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#1 01-23-2012, 07:49 PM

rxer311

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Senior Member Senior Geek I see lots of Invicta bashing out there...

I currently own 4 Invicta watches right now and I love them all. In fact, at this current time, it is the only brand of watch I own. While lurking around the interwebs and checking out some other forums out there I see a lot of Invicta haters and bashers out there. I am kind confused about the whole hate Invicta crowd. While reading through this forum there are certain things that Invicta can improve upon including customer service. There also seems to be some models that do have some issues (retrograde day for example). For the most part, though, I feel they build a quality watch. If you buy from an Invicta dealer such as ShopNBC it seems like most issues are taken care of and problems can be exchanged. The funny thing is that on some of the other sites I have read discussions on how Invicta simply copies watches from other companies and never comes out with their own ideas. Really? How do you explain the SAS or the Bolt Zeus for example. There are simply not other watches out there that come close to those designs. Invicta is clearly one step ahead in that regaurd. Yes, the pro divers may be a Rolex Submariner copy and the Grand Divers may look like other companies Dive watches...but all companies dive watches look similar! I have also seen pictures of Invicta watches with "problems" that are clearly photoshoped to make them look bad or worse than they are. What causes this? Snobbery? The fact that the others may be a bit jealous that they are paying 3-4 times as much for a similarly designed watch with the same movements? I was shopping at the mall the other day and I stopped in to a Jewelry store to look at some Tag Heuer watches. Don't know why...just always wanted one. A Formula 1 is about as much as I would be able to afford at this time (but can't bring myself to spend the money). I was wearing my Grand Diver with an NH25A movement that I spend $100 on. I then tried on a Formula 1 Quartz watch. The first thing I noticed is that the bracelet on the watch felt cheap compared to the GD. The watch also did not have the same solid feel. I can't explain it but I just preferred my GD to the Formula 1. I would still love to own a Tag Carrera, but you can get an Invicta with a similar movement at 1/5th the price. This is just my observations on this issue. Anybody else want to elaborate on the haters out there?

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They are haters that love to spread bs! Pay no attention to them. Most got banned from here because of their obnoxious posts. So they have nothing better to do than to bash the product and people here. This is the only forum for me. Lots of great peeps here.


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I can't elaborate on it for you, because I don't understand it either. I have seen some of the sites you were talking about, and I guess it must be a mix of snobbery and maybe a little jealousy that we are getting good, quality watches with quality movements at a fraction of the prices the pay for higher-end watches. I guess they feel they are forced to buy the more expensive watches to keep up appearances. Heaven forbid they are seen at the country club with an Invicta on! Redfield View Public Profile Send a private message to Redfield Find all posts by Redfield Add Redfield to Your Contacts #5 01-23-2012, 07:55 PM

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I am in agreement...I just want to know why they have so much contempt for the brand. It is puzzling to me. rxer311 View Public Profile Send a private message to rxer311 Find all posts by rxer311 Add rxer311 to Your Contacts #7 01-23-2012, 07:56 PM

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I do not have any comments on people that actually hate things as apposed to being upset when they break or need repair. I have a dozen or more and that is the only brand I currently buy....keep the venom coming! willywanda View Public Profile Find all posts by willywanda Add willywanda to Your Contacts #8 01-23-2012, 07:58 PM


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I don't get it either. I absolutely love my Invictas. They are such a great product for the money!!! BWsZ28 View Public Profile Send a private message to BWsZ28 Find all posts by BWsZ28 Add BWsZ28 to Your Contacts


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This is truly sad. With that said, I can honestly say I had a bit of "watch snobbishness" in me. Before buying Invicta, I had a Rolex Explorer II and an Omega Seamaster. I never thought I would be looking at watches that weren't of the same "caliber". After discovering Shop NBC, that snobbishness quickly subsided. Now, I am not saying Invicta isn't of quality, but I have now taken on the mentality of "quantity vs. quality". Personally, I now own 22 Invicta watches and I have 3 more coming! I truly love the brand and have yet to experience any issues with any of my watches! Hats off to Invicta! The quality is outstanding! TMH478 View Public Profile Send a private message to TMH478 Find all posts by TMH478 Add TMH478 to Your Contacts #13 01-23-2012, 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by rxer311 The funny thing is that on some of the other sites I have read discussions on how Invicta simply copies watches from other companies and never comes out with their own ideas. Really? How do you explain the SAS or the Bolt Zeus for example. There are simply not other watches out there that come close to those designs. Invicta is clearly one step ahead in that regaurd. Yes, the pro divers may be a Rolex Submariner copy and the Grand Divers may look like other companies Dive watches...but all companies dive watches look similar! #1 : Where are they getting this from! The amount of designs from Invicta that are different is so far from the truth from the above observances of the "other" sites . I agree with you 100%. #2 : Stay off the other sites! Actually this should be first! #3 : Yes there is a definite issue with the application of the hands on the 8040.N


movement from Ronda. It is not the models that are a factor but hand application issues on the movement. Ashame, but true. Photoshopped to make them worse. Wow, that is nuts! I have had my share of issues but I continue to buy from what I consider to be a very innovative watch company with great ORIGINAL designs and nice pricing structures that keep it fun. __________________

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Originally Posted by STILL TICKIN #1 : Where are they getting this from! The amount of designs from Invicta that are different is so far from the truth from the above observances of the "other" sites . I agree with you 100%. #2 : Stay off the other sites! Actually this should be first! #3 : Yes there is a definite issue with the application of the hands on the 8040.N movement from Ronda. It is not the models that are a factor but hand application issues on the movement. Ashame, but true. Photoshopped to make them worse. Wow, that is nuts! I have had my share of issues but I continue to buy from what I consider to be a very innovative watch company with great ORIGINAL designs and nice pricing structures that keep it fun. Yes...they are photoshopping (so poorly you can tell they are photoshopped) Invictas to make them look bad. I saw one picture of a sea hunter that was photoshopped to make it look like the strap had no holes in it. It looked nothing like the Invicta strap... rxer311 View Public Profile Send a private message to rxer311 Find all posts by rxer311 Add rxer311 to Your Contacts #16 01-23-2012, 08:16 PM

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You are right on. There is a lot of watch snobbery going on and some jealousy as well. I just ignore it and wear my Invicta's proudly (and keep a lot of money in my pocket compared to those that want to purchase a name)..


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It is what it is. We have the freedom to listen and take into consideration what we want. People are going to bash different things for different reasons. Take the gun world, for instance. If you could only buy two guns and ask a Glock fan which two he/she would buy they would say a Glock and a Glock. They may not even know much about what makes other models better or worse because they may have never entertained giving another gun a chance. Gotta love the haters, or should I say hate the haters! LoL __________________ Cheers, Shawn If you think what you did yesterday was impressive, then you haven't done much today! CrimsonViper View Public Profile Send a private message to CrimsonViper Find all posts by CrimsonViper Add CrimsonViper to Your Contacts #18 01-23-2012, 08:19 PM

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I am pretty sure most of them are bitter for one reason or another, my best guess is that they have a nagging old Haggler at home and they have no ability to be a man at home or work. So what happens is they get to feel like a man by typing this crap on a keyboard. I can think of one such Turd Burglar and his name references a Smelly/Fugly CARP! __________________ You cant fix STUPID!!! RipitRon View Public Profile Send a private message to RipitRon Find all posts by RipitRon Add RipitRon to Your Contacts #20 01-23-2012, 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by RipitRon I am pretty sure most of them are bitter for one reason or another, my best guess is that they have a nagging old Haggler at home and they have no ability to be a man at home or work. So what happens is they get to feel like a man by typing this crap on a keyboard. I can think of one such Turd Burglar and his references a Smelly/Fugly CARP! You nailed it Ron! LOL bwilliam51 View Public Profile Send a private message to bwilliam51 Send email to bwilliam51 Find all posts by bwilliam51 Add bwilliam51 to Your Contacts #21 01-23-2012, 08:35 PM

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One thing I've noticed is that it isn't so much that there is a lot of hate for Invicta as much as there is a few people who go a lot of places to spread hate. Take the time to read up on who is posting on these certain sites. Some are specifically for the purpose of hating and some others are about a select few telling everyone else what they should wear. I lie Invicta so I post here. I get any answer I need from here and I don't have to deal with the bullcrap. MrNoMercy View Public Profile Send a private message to MrNoMercy Find all posts by MrNoMercy Add MrNoMercy to Your Contacts #23 01-23-2012, 08:41 PM Join Date: Dec 2011 Location: Seattle WA. Posts: 178 Real Name: Robert

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Some people dont have lives & Invicta gives them something to b#$@h about. Suck to be them. Just do what makes ya happy folks.WE're just common folk enjoying ourselves & thats all that matters. __________________ On the 8th day there was MOPAR! Poulsbobob View Public Profile


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They keep bashin' 'em and I keep buyin' em!!! Screw 'em, I like what I get for the money. I am an educated consumer and I like what I get, for the money I put out... Hi-five Eyal!!! __________________ Don't swear, by heaven, earth, or any other oath: let your yes be yes and no,


