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Invicta 47mm Grand Diver (Seiko Auto) $109.60 + $12.23 Delivery @ Amazon US via AU

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Invicta Grand-Diver Blue 3045 (Seiko Automatic Movement)
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  • Crystal/Lens - Mineral
  • Diameter - 47mm
  • Band width - 22mm
  • Case Thickness - 17mm
  • Seiko NH35A Automatic Movement With Hand Winding & Hacking
  • Screw-down crown
  • Exhibition caseback
  • Unidirectional Scallop Edge Bezel
  • Magnified Date Window (cyclops easily removed)
  • Stainless Steel Bracelet with solid links & end pieces
  • Water resistant - 300 Metres

This has INVICTA & GRAND DIVER stamped on the edges of the case.
Is The Invicta Grand Diver Worth Getting?
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Beware - Grand Divers are big watches @ 47mm


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    What is this for?

    • +1 vote

      I like to think of these as cheap Seiko dive watches. If you were to buy a Seiko dive watch with the same movement (NH35A - Hand Winding & Hacking) it would cost a lot lot more.
      You need a big wrist to wear one of these though.

    • +12 votes

      It replaces the sundial on your wrist

    • +1 vote

      It’s for diving and to tell you how many minutes left you have to resurface to get air.

      • +1 vote

        Nobody in their right mind uses a mechanical watch for that any more!

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          Yeah, hard to imagine in this day and age lol

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            @ankor: Laughs in unidirectional bezel

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          you can wear it because you can

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        Good luck with that.

  • +2 votes

    Wow, if only I didn't already own a watch 😒.
    As usual, thanks OP 😌

    • +5 votes

      Nothing wrong with owning more than one!

      I have about four that I rotate between depending on my mood and the situation, and frankly I don't see myself stopping myself getting another if it catches my eye

  • +2 votes

    Great price for this watch

  •  

    Hmmm - sold by Amazon US, but have to pay postage even with Prime.
    IIRC, Costco sell Invicta instore. Anyone have any idea what they are priced at?

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      That's weird because the Casio MDV106 has free shipping with prime.

      Don't forget 6% cashrewards will bring the price down a bit more.

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      Yeah very bizarre - are they getting rid of free Prime shipping from Amazon US?

      • -1 vote

        not earning enough…price matching even basics is now very hit and miss

  • +1 vote

    If only it was the 3048 yellow dial…

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      I have it in yellow. For $12X.00 shipped, this is a great buy

  •  

    this or AP Black Panther?

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      Why not both?

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      An Invicta is at least classier

  • +1 vote

    [Christine Holgate] has entered the chat.

    • +2 votes

      Not expensive or luxurious enough

  • +1 vote

    Beautiful looking timepiece. Being automatic though doesn't interest me. Ever since getting eco drive watches.

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    Is 47 diameter big. I have small wrists

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      Yes it is. Relatively. Not sure how small your wrists are, but I think 42mm is more like it for maximum on a small mens wrist.

      Edit: Just saw your name is Mark, likely to be a mens wrist lol. Keep in mind that diver style are meant to be easily visible though.

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        I normally need small Fitbit and girls stuff haha

        I have little baby wrists even at 40

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          47mm is what you expect from most G-Shock watches. So if you feel that most of those are too big on your wrist, best to avoid this one.

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      Massive, would avoid

    • +1 vote

      That’s what she said.

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    I'd one for 5 year now don't wear them much only on special occasion. Still working for over 5yr plus. can't complaint.

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    I have this watch; by coincidence, I am wearing it right now. Very happy with its quality

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    Looks a little bit Omega Seamaster.

    • -2 votes

      I was looking at getting an OMEGA Seamaster, but at this price The INVICTA seems like a much better choice.

      • -1 vote

        I have a blue seamaster watch automatic - was a bit of a dream but I’d been eyeing off for some years. Beautiful design but sits in a draw and I hardly wear it.

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    These are excellent for the price.

    Don't expect seiko quality which is 3x more in price though.

    I have a 7 inch wrist, i can get away with wearing this.

  • +1 vote

    I was interested, till i saw the gaudy inscriptions on the side, so incredibly unnessecary.

  • +3 votes

    For a homage diver suitable for a smaller wrist in a similar price range I’d look at something like a pagani design pd-1668 from AliExpress ($115 shipped)

    Same Seiko movement and exhibition caseback but with a sapphire crystal and without the engraving that Invicta love to put on the sides of the case.

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    I've got an Invicta auto divers watch which i bought years ago from Amazon which is still working fine. It must be about 9 years now.

  • +1 vote

    Just bought it - Ozbargain is sending me broke, but in a good way :)

    Thanks OP

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    Or maybe the Pro Diver with a Swiss quartz for under $100 shipped ??

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Invicta-12563-Diver-Carbon-Stainle...

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      According to Invicta that model has a Quartz PC32 Movement which isn't Swiss & costs around $10.00.

      Never trust Amazon specs. A perfect example is one of Invicta's most popular models the 8926OB is stated as having a Swiss auto movement & in the bullet points it's also a Japanese auto movement, lol.

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      i only buy automatic watches, no quartz for me. quartz is more accurate, but cheap. also i hate changing my batteries, with an automatic watch you never have to worry about that.

      • +1 vote

        An eco drive will last you up to 10 years without changing batteries.

      • +1 vote

        you have to keep changing the time on automatic watches every week tho, not wear them on weekend and they stop working, every monday morning…

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    Where are these made?

    • +1 vote

      of course china

      • +1 vote

        Not quite, the movement is made by Seiko & assembled in Malaysia, the other parts are probably made in China & assembled there.

        Most watches have some parts made in China, even Swiss.

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        I'm after a watch made in Taiwan / Japan so will keep searching. Anywhere but China lol. Happy to pay extra, and I thought many Citizen watches were made in Japan.

