Hattori Seiko Caliber VD53B Quartz SII Watch Movement

Hattori Caliber VD53

Hattori Seiko Caliber VD53B Quartz SII Movement Drawing TMI

ManufacturerHattori aka Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII)
Caliber NumberVD53, VD53A, VD53B, VD53C
TypeQuartz
Linges12 3/4”’
Diameter
29.50mm
Casing Diameter
28.80mm
Height
4.57mm thick
Battery Cell Number371 (SR920SW)
Frequency32,768 Hz
Quartz TypeTuning fork type quartz crystal
Stem35117/tap 10 or 351892/tap 11
Hand Sizes1.10mm/0.65mm/0.20mm
Jewels0
FunctionsHours, minutes, central seconds, 24 hour subdial at 3:00, small chronograph seconds at 6:00, 60 minute chronograph counter at 9:00, date between 4:00 and 5:00 or other (see below)
Country of ManufactureJapan
Known Models Invicta Speedway 9211, Pro Diver 15082 (Add yours to the comments below…)

The SII caliber VD53 is a quartz chronograph movement with 0 jewels. This movement is made in Japan.

VD53 Variations:

You may see this movement listed as the VD53, VD53A, VD53B, or VD53C. VD53 and VD53A are the same, this is the first version. The trailing letters A, B, and C represent the caliber evolution. As of June 05, 2018, official technical documents reference caliber VD53C.

Caliber VD53 Date Location:

There are many different VD53 models available. The differences between them is the date window position, the hands fitting type, stem type, or the color of the datewheel. The full list is here. The date is available in the following positions:

  • VD53C11 – Date at 3:00
  • VD53C144 -Date at 4:00
  • VD53C344 -Date at 4:00
  • VD53C14 – Date at 4:30
  • VD53C12 – Date at 6:00
  • VD53C19M – Date at 12:00

The date at 4:30 is the most common version of the VD53 because it is the only one that is a consistently stocked movement and part of ordinary production. The other versions are order based production.

Accuracy:

The VD53 is rated at having an accuracy of less than +/-20 seconds per month in normal temperatures.

Replacement Prices:

At the time of this post, replacement prices were found online in the range of $20-30 USD.

Examples of the VD53:

How to Reset the VD53 Chronograph Hand to Zero?

If your chronograph hand isn’t lining up, you may need to reset it. This is common after a battery change. Please comment below if these instructions worked for you.

Sii Caliber Vd53c Chronograph Reset

Additional Resources:

  • Time Module VD53C tech sheet here
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ermel
ermel
5 years ago

Are VD53B and VD53C the same ?

Samuel H.
Samuel H.
3 years ago
Reply to  ermel

Read above.

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

I would also like to know if the VD53B and VD53C are the same ūüôā

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago
Reply to  calibercorner

Perfect, thank you!

Luciano
Luciano
4 years ago

This is used in AVI-8 watches too, chronograph function and date available. See the Supermarine Seafire model for example.

Yuri
Yuri
4 years ago

I am working at company distributor. We are dealing with watch parts business and present SEIKO movements (and others) on our market. According to supplier information (official SEIKO dealer) VD53B and VD53C are the same. The manufacturer just changed B to C.

Iulian
Iulian
4 years ago

I have a Fossil FS5501 with the same movement

W Stratford
W Stratford
4 years ago

I have a Masterline 1966 mens chronograph with caliber VD53. The watch itself is heavy, and therefore I don’t wear it often. My only negative about the watch other than weight (compared to others) is the stem comes completely out when pulled to reset the time. Does anyone know if the stem can be locked back into the movement with ordinary tools? The movement is on its third battery, I replace it myself.

Roger Pearson
Roger Pearson
4 years ago

A lot of Lorus and Pulsar quartz chromosomes use this movement. Very good too.

Roger Pearson
Roger Pearson
4 years ago

Used a lot by Lorus and Pulsar . Very good too.

Ramiro Tamez
Ramiro Tamez
3 years ago

What automatic movement can I use in this watch?

Brian J Wohlleben
Brian J Wohlleben
3 years ago

I am working on a Armani Exchange with the ‘B’ version in it.

Crawford
Crawford
3 years ago

Great information thankfully

jeffrey w hoffman
jeffrey w hoffman
3 years ago

are these movements reliable??

Chuck
Chuck
3 years ago

Invicta Pro Diver SCUBA Men 6977

Benjamin
Benjamin
3 years ago

Fossil FS4487 uses VD53B.

xavier saldana
xavier saldana
3 years ago

INVICTA Pro Diver Chronograph Blue Dial Men’s Watch 24001 also has the VD53 movement.

DK The Watchtower Watch Review
DK The Watchtower Watch Review
3 years ago

Does anyone know, is it possible to swap this movement out of a case for a VK63 mecha-quartz without a lot of tinkering? One crown cutting, dial feet cutting, etc?

Samuel H.
Samuel H.
3 years ago

I do know that the dial get are in different locations and the thickness of the VK63 is greater so depending on the case the stem might not be positioned right. The vk63 is also a bigger diameter. It’s not going to be straightforward that’s for sure. What is it you’re trying to do?

DK The Watchtower Watch Review
DK The Watchtower Watch Review
3 years ago
Reply to  Samuel H.

Trying to swap out the movement for this Lorus, would prefer if I could make the red second hand the chrono hand and the small seconds into an actual small seconds, rather than the chrono hand. It may not be possible, it just popped into my head to ask

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Marc
Marc
1 year ago

did you manage to do it? i was thinking on doing the same thing on a invicta speedway

David
David
7 months ago

I have an invicta 22442 that is supposed to have a VD53 movement, but instead has an ISA 6371 with small actual seconds at 3o’clock, 1/10 sec at 6 o;clock, 30 min at 9 0’clock , date between 4&5 and center chrono.

