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folands3

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Senior Member Senior Geek Overall Report Card Grade For The Spring Forward Event

I don't want anybody to bash, just give your honest overall opinion on the entire week of Invicta's "Spring Forward Event." Overall grade to me was a B-. I did pick up one watch, but not due to just a spring forward event (it was a sea hunter on clearance). I thought about the "once only" rosetone venom and that was about it. I did watch all the shows pretty much the first 4 to 5 days, but the last 2 days not very much at all. The grade I gave is overall, prices, selection, once only's, new models (can be different colors, movements, casing, limited editions, dial variations etc...). I was kinda sad no real arsenals showed up very much. I'm kind of in the arsenal and sea hunter mood right now and can't wait for the meteorite dial in it.

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At least I got this

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C-, a few deals, mostly same old same old -over and over again. But ended on a bad note with the Scuba/Sw500 way out of line high priceing, left a bad "Gouging" taste in my mouth for the event. LatkaTime View Public Profile Send a private message to LatkaTime Find all posts by LatkaTime Add LatkaTime to Your Contacts #5 Today, 06:15 PM

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C-, prices were high...some people will regret later when they are paying all he VP's AND later see it go way down. An example, Gearhead rosetone automatic originally about $475 today I got it fro under $250...savings over $200, patience pays off, impulses costs money...thanks! WLLYb View Public Profile Send a private message to WLLYb Send email to WLLYb Find all posts by WLLYb Add WLLYb to Your Contacts #6 Today, 06:15 PM Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Danville, PA Posts: 467 Real Name: Drew

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B- +1.. did pick up the mid size combat sanIV auto and the funky GMT venom but more for curiosity. there definitely were some gems. Disappointed in the 'new' stuff. the scuby is nice but out of my NBZ price range. other than that.... __________________

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I watched 10+ hours of it and looked at all the program guides and looked at all the watches and prices.Minus a few surprise watches and prices.I was only tempted on a couple of the watches (CF auto and the purple dial excursion,scuba is too spendy if it was 600 w/6vps I would have broken my NBZ and got one. I give it a C-. I have bought a Invicta at each event the last year and this year up to this event.This event ZERO watches.Nothing other then the 3 above that I would even consider. Dave hootchlid View Public Profile Send a private message to hootchlid Send email to hootchlid Find all posts by hootchlid Add hootchlid to Your Contacts #8 Today, 06:19 PM


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The Scuba SW 500 and Titanium Coalition Forces Auto seem like great additions to any collection. I've just learned the hard way with ShopNBC and Invicta in the past by paying when the watches first aire only to see the watches come way down in price. I wait a year of so after the watches aire and then purchase if available. I would like to pick up the Scuba SW 500 but will take my chances and wait. Maybe I'll never get one, but I think its a good possiblity the prices will come down. That's how I roll. __________________ Paul G. Boca Raton, FL heavyjumbo View Public Profile Send a private message to heavyjumbo Find all posts by heavyjumbo Add heavyjumbo to Your Contacts #9 Today, 06:23 PM

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Solid B. Was kinda hoping they'd bring back some from the days of yore Wishful thinking though. 09tsar View Public Profile Send a private message to 09tsar Find all posts by 09tsar Add 09tsar to Your Contacts #10 Today, 06:32 PM

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I'll give it a b+. Two big introductions Coallition Auto and Scuba, both very nice and in my opinion reasonably priced. Just out of my range this time around wish I had a little more disposable income to get these two. I think this event had something for everybody and to me that is what is all about. I actually could not resist and made only one purchase:

my first meteorite dial, $299 was a no brainer for me. overall great event just wish had a little extra cash. Congrats to all that pick up the Coallition and the Scuba, the highlights of this event, may be I'll pick up the next execution. regards alex crx21000 View Public Profile Send a private message to crx21000 Find all posts by crx21000 Add crx21000 to Your Contacts #11 Today, 06:33 PM


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I was happy with the event only got the MOP Leviathan. Tempted on the Scuba just dont know if I like it that much or not. __________________

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A b grade mdo227 View Public Profile Send a private message to mdo227 Send email to mdo227 Find all posts by mdo227 Add mdo227 to Your Contacts #13 Today, 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by LatkaTime C-, a few deals, mostly same old same old -over and over again. But ended on a bad note with the Scuba/Sw500 way out of line high priceing, left a bad "Gouging" taste in my mouth for the event. I don't understand this "gouging" idea. Why is that price so out of line? And Shop is obviously in this to make money, nothing else. So if you don't like the price, then simply don't buy. Do you have that same "gouging taste" when you walk into a store, and look at stuff that is way out of your price range? Just hold onto that cash, and either use it elsewhere, or be patient, and wait for the Scuba to move into what you deem a reasonable pricepoint... Shady View Public Profile Send a private message to Shady Find all posts by Shady Add Shady to Your Contacts #14 Today, 06:37 PM Join Date: Aug 2010 Location: AZ. Posts: 347

phish Senior Member Senior Geek

Solid C. Wound up getting the new Leviathon for $189 and Subaqua# 0736 for $174 at COSTCO. __________________

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The way today's final is going...its going to BOOST my rating. Congrats to those who picked up the Scubba & the CF !!! __________________

