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Parts pics updated on site and posting at my section..

Shame you don't "update" who takes your pictures, you need higher resolution and better lighting ;)

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I have to admit that this is about as Impressive a replication that I have ever seen :good: It's not cheep at around $460.00, but these 187's go for around $12.000-15.000. Outside of a servicing the movement I dont see much more(if anything) that one would have to do. I will have to see a up close and personal review before I purchase. But so far I love what I see...props to the factories :drinks: Mike

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PrDubis, whats your thoughts on this one?

Pros and cons compared to our modded swiss 7753's?

Crown is fatter, case and bezel looks better than ours IMO.

Transplant possible??

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I've been waiting for sooo long to see this watch nicely repped. And here it is....but why did they make that crownguard wrong???

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yep, the CG is a let down. Shape, pin, ... no reason why take all the effort with the rest of the case and put that CG there.

Lume is wrong and that's a pity :-(

They did not lume the subdials markers...

Pity indeed. I wonder if we can find a lume shot of the gen.

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Lume is wrong and that's a pity :-(

They did not lume the subdials markers...

Subdials are not Lumed in the gen photos I have seen. The rep is good.

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perhaps I can help to put to rest any speculation about how bright the lume on the gen should be.

in short, i'd say "what lume?" :)

i do not discount the possibility that a gen 187 which is a safe queen and hasn't seen the light of day since 2004 might still have a strong tritium glow, akin to those torch-like superlume.

the tritium deteriorates at a different rate depending on the climate; i happen to live in a tropical humid climate, which may perhaps have accelerated the patina on my watch. plus it's not a safe queen, so it's been around the block quite a lot, much more than most girls might have. so if you plan to achieve a nice patina look for your 187, then you might want to take a look at my pics below before you decide whether to relume the dial or "de-lume" :) Of course, it's a matter of personal preference at the end of the day, some prefer torch-like glow regardless, some prefer to focus on achieving accuracy.

a patina i'm proud of for a watch that's 7 years old:

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lume shot taken almost immediately after a short tan in the sun:

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lume shot taken 1 min after first lume shot above:

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lume shot taken 2 mins after first lume shot:

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so i say again.. what lume?? ;)

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Burnz-

I love that sucker. :thumbsupsmileyanim: My willpower is fading - on the rep that is. :lol:

My willpower died when the rep was launched! :lol:

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I`d like to see some pictures from real watch...not these dealers "marketing" pictures.

Thinking of buying one, but price...I have to think a little + I have too many watches already...

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I`d like to see some pictures from real watch...not these dealers "marketing" pictures.

Thinking of buying one, but price...I have to think a little + I have too many watches already...

I think it's going to be a great rep even at this price, especially when you think of $500+ AP reps that have a notoriously unreliable movement.

It's no super rep, but definitely still the best out there if you always had the hots for a 187. I'm sure the factory will sell out the initial production batch, though I'm not sure if this is a model that they will see sustained demand as compared to the more popular PAM reps like 005, 111 etc.

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I think it's going to be a great rep even at this price, especially when you think of $500+ AP reps that have a notoriously unreliable movement.

It's no super rep, but definitely still the best out there if you always had the hots for a 187. I'm sure the factory will sell out the initial production batch, though I'm not sure if this is a model that they will see sustained demand as compared to the more popular PAM reps like 005, 111 etc.

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Agreed. But I think I still need one, bro.. :p

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perhaps I can help to put to rest any speculation about how bright the lume on the gen should be.

in short, i'd say "what lume?" :)

so i say again.. what lume?? ;)

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the tritium on a Panerai degrades versus Rolex. My '66 Rolex has better glow and is closer to yellow than my PAM 170 which would be around 2003 or so. The other thing I can't explain is that my PAM dials with surrounds on the marker seem to "go brown" much faster than say a 24A dial which remains fairly yellow. I have a 24A dial sitting out in the open as a spare and it is still the original yellow and I am in a moderate climate (Northeast USA).

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