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Yesterday I saw a picture of the Debaufre Ocean-1 and fell in love with the watch immediately and this is maybe because many years ago I had a Submariner that unfortunately got stolen. I am not wanting to spend too much on my watch hobby anymore, so I ask all...what may be considered as the best homage watch for the $$ invested? We all know the price for the R...x, and the Ocean-1 goes for about $500.00, but I would like suggestions with approx. pricing and pictures if possible. I would prefer automatics but Quartz is OK. Pricing by bracket would be fine $0 to $100, $101 to $200, etc... Mind you, I am not looking for any fakes, just for Homage or look alikes with their own appropriate brand.
 

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What about a Steinhart?


I fell in love with this Ocean 1 Vintage Red. Pretty nice for $359.20 with a 2824-2.
 

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In the sub $100 range you could look at Alpha. They make some interesting looking homages based upon Chinese movements. For a bit more money ($350 range depending upon options) I would recommend OWC (formerly known as Orange Watch Company). They are making some excellent homages of some of the more historical / classic designs. I'll also second the Steinhart watch suggestion. I haven't personally handled one, but there are some good reviews out there.
 

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Tigersharks are pretty nice.. 39mm, 300m, saphire crystal, solid bracelet, eta 2824 movement. They come up for sale every now and then around ~$300.




It's the one with the fully indexed bezel. I have mkii dial/hands in it. The other homage is a Chronotac, pretty nice too.
 

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I like this cheeky interpretation by Mr Ken Sato of RXW Watch.


Pic is by a forumer on TZ. :)
 

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Here's an Ocean 1 39 mm with a Yao dial. If memory serves, I picked it up used in like-new condition for well under $300. I'm not sure what the Yao dials are selling for these days, but I'd estimate $30-$40.

 

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JoseJMartinez said:
what may be considered as the best homage watch for the $$ invested?
I'll throw in a vote for the Sandoz. I've owned a couple and both were purchased used for under $150 each. I bought an Alpha Coke bezel GMT for my brother in law, and each time I see him I'm impressed with how good the watch looks for only about $50.
 

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I like a lot of the offerings from this company. Like Revue the pricing seems very fair and a lot of the models are quite fetching. 8)

I like my Revue. Elements of Sub (3 O'Clock crown, cyclops) which Omega elements as well (hands and indices):


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A custom Debaufre that MCWW built for me.

 

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Interesting. These Orient watches look almost the same as Rolex submariner...

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What about this Orient model?

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Alpha. Prett well built for ~$70. Only thing lacking is the clasp in my opinion.
 

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I would like to know too. Besides, that one is a bit far from homage and too close to rip-off in my eyes.
 
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