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


Aside from the movement, the situation silhouette, which sandwich dial, the other signature element of this Luminor household of watches is that lever-operated safety system for dogging down the crown. This system is simple, powerful, and clever. The curved locking lever includes a small roller on the end of it which, if you lock it down, then presses on the wafer-shaped crown from a gasket in the tube, sealing the eye. It is more complicated than a screw-down crown, but it features a very positive method for ensuring water remains from this situation and it’s an excellent alternative to the somewhat neater feeling of a screwed-down crown (and there’s no risk of cross-threading either, as sometimes happens with watches whose crowns are screwed into position). The other huge benefit of this locking lever is it’s just plain fun to play with, and although to do this too much is sort of against the soul of the watch (the entire point of an eight day movement was supposed to reduce to a minimum the period of time the crown is in an unlocked place) at precisely the same time you will likely discover the urge to play it irresistible.Despite the size, this is only one of the easiest-to-wear watches I have ever had on. As a result of this thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness in the lugs into the tip, it seems really secure and it’s a pleasure to get on. The very best thing about it, other than the opportunity to play with the locking lever, is the dial; this item glows like a harvest moon.This is a tiny personal note; my first memory of a watch was my Dad’s Benrus, shining like mad in 1968, therefore any watch that lights up the night the way PAM 560 does is okay by me. The movement is a far better piece of work than that I gave it credit for initially. It is fair, it looks bulletproof and it has a ton of really nice chronometric characteristics hard to find at this price, and if you would like something with the total amount of style the PAM 560 has this also includes a totally free balance and 8 times of gasoline in the tank it has a really small list. I’m a late convert to the Panerai loyal and I’m not saying that there are other watches out there with this price point that don’t offer a great 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 Expendables 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.