In this post, I desire to talk a little about a special Panerai replica watches, the Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio. Moreover, it’s significant to see if any of the many more-or-less dependable replica sites out there ca genuinely offer a decent one, both in term of looks and functionality, but the emphasis will be on looks because that’s the main reason most people choose to buy a Panerai replica and not an homage of some sorts.
Can you tell apart a Panerai replica from the genuine? Well, that’s a tough one. Omnipresent in the replica market, these replicas manage to do a really fine job at reproducing the genuine designs and if they’re fitted with a Swiss ETA movement, the difference can be almost unperceived, particularly by an untrained eye. These are high-quality replicas featuring the best component parts. Replica panerai watch will become your favorite accessory.
About 10 years ago, spotting a Panerai replica watches was fairly easy, in most cases at least. Recently, the quality increased and it makes it really hard to know if you’re dealing with a fake or not. What makes it even more limited is the fact that you have to fly over to Florence to get one, since these are merely sold in the Panerai flagship boutique over there. Nevertheless, there are some basic things to look out for, but even so, unlike most other brands, the difference between a fine Panerai replica and a genuine is almost imperceptible. Just take a look at the photo below.
Here are two PAM11 watches, one fake, the other genuine. I have to mention though, I don’t find the genuine that appealing, either. But which one is which? Hard to tell, isn’t it? And as hard as it is, imagine how hard is to spot it as a fake on someone’s wrist.
The first tip I can give you on telling if it’s fake is to use common sense. If you buy it from a reputable replica watches store, you’ll be alright. I doubt that whomever makes these replicas will invest a lot of time in them, thus the engravings will definitely be stamped on, rather than hand made. But if you desire to buy an used one, particularly on the Internet, without touching it, seeing it in person, you should be very careful.
As you may or may not know, there has been some controversy in the past regarding the movements Panerai use. Finding a decent one, on the other hand, should be somewhat doable, but still, not that easy. They used ETA with little to none embellishment, selling their watches at a very high profit margin. And thus I ask you, how can you tell a fine Swiss replica Panerai apart from a genuine one? And to make it tougher, let’s change the strap, which, by the way is another sign of a fake (usually they’re cheap looking and you can tell something’s off by simply touching them). Let’s use a custom strap like the one below. Here are some pictures and prices, I’ll let you guys decide if it’s worth buying or not and please do share your opinions, I desire to know your take on this matter.
Is it a fake or is it real? Hard to tell, isn’t it? Well… it’s a fake, but a really fine one.
The thing is, with a cheap Panerai replica, you can often tell it’s a fake right on the spot. I’ve heard that the genuine sell like hotcakes and they barely get a chance to examine the models up close. There’s no depth to the numerals on the dial, the crown guard jiggles, poor engraving on the movement, spots and thus on. With a fine Panerai replica, even dealers can experience some problems if you put them on the spot.
Honestly, I’d wait some more until buying this Panerai replica. As most copy watches out there, I’m sure that better copies of this Radiomir Firenze will come out if we give it more time. Again, I’d like to hear your takes on this, thus if you have one or desire to get one, please do share! Also, please tell us if you’ve seen it somewhere else, preferably better than those above.