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Join Date: Feb 2008 meijin Location: Atlanta, GA WatchGeeks Owner Posts: 11,847 True WatchGeek Real Name: Michael Important info about SAN III LE Anniversary TTV

Before diving into one of the newest features of the Anniversary Limited Edition of the SAN III that will be offered as a TTV this weekend, I wanted to make sure we are all on the same page as to how special this model of watch is not only within the company, but to Eyal himself. The name Subaqua Noma is important to understand. The Subaqua part is easy. Loosely translated it is "under water". It is the "noma" part that throws people. It actually stands for the first two letters of the first name of each of Eyal's first two children. And then there is "Project ABDA". Some may have seen this engraved on the case back of their SAN III. This is first two letters of the first names of his second set of children. So, obviously, this watch really does have a place in Eyal's heart. The point in telling you all of this is that when it comes to a company that has 1,200 to 1,500 different models in production at one time, it is virtually impossible for one person to be involved in every aspect of every model. However, when it comes to the SAN, this is "Eyal's watch". He is involved in every step because it is a watch that holds a special place in his heart. This is obviously seen in the evolution of the watch over the years. And it is surely seen in the design, materials and release of this anniversary edition of the SAN III. With all of this being said, some of you may have noticed how unique the "mother of pearl" looks in Jim's picture of the new Anniversary Edition of the SAN III. The reaosn that it looks unique is that it is, in fact, not mother of pearl in the sense you are use to seeing it. It is "River Pearl". A new material never before used by Invicta and only used by a handful of other brands in the world. This fresh water mother of pearl comes from a large lake near the city of Shanghai in the Yangtze Delta Plain called Taihu or "Grand Lake". It is the 3rd largest lake of the 5 freshwater lakes that China is known for. The cultivation of this material from the Taihu Lake is strictly controlled with a quota and is heavily supervised. This assures a high level of eco and habitat friendliness. Please keep in mind that it takes a total of 7 years before this material can be harvested and start the special and delicate process of turning them into an Invicta dial. This material is unique in tone, providing a more of a muted marble like finish and are much more unique than "standard" mother of pearl. While the volume of material harvested is controlled, Invicta has the sorting/choice priority where we chose only the best in texture, color, size and uniformity. Additionally, our strict QC over this process ensures that there is


no distortion, impurities, cracks, tears or any other signs of distress. So there you have it. The most popular form of the SAN III (poly strap with stainless steel integration). The much loved SAN III platform (50mm case, 500m water resistant, screw down crown with locking crown guard, Swiss Made, etc.). Numbered limited edition. And now this very unique and rare dial material. Add to that the fact that this watch is going to go out at the lowest price we can find and you have a great collecting opportunity here. Be ready this weekend! I am predicting they go very fast and will not last the day! For those that do not know, this TTV is scheduled to launch at 11pm Central on the 3rd or 12am Eastern on the 4th. __________________ Michael

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#2 Today, 02:22 PM Join Date: Jan 2010 desert rex

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Mike I think the SANIII has a special place with a lot of us as well.The dial on this new one looks incredible.thanks for the info. __________________

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Today, 02:27 PM Join Date: Jun 2009 jericho Location: tampa fla Senior Member Posts: 6,731 True WatchGeek Real Name: jeff

thanks michael for that fountain of information i am definately going for one. okay michael what is your favorite of the special editions?

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#4 Today, 02:28 PM Join Date: Oct 2009 enraged4

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Thanks Mike, seems like a very special watch!


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#5 Today, 02:29 PM Join Date: Feb 2008 meijin Location: Atlanta, GA WatchGeeks Owner Posts: 11,847 True WatchGeek Real Name: Michael

Quote: Originally Posted by jericho okay michael what is your favorite of the special editions? Not sure what you mean...can you clarify? Do you mean between the two versions of this TTV? __________________ Michael

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#6 Today, 02:35 PM Join Date: Jun 2009 jericho Location: tampa fla Senior Member Posts: 6,731 True WatchGeek Real Name: jeff

yes which of the two versions of the ttv is your favorite. sorry about the confusion. my favorite is the silvertone. i just like how well the dial goes with the silvertone

