Does anyone think Fossil or Invicta watches are any good?

I would like to know what people think about these two watch brands. I like the look of some Fossil watches.

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Depends on if you like the style. A friend of mine buys tons of Invictas because he likes large watches and the price is right. Can鈥檛 speak on Fossil other than I think the majority of their watches are very large and not my style. If you want to dip your toes in, buy a $50 invicta on Amazon and see if you like it. You can always return it.

I've never owned a Fossil so I don't know anything about them. I have an Invicta Pro Diver, a Submariner homage with a Seiko NH35 and it's just fine. I would recommend sticking with the Pro Diver line with an automatic. Most of their product line are too big and gaudy for me.

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Invicta is for legends:

https://youtu.be/BK3TobGXtvU

I like my vintage invicta. It is pretty small at 38mm.

Fossil watches are fashion watches and generally are not respected in the watch communities. I've had to replace batteries in a couple of Fossils that belong to my daughters boyfriend. They are made cheap, but some look decent from the outside.

Invicta on the other hand is a very old swiss brand. I think it was established in late 1830s. But in early 1980s they went bankrupt and the person who took over decided to forget its history and produce huge and ugly monstrosities that turned watch lovers away from them. They do have some decent looking models lately. Also, lots of them now use Seiko movements, like NH35 family. So, they are pretty reliable.

Personally, I'm going to stay away from these watches.

I have an Fossil which was a gift around 2010, I'll probably wear it tomorrow. I didn't take to it for years but it grew on me and it's now a firm favourite. Probably the biggest watch I have, 42mm with lug 51.4 and an integrated bracelet. I don't have anything else nearly as chunky, maybe that's why I like it.

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Marc has been and Authorized Dealer for Seiko and many other reputable affordable brands then started his own #islander brand (he still sells everything else). I have 5 Islanders and have bought many others from him.

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My diesel mr daddy ii as far as i know is manufactured by fossil. I like it a lot, it s reliable, tough (of course i m cautious). Can t say anything about invicta besides i like their unconventional designs

Thanks for the comments every one.

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Marc has been and Authorized Dealer for Seiko and many other reputable affordable brands then started his own #islander brand (he still sells everything else). I have 5 Islanders and have bought many others from him.

But at the end of the day, wear what you like 馃枛馃従

I will definitely get them a look.