I feel a generic "vintage" diver would be more in the spirit but I feel that realm is already beyond parody.
The Bens Watch Club offering is satirical parody to showcase the profiteering from cheap watches sold as expensive watches. There is no need to expand the joke.
My vote would be for a skeletonized movement with useless complications, straight from the Guangdong province of Switzerland.
An automatic is a huge step down from A MIYOTA QUARTZ MOVEMENT.
It would ruin everything.
I want an automatic Scameti so badly! Personally I think essentially a Pro Diver with the "Invicta" sanded off the side would be perfect, well, if they could reduce the WR down to like 2m then yes, perfect!
Yes, the movement in the Spaghetti Scameti is actually better than the low-end ETA movement in my PRX. (My favorite are still Ronda quartz movements in that market segment, but that's another question.)
I have to admit, there is a reason for Spaghetti Scameti. I indulged in watching a shopping channel over the weekend: They tried to sell a chrono from a German sounding watch brand, with a movement that didn't ring any bells, but was "ETA-based", whatever it was supposed to mean. It was also "in-house" at the same time.
Then it finally clicked: It was a Chinese movement with a custom rotor. Not sure how ETA factored in. The dial was nothing to talk about, and the case was thick and overly polished. They were asking for $800 for this horological masterpiece.
Looking at the brand on eBay, the price of the watch must drop around 50% immediately after purchase.
It's not as bad as it was during Covid, but theses schemes are still out there.
aight, I'll see
I did a mock-up