TMI NE78 movement?

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TMI NE78 movement?

Post by WatchDorks.Net » June 2nd 2012, 3:53pm

So what's the real deal on this "Japanese" TMI NE78 movement that Invicter is trying to push as being worth ginormous premiums?

At their "sale" prices ($600), these are up in Hamilton territory, not to mention other Swiss autos.

The numbnuts are using language like:

Normally Reserve models are all Swiss Made but we're making an exception because this is a highly sought after upper echelon TMI movement and we are the first brand to get this movement.

It smells like bullshit to pump a Chinese movement, but I don't know squat about it...

P.S. No, Conjurer, it's NOT a fucking beautiful watch, no matter how hard you try.


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Re: TMI NE78 movement?

Post by Tzimisces » June 3rd 2012, 4:11am

jason_recliner wrote:It's based on a Seiko 8R28. The 8R28 is better featured and more refined than a 7750, but I don't know whether the SII version is identical to the Seiko version.

But is it "upper echelon"? You know, like the latest Patek?
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Post by DBCooper » June 3rd 2012, 5:04am

Wasn't this the movement Invicta hyped about a year ago (claimed 36,000 vph) with the stuttering chrono seconds hand? There are so many Invicta debacles it's hard to keep up.

After all, no ham-wristed louts complained when all watches were 34mm - no cries of "looks like a little girl's watch on my wrist!" Like King Canute on the beach, that's where I draw the line - come what may.

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Post by jason_recliner » June 3rd 2012, 5:21am

codguy wrote:
jason_recliner wrote:It's based on a Seiko 8R28. The 8R28 is better featured and more refined than a 7750.


Better featured, how so? Besides the tri-compact layout?

Invicta Reserve <-------------- that's some funny shit right there


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Post by codguy » June 3rd 2012, 5:27am

jason_recliner wrote:
codguy wrote:
jason_recliner wrote:It's based on a Seiko 8R28. The 8R28 is better featured and more refined than a 7750.


Better featured, how so? Besides the tri-compact layout?

Invicta Reserve <-------------- that's some funny shit right there


Column wheel and vertical clutch.


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Post by eddiea » June 4th 2012, 9:05am

DBCooper wrote:Wasn't this the movement Invicta hyped about a year ago (claimed 36,000 vph) with the stuttering chrono seconds hand? There are so many Invicta debacles it's hard to keep up.


Yup...discussed here in some detail back then....

Re: Eyal comes clean on the NE78A Bait and Switch Scam
by eddiea on Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:09 pm

eddiea wrote:

Noticed that Uncle Eyal failed to disclose if the movement have a 45 hours power reserve with the chrono on...this is important for two reasons, first because it needs to be disclosed for the sake of know what you getting as a consumer and for comparison purposes, secondly because it is already a geek (I'm sure will be more) comparing the NE78A with the Seiko 8R28 (use in the Brightz Phoenix Chronograph among others)
The 8R28 is entirely made in Japan by Seiko (SII) Morioka Watch Atelier , Morioka make and manufacture most high grade Seiko mechanical movements today and I seriously doubt it Invicta will have access to Japan only watch technology.

http://www.morioka-seiko.co.jp/Eng/atelier.html

Like the NE78A the 8R28 have 34 jewels, that been said, the mainspring of the 8R28 uses Seiko's in house SPRON 510 rated at 45 hours power reserve with the chronograph running. So I would like to know, what kind of mainspring the NE78A have? where are the complete specs?
The 8R28 is a much higher-end chrono movement that the 7750 and more expensive too... wonder if they want to imply in typical Invicta bullshit that both, the NE78A and 8R28 are the same...noticed that it was no reply to the geek sugesting just that.

http://watchlords.forumotion.net/t9247-eyal-comes-clean-on-the-ne78a-bait-and-switch-scam

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Re: TMI NE78 movement?

Post by TemerityBEddiePhluff » December 27th 2014, 8:50pm

koimaster wrote:Masterbaiter wing just claimed this watch movement is exclusive and very hard to get. :.;]; loi[:

Shill in, shit out


Unreal. I mean, one's the same as the other with these guys, but look at the audience they're attempting to reach.

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Jeebus, Master Wing's explaining that same thing right now, koi, and he's all over the map. He just called that movement "the best automatic chronograph in the watch industry."
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Post by koimaster » April 11th 2022, 9:38am

Eyal comes clean on NE78 movement.pdf
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