Ronda caliber 5040.D quartz movement

Ronda Caliber 5040.D

Ronda caliber 5040.D quartz movement

Manufacturer Ronda
Caliber Number 5040.D, 5040D
Movement Type Quartz
Lignes 12.5”’
Diameter
28.6mm
Height 4.40mm thick
Battery Cell Number 395
Claimed Battery Life 54 months
Jewels 13 for Swiss made (6 for Swiss parts)
Hacking? Yes
Functions Central hours, central minutes, central chronograph seconds, small seconds at 3:00, 1/10 seconds counter at 6:00 (works as a 1/10 seconds counter for the first 30 minutes), 10 hour subdial at 6:00 (counts hours after 30 minutes), 30 minute subdial at 9:00, date between 4:00 and 5:00
Country
Swiss made (Switzerland) and Swiss parts (assembled in unknown)
Known Models
LIV Genesis X1, Invicta Subaqua Sport, TAG Heuer F1, Stuhrling Madman (Too many to list. Add your watch to the comments below…)

The Ronda caliber 5040.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.

How to rest the chronograph hand to zero:

If your chronograph hand isn’t lining up after a battery chance, it might need to be reset.

Macro Gallery:

The Ronda 5040.D pictured here was found in this TAG Heuer Formula 1 chronograph watch. The white plastic movement holder on the TAG has screws holding it in, but other watch companies do not always use the screws (Invicta for example).

Examples of watches with this caliber:

Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Affordable option for the trendy bi-compax chronograph layout.
  • Decent battery life
  • Easy to reset the hands to zero.
  • Drawings and tech sheets are readily available.
  • Parts are easy to identify and fairly easy to source.

Cons

  • The battery clamp and screw are prone to flying away and getting lost during a battery change.
  • The battery cell needs an orange insulator tab beneath it.
  • Swiss made/Swiss parts offerings allow some watch brands to be ambiguous or misleading about the origin.

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Garry V.
Garry V.
5 years ago

This movement is in my Tag can anyone tell me if it is actually any good? Please advice. Thank you.

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago
Reply to  Garry V.

ola, é claro que é bom, excelente mecanismo japonês, manutenção fácil e barata.

Alberto
Alberto
4 years ago
Reply to  Daniel

Isto é feito na Suíça. Não japonês.

This is Swiss made. not Japanese.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  Garry V.

Yes, very good and very accurate

WIT
WIT
2 months ago
Reply to  Garry V.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the ETA or Valjoux 7750. You got it for the way it makes you feel… So is it actually any good?

WIT
WIT
2 months ago
Reply to  WIT

Ima say YES SIR !!

suzy
suzy
5 years ago

I have a Ronda 5040d in my invicta 2144 very accurate never loses a second great movement.

Jack Daniel
Jack Daniel
4 years ago

I own an Invicta 11706, big watch, good movement. I have no complains about it. I saw it from inside once. It has a gold finish. The problem with the watch is not on the movement, but the way Invicta encapsules it. The dials may fall if the watch is dropped. Probably because it is a heavy thing. Also, it has no month, no week calendar, its just that: hour, chronograph and day calendar. I… Read more »

Alaa
Alaa
4 years ago

I wanna buy invecta venom 15466 and afraid to be chinese, it is with rond 5040d gold plated(13 jewels),
I wanna advice and howlong it will last without fail

Keiser Soze
Keiser Soze
2 years ago
Reply to  Alaa

Invictas are all Chinese; even the ones that say Swiss Made. Sorry- You’re buying a shit watch for $100, what do you expect.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  Keiser Soze

I agree. I just sold a Pro Diver with a Ronda 515 and the brand new watch got ruined the first day the customer wore in a heavy rain by letting water through. A 20 BAR watch as advertised by Invicta. I don’t want anything Chinese ever except as a novelty.

Alan
Alan
3 months ago
Reply to  Keiser Soze

Not only that but they are not made to be worn in the shower. From Invicta over the phone- the hot water vapor will penetrate the sealing mechanism and leave moisture inside the watch. I found this out after buying ten of them. Pissed.

KeepTheTime.com
KeepTheTime.com
3 months ago
Reply to  Alan
Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  Alaa

You’re going to get the nickel plated one most likely. I sell watches and my advice is to stay away from Invicta. I can show you hundreds of much better watches for the same money.

Steve
Steve
5 months ago
Reply to  Michael

show me.

Shawn
Shawn
4 years ago

I am on my second Isobrite chronograph with Ronda 5040.D movement. On both, the minute counter on the chronograph skips 2 minutes for each minute elapsed. Armourlite says this is normal, but it does t seem right. Anyone else have this problem?

