Are they similar? #1  0 Comments


Some months ago I posted on the Forum about about how odd the watch industry is at odds with itself over watch designs. While prosecution is vehemently pressed against pirates who produce fake watches that are meant to be exact replicas of the originals, some swiss watches are clearly following the design cues of other brands without any overt legal action being taken against them.

With no specific intention (not in the least determining the legal question of whether there is in fact copying of designs), I thought it would be interesting to record the development of some designs and those that - as it appears to me to be radically similar. As I see them and report them here.
To start with, I found this MontBlanc watch on the right is found reported HERE on WorldTempus.
What it immediately reminded me was the Panerai Submersible I once owned. There are distinct differences clearly seen but there are some similarities in my opinion. I think though that the similarities could have been unintended. The style of the rubber strap, the design of the moveable bezel and the marker designs are similar but not the same. The good news is - that this model is made of Tantalum and there will only be 100 pieces.



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