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Old 08-24-2009, 12:12 AM
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Owners of Invicta watches, what do you think of them?

Invicta watches are heavily promoted both on shopping channels and the net. There are many different styles but the feature common to all is the cheesy ploy of a "recommended selling price" that is 3 to 6 times the price they are usually offered for sale.

I own one Invicta diver's watch that's 6 years old, and it was reasonably inexpensive,and well made for the 70 bucks I spent, but many of the Invictas being sold these days are in the hundreds to thousands of dollars which puts them toe to toe with brands like Seiko, Citizen and even (for the more expensive models) mid-level premium brands like Omega and TAG Heuer.

What do you think of your Invicta?

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Old 08-24-2009, 10:53 AM
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I own several; most of the mechanical ones use Miyota (Citizen) japanese-made movements. The quartz ones also use mostly japanese, some swiss.
They are very well made, and just as good a the hyper-expensive brands.
Frankly, once you get above $300-$500-you are paying for a name.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:05 AM
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I have several as well. I wear a Rolex daily, but whenever I wear an Invicta people will invariably compliment me on my watch.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:06 AM
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What do I think of owners of Invicta watches? I think they're stupid assholes, and they're always late because their shitty watches don't tell the time properly.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:06 PM
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Argent Towers, I'm late because I've never been on time for anything in my life... even with a "balls accurate" digital watch.

Other than that, I do have to reset my watch (automatic movement) about once a month. It loses a couple of minutes a month (more if I've not worn it for an overnight), but comparing that to having to change batteries (then change the watch next time I go swimming with it, due to leakage), I'll take my watch any day. I was leery of buying one with the "inflated MSRP," but I'm glad that I did.

I have this one: The Pro Diver 8926.

My 3 month, and 2 year reviews can be found here.

Like hellpaso, I get compliments on mine, though I don't have the Rolex to compare it to.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:17 PM
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Frankly, once you get above $300-$500-you are paying for a name.
Frankly, you don't know what you're talking about.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:43 PM
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Frankly, you don't know what you're talking about.
Oh really? My $120 Invicta is more accurate than my $1000 Tudor (Rolex).
As for quartz movements, there is littl difference between the one used in a high end and a low end watch (Rolex uses the same design as Timex).
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:01 PM
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Oh really? My $120 Invicta is more accurate than my $1000 Tudor (Rolex).
As for quartz movements, there is littl difference between the one used in a high end and a low end watch (Rolex uses the same design as Timex).

If you're talking about accuracy, then my 15 dollar casio is as accurate as your 120 invicta, so setting the bar at 300-500 means nothing

and you didn't specify "for a quartz movement"

face it, patek philippes, blancpains, etc. are not "names only". they're pieces of jewelry with expensive metals in them and crafted with multiple hours of manual labor. i don't necessarily agree they're "worth" what they charge (i.e. you pay for a bit of name) but to suggest that the difference between a $500 and a $15000 watch is brand only is asinine.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:21 PM
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Oh really? My $120 Invicta is more accurate than my $1000 Tudor (Rolex).
As for quartz movements, there is little difference between the one used in a high end and a low end watch (Rolex uses the same design as Timex).
While some expensive mechanical watches like the superbly marketed Rolex have (to me) extremely questionable price to value ratios given it's nice case and bracelet but fairly pedestrian movement, when you start getting to the true upper tier of mechanical watches Like Lange and Patek etc. you are getting (effectively) mechanical works of art and they are worth whatever you decide you want to pay for them.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:13 AM
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People still buy watches? Don't you people own a cell phone?
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:03 AM
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People still buy watches? Don't you people own a cell phone?
Not one that I wear on my wrist. Pulling out a cell phone to check the time is annoying. I just have to twist my wrist to check the time with a watch... and they work when I'm swimming. (I tend to lose track of time in the water... a "quick dip" can take an hour, if I get set out across the pond).. and the battery doesn't die at exactly the wrong moment.
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:26 AM
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I have 11 Invictas, all purchased from ShopNBC. Jim Skelton, the best watch host ever, is extremely knowledgeable about watches. I always get complimented when I wear one. If you buy from ShopNBC, they will extend the warranty on the watch to 5 years for free. I've never had a bit of trouble with any of mine though. The price range runs the gamut. You can get one on clearance for as little as $30 or so, or spend a tiny chunk on one. I have one that I spent $1300 on. Most were in the under $300 price range. They certainly hold their own in the watch world. I have more than 30 watches, roughly a third of them are Invicta's, so that should tell you something.
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