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Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby koimaster » August 10th 2010, 7:04pm

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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby JtN© » August 11th 2010, 2:45am

I like how Mr Skelton just closes it before any of the controversy can show the OP the truth.
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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby Guest » August 11th 2010, 3:42am

Once again . . . all is well in "Geekland". Looks like they're gonna sell lots of RDs, now that "the truth" has been spoken. LOL It seems that the more Invicta is exposed for what they are, the more these idiots get behind the brand.

I do a weekly eBay search on Unitas 6497/6498 driven watches and it's amazing how many Invicta RDs show up. What a waste of a perfectly good batch of movements!

I should buy them up, register at Geeks under a new name, and make a killing selling them! LOL
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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby koimaster » August 11th 2010, 7:09am


reality catching up with Invicta fairy tales


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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby tommyfeds » August 12th 2010, 6:15am

Im wearing mine now :stupid: I know. Forgive me............... pa pa pa please?

I just happen to really like THIS ONE. From what I can tell the mov't seems to be the real deal. I can see through it and I give the most minute credit to the person who put lume on both sides of the hands so you can see them glow from the back. Swiss Made, Swissese, Swiss Cheese, Cheese Doodles, I dont know. But with a skeleton mov't and a display back it's hard to hide whats inside. Somewhere in **MY** head this one stands apart from the rest. Ill keep telling myself that I guess until the meds kick in.

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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby eddiea » August 12th 2010, 6:37am

Judging for Invicta's pass performances ... I will not be surprise if those Unitas designed movements, are Chinese Made.....
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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby tommyfeds » August 12th 2010, 7:08am

While I dont put anything past them, my hunch is the movements were sourced as such.............

(Scroll to the middle of the page) http://www.ofrei.com/page_183.html

or from wherever, then plated, coated, pvd'd, pissed on, soaked in the saliva of the Lalo himself, or stuck under Jimbo's arm pits to turn them black, whatever................ and dropped into cases.

Comparing the two pics, even the "engraved" swirlies match identically. Everything except the silver "plate" that sits over the winding stem (Sorry, i dont know terms so well)

**BUT** i will never turn a blind eye to anything unscrupulous they may be up to

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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby tinman1965 » August 12th 2010, 7:38am

Do people really have 25 of them? Why on God's green earth would anyone want 25 of basically the same thing. I'm sure the dials are slightly different and probably different movements but damn 25!
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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby tommyfeds » August 12th 2010, 8:19am

I cant speak for 25, but I have about 14 pairs of underwear.

Its kinda like the same maybe?
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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby TimeMachine » August 12th 2010, 9:44am

I own one RD, it was a TTV and I was always curious about them. It has a purple carbon fiber dial, and looks really nice in my watch box, but I never wear it. When I first got it I wore it to work and within a couple hours I had to take if off. The thick rubber strap is very stiff and squeezes the sides of the wrist, and the canteen crown protector digs into the back of my hand. I call it the "torture watch". To say it is "uncomfortable" is an understatement, it is painful to wear.
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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby tommyfeds » August 12th 2010, 10:34am

Long Lost Brothers!

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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby koimaster » August 8th 2016, 4:08pm

Invicta is not a Russian watch company. They are Swiss. So why are they making Russian diver watches?

The answer is that Invicta has a history of making diver watches for the Russian navy.

Take the Invicta Russian Diver Watch, Model 2625, for example. This a new watch that replicates a design Invicta originally made in 1959 when the watch was commissioned for the Russian Naval Fleet. Roughly 100 pieces were made by Invicta for elite divers in the Russian Navy.

So although Invicta Russian Diver Watches are not Russian-made, they do have a legitimate tie to Russian naval history.

Invicta sells a number of watches in their Russian Diver line. These are huge watches designed to be worn over a diver suit, with cases measuring over 50 mm in diameter. All feature large numerals and hands for better legibility under water and in the dark, and crowns protected by a large screwdown cap for water resistance.

http://www.russianwatchguide.com/invicta-diver.htm
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Re: Russian Diver History. Another Geek Wants to Know

Postby koimaster » June 22nd 2017, 10:05am

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