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    Invicta build quality ?

    Are Invicta any good ? More specifically, the sapphire crystal models.




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    Hello, and Welcome!

    You, my friend, are opening a can-o'-worms.

    My only Invicta experience was with the 8926. I was quite happy with it, and it's operation. I never had any issues with it for the time I had it (just at a year).

    I've heard horror stories from members on this site and several others. I've also heard good remarks. My conclusion is that like almost any manufacturer, you are bound to find issues. Perhaps Invicta has more than others, perhaps not. My experiences don't offer enough insight to make a conclusive decision.

    I'll suggest that you research the model(s) that you are interested in, and read as much as you can about the product. Don't purchase or stay away because of what others say; purchase or stay away based on your own research and intelligence.

    Good luck with the search, and if you do buy a copy, please feel free to share it here.

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    Re: Invicta build quality ?

    They have plenty of sapphire crystal models. depends on which one you are looking at. I own quite a few Invictas with no problems. others do have problems with invicta though. So far my choices have been good ones. they off a wide variety of choices. also its been my experience that most of the complaints are aimed at watches from shopnbc. you never know if they sent out a return.

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    I own several and always go for the Swiss Made ones with Sapphire crystals. I have been happy with them. I wouldn't give more than a couple hundred bucks for one though. I see you posted in affordables as well, look back a few days/weeks in both forums we just had a thread on them.
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    I recently got an $80 jobbie with a Japanese Miyota 21J movt. I love it, it feels like a high quality piece. Can't speak to the durability, but I think you get a lot of bang for the buck. There are some great deals on them at overstock.com. They have some nice quartz models as well.
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    I gave my son an 8926 well over a year ago. He likes it and never a problem. It's a good looking watch.

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    Re: Invicta build quality ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pure View Post
    Are Invicta any good ? More specifically, the sapphire crystal models.
    As far as I can tell, Invicta is just a contracting house that has others build everything. Some of their contractors are good Swiss houses... but not many. Most appear to be low price suppliers in a market of low price suppliers.

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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Invicta build quality ?

    It seems like the goal of Invicta is to sell as many watches as possible...Seems like they copy everyone (Rolex, Bell and Ross, etc)..

    They do make some good watches--some of their divers, etc...The Reserve Line looks to be pretty good as well... I like the Subaqua's...

    I own a couple of Invicta's--Russian Diver and Dragon Lupah...I have wondered about the quality---None of their watches seem to hold any value....A couple of years ago they offered a quartz, minute repeater; it was on the cover of one of the watch magazines and I think it retailed for $1500-$2000--now its worth less $500...

    I would never buy one when it is first offered--wait about 3-6 months and you can buy it for at least 40% off.

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    Re: Invicta build quality ?

    i admittedly got sucked into watching them pitch them on tv, and after a year or so, almost drunk dialed and ordered one. I tried one on at a mall, and what shoulda been solid and a very heavy watch, felt extremely cheap, and made all sortsa rattles, and pinched the crap outa my arm hair.
    there are other forums that have substantial conversations about invicta, and far more positive opinions that you should definitely seek out rather than listening to me.
    There's a certain charm in drunk dialing a watch purchase, and only remembering that you did later in the week when it arrives. Regardless of the quality, its worth a couple hundred bucks to do it and just keep it as a beater.

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    Re: Invicta build quality ?

    Invicta's seem pretty sturdy to me. The prices are good because they sell in large volume. I'd say as long as you keep your expectations in check you'll be pretty pleased. Most of the core movements are tried and true (japanese autos).

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