Ronda 5030.D

Ronda Caliber 5030.D

Ronda 5030.D

Brand Ronda
Caliber Number Ronda 5030.D
Type Quartz
Diameter 12 1/2” (28.60mm)
Height 4.40mm thick
Battery Cell Number 395
Claimed Battery Life 54 months
Jewels 6 Swiss parts / 13 Swiss made
Hacking? Yes
Functions Hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds, small seconds at 3:00, 12 hour counter at 6:00, 30 minute counter at 9:00, date at 4:00
Country
Swiss made or Swiss parts… assembled in unknown (comment below)
Known Models
Invicta 0690, Elliot Brown Bloxworth (Too many to list. Add yours to the comments below…)

The Ronda caliber 5030.D is a Swiss made quartz chronograph watch movement found in many luxury and microbrand watches.

Different Finishes, Jewel Counts

According to the Ronda website, there are two versions of this movement: a Swiss parts version with 6 jewels and nickel plated finish, and a 13 jewel version with gold plated finish.

Power Saving Feature

The battery is claimed to last about 54 months in normal conditions, but if you are not going to wear your watch for a while, the 5040.D has a power saving mechanism when the stem is pulled out stem (aka hacking function). Reduction of battery consumption approximately 70%. It is not advisable to leave the chronograph second hand running because it will drain the battery faster and put more wear and tear on the gears.

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Mike in Ohio
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Mike in Ohio

I have this movement in an Invicta Pro Diver Scuba 48 mm. I’m not real hot on chronometers, but the dial is fairly clean and easy to read. Over two years, the accuracy has remained dead on, within a second or two a month. About once a month, I set all my watches to time.gov, the official US standard. I have the 6 jewel Swiss part version. The only issue is that no matter how many times I have used the calibration procedure, the stopwatch central seconds hand is always off center by 1/4 to 1/2 mm. I am very… Read more »

Optimus Time
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Optimus Time

Is this movement a chronometer?

Marcel
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here is fix for your stopwatch central seconds hand and others as well.
https://www.keepthetime.com/blog/how-to-set-an-invicta-chronograph-back-to-zero/
works for ronda 5030 and 5040 versions.

Bert Kanne
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Similar issue here. I just received a watch with the same movement. The 30 minute counter on this watch, when reset, the hand is off to the left. I doubt Ronda is at fault. The watch company that assembled the watch put the hand on after the movement was installed under the watch face.

Michael Kelly
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Michael Kelly

Yes it is. Central chrono seconds, 3:00 is perpetual seconds, 6:00 is 12 hrs., 9:00 is 30 min. I have the six jewel swiss parts version.

Michael Kelly
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Michael Kelly

I’ve used the word chronometer, chrono, or stopwatch four times now, so we can assume it is a Chonometer. Now can we get back to my original question? I have followed the hand position reset several times and my central chrono hand is still slightly off center. Is there any other way to fix this without opening the case back.

Jerry
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Jerry

I think you mean “chronograph” not “chronometer” that’s why people are confused.

Stephen Kn
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Stephen Kn

You said “get back to your original question” but there was no question in your original post. To answer the question in your third post I must first ask you if your chrono second hand is off by seconds or it is stuck between the seconds?

Michael Kelly
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Michael Kelly

I apologize for misspeaking and saying chronometer when I meant chronograph. I will be the first to admit that I am brand new to horology. I have heart disease and have to be on oxygen 24/7. Sometimes my O2 level can drop and this can cause me to not think as well as I would like. I am aware that my Invicta with a 6 jewel swiss parts movement is not COSC certified. I am a little disappointed, not because I was treated like a dumb ass, but because no one followed through with an answer to my question. One… Read more »

Optimus Time
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Optimus Time

No one is picking on you. It was a legitimate question asking if this movement is a chronometer based on your original comment. Thanks for clarifying.

Alan
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Alan

TY for your cander, take care of your health.

Michael Kelly
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Michael Kelly

Re Ronda 5030.D; The central chrono hand on my Pro Diver Scuba fails to reset exactly at the 12:00 mark. This watch uses the Ronda 5030.D movement. I have performed the hand position reset procedure several times. The hour and minute sub dial hands line up perfectly. The chrono seconds hand always comes to rest about 1/2 mm to the right of vertical. Is there anything else I could try to fix this. I am not experienced enough to uncase the movement and I don’t want to go through Invicta hell by returning the watch to them for correction. Does… Read more »

Stephen Kn
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Stephen Kn

Do you have a pic? The only reason I ask is because 1/2 mm to the right doesn’t explain much without seeing it.

Marcel
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here is fix for your stopwatch central seconds hand and others as well.
“https://www.keepthetime.com/blog/how-to-set-an-invicta-chronograph-back-to-zero/”
works for ronda 5030 and 5040 versions.

johnnyjohnny
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johnnyjohnny

you could always buy another of these movements online, just google it. it is only about $50 and you could have an EXPERIENCED watchmaker put it in…although most watchmakers you would go to should be able to order this for you. i would NOT go to a battery change place…only a true experienced watchmaker, you could get a NAWCC recommendation from their website. the movement while xlnt, is not expensive, at most it would cost you $100, probably including a battery change and a cleaning of the inside of the watch. not a bad deal to have it replaced if… Read more »

johnnyjohnny
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johnnyjohnny

PS…SORRY i did not mention that this is a ronda 5030 movement, and you can get either the swiss 13 jewel for a few bucks more, or the 6 jewel you have in it now.

Matt
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Matt

Dissapointed to see this cheap movement in the new junkers bauhaus Chrono I purchased, after knowing it’s in Invicta..

Mike in Ohio
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Mike in Ohio

Being used by Invicta is no reason to call it junk. They also use Sellita and Valjoux. Of course, Invicta uses the 5030D Swiss parts movement that’s assembled overseas. It still remains quite accurate. Ronda is a respected Swiss movement maker. They just started making their own automatics again for the first time since the Quartz revolution.

Matt
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Matt

I’m glad and supportive of the Swiss movement (pun intended) , I actually praise Invicta for using their movement. I guess what I’m saying is that I would have expected something more from junkers in line with their price point difference. Thanks.

Jose Nelson
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Jose Nelson

Why do people shit on Invicta so bad? Invicta are no worse than any other watch brands ripping you off. Just because you don’t like the style or size doesn’t mean they are junk. This comment proves the point. Even Junkers uses the same movement and everyone think Junkers is a great brand because they are clean designs. Probably still made in China like everything else but have a Swiss movement put in. JUNKers.

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