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Old 12-02-2016, 01:33 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I would like to add the observation that I for one think that having watches presented on TV is helpful, and if not helpful, then entertaining. Seeing a one dimensional picture of a watch online is just not as good as seeing a three dimensional view of a watch when presented from several different camera angles. Of course it's a given that as the watch is being presented some of the sales folks tend to mix good instructive watch info with a bit of shall we say colorful sales pitch. In any event I would love to see all manner of watch makers present their watches on TV.

However my main point is - has anyone else noticed that years ago several watchmakers took turns for an hour or two presenting their watches on TV, including as I recall one German watch maker with a heavy accent, but something happened because for the last couple of years the presence of all those other watch makers that posed competition for Invicta all but disappeared from public view?

Am I the only one that thinks that that development is very odd? I have a theory but I'll keep it to myself.
Oh no... Don't stop now. I love conspiracy theories. Especially if they involve Invicta... Carry on sir.
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Old 12-02-2016, 02:01 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Let's just say I would tune into a TV show, any TV show, if multiple watch makers took turns presenting their watches for an hour or two, and I'd probably buy watches with more frequency. The current one sided sales approach is too limiting for me and I've stayed away for years now.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:29 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I fess up. I drunk tha Invicter Kool Aid.
But then I had a "Come to Jesus moment"
and saw the Seiko, Citizen, Deep Blue and
Reactor lite. No more victers for me.

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world sez Evine!

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Old 12-02-2016, 10:30 AM   #45 (permalink)
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well then i just so happen to own a few invictas and i couldnt happier i have all invicta reserve watches i got good prices on them they look great and feel great. also the nice man on evine said its the best watches in the world and he wouldnt lie to me hes on tv i can trust him. and this watch is a reserve seabase limited edition you cant say its not purdy
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Old 12-03-2016, 03:04 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I wonder how many people work at Invicta in Florida. What is it like working there?
Got an "F" at the BBB. Wow.

Looked at a few on their website just now.

They're... interesting designs.
MSRP are through the roof. I hate when companies have MSRP through the roof but then offer giant discounts to make people think they're getting a GREAT deal.

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I have an Invicta Quartz Grand Diver 3441 that I purchased new for a very reasonable price and would have no issue recommending that model to anyone as it's been a very good watch for me.
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The older model Invictas were the real deal and built like tanks.

I've got several from a decade or so back starting with the original Sub Aqua Noma black dimple dial 7750 and it's in my 42mm-43mm sweet spot and still a keeper.
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