Nick Lakoff
Nick Lakoff
3 years ago

My Invicta Russian Diver 1959 series No. 21678 has a VD53C14. Great information and thank you!

Mario
Mario
3 years ago

invicta speciality 1489 cronograph

mike
mike
3 years ago

i have a honda branded watch,

used your guide to reset the chrono hands,

it worked, guess my watch has this movement .

thanks for the info

Juan Carlos Figueroa Aguilar
Juan Carlos Figueroa Aguilar
3 years ago

I have an Invicta Pro Diver 22230, it uses the ISA 6371 movement(made in China), can the caliber VD53C replace it? the date position is at 6 o’clock. 

Plamen Nikolov
Plamen Nikolov
3 years ago

Just Cavalli Sport JC1G063L0225

Frank St.Pierre
Frank St.Pierre
3 years ago

Invicta pro diver 29760

Joao Sena
Joao Sena
2 years ago

Tenho um Invicta signature II. Ele possui esse calibre VD53.

Cory Searcy
Cory Searcy
2 years ago

This also comes in the Holzkern Cross Country Collection.

Graeme Carr
Graeme Carr
2 years ago

Have this movement on my Lorus Fusion VD53-X048.

I think that this has the silliest stop watch hand reset with the second hand winding back 60 seconds for every minute on the minute subdial of the elapsed time, quite bizarre when most stop watch seconds just reset back to the nearest minute

Ronald van der Wiel
Ronald van der Wiel
2 years ago

I own a Invicta S1 Rally, model 20109 and it is using the VD53C12.

CrazyChemist
CrazyChemist
2 years ago

Hi,
my Torino Carrero CS866BKSV also has this movement.

Dale
Dale
2 years ago

This movement was also used in Bridgestone motorsports watch

Jasse
Jasse
2 years ago

Gigandets konst déco har VD 53

KARLA RENNE SANTOS
KARLA RENNE SANTOS
2 years ago

Vi um relógio da TechnoMarine com esse calibre TechnoMarine Manta Grand com mostrador madrepérola Р47 mm

Mik
Mik
2 years ago

Also used in the Pulsar PT3A01X1 chronograph.

Mik
Mik
2 years ago
Reply to  Mik

A 100m Diver style watch.(Not a screw-down crown). Non-rotatable bezel. Has good lume. Mineral crystal glass. Black dial. Leather or rubber strap etc.

Rick
Rick
2 years ago

Also in the Ben and Sons Voyager GMT Chronograph Men’s Watch 10005-GM-GB-01. Several color options, all use the VD53C14 movement.

Patrick Boks
Patrick Boks
2 years ago

Alpha Sierra Defcon LGM36 watches uses VD53

Michael
Michael
2 years ago

I just recently purchased an Invicta DIABLO SERIES Batman watch from shoohq.com

Nick Igl
Nick Igl
1 year ago

Acabo de comprar un Technomarine OCEAN MANTA TM – 220002, utiliza VD53.

John
John
1 year ago

My Invicta pro diver #0076 uses the VD53 movement as well.

Martin
Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  John

VD53 is used in the pro diver #0072 as well.

Kali
Kali
1 year ago

Jacques Lemans 1-1446 uses the VD53 movement as well.

MD
MD
1 year ago

Worked like a charm on my Invicta 25728!

Javier
Javier
1 year ago

INVICTA S1 RALLY IVORY with the same movement

Marcos Guilherme
Marcos Guilherme
1 year ago

hello I was wondering where I find a case compatible with this movemen

richard
richard
1 year ago

in my speedway prodiver 28666 invicta also a vd 53 ,also a pulsar and a lorus with that movement.Only still no real complains about this chronograph movement.

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RM
RM
1 year ago

Chronoforce 5133G uses the VD53C11. A very reliable timepiece. Been with me for 10 years.

Joel Johnson
Joel Johnson
1 year ago

Does anyone know how to purchase replacement hands for the two small chronograph dials on this movement? Or part numbers for the hands.

Hermaphrodite
Hermaphrodite
1 year ago

I have a star wars #1 model ‘first off the production line’ (of only #1977 produced) it is the Japanese style gold robot C-3-P-O!
They can sell anywhere about $1000-$3000 and are very cool. I am quite certain is uses this mechanism:) it has seemed to get stuck on the chronograph a couple of times but I’m not sure I gave it enough time to reset. See pic of it!

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Tyler
Tyler
11 months ago

The Invicta 30958 has this movement in it!

Roger Pearson
Roger Pearson
10 months ago

The reset information was perfect for a Lorus Pepsi Chrono.

George
George
7 months ago

Good morning. For vd53c14. If you know to inform me How many years battery lasts? I don’t use Chronograph function. Sorry for my English. Thanks.

Jaq
Jaq
5 months ago
Reply to  George

Should last 2 years

George
George
5 months ago
Reply to  Jaq

Thanks jaq!

Lance Lewin
Lance Lewin
4 months ago

Second time I am posting a positive comment about the VD53C11 movement in my Invicta Pro Diver: simply, amazing how it keeps accurate time! Though I hardly wear it, so does the accuracy change drastically if worn 12 hours a day for a week straight, for example? Thank you.

R. Doug
R. Doug
1 month ago

You may add to your “Known Models” list the Invicta S1 Rally model number 44299. It specifically uses the VD53C12 variant with the date at 6 O’Clock.

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