Invicta - has anything changed in 11 years?

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Invicta - has anything changed in 11 years?

Post by koimaster » September 21st 2021, 8:57am

Has Invicta watch group misled the public>
I will go down the list:
1. The wrinkled Mother of Pear
2. The Diamonds that were not
3. The Sandstone dials that are not
4. Moldy cases sent across state lines ( and no notification to the feds I might add)
5. The recent Dubois Claims ( on air and posts) viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3601
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Let me see if I can recall all the fuck up's off the top of my head just recently (last year and half). Please forgive if I cover any of the ones you already posted.

Lupah Reserve - POS, plus billed as Invicta worked with Seiko to design new movement

Russian Diver 50 year - Marked 60 years on caseback

Sea Spider Sport - Marked Swiss on the dial, and Swiss Parts on the caseback, Eyal and Jim never touched on the discrepancy on air

OTV Excursion with ISA movement – Crown sat low from the case and had sharp ridges. Many reported it was very uncomfortable and Invicta did nothing.

Interchangeable strap Venom and SAIII – Screws to fine of thread, tons of people cross threading, screws breaking, etc… etc…

Lupah Grand OTV with MOP dial – Dirt cheap set, MOP dial possible sticker as un-natural looking wrinkles were reported in many of the dials.

Scuba TTV – Lots of reports of crowns and stems coming loose.

Colored ceramic watches – Invicta reps claim it is solid color all the way through. Turns out they were glazes on top of dull grey ceramic.

Original S1 Racers – ETA retrograde movements would jump from their settings at rest @ 9 and move to 9:15 setting for no reason.

SAIV – Lots of problems with missing “S” in Subaqua on the dial. Even SNBC model pictures have this missing as well.

SAS - Invicta reps claimed lug screws were true screws, turns out they were pressure pins with the illusion of screws.

Plasticase – Suing Invicta for taking their samples and having them sourced to be made cheaper in China. Invicta, specifically Eyal said many times on air that the case was a name brand, costing hundreds of dollars, very expensive case but could not say the name on air.

Flame Fusion – Tons of reports of the uber crystal that is better than sapphire or mineral scratching, chipping, cracking, etc….

Mold - SAIII Kit pulled as mold was growing in the awesome Chinese knock-off diver's cases.

Bezels - Lots of reports of loose bezels, rattling bezels, or just popping off altogether.

Swiss Gold Layering - Bonded at the molecular level, Invicta's attempt at splitting the atom has resulted in a shoddy finish that if worn on any regular basis results in finish rubbing off easily.

316L? - Invicta states they only use 316L stainless steel, but on several models claps are nothing more than cheap tin and have showed signs of corrosion quickly. This includes some "divers" watches. Most noticeably on the Sea Spider Sport.

Gray Market Support - Invicta directly supporting the gray market by pumping stock into outlet sites and distributors, as well as their own Sunday Run. This in turn has lowered the floor on their entire line and purchasing from any legit storefront or online dealer is now over-paying by minimum 30%.

Customer Service disaster - Countless reports of customer service not responding to emails or voicemails. Usually unhelpful if reached. Warranty service with increased cost of $28 dollars to use, wait times for service of 3 months is average, and tons of reports of watches coming back unfixed or worse with new damage.

Swiss-Gate - Watches billed as, sold as, and priced as "Swiss Made" watches with Asian movements

DD Speedway – Total turd, exposed lies about Invicta's non-existent relationship with D/D regardless of Eyal's claims. Eyal threw Jim under the bus after the lies were exposed.

TTV Bolt - Limited Edition with $300 dollar TTV price. A week later already being sold at Sam's Club for under $200.

TTV I-Force - New mysterious bead blasted finish that gives the illusion of titanium. Just from airing it was apparent it scratches easily, bead blasting was half-assed at best and in the white shiny stainless was still visible around lugs and between links. Scratches also shows in the white stainless visible on aired samples even when hosts (*cough* Jim was stating otherwise).

Invicta II Classique Boutique Diamonds - Diamonds were found to be Crystals and verified by many Geeks from their local Jewelers. Immediately ShopNBC removed all video footage of previous airings stating the watch had a diamond bezel. I would be amazed if fraud lawsuites were not filed on this one.
You can also add the Valjoux 7750s replaced by Sellita 500 movements viewtopic.php?f=31&t=31557
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Re: Invicta - has anything changed in 11 years?

Post by conjurer » September 21st 2021, 11:23am

Honestly, apart from when it comes up here, the only time I even think about Invicter is when I see one of my customers wearing one--which is, thankfully, pretty seldom.

Anybody thinking about buying their first (and probably last) Invicter can find plenty of info, here and on other sites, attesting to the Big I's mendacity, crap CS, crap build, and overall pure bullshit. If they still buy one, it's on them.

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Re: Invicta - has anything changed in 11 years?

Post by 3Flushes » September 21st 2021, 2:19pm

smellody wrote:
September 21st 2021, 2:06pm
I'm surprised Costco still sells them. I think they are all on clearance now, but there must be a Costco buyer in Kirkland with very beefy wrists.
I can't even recall the last time I saw an Invicter outside of the showcase at my local Costco.
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