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07-10-2008, 09:22 PM #1
How to ruin a divers watch
While this is only an Invicta, it was/is one of my favorite watches. It bit the dust on my vacation in Mexico. I burn through daily wear beaters like crazy it seems.
I've sent this one off for warranty repair and I'll be getting a Welder K24 Chrono in its place in the mean time.
This watch is good to 100ATM and I made it nowhere near that depth. It is obvious water got in it, though I'm not sure how. The crown seal was tight and the gasket is in good shape. It spent about 3 minutes in sea water (the rocks were hurting my feet from the anti-erosion junk, so I could go any further in) and it spent a bit in a swimming pool. Unless there is some rule about divers watches not meant to be in pools, I can't figure out what happened. Thankfully it has a warranty!
07-10-2008, 09:30 PM #2
My pops is in the restaurant business. I gave him an Invicta about 10 years ago because he beats the hell out of his watches. It lasted him a year or so. Not bad I guess for $200.
Check out this Revue Thommen Diver. This swiss company been around since 1800's and It will last 100x's longer than any Invicta and its an automatic . You'll end up spending more on these cheapy's will end up costing you more in the long run.
Last edited by Salduchi; 07-10-2008 at 09:34 PM.
07-10-2008, 09:33 PM #3
I know several people who own a few Invictas and have had few if any problems. They aren't the best company out there, but they aren't the worst either.
07-10-2008, 09:36 PM #4
I have had a couple and the band broke on one and the other one showed up not working...
I sent them booth back...Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
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07-11-2008, 02:57 AM #9
I think for that price range a Tissot will win over an Invicta
07-11-2008, 03:09 AM #10