Are Pagani Design Homage Watches Any Good?

Are Pagani Design Homage Watches Any Good?

Pagani Design specializes in making homage watches that resemble luxury watches.  Their watches can be yours for quite literally 1/100th the cost of a true luxury watch. If you’ve ever wanted to own a Rolex Daytona or Rolex Submariner, would you be willing to endure a two-year waiting list? Also, do you have over 10 grand of disposable income lying around? Pagani Design watches can give you a taste of what it’s like to wear a luxury watch without the wait and at an affordable price.

As much as we like to dream about owning a luxury watch, when it comes time to pull the trigger, most of us just can’t seem to do it. Let’s be honest, there will always be a more important expense. So why not compromise a bit and get a Pagani Design homage watch? They look and function nearly identically to the original, and the quality is surprisingly high.

What is Pagani Design?

If you can’t dig up much information about Pagani Design, that’s because there really isn’t much out there. It’s not a company with a hundred year long history; it’s not as established nor reputable as the other luxury watch brands are.

Like many Chinese companies that come and go, Pagani Design went from being completely unknown to being all over the major e-commerce sites like Amazon, Alibaba, and Ebay. Unlike most other Chinese brands, Pagani Design has now been around for a few years with mostly positive reviews, and that’s only possible if their products provide great value and have a high demand.

Keep in mind, many of these Chinese brands often carry the same product as each other because they all come from the same factory. So if you notice that Pagani Design watches are suspiciously similar to another company such as Pagrne Design, Benyar, and Bersigar, well that’s probably because they are the same.

Are Pagani Design watches worth it?

As we mentioned, Pagani Design watches are Chinese-made and imported from China. Many people question the quality and reliability of these products. Products made in China have a stigma of being cheap but low-quality, oftentimes breaking on you quickly or not even fulfilling what it claims it can do. This is often true, but every once in a while the stars align and you get a Chinese product that is both cheap and functional, often putting the original product to shame.

Speaking of the original product, are we really claiming that a homage watch is as good as the original Rolex Submariner? No, of course not, but it’s pretty darn close, especially considering the price you’re paying is a fraction of a fraction of the original price. We’ll give more specific examples regarding how these watches compare to the original in a section below where we review the best Pagani Design watches.

Are homage watches in general worth it?

There are many brands, both Chinese and non-Chinese, that make homage watches. Do not think for one second that homage watches are just some quick cash-grab. Some homage watches are so well made that they are legitimately collected, perhaps even worn as a beater watch by watch enthusiasts.

In terms of value, assuming the homage watch is well-made, it is obviously worth the money. People who buy luxury watches are not worried about the cost, caring more about the social standing and prestige behind owning a luxury watch. For us mere mortals, homage watches may not give us that same prestige, but we can at least get a good-looking watch at an affordable price.

Besides, many watch brands actually have their watches made in China, or their watches contain Chinese-manufactured components, and some Chinese-based watch manufacturers are extremely well-known. For instance, Sea-Gull are known for their quality and affordable timepieces; they are a reputable Chinese company with decades of history, not some cheap knock-off company.

Are homage watches legal?

For the customer, yes. First, let’s clear up some terminology here. Homage watches are not the same as fakes. A fake is when a copycat product tries to pass itself as the genuine article. Pagani Design proudly displays their logo on their watch faces, not Rolex’s, so technically they aren’t fakes.

Second, whether Pagani Design has stolen the original designs made popular by Omega, Rolex, Tudor, and the like is up for debate. When making an homage, there necessarily has to be a similarity, but it should also be different enough to be an original watch all its own. Maybe Pagani Design has done that, maybe they haven’t, but it’s not our place to judge.

Some people are against homage watches out of principle. They question whether they should buy an homage watch for the following reasons:

  • They question the legality of these “copycat” products.
  • They are afraid they are stealing from the manufacturers of the original watches.
  • They are afraid that child labor was used in the manufacturing of these watches.
  • They question the quality of these watches.
  • They don’t want to get scammed.

It’s up to you to decide if you think it’s acceptable or moral to purchase a watch from Pagani Design or a similar Chinese brand. We’re just determining if it’s worth your money or not.

Are luxury watch manufacturers losing money when I buy a Chinese product?

Generally, no. Think about the kind of person who would buy an authentic Rolex or Omega luxury watch. Do you think they are the type of person to debate spending $100 or $10,000? If anything, a budget diver seems like a terrible option for the affluent.

Wealthy people want the prestige that comes with wearing a genuine luxury watch. They want the attention and they want people to ask them if it’s genuine; they are not the type to settle for an homage watch. Thus, these luxury watch brands aren’t losing their customers by homage watch manufacturers.

Conversely, the average person such as you and I are highly unlikely to spend $10,000 on a luxury watch anyways. I am not and probably will never be a customer of Rolex. I just want an affordable watch that looks good and does what I want. There is never a debate about if I should get the real thing or not. Getting an homage watch is the only way mere mortals like us can get a luxury brand’s designs without taking out a mortgage.

To summarize, nobody is losing a sale. The homage watches that look and function like the original but at a fraction of the price was an untapped market that the likes of Rolex and Omega were never going to touch because it would sully their brand. Besides, these companies are not exactly hurting for money in the first place, so I don’t lose any sleep at night for buying and wearing an homage watch.

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