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As I mull over my choices, I find myself being drawn to some of the INvicta models in either gold or with gold accents.

How sturdy is the gold plating on Invictas? Is there an issue with it wearing off?
 

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Hi Steve,
I have a couple two tone and complete gold watches and I have had no problems. I do take care of my watches however it is impossible to avoid getting scratches on your watch. But with the light scratches I have on my watches there is no silver showing through. I have a gold tone Speedway that has the Daytona style strap that I ended up scratching quite deeply and still no silver was showing so I would assume with the gold layering that Invicta does as opposed to gold plating it must be a better process. Hope this helps.
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I too take good care of my watches (other than work beaters) and I have not had any problem at all with the gold plating on my Invictas.
Also, the Invicta's I own with gold plating are on the lower end so that should give you some confidence knowing they do a good job even on those.

The only problem I can say is, the gold on my watches are very highly mirror polished and that looks very nice! But with that high of polish it is inevitable that you will get some scratches. This however, would be true with solid gold polished at this level. I also have not had a problem with scratches being deep enough to be through the plating and expose the SS under.

Hope this is helpful to you.
 

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Both of those comments do help, thanks.

I may or may not get one with god on it, but I was definitely leaning away from it due to the concern for wear...
 

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Be weary of the rose gold

I find the yellow gold on Invicta watches to very good. No problems. I recommend it. BUT, the rose gold is another story. Every rose gold Invicta that I own has the rose rub off, leaving the yellow underneath. But not in a uniform manner. Resulting in a watch that is part yellowish and part rose. I've stopped buying Invicta Rose Gold no matter how tempted. I have a Croton rose gold watch, and that one is fine. I polish it the same way I do my Invictas. I do like to polish my watch as I sit in front of the TV. I use a gold jewelry polishing cloth.

Does anyone else have Invicta rose gold problems?
 

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I have never had an Invicta rose gold but I did have a Triumph rose gold watch and I did have problems with that watch. I too will never buy a rose gold watch and not just because of that. I don’t like the color of rose gold, yellow gold looks much better.
 

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I find the yellow gold on Invicta watches to very good. No problems. I recommend it. BUT, the rose gold is another story. Every rose gold Invicta that I own has the rose rub off, leaving the yellow underneath. But not in a uniform manner. Resulting in a watch that is part yellowish and part rose. I've stopped buying Invicta Rose Gold no matter how tempted. I have a Croton rose gold watch, and that one is fine. I polish it the same way I do my Invictas. I do like to polish my watch as I sit in front of the TV. I use a gold jewelry polishing cloth.

Does anyone else have Invicta rose gold problems?

My wife liked the rose gold so I got her one. She wears it a little more than I would recommend wearing a plated watch and she has had not problems.:thumbup1: But, with what you are reporting I am thinking about warning her about this (as she does like it) and tell her it may not be a good idea to wear it often as a beater if she wants it to stay looking good.:huh:

Thanks for the warning, in fact I am going to go take a good look at it now! lol
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I do have one Invicta of my own that the rose gold is in the face and I do like it however it looks more like copper than rose gold. At it is protected in the face I am not worrying about it.

Did a quick pic with point and shoot. What appears as scrathes is acctually lint from clothe.



Rose Gold in face looks more like copper.



Speedway with gold plating over a year old. Plating holds up real good!



Hope this helps answer your questions.
 

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My first Invicta was a solid gold 9743, which I ordered new from a certain retailer, & the plating was very poor. Bare metal was clearly visible on several links. It looked as if the gold was rubbed off or the plating just didn't stick to the metal - sort of looked like taking a can of spray paint & standing far away from what you're spraying - just a light coating of paint particles or none at all (in this case, gold particles). The bracelet appeared used, but I don't think that really was the case.

Anyway, I eventually got a replacement bracelet from Invicta for $42, although this was purchased as a "new" watch. It's about 1-1/2 years old now. Runs fine.

I have 3 other Invicta two-tones, with which I am very careful as the polished links will indeed scratch very easily. The cosmetics of these oyster-style bracelets are very nice.

So, I wouldn't hesitate to go with Invicta gold again I don't suppose, realizing I must be very careful not to bump the watch against anything.

The old blue bezel is now green.

 
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