I have a IW marine diver GMT, wearing it now in fact. I like the watch a lot (though it needs to be regulated) but I bought it before I knew much about watches. At the time I didn't understand how similar it was to the PAM. While I have no problems with 'homage' watches, the biggest pain about this watch is that some people who know just a little about watches will assume it's a PAM. When I've tried to explain that it's simply PAM-inspired people assume I have a counterfeit. There are a number of homage watches out there that I think have really great styling, and don't come across as direct knock-offs of the original, but I will be steering clear of these in the future for this very reason.
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10/17/08 at 1:00pm