Welcome to the Invicta 9937 review, a model from the Pro Diver line up. Invicta is a brand that is well know for making good watches (automatics and quartz) at affordable prices. For those that don’t know, Invicta means “invincible” in Latin.
The company is founded in the Swiss around 1800s on the belief that fine timepieces can be sold at a modest price to the masses, and they still do that today.
The company is currently based in the US, but still outsourced most of their parts from the Swiss and assemble it somewhere in China.
So if you heard somebody says that Invicta is “Swiss Made”, don’t give much attention to it lol. For all we know, it could just be a marketing ploy.
Invicta 9937 OB
Here, I’m going to review the Invicta 9937 Pro Diver (or 9937OB. The OB stands for “Old Bezel” that is the coin edge bezel this unit has. Some newer Invicta has the scallop edge).
Let’s check out the Invicta 9937 review shall we.
Homage Or Knock Off?
This particular Invicta Pro Diver 9937 is a homage to a very popular diving watch, the Rolex Submariner.
Though many (actually most) of diving watches out there looks like the iconic sub, the Invicta Pro Diver 9937 is very very similar to the Rolex.
It’s something that’s well know of the brand. They like to copy well known watches blatantly.
The overall watch casing, bezel, font of the numeral on the bezel, hour markers, date display with cyclops, and the minute and hour hands are 99% the same.
With these, it is very hard to not say Invicta copied the Submariner’s design (though some people is more forgiving to term it as “homage”).
Invicta did impart their own design on the dial and some inscribing on the watch’s sides and back to give the watch their own brand. In this regard, Invicta is a step above cheap China knock-offs.
But unless you see it up close, it’s very hard to tell if you are wearing a Rolex or an Invicta which can be what Submariner’s fans might want – a much cheaper alternative to the Sub.
Nevertheless, a watch’s worth is not just on the design itself. Even though it is a copy, the Invicta Pro Diver 9937 is a tough and solid watch on its own right.
And it’s definitely much friendlier to our wallet than the Submariner too!
Invicta Pro Diver 9937 Specification
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 5.6 oz or 159 gram
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Band: 20 mm width Stainless Steel with fold over clasp and safety
Dial: Black metal dial
Dial Window: Flame Fusion Window (Mineral crystal with sapphire coating)
Bezel: Unidirectional black bezel. Made from stainless steel
Movement: Swiss Automatic – Sellita SW200
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Jewels: 26 Jewels
Accuracy: up to 30 seconds per day
Winding: Automatic and manual winding with hacking feature
Water Resistance: 660 feet or 200 m
Other Features: Exhibition caseback,Screw down crown, Date display with cyclops, luminescent hands and markers
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
Best Place To Buy: Amazon
The Invicta Pro Diver 9937 has a 40 mm diameter, not too big and not too small and can suit most people’s wrist.
It has a thickness of 12 mm and weigh 5.6 oz or 159 grams and is comfortable to be worn and used.
Though you might want to look for another watch to go with your suit as it is quite thick and might have problem to fit into your sleeves.
It is made from stainless steel, and have a water resistance of up to 660 feet or 200 m.
The crown is screw down crown, a compulsory element to be considered a serious diving watch. The screw down means the crown has to be turned to operate/change the time and date.
This is to prevent water infiltration during diving.
The band is made from stainless steel too and comes with fold over clasp with safety. It is a sturdy and solid band, looking from the thickness of the steel.
Invicta Pro Diver 9937: A Rolex Submariner Look Alike?
As mentioned earlier, this Invicta 9937 watch is a spitting image of the Rolex Submariner.
A lot of diving watches today takes their design cues from the Sub such as markers, bezel design, crown and crown guard, hands, and also the cyclops to magnify the date.
The Sub has become hugely popular, that it is just unimaginable for any diving watch to have its iconic look.
Invicta also apparently did it with this watch, but they had took it further. The bezel, markers, hands, and the date are just too identical to the Sub.
Even the “mercedes” hour hand is the same! Luckily the dial signature is totally different as it bears the Invicta logo signatures. There is also an Invicta scribe on the right side of the watch and on the back case.
The dial comes with black in color and made from metal. The previous version of this watch comes with sapphire window (lucky them!) while the latest version dial window is made of flame fusion, a mineral crystal that has sapphire coating on top of it.
This material is not as scratch resistant as sapphire though it really depends on how you use the watch.
On the back, Invicta put an exhibition caseback to show the movement which is quite strange for a 200 m diving watch to have this.
It is always a pleasure to be able to see the movement. By looking at it, you will be able to appreciate the design and meticulous effort taken to assemble the hundreds parts of the watch.
Sellita SW200 And ETA 2824-2
Previous version of the Invicta Pro Diver 9937 is powered by ETA 2824-2 movement.
But some few years back, Swatch Group (parent company of ETA) made the decision to restrict the selling of ETA movement to its competitors.
Because of that, Invicta had to purchase the movement from Sellita, and currently this watch comes with Sellita SW200 movement.
Sellita is a fellow Swiss company that had a history of being a subcontractor for ETA to assemble its movements.
It is only currently the company has grown to produce their own movements and the SW200 is actually a copy of the 2824-2.
They are allowed to do this as the 2824-2 is an old movement (more than 20 years I think) and is not covered under copyright anymore.
The Sellita SW200 movement has 38 hours power reserve and made of 26 jewels (as opposed to ETA 2824-2’s 25 jewels). It is automatically winded and can also be manually winded by rotating the crown 25 times for a full charge.
The posted accuracy from Sellita is around 30 seconds gain or lose per day. But most people that owned this watch report higher accuracy, of only +-5 seconds per day which is a really great accuracy.
Watch this awesome review of the Invicta Pro Diver 9937. You can see how the watch fits perfectly on his hand and how stunning it looks.
Invicta Pro Diver 9937 is a really great watch with solid build. It really looks like Rolex Submariner but with a much lower price. Since it’s not too expensive, you are really going to use it for a whole bunch of activities.
Activities that you won’t even dream of using the Submariner at all such as diving, camping, skiing, travelling and so on. Even though the Submariner is made for diving, I bet none of those that spent thousands of dollars to buy it will actually use it for anything too extreme.
With this watch, you will get a daily beater that is just as gorgeous and solidly built like the Rolex. And with it’s price around $280, it is a killer deal for a watch!
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Questionable Quality Performance
On a side note, I should warn you guys about the fact that Invicta is also infamous for a lax QC practice.
Just look at this negative reviews from Amazon. Quite a number of them give bad reviews (1 and 2 stars) which means the could be a lot of lemon units!
Which is why I would suggest you buy this watch from a merchant that has good return policy, in case you bought a lemon.
Amazon is well known to have good return policy, so if you do get a lemon, you can always contact them to get a refund.
So what’s my verdict? Well, the watch is not an original piece and lacks character due to the blatant copy from Rolex Submariner.
But as a homage watch, especially since not everyone can put down $10k for a watch, it’s a good deal.
Good built with a design that’s well loved and very affordable price. What’s not to like? For a cheap Submariner homage, this is one of the best you could buy.
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