Fresh off the heels of their edge of space weather balloon launch of watches, Invicta Watch Company is previewing a new, soon to be released model, the Subaqua Specialty NASA/Apollo 40th Anniversary Edition.
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It is a kitchen sink of materials that make up its construction: ceramic, thermopolymer, titanium and carbon fiber. But the big selling point is the 44.45 mm medallion case back with the official NASA vector logo that contains metal taken from Apollo Command Modules that flew to the Moon.
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Upon first seeing the promo pictures, I thought, “Wow, how did Invicta get a license agreement with NASA?”

But a google search of ‘Apollo 40th anniversary medallion’ turns up dozens of sites selling this medallion with the best price at nasagiftshop.com for $12.95!
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Beside the case back, the only other obvious ‘Apollo’ reference is the tachometer that mimics the Omega Speedmaster bezel – the watch that actually did go to the moon.

One has to wonder how NASA would feel about this new model as it is seemingly trading off of their history and implies that it is an officially licensed product. I think it is disingenuous and purposefully misleading to consumers. I’ll be interested to see the markup that this $12 medallion commands.

And in case you were curious, here’s what the other side of the medallion looks like:

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Daddy Wrong Legs

January 24, 2012

THERE is no possible way I could not share this immediately. I mean, I thought about saving it for later in the week but if it’s real, and with Invicta you just never know, then it’s just too goddamn funny to sit on.

I received a mail from someone claiming to be an “insider” of a sourcing firm that works with Invicta on their various apparel items.

The belt fuckel below is supposedly a piece for a yet unnamed collection that will also including chain wallets. And chain belts.

For men.

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It measures a whopping 17 centimeters across. No details on the weight, other than “hefty”. I attempted to get more answers and pics of more funny ass designs. My request has gone unanswered.

ACCORDING to the source, this thing will possibly see the light of day in the third or fourth quarter of this year.

Merry Christmas minions!