I have been hearing this on Invicta forums for sometime now but never experienced it until now. I started noticing some SS band pro divers with thinner steel bands than my older ones. What brought this to a head was I just bought what I thought was a beautiful new hot Invicta. The S1 twisted metal model 19429, listed weight 12oz. I also have the new Excursion model 15983 also listed as 12 oz. total weight. The S1 is 52mm the Excursion is 50mm. The Excursion SS band was thinner than the S1 band. Excursion 17mm thick, S1 22mm thick. How could they be the same weight ? So I called Invicta customer service gave them the S1 model number and asked if that watch had folded links. She put me on hold asked the tech dept. and then told me that the S1 model 19429 definitely had SOLID SS links only. So I bought the watch $209 and when I received it, IT HAD ALL FOLDED ( hollow ) LINKS. From now on guys be careful what you buy !