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I picked this up, earlier this week in a trade with Seattle (CJ). I wanted to wait until CJ received his watch before posting this beauty. :)

I miss my Pro Divers and wanted to have that design once again. At 47mm, this watch fits my wrist very well. It's a break from the monstrous SAIIIs that I wear often.

It's a Miyota Automatic w/ mineral crystal, screw-down crown, and 300M WR. It also reminds my of my old Submariner (except the Rollie was smaller).

ENJOY!


http://public.fotki.com/dustbuster4/invicta-grand-diver/ [entire GD photo album]














 

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Looks like you did a very good job polishing out the small micro-scratches
 

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Thanks! I'd call this one about 98.9%! :)

This is the grading scale that I use . . .

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Looks like you did a very good job polishing out the small micro-scratches
 

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This is the 2nd time that the "edit post" isn't working for me! :(



I was trying to add that this is the grading scale that I use . . .

http://www.timezone.com/library/tzguides/tzguides631730832192343750


Grading system

Please keep in mind that to be listed on a TimeZone sales board, a watch must be pre-owned and have been worn. Pre-owned means sold to a retail customer and no open papers.

LNIB: A pre-owned watch that has been worn, yet is in perfect condition. Accompanied by the factory box(es), tags and documentation. No alterations from factory-delivered condition. The warranty papers must be stamped to establish the authenticity and validity of the watch - TimeZone does not allow sales of watches with "open papers." No bracelet resizing or marks of any kind. 100%

Mint
: A pre-owned watch that is in very nearly perfect condition. Signs of wear are visible with a low powered loupe. May be a watch that is in LNIB condition but not accompanied by the factory box(es) or documentation. May refer to an older watch that has been restored, so long as the restoration returned the watch to very nearly perfect factory original condition. Working perfectly, keeping excellent time, needs nothing. 98-100%

Near Mint: Showing very light signs of wear. Faint scratches on the case, bezel, bracelet or buckle are visible to the naked eye. Completely original in every way. Strap shows light use - may be bent or lightly creased, but not stained. Bracelet may be resized. The watch is working perfectly, keeping very good time and needs nothing. 93-97%

Excellent: Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint". If the watch has been restored, all original replacement parts have been used. Strap clearly used but no stains. No dents or dings are detectable, and the bracelet has little wear. Working perfectly, needs no repair or service. 88-92%

Very good: The watch shows what might be considered normal wear by a careful owner who wore the watch regularly. Scratches are evident, but no nicks or dings. May have replacement parts and/or a high quality redial. Running and keeping good time, though may need minor regulation. A sound, attractive presentation overall. 83-87%

Good:
Nothing fundamentally wrong with the watch, though it has quite obviously been used. Running and wearable, but may gain or lose a few minutes over 24 hours. Case may show a few dings, nicks, or deep scratches. May have a redial that is not up to high standards. May not have all original parts. 77-82%

Fair: Well used, may require service and/or restoration to be useable. May be running erratically. Dial, case, and other major components may not be original, but no pieces are missing. Even an untrained eye could tell the watch is worse for wear. Some might call it rough. 72-76%

Poor: Shows abuse, requires service and/or restoration. May have major cosmetic flaws, missing parts, may not run at all. A speculative piece - 'fixer-upper' would be too generous. Not junk, but requires lots of work to be made wearable. 66-71%

Scrap / Parts: A collection of parts that at one time may have been a functioning timekeeper. Now missing parts, may be rusted or corroded, not worth restoring. Most people would call it junk. 64% or worse.

Your watch description must expressly state one of the grades set out above, or an intermediate grade. If your watch does not fall precisely into one of the grades, you may use an intermediate indication such as "Good +" and provide a description of why an intermediate grade was used, for example "cosmetically rough, but just received a full mechanical overhaul, new strap, and runs perfectly."
 

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Nice pics Rick!! I will post some of the SL as soon as I can. I'm glad you like the GD, looks good on the wrist!:)

CJ
 

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It's only happened in posts where I have quoted someone. Each time I would return to edit the post, more and more of my original mssg gets eliminated (and I'm not erasing it -- if anything, I am retyping what "disappears"), but it gets worse each time I would edit it. :( I'll try it with post. My attempt here is to add more text and a link . . . http://public.fotki.com/dustbuster4/tissot-pr50-automatic/ Let's see if it worked. :)

Did it work?

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Not sure why you are having problems editing your posts. I think it has to do with where you are placing the editing text, before or after the quote you already have in your existing post. Try editing a post without a quote already in it and see if you have any issues. On to the watch - CONGRATS. I have the exact same one and it is far and away one of my favorites by far. People have no idea how nice the old grand divers were until they actually see one. congrats my friend.
 

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looks like it worked
 

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A gorgeous black Grand Diver, an awesome timepiece! Enjoy and wear your new Grand Diver in good health. ....Bob
 

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Hey Rick that is a KILLER Diver. Truly a classic in a larger size. I once had the Blue dial version but quite stupidly sold it.

Enjoy that bad boy!
 

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I love the Grand Diver in fact my first Invicta was a Grand Diver with the champagne dial and the two tone SS bracelet. This is the watch that really got me into Invicta.
 
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