Invicta has been known for years for shelling out high-quality, classy watches at practical prices. By far the highlight of Invicta’s watches are pieces from the Pro Diver collection.
For years, pieces in this collection would be brushed off a Submariner knock-off, but they are much more than that. We take a look at one of the best watches in the collection in this Invicta 8928 review.
Dial & Crystal
The whole watch follows a blue and gold motif that manifests itself perfectly in the dial. The dial uses a deep royal blue color as its base while using a combination of gold and white for the details.
The hands have a golden outline while their interior is white, and that follows for the indicators as well.
This provides a great contrast which allows users to easily read the time from whatever angle. The cyclops date window at the 3 o’clock position is perfectly placed to make it easy to read, while not getting in the way of the main dial design.
The mineral crystal on this watch means that you can wear the piece throughout the entire day and not be worried about damaging the watch at any point.
Like most watches in the collection, the Invicta 8928 uses a Japanese Automatic movement. This means no battery, and no constant winding as this movement is powered by the movement of your arm while wearing it.
While Japanese Automatic isn’t as lauded as its Swiss counterpart, it’s still able to keep incredible accuracy, between -20 to +40 a day, which is still better than a lot of cheaper automatic movements out there.
Case & Crown
Invicta is known for placing a lot of detail on their watches, and that isn’t truer than with the case on this watch. The case is made of two-tone stainless steel, which gives the watch a silver and gold color, which compliments the dial’s color combination perfectly.
The case measures 40mm in diameter, which is around the standard size for a large men’s watch, and since it’s only 13mm thick, it fits right under the cuff with ease.
The crown is made of gold-colored stainless steel with a nice detailed engraving on the top. The crown is large enough to allow easy manipulation of the time, while also not being too large that you can feel it on your wrist.
As this is a diver’s watch, it should come as no surprise that it has a unidirectional bezel. The bezel follows the motif perfectly, being mainly blue with white and gold details.
The numbers on the bezel are large and easy to read, adding a bit more functionality to the watch.
For starters, this watch keeps the date like most diver’s watches. The date window is also perfectly placed to allow stress-free reading of anything. Aside from that, this watch also has a pretty acceptable lume.
Granted, this isn’t the watches strongest point, and the lume probably won’t last long hours of diving, but when it’s applied in everyday use, it allows you to easily read the time at any point during the day.
Strap & Buckle
The two-tone stainless steel strap on this watch really brings the whole thing together. The gold and silver colored strap allow for a certain coherence in the watch’s design, while also being eye-candy for anyone who looks at it.
The fold-over-clasp on this watch is also to be expected from a quality diver’s watch, so you won’t have to worry about the watch slipping of mid-day (or mid-dive).
Again, this is a diver’s watch so water resistance is of the utmost importance. Luckily, this watch is water resistant up to 200m so you won’t have to worry about the watch malfunctioning when going for a swim, taking a shower, or even when going for dive.
All in all, this watch is a classy, flashy, and pretty timepiece. With all the details that Invicta seamlessly fused together, plus all the functionality that this watch has, it’s a no-brainer why this watch is praised for its quality.
For those looking for an affordable, practical, and beautifully designed diver’s watch you won’t have to look much further than the Invicta 8928.