The story of two deployants (image heavy)

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    Question The story of two deployants (image heavy)

    I got 22-mm brushed and 20-mm polished deployants from ebay as a single lot. The seller states that one came with his watch and another one was purchased from boutique. I tried my best to compare with pictures I found on the web but could not find a single authoritative source for the buckles. I will attach high-res images here. Hoping the experts here can share their opinions. I keep going back and force on authenticity of these straps, so I will post my pro and against arguments below:

    Brushed 22-mm deployant.
    • Pro: Looks well put to together
    • Pro: Feels heavy
    • Pro: Smooth finish and clearly stated corners (but not to the degree of being razor sharp)
    • Pro: Overall it looks very close to the pictures on Panerai.com including all fonts and imprints
    • Against: Generally seems suspicious that the seller would have 20-mm and 22-mm in a single lot without mentioning they are from different watches
    • Not sure: Weight: 17g (exactly)


    Polished 20-mm deployant.
    • Pro: Looks well put to together
    • Pro: Feels heavy
    • Pro: Smooth finish. The corners are not as sharp as on the brushed one but this clasp definitely looks like an older model
    • Against: Does not look like any pictures on Panerai.com
    • Against: No imprints on the parts, except for the thumb piece.
    • Against: Generally seems suspicious that the seller would have 20-mm and 22-mm in a single lot without mentioning they are from different watches
    • Not sure: Weight 16g (exactly)


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    Here is the polished 20-mm deployant
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    Re: The story of two deployants (image heavy)

    The 20mm looks suspicious as my mom has pam 159 but her deployant looks exactly like the 22mm one

    The 22mm looks okay,I think that’s the newer one as they are a bit different than mine (from G-H year stamp)

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