ChronoDivers are massive watch fans. As such we are 100% against FAKES. A fake is a watch trying to pass itself off as something it is not. A fake watch will be branded with a luxury label logo. The watches listed below from Bliger, Tandorio, Corgeut and Parnis are all HOMAGE WATCHES – they make no claim to be anything else – simply a tribute to a classic design
Most of these tribute timepieces take their design DNA from well known Swiss luxury watches. We must stress, they are NOT fake watches. What these homage watches offer is amazing value for money and modern movement reliability. A majority of those we have tested take their power from modern reliable automatic movements like the automatic Seiko NH35 & similar from Miyota.
ChronoDivers own brand CD200SKX – SKX tribute
If, like us, you love the style of the classic Seiko Pepsi and Seiko SKX007 models – we hope our ChronoDivers CD200SKX will appeal to you. We commissioned our own tribute to these iconic Seiko diver’s watch. The ChronoDivers CD200SKX is a 200 meter water resistant dive watch powered by the reliable Seiko (SSI) NH35A automatic self winding movement. What we’ve produced is a good quality everyday wearer – a very obvious Seiko SKX homage watch – right down to the Pepsi bezel (several bezel options available)
More about the value for money > ChronoDivers 200m diver’s watch
With 24 jewels, sapphire crystal, silicone watch strap, screw-down crown, hacking (start / stop time) our version offers excellent value for money. Currently we have this timepiece available with 4 different bezels including the all black SKX007 and the red & blue Pepsi version. More about our own brand Seiko SKX009 homage and SKX007 tribute watches
Invicta – Steeldive & San Martin – high quality tributes
We have personal experience of several leading brands in the homage marketplace. These three respected brands have their own space on ChronoDivers to give visitors a better feel for the range of products on offer. For Seiko tributes like the Captain Willard Homage and Tuna Tribute go no further than Steeldive.
For Rolex Submariner homage pop over to the Invicta range – a brand with their own unique designs but some of the best Submariner tributes available. And last but by no means least – we introduce San Martin. Their range of Rolex tributes include a Submariner Hulk tribute, a Submariner Smurf homage and a beautiful vintage Submariner Sean Connery style.
Parnis – GMT & Explorer homage watches
My first experience of a homage watch was a Parnis GMT automatic. I was so impressed by it that I decided to dedicate a page of this website to them and the seller I bought it from. If you want a daily wearer that you don’t mind getting scratched, splashed or dirty – take a look at the many designs on offer from Parnis. The watch I bought is the headline photo on this page – an homage to the Rolex GMT Master with the red & black bezel.
Parnis Homage watch examples
As with the Tandorio watches below, all the Parnis watches we have experienced feature a self winding (automatic) movement with fast set date and hacking functionality. Recently they have started to produce watches with genuine water resistancy ratings of 50m, 100m, 200m and even 300m. Their collection is mostly based around classic Rolex watches like the GMT Master, Submariner and Datejust. They also have some good value tributes to the Omega Speedmaster and a range of classic Pilot styled watches.
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We have tested these watches in the Bergeon 5555/98 and confirm they are 30m water resistant, so fine for light showering but NOT guaranteed for swimming / bathing. However – 1 year on and mine is still taking a battering with no adverse effect. We also tested them with a Weishi 1900 and was amazed at the accuracy (see video below this gallery)
Video review of a Parnis GMT automatic “dive” watch
REVIEW – 1 Year On – Parnis GMT II still ticking
The Parnis GMT is my go to daily better. When I want a watch that looks dressy and smart for holiday I leave my Bremont at home and take the GMT with me. I’ve worn it on three holidays. Swimming in the pool and sea each time (not scuba, just surface swimming). When buying any homage DIVERS WATCH please check for 50m water resistancy. It won’t be good for scuba diving but it’s fine for swimming.
