Homage watches

Sitting here watching YouTube. Amuses me when presenters talk about the homage not being precise to the watch it pays homage to.

I bought my Steeldive Sd1975 Tuna, without realising it was a homage, or what the SD stood for. I'm guessing that most people buy homage watches because they like them, without knowing they're homages.

Sometimes the presenters suggest that some may buy a homage to try, before buying the real thing?

Maybe this is true, maybe not?

Thoughts on this?

I suspect there are a large number of people buying "homage" watches simply because the design appeals to them. I think the watch community overestimates the knowledge of watches those on the "outside" have.

As a somewhat funny example, I had never heard of a Speedmaster before getting "into" watches, but I had always kind of liked the look of a three sub-register chronograph. When I got "into" watches, I could have easily bought a Spedmaster "homage" without knowing anything about the watch the design was copied from.

Quickly Googling Speedmaster. 馃槀馃槀

KristianG

I suspect there are a large number of people buying "homage" watches simply because the design appeals to them. I think the watch community overestimates the knowledge of watches those on the "outside" have.

As a somewhat funny example, I had never heard of a Speedmaster before getting "into" watches, but I had always kind of liked the look of a three sub-register chronograph. When I got "into" watches, I could have easily bought a Spedmaster "homage" without knowing anything about the watch the design was copied from.

I see nothing wrong with owning a Speedmaster homage, especially considering Omega partnered to release a pretty cheap homage themselves. If you are going to get one, why not get a steel homage instead of plastic? Pagani Design is now releasing colored variants of their Moon Watch.

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In case you are wondering, yes, I do mean cheap both in price and in quality for the Moonswatch. 馃ぃ

Be sure to have a salt shaker near you as you sit there watching you tube.

You'll need a boatload of "grains of salt".

I have a couple of Steeldive homages because they are well put together and I like the style-just not enough to drop hundreds (or thousands) on that particular watch.

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I see nothing wrong with owning a Speedmaster homage, especially considering Omega partnered to release a pretty cheap homage themselves. If you are going to get one, why not get a steel homage instead of plastic? Pagani Design is now releasing colored variants of their Moon Watch.

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In case you are wondering, yes, I do mean cheap both in price and in quality for the Moonswatch. 馃ぃ

I love my MoonSwatch, but I new I was buying a novelty going in.

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Be sure to have a salt shaker near you as you sit there watching you tube.

You'll need a boatload of "grains of salt".

I have a couple of Steeldive homages because they are well put together and I like the style-just not enough to drop hundreds (or thousands) on that particular watch.

Agreed! I like the look of a certain white-dialed GMT watch for those inclined to explore, but not enough to spend thousands of dollars for one. $96 for the Tandorio homage with a NH34 movement? I certainly like the look enough for that price, and it just shipped. 馃槀

KristianG

I suspect there are a large number of people buying "homage" watches simply because the design appeals to them. I think the watch community overestimates the knowledge of watches those on the "outside" have.

As a somewhat funny example, I had never heard of a Speedmaster before getting "into" watches, but I had always kind of liked the look of a three sub-register chronograph. When I got "into" watches, I could have easily bought a Spedmaster "homage" without knowing anything about the watch the design was copied from.

I wanted to say this. Not everyone knows the difference between a Speedmaster and a Seamaster. And most people (outside of the watch community, which LITERALLY means most people) don鈥檛 care either way. Before getting into watches I only wanted to know two things when purchasing a watch: does it look good and will it last? That鈥檚 why I used to stay away from the sub 100 USD watches. To the uninitiated past me, the more money I pay the chances of it being quality rises. Now before anyone protest and shout Casio at me, remember I was most people, not caring about watch brands. And Casio didn鈥檛 look good to me, hence not addressing my first requirement, does it look good?

But even if I鈥檓 now into watches, I can鈥檛 be expected to know every single design mutation out there. I bought a Loreo and I knew it was aping the Rolex Submariner. But I also have a Cadisen that I鈥檝e zero idea what it鈥檚 copying.

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I鈥檓 sure it must be copying something. I don鈥檛 know. I don鈥檛 care. My requirements have not changed since coming to the dark side. It鈥檚 just that now my idea of will it last has changed.

I wanted a Ploprof. A current one is what I live on in a year and a half. So I bought a Homage. It was an easy choice.

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