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The big picture of things and how we feel about ourselves comes to mind!.saying negative things about watches and people is usually done to make them feel superior, or better than. Principles, standards and quality representation is what i admire about invicta.watchgeeks is a very forward organization. Simply put always looking ahead!. Peaceeeee PEACE View Public Profile


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some people are just like that. it even happens here. many times people will boast that they have a 'real' one, such as an original san 3 2.4 or whatever, and that the later models are somehow inferior. __________________ no comment..... xenon135 View Public Profile Send a private message to xenon135 Send email to xenon135 Find all posts by xenon135 Add xenon135 to Your Contacts #29 01-23-2012, 08:53 PM

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Its unfortunate that there will always be some that you cant please no matter what you do. I just dont understand why some would spend so much energy hating something. If you don't like Invicta watches, dont buy them. I started collecting Invictas about a year ago and currently have around 24 and love everyone of them. I have bought many for friends and family members in addition to my 24 and they all have loved them. I can't help but get a little "joy" when I get compliments from individuals that are wearing something in the higher end price range. It makes my day! Continue enjoying your Invicta watches and at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is you being happy and getting enjoyment out of your choice of watch. Invictaholic View Public Profile Send a private message to Invictaholic Find all posts by Invictaholic Add Invictaholic to Your Contacts #30 01-23-2012, 08:59 PM


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There are some legitimate quality control concerns we should not ignore but I think the snobbery comes from the concept that Invicta portrays Swiss luxury for less., If your buying Breguet, U. Nardin, Rolex you will have a problem with this concept, because you don't equate them with Invicta....but many collectors of these models tire from the overpayment and want to enjoy a certain current look or even trend and Invicta can fill that slot without the financial stress, and its not pretentious and is fun. Watch collecting should be fun. I think there is truth to the statement since we can all shop for quartz Tags and other brand names that have similar movements to what we buy at Invicta and they are over 1000 dollars....where can you buy a pro diver valjoux 7750 for around 750, MOP dial or the pro diver blue model with the blue bezel. Nowhere. There are some Homage watch models for sure, so what. Invicta admits to it and just look at IWC Pilot watches and how many brand names make a living replicating (homaging) that piece. Invicta has to mass produce and this creates quality control issues, in my opinion. I also don't think thats a small problem, unfortunately and they may not be making friends because of it. I think the problem for the very expensive watch buyer is that it is likely that your Invicta will gather more attention visually (big, colorfull,etc) than some 20,000 piece. You shouldn't equate the Breguet Minute repeater with the minute repeater com ing out by Invicta, that wouldn't be honest but the fact that a company cares to produce such a model for a watch collector so they can enjoy a similar looking model, produced in a price range thats obtainable for many is honorable. They are not tricking you into thinking they are equal, they are producing it so everyone can enjoy what only the wealthy have been able to experience. An Invicta is Swiss Watch Luxury for less ( that is when you buy the Swiss Made Models), alot less...and you can buy many different styles for this reason, rather than buying one prestige piece and demanding others appreciate and notice its quality. Even the non-swiss models have excellent value and really are packaged to give additional value. Your enjoyment of this product shouldn't make anyone smug. Faustus View Public Profile Send a private message to Faustus Find all posts by Faustus Add Faustus to Your Contacts #31 01-23-2012, 08:59 PM Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: U.S.A. Posts: 2,133 Real Name: Bo

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I agree with the OP - the quartz F1 verses 6 or 7 Grand Divers, hmmm... for me , it is an easy decision ( I have 5 GD's: black, blue, yellow, and both lume dials) the only Invicta bashing that gets to me are the dings on my watches ( I already dinged the bezel on my new lume dial GD - battle tested, keeping great time. __________________

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I own many Brands, one of my favorite watches is my 43mm reserve pro diver with the blue bezel and meteorite dial,Yes it looks like a Rolex.Who cares that's not why I bought it.I purchased it because I liked it and could afford it.I've never been on the other sites although Invicta is not my only brand.I like it here. And yes they have too much time on their hands __________________

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What drives me nuts...is even if you have nothing better to do....they're WATCHES. It's not something religious or political or let's bash on this persons theory about some "deep" topic of our time but WATCHES. Some people need to get things in perspective. With that said, I do find the negativity of some towards the brand baffling in most regards. I can't think of another brand that has such an active group basically out to get a brand and its buyers. I'm a member of various product forums and on none of those has someone popped up and started ripping the product. Now as for why? It is being snobby to a large extent, but a common theme I see is the claim not so much that Invicta is an homage company but rather that the original designs are tasteless...too big, gaudy in size and design and generally, from a watch design perspective, not well executed. What do I think? Nothing screams wear me like my SAS, my SANIV, my Lupah....I see other designs and they seem plain and uninteresting, uninteresting. Every single person I've ever met who sees and holds my watches from Invicta are always blown


away and call them "classy" "looks like a million bucks" "works of art"...my boss who has no clue what my watches cost jokingly said once that "you wouldn't need a raise if you'd stay away from those paycheck a piece watches". My point? I love many of the designs the company makes and the great value the brand provides. And I feel and look great wearing them. Simply put, the haters no matter their intentions ARE WRONG. __________________ "I am tired of being asked to pretend stupid is a virtue." ucdavisboy View Public Profile Send a private message to ucdavisboy Find all posts by ucdavisboy Add ucdavisboy to Your Contacts #35 01-23-2012, 09:22 PM Join Date: Apr 2011 Location: New York Posts: 150 Real Name: Paul

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People tell you who they are every day. By striking out at Invicta tells me they don't like what they own and how much they spent. I love Invicta. They started me on my road to watch collecting. I believe they provide the best watch for the dollar. Exciting styles, many ground breaking. Go Invicta! pooch pooch View Public Profile


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I quit trying to understand the Invicta haters a long time ago. I like the direction Invicta is going and I know I will be a supporter no matter what. __________________

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I know the site and handle of the person in question of whom you speak..Sir Ron!! I go over their on occasion but could care less what they say...I buy what I like, regardless of what others


have to say about it...Some gripes are legit with respect to CS issues and some are straight up exaggerations of the truth..so they can get a rise out of people and get under their skin...I have been on other forums and can see countless issues with higher end brands that don't get the same exposure on the anti sites like Invicta..Invicta does do homages to quite a few watch brands out their, but I say whats wrong with that...so do a lot of other brands...My Reserve Akula looks a hell of a lot like a Concord C1 Chrono..but I like it so I buy it...Invicta also has a number of models that are their own patented designs...I like the cost to value I get from my Invicta's which is why I still collect them..I don't care if Invicta holds the undisputed title for the most hated watch company on the planet....I will still buy their timepieces.. Jon

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Invicta has faults. You have faults. I have faults. Please don't dislike or hate me because you heard that I have made some mistakes. Please don't hate me because I won't tell you every detail of my life. Please don't hate me because I am considered successful. If you look deep enough you can always find reasons to not like someone or something. Bill and Ted has the best advice. "Be Excellent to each other." Last edited by UncleDale; 01-24-2012 at 11:33 AM. Reason: Changed words UncleDale View Public Profile Send a private message to UncleDale Send email to UncleDale Find all posts by UncleDale Add UncleDale to Your Contacts #40 01-23-2012, 09:51 PM

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Don't give it a second thought. Do you really care what others think about the make of the car you drive? Or, the brand of shoes you wear? Or, the stores you visit? I can pretty much bet that, if you look, you'll find forums being "snobs" about just anything you can think of. The grown-up thing to do is to live your own life as you see fit. NCEngineer View Public Profile Send a private message to NCEngineer Find all posts by NCEngineer Add NCEngineer to Your Contacts #42 01-23-2012, 10:03 PM Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Philadelphia, PA Posts: 5,299 Real Name: Jon

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Can you Imagine living your whole life knowing no matter how hard tried you could never satisfy your partner? No wonder these clowns are so uptight! Hell I would be PISSED at something or somebody every day myself. What a unfortunate set of individuals! __________________ You cant fix STUPID!!! RipitRon View Public Profile Send a private message to RipitRon Find all posts by RipitRon Add RipitRon to Your Contacts #45 01-23-2012, 10:19 PM Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Philadelphia, PA Posts: 5,299 Real Name: Jon

jwin66 True WatchGeek

LMFAO!! Your not claiming that they are all impotent are you...LOL Jon

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Originally Posted by RipitRon Can you Imagine living your whole life knowing no matter how hard tried you could never satisfy your partner? No wonder these clowns are so uptight! Hell I would be PISSED at something or somebody every day myself. What a unfortunate set of individuals! __________________


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Originally Posted by jwin66

LMFAO!!

Your not claiming that they are all impotent are you...LOL Jon you mean they just need a little BUMP ? UP hokk54 View Public Profile Send a private message to hokk54 Send email to hokk54 Find all posts by hokk54


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jwin66 True WatchGeek

Precisely...Question is, who's gonna help em out..to make things a little more vertical.. Jon

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Originally Posted by hokk54 you mean they just need a little BUMP ? UP __________________

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KOKONUTZ Master WatchGeek

Not worth the time or energy....enjoy Invicta and any other watch brands that please your fancy __________________

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russiandivemaster Senior Member Senior Geek

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Originally Posted by rxer311 Yes...they are photoshopping (so poorly you can tell they are photoshopped) Invictas to make them look bad. I saw one picture of a sea hunter that was photoshopped to make it look like the strap had no holes in it. It looked nothing like the Invicta strap...


would this be the sea hunter you speak of??? http://www.watchgeeks.net/showthread...er+strap+holes russiandivemaster View Public Profile Send a private message to russiandivemaster Send email to russiandivemaster Find all posts by russiandivemaster Add russiandivemaster to Your Contacts #50 01-23-2012, 10:37 PM

RipitRon True WatchGeek

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Originally Posted by jwin66

LMFAO!!

