With so many dive watches to choose from, it can be tasking to settle for a specific piece. The 8932OB from the Invicta brand is among the common options.
But, is it worth investing in?
By going through this Invicta 8932OB review, we believe that you’ll be able to make an informed decision.
Looking at the watch’s design takes you back to the 80s and 90s.
It’s analog, features a bold face that is symbolic with men and has a “Chunky” appearance thanks to the 37mm case. The case, band, and buckle are all silver in color and made from stainless steel.
And together with the matte black background on the dial and Arabic numerals, it’s safe to say that the watch is indeed a Submariner’s homage.
The 8932OB, like its cousin 8932, depends on Japanese Quartz Movement.
And you probably know that the mechanism is well respected in the watches circles. It works well with the large Mercedes hour hand and luminous second’s hand to show you the time.
Anyone who’s ever owned a piece that runs on Japanese quartz movement knows that they can take up the beating. They have good precision and run seamlessly for many years.
You should expect the well-calibrated PC32A quartz mechanism to be off by a few seconds every month.
Elegant Steel Case with Unidirectional Bezel
It’s an open secret that the case of the Invicta 8932OB does resemble that of the Rolex Submariner.
They all are kind of boxy, are made of stainless steels, and are solid. Nevertheless, the Invicta is much lighter and smoother.
It’s 37.5mm in diameter and 11 mm in thickness. It also has smoother edges and the case-to-band transition is evener. To complement its appearance, the watch features a scalloped unidirectional bezel. And with just 60 clicks, we can say it’s rather basic.
Functional 660ft (200m) Water Resistance
With a water resistance of 660 feet or 200 meters, the watch is safe for wearing while taking a bath or shower, swimming, diving, fishing and much more.
Most users say that they are yet to test it to such depths. But those who have say that it works just as the manufacturer states.
However, the luminosity of the watch isn’t that great in very deep waters. But considering that the normal user is unlikely to venture so deep, the watch is a bargain for the price. And as you know, stainless steel isn’t easily affected by corrosion or rust.
Anti-Reflective Mineral Dial
The mineral dial looks simple yet elegant at the same time.
Its basic round shape blends nicely with the case and the matte black background. And for easy viewing in the hot sunny days, it has an anti-reflective coating.
Your eyes will, therefore, be spared from the glare and brightness. We, however, feel that the coating does take away some brilliance.
There you go- a brief look at the Invicta 8932OB. Things that stand out include the solid stainless steel construction, flawless Japanese Quartz movement, clear and user-friendly face/ dial, good luminosity, and sturdy metal band and clasp.
On the downside, it feels a little heavy yet the face is somewhat smaller than other alternatives. So, is it worth buying? Yes, it is. It’s high quality, elegant, durable, water resistant, and affordable.