Recently, something strange happened.
One day, while in the changing room, my two teammates (who are very friendly in nature) got into a heated discussion.
And it was about the Invicta 8926.
One of them had just acquired the watch and claimed it was better than the other person’s earlier model.
Apparently, the other guy, after seeing the newly bought watch, disagreed big time!
So I took an interest in the whole issue after that day and went back to my laptop in the evening to do some researches on that timepiece.
And what I found out was really interesting.
Now, in this short Invicta 8926 review, I will show you why I was excited about this bad boy.
But first, let’s start with this nice feature that the watch has.
- Stainless steel case 40mm diameter x 14mm thick; Exhibition case back; Black dial; Luminous hands and hour markers
- NH35A Japanese Automatic movement, 24 jewel; Assembled in Malaysia; Watch weight: 152 grams
- Stainless steel band, 205mm L x 20mm W; Band is adjustable by adding/removing links; Fold over safety clasp
A Robust Stainless Steel Construction
One thing that both my teammates and I agree on is that the watch is well built.
It not only looks tough but also feels the same way.
The reason behind this is the stainless steel construction on the case and bracelet as well.
The materials can tolerate bangs, abrasion, knocks, falls, and much more.
And as you probably know stainless steel doesn’t rust, corrode, or fade.
This means the timepiece will maintain its elegant looks for a long time.
What’s more, it is more tolerant of oils, sweat, dust, dirt, and grease.
This makes cleaning and wiping much easier.
Tough Mineral Dial Window
Invicta has been using mineral on most of their watches.
My two teammates all agreed that the face on the 8926 unit seemed somewhat tougher than the earlier and other current alternatives.
It was more resistant to scratches, chipping and shattering.
They also said that it did not become yellow over time and that the surface wasn’t affected by glare or reflection that much.
I also find the size of the face/ dial to be very practical.
This makes reading time easier considering the numerals are larger and the background is plain black.
Decent Water Resistance
One reason why my teammate went for this watch was that he usually swims and takes showers while wearing the timepiece.
He says he is a bit lazy to keep removing the watch.
And with a water resistance of up to 200 meters or 660 feet, it’s among the units with the best range.
He says he has gone as far as 100 meters without a problem.
After talking to other people who’ve owned or currently own the watch, they did attest that the water-resistance was quite good.
Nevertheless, none has taken it to the very extreme depth.
But based on its performance, the manufacturer’s claims could be true.
Accurate Swiss Automatic Movement
The 8926, like most Pro Diver watches from Invicta, uses the same Swiss automatic movement.
This explains why my two teammates were in agreement about the reliability of the movement.
One said that his watch didn’t lose more than 20 seconds in a month while the one owning the 8926 said that his version also was within the same range.
The watch is relatively accurate if you ask me.
Another good feature is that the movement supports manually winding by hand as well as hacking.
This makes adjusting and setting functions much easier.
Notable Features and Specifications
- 40 mm stainless steel case & bracelet
- Black mineral dial window
- Swiss automatic movement
- Analog display
- Water-resistant up to 200 m (660 ft)
What People Are Saying About This Watch
One thing that seems standard across the board is that this timepiece is well built, durable, and reliable.
The case, bracelet, and face are all made of tough materials.
Most also say that the accuracy is pretty decent and that the water resistance is also good.
Nevertheless, some say that it’s a little heavy.
Looking at the specs, it weighs about 5.44 ounces.
But in my opinion, it’s not THAT heavy compared to other biggies on the market.
Following deep research and talking to previous and current owners, I can conclude that the
Invicta 8926 is a watch that I would love to own!
It’s sturdy, accurate, stylish, and has good water resistance.
The only minor issue is that it feels a little heavy.
But trust me, that won’t bother you much once you get used to it.