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#7 Today, 02:42 PM Join Date: Feb 2008 meijin Location: Atlanta, GA WatchGeeks Owner Posts: 11,847 True WatchGeek Real Name: Michael


To me, the "cream" color and somewhat milky look of the river pearl looks fantastic in the gold plated execution of the time piece. I normally go with the silver tone. But, in the samples I have seen so far, I am voting for the gold. Can't go wrong with either really. Another note...it is a small thing, but it sets off the dial well is the red that is done on the GMT hand of the Ronda 515.24H. It is amazing the difference such a little splash of color can make! Hope that helps! __________________ Michael

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#8 Today, 02:43 PM Join Date: Jun 2009 jericho Location: tampa fla Senior Member Posts: 6,731 True WatchGeek Real Name: jeff


thanks mike!!!

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thanx for the info __________________


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#10 Today, 02:55 PM Join Date: Aug 2009 watchingout Senior Member Senior Geek

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Mike There are no Invicta shows scheduled for Saturday into Sunday (4th - 5th), but there are for Friday into Saturday (3rd - 4th). Is this TTV for the 4th or the 5th?

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Mike: Thanks for the info! I think I'm in too. Love the SAN III's in general - I own one on intergrated rubber strap and several on SS bands. The silvertone ALE is singing to me ... big time; and I thinks it's the new dial material that's putting it over-the-top for me! My only hesitation concerns the strap length, because with my other rubber strap SAN III, I can only wear it on the last or second to last hole, which is not all that comfortable - and is the reason I've stayed away from other SAN III's with intergrated rubber straps. Is the ALE on the the "standard length" intergrated rubber strap? If so, any suggestions on a work around or other options? Thanks!

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#12 Today, 02:59 PM Join Date: Feb 2008 meijin Location: Atlanta, GA WatchGeeks Owner Posts: 11,847 True WatchGeek Real Name: Michael


Quote: Originally Posted by watchingout Mike There are no Invicta shows scheduled for Saturday into Sunday (4th - 5th), but there are for Friday into Saturday (3rd - 4th). Is this TTV for the 4th or the 5th? Sorry...you are right....the 3rd/4th will be the TTV. Thanks for catching my mistake! __________________ Michael

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#13 Today, 03:02 PM Join Date: Feb 2008 meijin Location: Atlanta, GA WatchGeeks Owner Posts: 11,847 True WatchGeek Real Name: Michael


Quote: Originally Posted by tempusviator Mike: Thanks for the info! I think I'm in too. Love the SAN III's in general - I own one on intergrated rubber strap and several on SS bands. The silvertone ALE is singing to me ... big time; and I thinks it's the new dial material that's putting it over-the-top for me! My only hesitation concerns the strap length, because with my other rubber strap SAN III, I can only wear it on the last or second to last hole, which is not all that comfortable - and is the reason I've stayed away from other SAN III's with intergrated rubber straps. Is the ALE on the the "standard length" intergrated rubber strap? If so, any suggestions on a work around or other options? Thanks! I am sorry you are having issues with the strap length! As far as I could tell from the samples that I have worn, it is the "standard" length of straps. I have almost an 8 1/4" wrist and have plenty of room. But, as is obvious with a strap, it is only going to fit certain wrist sizes. I don't know of any alternatives for you, sorry! __________________ Michael

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#14 Today, 03:04 PM Join Date: Aug 2009 watchingout Senior Member Senior Geek

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Quote: Sorry...you are right....the 3rd/4th will be the TTV. Thanks for catching my mistake! Thanks Mike! And thanks for the info. Having "background" information like this regarding the materials used in the watch makes the collecting more fun. (P.S. Hope your ribs are better!!)

