Chuck Maddox’s Watch Blog

This page is a journal of my journey in the field of Horology, which is timekeeping. In other words, watch collecting. Which in my case is the collecting of chronograph watches. To contact me, email me at: cmaddox3@sbcglobal.net .

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ocean7 to bring Ploplof Homage to market in February...

Ocean7 to bring Ploplof Homageto market in February...

Did you miss out on getting a PloPlof for your collection because of the Omegamania price bump? Dispair that you'll never be able to afford such a watch? Well there may be an alternative...

I just had a long phone conversation with David Greenspan [who many old time TimeZone Omega Forum regulars will remember ] and he pointed out to me the Ocean7 watch company's website:

In addition to a number of very interesting current offerings, it appears they will be producing a Homage to the Omega Ploplof in February:

This is a good news/bad news situation... It's good news to those who'd genuinely be interested in owning a PloProf Homage watch, it's bad news to collectors as it's likely that the unscrupulous may well use this watch as the basis for a reasonably convincing fake.

Details as well as an interesting line of other watches on the Ocean7 Watches website.

-- Chuck

4 Comments:

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Thursday, December 06, 2007 8:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Chuck
I have one of those on order. Feb 08 is a bit ambitious - it is likely to be introduced later.
The fundamental differences between the LM-7 and the original PLOPROF (short for PLOngeur PROFessional) will make it very hard to be mistaken that the LM-7 is anything but an LM-7.
Most of the buyers (referred to the watchmaker by another website and with an active forum for contributors to have input into its design) want something similar, but not identical - as a mark of respect for the original Omega and for those who bought them (myself included).
Just an update - good luck with the site!
IanM

Sunday, January 06, 2008 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Omega have any issues with this?

Friday, March 28, 2008 2:13:00 AM  
Blogger Chuck Maddox said...

Anonymous said...

Does Omega have any issues with this?


[Shrugs shoulders]

I am not sure how I'd know if they did. I'm not sure what they could do if they did either. One can't really copyright a style. Otherwise there wouldn't be any Submariner or Navitimer look-alikes. ?Nor would the Camaro have been a successful product because it looks like a Mustang.

There is nothing stopping Omega from re-releasing a Proplof after all..

-- Chuck

Friday, March 28, 2008 5:22:00 AM  

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