Invicta Watches – Styles for Everyone
If you know anything about watches, you’ll be familiar with Invicta. Founded in 1837 in Switzerland, the company, now based in the United States, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wristwatches.
They feature timepieces in a wide variety of styles and prices, and their offerings are so vast that they should literally have something to please everyone, regardless of style, color or movement desired.
Read on for the full Invicta watches review.
Invicta watches predate the movement to quartz movements, which started in the early 1970s. While the company offers electronic timepieces, their history began with fine Swiss movements, created by skilled craftsmen.
That tradition continues today, and many of their models are still built using mechanical movements in solid steel cases. Many of their models are water resistant to 100 meters. Invicta watches are well built.
While many Invicta watches use battery powered quartz movements, particularly at the lower end of the price range, many of the top of the line models feature mechanical Swiss movements, with some offering self-winding automatic movements.
You can choose a “set it and forget it” electric model, or if you like your watches old school, you can purchase a traditional model that requires occasional winding. If you like, you can pick one in the middle and get a mechanical model with self-winding features. It’s up to you; Invicta watches cover all of the territory.
These watches are less about innovation, and more about tradition and styling. You’ll find models that feature chronometers and date in both quartz and mechanical versions, but you’re not going to find cutting-edge gadgets and functions. Invicta watches are traditional models with traditional features, but they specialize in traditional craftsmanship and a breathtaking array of styles.
Styling is where these watches truly shine; the company offers more than ten thousand different models. It really doesn’t matter how you would like your designer watch to look; you’re almost guaranteed to find a watch that suits your taste.
You like daily casual? They have hundreds of them. Business elegance? They have hundreds of models to suit you. Evening glamour? They have thousands of timepieces that will look simply stunning on your wrist. We’re not sure that there’s another manufacturer anywhere that offers the range of styles that you’ll find here. It’s very simple – they make a watch you’ll like. Period.
Care will vary depending on the model you purchase. If you buy a quartz model, you’ll need to replace the battery every few years, and perhaps have the case examined by a jeweler every three years or so if you have a sports model, just to make sure that the seal on the case is intact.
Self-winding and traditional mechanical models may require a bit more care in storage and use. Be sure not to overwind, for example. All models should be kept away from caustic chemicals as well as extremes in temperature, as this applies to all wristwatches. Repairs can be made by any fine jeweler or authorized retailer.
The manufacturer’s warranty isn’t the strongest selling point. They offer a one year warranty against defects in materials and craftsmanship. As warranties for designer watches go, this is definitely on the low end; some companies offer five year, ten year and even lifetime warranties.
On the other hand, a four year extension of the warranty is available as a purchase option. We generally frown on buying extended warranties, but that’s up to you. Keep in mind that most defects and problems with new watches are going to appear within the first year of purchase, so this may not be an issue for most buyers. Still, while these watches have their charms, their warranty is a fairly short one.
Like their extraordinarily diverse styles, the company also offers something for everyone when it comes to pricing. Their watches cover a broad range of prices, depending on whether you’re interested in one of their regular production models or limited editions, and depending on the type of movement you’d like.
We’ve seen some models offered for sale for less than $40. Their regular models run in price up to about $1500 or so, with hundreds of models in the $100-$500 range. Limited edition models tend to be higher in price, with some offered for sale in the $3000-$5000 range.
Of course, with their rich history of producing quality time pieces, this brand has also attracted the attention of collectors, and limited edition models which are no longer available and vintage models from the company can both bring prices in the high four and even five figure range when offered for sale.
The diversity of the company’s product line means that you may, if you like, purchase a number of inexpensive models for daily use or perhaps one show-stopping high end model for those special occasions. It’s up to you; you will find something in your price range from this company.
You can find the brand for sale at a number of locations, both online and off. Many fine jewelers and upscale department stores stock them, and you can purchase them from a number of retailers online. Keep in mind that due to the vast array of available models, you’ll need to shop around, either online or off, to see the full array of available choices.
Limited edition models will, as the term suggests, be available on a somewhat spotty basis, and if you’re looking for something in particular, you’ll have to do a bit of searching to find it. That said, in general, the brand is widely available.
Invicta has been making quality timepieces since 1837; they certainly know how to make a quality wristwatch. They offer well-built watches with automatic, mechanical and quartz movements in a price range that varies from inexpensive to quite high end.
You can spend tens of dollars or thousands of dollars or anything in between. The company’s styling includes more than ten thousand designs, meaning that they’re certain to have a watch design that appeals to everyone. Their warranty is short, but the company’s reputation for building a quality product is solid. Invicta watches are ideal for anyone who is difficult to please and wants the widest possible range of buying choices.