Feels like an apologists perspective - and I actually own and enjoy this watch.
Invicta? I hear they make some watches, that they specialize in ostentatiously hideous design and ridiculous marketing and marketeers; It is also my understanding that their quality is piss-poor... but at some point, if it’s cheap enough, I might roll the dice and check it out.
It was a long ass video, IMHO, but my only real complaint is the review assumes many things: water/moisture intrusion should not be an issue on any watch that presents a “diver” image, weather certified or not. I mean, for shitssake I have an old Seiko 5 that does NOT have a threaded crown - and it still came with a 10ATM rating that I would actually trust.
To pass the leaks onto a mostly-closed threaded crown and the end-user feels a little fan-boi-y, or fanboy? FannyBoy? Whatever. At any price point, that justification just sounds silly.
Particularly after you just opened the caseback and demonstrated how there was no grease applied...? Is THAT what the problem-owners needed to have done before taking them for a splash? ‘Cause, I didn’t do that for that Seiko 5 I mentioned...
Well... I’m sure there’s oil applied properly to the movement. You know, because Seiko did it.
So, sure, this is a decently reliable knock-around watch... it’s cool.
I do not, however, understand the placating and pandering to defend an established half-asser. Is it supposed to be a secret that that suck?
And maybe that’s the point. I was genuinely surprised and pleased that my impulse buy worked out well... I was willing to throw it in the garbage - but I didn’t have to! That’s swell - but not a great slogan.
ShopNBC/Evine/Your Name Here would be well-served to simply market honestly:
“I know what you think about Invicta - BUT WAIT - before you change the channel I’m gonna level with you: THIS ONE IS NOT TOO BAD... We’ve had some wrist shitcans here before, I know, I know. And I’m sorry. But, seriously - this one is pretty ‘okay’... you know, once you do a little finishing. But it’s just grease, it’s easy. And look how cheapity cheapy cheap cheap it is? You know you can afford it, why not take a little break from all that tacky shit and help me move some of these mediocre “time pieces...?”
Oversteer scares passengers, understeer scares drivers...