I knew that Ronda offers Swiss made movement and Swiss parts movements. Typically the gold colored movements are Swiss made and the silver are Swiss parts. Out of curiosity, I popped the back off and.... Ronda 515... Silver plates.... Swiss in spirit only, lol. Thanks again @yankeedog
Well my Florida brother. I hate to burst your bubble, BUT. Your pro diver may or may not have a swiss movement..most likely it is a ronda 515...which may or may not have come from Thailand. Ronda,a swiss company outsources there.some 515s are swiss,some are Thai. With invicta it is really the luck of the draw. I like your kirovskie idea. Just be aware that that watch is not shock protected..so you can NEVER drop it.A quick look at them online reveals a movement that I think is a poljot 2409 with without shock protection...these movements run well for a very long time. A have a few that came in cheapo sixties watches,that run as well or better than my cheapo swiss watches of the same era.
I just got this one and of course the crystal needs to be polished out, but the question is what battery did it take and how is it supposed to stay in place? Is there a battery holder missing? I can set a 39- negative down on it and press the back on carefully and it will run since the positive contacts the case, but surely that isn’t all there is to it. Has anyone else seen one like this? Steve
There is a clip in ring inside the back cover that may be part of the answer.
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