Fast forwarding to 2021, the new Synchron company released an homage to the original Synchron-made Doxa Army called the Synchron Military. Almost immediately after its release, the Doxa brand released an image of its original Army, hinting at a future re-release, and firing shots at Synchron. Watch collectors debated whether this watch being created under the name of the brand that created the original made it something special, or if it was just another knock-off.
A racing watch is a different thing from a car watch. A car watch sometimes isn't even a chronograph, but typically features styling cues taken from a car. Perhaps it has a fake redline from a rev counter across the dial. Car watches are difficult to execute well, but I’m reviewing a car watch anyway. It’s the Autodromo Group B. My favorite from the popular microbrand.
The Seiko divers that got us unto this hobby were so unconventional as to feel special despite their low price. You didn't feel like you were buying them because they were a cheaper look-alike of the watch you really wanted but couldn't afford. So does a more conventional and also more expensive Seiko diver still capture the charm that got us into this hobby?