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    Best value Submariner homage

    Hi

    Looking to get one of these, but not sure which one to go for. Any ideas about best quality and value for money. Do not want to spend a great deal. Any feedback greatfuly received.

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    Jarvis

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    it depends on your level but you can pick up a used Steinhart Ocean One for 200 or less and they are a fantastic watch at the price!
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    Fast and bulbous.
    that's right, The Mascara Snake. Fast and bulbous.
    Also, a tinned teardrop.
    Bulbous also tapered.
    That's right.

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    Steinhart, job done.

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    Yep, Steinhart all the way.

    At 42mm its a better size than the Rolex too.

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    Best value Submariner homage

    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    it depends on your level but you can pick up a used Steinhart Ocean One for 200 or less and they are a fantastic watch!
    Corrected that for you.

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    the davosa ternos is higher quality watch and a more authentic homage than the Steinhart - with a FAR better cyclops, but it costs more new, but second hand there's very little in the re-sale value




    steiny


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    Also check out Glycine Combat Sub series. Not extremely cheap though, but second hand can be found for good prices...

    http://www.glycine-watch.ch/e/collec...Display=100029

    http://www.glycine-watch.ch/e/collec...Display=10003F

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    Scoobydoo knows where there's a nice DSSD for sale.




    Sorry about that just had to be done.

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    Best value Submariner homage

    I wouldn't put the Glycine Combat sub in the homage bracket. It's a lovely watch, I have one myself, but it really doesn't bear any resemblance to the typical vintage subs.

    Or am I being thick again?

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359282539.728876.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    I wouldn't put the Glycine Combat sub in the homage bracket. It's a lovely watch, I have one myself, but it really doesn't bear any resemblance to the typical vintage subs.

    Or am I being thick again?

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359282539.728876.jpg
    No, absolutely not. Both are divers, but that's as far as the resemblance goes in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    I wouldn't put the Glycine Combat sub in the homage bracket. It's a lovely watch, I have one myself, but it really doesn't bear any resemblance to the typical vintage subs.

    Or am I being thick again?

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359282539.728876.jpg

    Combat Subs are not just copies without Rolex logos, but resemblance to Rolex is obvious...

    http://www.glycine-watch.ch/glycine-...9fa4b6b402.jpg

    Fortunately they have changed few details while keeping general Rolex look, so Glycine Subs look better to me than usual Rolex homage watches. With wearing 100% homage (copy) of Rolex (except logo) I would not feel much better than wearing replica.

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    If your budget is around 10, how about a Soki? I bought one just to see what kind of automatic watch you could get brand new for a tenner. Answer: a crap one. My favourite bit was how the hour and second hands had lume but not the minute hand. But hey, 10!



    That automatic movement crafted by Chinese artisans in all it's glory (sans gasket):

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    Jarvis, Steinhart and Glycine are excellent choices. As are some of the Helson pieces. I would also suggest you have a look at Christopher Wards Trident. There isn't much love for CWL pieces over here but come and join in the discussion at the CW forum to get an idea of how the Trident is received.

    Another alternative I wished I knew about sooner is Eddies PRS50 which I have seen looking lovely on mesh and strap. Not a submariner homage but still worth looking at.

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    Have a look at the Marcello c range ,great quality

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    Grovana are worth a look too, again 42mm with 22mm lugs and a decent bracelet.


    And after a couple of years on my son's wrist at uni...

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    Not exactly a "homage" but close enough to have the look. At less than 40 a bargain and with the legendary M&S quality and returns policy!

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/Autog...qid=1359284851

    I have one and often wear it if I am doing stuff I would rather not wear my 5513 for.

    Looking at the watch reviews I just loved this one from a reviewer tagged "LadyPenelope"


    "The watch seemed well made and good quality and lived up to the photograph in the recent Christmas catalogue. It was dissappointing that you couldn't adjust the strap yourself although returning it for adjustment by post was free of charge it did mean that you were without the watch for over a week."

    Dave
    Last edited by davestrong; 27th January 2013 at 11:19.

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    in the steinhart camp, althought the squale atmos seems to be loved at WUS

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    I would probably get a Marcello C Nettuno 3 first and then perhaps a Steinhart as a second choice. From what I have read, the Marcello is punching well above it's weight and doesn't look like all the companies who appear to have very similar cases and bracelets.

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    The Steinhart is a very good shout... though if you see a Kemmner 007 up for sale 2nd hand then I think that wins.

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    Or you can go and buy cheap Seiko Sea Urchin (SNZF17K1) which is actually a nice watch

    http://uhrforum.de/attachments/74793...dsc08241-1.jpg

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    it's been said, Steinhart, job done, best value for money, quality is excellent for the money, look to be paying 250 for a minty one.

