Today I want to talk about a watch that is either loved or hated by watch lovers all around the world. That is the Invicta Pro Diver. Now whether that be the stainless steel option , two-tone option or the solid gold color option we are looking at today, I honestly think this is one of the best value watches out there today for the watch collector on a budget or someone just getting acquainted with automatic timepieces. This watch does very closely resemble the Rolex Submariner and that is probably the reason it is their best selling model and a Amazon top seller. The watch is under $100 on Amazon , now lets go more in depth.
The Invicta Pro diver is completely made of 316L stainless steel and sits at 40MM in diameter and 12MM in thickness. The exact lug to lug measurement is 46.5MM. The lug width comes in at 20MM and can look good on many different strap options. The model I own is the gold iteration. This watch is not gold plated but it is painted in a gold color. The Invicta logo is engraved pretty deeply on the 9 o clock side of the case and I think they would be better off without this, even though Invicta loves to put their name everywhere. The crown at 3 O clock is a screw down crown and features 3 positions. The first position is self winding, the second position is to change the date which lies beneath a magnified cyclops like the rolex submariner, and the third and final position is the hacking position where the seconds hand will come to a stop and you can precisely set the time. The top of the lugs are brushed while the rest of the case is in a high polish which looks really good and gleams in the sunlight.
The movement which lies inside this 200M dive watch is the trusty Seiko NH35 automatic movement with 21 Jewels and a 40 hour power reserve. This is where the real value comes into play in my opinion. This same movement is seen in many watches with prices up too $400-$500 USD. It is a fairly accurate movement and Invicta has even added their own badge in yellow to the rotor. This movement can last you many many years without failure and is a great option for any watch enthusiast.
The dial is done in a very deep black and almost appears glossy under certain lighting conditions. The Invicta logo is applied in gold beneath the 12:00 position and “Automatic, Professional, 200M, Water Resistant is printed in gold above the 6:00 position. The markers are slightly raised and sit in place with a gold bezel around them to match the gold finish of the watch. We get the typical Mercedes hand which is from Rolex and the sharp swordlike hand for the minutes. The markers and the hands are filled with Invictas lume which is not all that great but it does work somewhat. Above the dial lies a mineral crystal which is not as good as Sapphire but it is gets the job done. At 3:00 we have your quickset date beneath 2.5x magnified cyclops which is glued on to the mineral crystal. The 120 Click Uni-Directional dive bezel is also very useful when timing things and lines up perfectly to the chapter ring with no play what so ever.
The caseback is screwed down and polished with a mineral crystal exhibition so we can see the movement at work. They also list some basic information such as the model number and water resistance.
This watch comes equipped with a gold tone oyster style bracelet and a stamped clasp. The bracelet itself is definitely comfortable and is certainly higher quality than that of the popular Seiko SKX. We are using the pin system here which is to be expected from a watch at this price. The clasp itself is signed with Invictas logo and features 4 micro adjustments for a snug fit. The clasp does not feel all that heavy duty but it does clamp down pretty tight and it certainly wont come off the wrist once the safety tab is latched over.
In conclusion, for $85 or so I don’t think you can really go wrong by adding one of these watches to your collection whether you are a new collector or a seasoned one. The watch has some great features and well let’s be honest , people love watches that resemble the iconic Rolex Submariner. This is in no way a Replica watch but rather a Homage watch which pays tribute to an iconic watch and brand. If you are interested in grabbing one I have left a link below where I bought myne on Amazon. Also, Check out the full video review where I go hands on with the watch below.
The main component of a mechanical movement is the mainspring, a spring that gradually unwinds and transmits energy. A mechanical watch will keep accurate time despite requiring winding up if it's manual. ... Inside an automatic watch sits a small weighted rotor that has to oscillate in order to wind the mainspring.