I have to admit.
A lot of people overlook any piece from the Invicta Pro Diver series and just brush them off as cheap, Submariner rip-offs.
But Invicta produces very high-quality watches in terms of design, functionality, and practicality.
The Invicta 9094 is yet another one of these pieces that prove that this company isn’t just a cheap, copycat brand.
We take a deep look at this watch in this Invicta 9094 review.
- Stainless steel case 40mm diameter x 14mm thick; Exhibition case back; Blue dial; Luminous hands and hour markers
- NH35A Japanese Automatic movement, 24 jewel; Assembled in Malaysia; Watch weight: 155 grams
- Stainless steel band, 205mm L x 20mm W; Band is adjustable by adding/removing links; Fold over safety clasp
A great sign of a premium watch is Swiss technology, and this watch has just that. The 9094 uses the ever-reliable Swiss Automatic movement.
Unlike their mechanical counterparts, this watch is wound by human movement, so this means that you may have to shake the watch around before you use it.
This movement has an accuracy between -20 to +40 seconds a day, which isn’t the best but it’s still much better than most Automatic movements out there, and definitely more convenient than mechanical movements that need to be wound often.
Dial & Crystal
The dial of this watch comes in a very deep blue, which contrasts perfectly with the white details used on the hands and the indicators on the dial. This contrast allows for easy time-reading, no matter what angle you’re reading it from.
The Mercedes hands on the watch are reminiscent of the Submariner and give a look of pure class to the watch. At the 3 o’clock position is the date window, which is relatively easy to read as well.
The Invicta logo rests at the 12 o’clock position and brings the entire dial design together. To protect the dial of this diver’s watch is the famous mineral crystal, that’s known for being one of the toughest materials on the planet.
Case & Crown
The case is 44mm in diameter, which has become the standard size for a large men’s watch. It sits really nicely on an average man’s wrist, and since it’s only 13mm thick, it fits under the cuff perfectly.
The case itself has so many beautiful details, my personal favorite being the “Invicta” inscription on the side of the watch.
The embossed screw-in crown of this watch is situated at the 3 o’clock position and allows for easy adjustment of the watch, while also not being uncomfortable on the wrist.
Like a lot of diver’s watches, this one uses a uni-directional bezel. This is on most diver’s watches so divers can easily time their dive and keep safe under water. On this specific timepiece, the bezel shares the same deep blue as the dial, allowing for a very easy read.
Strap & Buckle
The amount of detail in this watch is astounding, and it can’t be much more evident than in the stainless steel strap with a fold-over clasp.
On the clasp is the company’s logo which was expertly etched on, along with “Invicta” being engraved on the back of every single link on the strap.
Now, this is supposed to be a diver’s watch, so it comes with a standard 200m water resistance. This means that you can wear it for a swim, when in the shower, and even when taking shallow dives or snorkeling.
However, it still isn’t recommended to take this watch on very deep dives, even if it can handle pressure better than most watches.
Aside from the unidirectional bezel, there aren’t a lot of complications on this watch. In truth, the only other complication this watch has is a date window, but this is not a knock on the watch at all, as this timepiece still has more functionality than a lot of others in the same price range.
The Invicta Pro-Diver is more than just a cheap version of the Submariner. It is truly a watch that deserves way more praise.
With its premium design and premium materials, this watch belongs on the top of every casual collector’s wish list.