For years, horologist and watch connoisseurs alike have been calling Invicta watches “Rolex knock-offs”, but that’s far from the truth.
These watches aren’t cheap, sub-par copies of Rolexes that you buy from some shady guy on the street. These watches are high-quality, practical timepieces that definitely have their own identity.
We take a look at one of these watches in this Invicta 9937 review.
The Invicta 9937 is part of the company’s Pro-Diver series, which are a bunch of high-quality, affordable diver’s watches, and like most diver’s watches, this piece uses an automatic movement, specifically Swiss Automatic.
These movements are famous all around the world for being of the highest quality and also for being one of the most accurate movements a watch could have.
Dial & Crystal
There isn’t a color combination that is as classic and authoritative as black and white, which could be part of the reason why Invicta chose this combination for their dial.
The black background serves as a perfect base for the white details on the hands, markers, and designs on the dial.
On the face of the watch, you have the Invicta logo, along with date window at the 3 o’clock position. This contrast, along with the great design on the hands, allows the wearer to easily read the time, no matter what the angle.
A dial like this surely needs quality protection, which is why Invicta put a mineral crystal, one of the hardest substances on the planet.
Case & Crown
The case of this watch measure 40mm in diameter, which is the size a lot of large men’s watches are.
On the wrist, the 40mm looks great, and gives off an air of confidence; and since the case is only 13mm wide, it fits under the shirt cuff perfectly, so this watch can easily be worn to any formal event.
Like most of the watch, the case is made of stainless steel and is made with a lot of attention to detail. The crown, also made of stainless steel is the perfect size for a large men’s watch, and also has a nice engraving on its surface.
Strap & Buckle
The watch has a stainless steel strap, which is to be expected with a lot of diver’s watches and is also very coherent with the overall design of the timepiece.
Along with the stainless steel bracelet is a fold-over-clasp to ensure that the watch won’t slip off at any point during the day, whether you’re wearing it on an average workday, or going for a dive in the ocean.
Like most diver’s watches, the Invicta 9937 has a unidirectional bezel which can be used to easily time dives.
The bezel uses the same black and white colorway, which can easily be read at any angle (which is very important when you’re diving), and also helps bring the watches design together.
As this is a diver’s watch it can be expected that it has better water resistance than others. The timepiece is water resistant up to 200m which means that you can take this watch almost anywhere, be it a casual swim, or an intensive dive in the ocean.
Aside from the ever-reliable date window, this watch has one more complication: luminescence. This lume is of the utmost importance when talking about diver’s watches, as reading your watch may be hard to do in the darkness of the ocean. Luckily the lume shines fairly bright and as long as you don’t spend too much time in the darkness, it should be easy to read in the sea, or simply in a dark room.
Invicta is a watch company that for the most part, gets unfairly brushed to the side. For years they have been giving us high-quality, practically priced watches. So if you’re looking to add a diver’s watch to your collection, make sure to consider the Invicta 9937.