miken927


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Borkoman wrote:These watches are like wearing a clock on your wrist. A big, ugly, heavy, clock.



Flavor Flav would approve!


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ThunderThighs


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todaresq wrote:The buyers should mark it on the, ahem, calendar for next year... ;)



Ooooooh, good. However, you just reminded me to put a reminder on my calendar to remind the appropriate people to get started on the calendar.



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geekwench


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ThunderThighs wrote:No calendars this year. Sorry. Time just zoomed past and it was too late before we realized it.



Well, you could just claim you were hedging your bets in case the Mayans were right.

shortman


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ThunderThighs wrote:No calendars this year. Sorry. Time just zoomed past and it was too late before we realized it.



No problem. My bro-in-law made a family photo calendar and sent to me. I mentioned to him that I would use it to fill in the space currently occupied by my Woot2012 calendar since it didn't look like I would be getting a Woot2013 calendar.

vacax


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I bought this same watch a number of years ago. First off, yes, Invicta watches have terribly inflated MSRPs, but this is still a deal compared to the original actual price. I paid at least double this four years ago for a used one.

I think the Russian Diver series is pretty cool, and while it is not for everyone, it did elicit more compliments than anything I've worn to date. Everyone says it is huge for a reason. I thought I could pull off any watch as a big guy, but this thing is gargantuan, pretty much dwarving any other watch I've ever seen.

One drawback is the rubber strap. After a year or so of normal use my rubber strap cracked in half.

This price tag is low for something that makes the statement "my watch is bigger than yours." Nobody will be able to dispute that. Nobody.

mistamoose


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nameless1 wrote:I'm disappointed in the watch. The only cyrillic characters are CCCP and the3 to the left it, which is "48 A" as near as I can tell. If you're going to call a watch "Russian" you should at least have cyrillic numbers and letters. While I'm complaining, let me also point out the CCCP is for the defunct Soviet Union and not Russian, which was just a part the Soviet Union and is now an independent state.



48A? No, it's I M F in Cyrillic, though I don't know what that'd be.

cowboyesfan


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vacax wrote:I bought this same watch a number of years ago. First off, yes, Invicta watches have terribly inflated MSRPs, but this is still a deal compared to the original actual price. I paid at least double this four years ago for a used one.

I think the Russian Diver series is pretty cool, and while it is not for everyone, it did elicit more compliments than anything I've worn to date. Everyone says it is huge for a reason. I thought I could pull off any watch as a big guy, but this thing is gargantuan, pretty much dwarving any other watch I've ever seen.

One drawback is the rubber strap. After a year or so of normal use my rubber strap cracked in half.

This price tag is low for something that makes the statement "my watch is bigger than yours." Nobody will be able to dispute that. Nobody.



Is the entire wrist band rubber?

aimeehogan


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Happy New Year, everyone! That's one cool-looking watch! I may have to partake of this one... ;-)

Bezalel


quality posts: 9 Private Messages Bezalel

What does ИМФ СССР stand for? The genuine Zlatoust watches say ВМФ СССР.

wootpoop


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buckylarue


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mistamoose wrote:48A? No, it's I M F in Cyrillic, though I don't know what that'd be.



The Impossible Missions Force, of course!

(Oh, and the chain on the cap? It's to keep the gas cap from getting lost when you refuel it.)

miken927


quality posts: 122 Private Messages miken927

Here's a video that gives you a nice idea of the size:


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madjoe


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How can a dive watch not have a second hand?

Precise time matters when you're trying to avoid decompression diving.

ivanivanovich


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nameless1 wrote:The only cyrillic characters are CCCP and the3 to the left it, which is "48 A" as near as I can tell. If you're going to call a watch "Russian" you should at least have cyrillic numbers and letters.
mistamoose wrote:48A? No, it's I M F in Cyrillic, though I don't know what that'd be.


DISCLAIMER
I knew nothing about Russian watches, Soviet watches, diver watches, or Invicta watches before seeing this woot. But I do remember some Russian....

You might want to read a bit of this forum, where Invicta "Russian Diver" watches are investigated by a Russian journalist: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/real-history-behind-famous-zlatoust-diver-watches-enough-your-lie-mr-invicta-432320.html

I think genuine Cyrillic digits would be counterproductive for divers, who (I assume) need clear readouts of the time and would be bogged down by a system that hasn't been used for a couple of hundred years. It would be entertaining for us non-divers, though. :-)

The legend, "ИМФ СССР" is curious ... one would expect "ВМФ СССР" for something claiming to be a military watch or to be an accurate copy of one. "ВМФ СССР" means, bottom-line, "Soviet Navy."

ВМФ СССР
Военно-морской Флот Союза Советских Социалистических Республик
Navy ("Military Sea Fleet") of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

I didn't investigate what an ИМФ would be. Maybe it's a nod to fake Rolex watches labeled "Bolex" etc. Maybe some smarty replaced the word "military" in ВМФ with "Invicta," resulting in ИМФ.