Your not claiming that they are all impotent are you...LOL Jon Noooooo No not at all, Inept yes Impotent I dont think so! __________________ You cant fix STUPID!!! 01-23-2012, 10:41 PM Join Date: Jun 2008 Posts: 3,313 Real Name: Garrett

kramer5150 Master WatchGeek

I like my Invictas, they have served me very well and outside of the ocasional crystal fog I honestly have no complaints. Even that is not really a complaint, because its an easy ~20 minute DIY fix. The complaints I see on other forums come from:


-Poor QC inspection -Warranty repair work taking too long -The use of Asian movements in watches labeled as "SWISS MOVT", "SWISS" and "SWISS PARTS MOVEMENT". While theres nothing technically wrong with doing this, people feel misled and its often seen as a deceitful practice. -The portrayal of the Invicta Reserve line (as a whole) being "SWISS MADE", when in reality there have been a few asia-origin IR models. __________________ My watch, knife and flashlight reviews kramer5150 View Public Profile Send a private message to kramer5150 Find all posts by kramer5150 Add kramer5150 to Your Contacts #52 01-23-2012, 10:45 PM

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Does Invicta have QC/CS issues? Yep But if you are happy with what you have and what you paid for them, that is all that really matters. new2watches View Public Profile Send a private message to new2watches Find all posts by new2watches Add new2watches to Your Contacts #53 01-23-2012, 10:48 PM Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Posts: 13,230 Real Name: Joe

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Happy people want everybody to be happy and misery loves company. lv777 View Public Profile Send a private message to lv777 Find all posts by lv777 Add lv777 to Your Contacts #55 01-23-2012, 10:55 PM Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Philadelphia, PA Posts: 5,299 Real Name: Jon

jwin66 True WatchGeek

Thanks for clearing that one up!!


Jon

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Originally Posted by RipitRon Noooooo No not at all, Inept yes Impotent I dont think so! __________________

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Magster True WatchGeek

There are haters that are just bashing to serve some personal purpose that only they actually know. Then, there are those former Invicta fans that become haters due to all, or some, of the things listed below:


Quote:

Originally Posted by kramer5150 The complaints I see on other forums come from: -Poor QC inspection -Warranty repair work taking too long -The use of Asian movements in watches labeled as "SWISS MOVT", "SWISS" and "SWISS PARTS MOVEMENT". While theres nothing technically wrong with doing this, people feel mis-led and its often seen as a deceitful practice. -The portrayal of the Invicta Reserve line (as a whole) being "SWISS MADE", when in reality there have been a few asia-origin IR models. I know that the whole "Swiss" meaning Swiss Made issue almost sent me away from the brand... But, NOW that I know the truth, I can make more informed decisions, and buy the watches without feeling like I was mislead. Bottom line for me was... I enjoy the watches and it is fun for me to wear them. So, as long as I am being told the truth about the watches, I can not only continue to buy them, but I can "enable" others to do so too!! Having said all that... had I chosen to ditch the Invicta brand, I still would not have the personality/character to spend so much time hating Invicta on any and all forums I could! That's just not ME... Magster View Public Profile Send a private message to Magster Find all posts by Magster Add Magster to Your Contacts #57 01-23-2012, 11:43 PM Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Simi Valley, California Posts: 139 Real Name: David

djsabedra Senior Geek

I would say you get what you pay for and you get what makes you happy! Invicta makes


some great looking watches and they also make some awful looking watches. To each's own and there is no reason for snobbery. They really are a great value for what you get. In my opinion they don't compare to the Omega's and Breitlings and Rolex's of the world. Just try on a Omega Planet Ocean or a Breitling Chronomat and you will see and feel the difference. However I do own a few Invictas and do like them and invite any watch lover to try the brand. Not everyone has the same budget and Invicta and Shopnbc make nice watches affordable. djsabedra View Public Profile Send a private message to djsabedra Send email to djsabedra Find all posts by djsabedra Add djsabedra to Your Contacts #58 01-24-2012, 12:39 AM

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I like mine and I do not see anyone else making watches as nice for the money. I have never had a problem with mine. I have had a problem with two other watches though and you don't see me crying about them or writing books about it.


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I don't care about Invicta haters. Everytime I wear my Invicta I get compliments from lots of people, even people I never met. It never happened to me with other brand's I've owned, so I don't care what the haters think, I know my money was well spent. And another thing too is that for the price of the movement that I choose, I wear my watches on a daily basis. It doesn't sit in a cave until the sun comes out shining. magictime View Public Profile Send a private message to magictime Find all posts by magictime Add magictime to Your Contacts #61 01-24-2012, 01:16 AM Join Date: Nov 2009 Location: long island Posts: 3,408 Real Name: matt

wesco Master WatchGeek

I was also trashed big time by that site ,that I will leave nameless it is thier issue,s not mine to know me is to love me !!!!!! wesco View Public Profile Send a private message to wesco Send email to wesco Find all posts by wesco Add wesco to Your Contacts


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I believe that if you go into buying an Invicta and knowing what you're getting and are comfortable with the price you paid, it doesn't matter what anyone says. Out of my collection, I only have 4 Invictas, 5 including my GD which didn't arrive yet, and I have had zero issues as far as the movements go. My Reserve Ocean Reef is the only issue, with the rose-gold layering fading away, but it's still a great watch. I see alot of bashing about the crystals being used, I have zero scratches on any of my Invictas. I guess I am a little lucky that I have not had to deal with their CS yet and actually send a watch in for repair, but my experience with Invicta has been positive. Will I ever spend more than a few hundred on an Invicta? Probably not, I feel the money can be better spent on a different brand, but that is just my opinion. pebe View Public Profile Send a private message to pebe Send email to pebe Find all posts by pebe Add pebe to Your Contacts #63 01-24-2012, 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by RipitRon I am pretty sure most of them are bitter for one reason or another, my best guess is that they have a nagging old Haggler at home and they have no ability to be a man at home or work. So what happens is they get to feel like a man by typing this crap on a keyboard. I can think of one such Turd Burglar and his name references a Smelly/Fugly CARP! That's just funny! __________________ Patience is a virtue few WatchGeeks have... DPM View Public Profile Send a private message to DPM Find all posts by DPM Add DPM to Your Contacts #64 01-24-2012, 07:38 AM


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rjgawriluk@ameritech.net Super Geek

I have had 1 defective Invicta (bad date disk on a SAS) out of the 42 I own. I had also read the Invicta horror stories on this forum which advised me not to send the watch back to Invicta for repair so I just kept it and live with the date malfunction. As for the "haters" I suspect a phone conversation with a less the effective Invicta CS rep or waiting months for a warranty repair could sour the customer/vendor relationship. People can have a negative reaction when their hard earned dollars are spent and they don't receive the respect they deserve. IMO this is one area Invicta needs to improve in. __________________ We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot rjgawriluk@ameritech.net View Public Profile Send a private message to rjgawriluk@ameritech.net Find all posts by rjgawriluk@ameritech.net Add rjgawriluk@ameritech.net to Your Contacts #65 01-24-2012, 07:39 AM Join Date: Feb 2011 Posts: 776

Horolgist232 Veteran Geek

To be honest I dont know or much less care what (the haters) or whatever you choose to call them think. I own several Invictas (mostly Pro divers) and they are close to 50% of my collection of 60 watches. A friend said it best when he said you cant beat the value for the money spent. I do NOT compare them to any other watch out there..Ive seen the Rolex vs Invicta ect stuff and it makes no sense. Apples and Oranges to me. I see where people have problems with a specific watch and hey that happens. With the NUMBER of watches that Invicta produces the rate of break downs is still low if looked at as a percentage. Example years ago I bought a chevy Pickup, had problems with it from day one for 2 weeks back and forth to the dealer, they finally gave me a new truck and it worked flawlessly. Did I whine and complain to NOT buy Chevy's? NO I Knew that it can and does happen and when it did I dealt with it. and as far as working..I have 2 watches sitting side by side one is a quartz


Invicta Pro Diver and one is a quartz Technomarine...they keep time with each other almost to the second, the Prodiver was 1/10th the price of the Technomarine but performs as well...So the people that gripe let them, I go by something Jim Skelton once said..Buy what you Like and its never failed me yet __________________ I hear voices in my head...watch voices...screaming...BUY ME!!! Horolgist232 View Public Profile Send a private message to Horolgist232 Send email to Horolgist232 Find all posts by Horolgist232 Add Horolgist232 to Your Contacts #66 01-24-2012, 07:40 AM

