Invicta 8932 Pro Diver Quartz Watch Review

Invicta 8932 Pro DiverThe Invicta 8932 Men’s Pro Diver Watch is one of the defining models of the Pro Diver collection. I’m sure you’ve heard both good and bad things about this collection of diver’s watches, so juts keep reading to get the true story behind this watch!

I always like to start my reviews off with an overview of the information that I’m going to cover. So just read through the pros and cons of the Invicta 8932 Pro Diver just below, and if you still have questions they’ll be answered in my detailed review further below that. Ok?

Invicta Men’s 8932 Pro Diver Collection Quartz Silver-Tone Watch

Pros:

  • You Won’t Find a Better Watch in its Price Range (less than $75)
  • Masculine Design – Durable Stainless Steel Case w/ Simple Black Dial
  • Officially a Professional Grade Diver Watch (200M)
  • Exact Same Case, Glass Watchface, and Crowns as More Expensive 8926 Model
  • Quartz Movement is Precise, Especially for Price

Cons:

  • Japanese Source Quartz Movement (8926 is Automatic)
  • Mineral Crystal Watch Face
  • Non-Coin Edged Bezel

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My Invicta Men’s 8932 Pro Diver Review

I’m guessing that most of you have already taken some time to figure out that the primary competitor of the Invicta 8932 is the Invicta 8926 model. Both watches are of the same collection (Pro Diver Collection), both watches have the same case, the same watch face, the same screw down crowns…So what’s the difference between the two? Why would you want to pay the extra $30 for the 8926?

Difference Between the Invicta 8932 and 8926

There are two primary differences between the Invicta 8932 Pro Diver and the Invicta 8926 models…First, the 8926 (along with the more expensive Invicta 9937OB) all feature automatic watch movements. The Invicta 8926 series features a Japanese automatic movement, while the 9937(OB) contains a Swiss made automatic movement.

Real quick, in case you don’t know, a quartz movement operates by electronically measuring the vibrations of a piece of quartz. Typically quartz movements are pretty precise, but they’re not usually perfect. I believe the 8932’s Japanese made quartz movement is about + 5/- 5 seconds a week, while the 8926’s automatic movement runs about + 15/ – 15 per day. An automatic watch is automatically wound through the swinging of your arm so that it never needs new batteries, since there are none to be replaced. Automatic movements tend to be less accurate than quartz watches, however they hold true to the horological values behind a classic men’s watch.

Honestly, this is the main difference between this Invicta 8932 men’s watch and the 8926 Pro Diver…The 8926 version has an automatic movement, which in my opinion is worth the extra money, but you might not care.

The other primary difference is the lack of exhibition back in the 8932…Both the 8926 and the 9937 feature a clear back to the case so that you can see the inner workings of the watch. It’s also for people who have allergies to metal on their skin…Generally exhibition backs are preferred by divers for this reason.

Everything Else You Need to Know8932 Pro Diver Case Back

The Invicta 8932 has many features that you’d probably like to know about, so what I’d like to do is to quickly go over all the neat things about this men’s Pro Diver Collection time piece.

Stainless Steel Case

The case is exceptionally well built…It’s totally stainless steel, so it’s very durable. The diameter of the case is about 37mm, so it’s very reasonably sized. The case is made to be water resistant (200 meters) through the use of screw down crowns that tighten to prevent water from entering the watch. It’s all brushed stainless steel, with the exception of the inner bracelet links which are, as per usual, polished.

The watch face is outlined by a deep black bezel…This bezel is unidirectional and is exceptionally well built. It’s a scalloped bezel, not the coin edge which is preferred by Professional level divers (because it’s less slippery). It only really functions as a time elapsed tool, but it’s got 120 clicks for the whole rotation, so it’s accurate to half a minute.

All in all I think that the case is very solid. It’s got a certain heft to it, and much like the renowned 8926 model, it’s VERY durable.

Mineral Crystal Watch Face

The dial of the Invicta 8932 is protected with scratch resistant mineral crystal…Incase you don’t know, most higher end watches use scratch resistant sapphire, which can only be scratched by diamonds, but the mineral crystal should still do a fin8932 Pro Diver Casee job of protecting the dial. Unless, of course, you’re planning on swimming through an ocean of diamonds! Heh heh heh…I’m kidding of course. There’s a magnifying window over the 3 o’clock position, directly aligned with the date window on the main dial.

Black Dial with Luminescent Indexes and Hands

The dial is a deep black with the Invicta logo at the 12 o’clock position. The logo definitely adds a lot of class to the piece…Moving around the dial you’ll have Tritnite indexes every 5 minutes. In case you’re not aware of what exactly Tritnite is…Invicta manufactured it awhile back to use in their watches, it’s a substance which when exposed to light will maintain its glow for a whole twenty hours. Very nice stuff.

This luxury watch also has luminous hands, both minute and hour, along with a second hand.

I love that the Invicta 8932 has the EXACT same case, the EXACT same band, the EXACT same watchface and everything as the 8926, which is $30 more. The only difference is the automatic movement and the exhibition back that the 8926 has that the 8932 does not.

My Verdict of the Invicta 8932 Pro Diver

The Invicta 8932 Pro Diver is one of the best-value watches that Invicta keeps on the market…Period. It’s accurate, rugged, stylish and very budget-friendly.

That being said, personally I love automatic movements even though they’re less accurate, so I think that the Invicta 8926 is worth the extra money. However, if you’re not a watch person and the type of movement in your watch doesn’t matter as long as it looks the same…Well then you’d be silly to pay the extra money and the Invicta 8932 is obviously the watch for you.

Really, that’s the only choice that you have to make with this piece, everything else is pretty stellar. All in all this is definitely a great watch. The 8932 Pro Diver is just one more reason for Invicta to be respected for their ability to make high quality watches at an affordable price.

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