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I am interested in this 4793 but I can't find it anywhere except ShopNBC... My main question is what kind of movement does it have? The description just states automatic. Anybody know? What a good looking watch! Reminds me of a Planet Ocean!

Invicta Men's Pro Diver Off Shore Classic Stainless Steel Watch

Choices: Silver-tone, Brown or Black dial

This stainless steel wristwatch has a round case with an exhibition back. It features a unidirectional rotating bezel with silver-tone chapter markers. The dial has a date window next to 3:00 and luminous Arabic numbers at 12, 3, 6 and 9:00. There is a red tip on the seconds hand.

The Silver-tone choice has a black bezel and a black Invicta logo below 12:00. Black/luminous hour markers are located at all positions except 12, 3, 6 and 9:00. This timepiece has black/luminous hour, minute, and seconds hands.
The Brown choice has a brown bezel and a silver-tone Invicta logo below 12:00. Silver-tone/luminous hour markers are located at all positions except 12, 3, 6 and 9:00. This timepiece has silver-tone/luminous hour, minute, and seconds hands.
The Black choice has a black bezel and a silver-tone Invicta logo below 12:00. Silver-tone/luminous hour markers are located at all positions except 12, 3, 6 and 9:00. This timepiece has silver-tone/luminous hour, minute, and seconds hands.

Bracelet: Stainless steel
Movement: Automatic
Crystal: Mineral
Crown: Screw Down
Clasp: Deployant
Bracelet Measurements: 8-1/2" L x 24mm W
Case Measurements: 48mm
Water Resistance: 30atm - 300m - 990ft
Model Number:

Silver-tone: IN4794
Brown: IN4795
Black: IN4793

Warranty: One year limited warranty by Invicta with the option to extend warranty to a total of five years by Invicta. Invicta Customer Service phone number is 1-800-GO-WATCH.

Additional Features: Watch comes packaged in Invicta watch box with instruction manual and warranty information.
 

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I believe it has an automatic movement built by Technica Swiss Ebauche in Japan according to past posts by Jim Skelton, which is owned by Invicta.
 

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I believe it has an automatic movement built by Technica Swiss Ebauche in Japan according to past posts by Jim Skelton, which is owned by Invicta.
It is a a japan movement.
 

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The miyota is a great movement... :thumbup1:

I like this design... A little bit of an Omega PO hommage... but too big for my taste :001_rolleyes:
 

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This the Bill in IL watch. I remember him asking JS to tell the Lalo to make this watch. I would if Bill picked one up. :confused1:

Hello and welcome bsteinb sc to the WTF. I have seen this watch elsewhere for sale. Check out our sponsors they may have it.
 

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This the Bill in IL watch. I remember him asking JS to tell the Lalo to make this watch. I would if Bill picked one up. :confused1:

Hello and welcome bsteinb sc to the WTF. I have seen this watch elsewhere for sale. Check out our sponsors they may have it.

Auto, is this Invicta's homage to Omeeeeeega? ( :001_tt2::D, zinster)
 

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The NEW Pro Diver Off Shore

I saw this new release being sold on ShopNBC recently. In appearance it is copy of the Omega Ocean Planet -- at a fraction (1/10) of the cost. Invicta has a lot of "sack" to cold-copy Omega's signature curved lugs.

From the pitch on ShopNBC, the watch is huge and the bracelet links are VERY thick. This will be a very heavy watch. Too bad that Invicta doesn't have this same watch with an ETA 2824-2. The Miyota is not a "bad" movement, it's just not in the same league with the 2824. A sapphire crystal would also be a nice touch. I don't know if the clasp has any size adjustment -- it does not apprear to have the oyster clasp with adjustments. Also, the bracelet apparently has friction pins, not screws.

With all that carping, I'm gonna get one -- when they're available. It looks like it would be a great every day beater.

I too cannot find it being sold anywhere but ShopNBC...and except for the gold plated model, they're sold out. Apparently, their initial offering was a success.

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I remember JS and Eyal showing this one off the other day. Skelton said (loose paraphrase) that you could use the watch to "dive in any ocean on the planet." A clever little play on words.:001_rolleyes:

Invicta has done well with their Rolex homages, but I think this attempt at copying the Planet Ocean has fallen well-short of the mark. My $.02.
 

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Thanks for Welcom...and Happy Holidays

Thanks, Rusty et al.

I've been buying and selling watches for about 20 years. Several of them (perhaps 10%) have been Invictas. I've been impressed by their relative value. Rolex, Omega, etc., are exceptonal, but simply too expensive to service and their initial cost is extravogent. I have one SMP left in my collection.

The number of designs Invicta produces each year is truly astonishing. They seem to be attempting to produce watches that blanket the market -- no matter what your taste in watch design, Invicta has (at least) one design that you will like. Their budget for R&D must be enormous.

I've found the pro divers to be especially robust and well made. They seem to have rectified their earlier problems with the ETA and Miyota movements running (typically) very fast out of the box. For production watches, Invicta's QC is good. Also, it will be interesting to see how the Sellita movement holds up. IMO, Citizen and Seiko have somewhat better QC. Hamilton has slipped a bit.

This new look Invicta Pro Diver Off Shore clone [which I just ordered -- ShopNBC now has them in stock] looks interesting...and really BIG. When I receive it I'll write a complete review and will look forward to the comments from other purchasers.

Best regards,

Louis
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:)

question please,

the 48mm case width, in some cases this is measured inclusive of the crown, other times without.. 48mm with or without?

can't tell, does it have the "domed" crystal? the "off shore" and the Laylo's remark along with the appearance leaves little doubt ....

although my Omega 2254 is the largest watch I have, I recently had the opportunity to look closely at a 44 or 45mm watch or two and they seem rather healthy (Thanks Mr AutoMvt). So a 48mm without crown would be pretty big considering what I normally wear... 48mm with crown would be almost exact size of the "REAL THING"....

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Sorry, I have been away from the computer for a while. Thank you for all the replies and the welcomes! I have an 8926 that I have been relatively pleased with. Based on what some have said I think it will be too big for me too but I might give it shot anyway depending on what Santa brings me???

Merry Christmas to all!



LouisAZ, looking forward to reading your review!!!

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