Phluff weighs in on homages

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Re: Phluff weighs in on homages

Post by temerityb » Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:17 pm

JAS1125 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:42 pm
If I recall, isn't there a Homage Forum? Or is it all about replicas?

Homage watches seem to becoming more mainstream of late
Yeah, that's the whole point of the piece - what once was considered "you can't do that" now is being done by serious collectors. Most of the Chinese-made ones, even.

It's all up to personal preference. As for me? A note for note clone is just not my style. But that's just me. A bit of the same is great, but I dunno - to me, it's like putting Chinese clone parts in your Porsche.
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Re: Phluff weighs in on homages

Post by temerityb » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:53 pm

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Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:26 pm
Saw this on Facebook.... Newest homages from Pagani..... Check the white dial Explorer

https://www.pagani.design/product-tag/2021/
I would really like to see this PD stuff in real time. They photograph really well - but then again, so to the Benyar quartz clones on Amazon that sell for 30 bucks.
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Re: Phluff weighs in on homages

Post by biglove » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:56 pm

I owned a PD TAG Aquaracer homage when they first started up the brand. Was a horrific POS with the bezel so loose and the bracelet edges so sharp that I tossed it in the trash.

Evidently, as with Phoibos, they are reinvesting to improve QC. Of course prices are climbing with better QC.

I don't care if it is a $30 watch and a dead ringer for a famous watch, some things I cannot tolerate. A shitty bezel being number one on a dive style watch.
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Re: Phluff weighs in on homages

Post by temerityb » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:03 am

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Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:32 am
Having yet another dust up on a Facebook group.... Guys arguing that their 45 buck Benyar is all that Ali Express says it is, despite evidence to the contrary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlPrnw3Ui-4
Just for fun, I blew $25 bucks on a Benyar quartz watch I just ordered. Review next week, provided I don't die from lead poisoning.
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Re: Phluff weighs in on homages

Post by JAS1125 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:24 am

temerityb wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:03 am
JAS1125 wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:32 am
Having yet another dust up on a Facebook group.... Guys arguing that their 45 buck Benyar is all that Ali Express says it is, despite evidence to the contrary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlPrnw3Ui-4
Just for fun, I blew $25 bucks on a Benyar quartz watch I just ordered. Review next week, provided I don't die from lead poisoning.
Excellent... And if you're not already on Facebook, join, go to the groups and have at it :D
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Re: Phluff weighs in on homages

Post by biglove » Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:52 pm

I lurk in the FB groups waiting on someone to ask for an opinion about a brand/watch.

Show a photo, I keep my pie hole shut. Ask for opinions and I ain't holding back. 😂
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Re: Phluff weighs in on homages

Post by Mark » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:08 pm

temerityb wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:03 am
JAS1125 wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:32 am
Having yet another dust up on a Facebook group.... Guys arguing that their 45 buck Benyar is all that Ali Express says it is, despite evidence to the contrary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlPrnw3Ui-4
Just for fun, I blew $25 bucks on a Benyar quartz watch I just ordered. Review next week, provided I don't die from lead poisoning.
If you survive the lead, the volatile organic compounds may get you. An Ali Express box opening probably smells a lot like Harbor Freight.
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