Hattori Seiko Caliber VD53B Quartz SII Watch Movement

Hattori SII Caliber VD53B

Hattori Seiko Caliber VD53B Quartz SII Watch Movement

Manufacturer Hattori aka Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII)
Caliber Number VD53B
Type Quartz
Size 12.75”’ (29.5mm)
Height
4.57mm thick
Jewels
0
Battery Cell Number 371
Battery Life
2 years estimated
Frequency 32,768 Hz
Quartz Type Tuning fork type quartz crystal
Driving System
Two pole stepping motor
Stem 351117 (0351 1770)/tap 10 (maybe also 351892/tap 11)
Hand Sizes 1.10mm / 0.65mm / 0.20mm
Functions Central hours; central minutes; central running seconds; small chronograph seconds at 6:00; 60 minute counter at 9:00; date at 4:30
Hacking Seconds?
Yes
Country of Manufacture Japan
Known Models Invicta Speedway 9211, Invicta Sea Spider, Meister MSTR Aviator (Add your watch in the comments below…)

Seiko Instruments (SII) caliber VD53B is a 0 jewels quartz chronograph watch movement. The notable feature of this caliber is that it has a central running seconds hands with the chronograph seconds hand located in the subdial at 6:00. This makes the VD53 a  good choice for those who want a stop watch timer, but also prefer to see the big seconds hand “ticking”.

You might find this caliber listed as being produced by Hattori aka Epson aka TMI (Time Module Inc) aka Seiko Instruments Inc.

Accuracy:

TMI spec sheets claim the caliber to have an accuracy rating of less than +/- 20 seconds per month when worn at normal operating temperatures.

Replacement Price:

Replacement prices at the time of this post were found online in the range of $20-30 USD.

VD53B Technical Drawing:

Hattori Seiko Caliber VD53B Quartz SII Movement Drawing TMI

How to Reset the VD53B Chrono Hand 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.

About SII 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.

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Caliber VD53B

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zzz
zzz
7 years ago

Complete V53D .pdf manuals and technical drawings for V53D can be found on site:
http://www.timemodule.com/sii/index.php?route=product/category&path=0_62#product_VD53

It would be nice to download them to this site.

Claudiu
Claudiu
7 years ago

Some Fossil watches also include this movement: FS5192, CH3051

Mike K.
Mike K.
7 years ago

I have a Pulsar VD53-X001 that uses this movement.

Ulrich
Ulrich
7 years ago

How do I adjust the running speed of this movement?

Sam
Sam
7 years ago
Reply to  Ulrich

Someone else may want to add their input here, but I do not believe it is possible to adjust the speed of this movement. Is it running fast or slow?

Ulrich
Ulrich
7 years ago
Reply to  Sam

A bit slow, maybe the battery, maybe just a bit slow, the reason I might want to adjust it. So if anyone knows a way please let us know.

Ronald C.
Ronald C.
4 years ago
Reply to  Ulrich

Just as it is with mechanical movements, accuracy can differ between quartz movements even if they are identical due to the quartz crystal themselves having slight differences. Temperature can also affect the oscillation of quartz crystals.

FunTom
FunTom
7 years ago

Armani ar5921 have this movement too.

Bruno Marques
Bruno Marques
1 year ago
Reply to  FunTom

Armani AR5931 use this too

Nathan
Nathan
1 year ago
Reply to  FunTom

Armani AR5905 also uses the same movement. (Armani loves this one I guess ).

ichi
ichi
1 year ago
Reply to  FunTom

Armani AR1401 use VD53B too.

Hervé
Hervé
7 years ago

Bonjour.
Je recherche les couronnes d’entraînement en plastiques qui se trouvent dans le mouvement.
Quelqu’un pourrait me renseigner sur un site ou les commander. Merci à vous

Don Saul
Don Saul
7 years ago

I have an Invicta Pro Diver 13727 that uses the VD53B movement. But I need a replacement with stem and waterproof crown. Can you please direct me somewhere to get these three parts. Thank you.

FunTom
FunTom
6 years ago

Hugo Boss Aeroliner Chrono have this movement too.

FunTom
FunTom
6 years ago
Reply to  FunTom

Sorry, HB have VD57B…

Guillermo
Guillermo
6 years ago

Nautica have this movement, unknow model exactly

Johnny
Johnny
6 years ago

Invicta Pro Diver 0075 uses the VD 53 B movement as well.

Frank
Frank
6 years ago

The DeTomaso Firenze is equipped with this movement.

Jhon
Jhon
6 years ago

Hello. There are more versions of the VD53 movement. Example: VD53C. Greetings.

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FirstJuliann
6 years ago

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Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

I have a rotary watch with vd53b, needs a new stem/winder
Please can you help me with what to buy?

alberto loayza
alberto loayza
6 years ago

los relojes de la marca a-line tambien usan este calibre por haora es confiable presenta un buen funcionamiento no me dio problemas eso si creo que la duracion de la bateria no es tan extensa

R.
R.
6 years ago

Ben & Sons Mercury Chronographs use this movement.

Derek
Derek
6 years ago

I’ve got an Invicta 10701 watch with this movement. Does anyone know the hand sizes for the subdials? I know that the diameter is .20 but I’m not sure of the length of the hands. Thanks!

Chris
Chris
6 years ago
Reply to  Derek

Wouldn’t it depend on the dial design and not the movement? You might have to do your best to measure it yourself. Doubtful this info will be available anywhere.

Derek
Derek
5 years ago
Reply to  Chris

I should have clarified that I meant the pin hole size in the hands. I figured it out. Thanks.

