacking
Power Reserve: 41Hrs
Case: 40mm Polished & Brushed Stainless Steel
Case Back: Polished Stainless Steel w/ movement exhibition window.
Band: 20mm Polished & Brushed Stainless Steel
Crystal: Flat Scratch Resistant Mineral
Crystal: Raised Magnified Cyclops at 3o’clock
Luminescent: Hands, Hour Markers, and Bezel
Bezel: 120-Click Unidirectional w/
Note: I just re-posted fresh pic’s because the MassDROP web server sucks!