My new (to me) titanium Panerai Luminor PAM00055 Replica, a watch I’d describe as having a lovely coffee-colored dial. Call it mocha, chocolate, tropical, brown, or whatever you like. But please, just don’t call it tobacco.
The titanium Panerai Luminor PAM00055
A new strap and a thorough clean later, it was on my wrist. The Panerai Replica Swiss Movement, in well-worn condition, was still on its original alligator strap, which was over 20 years old. The next step was to take it to a watchmaker and have it checked. Thankfully, the peace of mind provided by the fact that this is a titanium model proved to be well rooted. Upon closer inspection, everything checked out.
The only thing that bothered me was how sudden this all was. It was a bit jarring, like waking up with a tattoo after a rowdy night out. Usually, a decision like this takes some premeditation. Was I truly ready to become a “Panerai guy”? But I embraced the process, knowing that, unlike a tattoo, you can always remove (and sell) a watch.
I slowly began to enjoy the large 44mm case. At 84 grams, it felt lighter than my Seamaster on the wrist. Something about the grainy brown dial, insanely bright lume, and fully brushed case gave it a distinctively rugged appeal.It wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t ideal. Once I got the Replica Watches China on a nice, chunky leather strap, all the pieces fell into place.
From the pinnacle of contemporary Panerai
In recent years, many long-time passionate Panerai Replica Watches collectors have become somewhat disillusioned with the direction the brand has been given, with an air of luxury taking priority over functional chops. Admittedly, some of its offerings remain rugged and boast great specs. However, others reduce the size and sacrifice water resistance, which, for diehard Paneristi, is sacrilege of the highest order.
But there was indeed a time when Panerai watches were still (arguably) as good as they were before the brand changed hands. At least some of the spirit of the pre-Vendôme days remains. The closer you get to 1997, the more of it is intact.As I took it out of the box, my first impression was, “Wow, this thing is rudimentary.”
Light as a feather, built like a tank
The Best Panerai Super Clone PAM00055 (or PAM55) features a fully brushed titanium case. It measures 44mm in diameter (50mm including the crown and its locking mechanism). The watch takes a 24mm strap and stands 14mm tall with a lug-to-lug of about 52.8mm. It has a solid titanium screw-down case back, which, combined with the crown lock, makes it water resistant to a depth of 300m.
The dial’s rich brown tone contrasts nicely with the matte black lume-filled pencil hands. The lume on the dial is applied to recessed numerals at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, as well as the markers in between. There’s no running seconds hand, date, or minute track.Inside, a manual-winding ETA 6497-1 base Panerai caliber OP I ticks away for 56 hours.
The Cheap Panerai Replica weighs 84 grams without a strap and about 96 on a leather strap with the OEM titanium buckle. Compared to my Seamaster, it’s a real featherweight and extremely comfortable on the wrist. But don’t be fooled by its weigh-in; the watch feels incredibly solid on the wrist.