Ryan StoyFebruary 18, 2019
stumpelriltzchenFebruary 18, 2019

Ryan. My personal take on this is that I do not but, own, or worse, wear homages. I just don’t like the idea of my watch being “inspired” by a successful model of somebody else that whenever I look at it, I have to think of the real one that unfortunately I cannot afford. I’d rather have an original piece with all of it’s faults rathe than a copy of a classic piece.
Of course, fakes are even worse. Those are just fraudulent. Homages are not fraud, but they are not truly honest and confident either. An homage is a watch that is objectively less than what it desperately tries to look like. Looking at that makes me sad, so I don’t put it on.

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Ryan StoyFebruary 18, 2019

@stumpelriltzchen That pretty much sums up my feeling and yet I bought it because I love the look and don't imagine I could ever justify spending ~ $10k on any watch even if I could afford it. As I said, I would have preferred the Mk 2 which has baton hands and the classic Squale second hand. As I write this I am reminded of my original line of thought which makes me think if the GMT hand was correctly aligned I would be very happy with the watch.

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stumpelriltzchenFebruary 18, 2019

@ryan.stoy Maybe you can try to modify it so that it can at least have a soul of its own...

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