    (Also have an Invicta, surprisingly good homage for pocket money, but a Miyota movement and a crappy thread on the crown, so stick with the excellent quality of the Steinhart.)

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    There are some vintage Heuers and Tag Heuers that are sub-like, but they tend to be very expensive or beaten.

    However I found two Zodiacs from the same era which are more affordable:

    http://www.zaslike.com/files/g5tcg5fj9zx42r2pg04a.jpg

    http://s14.directupload.net/images/121112/kr9owuf2.jpg

    Again, they are not exact copies...

    But you can find some pieces more or less sub-like amongst vintage watches.

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    Hi

    Thanks for all your replies and info. Should have mentioned that I'm after one the homages the original military submariner. So no date or cyclops. Any more ideas.

    Thanks

    Jarvis

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    Here's the Kemmner 007


    and not really a hommage but the style you're after,Mkii Kingston

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarvis View Post
    Hi

    Thanks for all your replies and info. Should have mentioned that I'm after one the homages the original military submariner. So no date or cyclops. Any more ideas.

    Thanks

    Jarvis
    Possibly the Nassau then?

    http://boutique.mkiiwatches.com/Prod...546-1337741365

    The Kemmner 007 offers better value though.

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    Best value Submariner homage

    That'll be the Steinhart OVM then.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359290018.190915.jpg

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    By coincidence a Mkii Nassau on sc,but from USA though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.f View Post
    Here's the Kemmner 007


    and not really a hommage but the style you're after,Mkii Kingston

    I must admit, the Kingston is well conceived and looks great!

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    Steinhart for me although, having owned both, I'd go for the Vintage Red over the Ocean One. In fact I might look for another one myself!

    David

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    I do like the Steinharts but would prefer them in the same dimensions as the original - any ideas for that apart from the Marcello?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    I do like the Steinharts but would prefer them in the same dimensions as the original - any ideas for that apart from the Marcello?
    the davosa, see my post above!

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    Theres a Timex for the vintage Bond look on a budget


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    A recent acquisition -





    Can't really fault it for 300.

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    Any of the O&W M series,just choose a dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampoc View Post
    If your budget is around 10, how about a Soki? I bought one just to see what kind of automatic watch you could get brand new for a tenner. Answer: a crap one. My favourite bit was how the hour and second hands had lume but not the minute hand. But hey, 10!



    That automatic movement crafted by Chinese artisans in all it's glory (sans gasket):
    OMG! They tried to replicate the oscillating weight of the real thing in the movement!

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    I've been wearing this today...

    Again... the Kemmner 007...








    Greg.

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    The best homage Sub alike I have owned and I've had Grovana, Steinhart and more... is the Thommen Revue 300. It is fantastic value far better than any homages I have seen other than perhaps Kemmner or MK Kingston. An outstanding piece for a couple of hundred quid. The cyclops is pants and the bracelet is not great but the rest of it just superb. I still wish I'd kept mine but hey ho!
    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...=revue+Thommen

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregory View Post
    I've been wearing this today...

    Again... the Kemmner 007...



    Greg.
    looking good Greg, looking good

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    A recent acquisition -





    Can't really fault it for 300.
    Another vote for this model. Much better than the ordinary Ocean IMO

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    broken record

    if you want the authentic sub size, a good bracelet, big crown with a strong screw down action & a GREAT cyclops

    you need the davosa


    now available with screw link bracelet and ceramic bezel !!












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    I just sold this for around $160 (105 - 110). It was very well made for what it was, wth an accurate Chinese auto.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stix View Post
    I would probably get a Marcello C Nettuno 3 first and then perhaps a Steinhart as a second choice. From what I have read, the Marcello is punching well above it's weight and doesn't look like all the companies who appear to have very similar cases and bracelets.
    I would go the Marcello C Nettuno route as well. I have had one since 2005, a Netto 2 in my case and am very pleased with it in all regards. Good value for the money.

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    This is a very nice one, it's a Politi ' Ocean Pro'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser View Post
    I would go the Marcello C Nettuno route as well. I have had one since 2005, a Netto 2 in my case and am very pleased with it in all regards. Good value for the money.
    The Nettuno 3 will get a ceramic bezel upgrade this spring, and you can now order it without the cyclops, so it might be one to look out for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregory View Post
    I've been wearing this today...

    Again... the Kemmner 007...








    Greg.

    Did Ian flower do your sleeve by any chance?

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    I think the best Submariner homage is either the 14060 non date, or the 16610 date ;)
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by a-new-hope View Post
    Did Ian flower do your sleeve by any chance?


    Hi mate..

    No, Steve Byrne, when Leeds based before moving to Texas.


    Greg.

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    This thread has a great selection of the homages, all different in little ways. I do like the Kingston, but I think thats a watch in its own right. I love that we've got a range from 10 upwards - something for everyone here.

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