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#15 Today, 03:06 PM Join Date: Feb 2008 meijin Location: Atlanta, GA WatchGeeks Owner Posts: 11,847 True WatchGeek Real Name: Michael


Quote: Originally Posted by watchingout Thanks Mike! And thanks for the info. Having "background" information like this regarding the materials used in the watch makes the collecting more fun. (P.S. Hope your ribs are better!!) Thanks! As a collector myself, I always want to get the info out that I would like to know were the roles reversed. So, I am glad that some of you are finding it useful and informative. As to the rib...yeah, I am ok. If you have every had a broken or cracked rib, there really is not that much you can do for it except let it run its course and heal. Sleeping is the toughest though. Hard to find a comfortable position and if you move the wrong way, it wakes you up. Thanks for asking! __________________ Michael

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Mike, What a well written presentation even before the airing. I want it already based on what you wrote. Im IN !! Silver tone will be bought __________________

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#17 Today, 03:09 PM Join Date: Aug 2008 JoeH

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Mike thanks for the info on the Limited Edition San III............ __________________ Joe

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I agree with tempusviator in that the straps are just too long!

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#19 Today, 03:11 PM Join Date: Jun 2009 50mm&up Location: Braintee, MA. Senior Member Posts: 14,523 True WatchGeek Real Name: Rick

This is the nicest looking SAN 3 (Silvertone), IMO and mine will have a 2893.2 in it after Xmas! Thanks Michael. __________________

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Mike I forgot to ask you what size is the rubber band.... I hope it is longer than the bands that come on the san III..... __________________ Joe

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hey mike thanks for the detailed explanation on the sourcing and eyals' input. it is always great to know what really goes into the creation of a watch. i personally thinks it makes the piece even more special. gold looks incredible. hope you're feeling better also. mike __________________

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I'll have to check it out at airtime !! ................................. maybe ? .. Blue

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#23 Today, 03:29 PM Join Date: Jan 2009 Pepper

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Quote: Originally Posted by meijin Thanks! As a collector myself, I always want to get the info out that I would like to know were the roles reversed. So, I am glad that some of you are finding it useful and informative. As to the rib...yeah, I am ok. If you have every had a broken or cracked rib, there really is not that much you can do for it except let it run its course and heal. Sleeping is the toughest though. Hard to


find a comfortable position and if you move the wrong way, it wakes you up. Thanks for asking! Sleep??? When do you sleep? I see you on the shop at every hour of the day and night. LOL Thanks for the heads up Michael. Pepper __________________ True Character is found in the dark

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#24 Today, 03:31 PM Join Date: Aug 2009 kenshabby Location: St. Louis, MO Senior Member Posts: 393 Senior Geek Real Name: Trae

Sweet! Ok, this one or the yellow carbon fiber kit? I already have the green and orange kits... I don't have any watches with MOP...

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#25 Today, 03:34 PM daycoo2

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Thanks for the Information Mike. I'll be watching,and waiting. Enjoy!

Join Date: Jun 2008 crx21000 Location: Palmyra, PA Senior Member Posts: 518 Veteran Geek Real Name: Alex

Thanks for that info Mike, that is really cool. I was on the fence because I really wish it was a s/s bracelet. However, I have to admit that even though I am not a gold tone guy, that gold tone with the cream MOP is really singing to me. If the price is as good as you say it is I think I will pick this up and then buy a s/s bracelet for it. You are good just like Jim, I guess I am sold on getting this bad boy. I'll be watching. Thank you for the info.

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Thanks for the update. I'm glad to see the SAN III continue, along with the SAN IV.

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#28 Today, 03:51 PM Join Date: Feb 2009 salesguru

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A lot of very cool information you shared with us. Much appreciated. __________________


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#29 Today, 04:02 PM Join Date: Dec 2009 Krazy Location: Pa Senior Member Posts: 540 Veteran Geek Real Name: Jr

Is there any ss bracelet that will be able to be fitted on these? I'm also not a gold person but find myself strangely being more interested in the gold in this too!

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I think one may be coming my way! __________________

Yeah...I size my own..

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#31 Today, 04:11 PM Join Date: Dec 2009 Krazy Location: Pa Senior Member Posts: 540 Veteran Geek Real Name: Jr


Is there a J # yet with Description info?

