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I think all good watches should have screw down crowns. I mean, why not? Even if it isn’t particularly water resistant, a screw-down seems to make a watch seem just more...I dunno, substantial.
Someone revived an old thread at Watchlords about the Invicta sandstone ruse and all the old memories came flooding back to me: Invicta is and has been a cancer on this hobby for far too long now. From all the blatant misrepresenting of their products to the downright lies to the watches they couldn’t (or simply wouldn’t) fix, the company has been historically and almost impossibly bad when it comes to customer service, yet, here they are. What gets my goat is when people pick on, say, Rolex for the way the advertise – yet, won’t say a word about the misrepresented, shoddy crap that’s flooded the market ever since Lawler LaDingo found out he could simply copy a Sub and boomo, bango. Invicta is just clunky, garish costume watches hawked as collector’s items and other nonsense.
Somebody stop me: The brand fills me with utter revulsion, maybe even more so now that the FH slapped ’em on the wrist. They may not scream “Swiss made!” nearly as much, but they’ve replaced that con with Iron Man watches, plastic dive cases, honking 6000mm day glo Tim Burton wet dreams, and cologne and men’s bracelets and such. How f***ing common do you have to be to fall for all this? And, yeah, I’m sorry, and sure, Glycine seems okay, right-o, but if that company would see even .000000000000001/10th of a penny from me buying one, f*** all.
My favorite watches from the Watches & Wonder Woman … uh, Wonders show: Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual LE; H. Moser Pioneer Center Seconds Mega Cool (stupid name, downright sexy watch); IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 (my overall favorite); Oris AquisPro, Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925. I didn’t think the “disappointing” Rolex updates were as bad as the whiners claim, though none of it interests me much. If the fact that there’s now a gold two-tone Explorer is keeping you up at night, maybe someday you can sit at the big table while the grownups enjoy the turkey in a few years. Highlights:
If Shawn Wilsie married the Pillsbury Dough Boy, he’d be Shawn Wilsie Pillsbury.
So what “major brand” got caught with literal trash in their movement? Check out this classic article from a few years ago here:
https://adjustingvintagewatches.com/rep ... ull-watch/