Scorpion 1031 wrote: ↑
July 8th 2020, 12:04pm
Interesting, I realize the dislike (hate) for Invicta here. Nevertheless, other than watches way more expensive, who guarantees their watches over a one or two year time frame? Rolex gives a 5 year warranty but it doesn't include normal wear and tear among other things. Plus, look how much you're spending.
Timex only gives a year. So if you spent $500 or up on a Invicta watch, I don't know who would do such a thing. However it would behoove one to purchase the extra warranty IMHO. If these watches are such pieces of crap as many say. At least you can get your $500 dollar piece of crap repaired, fixed or replaced.
Furthermore, with these so-called premium watch warranties you better read the fine print because everything isn't covered. Here is a list of WIS favorites and their warranty length. Remember, read what's covered and not.
Scorp, what koi has listed here is just the fingernail of the retail malfeasance that Invicta has been proven guilty of during the past decade or so. Cripes, here's what I can think of right off the top of my head:
- Watches with "Grade A Mother Of Pearl" (there's no such thing) that weren't MOP
- Watches sold on ShopNBC hyped as "diamonds! diamonds! diamonds!" that turned out to be crystals
- Watches heavily hyped on TV as having Dubois-Depraz chrono modules crapped out by the score; TV shills on another forum claim it was DD's fault. DD, in fact, had never heard of Invicta; whoppers and tall tales ensued - more than a few watch buyers were left with unworking $1,000 hunks of junk
- Sold watches with MOP that on TV were claimed to have been harvested in some magical lake in China
- Sold watches with meteor dials claiming to be the only brand other than Rolex that did it, when it reality they were as common as Timex, sold by at least three dozen brands
- Sold watches on TV claiming to be packed with Valoux 7750 chronos - but were packed with Sellita SW500s - nice movement, but not what they were paying for, not in the least
- And on and on. Yet, here's the biggest thing about IWG, at least to me:
- Sold SCORES of watches that Invicta simply could not fix, would not fix, or took forever to be returned to customers - many times with flaws that weren't on the watches before they were shipped by the duped, ripped-off consumers. Particularlly galling are their integrated rubber straps, which tear even when not being worn and either can't be replaced or cost more than the actual watches do when they are ordered.
I realize that Invicta makes some Pro Divers (which I still think are cased by Seiko to begin with) that actually run and aren't sized like hubcaps for Mack Trucks, which is fine. I still have a couple of 'em collecting dust in my sock drawer (wanna buy 'em?). That factor doesn't make up or the fact that most of their product line, IMHO, looks like they are designed either for gorillas or wrestling fans - these are the most tasteless, garish watches on this mortal coil.
I'll give you the benfit of the doubt that you might not have known of Invicta's truly seedy CS and QC past. However, if you come to these parts expect standing ovations for your SAN III, you moseyed into the wrong saloon, pardner. I'll take it a step further: I think Invicta is a borderline criminal enterprise and the worst thing to ever happen to the watch hobby - I think of the people who bought their shit, got ripped off, and then either never bought another watch or switched to an iWatch. Proof's in the pudding: Invicta actually manufactures NOTHING - all their watches are farmed out to be assembled by other companies. They are to watches what the 1960s TV Popeye cartoons are to the Max Fleisher classics: They're just commerce, man.
Heck, go to Amazon, read the reviews from person after person who ordered what they thought was prime steak and ended up with Boca Burgers. There's no excuse for Invicta. None. Ask any of us here, we'll be happy to recant ripoff after lie after false claim after goofy clown watch.
One last thing: The subject at hand here is Invicta; it doesn't matter what other companies do. Nice attempt at a deflection. I just dropped some coin on an actual, new Rolex, but I'm pretty damn sure it won't disintegrate as it sits in its watch box.
Best of luck to all my longtime friends here. Please stay safe, always.