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Hi all,

I would like to ask you what do you think about this Invicta 6940, could it be original one?
I tried to compare with pictures on google and I did not find any difference.

However I have found some strange things:
1. chronograph hand (second) - bottom part seems to be bended little bit to left side
2. I was not able to setup correct date and found out that I cannot feel the steps of crown when I pulling it. But after some time playing with crown, date window is working now.
3. I have ripped the band (this is why band is missing on pictures) - could it be some low quality material ??
4. The box is black, not yellow


On the pictures you can see all what I received with watches - big black "leather" box, paper black box, a lot of papers (some outcoming quality check, some manuals, warranty papers...)Everything looks in good quality and also glass is still not scratchet after ca 2 years of using.


And now I have realized that also chronograph minute hand is on one minute, when I reset the chronograph (you can see on figures above).This is weird, It worked correctly for hole time of usage. I was using the watches for two years without this phenomena and then watches were stored in box maybe for one year with crown pulled out. And now this appeared first time.

So what do you think?

Thank you all!
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The second hand may have that bend to give some symmetry to the counter balance. You can reset (zero) the minute counter probably by puling out the crown one or two positions then pushing one of the pushers. There may be instructions online for that. And its probably not fake. I have not heard of a big market for fake Invictas, but I don't know much.
 

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Thanks for your replies!

OK, re-calibration should work, I will try it when I am at home.

However what still worries me is the crown movement. What do you thing, is it unusual that I cannot feel the steps (clicks) when I am operating (pulling out/pushing in) crown ?
I have to search the position little bit in which I can operate date window... When watch was new, it worked properly ..

Thanks for advice.

 

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So re-calibration done. However procedure was different from manual which is kinda weird ...

Regarding filling the clicks when pulling the crown I feld it in the past. But thet "clicking" disappeared.
However now after some time of playing with crown I can feel the clicking again. So I am confused, I do not know if it means some upcoming problems with movement or it is normal after some time watch was stored in box and unused ??
 

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Invictas are made via various contract manufacturers. When that's your process (as is the case with many products we use), you don't have the same kind of end-to-end process controls that traditional manufacturers can have. In addition to potential QC/QA issues, that also means a contract manufacturer may introduce changes you didn't originally plan or call for.
The bent hand is probably a minor defect that got through the process. Ditto for the manual difference.

The black box is part of their "Reserve" line.

The crown behavior you describe isn't setting off any glaring alarm bells. I'd stop playing with it (before you make it worse), and just enjoy the watch.
 

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OK, so crown behavior sould not be so big issue ... I am asking just to be sure that no more surprise is comming after I invest to new band :) (Here in Europe/Czech republic new band costs ca 110 dollars)
So I hope watches will be fine and running well :)
 

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I am asking just to be sure that no more surprise is comming after I invest to new band :) Here in Europe/Czech republic new band costs ca 110 dollars
Whoa! How much?!
What sort of band does the watch have on it now?
I'm sure you can get a good quality replacement on eBay for a fraction of the price

Post a pic and measure the distance between the lugs on your watch (the strap width) and I'm sure people here can point you at some suggestions
 

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Nobody would make a fake Invicta. I don't think that you have anything to be concerned about because details like the type of box used can vary slightly between runs of the same watch. You can easily get another band (look for brands like Hirsch, Di-Modell, Rios etc) that will surpass the quality of the original band for 30 Euros or so. But the thing to remember with Invicta is that even though they might claim that the original MRSP is 1,000 Euros or whatever, you definitely aren't getting a 1,000 Euro watch quality wise.
 

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I am not sure about replacement band because this looks like special Invicta design. There are two pins on both sides and distance is 26mm.
Please see attached photos (sorry for poor quality).

But if you anybody would have some suggestion would be very appreciated :)


And I see that the prices of Invicta watches in USA are not so high as here in Czech republic and maybe in whole Europe ... This exact model costs normaly ca 800 Euros and I was reallz happy to buy the for 200 Euros at that time.


Newertheless, thank you all for your support and all replies !
 

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You hit on the head.

You need to get the INVICTA BAND for this model.

Call Customer Service, and order the band by the Model #.

Customer Service department 1800-327-7682

I just ordered 3- with end links for a Grand Diver.

