I was just wondering about the history of micro brands and what kind of staying power they have for the future. I know that some brands were essentially born out of forums like this one. I'm speaking mostly about new brands and not revived brands like Aquadive or Doxa. While I personally don't own a micro brand watch, I really like a lot of the designs that are on offer and am seriously considering making my next purchase from a micro brand. I think that these micro brands offer us something unique and I hope they are here to stay. The only issue I see with micro brands is the willingness to go the homage route. I don't think there is anything wrong with making homage watches, as some people want to buy a submariner, but don't want to pay Rolex prices. This I can understand, as a micro brand can probably make more profit with a homage watch, than taking a chance on a hit or miss original design. This is why I have to give a brand like Hexa a lot of credit for trying something different, not that they are the only brand doing this. Either way I hope these micro brands stay for a while.