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    watches that look like Panerai

    Hello All,
    I see a few brands in the marketplace that have models with the same dials as Panerai watches...For example Glycine (incursore), Bell&Ross, Invicta etc
    My question is;
    a)who originally came with that style or dials? (maybe it is not even Panerai)
    b)do you know any other watches that look similar?
    c) is that legal? i mean can they just use the same number characteristics and make a model?

    Thank you for sharing your opinion
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    Re: watches that look like Panerai

    My guess would be Hamilton:



    This is from the 1920's, way before Panerai's iconic cushion case diver got released.

    Is it legal? You can legally copy a watch down to the last detail except for the brand name and patented technology/features. Just ask Parnis and Invicta.
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    There are a bunch of brands at all price ranges that look similar to Panari

    A couple that I like are Lum Tec and Anonimo
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    Re: watches that look like Panerai

    I think Lum-Tec has a good take on the cushion case.....I have an M27 GMT. I think Panerai are a bit overpriced in general, although I do like them. So the M27 was good for me. It is unique and has a lot of features (Lume, GMT, Tungsten case) for much less $$$. And I don't like the non-traditional crown on most Panerai either.

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    Re: watches that look like Panerai

    Quote Originally Posted by WnS View Post
    My guess would be Hamilton:



    This is from the 1920's, way before Panerai's iconic cushion case diver got released.

    Is it legal? You can legally copy a watch down to the last detail except for the brand name and patented technology/features. Just ask Parnis and Invicta.
    Agreed, yeah something like that.....maybe more like the Waltham /Elgin Cushion cases......
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    The Panerai MM looks like the above but with a Fifty Fathoms 3/6/9/12 dial.....just add their trademarked crown guard.. Waltham Elgin etc also had similar wire-lugged cases like the Panerai Radiomir.

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    Re: watches that look like Panerai

    I certainly mistook a watch my colleague wears as a Panerai watch! In the end, it was a watch by the brand named Police!

    Both brands starts with the letter "P" and designs are not too far apart! huge and 'presence-stamping' watch

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    Re: watches that look like Panerai

    For Sure: A large part of the past & present Lum Tec line-up

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    Re: watches that look like Panerai

    You asked about the sandwich dial too. I think Panerai was the first to devise it.

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    Re: watches that look like Panerai

    my estimated 1920s cushion case with wire lugs




    doesn't look too bad behind the case too with the familiar 15 jewel movement




    As for the straight lug version.
    I have no idea what Panerai were doing in the 1960s but Heuer had this one:

    (photo from onthedash)



    and for the smooth/integrated lug look, there's this one from the 1930s

    (photo from calibre11)
    Last edited by drunken monkey; July 12th, 2012 at 15:55. Reason: more examples


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    Re: watches that look like Panerai

    Magrette watches look similiar to Panerai
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