Corvus Bradley #36, #66 -- Dievas Focal #56 -- Dievas Vortex Pro #36 -- Ocean7 Meteor -- Sinn U1 SDR -- UTS 1000M V2 -- WCT 1000 -- Zenton B43 #13
I will behonest and tell you that my experience is some what limited, but what I have found is that if you buy after careful research you will have bought well! I have a Stowa Prodiver and it is as close to perfect as they come. The indice line up,print on the dial is fantastic,it keeps great time(3 seconds fasr per day)! The customer service is better than anything you could get from the major brands and that includes Seiko,IWC,Omega,Rolex so on.
I am now getting ready to make another watch purchase,I have done most of my home work and have found a great watch that has everything I need. Its case is made in Germany,its movement is made in Switzerland and it is a US held company! It has a history all its own and it in my opinion is one of the best looking watches out there, it is the AQUADIVE WATCH CO.
This is my Stowa ProDiver and it has never let me down,no problems, not one!
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Does replay sound familiar to anyone. OP stop the masterbation and spewage of what I do not know... Go buy your used name brand since it took forever to get it out...lol. ;)
I would need to know the specs on the fake and have a visual comparison of some sort to even begin to answer that question. I don't know what are in fakes in general, but in the two I have seen recently, the movements were very low beat and didn't hack. The casework was incredibly cheap and the polish and brushing just atrocious. In fact, one had a glossy finish that resembled plastic more than metal. I haven't seen any micro brand with that low of quality. So if you are comparing it to them, then a huge difference, even in the homage end of things.
But really the problem is that you are casting aspersions through association when you don't name the particulars of the case. Essentially you are saying micro = homage = cheap fake, but posting it as a question. Some fakes are cheap, some homages are basically rebranded copies, some of these are made by micro brands, but you can't go the opposite direction. Not all micros make homages, nor are all homages rebranded copies.
You have handled some number of micro brand watches, from this you are extrapolating to all micro brand watches and attempting to cast the entire genre in a bad light. What is not fair is slandering an entire market segment based on just the watches you have handled. So it is completely reasonable to ask which makes and models you are referring to. You got bad watches. You have a right to state that. No one would think that is unfair. What is unfair is to say you got bad watches therefore all watches made by a company under a certain size are bad. It is the equivalent of saying that because your Toyota suffered a recall all asian owned car companies produce an inferior product.
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But, the larger point is that nearly every watch company is an assembler of others' parts. Few companies make everything under their own roofs. Micros compete on a level field and probably gain advantage because they don't flush cash down the shameless marketing toilet. Anyone can make a crappy watch as easily as a good one. Just be attentive to the actual experiences of those who own them for guidance.
That said, I have yet to pay more than $300 for a decent dive watch and I actually dive with them. Mine have never leaked and they generally keep time within COSC standards after I fiddle with their adjustments a little. While I have been trolling these pages for a long time looking for my grail (which I haven't yet found) I include all well regarded micros in the hunt and I can draw my own informed conclusions about which are good based on the feedback I see from everyone here.
It's not all smoke and mirrors.
If you wish to talk about the quality of a micro, you must compare it to the quality of some other watch. This has nothing to do with branding or logos.
The matter of "their own logo" or not has nothing to do with the quality of a watch, each of which must be taken on its own merits as to its actual quality as a timepiece.
On the second question, which is unrelated to the first, "is a micro just a legal copy?", the main thing I have taken from the ad nauseam discussions around the relationship (or not) between homages and fakes is simply this: fakes intend to deceive, homages do not. If you do not understand that I can't help you. If you understand that but choose to incite inflammatory discussion anyway, I have no interest in you.
Either way, enjoy your stay.
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