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  1. I really like the "which combo for today" thread over at RWI...lot's of eyecandy and very good to think about new straps, new combos So I thought it's no bad idea to have such a thread "at home" too Today I choose my 243 on grey Wildebeest from PhillyRock because it's a pretty grey day here in Germany
  2. My new H Factory PAM89 is lovely but has what looks like oily smudges between the lugs. Soapy water and gentle brushing hasn't helped. Does anyone have any recommended cleaners for Titanium or tricks of the trade? I suspect that this smudgy patch is related to the wrapping on the case during the period in storage or shipping. thanks!
  3. So I have a pan372: http://www.intime01.co/panerai/2005-pam372-o-1-1-zf-best-edition-on-thick-brown-leather-strap-p3000-super-clone.html Anyways after a few days of use the minute hand fell off and is currently floating around inside the watch face. Is there a way to take apart the watch without damaging it or needing tools? ~ thinking I may sell it to someone who can repair it or wants it for parts.
  4. Thx to Repwatch´s extraordinary post of his unique wonderful piece I started to admire this watch and got really into this but could neither afford the gen nor build a Franken. First I looked at the Marina Militare but than destiny struck and I found a solution, so after many sleepless nights and one month visiting the above post I happily present to You, in the most unconventional way, serious Purists beware (I love and I am into vintage, no seriousness intended here, this is a hommage), an addition to my fast-growing collection: the famous PAM203 (2005), originally with vintage Angelus movement, only available to some 150 selected few. Just look how the golden hands, specially the small second hand reflect the sun on the glass from the inside:) This 47 mm stainless steel case with a sandwich chocolate/grey dial is historically correct and simply magnificent! The gold hands, sub second hand and logo's " Luminor Panerai" and "8 Giorni Brevattato" 8 giorni means 8 days and brevettato means patented, referring to the original sixty year old and large sized, handwound Angelus SF calibre 240, 8 days power reserve, give this watch character that no other watch has... or ever will have again. Here is the famous and still ultra-secret Panerai-secret: “how to make modern USD out of old italian lire trick”: (Research from Dadog13: Mr. Ferretti sold them to Panerai in the 1996 - 190 pieces // each priced 110.000 lire italiane (about 60 usd each in 1996) http://www.rwgforum.net/topic/99316-nos-angelus-sf240-pam203pam267/ link with sublink). Et voilà: Today possibly worth 110.000 Usd. The patented device protecting and locking the crown tops this watch off. CG lever points upwards. Both versions were made, with downpointing CG also. Of course it has Reg. Tm. engraved in the crown guard. Dial: brown, with luminous hour markers and Arabic numerals. It consists of two superimposed discs: the top one is perforated with the numerals and hour markers while the lower one was covered with a thin layer of Super Luminova Small seconds at 9 o'clock on the left and the legendary 8 Giorni Brevettato symbol painted in white near the 3´position complete the balance. DIMENSIONS: 47mm x 13.5mm WEIGHT: 126 grams Vintage Mods (here is where the fun part really starts): Crystal: removed the original sapphire, made from corundum, 2 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating. Replaced with Plexiglas. the Plexy gives a superb look, very warm, to the whole watch, and especially the dial. The gold dials reflect on it. Tried to catch the fantastic domed shape and the reflecting edges of the huge Plexiglas in sunlight. Also close look onto the sandwich dial of this Vintage Panerai in the pics. The “Open Six” carries the DNA of the brand from the 1930s until today. Crown-lock: applied some vintage rust, than applied the gluegun trick to make it feel more hefty and solid; tried to replace the crown with a vintage Rolex seadweller crown but it did not fit with the CG-mechanism so had to remove it again. Rolex actually made all vintage Panerai watches, from 1936 through 1956 (Jake Ehrlich). Movement: first removed the vintage 8 days Angelus SF 240 movement (cost of just 60 USD back in the nineties) because it had only 15 rubis and was very lowbeat at only 18.000 bhp; the Angelus powered divers where used by Panerai in the 50´s and 60´s but I wanted to go more to the Rolex-made Style of the 30´s and 40´s. So because of the Rolex connection I replaced it with a more gen-like Rolex Cal. 618 / Type 1 with some dust in it. Both where antique and HANDWOUND, so finally decided to put a more modern automatic movement in: MOVEMENT: Asian 21j automatic, keeps perfect time now! Greatest power reserve I have in a 21j also! Just don´t look at it. Solid case back: After changing the movement couldn´t stand the looks of the 21j, so the see-through sapphire glass had to go and was replaced with a nice, solid SS caseback (not yet engraved with a pig-torpedo and “Kampfschwimmer” – lettering and dating of probably 1944 which I will do with a Dremel, but already well-brushed with steel wool) Water resistance: after modding: tested to 0,00 metres (originally 100 metres); waterproofing to at least 200 ATM intended Lume: the original Superluminova applied to the sandwich dial looked too bright for the look of a 73 year old watch. Different to the “Luminor” substance used in later produced watches and instruments, “Radiomir” , patented 1915 by Guido Panerai (he did not know then it was a million more times radioative than uranium and that it has a half-life of 1602 years, neither did Marie Curie) does not react instantly under the impact of light anymore in 2013, here is a vintage sample of a "Kampfschwimmer" - combat diver: oh, this didn´t work.... so the Superluminova was scratched off this pam PAM 203 to give it a more vintage look. Once the human eye has been in total darkness for a couple of hours, the remaining glow of the simulated “Radiomir” substance now becomes visible. Strap: Ordered an original vintage 8 Giorni Brevettato symbol, authentic hand made WWII Ammo strap made from 65 year old army leather pouches and José Maria over in Spain promised it would be ready for me this week, making this package complete and spectacular! Time is what prevents everything from happening at once . ~ John Archibald Wheeler Thx to Torobravos this time: Got this original “as is” in a perfect service from him, it’s a fun watch more than expected and got that nice strap on it until the vintage arrives: Enjoy the pics! Finally some lume-shots as requested of my hefty PAM 193 Tuna-Can (on the left) also Hope You had as much fun reading as I had writing for the Forum. A big thanks to You all and RWG and what I´ve learned just browsing around here. Any addition and comment Welcome:)
  5. Hello guys, my first post here! From SF. I have a collection of both reps and gens. I just received my noob v4 Pam 111, the watch looks gorgeous, but it will not function. i wind it all the way till the click stopped, and nothing happens? If I wind all the way till I can't wind any more, and turn it little more and clamp it down there with the clamp , the movement then moves and watch works for maybe half a minute then stops again? any possible help would be greatly appreciated. thank you!! steve
  6. Brand New to the forums and so excited to be here. I have been reading through a lot of different topics and getting acquainted with the lingo and members. I can't believe this community is so tight knit and you all share of love for the perfect replica. I'm still working on getting my hands on a great Rolex watch at the prices listed on here. It's so thrilling to share my thoughts and experiences in South Florida with you all. I can't wait to meet more of you and become a notable member here. Please stop by and introduce yourself and show the noob some love. Can't wait to get on my replica game like all of you!
  7. hello guys, i want to franken my panerai 104 I need Gen glass so i search on the internet, and i found this website(http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAPPHIRE-WATCH-CRYSTAL-PANERAI-44MM-DATE-ANTI-REFLECTIVE-104-88-90-164-299-/161748558237?hash=item25a8f7219d) on ebay. another website is here http://sapphytimes.com/panerai_sapphire_crystals.html Is this same glass factory? I'm korean so it hard to know that both things are same factory. And how about quality? It really seems like Gen glass??
