Just before SIHH 2014, I received this Officine Panerai Luminor Marina 8-Days benchmark PAM00510 for a review. A week of wearing this Panerai made me go back 10 years ago, when I first bought a Panerai Luminor Marina. A watch that I fell immediately in love with at the moment, using its large case and thick classic looking calf strap. This time however, the Panerai marina militare replica watch comes armed with an in-house designed 8-days power reserve movement instead of the Unitas based hand-wound motion it had earlier. Let us have a look at this PAM00510 that was introduced to us about one year ago, during the SIHH 2013 exhibition in Geneva.
I quite well recall where I saw the Panerai Luminor Marina up close when I decided to pull the trigger on the purchase. It was in Antwerp, Belgium once I saw the Panerai marina 40mm replica watches Luminor Marina at 44mm in a dealer when I decided that I must go for this. The army looking large case, the big and luminous hour markers and also the particular crown lock system would be the main elements for me to buy one myself. The watch has the exact same appeal to me except now it’s an in-house developed movement and the dial has this additional’notification’ about the dial, telling me it has an 8-days power reserve. Quite useful for a watch with a hand-wound movement and possibly being not your only watch to wear throughout the week.
The Panerai 510 comes on a thick leather strap having a gorgeous polished big buckle, also known as the Pre-Vendome buckle. This perhaps needs some explanation for the non-Paneristis out there reading this review. Between the re-birth of this new in 1993 and 1997, so before Panerai marina militare titanium replica was owned by the Vendôme Group (that subsequently is because 1998 100% owned by the Richemont Group). In that period of time, Panerai watches were delivered with this massive buckle similar to this one on our photographs. After 1997, there was a long interval in which Panerai watches had a more’modest’ buckle on their own straps. However, I love the so-called Pre-Vendome buckle and it actually suits the watch along with the strap.
The buckle and strap are using screws to be kept in place (instead of spring bars). Together with the small screw driver which includes every Panerai marina logo clone watch you’re perfectly able to change the straps . If you would like to make certain not to hurt either the case or buckle when altering it, then be certain that you use a bit of Scotch tape to safeguard the situation around the gap. In this manner, if you eliminate control over the small screw driver and accidentally hit a part of the case, the tape will probably be there to protect it from becoming scratched. A polished surface such as the side of this case (or lug) will show scratches in a pretty bad way.
Although the thick classic looking strap on this watch might seem really uncomfortable, it’s actually one of the nicest straps I have worn in a long time on a wristwatch. The softness of this strap is unbelievable and does not feel at all like a thick and inflexible strap. You have to love the cracked leather appearance on this strap you will bothered by it. If you want a more classy look with this Panerai marina luminor imitation watches, go for a few of the alligator straps and should you want a more low-profile look you might want to check-out the calf straps. In the event that you want to use this opinion in or near the water (it is a diver’s watch after-all, with a thickness rate of 300 meters or 30 atm) I propose to use a textile or rubberized strap. Even though an alligator lives in water, then do not use these straps in the water.
Conclusion, I loved wearing this strap Panerai Luminor Marina 8-Days. Though I enjoy the Luminor Base (without a seconds hand) somewhat better because it was more’clean’ appearing, having something moving around on the dial definitely makes this watch more alive. I am a fairly tall guy so this watch actually suits me quite well with its thick instance that measures 44mm in diameter.