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This review is from: Invicta Men's 8935 Pro Diver Collection Two-Tone Stainless Steel Watch with Link Bracelet (Watch)
I have owned a Tag Diver for about ten years. I was in a jewelry store looking at Rolex Subs two tone, blue face which is my dream watch and cost around $6000. I started looking at high end fakes for around $1000 and a similar styled Tag, also around $1000. Then I came across the Invicta Subs and started reading the reviews. All very positive. So I bought the 8935 from Amazon with a 20% discount for only $63. Let me tell you, this is an AMAZING watch for under $100. It is nicer in appearance and more solid feeling than my $800 Tag. Of course its not a Rolex but looks and feels great. I love it. I have medium sized wrists so I could have gone with the larger 43mm model or this 39mm. The 39mm feels great, but my next one will probably be a 43mm. Extremely solidly built, accurate swiss quartz movement, beautiful 23K shiny gold plated links and beautifil blue face and bezel. Only negative is that the bezel really stinks in that it doesn't turn easily and is slippery. For this reason I would NOT recommend it for diving!! I showed the watch to a friend of mine and was embarrassed when he tried to turn the bezel and it got stuck! This seems to be a common problem with Invicta divers. Come on Invicta, get your act together on the bezels! My Tag's bezel is absolutely perfect. In my opinion this watch is for looks only, not a true diver. That said, I plan on buying a another Invicta diver soon. I still want to get a Rolex one day, but this makes me happy for now and its practically free! Highly recommended for wearing, just not for diving. Regards.
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Initial post: Mar 19, 2008 10:49:38 PM PDT
Mark Hanson says:
Amen ! you are so correct on the bezel. The original coin bezel was better but not smooth like my Seiko day date "monster" diver, or my beautiful Rolex Submariner. There is a quality difference, between them. Unless you cannot afford the Rolex ($6250) with tax,or the Seiko "Monster", around $300.00 (mine is smooth as butter and the bezel stays where you place it even when bumped) brightest illumination this side of Omega Seamaster and Bell and Ross aviators. I collect watches and automobiles, and can certainly feel and see the differences between them each has a good and not so good peculiarity. In the case of the Invicta-the two Achilles heels are the new bezel (the original as well, it took time to "smooth out")and the crown.The crowns on four of mine ,including the large "russian style" have stripped rendering them not water-proof. That is 4 Invicta watches out of eight! I am very meticulous in trying not to strip them. Some of the Rolex style invictas given as gifts have had the same problem. Never -the -less, for the money, Invicta does give one of the largest varieties of very good watches. Which is why they are included in my otherwise, more expensive collection,good value ,uniqness for the money. if they last a year of everyday use (mine last longer , one watch worn per day,only) youv'e gotten your monies worth. The Seiko I have to admit glows brighter underwater, and in the dark, than even the vaunted Rolex Submariner, (suggestion, if you buy a seiko monster:get the black face, not the yellow, it is easier to read in my opinion, even though somewhat pedestrian in appearance ) . Check them out and see what others experience. You are very observant, and your suggestion to Invicta is well put! I hope that they listen, A.L Lalo the owner of invicta, is keen on pleasing his customer base, you may want to write him or significant others at Invicta, after all Invicta means "Invincible". Thank you for reading this. M.H.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009 7:13:12 PM PDT
Robert N Victa says:
The watch is very nice overall. The accuracy is very good. However, I prefer the larger ProDivers since the 8935 seems a bit small on the wrist.
Posted on Feb 6, 2012 7:42:30 AM PST
Mr. G. Hill says:
This watch comes with Japanese Movement, not Swiss... it still does the job very well and the price is unbeatable.
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