Is this Panerai real?

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    Is this Panerai real?

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    Is this Panerai authentic, or is it a replica? Panerai is a watchbrand I have very little knowledge of.

    Sorry for the bad picture. It's part of an estate sale, and I won't get to see it in real life until 60 minutes before the auction.

    Pro'ly a fake (that's my gut feeling), but could it be...

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    Re: Is this Panerai real?

    Impossible to tell from that pic, but I'm going to go with fake. The CG lever tip doesn't look right, lume appears too green, etc.
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    Re: Is this Panerai real?

    Not positive, but I think fake. The small seconds subdial looks too close to the edge of the dial.

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    Re: Is this Panerai real?

    (Sorry for bursting in at a forum were I haven't written before.)

    To me the lettering seems wrong as well. Something about the letters not have the correct proportions.

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    I can't really tell from that picture one way or another. A picture of the back/movement would tell us more - at least there are often some easy to spot visual clues. However, I would do a lot of research on that model of watch before bidding on it. Know how to read the model numbers, know what changed from year to year, know what the movement is supposed to look like etc. If it doesn't seem right, don't bid on it...

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    Re: Is this Panerai real?

    Looks fake to me

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    when in doubt - sit it out.
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    Re: Is this Panerai real?

    Quote Originally Posted by oiramsq View Post
    when in doubt - sit it out.
    +1

    Plus looks like low bar 'A' in the dial font = fakey.

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    Re: Is this Panerai real?

    Yeah, it's really hard to tell from that fuzzy picture. I hope you paid with PayPal.

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    Re: Is this Panerai real?

    bad photos usually indication of "something wrong "
    this is expensive item and nobody would sale it with bad photos (lower sale price) , unless they trying to hide something .

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