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December 03, 2011

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David

Jeff: After reading the customer review on Amazon, I'm definitely interested in this model. Not having to change the battery for 10 years sound great to me. I'm more of auto movement fan, but I may have to get this one.

Jeffrey McMahon

David, I may get one after the new year. That's assuming the lithium battery can be changed by any watch dealer and that it's not one of those proprietary items that makes it so you have to send it to Invicta. I'm probably just being paranoid . . .

David

Jeff, if you do have to mail it to them, they charge $10 for the battery change, according to this price list:

http://www.invictawatch.com/invicta/price_list

Jeffrey McMahon

David, not pricey at all but I hear their turnover is bad: 3 months or more.

Jeffrey McMahon

Gone on Amazon at that great price but even cheaper (for how long?) on ShopNBC: http://www.shopnbc.com/Invicta_Reserve_Men_s_Grand_Diver_Swiss_Made_Quartz_Stainless_Steel_Bracelet_Watch/J406354.aspx?storeid=1&cm_re=SearchList-_-N-_-N&prop=Watches|229&prop=Invicta|483&prop=Men's%20Watches|472&price=100|149.99

Angelo

Some local watch shops charge between $10.00 - 15.00 to change a standard watch battery. A ten year battery life is about 3 or 4 times as long as usual----let's split the difference and call this about a $45.00 savings on batteries over 10 years. Suddenly, the price is down to about $120.00 if you look at it long term. And truth be told, some watches----the battery gives you less than 2 years. Automatic movements, you pay a lot for servicing. This begins to look more and more like $100.00 watch after you total up how much you save with 10 years and no maintenance costs.

Jeffrey McMahon

Angelo, is it safe to assume any watch dealer can change these lithium batteries?

Angelo

Jeff:
I would have to assume that any jeweler who handles decent watches could do it. Besides----it could be up to 10 years into the future anyway. Non-lithiums would need to be changed in probably 2 or 3 years, and that puts this watch way ahead in that regard.

Jeffrey McMahon

Angelo, you're probably right. Do you like the look of it?

Angelo

Jeff: The style doesn't knock my socks off----but as you said, it's in the Rolex vain and that means it should age very well, better than most. Rolex never goes out of style, at least in my opinion.

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