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Another Sub clone. Although a very nice looking one. I've seen RT watches in person was impressed by the quality/price ratio. ETA2893-2 is a nice movement too.

Another nice looking Diver Chrono: http://www.gemnation.com/watches/...37996.html

And another 45-mm diver for $345 (other sources say ETA 2824.2): http://www.gemnation.com/watches/...37980.html
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Automatic chronos are few and far between
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Hmmm.... this watch looks like SOMEthing.... something familar.... can't quite put my finger on it............
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Hmmm.... this watch looks like SOMEthing.... something familar.... can't quite put my finger on it............

I agree, Ive been on a roll at guessing watches, but x that on this one. :clueless:
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When I first started caring about watches, Revue Thommen was a legit Swiss brand. It appears they have fallen on hard times, using their pedigree to sell Rolex knockoffs. I think the Swiss horology industry has hit difficult times yet again due to over-expansion, and we may see some companies going into bankruptcy.
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I think RT is now making watches in China
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Automatic chronos are few and far between
Lol...Except for the millions of Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster auto chronos.
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Lol...Except for the millions of Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster auto chronos.
but they cost some coin...
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but they cost some coin...
You didnt say "Automatic chronos under $500 are few and far between". You said...
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Automatic chronos are few and far between
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So why doesn't Rolex sue this company for infringement? Do they not own a trademark on their submariner? This doesn't look "inspired by" it looks like a knockoff minus the branding.
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So why doesn't Rolex sue this company for infringement? Do they not own a trademark on their submariner? This doesn't look "inspired by" it looks like a knockoff minus the branding.
Because there is literally thousands of different brands that have a similar design. None of it at all takes away from Rolex sales. People buy Rolex, because they want a Rolex.
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Because there is literally thousands of different brands that have a similar design. None of it at all takes away from Rolex sales. People buy Rolex, because they want a Rolex.
Completely wrong.

The reason Rolex cannot sue is because they no longer possess exclusive rights to the design. Patents expire, and that's a very good thing.

I have no problems with companies reusing designs like this, even when it is a one-to-one cooy. In the watch world, pretty much all design is derivative of something that came before.
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Completely wrong.

The reason Rolex cannot sue is because they no longer possess exclusive rights to the design. Patents expire, and that's a very good thing.

I have no problems with companies reusing designs like this, even when it is a one-to-one cooy. In the watch world, pretty much all design is derivative of something that came before.
It would make zero difference if they did have a current copyright. Do you really think Rolex has ever lost one single sale because POS copies that run $500? Come on man. That is like saying Tesla is loosing sales because you can get a used electric smart car for $6k. If anything, the massive amount of copies only increase the desire for the real thing.

As long as it is not a 1:1 copy or have a crown on it, they couldn't care less.
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It would make zero difference if they did have a current copyright. Do you really think Rolex has ever lost one single sale because POS copies that run $500? Come on man. That is like saying Tesla is loosing sales because you can get a used electric smart car for $6k. If anything, the massive amount of copies only increase the desire for the real thing.

As long as it is not a 1:1 copy or have a crown on it, they couldn't care less.
You don't know what you're talking about. You're confusing copyrights and patents. Do some Googling.

Additionally, some companies (e.g. Steinhart) do make 1:1 copies. Again, the design patents are expired and there's no reason for Rolex to care about it because there's nothing they can do about it. The reason Rolex would "care" about the crown image is because they own that trademark.
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