David Paul Horgan
David Paul Horgan
3 years ago

Have this movement in my Invicta 90154.

Russell H
Russell H
2 years ago

I’m a huge fan of this movement. I have an Invicta SubAqua Sport and this movement is by far the best of the quartz chrono modules I’ve had. One thing the description doesn’t mention is that the 10-hour totalizer at 6pm is also a 1/10 second totalizer until the chrono hits 30 minutes, after which it counts the hours. Fantastic time-keeper as well. I’ve done all sorts of stuff with mine, including activities involving mild… Read more »

Alan
Alan
3 months ago
Reply to  Russell H

I have this movement in my Deep Blue. Better watch company and can wear it in the shower without it getting water vapor by the sealing O- Ring. Invicta will not stand by their watch if worn in the shower. What a scam.

Dang Thinh
Dang Thinh
2 years ago

Tôi muốn mua nó

Dang Thinh
Dang Thinh
2 years ago

Tôi cần mua nó

Loren
Loren
2 years ago

My Swiss Military SM34031 have ths movment I think thisis one the best chronograf quarz

Loren
Loren
2 years ago
Reply to  Loren

Gold plate and 13 jewels the more better of my TISSOT prs 200 with ETA g10 212

Jon
Jon
2 years ago

I have this movement on my Tag Heuer F1 Chronograph purchased in 2013. I haven’t reset this watch since DST and it is within 30 seconds accurate. I’ve changed batteries once in 7 years. Great movement.

Ron
Ron
2 years ago

I need a replacement movement spacer ring with the pusher placements shown here, but for the 5030.d … if you have ANY advice on how to get one, short of going to the manufacturer because they have not parts for their Ducati Corse CW0015, I’d appreciate the help

Ron
Ron
2 years ago

How about this: what watch is shown at the top of this page … the one where the spacer is clearly shown. Anybody know which watch we are seeing?

Ken
Ken
2 years ago

Mine is a microbrand from a jeweler in Maryland (no longer in business). It has a Ronda 5040.D with 13 Jewels and Gold Plating. It’s been an excellent Chronograph.

Michael Brookes
Michael Brookes
1 year ago

Just Purchased a Renata beast chrono with this movement, time will tell if any good.

Jesus Guillermo Franco Mendoza
Jesus Guillermo Franco Mendoza
1 year ago

Yo compré un reloj Tag Heuer Aquaracer Cronografo referencia CAY111B. BA0927. No lo he abierto pero me dicen que tiene esta calibre Ronda 5040.D . Es cierto o no? O acaso tiene otro movimiento. Pregunto para saber que tan buena tu máquina trae mi reloj. Esta pregunta es para calibre corner. Me pueden ayudar por favor.

Carlos
Carlos
1 year ago

Tengo el mismo reloj y cambié batería recien. Trae ronda 5040 D 13 jewels swiss made

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

I have a Ronda 5040.D in my Gv2 by Gevril Scuderia 9916. When I bought it the ad said I would receive a ISA 8173 but it came w/ the Ronda. Probably because the Limited Edition # was 21/500 & Gv2 had not received the ISA yet. My watch has GMT #’s around the outside of the dial but no GMT working. I’d rather have the Ronda anyway.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael

It also came with a RONDAstartech series 5030.D/5040.D instruction manual and no ISA manual at all. The Ronda manual worked the chronograph exactly as the manual said to.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Just purchased a TAG Heurer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition. Had this exactly 1 week now and the time has not changed vs Atomic Clock so is less than a second accuracy in 7 days. I’m so happy as have read mixed reviews on the Rhonda 5040.D movement. I have worn the watch about 50% of the time. I’m going to keep a log of the error for a while. I was considering buying a… Read more »

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Hi! The Georgian designed and Swiss made Tsikolia p—47 Thunderbolt also uses this movement which seems to be very good so far.

stan
stan
9 months ago

in my new Chase Durer Firestorm watch

stan
stan
9 months ago

in my new Chase Durer Firestorm watch

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Michael
Michael
6 months ago

I recently left comments and mistakenly said it was the movement in my #21/500 original (2019) Scuderia 9916. It was actually my #29/500. because I bought 2 at the same time planning on wearing one and selling the other. My #29 worked but not perfectly. The 10 o’clock sub-dial is a mystery. The instructions are for the rondaSTARTECH 5040.B & 5030.D. The #21 has the same problem at the 10 o’clock sub-dial and also the… Read more »

Alan
Alan
3 months ago

Great movement for a quartz as I prefer automatic movements more. However this watch has done very well in keeping time. Deep Blue has some very well high quality manufactured time pieces out there. I own two and am very pleased with that company.

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