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Old 02-14-2012, 01:17 AM   #2621
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I've always like the sportura collection. fisch what type of watch winder is the square one?
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Invicta Pro Diver with the Swiss Valjoux 7750 movement.
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My Ball Ionosphere has a 7750 and its a $2K watch.

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Old 02-14-2012, 12:23 PM   #2625
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Question for all the invicta guys, what exactly do you like about them?

Im getting so many in from customers to fix, and I don't really get their appeal I can think of 8 watches off the top of my head id rather buy for their price.

I am seriously considering opening an account and carrying them purely based on the hype and demand surrounding their products. Along with Nixon they are possibly the most illogically overhyped watch company. Moreso Nixon than Invicta because at least some Invicta models have decent movements.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #2628
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Question for all the invicta guys, what exactly do you like about them?

Im getting so many in from customers to fix, and I don't really get their appeal I can think of 8 watches off the top of my head id rather buy for their price.

I am seriously considering opening an account and carrying them purely based on the hype and demand surrounding their products. Along with Nixon they are possibly the most illogically overhyped watch company. Moreso Nixon than Invicta because at least some Invicta models have decent movements.
I agree and own a couple.....I refuse to pay over 50 bucks for an Invicta.....They are worth that...Some of them....
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:41 PM   #2629
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Question for all the invicta guys, what exactly do you like about them?

Im getting so many in from customers to fix, and I don't really get their appeal I can think of 8 watches off the top of my head id rather buy for their price.

I am seriously considering opening an account and carrying them purely based on the hype and demand surrounding their products. Along with Nixon they are possibly the most illogically overhyped watch company. Moreso Nixon than Invicta because at least some Invicta models have decent movements.
I don't buy Invicta Quartz Movement timepieces anymore. They look good but the durability is sub par.

I have 4 Invicta's now A pro-diver with the automatic valjoux 7750, a Scuba Pepsi Bezel with a automatic swiss SW500 movement, a COSC Certified Lupah with a valjoux 7750, and a grand diver with automatic Swiss SW200 movement. Invicta's build quality gets better and lasts longer with their more expensive movements. Yes they are master marketers and flood the market with tons of watch designs. I cant even count how many models and variants of models they have out but it's astronomical. If they limit the offerings on their less expensive piece then they could improve quality control IMO.

I am a fan of other brands like ORIS, Deep Blue, Android, Doxa, Hamilton, Seiko, Casio, Rolex, Nixon, Brietling etc....

I am partial to automatic movements though.
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Question for all the invicta guys, what exactly do you like about them?
I don't like invictas, but know people who have them.

The appeal is that they look like popular expensive watches, they advertise with the 50% off deal and ultimately their customer prefers the low price +high looks.

Its a disposable watch. Same reason people buy Ikea, Target, H&M, etc...
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I don't like invictas, but know people who have them.

The appeal is that they look like popular expensive watches, they advertise with the 50% off deal and ultimately their customer prefers the low price +high looks.

Its a disposable watch. Same reason people buy Ikea, Target, H&M, etc...
Their quartz movement watches are definitely disposable. I agree
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If an Invica breaks, If you send it back..I have heard that it cost more than you paid for the POS in the first place. I have never read a good thing about their customer service. If one of mine breaks...it goes in the garbage.....That is all.....
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Their quartz movement watches are definitely disposable. I agree
But for the money on automatic Invictas, do you ever want a more prestige watch?
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If an Invica breaks, If you send it back..I have heard that it cost more than you paid for the POS in the first place. I have never read a good thing about their customer service. If one of mine breaks...it goes in the garbage.....That is all.....

Everything and I mean EVERYTHING down to their most basic components like the pins for the band and the caseback are of the same quality as watches that sell for ~$30. There are seriously some $15 Armitrons and such they sell at Wal Mart that are infinitely tougher and more resilient watches.

The ones with the Swiss movements are decent, C.O.S.C and Valijoux are somewhat impressive at the price they go for.

Here's a tip for anyone considering one of their more expensive models. Go to Costco. I don't know how or why but Costco sells them at about %50 of their msrp. Its the same for their high end watches, but I simply don't feel comfortable buying a Tag, Whittinauer etc from anyone other than an AD. I once saw a Oris Williams F1 Chrono with a price tag in the low $2K range not even kidding.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:32 PM   #2635
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If an Invica breaks, If you send it back..I have heard that it cost more than you paid for the POS in the first place. I have never read a good thing about their customer service. If one of mine breaks...it goes in the garbage.....That is all.....
All my automatic invictas have a 5 year warranty so i'm not worried about that

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I got my eyes on a Brietling, Omega Seamaster, Oris Pro diver, and a Hamilton Jazzmaster.

It's more about the movement than the brand for me.
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I apologize in advance, I tried to do a search and it pulled up this thread but it's hard to find in the 132 pages worth of posts. Where is the place where some of you guys got your custom leather watch bands from? TIA.
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Yes and they charge you an ass load to shipi to them...
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Everything and I mean EVERYTHING down to their most basic components like the pins for the band and the caseback are of the same quality as watches that sell for ~$30. There are seriously some $15 Armitrons and such they sell at Wal Mart that are infinitely tougher and more resilient watches..
Yep....the pins on my Pro Diver Automatic would break once a week. Pieces of ****. I ordered better quality pins from my buddy who owns a jewlery store.....And the pins were about a buck....Have not broken. Invictas look good in the box, but are low quality pieces of ****. I have had my Tag for 20+ years and have beaten the **** out of it...Nothing ever broke on that thing..
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Finally picked up a watch I've wanted for two years... the Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono.

Its really hard to take pics of watches lol.



This is the back (not my pic)... its a swiss valjoux 7750 movement



I have a leather strap for it too from Hamilton, I'm unsure of which looks better yet. Going to rock stainless steel until I get bored of it I think.

Bought grey market from amazon, saved $600 off list.

This is what it looks like with leather strap...I think it would work well with dress clothes, while the stainless is more casual.

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