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Invicta Men's 3044 Stainless Steel Grand Diver Automatic Watch

by Invicta
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Product Specifications
Watch Information
Brand NameInvicta
Model numberINVICTA-3044
Part Number3044
Model year2011
Case materialstainless-steel
Case diameter49 millimeters
Case Thickness17 millimeters
Band materialstainless-steel
Band lengthmens
Band width22 millimeters
Dial colourblack
Bezel materialstainless-steel
Bezel Functionunidirectional
Item weight450 grams
MovementAutomatic
Warranty typemanufacturer-and-seller-combination

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Classically styled with powerful lines and featuring a precise Swiss-made automatic watch movement, the shock-resistant Invicta Grand Diver men's stainless steel watch is made for serious scuba fanatics with a water resistance rating to 300 meters (nearly 1000 feet). This large, round watch measures 47mm wide (1.85 inches) and 17mm thick (0.67 inches) and it's made from solid surgical grade stainless steel. It also offers a skeleton see-through caseback and molded diving helmet logos on the end pieces connecting the silver stainless steel bracelet band as well as on the screw-down crown. It's topped by a black unidirectional rotating elapsed time bezel with white markings. The black dial face is supplemented by Tritnite luminous dotted markers and arrowhead-style hands (with seconds hand). Other features include an anti-reflective crystal with magnifier, date function at 3 o'clock, and diver's buckle with safety clasp.

Automatic Watches

Automatic watches do not operate on batteries. Automatic watches are made up of about 130 or more parts that work together to tell time. Automatic movements mark the passage of time by a series of gear mechanisms, and are wound by the movement of your wrist as you wear it. The gear train then transmits the power to the escapement, which distributes the impulses, turning the balance wheel. The balance wheel is the time regulating organ of a mechanical watch, which vibrates on a spiral hairspring. Lengthening or shortening the balance spring makes the balance wheel go faster or slower to advance or retard the watch. The travel of the balance wheel from one extreme to the other and back again is called oscillation. Lastly, automatic movements come in different types, including movements that are Swiss-made, Japanese-made, and more.

Also referred to as self-winding, watches with automatic movements utilize kinetic energy, the swinging of your arm, to provide energy to an oscillating rotor to keep the watch ticking. They're considered more satisfying to watch collectors (horologists) because of the engineering artistry that goes into the hundreds of parts that make up the movement. If you do not wear an automatic watch consistently (for about 8 to 12 hours a day), you can keep the watch powered with a watch winder (a great gift for collectors).

An automatic watch is a mechanical watch that is self-winding. the movement of your wrist and body causes the rotor--a weight attached to an automatic winding mechanism--to wind up the watch. This automatic watch has 21 jewels that the gears turn on to protect the metal parts from grinding together. it needs no battery, but it will stop if you have been physically inactive for an extended period of time. If this happens, wind the crown ten times clockwise to start the watch and give it some reserve power.

Tritnite is a luminous material with an extended glow exclusively developed by Invicta in Switzerland and added to their timepiece hands and markers. When exposed to regular daylight, it will hold its glow for about 20 hours.

About Invicta
Latin for "invincible," Invicta was founded in La Chaux-de-fonds, Switzerland in 1837 by Raphael Picard, who believed that fine Swiss timepieces could be offered at modest prices. For more than a century, the company has created distinctive manual and automatic-winding pieces. In 1991, descendants of the Picard family reaffirmed the company's founding principle, and the invigorated Invicta has been growing ever since with one of the most widely diverse collections of precise Swiss timepieces on the market.

Product Description

Classically styled with powerful lines and featuring a precise Swiss-made automatic watch movement, the shock-resistant Invicta Grand Diver men's stainless steel watch is made for serious scuba fanatics with a water resistance rating to 300 meters (nearly 1000 feet). This large, round watch measures 47mm wide (1.85 inches) and 17mm thick (0.67 inches) and it's made from solid surgical grade stainless steel. It also offers a skeleton see-through caseback and molded diving helmet logos on the end pieces connecting the silver stainless steel bracelet band as well as on the screw-down crown. It's topped by a black unidirectional rotating elapsed time bezel with white markings. The black dial face is supplemented by Tritnite luminous dotted markers and arrowhead-style hands (with seconds hand). Other features include an anti-reflective crystal with magnifier, date function at 3 o'clock, and diver's buckle with safety clasp.Automatic WatchesAutomatic watches do not operate on batteries. Automatic watches are made up of about 130 or more parts that work together to tell time. Automatic movements mark the passage of time by a series of gear mechanisms, and are wound by the movement of your wrist as you wear it. The gear train then transmits the power to the escapement, which distributes the impulses, turning the balance wheel. The balance wheel is the time regulating organ of a mechanical watch, which vibrates on a spiral hairspring. Lengthening or shortening the balance spring makes the balance wheel go faster or slower to advance or retard the watch. The travel of the balance wheel from one extreme to the other and back again is called oscillation. Lastly, automatic movements come in different types, including movements that are Swiss-made, Japanese-made, and more.Also referred to as self-winding, watches with automatic movements utilize kinetic energy, the swinging of your arm, to provide energy to an oscillating rotor to keep the watch ticking.



