Short Guide for Differences of Panerai Replica Watches

If you’re not familiar with Panerai replica watches, it’s not strange for you to think they all look the same. Truly, the Florentine brand depends deeply on a few signature design characteristics and adopts them on possibly all their watches. Given this, there are key differences between the various Panerai fake watches. So if you want to know a little more about the brand that the Royal Italian Navy once relied on, then read our quick guide for the different Panerai watch collections.
The Panerai Radiomir fake watches are basically the modern versions of the first batch of watch prototypes Officine Panerai created for the Italian frogmen in 1936. The name “Radiomir” refers to a luminous radium-based powder that Panerai patented in 1916. That powder (which is now thought to be highly poisonous) was turned into a paste and used on Panerai fake watches to make them to glow in the dark.
The signature traits of the original Radiomir dive watches include a large 47mm water resistant cushion-shaped case with wire lugs welded to them, a simple dial with luminous hands and markers, a manually-wound movement, an prolonged watch strap (to fit over wet suits), and an oversized winding crown enables manipulate even with gloves. Most of these design traits have been remained on today’s Radiomir cheap watches.
In the 1940s, Panerai modified their watch cases. Instead of using thin wire lugs welded onto the case, Panerai made the entire case, including the broader lugs, from a single block of steel. The corners of the case were also a bit sharper than those on earlier models, and the winding crown was cylindrical instead of flared and cone-shaped.
In 1949, Panerai invented a different luminous material, called “Luminor”, that was tritium-based. In the following year, Panerai created a whole new case design with the now-iconic, lever-operated, crown-protecting bridge. This mechanism empowers better water resistance ability for the watches. Similar to the precedent Radiomir watches made in the 1940s, the then-new 1950s replica Panerai watches also had the case and lugs fashioned from a single block of steel; but the bezels were broader and flatter.
This case design is an essential inspiration source for today’s Panerai Luminor 1950s watches (which were first released in 2002, almost a decade after the debut of the modern Luminor). It’s also worth noticing that the crown guards of today’s Panerai Luminor 1950 include the “REG T. M. ” engraving on them.
Panerai timepieces only became accessible to the public in the 1990s, and it was Alessandro Bettarini (Panerai’s chief of mechanical engineering at that time), who took inspiration from Panerai divers of the 1950s and designed the modern Panerai Luminor in 1993. He brought back the crown-protector bridge from the archives and adopted the Luminor name from the old Panerai patents.

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