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[Amazon.ca] Warm - Invicta Pro Diver Automatic Titanium mens watch, $168.79

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[Amazon.ca] Warm - Invicta Pro Diver Automatic Titanium mens watch, $168.79

I know, I know ... it's an Invicta, and this is a warm deal given the brand's reputation.

It has a hackable Seiko movement with hand winding and an exhibition case back. The titanium case and bracelet is what makes this watch a fairly good value.

A bit on the large side, but it is pretty light. Desk diving only, I would not trust the 200m rating even though it has a screw down caseback and crown.

An Orient Mako II or Ray II would be arguably better (I love my Ray II), but they haven't been under $200 for a while.
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Probably not safe for diving unless its ISO rated anyways, even if its 200m WR.
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Average price for this watch is $181 according to 3 camels. So not a particularly huge sale (it's gone down as low as $120). As mentioned, I wouldn't trust it for diving. I'm not even sure I'd trust it to actually be titanium, lol. The NH35A movement in this bad boy is a decent one, though.
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randomroyalty wrote: I know, I know ... it's an Invicta, and this is a warm deal given the brand's reputation.

It has a hackable Seiko movement with hand winding and an exhibition case back. The titanium case and bracelet is what makes this watch a fairly good value.

A bit on the large side, but it is pretty light. Desk diving only, I would not trust the 200m rating even though it has a screw down caseback and crown.

An Orient Mako II or Ray II would be arguably better (I love my Ray II), but they haven't been under $200 for a while.
You should be able to trust the 200m rating for pool swiming, mexico beach trips etc. I think that's been proven for 8926's, I am sure this would be OK as well.
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Orient divers were under $100 a couple of weeks ago
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dicecube wrote: Orient divers were under $100 a couple of weeks ago
The black Ray II and Mako II did get below $100 but they must have had only one or two, like with the $116 rose gold Sun and Moon II (I got lucky and scored one).

Generally the low price points for Orient divers are on Black Friday and Prime Day.
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I have the ss 8926 and love it. Paid $89 for it w Seiko movt.

Close enough to a 10k Rolex sub...1% of the price lol.
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I bought and returned one of their Aviator watches for 110. Aside from the battery being dead , I wasn’t super thrilled with the craftsmanship. I think they’re sub 100 watches no matter what the movement is.
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I own one of these...have had it over 5 years. It gets worn around twice a week. It's extremely comfortable and it's all Ti. I have a bit of a Ti fetish, so I'm partial to the wonderful qualities of Ti. It's a looker and on the bigger side which is nice. I've gotten it wet multiple times but since I'm not much of a swimmer or diver, I can't speak to its integrity -for those of you who really do dive and are too cheap to buy a proper seamaster or submariner or pelagos.... (cheap shot entertainment for those who have read this far...)...The price seems okay too. Cheers.
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weedb0y wrote: I'd pick it up for $118 as a TITANIUM beater
Titanium scratches too easily
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If you're not a watch snob I think this is a great deal, I own a lot of cheap watches so I'm not hating on Invicta, it's good value!
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It's a good titanium watch with a Seiko hacking/handwinding movement, though I'd wait for the price to drop around $120 to make it hot. I own the 8926 and at 40mm that is a perfectly sized diver, this one has similar styling but the proportions are a little odd because the dial/hands are the same size while they made the case/bezel/bracelet larger. 22mm lugs vs 20mm on the 8926.

The only potential issue I can see this watch developing is the threads on the crown tube or crown stripping or cross-threading easily if they made those parts out of titanium. It will also pick up scratches since this isn't treated/hardened like citizen's duratect and Seiko's Diashield titanium, but titanium is somewhat self healing in that the scratches tend to oxidize and fade. Ti also makes almost any watch feel cheap since it's so light, but that's purely psychological.
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