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I own lots of Invicta watches. Quality is top-notch. In my oopinion, Invicta is an incredible and innovative watch company, especially when you consider how many different watches they produce at any given time. Dalke7448 View Public Profile Send a private message to Dalke7448 Find all posts by Dalke7448 Add Dalke7448 to Your Contacts #67 01-24-2012, 08:58 AM Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Gloucester, VA Posts: 1,095 Real Name: David

skibovr6 Super Geek

I have about 15 Invictas and have owned about 50. People get angry with them but they are a cheaper watch. You get what you pay for. My rule is never buy an Invicta over 400.00. The quality is the same on a 50.00 or a 1500.00 Invicta. It seems to me the more expensive the invicta the more issues they have. I have been buying them for about 5-7 years and I have seen a decrease in quality there is NO denying that. It seems the more models they make and more in production they seem to slip. My 2005, 2006 models are bullet proof. I am very careful about which watches I buy now __________________


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Originally Posted by Exploder77 Everything successful has a hater There ya go! __________________

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For the record, there are pretty fair number of Rolex haters around here too...... wvuguy View Public Profile Send a private message to wvuguy Find all posts by wvuguy Add wvuguy to Your Contacts #70 01-24-2012, 09:27 AM Join Date: Feb 2009 Location: Valley Stream N.Y. Posts: 1,190

kirkaudi Super Geek

I don,t understand why people hate on invicta all the time.listen if the watch does not work when you get it send it back nothing perfect.That is why you have a 30 day return policy.duh! NO company is perfect don,t hate congratulate. __________________ http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/u...ecrisis/14.jpg kirkaudi View Public Profile Send a private message to kirkaudi Find all posts by kirkaudi Add kirkaudi to Your Contacts #71 01-24-2012, 09:30 AM Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: Virginia /Washington D.C. Posts: 2,501 Real Name: Jeff Davekos

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Its not so much Invicta that they hate,its this forum.A lot of these clowns were shown the door here,and they cant seem to get over it. __________________

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Greedy Member Geek

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Every product has issues. A $80,000 Mercedes can have an issue. It's what works for you, & Invicta works so well with me that in 2011 nine of my friends now own multiple Invictas. If you add my friends wives/girlfriends the number becomes 15. Greedy View Public Profile Send a private message to Greedy Send email to Greedy Find all posts by Greedy Add Greedy to Your Contacts #73 01-24-2012, 09:30 AM


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Do not know why they do it and really do not care it just shows their lack of knowledge. __________________

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meijin Managing Director/Admin True WatchGeek

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Originally Posted by skibovr6 The quality is the same on a 50.00 or a 1500.00 Invicta. Really? I'd sure like for you to show me any $50 watch that compares to: #1. Reserve Bolt Zeus #2. Subaqua Specialty

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#3. Subaqua Specialty Tourbillon #4. Reserve Ocean Elite Speedway #5. Reserve Pro Diver w/Valjoux 7750 Certainly you are entitled to your own opinion, but it ought to at least have some basis in reality. __________________ Michael

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matt51776 Member Geek

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I got into collecting watches probably 2 years ago, saw Jim and Mike on Shop liked the design of the watch on the screen. Like everything new if you like it, and you are thinking about buying it, you research it. You look up the price, you look up details about the product and you look for reviews. If you do that with Invicta you will find the haters. The easiest to find of them were so over the top, I simply dismissed them. It struck me as really odd, people who were smart enough, successful enough, in life and business to afford and appreciate the high end luxury brands were somehow repeatedly fooled by the origin of Invicta watches. Maybe I got into collecting later in the process but I always went by the general rule that if origin of movement really mattered to you buy only the ones labeled Swiss Made. Swiss Parts seems fairly self explanatory, Swiss I had to look up, but it didn't look to me that anyone was hiding anything. Maybe I am stereotyping a high end customer of Luxury timepieces but I can't believe any would behave like that. Just don't see the market crossing over with teenage kids. At this point I have 48 watches in my collection most of them Invicta Swiss automatic chronographs, never had a failure. I have bought 3 on Ebay that had failures to start and were discounted to reflect it. I had all three fixed for basically nothing. All three 7750's and each time the jeweler had nothing but glowing things to say about what was inside and the general construction. Each time he stated that failures such as I brought in were common to


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fishface5 Senior Member Senior Geek

YOU HIT IT ON THE HEAD!, I started collecting invictas in march of 2011, i now have 50 of them, they are nice time pieces, i didnt buy them to tell time with. I simply buy them as you would buy art. I enjoyn the looks and feel of them why would i spend 3-4000 dollars on a single watch that doesnt look and feel as good. fishface5 View Public Profile Send a private message to fishface5 Send email to fishface5 Find all posts by fishface5 Add fishface5 to Your Contacts #77 01-24-2012, 09:58 AM

Cruzer

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I have owned Invictas and will tell you why they get bashed. First off they have large quality problems hands falling off etc. Their resale value is very low. Also their claims of being Swiss made is questionable at best. Also their oversize hugness makes alot of people see them as clown watches. Plus not to mention their horid CS. Cruzer View Public Profile Send a private message to Cruzer Find all posts by Cruzer Add Cruzer to Your Contacts #78 01-24-2012, 10:01 AM


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hang around long enuff you'll see plenty haters here too lol __________________ L.T.R Learn Teach. Repeat. BIGNOIZE View Public Profile Send a private message to BIGNOIZE Find all posts by BIGNOIZE Add BIGNOIZE to Your Contacts #79 01-24-2012, 10:02 AM Join Date: Jun 2011 Location: Marshfield, Ma Posts: 864 Real Name: Ed

northeastguy Senior Member Veteran Geek

They can say what they want over there at the pond scum. I especially laugh at the put downs about the rd's. They happen to be my favorite invictas. Today I was asked where I got my rd by a medvac helicopter crew. They fell in love with it. Perfect for their job. I showed them the venoms online as well. I challenge any one of those haters to show they get that kind of attention wearing their 4k watches. Not! Let them continue to swim in their filthy pond water. __________________

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The web has enabled lots of morons to reach out to people and express biased, corrupted opinions. While there have been issues, there is nothing I see that cannot be resolved by being an educated consumer. __________________ 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 #81 01-24-2012, 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by BIGNOIZE hang around long enuff you'll see plenty haters here too lol One need only to look at the post right above yours! LOL! __________________ Michael

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Originally Posted by Cruzer I have owned Invictas and will tell you why they get bashed. First off they have large quality problems hands falling off etc. Their resale value is very low. Also their claims of being Swiss made is questionable at best. Also their oversize hugness makes alot of people see them as clown watches. Plus not to mention their horid CS. You didnt try to hack in or disrupt this site did you? LOL stormin View Public Profile Send a private message to stormin Find all posts by stormin Add stormin to Your Contacts #83 01-24-2012, 10:26 AM Join Date: Apr 2011 Location: California Posts: 34 Real Name: Dan

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In the rare instance in which I had to return a watch, I was not very happy about it. However, VOILA! A new and better model shows up on Shop, and I completely forgot about the one I returned. ccwatchman View Public Profile Send a private message to ccwatchman Send email to ccwatchman Find all posts by ccwatchman


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rjgawriluk@ameritech.net Super Geek

I always snicker at the oversize watch to "clown" correlation. I wear 50mm+ Invictas because they match my body frame and I can read the dials but I have never been able to find an "4X large" clown suit to wear with it. It seems the clown suits are designed to fit smaller men . __________________ We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot rjgawriluk@ameritech.net View Public Profile Send a private message to rjgawriluk@ameritech.net Find all posts by rjgawriluk@ameritech.net Add rjgawriluk@ameritech.net to Your Contacts #85 01-24-2012, 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by rjgawriluk@ameritech.net I always snicker at the oversize watch to "clown" correlation. I wear 50mm+ Invictas because they match my body frame and I can read the dials but I have never been able to find an "4X large" clown suit to wear with it. It seems the clown suits are designed to fit smaller men . I always laugh at the resale value thing. 99% of the watches made don't retain their value. It is like driving off in your new car and then "hating" on the car company because you can't sell your car for as much as you originally paid for it 6 months ago. __________________ Michael


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Originally Posted by rjgawriluk@ameritech.net I always snicker at the oversize watch to "clown" correlation. I wear 50mm+ Invictas because they match my body frame and I can read the dials but I have never been able to find an "4X large" clown suit to wear with it. It seems the clown suits are designed to fit smaller men . yup... That's it for me too! Smaller watches look dainty on my 8.5 inch wrist. BTW - I think clowns are awesome! __________________ "QUIT YO JIBBA-JABBA!!!" - Mr. T. .. ... . .. . . . . .yup WatchWacko View Public Profile Send a private message to WatchWacko Find all posts by WatchWacko Add WatchWacko to Your Contacts #87 01-24-2012, 10:51 AM


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Yes. But those problems are documented. The truth lies somewhere between invicta being a company giving customers watches with the same quality/fit/finish/qc/cs for a fraction of the price of other brands. And invicta being a company that has hands falling off of every other model. __________________

