Cheeseballs wear replicas.
Replica ≠Â Hommage.
I'm wearing a Panerai homage watch by some company that uses their own parts and pulls from a design. I could see where you guys are coming from, as I prefer to own 'the real deal' for many other hobbies. But I like the watch because it's a good looking piece and keeps time fine. I'm not going to spend $15k+ on a Panerai, would much rather spend that on my other vices. Different for everyone.