Invicta mechanical chronograph question

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I saw Eyal selling the Invicta Men's Ocean Ghost Mechanical Chronograph Watch on TV yesterday.

I did a google search and the model numbers are 4728, 4729, 4730, 4731, & 4732. The banner at the bottom of the TV screen read "Swiss Made". And this is what the website says 'Movement: Mechanical 1902'. World of Watches website says 'Movement: Japan 1902 mechanical chronograph, 22 jewels'.

Is this movement Swiss, Japanese, or Chinese? I got a reply back on another forum and they said it was a Technica Swiss Ebauche. And another that said that Invicta makes its own movements now.

I believe it is a Seagull ST1902 manual wind movement. This movement is one of the better Chinese movements, IMHO. I own a watch with a Seagull 1901 movement and it is rock solid and very accurate.

I couldn't find a picture of the display back on the Invicta but here is a picture of mine.

What really got to me was that Eyal was touting the sub dial at 6 o'clock and saying that they had specially designed this feature for this watch. It is an hour hand that mirrors the main hour hand. A common practice to give a watch the full '3 subdial' look. He was actually turning the crown to make the hour hand and the sub dial hour hand go around. Touting a useless subdial!! Gheeshh!

My ST1901 doesn't have the third subdial and I prefer it that way.

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I think what they mean when they refer to Swiss "whatever" is that the Asian watchmaker who assembles the watch had a third cousin who was once dating a person who knew a person that knew a real Swiss watchmaker from Switzerland. Even so, the majority of my watches are Invicta. No one here is being duped. I am sure we are all aware of what the guidelines are that allow the various brands to claim "Swiss Made",etc.:001_rolleyes:
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