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    My "new" solid 18k INVICTA chronograph...

    I thought that would get your attention! I just snagged it today...it's a ca. 1950 Invicta "Chronograph Suisse" housed in a solid 18 carat rose gold case and equipped with the famous Landeron 48 Swiss chrono movement, which graced the cases of innumerable chronograph back in the mid-twentieth century. These are the seller's photos...it won't ship for 9-10 days when the seller returns from vacation. Bummer!











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    Re: My "new" solid 18k INVICTA chronograph...

    Wow! Looks like a really nice condition vintage piece!

    Good snag Tom!

    You really have a nice collection of vintage pieces!

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    Lovely watch Tom. Congratulations
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    Re: My "new" solid 18k INVICTA chronograph...

    Way cool Tom!
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    Re: My "new" solid 18k INVICTA chronograph...

    Now that is an Invicta I could wear. Congrats on snagging the Vintage Invicta. It is a looker and a beauty.
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    Re: My "new" solid 18k INVICTA chronograph...

    Tom, I know that this is a loaded question here but......what happened to the Invicta that produced your new watch?:-S
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    Re: My "new" solid 18k INVICTA chronograph...

    Quote Originally Posted by Docrwm
    Tom, I know that this is a loaded question here but......what happened to the Invicta that produced your new watch?:-S
    The Invicta "history" I just read on Invicta's site yesterday indicated that the company was founded in Switzerland in the 1837 and enjoyed solid success until the quartz revolution, when it basically died out in the early 1970s. According to Invicta, "descendants of the Invicta family" resurrected the brand in 1991, and the rest is history.

    Since they say "Invicta" is Latin for "invincible," I'm not sure what they mean by "the Invicta family," as if there had been a family named Invicta! I think what they mean is that some greedy guys got together, bought the rights to the name from the owners, and proceeded to use it as a front for their new watch business. But for some reason I didn't find this on their web site.

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    Re: My "new" solid 18k INVICTA chronograph...

    It's a beauty....................not sure what Invicta "family" means either.........ceratinly not horsetraders, thieves and/or carnival barkers!
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    Re: My "new" solid 18k INVICTA chronograph...

    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono
    The Invicta "history" I just read on Invicta's site yesterday indicated that the company was founded in Switzerland in the 1837 and enjoyed solid success until the quartz revolution, when it basically died out in the early 1970s. According to Invicta, "descendants of the Invicta family" resurrected the brand in 1991, and the rest is history.

    Since they say "Invicta" is Latin for "invincible," I'm not sure what they mean by "the Invicta family," as if there had been a family named Invicta! I think what they mean is that some greedy guys got together, bought the rights to the name from the owners, and proceeded to use it as a front for their new watch business. But for some reason I didn't find this on their web site.

    :-D

    Yeah, Rolex doesn't turn a profit. Breitling has no mark up that I can tell. Only Invicta is greedy selling generally 50 to 200 dollar watches mostly. Nice try.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DP02SS
    Yeah, Rolex doesn't turn a profit. Breitling has no mark up that I can tell. Only Invicta is greedy selling generally 50 to 200 dollar watches mostly. Nice try.D
    OR - they're all Capitalist Pigs exploiting the honest workers of the world - OR- ...........
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