Catbird


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Catbird

I have several Invicta watches; some automatics, some quartz and one hand-wind.

Overall, I think that they're very good watches, but you really need to shop around to get the very best prices (like today's woot).

IMHO, Invicta Customer Service leaves a lot to be desired -- if you have watch problems, you're pretty much on your own.

Wholesaleforless


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Wholesaleforless

If you want to see these in person, just go to your local Sam's Club ... they have a good selection of Invicta watches in the $50-70 range.

Firebrandllc


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Firebrandllc

I have two Invicta watches, beat them constantly, and they stand up very well. I highly recommend considering the price.

Firebrand

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lazymangaka


quality posts: 7 Private Messages lazymangaka

I wonder if the Air Force would authorize this in uniform, because that's a damn nice watch.

"Conservative"....Hmmmm...I'd call that conservative enough.

mattycharek


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bridog6996 wrote:Is it heavy? Nothing worse than a big heavy watch.



I can think of a few things worse. In fact there are quite a few people want their watches to be big and heavy. All a matter of taste I guess.

cshupe


quality posts: 4 Private Messages cshupe
stevenschuhly wrote:Well, does anybody really care?

(crosses fingers for chorus)



about time

RANDYGM


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eneref wrote:A word of warning with this watch. While it is an absolutely gorgeous watch, and Invicta makes excellent and stylish timepieces (I own about 20 Invicta watches), they are VERY particular about warranty repairs in that it be purchased from an authorised Invicta dealer.

The Square Trade warranty, if work anything (I've never looked into them) might be more reliable than sending this back to Invicta. It really all depends upon whether or not Woot! has some sort of special dispensation from Invicta when selling these.

That said, I've 20 Invicta watches, and only 1 has ever had any issues (sometimes the hands get stuck and won't move, so the time gets off -- an issue with something inside the case.... possibly something in the gears). I sent it back to Invicta -- they charge a minimum $25 to ship the watch back to you, and you have to pay shipping to them.

If you're interested in their warranty repair costs, there's a breakdown here:
http://www.invictawatch.com/support_files/service_center/ServiceCenter.htm

There's also the mention about how they refuse to support the warranty if it doesn't come from an authorised dealer.



apctek1998


quality posts: 6 Private Messages apctek1998
manof1002voices wrote:There's no clocks here in Las Vegas' casinos! Will this thing help me keep time at my comedy show?

I am sure the people in the audience will let you know when it is time to leave.... I have seen your show, i live here too

GrmpaJ


quality posts: 0 Private Messages GrmpaJ

I am confused by all the faces within the face and the knobs on the side . . . what functions does this watch do besides tells time and looks nice (sorry, senior citizen in the building! :-)

joshthegeek


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MrDragon wrote:YIKES! It makes you all wrinkly!!!!

Does it cause Sun Damage? Dehydration?



I particularly like the way the knob is digging in to this poor guys wrist.

G8rfan17


quality posts: 0 Private Messages G8rfan17

As a advid collector of fine timepeices, I would not recommed Invicta to anybody who is looking for a "serious" time peice. I would much rather spend more money, to purchase something that will last a lifetime, rather than a quik fix for looks. These watches do not have the craftmenship of finer watches. Having said that, paying under $100 dollars is not much for what I consider to be "costume jewelry" Again, if you are looking for a watch that will last generations, Invicta might not be the best way to go.

schillhh


quality posts: 0 Private Messages schillhh

Found the same watch on Amazon for $110.99; it supposedly retails for $375. It has 4 out of 5 stars after 31 reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/Invicta-Speedway-Collection-Chronograph-9212/dp/B0006AAS5Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1249145259&sr=8-4

jswartwout


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jswartwout

You can't beat the price. Invicta is known for high quality for the price and at this price you are getting a steal.

n 4 1

RADRaze2KX


quality posts: 0 Private Messages RADRaze2KX

I bought two of these watches (the one displayed, and one with a deep royal blue face) about 2 years ago for $150 each (from a place called Precision Time in the Chandler Fashion Square mall in Chandler, AZ). Over the years, I wore them interchangably with each other pretty much every day. The watches craftsmanship is a step above what you'd get at the mall for under $100, rivaling the likes of Fossil and Guess with ease, and trumping them in terms of durability and looks. The face isn't as easily scratched as most economy brands (under $100) and the weight of the watch, while not heavy, is far from flimsy or fragile. The battery is still going strong, and with that wraps up my review for this amazing watch.