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Quote: Originally Posted by 50mm&up This is the nicest looking SAN 3 (Silvertone), IMO and mine will have a 2893.2 in it after Xmas! Thanks Michael. I like where you're going with that. __________________


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#33 Today, 04:18 PM Join Date: Jun 2010 the B

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Thanks for the imformation Mike. __________________


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#34 Today, 04:20 PM Join Date: Jan 2010 xo96

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Thanks for the info Mike. So before I brush this off my list completely, I guess is time to revisit the pix and rethink my weekend trigger plan. Thanks. __________________ What? You don't have time? Get a WATCH!


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#35 Today, 04:46 PM Join Date: Sep 2009 richretired Location: Oregon Senior Member Posts: 498 Senior Geek Real Name: Rich

Michael, Thanks for the background information on the dials. I find this very interesting. It is impressive that Eyal and the Invicta Team are working so hard on exclusivity for a TTV. Keep em comin! Rich

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just my two cents. The term 'limited edition' losses much of it value when there are 600 SAN III variations. They are all limited editions. I gifted my mother a baby lupah set with interchangeable leather straps. I looked a the dial and there it was again 'limited edition'. I don't really see the marketing point of this. Also, why are there so many yellow gold layered pieces when there is a TTV? It seems like we would rather see gunmetal or some other color. It's been more than one ocassion where I see the stainless steel sell out (7750 PD) or some deal a day site selling a previous TTV watch (like the Reserve PD) at HEAVY discount but ONLY in the yellow gold version. That sounds to me like Invicta is over doing it with yellow gold...a deal-breaker on any watch for me.

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#37 Today, 04:55 PM Join Date: Oct 2008 Greggie C Location: Hampton, Va. Senior Member Posts: 136 Senior Geek Real Name: Greg


Thanks for the info Mike. I might have to pickup both. I just can't decide. Hope you are feeling better!

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#38 Today, 04:58 PM Join Date: May 2009 Robert H Location: Texas Senior Member Posts: 608 Veteran Geek Real Name: Robert

Micheal thanks for the info hope the rib gets better!

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Mike, the watch looks great, but, more importantly, I wish you speedy healing.Since I've always had a very good work ethic, I really respect your dedication to your job. Not only do you work long hours, but you appear, at least, to do it with class and good humor. Feel better. Larry

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#40 Today, 05:30 PM Join Date: Aug 2010 TheJayBird

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Thanks for the information and the heads up Mike. Just one question. Will the straps and bracelets from the SANIII kits work on this platform? From what I have seen I'm encouraged. But being able to use the leather strap and SS bracelet would make this an even better purchase.

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#41 Today, 05:39 PM Join Date: Jan 2010 ggilmore Location: Dallas, TX Senior Member Posts: 105 Senior Geek Real Name: Gary

Thanks for the behind the scene glimpse Mike. I knew the SAN was special but did not realize the significance of NOMA. I appreciate you taking the time to explain. Have great week and as a side note from my own experience with healing broken bones; look up MaxGXL on the web - it works wonders! I'm glad to give details if you'd like to PM me. __________________ Gary

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It will be hard to resist getting another SANIII. __________________ We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot

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#43 Today, 07:26 PM Join Date: Feb 2010 bvan99 Location: Lynden, WA Senior Member Posts: 189 Senior Geek Real Name: Barb Van Vliet

Thanks Mike for telling us all this stuff. Very interesting and hopefully hubby will want one. I do but its too big for me. Anyway, you really do a good job on the Shop, you've taught us a lot. Thanks. Barb Van Vliet __________________ Barb V. I love my 59 Chevy Impala


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#44 Today, 07:48 PM Join Date: Sep 2009 floridajohn Location: Cape Coral, FL Senior Member Posts: 670 Veteran Geek Real Name: John

Ok...Now I have to get one! Thanks Mike!

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Thanks Mike for the info on the SAN III and it's origins. As a collector it's interesting to know that there is such a personal connection between Eyal and the SAN line. I just bought and received my third SAN III J179003 Blue/Gold-tone: IN5404 and I love it. Well made, balanced and executed... It never ceased to amaze me how a company can build such a high quality watch that is Swiss Made with this level of detail for 299.94. Thanks Eyal and Mike!! Jon


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