Hands-On With The Panerai Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare 3 Days Acciaio PAM587 (With Photos And Price) Replica At Lowest Price


Aside from the motion, the case shape, and that sandwich dial, another signature element of the Luminor family of watches is that lever-operated safety system for dogging the crown down. This system is simple, robust, and clever. The curved locking lever has a small roller on the end of it that, when you lock it down, then presses the wafer-shaped crown from a gasket in the crown tube, sealing the watch. It’s more elaborate than a screw-down crown, but it also features a very positive method for ensuring water stays from the situation and it is an excellent alternative to the slightly fiddly feeling of a screwed-down crown (and there is no probability of cross-threading either, as occasionally occurs with watches whose crowns are screwed into place). Another big advantage of this locking lever is that it’s just plain fun to play with, and even though to do so too much is kind of against the spirit of this watch (the whole point of the eight day movement was supposed to reduce to a minimum the amount of time the crown is in an unlocked position) in precisely the same time you will likely find the impulse to play with it irresistible.Despite the size, this is only one of the easiest-to-wear watches I’ve ever had on. Thanks to this thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness from the lugs to the trick, it feels really secure and it is a pleasure to have on. The best thing about it, other than the chance to play with the locking lever, is the dial; this item glows like a crop moon.This is a little private note; my very first memory of a watch was my Dad’s Benrus, glowing like crazy in 1968, so any watch that lights up the night the way PAM 560 does is fine by me. The movement is a much better piece of work than that I gave it credit for originally. It’s honest, it looks bulletproof and it’s plenty of really pleasant chronometric characteristics hard to find at this cost, and if you want something with the total amount of style the PAM 560 has this also includes a free sprung balance and 8 times of gasoline at the tank it’s a very small list. I’m a late convert to the Panerai loyal and I am not saying there are not other watches out there for this price point that don’t offer you a wonderful value as well — but then again they aren’t Panerais.

Panerai‘s history in watchmaking essentially boils down to two models: the wire-lug Radiomir of the thirties and the later Luminor with its signature crown locking mechanism that came in the subsequent decade. But in between the two was a transitional model, essentially a Luminor without the crown locking device. That timepiece is the basis for the whole Radiomir 1940 collection, including the brand new Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare 3 Days Acciaio PAM00587.

Modelled on the Radiomir reference 6152/1, the Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare is feels just like a Luminor 1950 PAM372 with the crown lock mechanism removed. It looks and feels historically correct, right down to the “double pencil” gilt hands.

“Marina Militare” is a phrase that excites many a Panerai Watches For Sale Ebay Replica enthusiast as several times in the past Panerai stated, without exceptions, that the phrase would no longer be used on its timepieces as it belonged to the Italian Navy. But “Marina Militare” inexplicably makes its way to the dial here.

As with most of Panerai’s vintage-remake limited editions, the text is engraved and filled with lacquer. And the dial has a sandwich construction, consisting of a lower dial plate covered with luminous material and an upper plate with cutouts for the hour markers.

The case is polished steel and 47 mm in diameter, a high, domed Plexiglas crystal. Though it appears to be a simple form at first glance, the case is carefully shaped, especially in the lugs and flanks. It is obviously made in two steps, first by stamping out the rough form, and then milled to get the details.

Visible on the back is the P.3000 movement. Though finished simply and mechanically  the P.3000 has features that point towards stable, accurate timekeeping, including twin barrels and a large, free-sprung balance wheel.

Notably the Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare features a newly developed leather strap that has the OP logo stamped on both ends of the strap – it looks silly but fortunately Panerai straps are a breeze to swap with thousands of options available.

The Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare is a special edition of 1000 numbered pieces with a price of US$10,100. Panerai typically has a habit of making new editions based on successful, ostensibly limited models, and it remains to be seen if this Radiomir 1940 will be a one-off.