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    Custom made homage

    I see this occasionally in the sales forum and I have an idea what it means in the littoral sense, curious what your opinions are.


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    Re: Custom made homage

    Hmm. Honestly.. my first thought is "ah, okay, so it's gonna fall apart soon". I know that's not really the norm, but still... something about mixing 'custom-made' together with 'homage' just rings warning bells to me.
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    Re: Custom made homage

    Quote Originally Posted by X2-Elijah View Post
    Hmm. Honestly.. my first thought is "ah, okay, so it's gonna fall apart soon". I know that's not really the norm, but still... something about mixing 'custom-made' together with 'homage' just rings warning bells to me.
    Is that what is referred to as a frankenwatch ?


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    Re: Custom made homage

    No.

    Homage is just a watch built to look like a more expensive well known brand (like Rolex or Panerai), but not marked as such. Usually sterile.

    Frankenwatch means a watch which is a mishmash of real and fake parts, often advertised as the real thing.

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    Re: Custom made homage

    Custom just means made to an individuals particular desire.....either 1 aspect or many. custom hands, custom band, custom dial, etc

    Homage in watch circles simply means made to look like a particular watch, usually a very popular one.......like a rolex submariner, etc etc.

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    Re: Custom made homage

    Quote Originally Posted by bigvatch View Post
    Custom just means made to an individuals particular desire.....either 1 aspect or many. custom hands, custom band, custom dial, etc

    Homage in watch circles simply means made to look like a particular watch, usually a very popular one.......like a rolex submariner, etc etc.
    So basically it's a mix match of genuine parts


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    Re: Custom made homage

    Example: Bought this custom made homage (bottom picture obviously) to the Tudor Black Bay, made from an Invicta 8926 with off the shelf dial, hands, band and bezel insert and sold on f/29 sales forum as just what it is.....a homage that's not meant to or going to fool anybody. For $200 I get to wear a watch that has the same color scheme of a $3000 watch I don't wish to shell out for. To each his own. It runs great with it's stock Seiko movement and nothing has fallen off.

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    Re: Custom made homage

    Quote Originally Posted by clarken View Post
    ...what it means in the littoral sense
    I think you mean "literal". The littoral sense would only apply to marine chronometers, or maybe dive watches.
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    Re: Custom made homage

    Quote Originally Posted by Drop of a Hat View Post
    Frankenwatch means a watch which is a mishmash of real and fake parts, often advertised as the real thing.
    "Frakenwatch" also frequently refers to a watch with all genuine parts, but parts that came from more than 1 watch model. I.e. a 1962 Omega case and movement with the dial and hands of a 1968 Omega.
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    Re: Custom made homage

    Dang it dbostedo! You beat me to it.
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