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    Ever own "the real thing" but want the "homage"?

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    Yesterday, saw SNXS77 in-store and wanted it:

    Blue sunburst dial looked so nice with in-store lighting, and the day and date lined up so well! I enjoyed looking at and handling it. If only it came with hand winding, solid-links solid-end-links bracelet, and button-release clasp, and I don't have excess number of watches!

    Reminds me of this thread: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/am-i...t-4706621.html

    How about you? Ever own "the real thing" and then want/bought the "homage"? (It's kind of the opposite way of what might be the usual, own "homage" first, then "the real thing" later.) Not looking for a discussion (i.e. I won't necessarily tend to this thread), just wanted to share this experience, and for others to share similar experience, if you have similar experience to share.

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    Re: Ever own "the real thing" but want the "homage"?

    It's not exactly the same process, but I owned a Rolex Submariner (114060) and it was a great watch, but also a little bit dull. I sold it, but for how dull it was I wore it quite often. I didn't regret my sale, but I was looking for a replacement and my eyes caught a Steinhart. I was looking to buy one until a few months ago when the Tudor BB58 was presented at Baselworld and my preference goes now to the Tudor due to the vintage look.
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    Re: Ever own "the real thing" but want the "homage"?

    Not really. I don’t own my Steinharts and Squales because I want a Sub and conversely If a had a Sub I wouldn't offload my Steinharts and Squales.
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    Re: Ever own "the real thing" but want the "homage"?

    Uh-oh
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    Re: Ever own "the real thing" but want the "homage"?

    I usually don't like homages, I can't afford a sub but I would never get a sub homage. Watches that take inspiration from other watches are fine and if they are not carbon copies I would be more interested. I think the example you showed is different enough to not be a carbon copy and looks nice.
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    Re: Ever own "the real thing" but want the "homage"?

    Remember that "homage" doesn't always mean low quality. I'm probably going to buy a Black Bay 58, which is an unapologetic homage to a vintage Rolex.
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    Rolling eyes Re: Ever own "the real thing" but want the "homage"?

    That Seiko is hardly a "homage".
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    Re: Ever own "the real thing" but want the "homage"?

    I rather do without than make the jump to a so called Homage.
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    Re: Ever own "the real thing" but want the "homage"?

    I rather do without than make the jump to a so called Homage.
    Well, first, the Op specifically asked about when you already own the "original."

    And second, are you distinguishing between a "so called homage" and a regular homage? The Op is pretty clearly using the term in its "inspired by" meaning, since that Seiko is in no way trying to pass itself off as a DJ clone.

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    Re: Ever own "the real thing" but want the "homage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Likestheshiny View Post
    Well, first, the Op specifically asked about when you already own the "original."

    And second, are you distinguishing between a "so called homage" and a regular homage? The Op is pretty clearly using the term in its "inspired by" meaning, since that Seiko is in no way trying to pass itself off as a DJ clone.
    I wouldn't buy a homage Chopard since I already have the real thing, I don't see the point. I want a Radimoir, so I wont buy a Parnis instead.
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