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Wonderful introduction to automatic watches!,
This review is from: Invicta 9937C Stainless Steel Coin Edge Pro Diver Black Dial Swiss Automatic (Watch)
I just received the Invicta 9937 diver's watch a week ago. For the money, this is a great buy! The watch is surprisingly solid and heavy, which gives it a feeling of quality. The fit and finish are very high, although not quite on par with more expensive watches. However, this is not a bad thing, as the cost reflects this. It would have been nice if the case was rounded a little more on the back edges so you don't feel the watch as much on your wrist. This watch sits heavy on the wrist, so I feel the edges. It does not hurt or is not annoying, though. The bezel lines up perfectly with the face. There are no loose components. Everything fits tight. The bezel is somewhat stiff and difficult to turn. It is difficult to get a good grip on the scalloped edge. Since I don't scuba dive, I don't use the rotating bezel much anyway. The 9937 comes in many different versions, so if you order on-line, you never know what you are going to get. Mine is the version with the scalloped bezel, second-hand has the Invicta wings on the end, and I believe the movement is the new Sellita SW200, not the ETA 2824-2. I've read they are identical in specs, but time will tell about the long-term reliability. The Sellita is supposed to have the gold-plated body with blue rotor, but mine is gold with an unfinished rotor.
The styling of this watch is interesting. It has an Omega-inspired bezel, a Rolex-inspired face/case/band, and has Invicta's own styling touches with the engraved "Invicta" on the side of the case and the second-hand has the Invicta wings. This watch is SOLID! The case and band are solid. It would seriously hurt if I threw this watch at someone! My watch out of the box is running +20 to +24 seconds per day. After a few weeks of break-in period, I'll see if it settles down. The movement is Swiss, but I believe the case is made in Japan or China. This is my first mechanical watch and it is a great introduction to higher end timepieces. I do like my Casio G-shock and Seiko quartz, but the Invicta is a good stepping stone to better Swiss watches.
I finally sold this watch. I've decided that +20 to +24 seconds a day is too much. I have since purchased watches that are near COSC standards. I find +8 seconds a day more acceptable, as I only need to reset the time every 1 to 2 weeks.
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Initial post: Dec 19, 2007 5:27:25 PM PST
huggie bear says:
if this is ur first automatic watch then u did urself a service u probally could not of gotten a better watch for the money if u tried. not just for the bang for the buck either this is probally one of the best automatic watches made . so if this is ur first automatic watch u did great brother . my only suggestion is if u decide to buy more automatic watches stick with invicta . to me without a doubt one of the best watch companies out there! alot of watch snobs will not agree but to me those are people who like to say , hey look at my 5,000.00 watch i just bought . well if that floats there boat more power to them. i would rather save about 4,000.00 or so and buy more quality time pieces to add to my collection!!!
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