ИМФ СССР
? Инвиктно-морской Флот Союза Советских Социалистических Республик
? Invicta Sea Fleet of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Heh. Whatever. Enjoy!

madjoe


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miken927 wrote:Flavor Flav would approve!



YEAAAAAA BOYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

EricLee31


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jrogel wrote:the watch was designed from the original version which was made circa 1959. So CCCP was for this purpose...correct. These other stuff you mentioned?...I don't know.



It's modeled on the Zlatoust 191-ChS, aka Triton which was manufactured for Russian divers in the 1950s, designed to be worn over a diving suit, which has a lot to do with its size.

http://www.watchalyzer.com/wp-content/gallery/invicta-russian-diver-anniversary-watch/zlatoust-191-chs-triton-watch.jpg

steves10


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"However, this is not a watch you could wear on a daily basis. It's one you can keep put up then occasionally wear it to dinner or a night out.
"

Or diving.

steves10


quality posts: 1 Private Messages steves10

Also, presumably, this is nuclear-powered, although it doesn't say if it needs a battery, or self-winds, or uses a NASCAR starter motor for a winder.

Do paper weights ever 'run-down'?

chuckf1


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First of all, Happy New Year to my fellow Wooters and in particular TT for putting up with all our whining

Now let's get to both Invicta, the company and the watch, the Russian diver In the watch collecting community, of which I'm a member, not as active as I used to be, but still consider myself a collector, Invictas are known as a "gateway watch." A watch to get you started collecting but then......time to move on. Which I did quite a while ago. As previously noted in this forum, Invicta's MSRP's are greatly inflated. Although Woot's price is more than fair.

I don't own this particular model of Russian Diver, but I own other versions of this watch. The watch is huge and I mean HUGE. The diameter is 52 meters, which is just a little over two inches on your wrist. I have two or three Russian Diver's, which I haven't pulled out of my drawer in years. But I look back on those purchases with a "what was I thinking?" frame of mind.

If you're a big guy, (sorry ladies, don't mean to discriminate), over 6 foot tall, and not thin wristed, then you can pull the Russian Diver off without looking totally ridiculous.

The rest of us....not so much.

wianthom


quality posts: 2 Private Messages wianthom

Don't buy this watch. I own two. Regret ever buying such a piee of junk. You will as well.

steves10


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chuckf1 wrote:First of all, Happy New Year to my fellow Wooters and in particular TT for putting up with all our whining

Now let's get to both Invicta, the company and the watch, the Russian diver In the watch collecting community, of which I'm a member, not as active as I used to be, but still consider myself a collector, Invictas are known as a "gateway watch." A watch to get you started collecting but then......time to move on. Which I did quite a while ago. As previously noted in this forum, Invicta's MSRP's are greatly inflated. Although Woot's price is more than fair.

I don't own this particular model of Russian Diver, but I own other versions of this watch. The watch is huge and I mean HUGE. The diameter is 52 meters, which is just a little over two inches on your wrist. I have two or three Russian Diver's, which I haven't pulled out of my drawer in years. But I look back on those purchases with a "what was I thinking?" frame of mind.

If you're a big guy, (sorry ladies, don't mean to discriminate), over 6 foot tall, and not thin wristed, then you can pull the Russian Diver off without looking totally ridiculous.

The rest of us....not so much.



"The diameter is 52 meters,..."

I recommend a genuine ZAZ-965 Zaporozhets to navigate around the dial. Or a Volga.

chuckf1


quality posts: 2 Private Messages chuckf1
steves10 wrote:"The diameter is 52 meters,..."

I recommend a genuine ZAZ-965 Zaporozhets to navigate around the dial. Or a Volga.



Quite right, I should have said 52 millimeters in diameter, not meters. It's a huge watch but not that huge.

I regret the error and will spend the remainder of 2013 with my head down in shame!

jaynelwells


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The MSRP seems exaggerated considering a quick search the watch reveals it can be bought for less then $200. But if this is the watch of your dreams, then this is the BEST price!

Jayne L. Wells
Highland Lakes, NJ

HughHemington


quality posts: 15 Private Messages HughHemington

...as used on the Kursk! So it has to be good.

charliecarroll


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ThunderThighs wrote:Happy New Year



Hope 2013 will be full of happiness and very special times for you!

charliecarroll


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commiebastard wrote:No matter what the year is, Invicta still sucks. http://www.bbb.org/south-east-florida/business-reviews/watches-dealers/invicta-watch-company-of-america-in-hollywood-fl-27002445



I was wondering how long it was going to take for someone to post something describing (accurately I may add) this made for TV watch company. Invicta is the joke of the watch world.

Bezalel


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chuckf1 wrote:Quite right, I should have said 52 millimeters in diameter, not meters. It's a huge watch but not that huge.



In terms if size, the watch this was modeled after is actually 58mm. In more practical terms, this watch is as big as a Nikon lens cap while the original was as big as a Canon lens cap.

