Ok, Folks. I own a couple of invicta watches, so I'll try to answer this in a way that will help people that don't know much about watches, or more directly, Invicta.
First, as mentioned earlier, forget about the MSRP. Invicta's best marketing ploy of all time was to create numbers for an MSRP that gives the average, uneducated buyer the idea that they are getting the best deal on the planet. No, you aren't. If you buy this watch, you are getting a watch that is not worth $600. and probably not even the $60 that you are thinking of shelling out for this watch.
First of all, take away the MSRP and just look at the $60 price. Is it worth that? because if it is to you, this is a no-brainer if you are looking for a fairly cheap, reasonable, reliable watch.
Invicta has a reputation for large case sizes. This one is no different, as it has a 45mm case width. Fairly large, but not in today's market. for a man, 45mm is a pretty good size for a watch you want to be seen, but not so big that you look like Randy Jackson of A.I. fame.
it is a "swiss parts quartz" which means that there may be one or two parts on the watch or the watch movement that were made or sourced in Switzerland, home of primo watches, great chocolate, and questionable bank accounts. But as anybody in the watch world knows, a watch that has the words "Swiss made" at the bottom of the dial are worth a LOT more than other watches because the swiss are fanatical about their watch making and the reputation of watches that carry that "swiss made" label. This watch does not have this.
What this means, in all probability (but I don't know for sure) that this watch was manufactured in China, which means Chinese parts, Chinese labor, Chinese costs. That's how a watch that costs $60 to you can still be making some money for Invicta.
This isn't necessarily bad, mind you. But it does mean you aren't getting a watch that will be fought over by relatives after you die. And if it breaks, you won't cry. What you do get is a watch that will keep good time (it's quartz, so it will be accurate) for a few bucks. Now, the quiestions you should ask yourself... 1) do you need a watch? 2) do you like this watch? 3) can you afford the $65?
woot! is giving you three choices, and for the money, it's not a bad deal at all. It's $60 plus tax and shipping. For that, you get a decent looking watch that will more than likely keep relatively good time.
a couple of things I noticed in the description. The strap is made out of "Textured black action leather". I don't know what that means, but it's either cheap leather, pleather, or some sort of material that is man-made. The band length is no where to be found (at least for me), so if you have a large wrist, you are risking that the watch will even fit. The second thing is the crystal. It's not Sapphire, a very nice, very scratch resistant material. Flame fusion is the name of their in-house crystal-making method. That's it. I have no idea how scratch resistant it makes their crystals, but it's a cool marketing phrase made up by the folks at Invicta.
If you are still reading this, you are obviously interested in the watch and learning something too. Which is always good. Invicta is a watch brand that has been flooding the watch market for a number of years now, primarily selling through distribution channels such as TV shopping networks, primarily ShopNBC.
If you have never owned an Invicta watch, this isn't a bad price point to enter into the brand. But be clear. This is NOT a $600 watch. The watch most likely will appear cheap to you in some way. And you will be majorly disappointed if you actually think it's a watch you would actually drop $600 on.
For me, the biggest concern would be the band, I don't know if it's actually leather or not, but my guess is that it is cheap leather if it is. The lume will be fine, and the watch will keep good time because of the quartz.
And it's got a pretty decent look to it. All in all, I've seen worse for more money. But personal taste should prevail.
One final note: The two watches I have purchased were decent watches, but nothing I'd pass down to the next generation in my family. However, they both keep good time, and I wear one almost exclusively when I do work on the car or in the yard. Both watches have very cheap bands. Neither one was purchased with the idea that it would be a dress watch or the star of my watch collection.