DCwatchgeek wrote:Well I hear you loud and clear. What's that the kids say, "Haters gonna Hate". Oops I capitalized hate twice...lol...I must assume a number of you have been ripped off in some way by Invicta? The reactions are akin to having your girl cheat on you. I'd be bitter as well. Sorry if you were brutally AssFucked by Invicta. And not even a reach around...lol
Look I am a big Ariel Adams Fan. I find what he does a real service to our passion, but to hear it here I must assume the forum is populated with Archie Luxury fans...
Hope not. Again I joined because I do think there is a great deal of interesting opinions and some of the stuff is quite funny. I am coming from the perspective of someone who spent my first 2 decades collecting timepieces in the 80's and 90's getting nothing but grief from anyone and everyone who could tell me how useless a watch was. Fast forward to today and in the last 15 years I have seen the watch world return to the place of respect it deserves. Forums like Watchlords are certainly a big part of that. For me any brand that has been a part of returning the timepiece back to its proper place on the wrists of the world is not a negative to me. I will never post anything about Fossil I promise....lol
Actually, DC, not many of us here are Archie Luxury fans--nor are a lot of us REL Adams fans, either. I myself don't overly mind either Archie, who is interesting to me as a slow-motion train-wreck of a human being, nor do I mind REL, since sometimes there are nuggets of gold in his Very Informative Reviews--very small nuggets, to be sure, but sometimes one can find them.
What we are here are the Watchlords. We don't need somebody telling us what to buy--we simply seek the truth. Are there Invicters worth owning? Possibly. Some here have brought up the original Prodiver, which is a Rollie Sub homage. The early ones, with the Miyota movement, were OK, if you can't spend a penny over a hundred bucks. For a little more than that you can buy a Seiko 007 or an Orient Mako, which will get you a watch with a certain history, a manufacture movement, and a watch that will run, possibly accurately, for many, many years. What does Invicta promise us? Nothing but heartache and shame and disdain. Some would say, quite correctly, that the Invicta Prodiver is Good Enough for a beater, something to wear while you're working on your car or cutting your lawn. Possibly, but I'm 54 years old, and I'm too old to waste another day of my life wearing an Invicta. I've got a G-Shock I can wear while cutting my lawn.
We seek the truth here. Archie Luxury is nothing more than a douchebag who had succeeded in fucking up his own life to the point that he resembles my brother-in-law. REL Adams kowtows to the watch companies so he can get free shit to review. Most fora have advertisers they have to keep happy to keep the doors open. Here we kowtow to nobody. Here manufacturers can come and and get feedback about their watches and they know they'll get the straight dope. We are so proud of our independance from manufacturers that we gladly put watches up for auction in order to raise funds to prevent us from having to have advertising.
We are not Archie Luxury cartoon snobs here. Certainly, we break balls, but the way we feel, the way I feel, is that the WIS who can only afford a Fossil or a Gee but is interested in watches and horology is our brother. Some of us are well-heeled and can afford very expensive watches, while others here are on a tight budget. We are all brothers (and sisters) in that we value what true WISs have to say, and we can learn from them. Here we post reviews that are not ass-licking, because we value the truth. Here we can be brutally honest. There's no place else out there on the web (that I know about) where this is true.
Invicta is a shell game, a losing bet, a carny act for the rubes. They value the money they can rake in from the mouth-breathing hayseeds who buy their act, who want a big boat or a Pony Farm or whateverthefuck, but the truth is beyond them, just as it's beyond the knuckleheads who defend them, who buy them. Invicta certainly doesn't value the truth, because that's the worst thing they can do--the truth will stop hapless wretches like the Geeks from buying their shit, their worthless bullshit watches, their transparent and shoddy glimpse of the Good Life.
That's what we are here. We are Watchlords. This is where the Elite Meet To Beat Their Meat. Here, the truth shall set you free. We are already free, because we are the Lords.