The Invicta Pro Diver 6983 Blue Dial Chronograph, with its Swiss movement, 18k gold plated stainless steel case and a durable mineral crystal is a distinctive timepiece. It is water resistant to 100m
The stainless steel and polyurethane band in gold and black makes a strong and functional statement.
However, with distinction comes imitation and the Pro Diver is no exception. Cheap China counterfeits are available that look very similar to the authentic Invicta Pro Diver but differ significantly in quality. The sub-dials in the counterfeit Pro Diver watch do not function and the counterfeit is missing the stainless steel and polyurethane band. And, don't count on your counterfeit "Pro Diver" being waterproof.
Counterfeit products are often listed on eBay and sold to unsuspecting buyers as "genuine" or "100% authentic" items at prices close to retail.
The authentic Invicta Pro Diver 6983 with Swiss movement, 18k gold finish and a mineral crystal crown is a very distinctive timepiece.
The authentic watch has a stainless steel and polyurethane band in gold and black.
This counterfeit Invicta Pro Diver shows a very poor quality finish, non-functional sub-dials and painted on calendar.
The band on this counterfeit watch wouldn't stay attached to the case, rendering it useless.
When compared to the authentic Invicta Pro Diver, this counterfeit has a number of notable differences in appearance and quality.
This counterfeit does not have an 18k gold plated finish, or sub-dials that work.
If you look closely at this counterfeit Invicta Pro Diver (and most counterfeit watches) you will see that the hands on the sub-dials are just painted on.
The sub-dials do not function on this counterfeit, and the bezel does not turn.
Compare the authentic Invicta Pro Diver and counterfeit watch side view.
This counterfeit lacks the branding on the stem, the 18k brushed gold quality finish and the stainless and polyurethane band.
Look at the back of the counterfeit Invicta Pro Diver.
This counterfeit lacks the water-resistant case, notches in the cover, and has a cheap plastic decal for the brand and watch information.
Advertised on a China website with the manufacturers catalog photo, this counterfeit Invicta Pro Diver sells for just $25.
But this is not the watch you will receive.