If you like great watches, or know a man that does, get this watch!

davejensen


quality posts: 1 Private Messages davejensen

Not always great quality . . . I've had my Invicta watches (both of them) back into the jewelry shop for misc reasons TWICE now. Both purchased on WOOT, both the biggest pain in the butt of any watch we've ever owned. Watch that "gold plated" will rub off in six months, making it look like carp.

babinoj


quality posts: 0 Private Messages babinoj

Holy Cow... I just woke up and can't believe this is not sold out yet... People, you have no idea what a watch this is.. Screw Rolex.... INVICTA'S are amazing!! This watch hits retail at over 300.00 and 129.00 on Shop NBC... That is the ONLY other place to get an even close deal on this thing.... I wish I had the money to buy one.. My wife and I LOVE our INVICTA'S and I want tons more! Any extras... go ahead and ship them my way... My father-In law would LOVE one!
Thanks!!

Justin D. Babino

babinoj


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davejensen wrote:Not always great quality . . . I've had my Invicta watches (both of them) back into the jewelry shop for misc reasons TWICE now. Both purchased on WOOT, both the biggest pain in the butt of any watch we've ever owned. Watch that "gold plated" will rub off in six months, making it look like carp.



No offense but when you need to send an INVICTA back, send it to INVICTA.. your local jeweler might be out of their league and that might be why you have had to bring them back more than once..

Justin D. Babino

NoneRequired


quality posts: 0 Private Messages NoneRequired
HolyMythos wrote:How does it go with keeping time? I'm well aware that it's a watch, I just want to know if it gets offbeat after a few months.



I have the all stainless version of this watch. It keeps exceptional time. The Superspryteachu! I choose you! Quartz movement, while not as "cool" as the Swiss Automatic movement in some of their watches, keeps time very well.

drippyzeo


quality posts: 0 Private Messages drippyzeo

I got a Speedway II 5092 off of Invicta's Sunday Run a few months ago (think woot, but not funny and only every other week). Was about $60 shipped. It's similar to the one sold on Woot two June's ago (actually looked at that Woot's comments to make sure I was getting a good deal).

Invicta Speedway II 5092

I like it a lot, and it's a nice alternative to my Orient automatic. It looks nice with casual outfits and suits. I've gotten a few compliments on it, too.

If you're not familiar with watch dimensions, I should point out: it's HUGE. I was expecting a large watch given the 42mm face (this woot's is 40mm), but what surprised me was how thick it is vertically, too.

davesdiving


quality posts: 1 Private Messages davesdiving

It look too much like a fake breitling watch. It might be a good watch but if they want to make a name for themselves they need to not look like so much like anothe name brand.

David Myers

jimgolf


quality posts: 14 Private Messages jimgolf
pepsilude wrote:is invicta even a good brand?


Watches are watches.

No watch really tells time significantly better than a $20 Timex. Anything pricier than that is a fashion accessory or piece of jewelry.

If you're spending more than $20, you have to ask yourself what message you're trying to send. If you want people to think you're not particularly well endowed, buy a Rolex. If you want people with Rolexes to think you're a poseur, buy one of these.

Wait a minute, the Bulova factory is in my neighborhood and people are hurting! Buy a Bulova! All other watches are just fashion accessories.

Wijim


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zwizer25 wrote:I have been wanting to buy an Invicta watch for a while now.. too bad those colors aren't my style.



Watch this site:
http://invicta.chronoshark.com/default.aspx

Deal a Day for watches. I've been watching for about 2 weeks, and roughly half are invictas. The watch of the day seems to have a wide range of styles. Just pay attention, and you're bound to see something you like.

Kizzbot


quality posts: 31 Private Messages Kizzbot

Another overpriced watch? Why don't they just open watch.woot.com and be done with it.

jespensc


quality posts: 26 Private Messages jespensc
pablo944 wrote:Anyone who really knows watches knows that Invicta is a joke. They rip off the designs of Rolex and other high quality brands. I wouldn't buy one of their watches at any price. If given one I would immediately test its ability to withstand hammer blows.



Wow, talk about slave to fashion. Rolex is a joke too... a very expensive joke. Just like a giant gold chain tangled in the chest hair or an Escalade with gold rims, any overt man-accessory screams "compensation for inadequate hardware" no matter what the price.

If you dig the style, buy it. But don't get hung up on prestige. I'm stunned by the number of comments like "I have 20 of these..." Puh-leez. I'm not the richest guy by any stretch, but I could buy a new house in cash every couple of years, and I don't even wear a watch except with a suit. You want to impress me? Pay for your kid's college.

alfaxo


quality posts: 0 Private Messages alfaxo

For a price this low who cares about warranty! Besides, the two tone bracelet is two flashy and looks fake; I usually replace it a with leather band to give a more subtle look.

IamIreland


quality posts: 1 Private Messages IamIreland
auctionsaver wrote:Interesting stat:

80% of people over 35 have a watch
70% of people under 35 do not

Amazing how the cell phone is killing an item created out of WWI

Before WWI, men used pocket watches while women used bracelet wrist watches. During the war, the first wartime wrist band watches were introduced for military use.... and it became standard and killed the pocket watch.



