Invicta 40mm Pro Diver 1953 Automatic

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Invicta 40mm Pro Diver 1953 Automatic

Post by koimaster » March 5th 2020, 10:21am





Hopefully this will not happen to the "new" vintage looking pro diver.

Invicta 40mm Pro Diver 1953 Automatic Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

Watch Details

Movement: TMI NH35A Automatic
Movement Country of Origin: Japan
Case Measurements: 40mm
Thickness: 14mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Bezel: Unidirectional rotating
Crystal: Mineral
Dial Material: Alloy
Crown: Screw down
Bracelet: Stainless steel
Bracelet Measurements: 8-1/4" L x 19-1/2mm W
Clasp: Deployant
Water Resistance: 20 ATM - 200 meters - 660 feet
Watch Country of Origin: Malaysia
Additional Information: Watch comes packaged in an Invicta watch box with warranty information.


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Re: Invicta 40mm Pro Diver 1953 Automatic

Post by koimaster » March 5th 2020, 10:46am

foghorn wrote:
March 5th 2020, 10:33am
Very un- Invicta like.

Lots of positive reviews at WUS from owners. Priced right,considering the movement.



https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/sweet ... 26779.html
Still an invicta although it seems they are now having to disclose the correct information about the origins of the watch. Score 1 for watchlords. Wonder if the invicta logo is still etched into the case.
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Re: Invicta 40mm Pro Diver 1953 Automatic

Post by foghorn » March 5th 2020, 10:56am

koimaster wrote:
March 5th 2020, 10:46am
foghorn wrote:
March 5th 2020, 10:33am
Very un- Invicta like.

Lots of positive reviews at WUS from owners. Priced right,considering the movement.



https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/sweet ... 26779.html
Still an invicta although it seems they are now having to disclose the correct information about the origins of the watch. Score 1 for watchlords. Wonder if the invicta logo is still etched into the case.


According to the thread at WUS it is not.
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Re: Invicta 40mm Pro Diver 1953 Automatic

Post by koimaster » March 5th 2020, 11:02am

foghorn wrote:
March 5th 2020, 10:56am
koimaster wrote:
March 5th 2020, 10:46am

Still an invicta although it seems they are now having to disclose the correct information about the origins of the watch. Score 1 for watchlords. Wonder if the invicta logo is still etched into the case.


According to the thread at WUS it is not.
Well for a few bucks more you can pick up a deep blue for $149 https://www.shophq.com/Product/679-895
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Re: Invicta 40mm Pro Diver 1953 Automatic

Post by koimaster » March 5th 2020, 11:21am

foghorn wrote:
March 5th 2020, 11:11am
Once you crack the 100 dollar mark you enter Miyota 821x movement territory.

:)**
true enough. If you take the NH35a as the standard, it's feature-complete (hacking, hand-winding, date w/ quick-set etc. and relatively accurate. It meets just about every minimum need.

The Miyota movements bracket the NH35/36 above and below.

The Miyota 9000-series has a smoother 28,800 bph movement and is typically compared to ETA/Sellita/STP (but availability is poor with long wait times because they're popular.) Seiko *has* a 28,800 movement in the same family as the 6R, but they hardly ever use it except on a few JDM watches and don't sell it to 3rd parties as far as I'm aware. They tend to reserve 28,800 bph stuff for their higher end pieces.

The Miyota 8200-series are older, non-hacking 21,600 movements that are generally inferior to the NH35, but still perfectly serviceable. Every other region would probably use the NH35a/NH36a as a more likely go-to choice.

Some interesting notes on movements below.

https://gearpatrol.com/2018/08/21/commo ... movements/
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Re: Invicta 40mm Pro Diver 1953 Automatic

Post by foghorn » March 5th 2020, 12:18pm

I'm just basing my opinion on experience. I've had 3 NH 35 watches. (still have 1) and all have sucked ass. (don't get me started on the 6R15 which should have been called the "turtle" movement since all mine have run sloooow.
My first experiences long ago with the Miyotas weren't all that great but in the past couple of years I've picked up , and still own 4, all are running verygood.
Plus hacking these movements is a breeze.
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Re: Invicta 40mm Pro Diver 1953 Automatic

Post by TemerityB » March 5th 2020, 12:43pm

foghorn wrote:
March 5th 2020, 12:18pm
I'm just basing my opinion on experience. I've had 3 NH 35 watches. (still have 1) and all have sucked ass.
I don't think you're being unfair. The movement is hit or miss - there's enough anecdotal evidence of it on virtually every watch forum and blog known to man. I've seen the NH35 timed to -/+ five seconds, and I've seen it timed to minutes slow as well. At its price point, it's nothing too serious to damn the movement altogether.
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Re: Invicta 40mm Pro Diver 1953 Automatic

Post by MAX » March 5th 2020, 1:15pm

I have 5 or 6 NH35s and am pretty pleased with all. Maybe if I depended on one and didnt change watches almost daily I would have another opinion. None are more than +/- 20 seconds. Maybe some builders just slap them in as received and others take the time to time them (heh). Not a deal breaker like non hacking, non winding or the worse of all, non quick date adjust are sometime.

I have to admit I dont hate that 1953. If they just left the INVICTA off the dial Id give it 4 out of 5 stars. Said Id never buy another Invicta but I have had a few that I have enjoyed and even 2 or 3 that I wish I had back.
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Re: Invicta 40mm Pro Diver 1953 Automatic

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » March 5th 2020, 3:26pm

It doesn’t look bad. But since it’s an Invicter, fuck it in the ear.

As for the NH35, the one in my Dan Henry 1970 is OK. So, I don’t have any negative experiences with that movement.
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