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I never got the oversize thing either. Its not just Invicta making large watches and Its not the only thing Invicta makes. Its obvious they sell and sell well. matt51776 View Public Profile Send a private message to matt51776 Find all posts by matt51776 Add matt51776 to Your Contacts #89 01-24-2012, 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by meijin I always laugh at the resale value thing. 99% of the watches made don't retain their value. It is like driving off in your new car and then "hating" on the car company because you can't sell your car for as much as you originally paid for it 6 months ago. Resale??? I thought I was buying them because I like to wear them!!!! LOL blduckhockey View Public Profile Send a private message to blduckhockey Send email to blduckhockey Find all posts by blduckhockey Add blduckhockey to Your Contacts #90 01-24-2012, 10:57 AM Join Date: Jul 2010 Location: Wilmington, DE Posts: 339 Real Name: Andrew

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Originally Posted by ccwatchman In the rare instance in which I had to return a watch, I was not very happy about it. However, VOILA! A new and better model shows up on Shop, and I completely forgot about the one I returned. Therein lies a legitimate problem many have with invicta. They would rather them do a better job making sure each model is completely free from defects before putting out the next great thing. I think people get carried away with their hate, but I personally would rather see less models and perhaps better QC. __________________

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Originally Posted by julius6000 Yes. But those problems are documented. The truth lies somewhere between invicta being a company giving customers watches with the same quality/fit/finish/qc/cs for a fraction of the price of other brands. And invicta being a company that has hands falling off of every other model. Well I have 40 of them and different models and the hands are still on.I guess that theory might be a bit exaggerated? __________________

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Collecting can go in so many directions...if you can collect high end brands (Rolex, Audemars, Hublot...etc), more power to you...no shame in that all, and many of us appreciate that. But if you only have so much $$$, then you get what you can and enjoy...Take Mr. Horsetrack on this forum...many brands, styles and pricepoints in his "Look what I got" posts...and you know what...HE ENJOYS IT! Don't let anyone else tell you what belongs in your watch box(es). Get what you want and puts a smile on your face when you wear it. INVICTA...good designs (I don't see how they copied the SAS or Venom from anyone else), good quality for the most part (EVERY manufacturer has problems...I woke up one morning


to find my Omega Schumacher with fog on the inside of the crystal. I thought it was curious since its a wathch box queen and barely gets abused on a daily basis...my point is that sometimes it's just luck...for me, the only problem I've ever had with INVICTA was a bezel not lining up perfectly, but then I scrutinized my Omega Seamaster and the bezel was just the millimeter off as well, so I felt better : ) Lol. But that's just my OCD acting up. Just have fun with the hobby. Enjoy the comraderie around this forum. Enjoy the watches...I get more questions wearing Invictas, like the DD Speedway than I do some of my other "high" end watches like the customary Rolex Submariner EVERYONE should have in their box...just kidding!!! Let the flaming begin. pam29188 View Public Profile Send a private message to pam29188 Find all posts by pam29188 Add pam29188 to Your Contacts #93 01-24-2012, 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by meijin I always laugh at the resale value thing. 99% of the watches made don't retain their value. It is like driving off in your new car and then "hating" on the car company because you can't sell your car for as much as you originally paid for it 6 months ago. I agree. Many years ago I owned Rolex. Two years later I was lucky to get about half of what I paid for it. Most watches are not investment items. __________________

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Originally Posted by northeastguy Well I have 40 of them and different models and the hands are still on.I guess that theory might be a bit exaggerated? I agree. Thats why I said its not the truth. __________________

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Originally Posted by julius6000 I agree. Thats why I said its not the truth. My apologies, I read it too fast. I should have been more careful. __________________ Michael

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Originally Posted by meijin My apologies, I read it too fast. I should have been more careful. My apologies as well. I'm trying to get used to this.kindle fire. I read that wrong __________________

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Let those that own and have had a bad experience with Invicta complain and all others get off the bus. The expression "TV Brands" gets passed around a lot by the detractors as well. Is it a tv brand if they are sold in brick and mortar stores as well as on air, on their websites and other sites? Rhetorical question by the way. Wouldn't it be a pain in the azz if we spent all day talking (if that's what you want to call it) about who and/or what we hate? It would take all the time we had away from being able to address what we really care for. Such a waste of time. __________________

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Originally Posted by Cruzer I have owned Invictas and will tell you why they get bashed. First off they have large quality problems hands falling off etc. Their resale value is very low. Also their claims of being Swiss made is questionable at best. Also their oversize hugness makes alot of people see them as clown watches. Plus not to mention their horid CS. Gee if all that is true how do you explain their popularity? Why do so many people absolutely love the brand? Why are so many so loyal? Watches are definately trending up amongst all the watch companies (except maybe Rolex). And they are a huge company so yes they have


had some growing pains. I read someone online making fun of people collecting multiples of one model. Why would anyone do such a stupid thing? Well Invicta collectors know why. Because we really like 'em! rjaybass View Public Profile Send a private message to rjaybass Send email to rjaybass Find all posts by rjaybass Add rjaybass to Your Contacts #99 01-24-2012, 11:40 AM

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I don't really go visit other sites, except for one other forum and that was for some information on a mod I did to my Casio. I try not to even acknowledge this hate stuff at all. Just ignore as I have no interest in this issue. If you acknowledge something then you give it substance and irrational hate in any form is a waste of my time! Gregg View Public Profile Send a private message to Gregg Find all posts by Gregg Add Gregg to Your Contacts #100 01-24-2012, 11:54 AM

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Yes...perfectly put, but Invicta has placed itself in a unique marketing position by blending in its own unique designs providing as much as they can for the money most of the time where it would be hard to find comparable value. As I said you shouldn't compare the Invicta pieces to the metallurgy and finishing used , for example on Brietling or Rolex. I think Invicta could do it but it would blow their price points up. Its a different philosophy that can be appreciated, particularly by those of us that want to collect but can't spend college money. Who needs college anyway? 01-24-2012, 12:00 PM


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Originally Posted by Gregg I don't really go visit other sites, except for one other forum and that was for some information on a mod I did to my Casio. I try not to even acknowledge this hate stuff at all. Just ignore as I have no interest in this issue. If you acknowledge something then you give it substance and irrational hate in any form is a waste of my time! i made the mistake of lurking around another forum i wont name...i call it the dirty pond. lets leave it at that. not pretty.....i was sorry i had the displeasure of reading their posts. just below the belt terrible. as i said before, this is my place here. good info and great people!!! __________________

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Originally Posted by Cruzer I have owned Invictas and will tell you why they get bashed. First off they have large quality problems hands falling off etc. Their resale value is very low. Also their claims of being Swiss made is questionable at best. Also their oversize hugness makes alot of people see them as clown watches. Plus not to mention their horid CS.


whatever!!!! i have 40 and hands are still on....nice try though... __________________

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Originally Posted by meijin I always laugh at the resale value thing. 99% of the watches made don't retain their value. It is like driving off in your new car and then "hating" on the car company because you can't sell your car for as much as you originally paid for it 6 months ago. If someone is expecting a fair return for money invested then they should invest in gold and/or silver and pray the market keeps improving. __________________

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I have owned about 70 Invictas and sold about 50. As a collector they remake too many of watches and even LE lose their collectible pazazz. Also CS is a huge issu with not fixing problems or sending them back worse than when I sent them in. There is clearly not the same customer loyalty as many have brand loyalty to Invicta because they know at their volume and value, my business is easily replaced. Pursue Balance View Public Profile Send a private message to Pursue Balance Find all posts by Pursue Balance Add Pursue Balance to Your Contacts #106 01-24-2012, 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by rjaybass Gee if all that is true how do you explain their popularity? Why do so many people absolutely love the brand? Why are so many so loyal? Watches are definately trending up


amongst all the watch companies (except maybe Rolex). And they are a huge company so yes they have had some growing pains. I read someone online making fun of people collecting multiples of one model. Why would anyone do such a stupid thing? Well Invicta collectors know why. Because we really like 'em! Thats fine that you like them I collect myself. Thing is I have seen many people here belittle others because they question why people need such a big watch. I have been reading the forums here for a while, but there seems to be a common thread about the quality of Invicta, just read the CS thread. The thing is I do not understand why people will spend hard earned money on a watch only to have issues with the movement ie hands etc. Cruzer View Public Profile Send a private message to Cruzer Find all posts by Cruzer Add Cruzer to Your Contacts #107 01-24-2012, 12:57 PM

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I got butthurt at Invicta at one point a while back, but that was before I learned how to play the game. This site has taught me a lot, and if you hold out for the good deals and resist to have the latest and greatest RIGHT NOW, you will love your Invictas like I love mine. They are really nice watches, but they are even better when you get a killer deal on them! I pretty much stick to Reserve stuff, I seem to fall out of love with the "lesser" Invictas rather quickly and end up selling them off. My tastes have changed a lot over the years too, I used to be a SANIII and RD junkie, now the only big watches I wear are a Bolt and my King GShocks. Let the haters hate, buy what you like at the price you want and you will be a happy camper. invictaddicted View Public Profile Send a private message to invictaddicted Find all posts by invictaddicted Add invictaddicted to Your Contacts #108 01-24-2012, 01:12 PM


