Homage? Please define. :thanks
Homage? Please define. :thanks
Copy of an established or wellknown watch/design, without implying it is the real one.
Can have a sterile dial, or a dial with the makers name, like Dievas.
I am sure there is a better definition though!
Last edited by Janne; November 10th, 2008 at 03:06.
An homage is a watch that looks like another watch.
An homage is a watch that is meant to look like a more expensive or popular watch (most popular watches: Panerai, Rolex, Omega) but it is not a counterfeit. It will not have the brand name on the watch, although much else will be a similar copy.
Such as many Alpha models, Marina Militare models, and others. I personally own both a marina militare and an Alpha Speedy Homage, since i love the looks and bought both to see if i am going to like how they feel on my wrist before making the investment towards the real things.
Homages are great tools to use if you want to "test ride" a watch for a month or two to see if its right for you before spending the loot.
I think the key difference is that while it is styled similarly to something else, it does not pretend to be that something else.
It's also a fuzzy line. Are certain Chronoswiss pieces homages to Breguets? I leave it to you, dear reader, to decide.
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French homage, omage, from home man, vassal, from Latin homin-, homo human being; akin to Old English guma human being, Latin humus earth — more at humble, Date: 14th century.
1 a: a feudal ceremony by which a man acknowledges himself the vassal of a lord b: the relationship between a feudal lord and his vassal c: an act done or payment made in meeting the obligations of vassalage
2 a: expression of high regard : respect —often used with pay b: something that shows respect or attests to the worth or influence of another : tribute <his long life filled with international homages to his unique musical talent — People> synonyms see honor
Last edited by lysanderxiii; November 10th, 2008 at 14:14.
Unfortunately there is not only one definition.
I know that a lot of guys here define those look-a-likes as homage watches.
But according to the definition "homage" (french: "hommage" referring to "homme") is generally used in modern English to mean any public show of respect to someone to whom one feels indebted. I doubt that that is really the intention of those producing this kinda stuff. They want to sell look-a-likes. Nobody is really interested to show respect to let's say Panerai when producing a look-a-like.
So imho most of those hamage watches are affordable / cheap imitations, not replicas and not fakes or copies.
Just my two cents (my definition).
A "homage" can also be a modern watch that brings back the look and style of a watch no longer in production such as this MkII (tribute to a vintage Blancpain):
IMHO it is just a word. The word that allows us to wear a replica and pretend that it isn't.
Edited: Been in a bad mood a few minutes ago. Let's try a little more elegant approach: What about "a replica which is not trying to fool anyone" ?
Last edited by workaholic_ro; November 11th, 2008 at 15:32.
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