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thanthalin

Join Date: Aug 2010 Location: Upstate, NY Posts: 726 Real Name: Brian

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Oxidation on Meteorite Dial???

I got a SubAqua Noma with a Val 7750 and Meteorite dial just over a month ago from ShopNBC. I was wowed by the striations and the overall look of this dial, simply awesome! Today I pulled it out to wind it and look at it and noticed the dial has some what I believe to be oxidation starting on it just below and to the left of the date window. This was my grail watch and I have never paid money like this for a watch ever and swore never to but when I saw this come up it was something I couldn't pass up as it is the ONE Invicta that got me into collecting watches to begin with and never thought I would ever possess. I am new to the meteorite dials and never knew that they could rust so I wasn't looking for it right out of the box and only really looked for it today when I saw an internet article about the Gibeon Meteorite and how easily it can rust. I am outside of Shop's return window and would really hate to eat the cost of this watch due to an oxidizing meteorite dial. If anyone is in the know, Is this oxidation or a natural variation and if it is oxidation there anything to be done about it?


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Beautiful watch good luck. Maybe I'll own one one day. Keep us posted please. Bondson View Public Profile Send a private message to Bondson Send email to Bondson Find all posts by Bondson Add Bondson to Your Contacts #3 Yesterday, 11:50 AM

50mm&up

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If it has what you think is oxidation, you better get it checked out, that means air/moisture


is getting in there and you will have more than the meteorite to worry about. __________________

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Stunning piece, send it in and see what they can do! __________________ Hmmmmmmm. I can't say what I want to say! RipitRon View Public Profile Send a private message to RipitRon Find all posts by RipitRon Add RipitRon to Your Contacts #5 Yesterday, 11:55 AM

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Agree what he said

, if moisture is getting in there that is like the

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Originally Posted by 50mm&up If it has what you think is oxidation, you better get it checked out, that means air/moisture is getting in there and you will have more than the meteorite to worry about. __________________

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never seen that before, please keep us posted... __________________ THE END IS NEAR :0) Alfredj View Public Profile Send a private message to Alfredj Find all posts by Alfredj Add Alfredj to Your Contacts #7 Yesterday, 12:03 PM

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I would send it back to Invicta for repair and pressure testing. __________________

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I'll bet it is moisture thru a bad gasket. I'd send it back to Invicta, and hope you'll see it back before the end of the year. LatkaTime View Public Profile Send a private message to LatkaTime Find all posts by LatkaTime Add LatkaTime to Your Contacts #9 Yesterday, 01:40 PM Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: New York Posts: 1,815 Real Name: Frank

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I can barely see anything. Maybe just an imperfection? rjaybass View Public Profile Send a private message to rjaybass Send email to rjaybass


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Hmmm if a meteorite is iron I guess it could rust? Looks more like a natural imperfection to me but it's probably still a good idea to have it checked. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but if moisture had gotten into the case wouldn't there be condensation on the inside of the crystal? Beautiful watch nonetheless! dschoen View Public Profile Send a private message to dschoen Find all posts by dschoen Add dschoen to Your Contacts #12 Yesterday, 02:02 PM

Mike_NavyNuke Master WatchGeek

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I have personally seen this twice. I have a huge Invicta meteorite collection myself.. I had bought an 'old new stock' Lupah Meteorite from WorldOfWatches last year that had a brown rust spot (pretty light, but it would only get worse with time) that I returned immediately. Also, I had one of the 7750 SAN I Meteorite Re-issues from the Thursday Sprint was really bad, with oxidation around all 3 chrono subdials! Returned it, but luckily they had a replacement available which was perfect. EDIT: Look at your small 60 second subdial, right by the '10' second mark, it looks like it is oxidizing there too. You best bet, is hopefully Invicta will have replacement dials for this model still. They probably didn't do a great job sealing the dial on that one, and will get worse over time...not sure how fast though. Almost all meteroites will rust, unless sealed properly! __________________


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I have two meteorite dial myself. Please keep us posted as to the nature of the problem and how it was resolved. pokerhustler View Public Profile Send a private message to pokerhustler Find all posts by pokerhustler Add pokerhustler to Your Contacts #14 Yesterday, 02:13 PM Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: U.S.A. Posts: 1,540 Real Name: Bo

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I just recently sent my SAN meteorite into invicta for service...the watch is in my signature


pic...I have been told that it will be back in July. It is a bit nerve wracking, because the watch is one of my favorites. A mild leap of faith, but I believe in Invicta and am sure that my watch will come home, better than new. Just writing to let you know that you're not alone, Good Luck. __________________

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rgattshall

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Wow the shop was selling this a month ago? How did I miss that. Are you sure? rgattshall View Public Profile Send a private message to rgattshall Send email to rgattshall Find all posts by rgattshall Add rgattshall to Your Contacts #16 Yesterday, 02:35 PM


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Originally Posted by 50mm&up If it has what you think is oxidation, you better get it checked out, that means air/moisture is getting in there and you will have more than the meteorite to worry about. Im with Ricker , Id send it in . Sorry to see that bro . __________________

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dbranch

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I'm with 50mm, if that is oxidation, then definitely get in touch with Invicta for repair. With the water resistance, that case should be air-tight, as long as the crown is screwed down...From your pics, though, I would lean toward it being something in the striations, and not rust...It may look totally different "live", though... __________________ What if the hokey pokey was really what it's all about? dbranch View Public Profile Send a private message to dbranch Find all posts by dbranch


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thanthalin

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Thanks for all the advice. The pics are from when I purchased the watch just over a month ago, nothing has changed in the meantime, as in it hasn't gotten worse. You can only see it when looking at it from an angle. Head on in bright light it is really barely there. Quote:

Originally Posted by rgattshall Wow the shop was selling this a month ago? How did I miss that. Are you sure? LOL, yeah I am pretty sure as I have a receipt from them for it. There were only like 5 or 6 in stock right after that Thursday Sprint that had them. __________________ Buy what you like, wear what you love. No one else really matters. thanthalin View Public Profile Send a private message to thanthalin Find all posts by thanthalin Add thanthalin to Your Contacts #19 Yesterday, 04:24 PM Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Chicago Posts: 155 Real Name: Gary

GDub Senior Geek

I would watch it for a couple months, if it gets worse send it in. Maybe Invicta can do something about it. And yes, Meteorite doe's rust. Mike, Navnuke had to send one of his Sundayrun snags because of this same reason. GDub


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Strange that the rock would rust, but send that bad boy in. Will ge worse and it is worth fix g. Good luck __________________

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Originally Posted by GDub I would watch it for a couple months, if it gets worse send it in. Maybe Invicta can do something about it. And yes, Meteorite doe's rust. Mike, Navnuke had to send one of his Sundayrun snags because of this same reason. Yep, I was very lucky that they had a replacement available and the new one was perfect! __________________

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What was the price on those?

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Rusty dial