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Ok, so I bought a 8926 a few months back to test the Invicta waters. I am very impressed with the watch, and I've been thinking of picking up another Pro Diver to add to my collection. I "kermitized" my 8926 with a green bezel from eBay (which is awesome I might add), but I want an all-black Diver as well. (I like the Pro Divers, what can I say?!?)

I have been eying the 9937, but I'm not sure which model to get. That is, there are many different variations of the 9937 and I'm having trouble choosing the one I want.

I am leaning towards this one because I like the bezel (because it DOESN'T look like a Rolex) the fact that it has the older ETA movement:



But this one is about $65 cheaper, and appears to have a higher-power cyclops:



So, you guys tell me, which should I choose? Which has a better cyclops over the date? Which is a better movement (I've read good things about both)? And why is there such a price difference? Is the first one listed above Swiss Made or just a Swiss Movement like the second one?

I would just buy the 3824, but it's too large for my wrist. (I have thin wrists, and large watches tend to look kinda funny on me. :sad:)

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: And does anyone know anything about this Ocean 1? How does it stack up? Heresy, I know, but I had to ask!
 

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I bought both last year and after a side-by-side comparison, I returned the 9937 because I felt the 8926 was a better value.

You may have some difficulty finding a new 9937 right now.
 

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I bought both last year and after a side-by-side comparison, I returned the 9937 because I felt the 8926 was a better value.

You may have some difficulty finding a new 9937 right now.
I've pretty much got both lined up, it's just a matter of execution. So you say stick with the 8926? What about that Ocean 1 I mentioned in my edit? Is it worth a second look?
 

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I believe the top one is Swiss made, with an ETA 2824 movement and the one below is newer and has a Swiss Selitta (sp?) SW200 movement, but as far as the second watch being entirely Swiss, if it doesn't say so, it's not.
 

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I believe the top one is Swiss made, with an ETA 2824 movement and the one below is newer and has a Swiss Selitta (sp?) SW200 movement, but as far as the second watch being entirely Swiss, if it doesn't say so, it's not.
Thanks. I knew that the bottom was isn't completely Swiss, but I wasn't sure about the top one.
 

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My 9937 was one of my first watches, and still one of my favorites. The top one that you are showing is the closest to mine that I have seen. Mine still has different hands. All three I believe. I guess you can guess which one I like!

 

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Thanks WatchRob, that shows the cyclops really well! I like that style also, like the first I listed in my first post.
 

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The Coin Edge (CE) is the classic look.
I have thin wrists, too, but just got a 44 mm Pro Diver. It's fine. And this is from a guy who prefers/loves 39 mm watches (my fave is a 35x35 mm square case), so you may want the new 43/44mm watch, which has many improvements.
Lastly, my newest Invicta is part of the Reserve collection. Take a hard look at those. I'm very, very tough on Invicta, but The Lalo actually delivered on the Reserve Divers, if mine is a judge. With coupon and other discounts, the price difference isn't that great.
I'd go Reserve, if you can swing it.
 

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Hmm... I have a 3079 (approx. 46mm incl. crown) and it looks pretty big on me, to me. Others have told me it doesn't seem that big at all, so I don't know... My 8926 seems like the perfect size. :confused1:
 

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I would really check with the vendor to make sure that the movement is the ETA movement on the first one. Sometimes they just post a picture of an older one (out of ignorance?). The fact that it has the word “Swiss” below the Invicta logo suggests that the picture is from a pretty old model. I am not sure whether or not the first model is really 100% swiss made. I think that is why they ended up changing it to say Swiss Movement (to clarify).

I think the Cyclopes magnification is the same on both models it just seems different from the picture.

I personally would go with the coined edge. I have the scalloped edge and I love it but it can be hard to rotate the bezel sometimes, if you’re in to that. Although the coined edge is VERY similar to Rolex, I think they were on to something when they designed the Sub. It is just a classic look.

Also the first one has the undersized crown. I like the bigger crown on the later models better.

Just my 2 cents.
 

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I would really check with the vendor to make sure that the movement is the ETA movement on the first one. Sometimes they just post a picture of an older one (out of ignorance?). The fact that it has the word “Swiss” below the Invicta logo suggests that the picture is from a pretty old model. I am not sure whether or not the first model is really 100% swiss made. I think that is why they ended up changing it to say Swiss Movement (to clarify).

I think the Cyclopes magnification is the same on both models it just seems different from the picture.

I personally would go with the coined edge. I have the scalloped edge and I love it but it can be hard to rotate the bezel sometimes, if you’re in to that. Although the coined edge is VERY similar to Rolex, I think they were on to something when they designed the Sub. It is just a classic look.

Also the first one has the undersized crown. I like the bigger crown on the later models better.

Just my 2 cents.
Actually, unless Invicta is guilty of this same thing, the 9937 pictured in the 2007 catalog has "Swiss" listed under the logo, and has the scalloped bezel just like the first picture I posted. This should be the newest model available according to Invicta's own documentation (though I have read posts that say the 9937 has been discontinued).
 

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Actually, unless Invicta is guilty of this same thing, the 9937 pictured in the 2007 catalog has "Swiss" listed under the logo, and has the scalloped bezel just like the first picture I posted. This should be the newest model available according to Invicta's own documentation (though I have read posts that say the 9937 has been discontinued).
What does the second hand look like in the picture? If it is not the "winged" second hand like in the picture you posted then I would say they are guilty of the same thing. Invicta is not known for being the most reliable with the info they put out on their watches.
 

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Wow. The picture of the 9937 in the 2007 catalog is NOT winged! That is, it is a picture of an older model 9937. This is VERY disappointing. If Invicta can't even keep their catalog up to date, and they change the models' designs so frequently, I'm not sure I'll be spending $300+ on any of their watches.

I've got a couple weeks before I'm ready to buy (waiting on my end-of-year bonus before I buy myself anything extravagant), so I can still weigh my options... Debaufre is looking mighty attractive in light of this new information.
 

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The 4469- with the MOP dial is 43mm, Swiss made with the SW200 and coin edge bezel. This would be a nice choice as well.
 

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Mr Richy,
I bought the 9937 because I liked the larger magnification but the heavy and very solid bracelet made me know I did the right thing. mine is the 2824-2 ETA,

It FEELS like a nicer watch on my wrist than the one it most looks like.



but on your wrist, most folks won't be able to see the difference between the 8926 and the 9937...

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9937 Vs 8926



Hard to choose one so I picked up one of each, had these guys for a while now.
I like the the 9937 over the 8926 because of the bracelet much nicer and solid end links. Not to mention Swiss Made ETA movement it is nicer also.
 
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