Okay, here's the question: What great movements of the past should be cloned now that the intellectual rights are free?
We read all about the latest ETA 2824 clones. Why don't we read about other movements being cloned?
For example, if people are going to do homages to old Rolexes, why not do a homage watch that actually uses an exact recreation of an older Rolex movement? With all these homages out there -- an absolutely endless supply it seems, and more every day -- is there not a market for somebody to actually supply them with an appropriate homage MOVEMENT to go with them all? With modern tech, how hard would it be? Wouldn't the market for it be there if it were priced right and done to a high standard?
For a smaller market, I can imagine somebody doing a remake of the legendary Zenith 135 hand wound chronometer. A beautiful movement that could be reborn.
What else could be done by somebody with a little imagination? What's the greatest no longer produced movement (from any brand) that could make a cloned comeback in your opinion? Which Rolex movement now in public domain should be recreated for the homage watches?