Invicta Issues at a Glance by Lies All Lies

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Post by DoctorIvey » August 25th 2011, 11:53am

david.b.francisco wrote:thank you for telling me my collection is complete crap - and even though they are working perfectly for me - its great to know that the hands will fall off just before the crystals shatter, blowing the rotors, screws, and finish off the watch.... guess I'll go kill myself now


That's "Officina del Tempo" rotors. If you will.
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Post by Congeal » September 27th 2011, 2:58pm

codguy wrote:50mm watches & quartz at that... what were you thinking. Did you say they were Invicta? And what the fuck is a Leviathan????

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Hah Leviathan. I saw someone on a Youtube video defend Invicta by saying their Leviathan is on par with Rolex, Omega, etc. and it uses the exact same Swiss movement.
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Post by shinytickythings » February 27th 2013, 9:33am

Thanks!
It's nice to see some of my gripes and suspicions cataloged. I would have to say the most offensive part is the blatant snake oil sales tactics.
And they have gotten worse and worse it seems over the past 5 years or so.
I try not to get to upset about it and I focus my attention more on vintage watches.

But if you buy a modern watch today, pretty much any watch that's not a uber high end, hand made piece, it's either Chinese or ETA.
I've seen some modern ETA movement, don't think I own any actually, but they don't look to me like they are manufactured any better than most of the Chinese movements. In fact, their machinery was probably sold to them by the same multi-national industrial manufacturing equipment supplier.

Six of one, half dozen of the other.
Buy something vintage if you want a nice watch. Even then, you'll have to do a lot of research to be assured you are selecting a quality time piece. The Swiss didn't just start deceptively marketing watches 6 years ago. It's sort of a cultural tradition.
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Post by TemerityB » January 31st 2014, 10:52am

AJC wrote:I believe I bought that OTV Iforce with that bead blasting finish. It had a yellow dial.




What a piece of utter shit, I think I only wore it twice before giving it away.


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Post by eddiea » October 15th 2014, 3:33pm

Halcion1 wrote:I've owned three Rolex watches .. Date just , sea dweller and explorer I . They didn't keep any better time then my INVICTA 9937 ! Sorry to say

Let's see some pics of your Rolies, Halcion......
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Post by foghorn » October 15th 2014, 3:38pm

Halcion1 wrote:I've owned three Rolex watches .. Date just , sea dweller and explorer I . They didn't keep any better time then my INVICTA 9937 ! Sorry to say



I own 99 dollar G-shocks that keep better time than any Rolex.
But time-keeping isn't the point in comparing Invicta with legit manufacturers. Materials, fit , finish, in house manufacture , provenance, warranty service,and longevity are more important than a couple of seconds.
In these categories Invicta fails miserably. Years ago they were a value, Now they suck ass.
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Post by TemerityB » October 15th 2014, 6:11pm

Tzimisces wrote:
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TZ, every time I see that pic, I still can't believe it. The entire "IWG experience" in one crazily tasteless photo.

After seeing this thread continue: Have IWG FUBARs slowed down of late, or has their forced move to mostly quartz stuff improved their "quality" by osmosis? I know nobody on earth can get their IWG watches fixed or get parts, but have there been nearly as many out-and-out disasters of late?
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