56 minutes | Feb 10th 2021

Ep. 172: The Homage Paradox

This week on the Worn & Wound podcast, Zach Weiss, Blake Buettner, and Zach Kazan talk about something that’s been on all of our minds after a slew of recent releases: are all watches starting to look alike? Is it an accident? And, is it even a bad thing for new releases to resemble something from the past (or, in the case of some of the watches we talk about, the present). It’s a surprisingly thorny issue, with a whole lot of strongly held opinions (few words set off a debate in the watch world quite like “homage”). In this conversation, we touch on what brands hope to achieve when they borrow design elements from popular watches, the different ways those watches are received, and if any single watch can lay claim to owning that shiny black ceramic bezel. What do you think? Can a black dialed chronograph ever be completely original? Can an old brand be revived authentically? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or tag us on Instagram.To stay on top of all new episodes, you can subscribe to The Worn & Wound Podcast — now available on all major platforms including iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify, and more. You can also find our RSS feed here.And if you like what you hear, then don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes.If there’s a question you want us to answer you can hit us up at info@wornandwound.com, and we’ll put your question in the queue.Show NotesZach K’s wrist check: Grand Seiko SBGH271Owner’s Review: Grand Seiko SBGH271Zach W’s wrist check: Seiko SPB149Blake’s wrist check: Seiko Data 2000Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire BlackThe TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph Special EditionOmega Seamaster Diver 300M “Beijing 2022”Raven Trekker 39 ReviewBell & Ross BR V3-94Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster Aviator Sea DiverThe Massena Lab Uni-Racer
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