Different Perspective on Invicta....

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Re: Different Perspective on Invicta....

Postby TemerityB » June 2nd 2015, 6:29pm

I can't and won't soften on Invicta. As I type this they're on EvineDead right now; the only times I tune in is during commercial breaks during sporting events, and that's rarely. Yet, it's like shooting fish in a barrel - just wait a few seconds and someone like Justin Zimmer will spout something so pie-in-the-sky that you know's it's total BS; just a few days ago he repeated the Russian Diver tall tale.

Frankly, I'm a little insulted when our esteemed OP chimes in that we'e been "butt raped" or whatever by IWG. That's beside the point; I personally never spent more than $100 on any of their stuff the few times I bought one. The bigger picture is what I see; this is a company that is only about seven years overdue in being held accountable for their awful business practices. Every single website, including Amazon's customer reviews, has reams of text - miles of it- detailing how people simply can't get their watches serviced by the very company that sold them. "For me any brand that has been a part of returning the timepiece back to its proper place on the wrists of the world is not a negative to me." Again, have a Coke and smile, huh; it's like claiming Takata airbags are still super-keen because they get big and white and fluffy, and we had nothing to save us back in the 1950s.

So, as a watch collector and admirer, I'm supposed to sit back and let people lie, bilk, and continue to make the term "Swiss Made" a travesty? Maybe I still have too much crusading journalist in me, but to me there's nothing wrong with seeing something blatantly wrong and calling it out. Methinks our new friend is a serious IWG fan boi, and that's fine, who cares - but playing the old "hater" card is so 2009. Those that think it's too "negative" here can take their Ocean Ghosts over to WIT, where the sun always shines, people write poems about Evine hosts, and every watch is hailed as "a classic timepiece with great style" by a raging simpleton.
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Re: Different Perspective on Invicta....

Postby codguy » June 3rd 2015, 4:14am

TemerityB wrote:Those that think it's too "negative" here can take their Ocean Ghosts over to WIT, where the sun always shines, people write poems about Evine hosts, and every watch is hailed as "a classic timepiece with great style" by a raging simpleton.


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Re: Different Perspective on Invicta....

Postby AJC » June 3rd 2015, 7:45am

koimaster wrote:Fossil is also a fashion brand but you do not see the thousands of bad reviews or complaints about them across every watch forum on the net.


Maybe because Fossil has a hand in making their watches (along with watches a thousand other names on them). Just maybe. But I think you do a disservice to Fossil by even mentioning them in the same breath as Invicta.
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Re: Different Perspective on Invicta....

Postby jaw » June 3rd 2015, 10:43am

A small collection of definitions from the webnet...

Hater:

1. Initially used to describe those who hate others for irrational reasons, for the sake of hate itself. Now used as a knee jerk defense by those hated on, even though they may be hated for perfectly rational reasons.

2. Extremely overused and hackneyed catchphrase that people use when someone disapproves of something the user usually knows in their heart is shitty.

3. A word that is overused, or a label given to you when you're being truthful and reasonable about something, and people don't want to accept the fact you're right.



So, all the the above responses to the OP are perfectly rational, valid, and factually verifiable reasons to dislike Invicta and the cheeto stained skid marked zombies that defend them.

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Re: Different Perspective on Invicta....

Postby Mortuus » June 4th 2015, 4:27pm

Such a superb collection of posts in this thread, once again reminding me that the quality of writing here is easily ten-fold of that of any dozen sites -- watch-related or otherwise -- you might randomly select on a given day. Or, put another way, excellent shit, fellas!

To the OP: Welcome. Your first post was well-written and, I believe, a genuine attempt to locate and stare down the truth. I enjoyed reading it, along with the other seriously enjoyable posts you contributed during the ensuing "discussions." And I do hope you'll stay a while, because to do so, I would genuinely aver, will bring you to the information you're looking for, and with far less time and trouble. However, it would certainly be good for you to remember that we have been lauded for our satire here almost as much as we have for our knowledge of Horology.

To my fellow prolific Lords, AKA the usual suspects -- and you know who you are: I am always deeply proud of what we produce here, but never more so than in the pages of this particular thread. Well done to each of you. I'm proud to be in your midst.

Hating, diseased bastards all... :?

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Re: Different Perspective on Invicta....

Postby conjurer » June 4th 2015, 4:34pm

Mortuus wrote:Such a superb collection of posts in this thread, once again reminding me that the quality of writing here is easily ten-fold of that of any dozen sites -- watch-related or otherwise -- you might randomly select on a given day. Or, put another way, excellent shit, fellas!

To the OP: Welcome. Your first post was well-written and, I believe, a genuine attempt to locate and stare down the truth. I enjoyed reading it, along with the other seriously enjoyable posts you contributed during the ensuing "discussions." And I do hope you'll stay a while, because to do so, I would genuinely aver, will bring you to the information you're looking for, and with far less time and trouble. However, it would certainly be good for you to remember that we have been lauded for our satire here almost as much as we have for our knowledge of Horology.

To my fellow prolific Lords, AKA the usual suspects -- and you know who you are: I am always deeply proud of what we produce here, but never more so than in the pages of this particular thread. Well done to each of you. I'm proud to be in your midst.

Hating, diseased bastards all... :?


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Re: Different Perspective on Invicta....

Postby foghorn » June 4th 2015, 4:37pm

We'll stated Mort-Thanks fore postink!!!!!!!!!!!!
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