The Replica Invicta Pro Diver is a men's sports watch that is capable of measuring speed and diving depths, making it an ideal timepiece to wear around water. This watch is also water resistant up to 200 meters, which further adds to its usefulness while swimming or snorkeling. Unfortunately, this men's watch lacks a chronograph, meaning you won't have stopwatch functions or extra time-tracking dials on the watch face.
The Replica Invicta Pro Diver sports watch has both a screw-down stainless steel case back and a screw-down security crown, which are the components that help make this fitness watch water resistant. Most sports watches don't have either of these elements. The screw-down case ensures that no water permeates any part of the watch up to 200 meters. However, it is important to note that water resistance does wear off over time, so if you're using the Pro Diver regularly in water you'll need to get it serviced regularly.
Like other sport Replica watches, the Pro Diver uses quartz technology to control the watch movement, which is an extremely accurate timekeeping method. This men's fitness watch is also shock resistant, meaning you don't have to worry about damaging the watch during regular exercise. Finally, this watch has a date calendar for you to keep track of the day of the month as well as luminescent hands that make the time visible in the dark.
The watch is case, band and buckle are silver, made of stainless steel, and it has a black watch face. It clasps together in the back with a diver buckle and safety clasp. The strap is stainless steel and is about 20 mm wide. The watch's face is 39 mm in diameter, which is quite small compared to the other sport watches we reviewed. The watch face is protected by hardened mineral crystal which is a strong, durable material.
So the good, an SII NH35A movement. Essentially a Seiko. Runs at 3 hertz, 21,600 beats per hour. Not as “high beat” as a Miyota 9000 series or ETA 2824-2 that you find in the next price category up, but it’s a movement often capable of precision plus or minus a few seconds per day. And I should say that “precision” is how reliable a watch is at gaining or losing seconds ever day, and “accuracy” is how well that gain/loss is centered around exactly 24 hours. A low precision watch that is minus 20 one day, plus 15 the next, minus 5, then plus 20 is going to be more “accurate” than a more “precise” watch that is consistently between minus 9 and minus 12 seconds.
So the NH35A is quite a “precise” movement, and the regulator mechanism is essentially a user adjustable lever easily accessible after the case back has been removed. I haven’t removed mine yet to speed up my movement simply because I don’t have the tools, and I can live with a minus 12 +/- 3 seconds a day watch, at least until I buy some tool. Right now my watch is most consistently a minus 12 watch plus or minus 3 seconds, and that’s pretty darn good for an automatic watch that cost less than 50 bucks on Amazon Prime Day.
The NH35A is also quite a “rugged” movement. It’s been used in a large number of dive watches with a higher price tag. The bad news is that because it is so rugged and reliable, it is often cheaper to replace it with a new NH35A movement than repair it. If you want a quality affordable dive watch with a movement designed for service and repair, look to the Orient Mako II line.
The Replica Invicta Pro Diver is almost universally hated by watch snobs. None of their reasons are more deep than “it’s cheap, and looks like a Rolex Submariner.” Both of those things are true to an extent.
The Replica Invicta Pro Diver Automatic is cheap. But there are other watches in the same quality and functionality category that you can get for cheaper. Parnis comes to mine, and I don’t know anyone who recommends Parnis. Second up, yes it does look like a Rolex Submariner, once you get past the big INVICTA machined into the watch body, the Invicta logo on the watch face, and Invicta cross on the crown. There is no mistaking this watch for a Rolex at reasonable conversation ranges, although maybe you could make that mistake far across a room.
But, if you don’t mind an inexpensive watch that superficially resembles a Rolex, there is a lot to enjoy about an Invicta Pro Diver Replica Watch and if you really want a watch that doesn’t look like a Rolex, you can always get the “Grand Diver” which has scuba bubble heads on the face and band and “Grand Diver” etched into the crown side of the watch just opposite the big “INVICTA” etched into the other side.