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Originally Posted by socrates The expression "TV Brands" gets passed around a lot by the detractors as well. Is it a tv brand if they are sold in brick and mortar stores as well as on air, on their websites and other sites? Rhetorical question by the way. what i find funny about the "tv brand" thing is that these ppl go on about how invicta is just a tv brand but they dont know or realize that shop sells also Rolex, by there theory that because invicta is sold by a tv company makes it a tv brand i guess rolex would be also, though without the air time russiandivemaster View Public Profile Send a private message to russiandivemaster Send email to russiandivemaster Find all posts by russiandivemaster Add russiandivemaster to Your Contacts #110 01-24-2012, 01:46 PM


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hey look i hae like 13 if they make you happ then buy them, every co has problems some get rejects . ive only had one problem w a reserve bracelet . rastafadda1953 View Public Profile Send a private message to rastafadda1953 Send email to rastafadda1953 Find all posts by rastafadda1953 Add rastafadda1953 to Your Contacts #111 01-24-2012, 01:52 PM

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I'll bet any Rolex, Tag, etc. watch owner here or anywhere that my Invicta tells the same time and date that they are told by their Rolex, Tag or etc.. When reaching a certain point in watch purchasing you're just paying for the name. They need to get over themselves. Yeah I'll eventually purchase other names, but not because they tell better time or anything, but because it's just a collectors variety. But all in all Invicta kills the competition. To be completely honest I wouldn't wear a Rolex if it was given to me, because it's too small and old styled for me. Id keep it only collection to show off an expensive piece but as far as utilizing it, you gotta be kidding me. I wore bigger case watches in 5th grade. Toooooo small for me. I'll stick with 50 mm and up. and for that Invicta does it best! Cheers. __________________ -Invicta or Die. -Anson PeaceLove&Invicta View Public Profile Send a private message to PeaceLove&Invicta Send email to PeaceLove&Invicta Find all posts by PeaceLove&Invicta Add PeaceLove&Invicta to Your Contacts #112 01-24-2012, 01:53 PM

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All those Invicta heaters in other watch forums were what drove me to WG. I just wanted to ask a few simple questions about some specific Invicta watches, but on those other forums,


just the mention of the name seemed to ignite a flame war of epic proportions. I still lurk in other forums, but I don't contribute anything. Watches to some people are a luxury item. They use them to express their wealth compared to others and once you get into that mentality, you become arrogant and not someone that I would care to hang out with. It's the same thing with other things as well. Watches, more than any one of my other hobbies/interests, has this underlying snobbery associated with it. Sometimes it's justified and other times its not. I like Invictas because they are at a price that the masses like me can afford and thus you don't have that snobbery associated with them. To each his own, but if it makes you feel better about yourself by bashing others' posessions...you really should step back and take a look at the bigger picture in life. That's just my opinion though. Quote:

Originally Posted by meijin Really? I'd sure like for you to show me any $50 watch that compares to: #1. #2. #3. #4. #5.

Reserve Bolt Zeus Subaqua Specialty Subaqua Specialty Tourbillon Reserve Ocean Elite Speedway Reserve Pro Diver w/Valjoux 7750

Certainly you are entitled to your own opinion, but it ought to at least have some basis in reality. My $40 Pro Diver 0590 keeps better time than my $180 (what I paid, but much more expensive in general) Sea Hunter 0412. Granted there are lots of criteria for quality for the money spent, but accurate time keeping is one of the highest items on my high quality list. Locoboy5150 View Public Profile Send a private message to Locoboy5150 Find all posts by Locoboy5150 Add Locoboy5150 to Your Contacts #113 01-24-2012, 02:26 PM Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: from ny live in g.a Posts: 6,782

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A $50.00 watch comparison should be done with $50.00 watches. The bolt, sas, tourbillon, speedway and valjoux are not comparable to $50.00 watches becasue they are not selling for that, they are much higher than that. My favorite Invicta's are the simple grand and pro divers and the Unitas RD's. The RD's with the Unitas are much higher than the divers so it would be foolish to compare them to each other. Comparing a grand or pro diver to the Alpha brand would be a fairer deal. Both are worth the money put out. I have a large variety in my collection, some are very nice and some are beaters. I could care less what someone says about what I buy. Like I don't care what people think of the brand of bra or underwear I wear. Every few months there is a new thread about this, a search would do wonders for the people starting these threads. Nothing is learned. We bash them for bashing Invicta. Yet we are better? All watch brands have people who don't like them, but their customers don't get all butt hurt about it. This thread isn't about watches, it's about personalities. trip_67 View Public Profile


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There's a lot of folks that bash Rolex, too. Go figure. But I'll admit. Invicta does, on occasion, shoot themselves on the foot. But hey, it's not like I'm gonna go out and take a hammer to every Invicta I own. It's just stuff that happens. __________________

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On the matter of preferring the lower priced Invictas or the more expensive ones, I notice that after a while I strongly prefer the more expensive ones than the ones I "got a great deal" on. The more expensive ones have the best movements and cases. Lately, I just save myself the regret and don't buy the best deals. Quality counts in buying Invicta. As someone once said (Stanley Marcus, I think), "You'll never regret buying the best." Stay in the NBZ until you can. DavidHRC View Public Profile Send a private message to DavidHRC Find all posts by DavidHRC Add DavidHRC to Your Contacts #118 01-24-2012, 02:57 PM

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Wow...I opened up a whole can of worms here LOL rxer311 View Public Profile Send a private message to rxer311 Find all posts by rxer311 Add rxer311 to Your Contacts #119 01-24-2012, 03:30 PM Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: Las Vegas Posts: 2,283 Real Name: A.J.

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Originally Posted by skibovr6 I have been buying them for about 5-7 years and I have seen a decrease in quality there is NO denying that.

One could just as correctly state, "Customer A has been buying them for about 5-7 years and has seen an increase in quality; there is NO denying that" ; or "Customer B has been buying them for about 5-7 years and has seen a no change in quality; there is NO denying that"


No one can deny what another person perceives. The conclusion being drawn from their observation can be argued, but not the perception since perception is unique to the individual and does not necessarily reflect reality. The bottom line is the statement is non sequitur. AJ __________________

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I look at other brands but Invicta is still king for me. I really like some of the Breitlings but those prices! Can someone please explain how they can be THAT expensive! Is it 904 steel? Is it made THAT much better? I need to know! There are many savvy watch folk buying them... rjaybass View Public Profile


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The is the silliest thread, several times a year someone

brings up this topic. Look if you like your Invicta watches that is all that matters, who cares what other forums say about them. They function like watch should do, they tell you the time and the look nice. The company make lots of models, and I seem to favor the lower priced watch, if I am going to spend a grand on a watch, I feel there are other watch I like better. Just my opinion. But, I am happy with the Invictas I own. Docwein View Public Profile Send a private message to Docwein Find all posts by Docwein Add Docwein to Your Contacts #122 01-24-2012, 04:44 PM Join Date: Jul 2010 Location: Wilmington, DE Posts: 339 Real Name: Andrew

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Originally Posted by rjaybass I look at other brands but Invicta is still king for me. I really like some of the Breitlings but those prices! Can someone please explain how they can be THAT expensive! Is it 904 steel? Is it made THAT much better? I need to know! There are many savvy watch folk buying them... Watch "how do they do it?" swiss watches episode from breitling HQ and tell me if they're worth it. I believe they are... __________________


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Originally Posted by julius6000 Watch "how do they do it?" swiss watches episode from breitling HQ and tell me if they're worth it. I believe they are... Excellent point...look at Jochen Benzinger videos or panerai or V. Constantin, particularly Glashutte Original regarding construction.....there simply is no way to compare Invicta to these brands other than some design originality but material content, finishing, engineering is vastly different and your paying for that. I value Invicta and view it differently as it is market niched, appealing to a customer base that either likes its styling and/or dollar value . To Invictas credit 7750 and 7751 movements can be obtained in very attractive if not beautiful pieces, (depending on your definition of what you find beautiful) but you should not convince yourself that its the same as the above brands mentioned. Perhaps Invicta fans (me included) assertion to this is what annoys other hi-line fans and makes them defensive and aggressive. That is , unfortunately , a problem really for them. Faustus View Public Profile Send a private message to Faustus Find all posts by Faustus Add Faustus to Your Contacts #124 01-24-2012, 06:07 PM

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In general, invicta makes a good product. with all the models and quanity they sell there are will be some problems and that is understandable. the only issue that is how the problems


are handled, invictas CS does need to be improved. many people would not be able to collect watches if were not for invicta with there many designs and price points they have. invicta keep the new models coming, but please improve your CS. watch76 View Public Profile Send a private message to watch76 Find all posts by watch76 Add watch76 to Your Contacts #125 01-24-2012, 06:21 PM Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Grand Rapids, MI Posts: 3,159 Real Name: Dave

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I am pretty much just an Invicta watch person, I do own a couple of Renato's, and a couple of others but I myself love the Invicta design. I don't care what others think, I know I am gettting alot for my money when I buy an Invicta. __________________

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I HAVE TO ADMIT I JUST KEEP MY CRAP INVICTA,S LYING AROUND ON THE DRESSER!, LOL, JUS KIDDIN. THESE ARE MY BABIES, NOT A GOOD IDEA TO BASHEM IN MY PRESENSE. IM A PROUD DADDY.