The pocket watch is not dead! It has just been severely wounded/crippled/maimed.

jespensc


quality posts: 26 Private Messages jespensc
IamIreland wrote:The pocket watch is not dead! It has just been severely wounded/crippled/maimed.



No, the pocket watch is alive and well. It just changed shape... and gained the ability to dial phone numbers and transceive radio signals. You can even get nice little leather holsters and belt clips for your modern pocket multi-function device.

Everything old is new again...

partzispartz


quality posts: 3 Private Messages partzispartz
mmiteshm wrote:See yrself,HERE HERE.
http://www.dexclusive.com/Rolex_3EB-RLX-116523-MO-DI.html?utm_source=GoogleBase&utm_medium=FREE



AWESOME, thanks for that link! Now I can spend $60 instead of $14,000. I'd better be getting *exactly* the same quality, otherwise W00t just leaps into the vacuum. In fact, I could buy 233 of these Invictas for that Rolex price, keep 'em on the shelf, and just throw it away after wearing it for a month or two. By then, w00t will offer implantable chips that you insert through your ear, or high up inside your nose, depending on the model.

nunyadamnbizness


quality posts: 7 Private Messages nunyadamnbizness

I smell another future woot-off killer in the making!

tlawren


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tlawren

Can I enlarge the band for a thick wrist?

ajreynol


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ajreynol
jimgolf wrote:Watches are watches.



no, they're not.

subfloyd


quality posts: 0 Private Messages subfloyd

Not woot-worthy! Invicta? Why? You can only buy them from discount retailers for 1/100th of the suggested retail price.

lola4028


quality posts: 10 Private Messages lola4028

I own five invicta watches and have given several as gifts. Absolutely no complaints as to the quality. My favorites are the ceramics. I've worn their model #3935 for work just about everyday for the last two years for the past two years. Never misses a beat and LOTS of compliments!!!

davejensen


quality posts: 1 Private Messages davejensen
babinoj wrote:No offense but when you need to send an INVICTA back, send it to INVICTA.. your local jeweler might be out of their league and that might be why you have had to bring them back more than once..



No offense, but Invicta has already HAD them returned. They die after two or three weeks and Invicta does not see a problem. Look, buddy, this is NOT a quality product.

DiYap


quality posts: 0 Private Messages DiYap
riffdaddy wrote:It will keep time and look nice. It's at least $60 good, but it's not a Movado.



It's funny you should say that. Both me and my boss had $650+ Movados several years back. His stopped working after 2 years (he was told it wasn't the battery when he took it in), and the wristband broke on mine. I'm a super obsessive/compulsive freak, and go out of my way to take care of what I own, and keep it looking like brand new for as long as possible, so it had NOTHING to do with the way I treated the watch.

Meanwhile, even my "piece of cräp" Timex and Fossil watches have never failed me, other than one of my 5+ year old Timex' needing a battery at some point. Aside from the fact that the concept of paying hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars for a watch is utterly stupid (yes, I was being young and stupid back then with my money), the performance/durability of those Movados is why I determined I'd never pay over $100 for a watch again.

zazahan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zazahan

A maybe stupid question: how is it compared to Seiko Men's Chronograph Stainless Steel Model Number SND217? That Seiko watch is for $5 more:

http://www.watches.yugster.com/default.aspx?aid=CD7049

orv


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jespensc wrote:No, the pocket watch is alive and well. It just changed shape... and gained the ability to dial phone numbers and transceive radio signals.



Funny you'd mention that...I've been in the "cell phone as watch" camp for a while, but I think it's time a bought a watch. Why? Well, every time I go into the transit tunnel, I can't tell what time it is, because the phone says "SEARCHING FOR SERVICE" instead of the damn clock. :P

mewantsBOC


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mewantsBOC

Invicta = scaffolding

samspade58


quality posts: 0 Private Messages samspade58

Give me a break! I own 2 Rolex’s a gold submariner and a ss gmt. They are great jewelry lousy watches. They keep terrible time and have a cancellation ass warranty for $10k+ dollars. I also own 2 Invictas. They are nice watches that hold up well and keep great time. Yes it is a Daytona knock off, but so what.


pbalkan wrote:Gimme a break. Fine Swiss quality in a knock-off of a Rolex Daytona with a Japanese Quartz movement????

"Speedway" model instead of "Daytona,"... clever.

The Rolex Daytona, which this watch tries to copy, has a Rolex-made automatic (self-winding) movment and screw-downs for the chrono buttons.

The bracelet latching is different and I haven't seen the case-back at all.

Since Quartz watches are usually more accurate than mechanical movements and require less service... you may very well get an accurate timepiece.

But... to anyone who knows anything about fine watches... it's a $60 Invicta. Go ahead an buy one....just don't fool yourself.