Bliger – affordable homage watches
Bliger are one of the best known brands in the homage / tribute watch business. Their watches are made in China and Hong Kong to excellent levels of quality control. Their main attraction is their low prices. A good Bliger watch can be bought for less than £70 with free delivery to the UK. They have focused on tributes to some of the most recognisable Rolex and Omega watches such as the Omega Diver 300, the Explorer and the GMT.
Examples of Bliger watches
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When you buy a 20 year old “refurbished” watch from eBay, ask yourself, what have you actually bought. The truth is you have to accept the word of the seller. Everything with regard to service history, parts used, water resistancy etc. For that reason, it makes a lot of sense buying a brand new homage watches instead of a 20 year old “Frankenwatch” of unknown provenance.
Bliger Watch Review
We bought an Omega Diver 300m homage in the red & blue Commander colours and a sterile Bliger Explorer watch. Both watches were better than we’d expected. The models we purchased were water resistant to 50 metres – in theory this means they are OK for splashing only – not proper DIVE WATCHES. The watches feel light compared to the genuine Omega and Rolex – they lack the substantial weight of the real deal. For some people this might be appreciated – 100 grams is pretty heavy – the Bliger weigh in around 60-75 grams.
Value for Money – more than reasonable quality
Let’s face it – you get what you pay for. That doesn’t mean, however, that they’re no good. If you want an everyday wearer that resembles a multi-thousand $ watch Bliger timepieces offer great value. In short – it’s a £70/$80 watch that will put a smile on most people’s face – especially when someone says “I didn’t know you had a Rolex” 😊
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Tandorio Tribute Watches
All the watches below are from another respected brand of homage watches – TANDORIO. This company produce a range of good value for money tributes in many styles. Their most popular are their Captain Willard Turtle styled dive watches and their various Submariner and Tuna influenced watches. Remember – all these watches come with an eBay Money Back Guarantee 💰🔁
Tandorio Dive Watches – value for money homage watches
What we like about these Tandorio watches is the quality of the components used. Most (but please check) make use of the bomb proof Seiko made NH35 movement. That’s a hacking (start stop is possible for accurate time setting) and self winding (automatic) movement. It also features fast set date – great for months with more or less than 31 days.
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Corgeut – Black Bay, Fifty Fathoms tributes
Corgeut have a great range of tribute watches with many taking their design cues from the stunning Tudor Black Bay and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. Remember – these are NOT fakes, they are just affordable tributes to some of the most desirable Swiss watches. A majority of these Corgeut watches are indeed 100m water resistant (please check) and can be worn for surface swimming. Many give the buyer the option of purchasing a Seagull movement or the better quality Miyota 8215 (self winding, hacking)
Corgeut Homage Watches – classic Tributes
Where are these watches made?
Tandorio, Bliger, Parnis and Corgeut watches are all made in China. Most use off the shelf automatic movements provided by Seiko or Miyota. We’ve bought dozens of these from various sellers and NEVER been disappointed. The latest batches of these watches have improved significantly. It’s now possible to buy a Parnis watch certified to 300 metres water resistancy 🤿
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Why not Build Your Own Diver’s Watch
True watch fans like the team at ChronoDivers might be excited to know that it’s possible to Build Your Own Diver’s Watch for the same price as a Seiko or Citizen dive watch. With the DIY Watch Club you get EVERYTHING you need to construct a high quality timepiece made from trusted components like the Seiko SII NH35A movement. We were fascinated to learn more so we took the plunge and got this stunning DWC Batman Diver’s Watch kit.
The entire construction took less than half a day and we have documented the build in a couple of videos available on the ChronoDiver’s YouTube channel. For more information on building your own Diver’s Watch please visit our DIY Watch Club review here
Don’t forget to look at Steeldive watches
If you are seriously thinking of taking your watch underwater, then these watches are NOT for you. Please consider one of the Steeldive watches on offer here from VJS Ltd ✅ (Steeldive UK). These watches are made to an incredibly high standard – all being certified 100m, 200m and even 300m water resistant. Steeldive make some lovely homage watches – tributes to like the Fifty Fathoms, Captain Willard and Submariner.