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Today after 3 years my 0514 stop working.

Even after 24 hours of winding followed by violent shaking no movement...
that is "famous" Swiss Made movement, my Invicta finally have said:
I have to stop, I'm tired, I need some rest and a few $$$ infusion in repair.

I was expecting to see something like that would happen in 10 years...
okay 5, but after 3 years... well, everyone who are still prizing Invictas...
take cold shower and think again.

I wounder how many 0514s over there that have the same problem?
Only 1200 of them made? Now that make sense cause Invicta will have only
limited to 1200 amount of complains.

Any suggestion on how to deal with Invicta after warranty is over?

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Fuhgeddaboudit

1. Forget about it - the issue is not worth the time, energy, mental effort, or emotional resources.

 

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If the watch means a lot to you, call customer service, get a quote or see what they have to say.

Or, go to a local watch repair shop and get him to fix it for you.

Last option, forget about it.
 

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You mean forget about $600
or
Principal?

Thank you for advice but would any of you to walk away from even $60 watch?

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You mean forget about $600
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Principal?

Thank you for advice but would any of you to walk away from even $60 watch?

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I'd make a call to see what I could do. I'd price out the fix as best I could to see if it was worth it. Then I'd fix it if it were reasonable. If it was not reasonable, I'd buy that video and attempt it myself.

A $60 watch... I would open it and attempt to fix it. Need something to learn on.
 

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To answer your question, yes I would walk away from a $60 watch unless it had sentimental value, was in the family for years, etc.
Well, I'm not as rich as you are and that is why I bought $600 watch.

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If the watch means a lot to you, call customer service, get a quote or see what they have to say.
I call and they told me it cost me $72 with shipment back included but...
I think little girl on a phone think I want them to take a look at my watch
and to say sorry without fix it.
$72???

Or, go to a local watch repair shop and get him to fix it for you.
Local guy told me $350...
LOL, it's just another way to tell me: take your watch and go away

Last option, forget about it.
See above

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Well you have basically exhausted all options we have described to you.

You can send your watch to Invicta. Have them look it over for $72. Yes that is to diagnose your watch. They will then contact you as to how much it will cost to fix the thing.

Or you can take it to another watch maker and get another quote from them and ask what they think needs to be done.

But if you do not want to pay a watch maker to fix it or Invicta to diagnose it, then it seems like your only option is buy another one if you don't want to pay to fix the watch or fix it yourself.

A lot of people on this board own $600 watches. I myself do not own a watch over $800.
 

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maybe PM GANSON at this forum...

i think he recently posted a place to repair watches in the mail...reputabley...


maybe IWW ?

- $600 is a lot of $$$

in a cost benefit analysis it is probably worth investing a couple hundred to repair....

unless you just write the watch off and consider the $200 repair costs a downpayment on a new watch under warranty and finance the rest on PAYPAL BILL ME LATER... with 6 months no interest-

there are lots of great watches available from the EUROZONE (STEINWAY) and JAPAN (SEIKO)
 

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What what movement does it have?

It might be cheaper to buy a whole movement, have a local guy swap it out (probably for about $40-$100), and then sell the dud movement on ebay to recoup some of the cost.

Also, Invicta and warranties? I've never heard a story of that ending well.
 

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I call and they told me it cost me $72 with shipment back included but...
I think little girl on a phone think I want them to take a look at my watch
and to say sorry without fix it.
$72???

Local guy told me $350...
LOL, it's just another way to tell me: take your watch and go away

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IF the local guy opened your watch and saw that it was broken, $350 is about right if he is overhauling it with new parts. It is a $450 retail movement as per link below. If he didn't even open it, it might just require minimal servicing and I'd shop around for a jeweler who looks at the watch before giving you an estimate.

http://www.ofrei.com/page240.html

As for the quote the girl at customer service gave you, that is just probably for the shipping just to look at it. You are out of warranty which means there will be an addition charge depending on the overall damage. Invicta doesn't make its movements so at best they would replace the movement at wholesale price. This again is at best but I suspect it might run you over the $350 you were quoted. Remember the "retail" price of the watch is in the thousands, so they will charge you as such and not the $600 you paid for it.
 

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For a chrono movement like that, I'm afraid $350 is on the low end of a good service.

According to Jack at IWW's price list, he starts at $395 for chrono service.

A new movement probably around $500.

Now, you could look into an ETA7750. I've heard that the SW500 could be used as a drop in replacement for the 7750, so it might work the other way around. They are just as pricey, BUT there are decent Chinese clones out there that can be had for cheap. You could put one of those in to hold you over until you can get the real thing again.

That's all I can think of.
 

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Just wonder if anybody know why it stopped winding and hold the charge
even thou rotor is spinning around? Is there some kind of battery that went bad?

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