  8. The new PAM00676 & 677 could be a game changer for Panerai. I have a lot of friend who love the Pams but find them too massive. These two having a 42mm casing and 10.5mm thickness could be a nice introduction for wannabe PAM fan. http://www.timeandwatches.com/2016/05/officine-panerai-luminor-due.html
  9. Gents, Real or Fake? Seems suspect to me http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panerai-PAM-292-watch-/252256512532?hash=item3abba8ea14:g:Gc8AAOSwL7VWnUme
  10. Hey all, Looking to buy my first quality Panerai rep (not purchased in some back room in Shanghai with minimal knowledge or awareness of different factories/makers) and was curious for some experienced advice. I was thinking of going simple and sweet, possibly a V3 111 or a 000 or 005 ( I like the base, and logo look), but then saw this deal being offered by Trusty and was intrigued by the possibility of getting two very different looking watches (primarily in case and dial color/finish) for the price of one. Trusty PN785 2 in 1 Question I have is whether anyone knows anything about the quality of the reps in the PN785 2 for 1 deal. I do like the look of both watches (and of course the ability to instantly own/wear 2 different looks), but if they are not particularly good quality reps, I'd just as soon get a single, well-repped watch from the list above .. and maybe a couple straps to create the different looks. Thanks for any comments/advice.
  11. I've had this a few years and just the other day looked down and...... I've contacted a couple of TD's to see if they can source the part. Any help from forum members would be great! Thanks Gents! As always ENJOY TO THE MAX!
  12. Today a few pictures of my latest watch. The Panerai Luminor Marina 005. Let the pictures do the talking:
  13. Does anyone know if the new 2012 Panerai PAM00438 is ever going to be available as a replica?
  14. Just received my first Panerai from Angus at Puretime today - a PAM 337 42mm. I have been wanting a Radiomir for ages but unfortunately they are just too big for my wrist. When I found out that Puretime were doing a 42mm rep I was right on it. I am so disappointed with the watch. The case, crown and strap are very good quality but the dial is appalling. The "RADIOMIR / PANERAI" logo is not centred correctly and the whole watch mechanism must be mounted incorrectly in the case as the dial is about 2.5 degrees off centre. I have heard that Puretime are such a good dealer because of the attention to details and quality of their reps. So frustrating when the makers of these watches have done such an amazing job with 95% of a watch then drop the attention to detail in the most obvious of areas. I have contacted Puretime and hope that they will be able to replace it with a better one from their stock. Fingers crossed!
  15. Hi there. I have 2 Panerai Ferrari 008 watches, and I like them very much. Well, there is one thing I dont like. The "blue" AR treatment on the crystal. It makes the Dial look "dark". Can someone please help me with a with a few quistions: 1. Is the "blue" AR treatment on the inside or outside of the crystal? 2. Can I get the AR of? 3. Does anyone have on of these Panerai's without the AR treatment? (pictures please) 4. Is there a place in EU, where I can get the crystal AR treated (color less of course) Thanks for your time ...
  16. Been looking for a PAM 449 for a few weeks now, the few I see, slip my grasps.......anyone contemplating letting theres go, let me know.
