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    Well, we knew it would happen (Glycine Invictafication)

    Nothing radically surprising, just funny in a wistful sort of way. Checking out Ashford's Black Friday previews, I noticed the next stage of the predicted stupid exaggeration of Glycine "List Prices" next to some even stupider Invicta list prices (perhaps a record in percentage discount, in my memory.) I still have a soft spot for the Airman, and I don't regret having my luminous dial Base 22 LE purchased used around 8 years ago for a (then) very fair price. Yet it's still interesting how our brains work, that we will naturally denigrate a brand retroactively for poor representation by a modern brand's umbrella company.

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    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    I got my brother interested in watches. Unfortunately, he got Invictamized.
    I explained to him how they worked but he just decided he liked them and continued buying them. He had about 15 that I knew of, might have had more. Even had the large yellow Invicta waterproof case that held 6 or 12.
    When he passed away last January, I asked a few people about his watches. Everybody denied knowing anything about them. I thought it would have been nice to have even one as a rememberence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatme99 View Post
    I got my brother interested in watches. Unfortunately, he got Invictamized.
    I explained to him how they worked but he just decided he liked them and continued buying them. He had about 15 that I knew of, might have had more. Even had the large yellow Invicta waterproof case that held 6 or 12.
    When he passed away last January, I asked a few people about his watches. Everybody denied knowing anything about them. I thought it would have been nice to have even one as a rememberence.
    Very sorry for his passing

    Invictamized is a brilliant term!

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    I find myself wanting to say something like this: People who fall for this sham marketing deserve what they get.

    I then want to follow it up with: I’d say they deserve what they get except Glycine, and some Invicta, are better than they deserve.

    Then I think objectively: Is it any more silly than some of the actual prices I’m willing to pay for watches? Lol

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    Pricing is step one. They will be truly invictimized when the release the 80mm, 90mm and 100mm pilot models.


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    Well, we knew it would happen (Glycine Invictafication)

    Quote Originally Posted by ctimrun View Post
    I find myself wanting to say something like this: People who fall for this sham marketing deserve what they get.

    I then want to follow it up with: I’d say they deserve what they get except Glycine, and some Invicta, are better than they deserve.

    Then I think objectively: Is it any more silly than some of the actual prices I’m willing to pay for watches? Lol
    True. I’ve not looked at them lately, but the Submariner look alike models were pretty decent. I gave a coin edge version to my dad as a week day version to wear for the real sub I gave him. When he found out what the sub cost he only wanted to wear it on special occasions and Sundays. So the Invicta gave him the look the rest of the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samanator View Post
    True. I’ve not looked at them lately, but the Submariner look alike models we pretty decent. I gave a coin edge version to my dad as a week day version to wear for the real sub I gave him. When he found out what the sub cost he only wanted to wear it on special occasions and Sundays. So the Invicta gave him the look the rest of the week.
    I had an orange dial one for a bit, and yeah, not a bad little watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samanator View Post
    Pricing is step one. They will be truly invictimized when the release the 80mm, 90mm and 100mm pilot models.


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    Lol, don’t forget the 10 gauge braided steel cable!

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    Do you know an easy way to tell if we're dealing with 'good ole' Glycines now? I remember a few times I advised folks to look for models from before 2015 so they could avoid the then new logo (wings) and silently introduced Sellita in place of ETA. But now that the original logo is the new new logo I find it difficult to tell if it's the old or new stock.
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