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I wouldn't really call the all haters.. For sure there are some that hate the brand but this is probably true with any brand. From what I have read most of the complaints deal with what alot of people post here, poor customer service, bad quality issues. This is not bashing at all cause no watch company is perfect and constructive criticism should be respected. ladycruza View Public Profile Send a private message to ladycruza Find all posts by ladycruza Add ladycruza to Your Contacts #128 01-24-2012, 09:15 PM

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I honestly go with what I like and don't care what anyone thinks cause at the end of the day, you didn't buy the watch for them, you bought it for yourself. Also the quality of the Invicta watches are top notch and I don't know too many watch companies where you can talk directly with the CEO from time to time and he actually takes what you have to say into consideration when building new time pieces. djaz1 View Public Profile Send a private message to djaz1 Find all posts by djaz1 Add djaz1 to Your Contacts #129 01-24-2012, 09:41 PM

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Invicta is an amazing company. Anyone who really knows them knows this. The snobs probably never saw a GD up close. Amazing value. __________________ Time is the fire in which we burn Arclight56 View Public Profile Send a private message to Arclight56 Find all posts by Arclight56 Add Arclight56 to Your Contacts #130 01-24-2012, 09:54 PM

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Nobody comes close to the designs and options that Invicta puts out there at a reasonable cost. They have no equal in this area really. No reason to hate that; just a reason to buy it really. __________________

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Some people just have to have something to complain about. I have about 7 Invictas, 2 Stuhrling's, 1 Rotary, 1 Hamilton, 2 Timex that get regular wrist time. Hell I paid more for one of the Timex than any of the others. (it has GPS and HRM capabilities) I haven't paid over $100 for any of my Invicta's - several of which are autos and one has a genuine alligator strap. I haven't had issues with a single one of them. The Hamilton is a family heirloom so it didn't cost me anything. Very small (33 mm) and thin. __________________


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KOKONUTZ Master WatchGeek

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Originally Posted by NG111 Nobody comes close to the designs and options that Invicta puts out there at a reasonable cost. They have no equal in this area really. No reason to hate that; just a reason to buy it really. Beautiful sig pic __________________


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The Franchise Super Geek

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I own Rolexs, Breitlings, Tags, Hammys and many more people consider "mid to low end". I love my Invictas for what they are. Big pieces of art. Walking down the street, I get more looks and questions about my SAS or Arsenal than I do when my Submariner or Chronomat are on. __________________

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bigboyzback

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there is always going to be haters out there...as far as what you buy..buy what you like and want its your money....what ever you do..dont get involved in a conversation with one of them because no matter what you say to them they will say you are not right about what ever you say to them....their aim is to downgrade or inflame the conversation with you at all costs..the more upset you get with them the better they feel about it...dont waste your time...I have around 30 invicta's right now and I love them and I have never had an issue with any of them...I just took delivery on the latest tungsten and ceramic PD..I got the now sold out blue version and I love it....as far as the haters..dont waste your breath with them engaging in conversation with them..its a total waste of your time... __________________ I HAVE TIME TO KILL....

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technomilitia Senior Geek

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"turd burgler"!!! love that moniker Ron. I thought I only called my dog that, lol. I, at times, have commented on my own "invicta" problems, but none have amounted to much more than finish issues (plating flaking off). then I have had an issue with my DB swiss ETA GMT. had to send it to a watch maker on my own dime (purchased it from another geek here..) when the day wheel gears malfunctioned after I had it for a few months. crap happens to all brands. like the posts above say: "I buy what I like". Invicta makes great timepieces and their designs are among the best in the world, IMHO. I just don't like busy dials and large, oversized pieces. no harm, no foul...there are many who will take up my slack and pruchase those pieces. and I do love this forum...I go nowhere else for my daily fix... technomilitia View Public Profile Send a private message to technomilitia Find all posts by technomilitia Add technomilitia to Your Contacts #137


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Knifemaker

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Invicta ia the watch company with the most complications built into any of there watch cases Bar None. Any company can buy a movement and put it into a boring same old style 3 piece watch case weather it be a diver or sport model. They build watch watches with cases and bracelets that have attitude Invicta comes thru. CHEAPER then anyone. I rather buy seven then one... Ever see some of the bracelets that come with high end watches. __________________

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the whole point of the thread was about the bashers at different forums. i think anyone belonging to this forum has the right to vent and post their concerns. my issue is the other forums that have members that were booted from here because of their cross the line posts. so they go to another forum and spread hate and bash. they can stay there!!!! __________________

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The Franchise Super Geek

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I know one site was created strictly because a guy got butthurt because he got banned from here, so now he makes stories up just to make IWG and those who support them look bad. Poor fishy. __________________

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bichondaddy1057

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Originally Posted by RipitRon I am pretty sure most of them are bitter for one reason or another, my best guess is that they have a nagging old Haggler at home and they have no ability to be a man at home or work. So what happens is they get to feel like a man by typing this crap on a keyboard. I can think of one such Turd Burglar and his name references a Smelly/Fugly CARP!

Funny stuff Ron!!! I think some of them have nothing in their lives better to do than to despise others who don't think the same way they do. If you read their whole site...these people not only hate and despise you for buying an Invicta....they also hate you if you don't drive the same car, buy the same clothing, live in the same town...the list is long what they don't like. I find it sad...because the one thing they really do hate is themselves. They live miserable lives...and have nothing positive in their life's. You'll find that most of these people don't even like the other people on their "hater" site....So why waste your time. People that have to make fun of others to make themselves feel good about their own life, lead a miserable, self loathing life. I have sold one of my wife's friends on Invicta because of the quality of Invicta's bracelet. We were eating at a Japanese Restaurant and he saw my PD Scuba and want to see it. He was amazed by the heft and feel of the watch....and took off his 1990's Rolex to try it on. When he handed me


his Rolex...I was very surprised by the cheap feeling the Rolex bracelet had...light weight....and felt like a $10 bracelet you could get at Walmart. Now...I use to have a Rolex...an all SS 1985 Exp II ...and although the bracelet wasn't as hefty as my Scuba...it still had some weight to it. He now has about dozen Invicta's...all Pro Divers or Grand Divers...and when he comes to town, he always makes a point of showing me his newest Invicta...and he says he wife doesn't even mention it when he buys a new Invicta...because he isn't spending $8-10 grand on the watch. Oh yeah...for what it's worth....my Rolex spent more time in the shop than it ever did on my wrist. I spent 2 or 3 times what the watch was worth on repairs because the automatic movement wouldn't run for more than a few months at a time before it would stop working properly. Finally...I got tired of spending money on it, and it sat in its box for 7 years...until the thieves that ransacked our townhouse after Katrina decided they wanted it...!!! Do I bash Rolex because I had a bad experience...no...just got a lemon....it happens. __________________

Larry in Humble, Tx

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watch_crazzy Super Geek

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it's so sad how angry some of those people are, WOW __________________

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nferr

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They're just watches (all brands), there's a lot more in life to get upset about. I have a lot of Invictas, also Breitling, Tag, Raymond-Weil, Movado, etc. They all get time in the rotation. I will say that the quality and finish on some of the Invicta's is right up there. My SAS mid-size is stunning. Where Invicta does fall down is in customer service and initial quality sometimes IMO. BUT when you're getting watches with Swiss automatic movements and the intricate case designs that Invicta uses for offten 20% of the price of the luxury brands you really can't complain. If you get a lemon ship it back. nferr View Public Profile Send a private message to nferr Find all posts by nferr Add nferr to Your Contacts #143 01-25-2012, 09:56 AM


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Originally Posted by fishface5 YOU HIT IT ON THE HEAD!, I started collecting invictas in march of 2011, i now have 50 of them, they are nice time pieces, i didnt buy them to tell time with. I simply buy them as you would buy art. I enjoyn the looks and feel of them why would i spend 3-4000 dollars on a single watch that doesnt look and feel as good. I fall into that category myself. Invicta watches have great visuals. Instead of owning a forged Monet I would rather own an original impressionist piece from a less revered artist.You’re not going to buy a Lexus for the price of a Sentra. Invicta has some nice Altimas, metaphorically. Invictas problems have been discussed Ad nauseam. Keep in mind many people have 100+ Invictas and have not had one problem. I have 21 now and no issues. Put it on your personal balance beam...on one hand the pros, on the other the cons. Too many negs for you, dont buy. Pros out weigh the negs, buy. Its not complicated. Cheers Juice DiveMaster View Public Profile Send a private message to DiveMaster Send email to DiveMaster Find all posts by DiveMaster Add DiveMaster to Your Contacts #144 01-25-2012, 10:36 AM

TimLovesWatches True WatchGeek

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Originally Posted by bichondaddy1057

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Oh yeah...for what it's worth....my Rolex spent more time in the shop than it ever did on my wrist. I spend 2 or 3 times what the watch was worth on repairs because the automatic movement wouldn't run for more than a few months at a time before it would stop working properly. I had the same issues with the Rolex Date-Just that I had. It was beautiful, but spent so much time in Switzerland that I should have brought cheese with it when it was "home" with me. My first Invicta automatic looks so much nicer than the Rolex and has kept perfect time for over three years now. __________________