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  18. Hello world! I just received my first rep, so I thought I would write my first review. Thanks to everyone in this community, you have helped very much in learning about watches and how to go about buying a good rep. I really appreciate it. To start, I would like to apologize for the awful quality of these photos. They do not by any means do this watch justice. Before I received this watch, I had the opportunity to visit a Panerai AD. The gens looked so crisp and refined, and I anticipated to be a little let-down by the rep based on the pics that I saw online. However, immediately after unboxing the watch, I was amazed at how beautiful it was. The one difference that I noticed compared to the gen was the color of the font on the dial, everything else looks pretty excellent. I'm sure there are other flaws, but to me, this rep is great. This is an H-Factory PAM177 that i bought from Andrew for $238 USD before tax and shipping. In total, it came to about $326 CAD, which includes all taxes, exchange rates, shipping, and paypal fees. Originally, I wanted to buy the Noob edition, but I couldn't find it on Andrew's site. I heard Noob is better, but this H-Factory version also cost $50 USD less than the Noob version, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm very happy with my decision, because like I said there isn't much that could have been done to this watch to make me appreciate it more. Besides the color of the font, the dial to me looks very accurate. Even if not everything is 100% exact (although I think everything is pretty damn close), I cannot tell the difference without having a gen right next to it. The titanium case is awesome and looks beautiful. I heard H-Factory CG's aren't supposed to be very good, but I don't know much about the details of the real CG so it doesn't bother me and certainly doesn't look out of place. I was worried the lever on the CG wouldn't open and close properly or something, but it opens and closes very nicely and seems to be of pretty high quality. I was a little worried that I would not like the feel of the titanium when I bought this watch. I chose this one over the PAM111 because I prefer the brushed look to the 'flashy' polished SS on the 111, even though I was worried that the 177 would be a little dull. I was also worried about the titanium being too light, which would make it feel cheap. Also, I read about a few complaints of the movement being extremely loud on the 177. Firstly, the finish and allure of the titanium is excellent. It is much shinier than it looks in these photos, though obviously nowhere near as shiny as the 111. It is the exact finish that I was after. This is my first rep, so my description of the weight of this watch may not be too helpful. This watch does not by any means feel cheap. To be honest, compared to my SS Fossil, I can barely feel a difference in weight. The 177 doesn't feel heavy, and it's a pleasure to wear on the wrist, but to me it certainly doesn't feel light enough to say that it feels cheap. Concerning the loudness of the movement, I haven't noticed the movement being loud. This is my first 6497 movement, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. I actually wish it was a little louder! I love the sound that this movement makes, it sounds really amazing, unfortunately I can't really hear it unless I hold my watch up to my head, or if I'm in a very quiet room. One of my favorite parts about this watch is how excellent the movement looks. It looks absolutely incredible, whenever I take my watch off or put it back on (which isn't really very often ) I make sure to gaze at the movement for a while. It's very nicely finished, and although the words "Officine Panerai" are apparently a decal on the movement, you wouldn't know, and I think it looks pretty good. Since this is my first manual wind watch, I was a little uncomfortable winding it at first, but now that I'm used to it, winding is a pleasure. Winding makes a satisfactory ticking noise and feels nice and solid. The rubber strap is very nice as well. At first, the rubber was very 'tough' and I had a lot of trouble getting my watch on or off, but now I'm used to it and it's worked in a bit, so it's no longer a hassle. The rubber strap is very sturdy and looks very nice too. The two things that I really wasn't pleased with about this watch were the AR and the lume. The AR really isn't very good, as I am constantly noticing reflections on it. It usually isn't too much of a problem though. The lume on this watch isn't very bright and doesn't last very long. It has a very yellow-ish color, and it only lasts about a half hour from what I can tell. If re-luming isn't expensive and I can find someone near me that can re-lume it, I think I'll get that done. Overall, I am very pleased with the purchase of this watch, and I am very impressed with it. I also have to mention how great this whole transaction went with Andrew. Trusty Time was the only site that I could pay by credit card with without a problem, so I was originally forced to buy from that site. I originally wanted to buy from Pure-Time, because they had the Noob 177 and they have a great reputation, but my credit card didn't work there. The transaction with Andrew couldn't have been any smoother. He is very kind, responded to emails very quickly, and the whole process went by very fast and very well. Shipping to Montreal took 15 days, but it was also shipped during Christmas and New Years so I would expect it to be a little quicker for other purchases. I definitely recommend Andrew to anyone that is looking for a good TD, because my experience could not have been any better. Everything was done very professionally, which made me happy and a little more comfortable with the purchase. Once again, sorry for the bad pictures!
