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Philip Watch quartz rectangular chronograph. I'm interested, but not if it's an homage. Does this remind you of something else, anything else, and if so, could you name the watch? I won't even ask you to provide me a link. I'll do the legwork. Thanks so very much!

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Checked those two out, and I'm satisfied that this watch isn't an homage of either. Looks different enough for me. This is exactly the info I'm looking for. Keep 'em coming!
 

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Franck Muller as catsteeth mentioned.
Vacheron Malta.
Think Patek has done a few over the years too.

Google "tourneau case" or "barrel case".
I took a look at the Vacheron, and there are definitely differences. Thanks!
I Googled and haven't seen anything yet that truns me away from the watch.

Pretty sure I've seen similar watches from a few places. Not sure it's specifically an homage to something iconic.
Thanks. The "similar" doesn't bother me at all if there are no specific homages, or even if there are several. As long as it's not close to a 1 for 1 homage of something more expensive. I'm looking for nuances that set it apart.

EDIT: (lol @ setting apart a $200 watch). What I mean is, I don't want to pay money for something if my growth as a watch enthusiast leads me to discover later that it's an homage. I don't know all the brands and styles out there, so I'm asking.
 

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Stealing some design cues from the VC Royal Eagle, but also several other watches as already mentioned. That's not what would keep me away from it. The poor fit/finish and general quality is what would ruin it for me.
I don't know anything about the watch. Tell me more.
 

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Mods, is there any way I can edit the title to include questions about the fit, finish and quality?
 

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Stealing some design cues from the VC Royal Eagle, but also several other watches as already mentioned. That's not what would keep me away from it. The poor fit/finish and general quality is what would ruin it for me.
Still trying to get some info from you. I don't think it'll sell anytime soon, but tell me what you know!
 

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No. It was a huge shaggy dog story. It might have started seriously, I'm not even sure. But in the end, what ever the suggestion the OP always found something that wasn't quite right. Hilarious actually
Maybe I haven't made my intent clear. I saw a watch I liked and was concerned that it might be an homage of something more expensive. Like Steinhart's Sub homages. I know how to avoid a Rolex homage. I don't know how to avoid an homage of old-time square watches, so I am asking here what other pieces look like this thing. So far, I've been pleased to find that the suggestions don't look like this one. everything has been quite right, in other words... except the quality, as I'm now reading.


@Fahoo Forays I haven’t hand but the watch but it looks like something that may disappoint in hand due to lackluster build quality and finishing. Just something to think about if you’ve only seen it in pics.
Thank you.

I wish people would be more specific when they mention fit and finish. "May disappoint in the hand" is a reasonable statement I can actually make sense of beyond opinion.
 

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To be more specific, my suspicion (and that’s all it is) would be that case transitions may be imprecise, the dial might look similarly imprecise in the patterned areas and the hands may look like thin pieces of snipped sheet metal. Again, those are all just guesses.
Thank you so much! I think the other poster was trolling, because s/he didn't bother to explain.


That's one of the downsides of this site. You don't just tell people who want to learn about watches that "this one sucks". You explain why. You did this. Thanks so much.
 

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It looks like kinda what I would expect of a $200 quartz chrono? You're only getting so much for that kind of money. It would help if I could see a clearer photo or preferably more photos from other angles, but the hands and markers to my eye at least seem...fine? I've seen worse from watches costing more, at least.
I gave that some thought, but I didn't see anything in the images to suggest it was a dog. I've got some Vostok dials that are applied and look fine.
 

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If you do find it to be an homage will you ditch it in favour of the Real McCoy ?
I would not have bought the watch without confirmation that it was its own thing, so that day would never dawn.

I've already chalked it off due to possible quality issues. The point of this thread was to assure that that the watch had enough of its own design language that there would be no "Real McCoy". I did find in one of the last images posted in this thread that it's too close for comfort to one piece, so no, I would not have bought it in any case.

If you like it, why are you seeking reasons to be offended by it? Are you being tested on it afterwards or something?
Some of you have been doing this for decades. I've been doing it for a year. I would not want to waste money on an homage/replica/copy/knockoff*. I would not want to buy a watch and find out later that it's an homage of something more highly regarded. I don't want that on my wrist whether I like the way it looks or not. And that's a lot easier to do than you might think. I've done it once already, without knowing, because I wasn't aware that a certain company had produced a green bicolor GMT bezel.

This knowledge doesn't come at birth. We have to have help avoiding the pitfalls.

*they are essentially interchangeable terms for my purpose. If a watch has enough of its own design language/choice of hands, colorway, dial differences, markers, etc., then it's its own thing and should not be called an homage in the first place. If I need to see the dial to know that this watch isn't a _

The point is that I'm here asking people I believe have more knowledge than I do about a watch style I'm not familiar with. They can help me avoid an homage or a poor quality timepiece. "Buy what you like" should be tempered with "Learn before you buy".
 

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Your purpose? What about the people whom you asked a question? You can insist your own definitons of words that everyone uses if you like, but it makes communication impossible. So with that, I'm out. You may as well be writing in a cipher.
No one was misled and no one was asked to change their definition of homage. I don't think anyone else took offense at my interpretation. No one needed to share my sentiments to answer the questions I had.

I'm thankful to the posters for helping me avoid a poor watch and something that looked a bit too much like a more expensive piece.
 
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