Bezalel


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EricLee31 wrote:It's modeled on the Zlatoust 191-ChS, aka Triton which was manufactured for Russian divers in the 1950s, designed to be worn over a diving suit, which has a lot to do with its size.



The size has more to do with the fact that Zlatoust wasn't in the business of making wristwatches at the time so they just built the case to fit a pocket watch movement. The Invicta is smaller than the Zlatoust.

gusvonpooch


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Xexus wrote:Do people still wear watches?



Do people still post the comment "Do people still wear watches" ? Yes,every time Woot has a watch for sale someone does.

gkrausmann


quality posts: 1 Private Messages gkrausmann

This will look great with your pocket protector.

m8kmida


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hehthuryo wrote:Well made and high quality. It was very impressive when I first opened the box.

However, this is not a watch you could wear on a daily basis. It's one you can keep put up then occasionally wear it to dinner or a night out.

Why? Because this is the least comfortable watch I've ever worn in my life due to the dial. It sticks out half an inch or so and drives itself into the top of your hand any time you move to the point that it can bruise your hand.

Looks great but feels painful when you wear it.



I wonder if it would be more comfortable worn on your right wrist to avoid the stem hitting your hand?

Bezalel


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Can someone at Woot confirm how much is Swiss. The specs page lists the movement as "Swiss Quartz" but all legible photos of the back I saw elsewhere said "Swiss Parts Movement".

richiers


quality posts: 3 Private Messages richiers

a beautiful timepiece

cma0651


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nameless1 wrote:I'm disappointed in the watch. The only cyrillic characters are CCCP and the3 to the left it, which is "48 A" as near as I can tell. If you're going to call a watch "Russian" you should at least have cyrillic numbers and letters. While I'm complaining, let me also point out the CCCP is for the defunct Soviet Union and not Russian, which was just a part the Soviet Union and is now an independent state.



Cyrillic numbers? Are you kidding me? Here's the translation
1- водка
2- водка
3- водка
4- водка
5- водка
6- водка
7- пиво
8- водка
9- водка
10- водка
11- водка
12- водка

woottoady


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hehthuryo wrote:Well made and high quality. It was very impressive when I first opened the box.

Yep... when I read this was a 'Russian watch' that was the first thought that came to me.

dvshrt


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Bezalel wrote:Can someone at Woot confirm how much is Swiss. The specs page lists the movement as "Swiss Quartz" but all legible photos of the back I saw elsewhere said "Swiss Parts Movement".



I purchased one of these pieces of crap about 5 years ago. I don't remember the exact wording, but the fine print in the manual said something along the lines of "Made in Japan with Swiss inspired craftsmanship".

So to answer your question I would say- none.

Also- FYI - I had my watch less than 2 weeks and the band broke. No problem I thought, has a warranty. Warranty requires you to pay to send the watch in, along with a $30 payment to cover return shipping and handling costs. It also stated that it may take 6 to 8 weeks to get back. They claim the reason for the slow turnaround time is that they are so concerned with quality that every watch is put through a 30 day "accuracy" check.

I just went to Wally World and had a band installed for $10.

This is an inferior product from an inferior company. Steer clear.

channing22


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Everyone of the descriptions and warnings are correct. Giant on your wrist, catches on most anything because it sticks out so far, and the chain is silly and makes me wiggle it on my wrist constantly to get the chain out from under the watch back.

One more point, the rubber strap is NOT pliable. The strap refuses to conform to your wrist. This makes it stick out even more.

My Invicta Russian Diver watch is an excellent addition to my very old, unused swatch collection in the back of my sock drawer.

Dwass


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Dwass

READ THIS:

I got this watch on woot a while back. LOVE this watch.

No, it's not for everyone. Small wristers may not like this one.

The crown pointing to my wrist has never bothered me, YMMV.

The BEST part:

I get compliments all the time on this watch, it's a great conversation starter. A celebrity I met even asked me where he could get one... made me feel pretty cool.

The BAD part:

The watchband will age. I got my watch in 2010 and a few months ago the loop keepers (the small loops that hold the strap to the watch) broke. No big deal, right? Called Invicta and was told it would be like a dollar per loop keep. I got 6. Be warned: It took 2 months for them to arrive and 3 of the 6 were not the same as the others for whatever reason. Considering it took 2 months to get them I didn't try to correct the issue.

The WORST part:

By the time I got the loop-keepers on the watch, I noticed that the band hand been developing micro-cracks all over the place (due to age), like you'd see on an old tire. I was told by Invicta that I could buy a replacement band for about $60. Not worth it considering the watch is $70.

I've retired the watch till I can find an aftermarket bracelet to replace the old band on there now.

I am tempted to buy this one though! Only $10 more than the band alone!

Oh, and Happy New Year!!!

[size=18][color=red]Я царь woot в России![/color][/size]

radi0j0hn


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Country of origin? Probably Chinese, not made in the Russian Republic.

acpress.com Not cute, but useful.