I love the look of the Panerai Luminor but the price tag is well beyond my reach at present so I was having a look a various homage watches. Does anyone have any experience of any Panerai tributes or know of any to recommend?
Thanks team 🙏
There was a Parnis Panerai homage I’ve seen way back before. Try looking into it. 😊
Check out the Lumtec M59 or the Anonimos… not homage companies that have a really close look to panis…
Here's another way to get a Panerai at a fraction of the cost. Bit of a challenge in this solution though.... https://youtu.be/EOKQ2-7aab4
There is "Getat Marina Militare" which is a Chinese homage and seems to have good reviews.
I don't know if you will be willing to entertain a Vostok option at the time being, nevertheless it's an option. It's not one to one homage, but has the same sandwich dial with the same arabics font.
I own a Panerai-inspired Parnis (PA6073, though several watches have this ref), different dial design, but same design language. It is mostly a fine watch, but in two ways I found it disappointing:
Might be an interesting project for a watch modder, simply filling the grooves of those indented digits with actual luminous powder.
There are a couple of Panerai-sh watches from Steeldive that actually have proper lume: the SD1935S and the SD1938. And SanMartin's SN041.
You might look at TW Steel. There are a couple of Canteen models that look like a Luminor, the TW1000 and the TW1001. Here is a link to the TW1001:
Thank you, I hadn't heard of these. I'll have a Google 👍
I've never built or even modded a watch before, so that would certainly be something new to try!
That Gets looks great. I can't obviously see it anywhere in stock in the UK but I'll keep an eye on eBay 👍
Edit: Also, not sure how I feel about Vostoks at the moment. Maybe if I could find one second hand I would. 😬
Thank you for this 👍
The beauty of the Parnis would be it could tick both the U Boat and Panerai boxes.
I do like the green dials on the Steeldive.
Thank you, I'd never heard of these guys. I love the slashed numerals 👌
Just a suggestion really. Probably not that realistic an option but if anyone is interested, it's there.
Have fun hunting 🤛
What's the dimensions of the model your itching for? There are a few Panerai SKX conversion case options available.
Quick search didn't find a dial as nice as your post picture I did find this one (they have a few color options):
Anyway long story short you could consider a custom build inspired by a Panerai (that's what I do to ease my luxury watch cravings). Parts gathering would be the challenge but assuming a NH36 and sapphire glass I would guess they would total under $400 probably closer to $300. I'd offer to do the build but I'm not confident enough in my skill to build for others but I know a guy in Canada would likely do it for $200 to $300 plus parts.
Anyway something to consider. I just don't see any conversion cases that aren't on the larger size.
I bought a £60 Benyar Panerai like watch from Amazon UK. It looks really nice, other than the movement, however I was able to regulate the movement to around +2s/day.
I liked it so much it made me get a Panerai. Definitely recommended to see if it can scratch that itch, however please don’t hold me responsible if you find that this makes you buy a Panerai like it did me!
Edit: Sorry, just seen you‘re in the UK going by earlier posts. This is the link to Amazon UK where I purchased this if you’re interested in acquiring one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08KZVKMXJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1