I don’t usually venture into the Sub $100 range here on ReviewAwatch.com, but after reading some compelling reviews on the Invicta Men’s 1774 Pro Diver Collection Chronograph Watch, I couldn’t help myself. One other reason why I’m writing this up for you guys is because I did a quick search for some information on this timepiece and all I could find was re-hashed/recycled amazon reviews that were pretty much crap. Excuse my bluntness, but I know what it’s like when trying to find some good authentic info on a watch that you want to buy only to come up with junk sites.
Hopefully you can squeeze some valuable buying advice out of my review on the Invicta Men’s 1774 Pro Diver Collection Chronograph Watch. With that being said lets dive in and take a look at this lower budget, yet interesting piece.
Men’s 1774 Build and Style
What you’ve probably already noticed about this watch is its stunning 18k yellow gold coloring. The color of this watch is super authentic looking, and can easily be passed off as a solid 18k gold watch judging by it’s looks, and that’s because it’s actually gold plated with 18k. Usually a watch in this price range would just be gold colored and look fairly fake, but not this one.
The entire watch is 18k yellow gold plated, even the bezel, this not only gives it it’s prestige look, but also protects the watch from corrosion, as gold is immune to oxidization and rusting. The band on this 1774 Pro Diver Collection Chronograph Watch has a Rolex style to it, which is two toned, brushed on the outside and polished inside. The band is 22 millimetres wide, and comes in men’s standard length which can be adjusted, the band closes with a safety fold over clasp. The face shape/bezel on this Men’s 1774 is also very similar to the Seiko SRP307 diving watch, which can be adjusted in a unidirectional way. The face window is a Flame Fusion material, which is descent, but obviously not as good as the glare and scratch resistant sapphire crystal found in higher end watches.
The watch moves with Japanese quartz, and is water resistant up to 200 meters. The Invicta 1774 plays the part and looks expensive, it’s also built quite well, but beware that you may need to do some adjusting to the watch as sometime things may come loose, but once adjusted you should be good to go for the long term.
1774 Pro Diver Comfort and Performance
I’m over all extremely happy with this watch for the amazing price. It makes an excellent diving watch, and comes at a price that you can’t beat especially if your just starting to dive and don’t want to spend an arm and leg on something expensive. You don’t even need to use this watch for diving, it looks really nice and can be used as a casual wear timepiece.
I had to adjust the links on the watch to fit my wrist, but that was pretty much a given as I have small wrists, so you may be good to go right out of the box. The overall comfort was good, although not as good as some other dive watches I have used. The fit is nice and snug and stays in place, I did have the occasional arm hair pull because of the band style (ouch!), but that has since gone away. The weight of the watch is descent, and feels very good underwater, generally for a diving watch I don’t want something too light, as I like to be reminded that I’m wearing it, and this one fit the bill perfectly in terms of weight.
Over all I’m very pleased with the Invicta Men’s 1774 Pro Diver Collection Chronograph Watch, and it definitely is a good value buy!