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It's raining here, again, as usual, so it seems to be a good day to sit at the puter and create some hate, discontent and turmoil so our highly paid mods can earn their keep. :lol: Actually, I would prefer that the homage haters either stay away or hold in their vitreol but I've been here long enough to realize that someone won't be able to control himself. :crying:

First some caveats:
(1) I abhor fakes. When I found that I had a fake Montblanc I took it to the range and used it for target practice. Another good purpose for a gun.
(2) I've paid my dues to Rolex, I have 5 of them and my wife has one and we may get more.
(3) I've heard the cliches about slave labor.

TooDah, here it is !



I paid $13.59 for this including shipping from China. I've had it two days and it is keeping nearly perfect time and working very well in every respect. I was playing with the date when this picture was taken so that's why the date is off. I think it is fascinating that a watch this good can be made and shipped for that price.
Let the hate begin.
 

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Thank you Semper Eadem, I was wondering if anyone would pick up on that. Quite observant of you.
I never thought a Pepsi bezel would be for me, too gaudy, until a coworker wore one to work and I saw that it was much more subdued in the wild than in pictures. I still wasn't sure, I'm not much of a peacock, but when this showed up I thought it would be a good time to find out if it was for me.
I continue to be amazed at how well it works considering the price.
 

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Starting a homage thread? LOL! I thought the craziest thing you did involved a Lawn Boy and a patio chair!
 

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I thought starting homage thread here might be more daring than flying my ultralight but everyone has been pretty adult about it. The mods have to be pretty disappointed that they didn't get to do any of their mod stuff.

 

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The mods have to be pretty disappointed that they didn't get to do any of their mod stuff.
And there's absolutely nothing wrong with us not getting to do any mod stuff. I'm not in the mood to referee mayhem today.... :sneaky2:


Nice looking watch. Love the red & blue colors.:thumbup1: :001_tt1: I enjoy many a homage watch... In fact have a really nice one incoming and on the way right now! :biggrin:
 

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I'm looking forward to seeing your homage.
Doggone, I thought you mods enjoyed mayhem ? Oh well, I tried.
I should have mentioned that my pictures today have been brought to thanks to Banker who, with boundless knowledge and infinite patience, gave me back my ability to post pictures.
 

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Aw shucks... (Looks down at ground and kicks at dirt)
 

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The mods have to be pretty disappointed that they didn't get to do any of their mod stuff.
I'm sure they will soon enough, especially if someone dares post a blatant copy of an already established brand with the brand's name replaced with some other name (think Parnis or Alpha). I know this is within the rules, as well as within the established definition of 'homage'. That said, it's still wrong in my book. I know it's legal, but then again so is going to a dead soldier's funeral and stamping on the American flag whilst bellowing like an ox about how God hates everything. Legal does not make right and illegal does not make wrong - just ask Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King.

Fair warning: If any of you do this, I will call you out. I'll be respectful, but I will call you on it. If you want a homage, at least get one that doesn't directly replicate an already extant design. I can accept the homage in the OP, as that's a blend of two designs (GMT Master and Submariner) done in a way which creates a new idea. That's the key - homages create something new; replicas do not.

Heh...I guess the above paragraph just started a flame war. Hopefully we can all keep it civil. Although I have no mod / admin authority here, I can and will lead by example. Civility. That's all I ask.
 

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$13.59 won't go very far toward the "real thing." Please don't forget that I have 5 of the "real things" and my wife has one.
Now to satisfy my curiosity, it keeps time well, it changes dates when it is supposed to, it winds when I move my wrist, it works as well as the "real thing" so what makes it "crappy?"
Doggone it I'm going to stir up some hate, discontent and turmoil for the mods yet ! :cursing:
 
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