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    Terminology / Word choice question

    "These are different colorways, but they're the same XYZ."

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    What is the term for the collection of watches where the only difference is the colorway?

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    Re: Terminology / Word choice question

    Series / range, I would say.

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    I am not expert in watches nor in English but I'd use the word "model".

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    Re: Terminology / Word choice question

    Huh? They're all GW-M5610

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    Re: Terminology / Word choice question

    A model will come in different colorways, which makes it a series.

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    Re: Terminology / Word choice question

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerswit View Post
    A model will come in different colorways, which makes it a series.

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    "Series" is good. I was hoping to avoid "model."

    If anyone else has a fancy/formal/horological suggestion, I'd love to hear it!

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    Re: Terminology / Word choice question

    I think you've already said it, Casio like to use "collection", so I guess it's the GW-M5610 Collection.

    'Series' is also good but I prefer to think of the 5610 as being part of the 5000 Series of squares.
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    Re: Terminology / Word choice question

    Comicbooks with different covers and the same pages are called variants.

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    Re: Terminology / Word choice question

    Quote Originally Posted by buddhashenglong View Post
    Comicbooks with different covers and the same pages are called variants.
    "Variant" is probably a good alternative to what I've been calling a "colorway."

    I realized that if the watch is identical with the exception of strap vs bracelet, I would want to group those together, but they're not different colorways -- it's better to call them different "variants."

    Thanks!

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    Re: Terminology / Word choice question

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerswit View Post
    A model will come in different colorways, which makes it a series.

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    I think you've already said it, Casio like to use "collection", so I guess it's the GW-M5610 Collection.

    'Series' is also good but I prefer to think of the 5610 as being part of the 5000 Series of squares.
    But would you say "These are different colorways, but they're the same collection."
    Or
    "These are different colorways, but they're the same model."
    ?

    In the first sentence I would expect a "from" as in "from the same collection ".

    So it's either
    "These are different colorways, but they're the same model."
    Or
    "These are different colorways, but they're from the same collection."
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