The timepiece looks exactly like the Rolex Submariner. It comes with a stainless-steel body, as well as a black dial and case. Its bezel is toothed, making it look like the teeth of a shark.
The watch isn’t too big. Its case is 1.57 inches (40 mm)
across. This is the same size as the Submariner. The Pro Diver also comes with a strap that’s as wide as its Rolex counterpart’s.
The 8926OB is water-resistant. However, it doesn’t hold a torch to the Rolex device. It can only handle 660 feet (200 meters) underwater. It’s not ISO 6425
certified either, so you can’t dive with it. One of the best things about the Submariner is that it can withstand 1000 feet (300 meters) of water.
Unlike its luxury alternative, the Invicta doesn’t come with a durable window. It’s made from mineral, which is much weaker than sapphire. The sapphire on the Rolex piece is especially resistant as it comes with an extra layer of scratch resistance.
The 8926 is an automatic device. It doesn’t have a swiss automatic movement – these watches cost an arm and a leg. The timepiece has the NH35A mechanism
inside it. It’s the 4R35 that Seiko uses. It provides a 41-hour power reserve and 21 jewels. The more jewels present, the smoother a watch will run. That’s why the Submariner has 31. It also has a bigger power reserve, lasting 48 hours.
The Invicta 8926OB comes with self-winding and hacking
. They’ve quickly become staples in the watch industry.
Considering that the device is a Japanese automatic, not much craftsmanship has gone into it. Japanese timepieces are generally made through automated processes.
There’s a calendar on its dial. There isn’t one on the standard Submariner. The one with the calendar is a tad bit more expensive.
Of course, the 8926OB comes with a luminous dial. It has ample lume on its hands and marker. When swimming, this makes its face easier to read underwater.
What makes it special: Its NH35A movement
The watch isn’t as water-resistant as the Submariner. It can only handle 660 feet (200 meters)
underwater. You can snorkel with it but that’s about it – the timepiece is not ISO 6425 certified.
Know that the Casio MDV106-1AV was built to work in water. It has a quality stainless steel body, so corrosion is not an issue. Its case and crown are sealed tight too. Speaking of its case, the bezel on it is toothed. Its edges aren’t as prominent as on its Rolex counterpart.
It looks like the Submariner except for its strap. It is resin
. Considering that it’s a homage to a watch that has a stainless-steel bracelet, we’re disappointed. If it’s any consolation, know that resin is very waterproof
. It’ll fling water off it like its life depends on it. It also repels other substances, like mud.
As you know, the standard Submariner doesn’t have a calendar on it. The Casio 1AV decided to include the feature. The calendar is small, so it can be hard to read. Speaking of its face, you’re probably wondering what the glass on its window is. It’s mineral, which means it’s not that durable.
Its dial also has a red seconds’ hand. We think it makes the dupe easier to read. Of course, there is lume all over its display. Luminous paint is on its markers and watch hand.
The timepiece is larger than its counterpart. Its case stretches 0.157 extra inches (4 mm)
. Not only is it larger, but it has a completely different movement. The MDV106 rocks a Japanese quartz
mechanism. If you didn’t know, quartz watches are powered by batteries.
What makes it special: Its resin strap
The SNZF17 is bigger than the Rolex Submariner. Its case is 1.65 inches (42 mm)
. Unlike the entry above, its strap isn’t resin. You’re getting stainless steel. The strap on the timepiece is of high quality. It’s also as wide as its Swiss counterpart’s.
The watch’s looks are deceiving. It also comes with a calendar that looks like the more expensive Submariner version. Like the Casio MDV106-1AV, the calendar on it isn’t too big. We appreciate that it placed the date along with the day, this is something that’s not that common.
Its hour markers look a lot like those on the Submariner. They have luminous paint as well. The pigment is on its hands too.
If you’re planning on diving with the device, we’ve got some bad news for you for – it can only handle 330 feet (100 meters) underwater. It isn’t ISO 6425 certified
. If you’re going to be swimming with it, know that its stainless-steel body would keep things safe. We’ve already discussed that the material is resistant to corrosion.
It doesn’t have a mineral window. No, it doesn’t have a sapphire one either. Instead, it’s Hardlex
. It’s a tougher, fancier type of mineral glass.
With your purchase, you’re getting a hold of an automatic device. The SNZF17 hosts the Cal. 7S36 inside
of it. It has 23 jewels in its gears. It also offers a 41-hour power reserve. If you want hacking or self-winding, you’ll enjoy that the homage comes with the features.
What makes it special: Its Hardlex crystal