Manuel
Manuel
5 years ago

The Aviator AVW2369G65 the http://www.aviatorwatch.ru is equipped with this movement. http://www.timemodule.com/upload/PDF/VD53_TG_E.pdf

Piotr
Piotr
5 years ago

Giovine Casanova Chrono Series have this movement.
Cheers!

Clutch
Clutch
5 years ago

This site is beautiful, congratulations.
I have a SECTOR 600 CHRONO DIVER 100mt. who has this movement.
Does anyone know the length of the tige/stem?
Thank you all
Merry Christmas

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Michael Kors MK 8086 and MK 3248 also use this movement.

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

I’m wondering if there is a difference between a VD53B and VD53C. Does anyone know?

Justin Walsh
Justin Walsh
5 years ago

I have this in a Croton Chronomaster model.

Richard
Richard
4 years ago

I have a Triumph Motorcycles model 3019 watch which uses the VD53B movement. I wore it a lot – too much judging by the scratches! – until the stem broke flush with the crown. Can you recommend a source for replacement parts please?

Craig
Craig
4 years ago
Reply to  Richard

The movement is like $30 but you can find cheap watches with this movement for that price. Just buy an entire new movement or new watch.

Tom S.
Tom S.
4 years ago

The Fossil CH2600 Decker uses the VD53B movement as well. It easily meets the accuracy spec of the movement, which is +/- 20 seconds per month.

Bruno Njezic
Bruno Njezic
4 years ago

I have SEMPRE PO6885 PLU91743 that i got for around 30e or so in Germany in supermarket new. Watch has incredible sunburst dale and it works for me well for now 5 years. I had 3 battery changes in mid time. It takes time to reset the cronograph because chrono seconds need to unwind every second that it timed to come back to starting 12.

Chris Donnelly
Chris Donnelly
4 years ago

I have a Chase-Durer Pilot Commander X
I’ve been told it’s a Seiko S11 mechanism in it and I’d like to confirm.

Andrew C.
Andrew C.
4 years ago
Reply to  Chris Donnelly

There is no such thing as a Seiko S11, it’s SII (Sii) for Seiko Instruments Inc. That is the movement brand but not the caliber number. It’s possible it has a movement made by Seiko, but that still won’t tell you enough. The best way is to open it up and see for yourself.

Nick
Nick
4 years ago

I have Rivado R53 with this movement.

Christer
Christer
3 years ago

Jag hittade VD53B i en Piercarlo D’alessio.

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

The Fossil FS4776 also uses this calibre.

Jose M
Jose M
3 years ago

I have a Harding HS01 that have this movement.

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Michael Kors model # MK-5395 has this movement.

Elodie Gridelli
Elodie Gridelli
3 years ago

Bonjour, je désirerais commander le mouvement seiko VD53B afin de remplacer le mouvement de ma montre. ou puis-je le commander?

merci

Ed Lamb
Ed Lamb
3 years ago

How can I purchase the S11 V053B watch movement? My fossil watch stem broke and I can not find a replacement stem.

Shadezzz
Shadezzz
3 years ago
Reply to  Ed Lamb

try ebay,.

Shadezzz
Shadezzz
3 years ago

A lot of Invicta watches fitted with this movement, like the Speedway, have a tachymeter scale but the movement has a central seconds hand, it doesn’t make any sense at all. It’s one of the reasons why I stopped buying them.

Ian
Ian
3 years ago

Is this movement repairable like Miyota 0S20? Or only replaceable?

Juan C. Figueroa A.
Juan C. Figueroa A.
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.

Silverfox0786
Silverfox0786
3 years ago

I own a GFF watch that uses this exact Movement. in fact it was the need to service my watch that brought me to this page.

Ronsanchez
Ronsanchez
3 years ago
Reply to  Silverfox0786

Sorry for my noobiness, but what is a GFF watch and how do you know if your watch needs to get serviced? Just a new battery?

Silverfox0786
Silverfox0786
3 years ago
Reply to  Ronsanchez

Gene Franco Ferre. (Italian Designer) The watch battery was changed incorrectly by someone previously, and it stopped being water proof (3ATM) on GFF. My ignorance and I used it a few times and it don’t steamed up. So I put the watch a way for many years and decided to do the watch justice and change the battery properly. Upon inspection the stem was all rusted and needs to be replaced and I will also replace the crown. Give it a clean up and replace the o ring seals and pressure test it once done.

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R.Raja
R.Raja
2 years ago

I have a Roamer Classic Line 709856-41-17-70 with this movement.

enrique
enrique
2 years ago

hi all, good day!
please send some of its electrical requirements like Normal current and oscillation starting voltage

kimm lee
kimm lee
2 years ago

Michael Kors utilizan este movimiento en su modelo el MK 8550 (VD57C)

George Liquor
George Liquor
2 years ago

Also used in the Diesel DZ 4165

Paul kimanzi
Paul kimanzi
2 years ago

Someone to direct me where I can get parts like coil,circuits and windig stems for these Epson vd 53 and 505

Emily
Emily
9 months ago

The stem listed is wrong. Should be 351-177 not 351-117

K G
K G
7 months ago

Fossil FS4441 use this movement too

Jon tito
Jon tito
5 months ago

Também Invicta 17200

Dias
Dias
1 month ago

O meu Veceroy, special Fernando Alonso tem o mesmo motor.

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Dwight
Dwight
1 month ago

The Breil Tribe TW0553 uses this movement

Zachmonoda
Member
26 days ago

invictawatch.com: Invicta Speedway Chronograph 9223, calibre sub-version VD53B-14

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