Interestingly, many of those who are justifiably angered and horrified by Invicter's Very Numerous mendacities somehow still have a soft spot for the Invicter Pro Divers, usually given the Rolex-ish model name of the 8926. They will often say Well, Invicter's shit now, but back when they made the 8926, they were pretty good homages, and I still wear mine when mowing the lawn/dumpster-diving/jerking off and it still works good.
To each his own; in this thing of ours, I've made plenty of questionable buying/owning decisions, and so not the one to cast the first stone. However, there was a class-action lawsuit not long ago about 8926s not being, you know, water resistant at all, least of all to 200 meters, which companies like Seiko can do at a pretty mundane rate. Mrs. C owns two Mini-Pro-Divers that she likes; I replaced the batteries in both of them, and they were both rated to 200 meters WR. At least one of the Mini-Pro-Divers had no caseback gasket at all--literally nothing between the caseback and the case of the watch, metal on metal, meaning the watch had no WR at all.
I myself have owned two 8926s--or something, because one was a two-tone and one had a black dial, so one was an 8926 and the other was whateverthefuck. One I gave to a young guy I worked with who was moving to Texas, and the last time I talked to him, it was running fine. The other I gave to my degenerate-gambler brother-in-law, back when he wasn't work-shy, as the Brits say, and had a job in health care. He had to wash his hands multiple times a day, and inside of six months had killed his Pro Diver through, I suppose, hand washing, because he wasn't the type of guy to go deep sea diving. I felt bad for him, and gave him a Seiko Monster, which he owned for a long time, and might own still, if he hasn't hocked the fucking thing to keep his knees from being broken by a loanshark.
At any rate, the slightly absurd love for the 8926 I find amusing. Like the king in the fairy story, everything Lalo touches turns to shit. The Pro Diver is no different.
I find tv watches to be like the guys who raise their truck you need a fricken ladder to get in. It’s a attempt to look cool... that’s all.