  19. Was bored so I took some shots in the snow from a couple of watches out of my collection. I hope you enjoy them Oh and a wristshot
  20. Hello, I am soon to be buying my first rep, and I really like the PAM177. I tried to buy it from Pure-Time, but it seems as though my bank won't allow it. I want to make sure that if something goes wrong, my bank will cover it. Pure-Time doesn't allow Paypal, so I had to search for another source that does. I found Andrew's site, which seems to allow Paypal transactions, but I couldn't find the same watch as the one I saw on Pure-Time. On Pure-Time, I was going to buy the Noob Ultimate PAM177 for $288, but what seems to be fairly equivalent to that on Andrew's site is the H Factory PAM177 for $258. The specs seem identical, and the watches look identical, but I'm fairly new to this. I heard the noob 177 was great, how does this one look? trusty-watch.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37_49&products_id=8700 Is there a reason why it's less expensive? If so, should I go for this one from Andrew, or should I bite the bullet and just go for the Noob one on Pure-Time? Thanks
  21. Hello, Last night I tried to purchase my first rep. I wanted the Noob Factory PAM177 Best Edition, found it on pure-time.com, and clicked add to cart. I then proceeded to fill out all of the shipping information, which brought me to another site where I was supposed to fill in my credit card number. I did that, and clicked submit, and then I was brought to a page that said "Thanks for placing your order" in bold, and in smaller letters on the side of the page said "Payment declined". I started to freak out, went back to pure-time where I made an account, and saw that I have one order. I clicked on that, and it shows all of my shipping information, payment method, item number, order number, total price... all that stuff, and says "order received". So was my payment declined or am I being ripped off or something? I know I'm supposed to get QC pics within 48 hours, so maybe it's too early to tell. I sent pure-time an email on their feedback form, but again this was last night I still haven't gotten a reply, which is understandable. Has this happened to anyone though, and how concerned should I be? Just to be clear, I'm not worried because I didn't get QC pics yet or because they haven't responded to my email, I'm worried because a strange looking site told me that my payment was declined. Thanks
  22. Hello, I'm about to buy my first rep, and I'm torn between the PAM111 Noob V3 and the Noob PAM177. I'm leaning towards the 177 because I like the brushed titanium and I think I prefer that to the very shiny polished case of the 111. However, I know that the 111 V3 is supposed to be an excellent rep, is the Noob 177 as good of a rep and as reliable? Also, I am planning on getting the rubber strap, but I'm worried about the rubber breaking at the lugs (I don't know why), should I be worried about this? Here is the link to the 111 that I'm considering: pure-time.com/product/pam111-n-v3-noob-best-edition-on-black-rubber-strap-with-pre-v-hands And the 177: pure-time.com/product/pam177-n-noob-best-edition-on-black-oem-rubber-strap Or is there a better 177 rep around? Thanks!
  23. Hi guys. http://www.rwgforum.net/topic/60322-pam-027-from-josh-andrew/page-3 I looked at the old topic but he did not give me an answer. I need your advice. What choice 027/028 better to do? Davidson delivers them $ 600, but it is an old version.
  24. Hello, I'm planning on buying my first rep, and I found that I really like the PAM312. I found two reps from different sites and I'm really unsure of which one is more reliable. The first one is from pure-time: PAM312 L Best Edition: pure-time.com/product/pam312-l-best-edition/ And the second is from the Kuvarsit website, which I saw mentioned in another thread: 1:1 PAM 312 O SERIES.V2 VERSION KW BEST VERSION..!!! SEAGULL ST2: kuvarsit.me/11-pam-312-o-seriesv2-version-kw-best-version-seagull-st2-p-2241.html The one from pure-time worries me because: It was modeled after a PAM329 apparently I have heard very mixed opinions on the 7750 movement The one from Kuvarsit worries me because: I haven't heard much about the website, can it be trusted? In the description of functions, it says Hours and Date, does that mean the subseconds hand doesn't work? I'm also a little concerned about the movement. My highest priority is getting a reliable watch that is functional. From the pictures, both watches look enough like the gen that I'm not too worried about accuracy of design, unless there's something really obvious that I'm missing. Can anyone recommend to me which one is more reliable and trustworthy? Also, just out of curiosity, can these movements be wound by turning the crown? Thanks a lot!