Have you ever noticed that the inexpensive quartz watches you see in Sears, Target, Kohl's and Walmart often look like iconic watch designs? Here's a comparison of the venerable Omega Seamaster and a diver-style Structure watch from Sears.
|Omega Seamaster: By Naklig (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons|
They're not exactly the same, but the bezel detail looks similar. The numerals and use of dots rather than batons to mark hours is the big difference. The Structure is simply a fashion watch, but I thought it looked cool. I won't be SCUBA diving any time soon!
Bell & Ross vs. Structure and Mossimo Instrument Panel Watches
I've long admired the boxy instrument panel look of Bell & Ross watches like this BR01-94. It is a creative look to be sure, but at the same time this watch has a very masculine and business-like demeanor.
|Bell & Ross photo by Rama, Creative Commons CeCIL license, on Wikimedia Commons|
Diesel Watches vs. Merona
The Diesel brand has brought a big, bold, look to the world of watches. I often see that look imitated by watches at Target. For example, the Merona watch below mimics the look of popular Diesel watches.
It looks like the name-brand watches really do set the agenda for style.