They say 90-days.
Yours is a popular model, current production, figure 30-days.

Respectfully,
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Aren't the two holes so that you can choose the best position to fit a different band or bracelet onto it? ie nearest holes for a curved end band, outer holes for a standard end band? I've just had a very quick look on the bay, and you can get something like this 26mm Condor strap for 30 Euros.

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Here is a link to a great site based in Germany that has an incredible selection of bands, you can search by size. WATCH BAND SPECIALIST - Watch straps and more from Watchbandcenter.com
 

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Aren't the two holes so that you can choose the best position to fit a different band or bracelet onto it?
Thats typically why you see two holes. My Archimedes outdoor is like that too. Invictas accessory pricing is the only thing that's more of a joke than their MSRP. You can fit most any appropriately sized band to those lugs.

Good luck with it.
 
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I am not sure about replacement band because this looks like special Invicta design. There are two pins on both sides and distance is 26mm.
Please see attached photos (sorry for poor quality).

But if you anybody would have some suggestion would be very appreciated :)

And I see that the prices of Invicta watches in USA are not so high as here in Czech republic and maybe in whole Europe ... This exact model costs normaly ca 800 Euros and I was reallz happy to buy the for 200 Euros at that time.

Newertheless, thank you all for your support and all replies !
Do you still have the old band? If it does not actually utilize 2 spring bars per side (I've never seen such a beast), then any 26mm strap will fit it, as Shaggy and bluloo have so effectively stated. If it does use 2 spring bars per side, please post a pic, because that would be worth seeing.
 

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Do you still have the old band? If it does not actually utilize 2 spring bars per side (I've never seen such a beast), then any 26mm strap will fit it, as Shaggy and bluloo have so effectively stated. If it does use 2 spring bars per side, please post a pic, because that would be worth seeing.
Some advice I gave somewhere else on a INVICTA VENOM.

The Poly Strap uses 2-Spring Pins per Side.

Copy & Pasted, the Post, Scroll to the Bottom.

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dimitri_k said:
Hello everyone, I just joined the forum with a question.
I have the Venom-F0003 and it doesn't look like it has the interchangeable pins from what I can see.
The large ones at both ends of the case have the INVICTA logo and don't look like they are made to be removed.
I want to put a metal bracelet on this watch. It is possible?
The problem will be getting aftermarket end links that work for the watch head.

I would e-mail Invictas CS, and ask for a price on a band from that model line, that you like.
It will be a little more than you want to spend. About $110.
It will take, up to 90-days to get.

But it will fit and work on the watch like nothing else available.

A 1540


A 5625


A 1603


Watch this video.
Yours should push out the same way.


If you have the Decorative Caps on both sides.
The caps are just for decoration.
They don't cover anything.

The watch has 2- Spring Bars, on each end.

To remove the strap, you have to release the spring loaded pins from the underside of the band.
There are two on both ends.
Reuse the pins with the stainless band but be careful not to have a pin go into the wrong hole because they can't be removed without breaking them!

In the photo, below, I've marked the .....
One set of SPRING BARS shown.
and One set of Holes, for the Second Spring Bar.



I hope that helps you out.

I am open to any questions or comments you have.

Respectfully

Tim


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All of the hands are still attached, which is unusual for an Invicta chronograph, especially after two years.

On the other hand, you did tear your strap. Invicta fits silicone straps which, uniquely, can be torn quite easily:


Maybe you bought a fake Invicta watch head fitted to a genuine Invicta strap? A fake Invicta is likely a better watch than a real Invicta, so don't sweat it.
 

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Because the original uses two spring bars, doesn't necessarily mean you can't use a standard aftermarket strap.
 

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There is no such thing as a fake invicta, so don't worry about that :).
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By a homage, for cheap$$$$ and swap the strap!!!!!

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Buy an Invicta San3 for $200? Or......

Shucks, for $17.50, get yourself a Mark Naimer MN70-3, at ugleam.

They'll call you Big Daddy, for sure!!!!

<=====Mark Naimer MN70-3

Or maybe their cool Ruskie Diver.$17. [size=Model MN2040.]



This post is my attempt at a comedic parody.

No offense is meant by it.

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