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Re: Response from Dubois Depraz & Dubois threads

PostPosted: June 12th 2010, 6:51pm
by tinman1965
Datsun240Z71 wrote:Invicta is currently ramping up their PR program so they can respond properly.

They've hired BP to help.


Best line of the day!

Re: Response from Dubois Depraz & Dubois threads

PostPosted: February 1st 2011, 8:36pm
by koimaster
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Re: Response from Dubois Depraz & Dubois threads

PostPosted: May 12th 2016, 8:09am
by Darksider
:D

Re: Response from Dubois Depraz & Dubois threads

PostPosted: May 12th 2016, 9:59am
by TemerityB
One of the great threads. Oh, and those people have utterly no shame, Mongrel on up (or down, depending on how you look at it).

Re: Response from Dubois Depraz & Dubois threads

PostPosted: May 12th 2016, 10:13am
by conjurer
A funny thread from the glory days at BDWF:

http://bdwf.net/forum/showthread.php?t=73825

Re: Response from Dubois Depraz & Dubois threads

PostPosted: June 16th 2016, 8:27am
by Darksider
49157474-Speedway-DD-Just-Keeps-Getting-Worse-WTF.pdf

Re: Response from Dubois Depraz & Dubois threads

PostPosted: June 16th 2016, 9:39am
by TemerityB
Lies, utter lack of quality, covers up, no customer service, less goodwill, finger pointing, utter bullshit. Jim Skelton, Michael Davis, Eyal Lalo - the complete Invicta experience.

Re: Response from Dubois Depraz & Dubois threads

PostPosted: December 4th 2017, 10:55am
by koimaster

Re: Response from Dubois Depraz & Dubois threads

PostPosted: December 4th 2017, 7:22pm
by Hawk
And not one, including me, happened across the most plausible surmise at the time.

The Kowloon supplier to invicter ordered both the movement and the DD module then proceeded to crowbar the poor module onto the movement resulting in a fucked up mess. They were then sent via container to EEEEall Lalo who couldn't be arsed to check one out prior to selling the overpriced case full of fuckups.

The DD rep didn't know about a sale to invicter because invicter bought neither the movement nor the module. Both were purchased by Heromex who didn't know the subtleties of the module so fucked it up.

You'll never find a sale recorded to invicter. The modules could have been grey but didn't need to be because Eyal not only has no Swiss factories, he doesn't buy his own components either.

Millionsmart operates similarly - note under the inexplicably named "factory tour" tab we find the following:
Materials/Components:
70% of our materials and components are imported form China, 15% from Japan and 15% from Swiss.

http://millionsmart.com/e/default_home.asp

Makes sense actually - Hong Kong and Chinese watch suppliers have better purchasing power than a fleet of invicters. They're selling to every swinging dick with an internet account and access to Kickstarter or GoFundMe. Also every Wing, House, Betosh and whatthefuckever - that's a bunch of purchasing chops there.


Mama Lalo didn't raise no idgits though. Eyal wasn't about to fess up that his Chinese supplier bought the things and fucked them up all while printing "Swiss Made" on the dial. "Loud conversations" with DD sounded ever so much better but not being a customer of record poor Lalo had no standing with DD so was left fabricating a fairy tale - an endeavor at which he's particularly adept.

The above plausible speculation is brought to you by William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347) who was taking a nap when the DD fuck up first manifested.

Re: Response from Dubois Depraz & Dubois threads

PostPosted: December 4th 2017, 9:47pm
by conjurer
Hawk Johnson may well be right. For some time I've contended that the "decoration" on some of the Invicter 7750 movements looked like, well, shit. Viz:

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Compare this with the decoration on a 7750 from a company who actually gives a shit:

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First of all, of all the hundreds of Google images of decorated 7750s, I saw only one other that had perlage on the rotor; all the others were undecorated or had Geneva stripes on 'em. Also note the perlage on the plates of the Brietling; you can see how tight and well defined it is, and it's also smaller than the large swirls on the Invicter rotor. My old d.freemont Barcelona had an ETA-decorated 2824, as did my Stowa Seatime. The perlage on the plates looked very similar to the Brietling's, very even, no overlapping, and tidy, even under a 10X loupe.

ETA decoration, I would wager, doesn't come cheap, and it's certainly not cheap enough for Eyal. I would contend that he had his movements shipped to Hong Kong to have them decorated, and possibly even cased; either that or he bought them already tarted up by some Chinese watchmakers and (maybe) sent to Switzerland for casing, which might have passed muster under the old Swiss Federation laws.

Re: Response from Dubois Depraz & Dubois threads

PostPosted: December 5th 2017, 1:44pm
by Hawk
It's my understanding that after the spanking administered by the Swiss FH that the few wartches marked "Swiss Made" by invicter were in fact both sold and cased by Sellita. Parts other than the movement were Chinese.

The irony of the Swiss "tightened up" rules for 2017 is that there's a mathematical hole big enough to drive a Los Angeles class sub through. If one pays the going rate for a Sellita movement and Sellita casing labor the total value of the Swiss portion of the watch probably hits 95% as the Chinese portion doesn't amount to much. Interestingly, the "Swiss Content" percentage serves to make life interesting for Swiss firms using German Fricker cases and Italian bracelets - so long as cases, bracelets and the like are cheap as all hell the percentage is easy to hit.

I believe Koi mentioned that SWI was employing STP in a similar fashion.

Rumor has it the Swiss will close a couple of loopholes in 2018. If sales pick up though I'm afraid they'll go back to being complacent - they sure let invicter skate for long-ass time while they were swimming in francs.

I wasn't aware of invicter's sorry-ass decorations but it dovetails with speculation regarding Kowloon doing the purchasing. Using Heromex's or Millionsmart's purchasing chops is cheaper and easier and if Eyal does anything well it's the cheap and easy stuff. That rotor work probably set him back a whole American dime.