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4.0 out of 5 stars Overall, an excellent watch, September 11, 2010
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This review is from: Invicta Men's 9310 Pro Diver Collection Swiss Quartz Watch (Watch)
Not having about $10,000 USD to splurge on a Rolex "Submariner", I decided to, at least, have the look of one by purchasing an Invicta "Pro Diver".

I had previously owned the Invicta "Pro Diver" that used the Citizen Miyota calibre 8215 automatic movement, but was VERY disappointed by it. Aside from gaining about 1/2 minute per day when it was new, after three years of daily wear, the movement became so dirty that it just froze up and would not run. That watch wound up in the trash.

So, I replaced it with this Invicta "Pro Diver" that uses a SWISS Ronda 715 analog quartz movement. I've had the watch for about two months so far and can not notice any error in its timekeeping!

One annoying problem with it, however, was that the jumping second hand was landing BETWEEN the second marks instead of on them...VERY distracting and annoying. A watchmaker friend of mine was able to correct the problem for me, but I would STRONGLY urge Invicta to have whoever is assembling these watches for them do a better job of attaching their second hands. I want the second hand on any analog quartz watch I purchase to land EXACTLY on the second marks...not between them.

Anyway, if second hand alignment is not an issue for you, then I think you will really like this watch. It is VERY accurate and with its screw down crown is water resistant to a depth of 660 feet so there will be no problem if you dive, swim, or just shower while wearing it. I notice that in a crowd this watch tends to attract the admiring glances of people who will assume you spent a fortune on it.
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Initial post: Sep 18, 2010, 3:46:12 PM PDT
Robert D says:

I agree with you 100% about the second hand hitting tick marks exactly on the Pro-Diver. I have seen cheap timex or casios be more precise.

The Invicta should adhere to the expectation that the tick marks are hit exactly.This is what I want to see on a timepiece. If Invictas want to be seen as quality watches then they need to do a better job with this.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2011, 5:51:40 AM PST
doughboy says:
FYI. Any automatic movement should be cleaned every 18-24 months; otherwise, you do run the real risk of it freezing. Automatics require much more maintenance than quartz watches.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2012, 6:47:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 13, 2012, 6:52:24 AM PST
L. Dufresne says:
First of all, the Invicta 9310 is not an automatic watch, and it also does not have a screw-down crown. At least the one I have is not a screw-down, and this 9310 model is not so advertised by Amazon (or anyone else AFAIK).

Also, I would say that the automatic watch cleaning every 18-24 months is a bit excessive. If a watch is water-resistant to 200 meters (or whatever) then the case should be keeping out any external matter. So the only inner build-up will be from the wear and ultimate deterioration of the metallic components of the movement itself, as well as breakdown of the lubricants used. And such metallic wear is minimized by the use of multiple jewels (synthetic rubies) at the points of greatest friction in all but the very cheapest automatic/mechanical watch movements. I recently bought a $60 SEIKO watch, which even at this low price came with the 21-jewel SEIKO-made 7S26B movement.

I have read that 3 or 4 years is a reasonable interval between cleanings - and rather than a potentially expensive cleaning, in some cases it may be more cost effective to simply buy a brand new watch (depending on the original price).
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