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I like new watches that look vintage, it allows me to wear a vintage look and not care so much if I tear it up. If I were to actually tear up one of my real vintage watches, it would hurt.
40mm Pam homage, no spring bars (I like the look of fixed lugs). No sandwich dial either, I will look for one to fit a 40mm case, most out there are for 45mm or larger.
That black box looks familiar…..I guess that’s the new box for all watches coming out of China. At least there is a little raised depth in the dial markings. Side view Back shot that shows the lugs come off to slip on a band. I better be careful not to lose a screw here. Another front shot Here is an old Panerai from the Italian divers.
The dial style I want in this watch, sterile dial of course. I just realized that it doesn’t appear to be a sandwich dial. That makes it a lot easier to have one made.
The Rolex case with Panerai dials is found here in this article. It is a very informative article that is captivating.
https://www.paneraimagazine.com/2007/07 ... nerai.html
I’m actually a little impressed with San Martin, they put out a nice product that looks and feels like quality. I was expecting to find a lot of faults with this, but there isn’t anything that jumps out at me as being low quality or cheap. I don’t mind the 299 I spent on it, I think it’s a fair shake for this watch.