        • +2 votes

          I'm after a watch made in Iceland.

  • +2 votes

    id rather spend the same amount of money on a 'pagani design' submariner homage, i hope nobody starts watching youtube videos about pagani design or you will start loosing alot of money after wanting to start a collection of their watches which are amazing value for money.

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    Are these certified as Diver watches. Or is Grand Diver a cheeky way to use the term without needing it certified. I thought Divers watches always state the term Diver next to the water resistant specs and 200m is more standard on Seiko "Diver" watches so 300m is a bit bold as well.

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      I'd be wary of anything that doesn't have independent third party verification.

    • +1 vote

      Well, this isn't a Seiko for starters, the movement is a Seiko-made movement, but the movement has nothing to do with water resistance; that all comes down to the case and seals, which are made in this case by Invicta.

      Generally a watch marked as "Diver's [x]m" means that it's been ISO rated, that is to say each individual unit has been pressure tested and certified to the pressure marked on the dial/case and conforms to ISO 6425

      If it says "water resist [x]m," generally that means that the particular model has been tested by the manufacturer and has been found to resist to the indicated pressure, but not necessarily the sample. Usually they do batch testing of a line, or sometimes they will individually test each watch in-house, but while it may survive in a pressure chamber to the rated depth, it doesn't mean it conforms to ISO 6425, which includes a whole range of pressure and torture tests including salt water, overpressure, and shock testing.

      Importantly, you're mistaking the "Diver's" mark for the model name. Any watch can name itself "Diver," but only those conforming to ISO 6425 can put "Diver's" on their dial, although of course for knockoff brands and the like there's little anyone can do. So this Invicta is called the "Grand Diver," but doesn't conform to ISO 6425, and so doesn't have "Diver's" marked on the dial; instead it's marked as Water Resistance.

      • +1 vote

        You're right as far as the iso stuff goes - the majority of diver watches aren't iso. I imagine the majority of people who buy divers aren't divers - they're popular because they are supposedly tough and have a useful, simple, easy to use timer. Check this out - a couple of reasonable budget non iso watches pressure tested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwNFy2A7rmU&t=13s

        And a freeze test, although the citizen watch is iso the others aren't https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6lfBi3cqsw

        Not surprisingly, one of the cheapest casio watches that is aged and well used blitzed it's stated pressure (haven't seen a casio that didn't) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfzjhe56utU&t=456s

        • +1 vote

          Oh absolutely, a watch doesn't have to be certified to be used as a Diving watch, and most watches from reputable brands are easily able to survive up to their rated water resistance, and in many instances far beyond. The certification is more of a legal standard and guarantee, like… You KNOW that a diver's watch will exceed the standard.

          And you're also absolutely correct that a Diving watch is as much a design standard as it is a practical one. For instance, the G-Shock Frogman is absolutely a Diving watch, it far exceeds 200m and is ISO certified, but most people wouldn't consider it one from a design standpoint.

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            @TheRealCJ: A couple of things I do consider important; for a dive watch I look for screw down crowns and a usable timer bezel. For watches in general (non digital) I want crown guards. So, my dive watches have screw down crowns and crown guards and usable timer bezels. Sapphire crystal would be a bonus, but not essential 😊

            • +1 vote

              @poohduck: Absolutely, I wouldn't ever go swimming beyond still fresh water without a screw down crown, but for those collecting for fashion reasons or simply because they like a watch, I don't mind it. My Seiko 5 hasn't got a screw down crown, although the case does have crown guards, and it's held up fine so far. I wouldn't go snorkelling with it, but I have another watch that I can use for that.

            • +1 vote

              @poohduck: my promaster has a screw down crown and crown guard. and the bonus sapphire crystal glass.

              reading the manual for the watch though it is rated for 200meter diver. as writen on the watch face. the manual says its not to be used for diving.

              my guess is they did not spend the money to get it iso tested but being citizen i trust that it is rated to survive the 200 meters it says on its dial.

    • +3 votes

      The description has 2 links to Camel which shows the price history on Amazon. This eliminates any issue with RRP.

      I was going to holla at you because this is an auto homie. Was the Seiko the one you graduated to?
      Which model did you buy so your friends wouldn't laugh at you?

    • +4 votes

      I think that is kind of sad - you gave your well chosen watch away because your friend laughed at it. I would have just assumed he was ignorant and didn't know that particular model - was it the pro diver? It seems that many "watch collectors" have a chosen invicta or two. Here's a couple more links - there are still those in the original post too which I'm assuming you didn't look at; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv31ziA4ftI&t=85s https://www.youtube.com/c/PerthWAtch/search?query=invicta
      https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=invicta+pro+div...

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        I'm seriously considering picking one of these up. I don't currently have a "big" watch in my small collection (my G-shock Mudman notwithstanding), and I wouldn't mind having one that's >45mm, these look nice and have a decent Seiko movement. For that kind of price too it would make a decent 'throwaway' watch that's tough enough for most tasks while still having a traditional look, as opposed to a tough-as-nails G-shock made of plastic.

        That being said, I think I'll wait and see if the Grand Diver with the yellow dial comes on sale at some point, I have a couple of blue-dialed watches already, and I'd like to have something different, yellow or orange sunburst maybe.

  • +3 votes

    I don’t get what the bitching is about. It is an excellent watch for the price point. Your not comparing apples with apples if your comparing a Seiko. Brought the black and gold two tone version that’s looks like the Rolex sub for my father in law and he loves it. Wore it overseas got compliments everywhere he went. Two years later going strong. Just brought this one for him as a daily driver.

  •  

    47mm is big..
    would look good your your wetsuit arm though

  •  

    Price is currently - $107.09 + $12.23 Delivery.

    In stock on May 9 though.