The Invicta 3044 Grand Diver is a new and improved version of the classic Invicta 8926 Pro Diver. Keep reading to get a detailed pros and cons review!
Alright, so the Grand Diver is a well respected line of watches…They’re and improvement on an already very good watch (Invicta 8926). The Invicta 3044 Grand Diver is truly a classic men’s watch.
Check out the pros and cons of this watch below:
Invicta Men’s 3044 Grand Diver Stainless Steel Automatic Watch
- An Upgrade to the Already Well Respected Invicta 8926 Pro Diver
- Extra Bold Luminescent Hands and Indexes Make it Easier to Read Anytime
- Black Unidirectional Bezel is Sturdy and Precision Aligned
- Band is Extra Thick and Made With Surgical Grade Stainless Steel
- Magnifier Over Date Window Makes it Easier to Read
- Extra Large Men’s Watch (49mm) W/ Extra Bold Design
- Sculpted Diving Helmet Protects Screw Down Crown
- Water Resistant to 300 Meters
- Mineral Crystal Watch Window
- Has Tendency to Run a Little Bit Fast
My Invicta 3044 Grand Diver Review and Comparison
The Invicta 3044 Grand Diver has become a pretty well known watch over the years because of it’s superior quality among other watches of its class. The movement is very accurate, and even though it’s only slightly more accurate than the Invicta 8926, it’s still very high quality. The case is extra thick and much cleaner looking. The higher quality stainless steel is readily apparent when looking at the watch.
I really love the diving helmets that protect either side of the crown, I think they really round out the generally ‘thick’ feel of the watch. Even the indexes on the black dial are extra thick so that they show up better in darkness.
Other advantages over the Invicta 8926 Pro Diver include the added water resistance…8926 is resistant to 200 meters while the Grand Diver Collection is water resistant to 300.
Basically, the Grand Diver is the Invicta 8926 on steroids…It’s big and bold and manly, but it sure gets the job done. Very classy looking watch.
Invicta 3044 Grand Diver Vs. Invicta 9937OB Pro Diver
Alright, so the Invicta 9937OB is a watch that’s commonly compared to this watch because they’re both alternative upgrades to the 8926. The 9937OB runs for about $250, while the Grand Diver is usually anywhere between $170 and $200. I’d like to make this simple by outlining the advantages of each watch.
Invicta 3044 Grand Diver – More Attractive
- $70 Cheaper
- Bigger Case and Bolder Design
- Water Resistant to 300 Meters
- Case and Band are Higher Quality Stainless Steel
Invicta 9937OB Pro Diver – More Performance
- Much More Accurate – Superior 25 Jewel Swiss Movement Vs. 21 Jewel Japanese Movement
- Coin Edged Bezel Looks and Performs Better Underwater
- Flame Fusion Crystal is Much More Scratch Resistant
As you can see, each watches have their pros and cons. The Invicta 3044 is probably a more attractive watch, but the movement isn’t really as accurate as it could be so it’s not nearly as functional as a time keeper. The Invicta 9937OB on the other hand, while a fine looking watch, just isn’t the same as the oversized Grand Diver. However, there’s no comparing the performance of the Invicta 9938Ob vs. the 3044 Grand Diver…It’s far superior.
It’s just a question of whether you want the looks or not…And of how big your wallet is I suppose.
My Verdict of the Invicta Men’s 3044 Grand Diver
The Invicta 3044 Grand Diver watch is certainly a high quality watch, and with something so widely respected as this, the social proof would state that you don’t really have anything to worry about…This watch has pleased a lot of people. The movement is accurate. The design is certainly beautiful, it’s just a question of whether you’d rather spend the extra money to upgrade to the Invicta 9937OB, and if you’d rather have the larger case of the 3044 or not.
Anyways, thanks for reading through my whole review…I know I can be a bit long winded sometimes so I appreciate you fighting through to the end! You’re always welcome to read more of my watch reviews on WhatWatches.com!
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