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Old 08-09-2019, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So as you all might have heard by now, Eyal Lalo's cash cow the Evine channel posted a 21 million dollar deficit in the last quarter. You know some heads had to roll. To the rescue comes Eyal with a 6 million dollar infusion of cash (which probably got him a seat on the board) and a new name as of 8/21 Shop HQ. Assuming that the HQ stands for High Quality, Invicta's presence there would be "questionable" at best. But they do sell a lot of other brands too.
While on the subject, I couldn't help but notice over recent times that Invicta is beginning to move away from its chief automatic workhorse TMI/Seiko NH35A and is beginning to use a hacking version of the Miyota 821A-21D without the screw down crown meaning that none of their watches equipped with this movement will be carrying a WR rating better than 100 meters. You know how Eyal likes his outrageous WR ratings. Could this be a sign of something bigger ?
Anyway, being a fan of the channel when there is nothing and I mean nothing else to watch. I sometimes tune in and get sucked into the hype. So, yes I bought a Bolt Sport with this Miyota movement in it for all of $99 to give it a ride. Details forthcoming...
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im actually looking forward to a good review of that watch and movement.

surprised about the 8xxx version miyota though...figured the NH35 was good enough and cheap enough for them...not like invicta needs to worry about needing a slimmer movement for their watches.

also surprised about their newer watches not having screw down crowns. seems like an odd place to cut corners given invictas past obsession with higher WR ratings. maybe people are caring less about that nowadays.
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im actually looking forward to a good review of that watch and movement.

surprised about the 8xxx version miyota though...figured the NH35 was good enough and cheap enough for them...not like invicta needs to worry about needing a slimmer movement for their watches.

also surprised about their newer watches not having screw down crowns. seems like an odd place to cut corners given invictas past obsession with higher WR ratings. maybe people are caring less about that nowadays.
100 meters is more then enough even for a dive watch, as long as it is pressured tested in actuality to that atmos, even real divers rarely go deeper then 30 meters!
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Didn't even know about any of that Forza, so thanks a lot for the
report ! ..Wow, and you also have a Bolt on the way too?!!

Sounds like an insane amount of bang for the buck sir ! ..Can't
wait to see it, and hear what you think. Big congratulations to
you ahead of time !!!
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100 meters is more then enough even for a dive watch, as long as it is pressured tested in actuality to that atmos, even real divers rarely go deeper then 30 meters!

it isnt just depth that can create pressure. if your in a pool at only 2 meters, but moving your arm around while swimming, that action is creating water pressure on the watch greater than the actual depth you are at. thats why many watches rated for 50 meters state they are not suitable for swimming even though swimming pools are not 50 meters deep.
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So as you all might have heard by now, Eyal Lalo's cash cow the Evine channel posted a 21 million dollar deficit in the last quarter. You know some heads had to roll. To the rescue comes Eyal with a 6 million dollar infusion of cash (which probably got him a seat on the board) and a new name as of 8/21 Shop HQ. Assuming that the HQ stands for High Quality, Invicta's presence there would be "questionable" at best. But they do sell a lot of other brands too.
While on the subject, I couldn't help but notice over recent times that Invicta is beginning to move away from its chief automatic workhorse TMI/Seiko NH35A and is beginning to use a hacking version of the Miyota 821A-21D without the screw down crown meaning that none of their watches equipped with this movement will be carrying a WR rating better than 100 meters. You know how Eyal likes his outrageous WR ratings. Could this be a sign of something bigger ?
Anyway, being a fan of the channel when there is nothing and I mean nothing else to watch. I sometimes tune in and get sucked into the hype. So, yes I bought a Bolt Sport with this Miyota movement in it for all of $99 to give it a ride. Details forthcoming...

If Invicta would return to the older high volume models I'm sure they can revive Shopnbc, Evine, Shop HQ or what ever nameplate they will finally decide on
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