questionsinvicta watches, are they any good? do you own…

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I have a Pro Diver and I love it.

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@thefenst: what price range does that one fall in?...all woot staff probably has invicta watches because if it breaks you can just go grab another :)

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I have purchased 2 from invictashark.com, one was complete crap and the other is great.

The one that was crap,the 5249W Pro Diver model, never worked right. It would lose time and the hands would stick, but that seemed to be an issue with that particular model.

I got a 6607 as well, and that one ha been great, none of the negative issues I had with the other one.

I would say you get a good watch on the cheap, but there are some lemons so make sure the vendor has a good return policy.

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No, generally, they're not that great. (Seiko makes far better watches.) They're one of those companies that price things very high, discount them heavily to make it seem like a good deal. Most of their watches are worth about a hundred, tops.

Invicta is notorious for their QA issues as well as stealing other watch companies' designs. Visit any watch collecting web site and you'll find they're not well regarded.

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I've liked mine. It tells time, has stood up to being knocked around, and looks like a more expensive watch than it is (although any good watch snob knows immediately what I paid for it).

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@magicgoat: Mine is an 8926C. It was about $75.

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I have a citizen eco drive, 6 years without missing a beat. love it

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I've got two Invictas, the 8926 automatic diver and a military lefty (not sure of the model). For what they are, they are great watches. They look good, they perform well, and they are dang cheap. I even bought one for my wife for our anniversary (11 yr - steel gift, yes I bought her other gifts as well).

No, they are not going to last forever and they are not heirloom quality, but I also paid less than $60 for the 8926 and less than $100 for the military (although I received it as a gift).

Invictashark.com sends out a daily newsletter that has really good deals, but check before you buy - sometimes Amazon beats them by a few bucks.

Oh, and I've also heard that the Invicta customer service (warranty) is lacking. But, for what I paid, unless it totally falls apart within a year or two, I'm not worried about the warranty.

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Rule of thumb with Invicta is that you have to know that the price is ALWAYS inflated.
When you see one with a regular price of $495 for $80, the real price is $80.
They are good watches, but never ever pay more than $100 for one.

Invicta used to be a premier brand, when it was a European company, then they sold the name, and are now based in Florida. The watches are decent, but not in the premier level they used to be, and not worth the inflated "regular" price they tend to show.

That being said, I really like the one I have, and would happily buy another, but again, I would only spend $100 max on this brand.

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@dmmutti: Agree. If you're thinking of buying one, watch ShopNBC or go to their website. They have Invicta watches on about every other hour. ::bored sigh:: Find the watch you like then Google it for the best price.

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I've bought & sold a lot of watches over the years, mostly Citizen, Seiko, Bulova, Wittnauer- not real high end stuff, but solid machines. Kinda wanted an Invicta, so I bought one and couldn't be rid of it fast enough, AND wouldn't sell it to my regulars. Up close, it looks and feels cheap. Don't just take my word for it, but it seems like an overpriced fashion watch.

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I am left-handed, and really like the Invicta lefty watches. They run large, which takes some getting used to. I get a lot of compliments on the designs, and the prices are reasonable (the MSRP's ARE highly inflated; the discounted prices are about right).

I have had 2 bad experiences with the 6 that I own. The crystal on the lefty Russian diver watch came up cracked one day. Amazon replaced it with no hassle. The worst problem has been with an Invicta "Specialty" collection watch--model number 11273. I wore it in a pool once, and ever since it has shown condensation in the crystal. This is the only one of my "Invicta" watches that does NOT have the name "Invicta" inscribed on the side of the case, so I am wondering if it might be a knock-off.

Overall, they are great fashion watches, but for durability and function, especially if you are a swimmer or diver, you should go for a better brand (e.g., Citizen). My Citizen Eco-Drive Diver's 300M is indestructible as that goes.

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FOLKS..I DO OWN SIEKO'S, CROTON'S, SWISS LEGEND'S, RENATO'S, BULOVA'S AND YES
QUITE FEW INVITA'S ( LUPAH'S..RESERVE'S...SPECIALTIES...PRO DIVER'S...SEA ROVER'S...AND QUITE A FEW MORE!!!!). I REALLY LIKE THEM ALL AND THE INVICTA'S PERFORM DAMN WELL!!!

ALL OF THE WATCH COMPANIES HAVE A HIGH " MSRP " AND DISCOUNT 'EM VERY DEEPLY.

I LOVE 'EM ALL AND THEY PERFORM WELL...ANYONE OF THE COMPANIES.

GOOD GRIEF...JUST BOUGHT A 1985 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR/ 70K MILES/GREAT SHAPE...MSRP IN '85 @ $300K FOR $ 13K....PLEASE GET REAL!!

DRIVE OFF THE GMC LOT WITH YOUR $ 45K SIERRA AND LOOSE 25% IN LESS THAN 1,000 FEET DOWN THE ROAD!

TO SAY NOTHING WHEN YOU BUY A ROLEX FOR HUGE BUCKS AND IF YOU GET INTO BAD TIMES AND SEE WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU WANT TO GET SOME CASH FROM " BIG RICK "
AT THE PAWN STARS STORE IN VEGAS!!

TIME FOR SOME REALITY CHECKS FOR SOME THE VERY NAIVE .... HOSTAGEH

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After looking at the reviews, I decided to buy the "Speedway invicta" ignoring all the bad reviews. Nice looking watch, but after it insisted on stopping every few days the winder fell out. Only worn six times which made it very expensive. Buy at your own peril and don't be surprised if it stops working soon after.

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I have 15 Invictas. I have bought most of them from ShopNBC. Never had a problem. Most watches I get are the $100 type. Two that are $200 are great.

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I have quite a few Invictas......anybody that you see above complaining about them are the same people that complain about everything. DO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING THAT YOU READ IN FORUMS, AS MOST OF IT IS PLAIN BS!! The Invicta Reserve line is for sure as good as any Rolex that I own! I do not own a single Invicta that I regret purchasing, and as said before.....I own many!

Invicta makes a very durable time machine.

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Invicta watches can be excellent timepieces but it largely depends on which model and collection you go for. The pro diver range offers high quality diver watches at an affordable price point, where the sub aqua noma collection watches demand a higher price but have more premium features. Not all Invicta watches are great, that's why you have to read reviews online and find the diamonds in the rough. There are most definitely some gems to be had, the Invicta 9937 for example uses a swiss automatic movement that is comparable to the movement used in Rolex for a fraction of the price. If you want help deciding on which are the best Invicta watches to buy head over to http://www.invictawatchesreviewed.com I have personally found their reviews very helpful, and helped me in make my decision as to what Invicta watch I should buy. I've decided to go for a subaqua noma III and very happy so far.