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new arrival: Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2

on Wed Nov 23 2016, 14:51
my Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2 arrived this morning and i am very pleased with it.
i have had one of these before and did a mini review on TWF, but it was a grey one i bought:



although a smart looking watch the grey was a bad choice and i sold it to someone on TWF

this blue one arrived this morning



this is a better colour for me Very Happy
now i know these are not everybody's taste as the are big, brash and even a bit tasteless Laughing  but the value for money is extraordinary, these are 300m proper divers not to be confused with the bottom range of invicta watches which can be total crap lacking in quality Razz they run NH35 TMI/Seiko 24 jewel movements which can be hand wound and hacked, the case is a demure [ Laughing ]52mm wide including the crown, the bezel measures 45mm and the watch is 17mm thick, i think its fair to say you need gorilla wrists to carry this off........fortunately i have  wrists of gorilla dimensions lol!
there are some superb, if hard to see, design aspects:

9-0clock marker from the side


3-oclock marker




from a quality point of view i cant fault the watch, the screw down crown is one of the best i have come across, the thread meshing is instant and the risk of cross threading is very low......
now i am a bit of a fiddler, things are rarely how i want them so there will be some changes starting with the paint removal form the engraved "INVICTA" and "GRAND DIVER"  the engraving is hardly subtle without the paint................with.. is just too in your face, the second little "MOD" is to brush all the shiny parts of the bracelet......they are just finger print and scratch magnets Crying or Very sad
the watch came with all its papers and a yellow Pell Case



this is a nice and unexpected bonus, the box is very well made and seems to be bomb proof

the watch was sold as second hand but is immaculate and was a third of the price of a new one, take off the price of the pelli case and it didnt even cost the price of an NH35 movement Shocked  BARGAIN ! Very Happy
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Re: new arrival: Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2

on Wed Nov 23 2016, 15:59
What can I say that you havent already said .. I like the raised markers the hands are super sexy I even like the logo of the diver . You have bought yourself a really and I mean REALLY good looking watch IMO .

I also quite like it in grey Very Happy

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Re: new arrival: Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2

on Wed Nov 23 2016, 16:11
"I also quite like it in grey"

I didnt...it reminded me of scottish weather Sad
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Re: new arrival: Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2

on Wed Nov 23 2016, 18:45
Great looking watch.

Really like how the dial is deeply inset into the case along with the chunky hour markers. Sounds like it was a bit of bargain as well so what's not to like even with the modifications you are planning. Very Happy
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Re: new arrival: Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2

on Thu Nov 24 2016, 16:58
Blimey that is awesome.
Invicta do some nice Watches if you look carefully.
Well done Bruce.
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Re: new arrival: Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2

on Thu Nov 24 2016, 17:14
@PC-Magician wrote:Blimey that is awesome.
Invicta do some nice Watches if you look carefully.
Well done Bruce.

you are right Jon.you have to look carefully.....did you know they do a range of Swiss auto submariners every bit as good as Steinhart, but considerably cheaper? they even have Swiss cases........i wonder if Steinhart do their own cases
if you want a really thin sports watch look at this Shocked
no...its not an optical illusion
https://www.invictawatch.com/watches/detail/23762-



its fitted with this mega thin movement


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Re: new arrival: Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2

on Thu Nov 24 2016, 17:40
Impressive Bruce and no I did not know this.
That is thin indeed.
Any links to the Automatics?
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Re: new arrival: Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2

on Thu Nov 24 2016, 17:46
there is this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Invicta-Pro-Diver-SWISS-MADE-Automatic-Sellita-SW200-Bracelet-Watch-9937OB-/262567802905
there are others that look a bit more "upmarket" but they dont appear often
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Re: new arrival: Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2

on Thu Nov 24 2016, 17:58
[quote="domecurb"if you want a really thin sports watch look at this Shocked
no...its not an optical illusion
https://www.invictawatch.com/watches/detail/23762-



its fitted with this mega thin movement


[/quote]

That looks fantastic and perfect for a dress watch. Very Happy
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Re: new arrival: Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2

on Thu Nov 24 2016, 18:02
@domecurb wrote:

Not feeling the love for this one ... but then I am more a chunky watch person
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Re: new arrival: Invicta 19799 Grand Diver 2

on Thu Nov 24 2016, 18:16
@SeikoJohn wrote:
@domecurb wrote:

Not feeling the love for this one ... but then I am more a chunky watch person

i must admit it doesn't beep my horn, but the movement interests me Cool
but then there is this one Very Happy

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