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    Homage Watches... help me understand

    I dont mean to sound like a jerk so forgive me for being blunt but what is the point of an homage watch?

    I get them in the sense that you want a Patek or a Rolex, etc but do not have the ability to fork over the $6+k for one (I know I dont) but then why go with an imitation, why not get something unique?

    There are some watches (Orient and Debaufre) that are homages to the Rolex Sub Date that I like the design on but are set in my mind as imitation/knock-off models which kills them for me (not saying they are bad watches just saying this mental block I have with them hinders them for me).

    So, why are homage watches so sought after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwedishElite22 View Post
    So, why are homage watches so sought after?
    By who?

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    I'm glad you brought up the venerable Rolex Submariner. That, in and of itself, is a homage.
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    Think wannabees.

    The only reason to buy a knockoff, uh, I mean "homage," is that you want people to think you have the real thing, without spending the bucks for the real thing.
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    Lets not turn this into a homage (or whatever you want to call it) bashing thread. So this is the "official warning."

    I'm just happy that people wear watches. If its a mechanical timepiece, even better. Seriously, I'd rather have someone wearing a homage and thinking its the bee's knees, rather than whipping out their cell phone or asking me for the time.
    Lots of dive watches.

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    I would suggest doing some reading in the Affordables forum. This topic is much-discussed there, and has been. Beyond that, people all have their own reasons, so if you don't like them, don't buy them!

    Quote Originally Posted by SwedishElite22 View Post
    I dont mean to sound like a jerk so forgive me for being blunt but what is the point of an homage watch?

    I get them in the sense that you want a Patek or a Rolex, etc but do not have the ability to fork over the $6+k for one (I know I dont) but then why go with an imitation, why not get something unique?

    There are some watches (Orient and Debaufre) that are homages to the Rolex Sub Date that I like the design on but are set in my mind as imitation/knock-off models which kills them for me (not saying they are bad watches just saying this mental block I have with them hinders them for me).

    So, why are homage watches so sought after?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric L. View Post
    Lets not turn this into a homage (or whatever you want to call it) bashing thread. So this is the "official warning."
    That's like warning a crocodile not to eat the zebras crossing the river. We need an over/under on how many posts will be in this before the lock.

    I have no issue with deliberate look-a-likes if they don't violate copyright. I won't wear one myself, but can't fault somebody wanting to wear that style if they can't shell out the money for the original.

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    The very first watch was manufactured by a guy named Murray. He didn't have any square or oval dials, so he settled on round and painted numbers on it. Every watch from that day forward has been a homage to Murray.

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    Fake>Replica>Homage>Re-issue>Original

    A watch for every situation and taste.....

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    Cool..another one of these threads. Time to get the popcorn...

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