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Invictaholic

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Originally Posted by The Franchise I own Rolexs, Breitlings, Tags, Hammys and many more people consider "mid to low end". I love my Invictas for what they are. Big pieces of art. Walking down the street, I get more looks and questions about my SAS or Arsenal than I do when my Submariner or Chronomat are on. Kevin, I too, get more compliments wearing my Invicta watches than my two-tone Submariner or my Cartier tank! For what you are getting, you just can't


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timebndit

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I really don't understand the haters, I think it is just ignorance and follow the sheep syndrome. I have about 100 watches...Omega, Rolex, Breitling, GP, Longines, Hamilton, Ebel and many many more. I love time...watches and clocks both. I enjoy my Invictas, I have 3 and will purchase more when I see another I like. I feel that most of the so called haters probably never owned or even held an invicta so their comments are unfounded, they just see their buddies trashing the brand and follow along. I have followed threads on the other forums and every now and then you come across an honest old timer that says yea I have or had one and they were pretty good. I tell folks wear what you like and don't worry about what others think. But you know, I do really get tired of hearing the same ole thing. One of the main reasons I came to this forum. The only questions I do have for the Invicta group is why, knowing what the relatively small problems are, why don't they fix them? timebndit View Public Profile Send a private message to timebndit Find all posts by timebndit Add timebndit to Your Contacts #147 01-25-2012, 12:12 PM Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: from ny live in g.a Posts: 6,782

BIGNOIZE True WatchGeek

isnt the love of the watch for the wearer to decide not the label? I have some awesome


looking 2 dollar watches for example this one here i love it ...how much did u ask? a buck and a quater....


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Greenhell

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Originally Posted by rjgawriluk@ameritech.net I always snicker at the oversize watch to "clown" correlation. I wear 50mm+ Invictas because they match my body frame and I can read the dials but I have never been able to find an "4X large" clown suit to wear with it. It seems the clown suits are designed to fit smaller men .

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Hotspur Master WatchGeek

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Originally Posted by DiveMaster I fall into that category myself. Invicta watches have great visuals. Instead of owning a forged Monet I would rather own an original impressionist piece from a less revered artist.You’re not going to buy a Lexus for the price of a Sentra. Invicta has some nice Altimas, metaphorically. Invictas problems have been discussed Ad nauseam. Keep in mind many people have 100+ Invictas and have not had one problem. I have 21 now and no issues. Put it on your personal balance beam...on one hand the pros, on the other the cons. Too many negs for you, dont buy. Pros out weigh the negs, buy. Its not complicated.


Cheers Juice Not quite following your metaphor. Are you equating a fine Swiss watch from a traditional luxury manufacturer, say Patek, JLC or even Rolex, with a forged Monet? Wouldn't they be genuine Monets? So the difference between an original, genuine Monet and a lesser known artist isn't really a question of authenticity, but merely the difference between the price of the work of a world renowned master and a lesser one. Both are equally original - one simply sells for 1000 times the price of the other. Personally, I'd love to have the original Le Pont d'Argenteuil hanging in the bedroom. It's very pretty. __________________

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jwin66 True WatchGeek

You know the other anti forum is having a field day with this whole thread...probably has the whole thread transplanted over there for their own personal amusement....In the end I buy what I like and could care less what the whole world thinks of it...Invicta has been lambasted more than any other watch company that I can think of but its still standing isn't it..I guess all of that bashing isn't doing the other side any good...If I hated a car company, lets say fiat for instance, and was railroaded by them for whatever reason, I wouldn't spend my days and nights telling the cyber communtiy what a horrible


company they were I would simply buy from someone else and never look back...granted some of the gripes with Invicta are legit, some are not...I have been collecting Invicta's for 3 years running with only a hand full of minor issues...I'm still very satisfied with the value I obtain from every watch I buy from them and will continue to patronize them for a long time to come.. Jon __________________

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Originally Posted by Hotspur Not quite following your metaphor. Are you equating a fine Swiss watch from a traditional luxury manufacturer, say Patek, JLC or even Rolex, with a forged Monet? Wouldn't they be genuine Monets? So the difference between an original, genuine Monet and a lesser known artist isn't really a question of authenticity, but merely the difference between the price of the work of a world renowned master and a lesser one. Both are equally original - one simply sells for 1000 times the price of the other.


Personally, I'd love to have the original Le Pont d'Argenteuil hanging in the bedroom. It's very pretty. Id rather have a $500 Invicta then a $500 dollar fake Omega,Rolex,etc Cheers Juice DiveMaster View Public Profile Send a private message to DiveMaster Send email to DiveMaster Find all posts by DiveMaster Add DiveMaster to Your Contacts #152 01-25-2012, 03:20 PM Join Date: Feb 2010 Location: Here - now Posts: 3,004 Real Name: William (Bill)

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Originally Posted by DiveMaster Id rather have a $500 Invicta then a $500 dollar fake Omega,Rolex,etc Cheers Juice Got it. Thanks for clarifying. __________________

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mba1996 Super Geek

I love to ask opinions, but I don't like negative threads. Some people just don't have anything good to say for whatever reason.


They can pound sand....... __________________

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Originally Posted by BIGNOIZE isnt the love of the watch for the wearer to decide not the label? I have some awesome looking 2 dollar watches for example this one here i love it ...how much did u ask? a buck and a quater....


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paceheart52

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Hate to see bashing in the watch community. I now post only on this site as i find it to be a very enjoyable like minded community. I've been collecting for years and own many different brands, R's B's, whatever. I have 67 Invictas and find they are my everyday watches.....really enjoy the cutting edge designs!!!!!!!!!! paceheart52 View Public Profile Send a private message to paceheart52 Find all posts by paceheart52 Add paceheart52 to Your Contacts #156 01-29-2012, 07:09 AM

rgattshall

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Fyi the sea hunter strap that you say is photo shopped was posted on WG as well. It was an actual defect and if you did some home work before jumping to conclusions that would help. As far as IWG bashing goes you will always have some that feel this way I for one wouldn't have a collection if it wasn't for Invictas prices and styles and a salesman named Jim Skelton!


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I think some people just like to ***** if they have someone to listen. I am 66 years old and that has been my experience. FRANCHESCO236 View Public Profile Send a private message to FRANCHESCO236 Send email to FRANCHESCO236 Find all posts by FRANCHESCO236 Add FRANCHESCO236 to Your Contacts #158 01-29-2012, 10:31 AM

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Good movements, good quality, good design, good price. Isn't that all that matters? vision View Public Profile Send a private message to vision Find all posts by vision Add vision to Your Contacts #159 01-29-2012, 10:35 AM

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Like everything there's good and bad. I have few in collection and am pleased with them __________________ He who Dares wins dwhipps View Public Profile Send a private message to dwhipps Find all posts by dwhipps Add dwhipps to Your Contacts #160 01-29-2012, 10:51 AM


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This is the only forum I've ever been a member of, but the curious side of me wondered what all of the commotion is about and I searched some of those "other" watch sites... all I found was Invicta and Shop bashing! Not one mention of what the members on those sites liked/disliked about THEIR watches, just discussing (to great extent) how bad Invicta and Shop are!!! That's unreal if you ask me. That would be like me putting down someone's choice of, oh, I don't know... hot sauce! "How can you like so-and-so's hot sauce? They're terrible! I've never tried theirs, but my hot sauce is the best because I paid more for it!" Strange analogy, but I hope I get the point across. With that said, I own over 10 different brands of watches, from $40 to $2500, and I keep coming back to Invicta! __________________

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The Franchise Super Geek

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I am on many watch sites, including Koi's whine-a-thon. The fact of the matter is this: Enjoy what you like. There will always be people who are bent out of shape about the same thing you enjoy. __________________


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Well what can ya do................................... Azel88 View Public Profile Send a private message to Azel88 Find all posts by Azel88 Add Azel88 to Your Contacts #163 01-29-2012, 11:16 AM

bwilliam51

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Originally Posted by rgattshall Fyi the sea hunter strap that you say is photo shopped was posted on WG as well. It was


an actual defect and if you did some home work before jumping to conclusions that would help. As far as IWG bashing goes you will always have some that feel this way I for one wouldn't have a collection if it wasn't for Invictas prices and styles and a salesman named Jim Skelton!


I thought the SH with out holes was an acutal problem, but didnt know if I missed something........ bwilliam51 View Public Profile Send a private message to bwilliam51 Send email to bwilliam51 Find all posts by bwilliam51 Add bwilliam51 to Your Contacts #164 01-31-2012, 08:31 PM Join Date: Apr 2011 Location: California Posts: 34 Real Name: Dan

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Hey Rob. Good job! You got everybody out of winter hibernation! ccwatchman View Public Profile Send a private message to ccwatchman Send email to ccwatchman Find all posts by ccwatchman Add ccwatchman to Your Contacts #165 01-31-2012, 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ccwatchman Hey Rob. Good job! You got everybody out of winter hibernation! If he had done a search he would have seen that this has been discussed, in length, before. Again and again and again and that there was no need for this thread. There will always be someone wanting to fit in more by jumping on the dead horse. Let's rally the troops so they will like me more threads. Search is your friend.

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