Championing oversized Invicta watches for many years, it appears Michael Davis broke his ties with that company and did so in a publish fashion, posting his discontent with his job on his facebook page as posted on Miss Moss the Home Shoppingista.
I guess all things come to end. I was an Invicta addict from 2008 to 2013 though I have since sold all of my Invicta models.
In related news the Watch Geeks site dedicated to Invicta fanboys was hacked out of existence.
It seems like a changing tide for Invicta who, whether you like the brand or not, has been a style influence in the watch world.
If you like big monster teeth on your watches and a big 48mm bezel with double-coated sapphire and professional grade lume, you might be tempted by the Benarus Megalodon. I'd like to see real photos first. However, 4 of the 8 models have already been reserved, so apparently a lot of Benarus fans didn't need to wait.
On a related note, I almost sold my Benarus Moray Dart. Why? Because I wasn't wearing it enough. I put it on yesterday and realized I have a very amazing watch, both distinctive and classy, unlike anything in my collection. Those lume markers make it a keeper. An argument could be made that it's the most compelling watch in my collection.
I guess walking around the college campus burns significant calories because during my 6-week vacation I gained 6 pounds (tipping the scales at 231) and now my braceleted watches are more snug than I like. I think I'd rather suffer the discomfort and lose the weight rather than accomodating my fatness. Here's a First World Problem for you: I keep getting invited to barbecues and feel obliged to overeat so as to not offend the hosts.
How simpler life would be if I only had watches on a rubber strap.
It's ironic that my top 3, the ones I would keep if I could only keep 3 and had to sell the rest, are all quartz, one a 5-year battery for the Seiko Tuna and the other two Eco-Drive solar quartz batteries for my EcoZilla on Suppa bracelet and my Citizen Promaster Aqualand BN2029. I wore the EcoZilla to my brother's house in Berkeley for a few days and was constantly in love with the thing. That's my number one watch.
So where's the irony? For the last few years I've been saying I feel more connected to automatic watches, but I guess that's no longer the case.
Will I sell my other watches? I doubt it. I have a history of watch loss regret and then rebuying the watch and feeling like a fool afterwards. I'm in no rush to slim down the collection, but I am determined to not get any watches for a long, long time.