Hattori Seiko Caliber VD53B Quartz SII Watch Movement

Hattori Caliber VD53

Hattori Seiko Caliber VD53 Quartz SII Watch Movement

Manufacturer Hattori aka Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII)
Caliber Number VD53
Type Quartz
Size 12 3/4”’ (29.5mm) x 4.57mm thick
Battery Cell Number 371
Frequency Unknown (please comment below)
Quartz Type Tuning fork type quartz crystal
Stem 35117/tap 10 or 351892/tap 11
Hand Sizes 1.10/.65/.20mm
Jewels 0
Functions Hours, minutes, central seconds, small chronograph seconds, 60 minute counter, date, alarm
Country of Manufacture Japan
Known Models Invicta Speedway 9211, Pro Diver 15082

You might find this caliber listed as being produced by Hattori aka Epson aka TMI (Time Module Inc) aka Seiko Instruments Inc. We’re not sure why all the different names, but sure they all lead back to Seiko. If you anything about this please comment below!

Replacement prices of $20-30 found online.

From Wikipedia:

Seiko Holdings Corporation (SEIKO) delegates a large portion of the manufacturing in its watch business to SII and EPSON. Most of watches manufactured by SII are sold through the Seiko Watch Corporation, a subsidiary of Seiko Holdings Corporation. In recent years Seiko Instruments has tried to establish its own marketing channel and brands – Sizukuishi Watch, appetime, J.SPRINGS, ISSEY MIYAKE, tsumori chisato, ALESSI, cacharel, etc.

On January 26, 2009, Seiko Instruments and Seiko Holdings announced that the two companies will be merged on October 1, 2009 through a share swap. Seiko Instruments became a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko Holdings on October 1, 2009.

Hattori Seiko Caliber VD53 Quartz SII Movement Drawing TMI

Caliber VD53

How to Reset the VD53 to Zero?

There are many Invicta watches with the caliber VD53, so here are some handy instructions provided by Invicta…

Vd53 Chronograph Reset Instructions

If these don’t work, it’s likely that your watch does not have the VD53, so try these instructions to reset your chronograph hand.

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Are VD53B and VD53C the same ?


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


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


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.


I have a Fossil FS5501 with the same movement

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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.