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hey anyone own an Invicta Watch? Are they good watches, worth starting up a collection of them?
whats your opinion?
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Hi there New Collector and welcome to the forum!

The easy answer on your question is a lot of folks love their designs but the QA and QC are not comparable to a brand like Seiko or Citizen.

On the other hand, their design team does produce some pieces which are within the reach of most everyones budget so they do offer a nice way for the average person to get into the hobby. Many of us here started off with Invicta.

Many folks draw the line between $200-$300 for their upper limits on Invicta purchases as their are other well known high quality watches available above that level. I have purchase Invicta watches above that limit but the below $300 price range seems to be the sweet spot for Invicta in terms of quality, price, and looks.

On the other hand, many folks dislike Invicta for the very reasons stated above and would not take one if it was given for free!! It tends to foster a very black/white response with few shades of gray for many.

If I could suggest using the search function on the WUS forum menu and typing in "Invicta" ; I think you could get a good feeling for the brand and a consensus of sorts.

Happy watch hunting.
 

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hey anyone own an Invicta Watch? Are they good watches, worth starting up a collection of them?
whats your opinion?
thanks
newcollector
and how come the italic doesnt shut off? o|
Wecome to the forum newcollector! You'll get a range of answers on this forum concerning Invicta. I have owned around 9 or 10 of them myself and I've had a pretty good experience all around. :-!
 

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I'm in the minority here. I never had a bad one. I beat my elite for 4 years until it died from abuse. I still own a few, and just bought a new one about a month ago. and another one 3 weeks ago and............... well you get the point. heres some good ones.








 

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I've owned two of them with no problems. I find them to be good watches if you stay under the $250 mark. Beyond that pricepoint you can purchase watches from other more reputable brands.
 

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My personal experience: Four Invictas, three of them duds.

One popped a sub-dial hand within a month. Returned for a full refund. Two of them died in under a year. Both were repaired under warranty and died again within a few months.

The reliable one has been a version of the 8926. I've had it for nearly 3 years with no problems.

I liked the exterior build quality on all of them, especially the bracelets. Too bad most of them died an early death. These were all automatics, by the way.

Me? I'm done with the brand.
 
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Hello there.

I just have 2 Invictas at present and have had 4. All of them have worked OK for me, maybe I have been lucky.

Currently, I own a 9937 (maybe Invicta's most remarkable watch) and an Executive with the Unitas movement, which works and looks great after 2 years. I was lucky I bought it second hand and for a price that would make you :-d :-d :-d :-d as I believe this watch is discontinued now...

I think these are the two better Invictas one can have... I have not seen many others I like...

Here is a -not very good- pic of the Exceutive:

 

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I just can NOT believe we have not heard from a particular WIS on this subject...:-s
 

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I'm in the minority here. I never had a bad one. I beat my elite for 4 years until it died from abuse. I still own a few, and just bought a new one about a month ago. and another one 3 weeks ago and............... well you get the point. heres some good ones.

Where do you get your watches from? i've found some good cheap places online (i figure i'll buy one and see how it goes) just wondering where you would recommend going to..
the cheapest i found actually happens to be www.diamondshack.com so if you know anything about them please let me know!!!
thanks a-ton
 

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I just checked out there site. pretty good prices and they carry some of the discontinued models also, like the malaga. I still watch ebay and buy some from private sellers. the elite series can be had new for under 100.00 if you wait for the right seller. the S1 at the bottom of my pics is very hard to find though. if one shows up, buy it.
 

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I have only owned Invictas w/the Miyota movement and I must say I have not had any issues with them. All of them have performed flawlessly, with no QC issues.
 

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The only problems with my Legendary 8926 were caused by yours truly. Other than that it has been a superb value for under $100.

I shattered the crystal removing the cyclops in case you're wondering. o|:oops:
 
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hey anyone own an Invicta Watch? Are they good watches, worth starting up a collection of them?
whats your opinion?
thanks
newcollector
and how come the italic doesnt shut off? o|
My Invicta 8926 is a nice watch for the price. I paid $89 for it. The only things I really don't like about it is that the cyclops hardly magnifies at all and it runs fast (about +35 seconds per day). Some people are lucky and get one that doesn't run as fast, but +35 is still within the acceptable range for the movement.

I would not have been happy if I spent more than $100 on this watch.
 

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Invicta is a gamble. You will either get a good watch for a small amount of $$ or you'll get a lot of hassle and headache dealing with them.
 

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Why are ancient Invicta threads being resurrected? Can't we just scroll down and add on to one of the dozens from this year alone?

And no, they're not.
 

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I had an Invicta 9937 which is very similar in look to the 8926 except it has sapphire crystal and an ETA movement. BUT NOW THE 9937 DOES NOT have either of those things.

My watch was stolen, don't remember where. I have to say though, that the watch was flawless. The see-through caseback was a cool conversation item :)

The look was very Submariner-like but I thought it had enough differences, and their logo was prominent enough, where I didn't consider it a blatant copy.

A recent post here had a pair of pic showing how obviously Invicata copies other brands, and that's such a turn off that i'm done with the brand.

Also, their decision to change established models away from Sapphire crystal to "Flame Fusion" is unnacceptable.
 

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You guys are missing the point of this thread completely, has anybody watched the video?!! I never laughed so hard in my life....just watch it......all of it........
 

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I have a few Invicta's and like them very much. I tend to stay in the 40-44mm range. I agree with the guy in the video, the larger watches are good if your a strip club manager or pimp or baller(what ever that is) The quality has become very spotty because they have to pump out so many watches for shop nbc and invictashark that the qc has suffered, happens to a lot of companies that grow very fast. So I won't buy an Invicta anymore I have moved on but still wear the ones I have. So to all you pimps and ballers Invicta is for you...
 
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