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...?”
“Could somebody please let me know what the fuck is going on here?? It's like walking into the local Safeway to do some grocery shopping and finding a bunch of ghey midgets cornholing each other in the produce department.” - Conjurer