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Eric5964 Senior Member Veteran Geek

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4k JT....ouch.

As you all know, I am one the biggest fans, supporters, and collectors of the Jason Taylor series...and have posted many pics of some great looking models. However, very disappointing today pulling out my $4,000 JT Black Diamond SAS...and it falls apart. Another case of the cheap and fragile SAS pin that holds this heavy watch head onto the band, falling apart. The diameter of the screw head is probably .5 of a mm if that. How can we trust our beloved SAS's to a pin like this, especially a $4,000 one! Invicta must redesign this critical weak link ASAP. These are not the type of pictures that I like to or usually post, but it is what it is. Just happy that it fell apart in my hand and not to the floor. I took a pin out of another SAS to rebuild it and emailed Millie to get a few black ones. Make sure that yours are tight! FYI, I could not locate the head to the screw. Here you go! EricE


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somebody156 Senior Geek

wow,sad to hear that,hopefully you won't have any other problems with that beautiful watch. somebody156 View Public Profile


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Spell12 Veteran Geek

What a shame!! Such a beautiful watch.. Spell12 View Public Profile Send a private message to Spell12 Find all posts by Spell12 Add Spell12 to Your Contacts #4 Today, 04:45 PM

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Luckily the watch didn't fall off your wrist while wearing it that could have caused substantial damage or lost. __________________

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Very upsetting at the least. Hopefully, word gets back to the Invicta Team to fix future production. __________________ TimeKeeper

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Sorry, that happened. Luckily for me I never had any issues with mine. Hope you get it taken care of. Russ Cnyncarver View Public Profile Send a private message to Cnyncarver Send email to Cnyncarver Find all posts by Cnyncarver Add Cnyncarver to Your Contacts #7 Today, 05:00 PM

DJF1978 Super Geek

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Wow. Thank god you didnt lose your watch. No excuse. Invicta needs to do better. DJF1978 View Public Profile Send a private message to DJF1978 Find all posts by DJF1978 Add DJF1978 to Your Contacts #8 Today, 05:03 PM


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That should not happen to any watch, especially one that's north of four grand, I feel for you man. jgordonfresh View Public Profile Send a private message to jgordonfresh Send email to jgordonfresh Find all posts by jgordonfresh Add jgordonfresh to Your Contacts #9 Today, 05:07 PM

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Stuff like that should not happen on a timepiece worth that much money. __________________ It's time for a new watch! NANDO View Public Profile Send a private message to NANDO Find all posts by NANDO Add NANDO to Your Contacts #10 Today, 05:10 PM


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Wow....that sucks..... __________________

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What a shame!! sorry to hear about that... Hope things works out ok.. jnc jnc View Public Profile Send a private message to jnc Find all posts by jnc Add jnc to Your Contacts #14 Today, 05:32 PM

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Wow, man that's just wrong especially on the JT series good luck. __________________

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I hope you're able to wear the watch again, I'd be too paraniod! Something similar happened to me on a sub-$200 Grand Diver & I sent it back out of fear. Good luck! RunninOnEmpty View Public Profile Send a private message to RunninOnEmpty Find all posts by RunninOnEmpty


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I had that happen on another brand but it wasnt that expensive of a watch rice22 View Public Profile Send a private message to rice22 Send email to rice22 Find all posts by rice22 Add rice22 to Your Contacts #18 Today, 05:48 PM

ddavidsonmd Master WatchGeek

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Wow. Glad it fell apart in your hand. This happened to one of my SAS. Invicta sent me a replacement within a week. __________________ Time is the fire in which we burn. ~Delmore Schwartz Michael. ddavidsonmd View Public Profile Send a private message to ddavidsonmd Send email to ddavidsonmd Find all posts by ddavidsonmd Add ddavidsonmd to Your Contacts #19 Today, 05:50 PM


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BigandTallWatches Veteran Geek

Huge Bummer! Maybe Invicta needs to use some semi permanent Loc-Tite on those screws. __________________

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That's a shame. Happened to me with my San3, but I caught it before it fell. Put loc-tite on the replacement and it's been fine ever since. __________________

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Oops. Look at it this way. At least you weren't on a cruise, leaning over the deck when it fell off your wrist! __________________ Sean

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What a beautiful watch. That should never have happened. I hope gets fixed right. Good Day Ken __________________

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Same thing happened to my SAS quartz, had Invicta send me new pins and used Loctite. stephanwolf30 View Public Profile Send a private message to stephanwolf30 Find all posts by stephanwolf30 Add stephanwolf30 to Your Contacts #25 Today, 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by RunninOnEmpty I hope you're able to wear the watch again, I'd be too paraniod! Something similar happened to me on a sub-$200 Grand Diver & I sent it back out of fear. Good luck! he fixed it himself already taking the part from another watch in his collection Today, 06:36 PM

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Hate to see that Eric! Did the screw break? I have 4 SAS's and they are oneof my favorite designs. I hope to oneday add the JT version to my collection. Thankfully I have never had this issue... __________________ Patience is a virtue few WatchGeeks have... DPM


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Glad nothing serious happened when it came apart. Hope you resolve this permanently soon. __________________

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Eric5964

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Originally Posted by DPM Hate to see that Eric! Did the screw break? I have 4 SAS's and they are oneof my favorite designs. I hope to oneday add the JT version to my collection. Thankfully I have never had this issue... Don't really know if it broke, I think it just unscrewed. Couldn't find the head, but the stem of the screw was not still stuck in the long part. Guess I should loctite them and will.


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What a shame. Sounds like a design issue to begin with (too fragile of a screw pin design for such a heavy watch), but also sounds like another classic QC issue in that the screws aren't tight coming out of the factory. I know I'll get nailed on here for saying this, but once an Invicta always an Invicta (no matter what the price point is). I find their sweet spot is the sub-$200 range. I've had luck with most watches in this range and find myself not getting too bent out of shape if something isn't perfect (since I didn't spend a ton). No offense at all, but in the 4k range (not sure what the actual price of these are?), you've got quite a selection of watches coming out of fine Swiss brands. Will you get a bezel draped in black diamonds in combination with that movement and such a detailed case design? No. Will you most likely get a reliable piece from one of the big houses with a "real" warranty to back it up? Yes. Just my 2 cents, Rich midnite1111 View Public Profile Send a private message to midnite1111 Send email to midnite1111 Find all posts by midnite1111 Add midnite1111 to Your Contacts #32 Today, 08:06 PM


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Originally Posted by midnite1111 What a shame. Sounds like a design issue to begin with (too fragile of a screw pin design for such a heavy watch), but also sounds like another classic QC issue in that the screws aren't tight coming out of the factory. I know I'll get nailed on here for saying this, but once an Invicta always an Invicta (no matter what the price point is). I find their sweet spot is the sub-$200 range. I've had luck with most watches in this range and find myself not getting too bent out of shape if something isn't perfect (since I didn't spend a ton). No offense at all, but in the 4k range (not sure what the actual price of these are?), you've got quite a selection of watches coming out of fine Swiss brands. Will you get a bezel draped in black diamonds in combination with that movement and such a detailed case design? No. Will you most likely get a reliable piece from one of the big houses with a "real" warranty to back it up? Yes. Just my 2 cents, Rich If u read this forum often, I'm sure u have seen the number of watches the OP purchases. If he wants a different brand, my guess is he will buy it. Buy what u want, not what others tell u to buy.

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