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4.0 out of 5 stars Very solid feeling watch Jan. 29 2014
By Rick
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This watch is the heaviest that I own, pretty large on the wrist as well, but I do really love this watch, keeps excellent accurate time. You just have to get used to the weight of this watch. Have had it for over a year now and it still looks perfect even with a couple of 'hits' on this watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Watch - Huge Nov. 26 2013
By Paul WB
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I am very happy with this watch. It works well, and looks great. I especially like it larger size, and I have received many complements about it. Would highly recommend.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Watch with Big Face Feb. 9 2008
By J. Walker - Published on Amazon.com
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The standard 8926 is listed in Invicta's 2008 catalog as having a 43mm diameter and this 3044 is listed as having a 47mm diameter crown, which doesn't seem like much difference, just 4mm. Well, the 4mm makes a huge difference. The images in Invicta's catalog don't come close to showing how big the face of this watch is, compared to the standard 8926. Also with the bigger face, the luminous hour markers are bigger than those on the 8926, making the face brighter and easier to read in the dark. The bracelet is scaled bigger too, compared to the bracelet on the 8926, 22mm vs 20mm. The hinge on the bracelet is a precision made hinge instead of the stamped sheet hinge of the 8926. The exhibition case back, as on the 8926, is a nice touch for us automatic watch fans. The watch has a diving helmet on the face and band. The Invicta name is prominent on the face, side of the case and clasp. The scalloped edge bezel similar to an Omega. It is a pretty watch on it's own, styled much like classic Swiss diving watches. The automatic movement, especially with the viewing window on the back of the case, is for us old school automatic watch enthusiasts. Being an automatic it will not keep time as precise as a quartz watch. I have found mine to be one minute per week fast, which is acceptable for an automatic for me. I was looking for an automatic diver with a big easy to read face, classic styling, reasonably priced, this works for me.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars grand diver Jan. 9 2007
By Napoleon Gibson - Published on Amazon.com
Huge!!! This watch is gigantic. Very commanding, lots of compliments. Runs a little fast about 5 min a month. Great value. I would buy more Invictas anytime!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT WATCH Oct. 12 2011
By Denis P - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a beautiful watch.I always wanted a Rolex but the price prevented me from purchasing one . Now that I have this one ,I don't feel a desire for a Rolex anymore,that's how good looking it is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Watch Dec 17 2007
By Patrick Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Received my watch last week and I love it.

It is very large and heavy. It looks great and looks professional. The price of this watch is a bargain, it could easily be priced much higher.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, what a watch!! July 23 2011
By Stroker Hawaii - Published on Amazon.com
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Oh my gosh, when I pulled this watch out of the box I was just flat out amazed by how it felt. The fit, finish, feel, and quality of this watch is amazing! I have wanted a Rolex Submariner or Sea Dweller for quite a few years now, thanks to this watch I no longer want one. I have held a Sea Dweller in my hand before and if memory serves me right, this watch not only weighs about the same but feels the same. If I had my eyes closed and put on the Sea Dweller and this watch, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. With my eyes open I swear the two watches are very similar. With the Sea Dweller costing over ten grand, I could buy me a car with the money I saved and still be just as happy with the watch. No, it's not a Rolex, but if you strip the name off the two watches they are virtually identical. Of course this does not have a saphire crystal or a Swiss movement but without the name is a Rolex worth ten grand more than this watch? No way.

I love this watch so much I felt a little sad when I took it off. I'm contemplating sleeping with it on. It's so awesome that I just ordered the blue version of this watch. Maybe I'll buy a car with the money I saved or something. I'm so happy I bought this and not the Rolex. Of course if I was filthy rich then I'd buy the Rolex, but when you consider the oppurtunity cost and my income level, this watch is the king of value.

I was worried about some negative reviews I've seen of Invicta watches. However, this watch is absolutely perfect. Not a single flaw or problem I can see. It feels so good in my hand and on my wrist, I can't stop looking at it.

Just be very careful when sizing the band, the links are real hard to take out if you don't have proper tools. I used a stiff wire and a pair of pliers. I slipped a few times and scratched the side of the links, but those are on links I removed so the scratches aren't a problem. Also I've read some reports about the accuracy of the watch being off by 20 seconds or so per day. I haven't had the watch long enough to tell how off it is, but it can be adjusted to be more accurate. There is a little bar inside the watch which you can have regulated by a jeweler or do it yourself. There is guides online on how to regulate an automatic watch if you are the do it yourselfer type.

Get this watch, you won't be sorry. It is heavy but I like the weight. It's a real man's watch for well under 10 grand.
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