Divers. Divers everywhere. You get a diver and you get a diver! When it comes to popularity the diver genre of watches is sitting at the top, or at least very close to it. Nearly every brand is in on the game and today I have one such contender. Let’s get into the Invicta Pro Diver (89270B) review. It’s understandable why these are so popular since if you are going to have a one watch collection or you are just getting started it makes sense that we gravitate towards sturdy options.
A quick rundown of specs, this watch has a case of 40mm, stainless steel as the metal for both case and bracelet, 200 meters of water resistance with a screw-down crown, and is powered by the Seiko NH35A automatic movement with date calendar, and 41-hour power reserve. Considering all you get, this watch is quite approachable with a price right around $100.
On the wrist, the Invicta Pro Diver 89270B is, shall we say, present. It’s not a crazy heavy watch but it sure ain’t light. I love how it feels especially since it is a diver, but I wonder at the overall design. It has all the functionality of a dive watch but is a dive watch in a suit. It isn’t meant to go in the water. Rather, it’s meant to let you know it could. But, that could just be me. I don’t like the gold tone used so heavily on a dive watch.
The lume on the Invicta Pro Diver isn’t the best. After a relatively short life, it has already begun to grow fainter. It is understandable though, considering that this is the affordable way into the automatic dive watch category.
If I had to describe the character of the Invicta Pro Diver in this review, it would be that of a collegiate swimmer in a suit. This is a dress watch that can transition to out and about in a heartbeat. A little formal for pairing with your swim shorts, but too capable to be lumped in with the rest of the dress watches out there.
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