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    On Homages and their nefarious cousins....

    I'm wondering if there is a consensus about the differences between homages, copies and replicas.

    To me a Homage is Ok and is one of two things. It is either a watch that purposefully shares design elements with a classic or well known watch or a watch that closely (or possibly even directly) copies a no longer produced classic watch-preferably bu the original manufacturer of that watch.

    A copy is a watch that looks exactly the same as a classic watch save the logo and the size (may be bigger or smaller). These do not thrill me as I feel like I am just trying to replicate the classic watch at a lower price.

    A replica (or fake) is illegal and has the branding of a manufacturer but is not from them. They suck...

    Is this how you guys see it?

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    Pretty much-love a good homage by the way
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    me too. I think it's why I love the Benarus Sea snake so much...its a homage to a no longer produced Breitling.

    Quote Originally Posted by CamB View Post
    Pretty much-love a good homage by the way

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    Just not a fan of any. I buy a watch because I appreciate the original design from the company who made it. If I couldn't afford such a watch then I would move on to something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    Just not a fan of any. I buy a watch because I appreciate the original design from the company who made it. If I couldn't afford such a watch then I would move on to something else.

    This.


    Unless, the replica was being made by the original company.

    I have bought a few of these, Laco fliegers , one or two Dugena remake's , they are simply copying their own original design .. can't see anything wrong with that.

    But otherwise as above: This.
    Last edited by Seriously; Jan 8, 2015 at 10:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    Just not a fan of any. I buy a watch because I appreciate the original design from the company who made it. If I couldn't afford such a watch then I would move on to something else.
    With all due respect, I think you are missing out. Why deprive yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamB View Post
    With all due respect, I think you are missing out. Why deprive yourself?
    I would think just the opposite if I had a homage. I don't knock those that do but they are not for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    I would think just the opposite if I had a homage. I don't knock those that do but they are not for me.
    fair enough!
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    On Homages and their nefarious cousins....

    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post

    This.


    Unless,

    I have bought a few of these, Laco fliegers , one or two Dugena remake's , they are simply copying their own original design .. can't see anything wrong with that.

    But otherwise as above: This.
    Agreed, if it's a heritage-throwback model from their own designed watch, I would gladly purchase.
    Edit as a matter of fact I have done that
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    Last edited by Dienekes; Jan 9, 2015 at 12:53 AM.

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    Of course the real thing is preferred, and also I really like fresh designs.

    However, not sure how you guys would consider these two, but as homages or copies of watches that are no longer produced and command a high price used, I have no problem with them:





    Joe

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