Originally Posted by RogerP
You can't buy heritage - and I'm not sure that Sinn has all that much to boast about anyway. Some MKII designs I have seen - like the Kingston - look really terrific
. Some are kind of 'meh'. With any boutique brand, there's an open question as to whether they will still be around next year or the year after. But given the use of standard ETA movements, I wouldn't worry too much about future servicing.
The MkII Kingston? Please. It's a Rolex Submariner no crown guard ripoff, like the one Sean Connery wore as Bond.
And the other LE from MkII - the 300? Oh wait - a Seamaster 300 ripoff. So much for "community driven" LE projects, huh?
Let's just call a spade a spade, companies like MkII make a mint packaging cheap ETA ebauches into cheap Chinese steel cases which are ripoffs of other iconic designs. You get charged $500 and up for the privilege of wearing a ripoff.
But what about those people of more humble means who can't afford the "real thing"? Aren't they entitled
to be able to purchase something nice as well?
Well, no, they aren't - you've answered your question already, no one is entitled to purchase anything. There will always be things out of our reach - always has been, always will be. We aren't talking about food, air, water, we're talking giving people the impression
you're buying a luxury watch. Just learn to make do without, like the rest of us.
Just because I can't afford a Ferrari doesn't make it right for me to purchase a Lada, and slap the chassis together with some bodykit and call it a Ferrari homage. If all I want is a Ferrari, but all I can afford is a Lada, well, some self-examination is in order - so that maybe someday I can afford the Ferrari.
I don't - and you shouldn't - take the instant gratification route and then try to make yourself feel better by saying "it's a homage
". It's not. It's something you bought because you couldn't be arsed to do the necessary so that someday you can afford the real thing.