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Originally Posted by reserveman At least I got this

I give them a B+...I tryed 2 get this Watch...Man that is Sweet... __________________

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While there was some pretty good deals on watches already seen before, I think the Automatic Coalition Forces and Reserve Scuba single-handedly saved the event from being just average...I'd give it a B+. If Invicta hadn't released the SW500 Scuba and Automatic Coalition Forces early, I would've maybe said BAclayPS3 View Public Profile Send a private message to AclayPS3 Find all posts by AclayPS3 Add AclayPS3 to Your Contacts #18 Today, 07:02 PM

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I'm going with a solid B- also. It really seemed as if it was the same stuff over and over. That being said, it cannot be all new pieces every show. I think the ratio could have been a little better. I got the CF auto and while I may wind up seeing it drop in 31 days, I may not either. __________________ PISTOLS FIRING...TOUCHDOWN COWBOYS!!!! Councilman Rock View Public Profile Send a private message to Councilman Rock Send email to Councilman Rock Find all posts by Councilman Rock Add Councilman Rock to Your Contacts #20 Today, 07:37 PM

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"C". I didn't think the pricing was that great. nferr View Public Profile Send a private message to nferr Find all posts by nferr Add nferr to Your Contacts #21 Today, 08:15 PM

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If you are a WG, then it probably was a so/so event. However, WGs--as most of us know-represent a tiny portion of those looking/buying from Shop NBC watch shows--didn't Michael say 2-3% I think. If you only buy one or two watches a year, then the prices are/were not that bad. I really don't think the Shop prices everything with WGs in mind. I don't think "top men" at Invicta or Shop NBC stay up nights worrying about how their prices will "play" with WGs or any particular "special" group--they set prices that they think/hope the general watch buying public will accept. Sometimes they are right and sometimes they are wrong-as in any retail business. arcata1946 View Public Profile Send a private message to arcata1946


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I can't rate it but I really did not see anything that sang out to me, so I did not purchase. LTCARMY View Public Profile Send a private message to LTCARMY Find all posts by LTCARMY Add LTCARMY to Your Contacts #23 Today, 08:22 PM Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Moreno Valley, CA. Posts: 2,078 Real Name: Shawn

samsonswatch Senior Member Super Geek

Got my green viper Imperious for $ 266 and cannot take it off. A total gem to my collection. I would give this event a "B+" and a job well done. Come on a Vemon for $149 and auto rosetone Imperious for $244. Many new watches with tons of "once only", Todays Top Valves and Extra Top values. What more could they have done? __________________

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bigboyzback Senior Member Senior Geek

well the guy were entertaining thru out the week...and I got the new bead blasted levi with the free black hardcase...and promply turned around and scratched the crap out the bead blasted finish on my brand new watch on a seatbelt in my car.....because no one told me how soft the blasted finish was...see my huge thread about it...(http://watchgeeks.net/showthread.php?t=160354)but over all I would give this run of shows a B in grading it...last yrs was better in my opinion........... __________________ DEEP INSIDE...everybody is a watchgeek waiting to get OUT.................. bigboyzback View Public Profile Send a private message to bigboyzback Send email to bigboyzback Find all posts by bigboyzback Add bigboyzback to Your Contacts #25 Today, 08:25 PM

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D+ Same Old Same Old

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i would give it a c+ because they brought out a lot of stuff and good deals, but in the back of my mind i was mad because i know that they are holding a lot of stuff back because of basel blacksocom View Public Profile Send a private message to blacksocom Find all posts by blacksocom Add blacksocom to Your Contacts #27 Today, 08:28 PM

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"B" IMO...Couldn't swing the CF Auto. Hard to stay away and ends up with that Field His and Hers for the holidays stock up. Did snagged the Scobby, wait and see for person if it sings to me. Didn't know that bracelet use friction pins instead of the screws like were in the RPD. __________________

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Originally Posted by LatkaTime left a bad "Gouging" taste in my mouth for the event.

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I have to give it a B+ MamboKing View Public Profile Send a private message to MamboKing Find all posts by MamboKing Add MamboKing to Your Contacts #30 Today, 08:45 PM Join Date: May 2009 Posts: 367

Sturhling_Don Senior Member Senior Geek

C-. It was nothing special. No real jaw dropping deals, just 6 VPs for those who need them.


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Grade of C. __________________

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A very strong B for me, overall I enjoyed the event. Picked up the new Shot Blasted Levi, and the Baby Lupah Love Edition Set. __________________

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ky Senior Member Veteran Geek

C+ or B-... Only two watches got my attention... Coalition Forces ETA 2824 and the new Scuba SW-500... __________________


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I think there where some good deals, and some no brainer deal like the Luminary. I didnt pull the trigger on anything though, first time in many years. The CF Auto is a smokin watch and the Scuba reserve is amazingly well done and what a bargain just to damn small for my liking! B Congrats to all that scored and got the CF or the Scuba outstanding watches! __________________ Hmmmmmmm. I can't say what I want to say! RipitRon View Public Profile Send a private message to RipitRon Find all posts by RipitRon Add RipitRon to Your Contacts #35 Today, 09:01 PM


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I give it a B for being entertaining television, plus I picked up a couple things the first few days. __________________

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