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Old 02-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #5656
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Whats the story behind Invicta watches? They have some skeleton styles that I dig and are inexpensive.
If you go to some of the watch forums, Invictas seem to be a huge source of debate. Some people think they're fine for an inexpensive watch, and some think they're total garbage, being passed off as good watches deceptively. I personally don't like them. I think their styles are kind of gaudy. For a similar price, I'd buy a Seiko.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:09 AM   #5657
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If you go to some of the watch forums, Invictas seem to be a huge source of debate. Some people think they're fine for an inexpensive watch, and some think they're total garbage, being passed off as good watches deceptively. I personally don't like them. I think their styles are kind of gaudy. For a similar price, I'd buy a Seiko.
I think they're trying too hard. Most of them are gaudy.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:49 AM   #5658
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Whats the story behind Invicta watches? They have some skeleton styles that I dig and are inexpensive.
Invicta focuses on high volume fashion designs...attention to looks, lots of cosmetic choices. The cases are a testament to what can be mass produced cheaply these days. Guts are cheap mid-range quartz movements, or low-end mechanical movements. They're akin to fossil. You buy them for the looks, and the fact that it doesn't take a ton of $$s to change the look on your wrist. Functionally...the quartz ones work. The mechanical ones work decently enough until they don't...in which case you toss it, and buy a new one.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:11 AM   #5659
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Yeah, most of the Invictas are gaudy watches. But sometimes they'll mistakenly issue a gem. Here's my one-and-only Invicta, from their "Vintage" series a few years ago:



That's on the stock strap. It now rides comfortably on a NATO that I picked up in Tokyo last year. At 44mm, it's my biggest watch. The NATO strap makes it wearable all day.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:56 PM   #5660
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I have 3 Invictas, all divers. I love two of them.

The gentleman seeking the skeleton should look at Orient.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:33 PM   #5661
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If you go to some of the watch forums, Invictas seem to be a huge source of debate. Some people think they're fine for an inexpensive watch, and some think they're total garbage, being passed off as good watches deceptively. I personally don't like them. I think their styles are kind of gaudy. For a similar price, I'd buy a Seiko.
+1. I'm in the "I think they're really fucking gaudy and atrocious" camp. Ultimately, if any manufacturer makes a watch you like and it's affordable for you - buy it! I just don't personally like anything that brand makes. If I did, I'd go for it - the price point is very affordable


A customer at work today had a gorgeous Luminor 1950 GMT 8-day with a stainless steel band. I was so jealous!
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:34 PM   #5662
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If you go to some of the watch forums, Invictas seem to be a huge source of debate. Some people think they're fine for an inexpensive watch, and some think they're total garbage, being passed off as good watches deceptively. I personally don't like them. I think their styles are kind of gaudy. For a similar price, I'd buy a Seiko.
To my eyes, they are oversized and over-polished on the outside, and inexpensively made inside. Their marketing approach of 'list price' vs. street price makes them look silly, in my eyes.

That being said, if they float your boat, I don't care. Watches are personal.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:27 PM   #5663
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To my eyes, they are oversized and over-polished on the outside, and inexpensively made inside. Their marketing approach of 'list price' vs. street price makes them look silly, in my eyes.

That being said, if they float your boat, I don't care. Watches are personal.
The list prices are such a joke. But then again, so's the price of a Bell & Ross BR02-94.

As for garish oversized and over-polished looks...that's certainly what they're known for. But they have like a thousand options. Some of them are a little more conventional.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:58 PM   #5664
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Hey, are we starting a "Your Watch is Ugly!" thread?

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:42 PM   #5665
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Picked up this one last week. The AD was dropping the Jaeger-LeCoultre line and was about to box the watches up and send them back to the distributor. They knew I had admired this watch and called me to see if I wanted it, at their cost, before it got sent back. Couldn't say no to that............

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:46 PM   #5666
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Picked up this one last week. The AD was dropping the Jaeger-LeCoultre line and was about to box the watches up and send them back to the distributor. They knew I had admired this watch and called me to see if I wanted it, at their cost, before it got sent back. Couldn't say no to that............

mmm, that's a curious watch, it tells the day and the month but the number of the day is in the circumference, thats thinking out side the norm!
The sector at the top, is that the power meter?
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:44 PM   #5667
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mmm, that's a curious watch, it tells the day and the month but the number of the day is in the circumference, thats thinking out side the norm!
The sector at the top, is that the power meter?
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Yes. Reserve de Marche=Power Reserve. It is also a Moonphase movement. See the subdial at 6:00. Definitely drool-worthy.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:08 PM   #5668
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Picked up this one last week. The AD was dropping the Jaeger-LeCoultre line and was about to box the watches up and send them back to the distributor. They knew I had admired this watch and called me to see if I wanted it, at their cost, before it got sent back. Couldn't say no to that............



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Old 02-13-2013, 05:26 PM   #5669
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Picked up this one last week. The AD was dropping the Jaeger-LeCoultre line and was about to box the watches up and send them back to the distributor. They knew I had admired this watch and called me to see if I wanted it, at their cost, before it got sent back. Couldn't say no to that............

Fantastic!
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:41 PM   #5670
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Picked up this one last week. The AD was dropping the Jaeger-LeCoultre line and was about to box the watches up and send them back to the distributor. They knew I had admired this watch and called me to see if I wanted it, at their cost, before it got sent back. Couldn't say no to that............

Well...even at their cost, we're not playing in the same league Sir.

Congratulations though, pretty nice watch!
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