Invicta Admiral COSC Review

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Re: Invicta Admiral COSC Review

Post by eddiea » May 13th 2011, 12:43pm

I think quality back then got lots to do with vendor used at the time and money they want to lay down to make it right.... down hill from there.
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Re: Invicta Admiral COSC Review

Post by WatchDorks.Net » May 13th 2011, 3:46pm

The only problem with the Invicta COSC models is that virtually all of them sold on ShopNBC did NOT come with COSC certificates. That makes ZERO sense to me, unless Invicta was trying to pull yet another fast one by labeling watches as COSC-certified that were not. I just do not trust Invicta to do ANYTHING legitimately.

The only way I would buy an Invicta COSC is to find one with a cert. They exist (you can occasionally find them on eBay), but the vast majority are without certificate.

Or I might just be too cynical... doubtful though.
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Re: Invicta Admiral COSC Review

Post by koimaster » May 13th 2011, 3:48pm

WatchDorks.Net wrote:The only problem with the Invicta COSC models is that virtually all of them sold on ShopNBC did NOT come with COSC certificates. That makes ZERO sense to me, unless Invicta was trying to pull yet another fast one by labeling watches as COSC-certified that were not. I just do not trust Invicta to do ANYTHING legitimately.

The only way I would buy an Invicta COSC is to find one with a cert. They exist (you can occasionally find them on eBay), but the vast majority are without certificate.

Or I might just be too cynical... doubtful though.
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Re: Invicta Admiral COSC Review

Post by koimaster » May 13th 2011, 4:10pm

WatchDorks.Net wrote:Sweet. That would be worth owning. How accurate is yours as of late?


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Re: Invicta Admiral COSC Review

Post by eddiea » May 13th 2011, 5:04pm

Are the COSC movements engraved with the COSC # , furthermore is the serial number on the case corresponde with the COSC # on the movement ?(unless of course the movement has been replaced by an AD)
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Re: Invicta Admiral COSC Review

Post by bbattle » January 14th 2022, 5:11pm

5 seconds of searching "Invicta watch review" and it seems nothing but negative stuff popped up.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/retail/ ... tches.html
just one horror story after another

https://romeoswatches.com/are-invicta-w ... -analysis/

This element ties in perfectly with the last one. Invicta watches are popular because they are so damn affordable. After the reduction from their insane MSRPs, these watches start at about 40$.

The prices can go up to almost a thousand dollars depending on the model, but they're always much cheaper than other similarly equipped timepieces. I can't recommend spending much money on Invictas, as there's a good chance you'll get a lemon and regret it.

On the other hand, I think a cheap (<100$) Invicta has its place in any watch collection. You just need to be prepared mentally for it to break eventually.
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