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Old 01-04-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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Hello, I am looking for a new watch and don't have a bunch of money to spend. I like big, heavy, metal band watches. I was looking at Invicta watches on Amazon and was wondering what the lowdown on them is. This one is 45 mm diameter case, but the reviews are mixed as to the reliability of it.

http://www.amazon.com/Invicta-5249S-...icta+pro+diver

anyone have any experience with these? Or have any alternatives I should consider. As I said money is a little tight right now so I can't spend a lot.

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I have only heard good things about Invicta watches.
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Greg: PM Justin emopunker2004. He's Had A Lot Of Invictas.
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Thanks Greg. I also sent a message to Brian (MurphysLaw) as he has some too.
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I have a lot of Invictas and they look great and are relatively inexpensive.
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I searched "Invicta" and saw some threads where the particular one I was looking at isn't known for keeping great time.
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Which model is it. Maybe i have it and tell you. I know that all the ones if have work fine. Never had an issue with them
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Which model is it. Maybe i have it and tell you. I know that all the ones if have work fine. Never had an issue with them
Theres a link in the first post.

http://www.amazon.com/Invicta-5249S-...icta+pro+diver

In an old thread it seems that a quartz might be a better one to go with instead of the automatic.
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Whoops maybe that one is quartz after relooking at it.
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I recently purchased this one

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and am very happy with it!
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I like the simple look of that one Hugh, but a little more than I can stand money wise at the moment.
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I have an Invicta my wife gave me. It's heavy, looks good and works fine. I'd have absolutely no reservations buying another.
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Theres a link in the first post.

http://www.amazon.com/Invicta-5249S-...icta+pro+diver

In an old thread it seems that a quartz might be a better one to go with instead of the automatic.
Greg, is that the one you are looking at? I have several watches and a bunch of Invicta...love most of them...
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Greg, is that the one you are looking at? I have several watches and a bunch of Invicta...love most of them...
Yes, I was looking at that one and they have this one at:

http://www.shophq.com/Invicta_47mm_P...prop=Men's Watches|472&prop=Show|Invicta Watches - Clearance
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I ordered the above linked one from shophq. Will post a pic or two when it comes in. Anyone give me any insight on the sizes? It's 47 mms. I have probably never had a watch quite this big, but I do like big metal clunky watches so hope this one doesn't disappoint.
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http://www.orient-watch.com/

Probably too late, but Orient makes some stellar quality automatics in a very affordable price range. You will also rarely ever run into anyone wearing one, just a little off the beaten path.
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Greg: PM Justin emopunker2004. He's Had A Lot Of Invictas.
Look around the net a bit more and you will find plenty of negative comments on Invicta as I would say their reputation is shakey with folks who love em and hate em.

I got into watches because of Invicta and shop NBC in 2008 and proceeded to aquire dozens of Invictas. I got rid most of them and don't wear the ones I still have because my tastes have changed.

My opinion is that they have some reasonably priced watches and are a good value IF you get one in perfect working condition. If you should happen to get a watch that isn't functionally properly or have an issue down the road, this is where the trouble may start. Their warranty service is not good and you're generally in for trouble and frustration should you have to use their "white glove service" warranty.

But google Invicta warranty repair and Invicta customer service and you will find some interesting reading. Good luck.

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Thanks Ken, I did see some of what you mention.. Hoping I don't have a bad experience with buying one.
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You wont. Dont pull the trigger on anything till later this week...

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Too late. already ordered it.
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