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Invicta Gigantus: Prime Example Of Big Watches Getting Too Massive

Invicta Gigantus: Prime Example Of Big Watches Getting Too Massive Watch Releases The trend today is for watches to grow ever bigger. In an age of miniaturization, this may not make sense, but remember it is style, not technology that we are talking about. Because watches are meant to be seen, more and more new watches are showing up in larger dimensions. Standard sized watches of the past (say 38mm) for a men’s watch is now considered almost petite. And finding a 36mm or smaller men’s watch is almost unseen. Invicta now takes watches in the more than 50mm dimensions. Definitely noticeable.

Pictures and images of these watches are really not enough to get a good grasp of just how big these watches are. Imagine wearing a size whose diameter is almost the same as the top of a can. Make that circle with your hands and imagine it on your wrist. That needs to be a damn impressive watch to take up so much wrist real estate.

Invicta
has been making watches for a while now, and is based out of Florida. With aggressive marketing and often bold designs, they find a good market in the US. They started as an alternative to more expensive watches, but with similar styling. Notable are their various diver series watches that evoke the Rolex Submariner or Daytona. This proved to be a very profitable outlet, and Invicta was able to make a whole range of watches from very cheap, to quite nice.

Invicta Gigantus: Prime Example Of Big Watches Getting Too Massive Watch Releases Lately they have been taking avant-garde and bold looks to a new level with their very massive watches. You really either love them or hate them but you have to admit they make a strong presence. Because Invicta watches are sold in many stores, I recommend taking a look at them to see what I am talking about. The good thing, is that for even the most casual of collector, they are cheap enough so that you can buy one that suits you or catches you eye, from time to time, and not feel guilty about wearing them only rarely.

When you see a giant Invicta you are going to be a bit awed that someone would release such large watches, but admiring them may also be a guilty pleasure. Because there is a watch (or several) for each person, I cannot dismiss the size right off the bat. But let it be known that many of the new Invicta watches are in freak territory in terms of size. There may be such a thing as too much excess when it comes to these larger Invicta. Then again, can you blame them for pushing the envelope?

Invicta Gigantus: Prime Example Of Big Watches Getting Too Massive Watch Releases Invicta watches can be praised for the risks they take, but equally criticized to the lack of refinement in some of their designs. The fit and finish of their watches is usually good, but a skilled eye can often look at the design of a watch as were more steps needed to be taken for it to “make” sense. For example on some watches I have seen, they have the indicators of a rotating bezel or tachymeter on the face or bezel of the watch, but there will be no actual way to either rotate the bezel or my tachymetic measurements. If you notice their volume, you will understand a bit of why they do this. Lots of market testing and so forth, but what this means to the consumer is that you need to be careful with purchase timing. You might buy a watch now, and in a few months a more “refined” model will be released.

Having said all that, I generally like Invicta watches. In the end they do a good job, and certainly are an innovator. I promise that you will hate some of their watches, and others still you will love. This makes them a very dynamic watch makers worth taking a look at from time to time. Take a look at a nice selection of them here on ShopNBC’s Invicta watch page.

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  • Howard R. Paul

    I have 12 Invicta’s, plus the hard back screaming yellow case that holds 10 of my monsters.
    I love them for the size and the look, but they are large.
    I have found the quality to be very good. If you are looking for Jaeger level quality, wrong church, wrong pew 🙂

    Go out and have some fun, buy a large Invicta, or two…or 12 🙂

  • I have a few and love them. I really love my #2625 Russian diver. It’s the first one they made and the best. It has a skeletonized and engraved Unitas 6498 movement with a glass see through back. I have it on a unique Red12 strap to make it a one of a kind watch.

  • Andrew

    Invictas are trash, plain and simple. They are not innovative, unless you consider how quickly and blatantly they rip off the luxury watch maker’s designs. They are poorly made, poorly finished, and poorly designed. If they are based in Florida, then Jeb must have secretly sold his state to China a few years back, because Invicta watches are universally sweat-shop made. If you can’t afford a Breitling, get a Seiko instead!!!

  • Tall one

    Andrew, I think you have no idea what are you writing about.
    I have over 20 Invicta watches, and they are NOT trash.
    Not once I needed their service.
    I will always (gladly) spend 1 K on Invicta with VJ 7751, than spend 6 K on Breitling with the same movement.
    Also I don’t know what Invicta models you have that are “poorly made, poorly finished and poorly designed”.
    The models I have are perfectly made, with excellent finish and not only superior, but I would say phenomenal design.

  • Invicta’s weakest spot is their customer service. Terrible. I received an invicta watch as a BD gift. Year later strap fell apart and watch was sent to thir HQ in Florida. That’s the last time a saw my watch. It was sent back to Switzerland, since no longer produced it never returned to US. Had to spent a year fighting these bastards to get different replacement, all I wanted was new strap.

  • Mike Brown

    The only problem I have with Invicta is I find them for $750 and a year later you find them for 100 bucks on a website or a tv sales station. It cheapens them! Don’t care what you say, if you have 20 of them, they are just too cheap. I have a grand diver light blue with a Val 7750! I do wear it once in a while. Too many styles and too many prices cheapens the brand!

  • Stephen M. Herrick

    I hate these old invictas. New ones are cooler though.

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