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When did copies become homages?

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When did copies become homages? I'm curious, how this came about? To me a homage is a watch that makes reference to another iconic watch, inspiration or repurposing a desirable feature or design. For example a watch with Oyster case and sterile dial with sword hands but with Fifty Fathom like bezel, to me that would be a homage to Fifty Fathom and possibly vintage military dive watches.

But I'm curious how the WUS or watch community has come to accept copies like Steinhart, Invicta Pro Diver, or Tissell Explorer as being homages, when in fact they are copies. Homage would be pay respecting to the original. This is just ripping off the original design.

I understand some people don't like homages of any kind. I'm OK with a watch that combines features from others, and apply some flair of their own. But I see so many straight copies that are called homages and I don't understand it, since they are clearly not homages, they are copies.

And some people also seem to not able to understand a copy and replica are no the same thing. I"m not saying Steinhart or Davaso make Rolex replicas, but they certainly are making Rolex copies.

To me calling these watches homages is an insult to other watches that are actually homages, as it puts a watch with interesting character of their own in the same basket with these lame copies.
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馃憥 They don't, they become just another 'facade'.
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But I see it everywhere, wherever watches are discussed, there is no distinction between a homage that makes reference or appreciation of watch history vs just a straight copy.
And you have been here for Seven years.
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Here we go again!
There seems to be a little more distance this time.
:rolleyes: Forgot to mention, this time, "Rose Colored Glasses" play a major part here.
:unsure: Maybe I should have invested in 'Rose-Tinted-Glasses', they are sure popular around these parts.
Have not logged in for a while. Good to see some things don鈥檛 change.


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:rolleyes: Right.
:unsure: Hmmmm, must have been that memo that came down from, 'The Ministry of Truth'.
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