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Old 05-23-2009, 11:15 AM   #1546
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That will get some attention. I was torn about buying a "fake" or "homage" watch but if he owns the name and sets out to rebuild the brand I think he'll find even more support. Thanks for the info.
Well, I think there's a huge difference between hommage and fake. A fake seems to usually use the same name as the original while a hommage retains the look.

Face it - just about all watches are a hommage of each other.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:46 PM   #1547
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Well, I think there's a huge difference between hommage and fake. A fake seems to usually use the same name as the original while a hommage retains the look.

Face it - just about all watches are a hommage of each other.
Oh yeah, I totally agree. How many current watches are "inspired" by other watchmakers who were inspired by those before them. Just sayin' now that he owns the rights to the Tornek-Rayville brand a certain percentage of people who may not have purchased a MKII may be more likely to buy. In theory no downside just and extra XX% of buyers.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:48 PM   #1548
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My dear wife just gave me this for my 40th.
Stunning. Been a fan of the black, on black, on stainless... since I first watched Goldfinger as a boy.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:49 AM   #1549
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Nice!
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I prefer the Sub without the cyclops and date. The Seadweller appeals to me too.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:35 AM   #1550
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I prefer the Sub without the cyclops and date. The Seadweller appeals to me too.
I like having the date on a watch. I also like have the day of the week on my Seiko. Sometimes I can't remember if it's Wednesday or Thursday. I don't like magnifiers. The date should be big enough to read without it.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:34 AM   #1551
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I like having the date on a watch. I also like have the day of the week on my Seiko. Sometimes I can't remember if it's Wednesday or Thursday. I don't like magnifiers. The date should be big enough to read without it.
I'm generally in agreement and my beater Seikos are always date dialed.

I do think the lines and dial of the Sub are spoilt by the cyclops though. I have the LV 16610 but I'd swap it for a Sea Dweller.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:25 PM   #1552
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I think I found my new dream watch....

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Old 05-24-2009, 11:39 PM   #1553
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I think I found my new dream watch....

'Tis lovely ain't it.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:40 AM   #1554
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:09 PM   #1555
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there's a green bezel one just like that on www.trademe.co.nz at the moment
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:28 PM   #1556
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there's a green bezel one just like that on www.trademe.co.nz at the moment
I didn't look, but I'll bet it isn't featured with nearly as cool a pic.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:34 PM   #1557
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NO!

All credit to KB, that IS a very cool pic!

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Old 05-26-2009, 07:42 AM   #1558
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Well, I think there's a huge difference between hommage and fake. A fake seems to usually use the same name as the original while a hommage retains the look.

Face it - just about all watches are a hommage of each other.
I agree. Plus, I'll bet that watch is far superior in quality to pretty much any true FAKE. I do own a fake Rolex only because I also own a real one and sometimes wear the fake when going where Id like the wear the real one but am worried about it for some reason.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:11 AM   #1559
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Got this for my son for his birthday.
Bit loud for me but he loves it.


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Old 05-27-2009, 10:27 AM   #1560
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I think I found my new dream watch....

I am starting to really want and like square and recatangular watches. I think it is about time to buy one.
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