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post #2746 of 3942

This was my daily wearer for years- incredibly light in titanium, weighs about as much as a potato chip and with the soft mesh band you just forget you have it on... never saw anyone else with one on until in the Frankfurt airport recently...

 

 

post #2747 of 3942

And the everyday casual watch, that can go to dinner under a suit with no stress...

 

 

post #2748 of 3942

My contribution...  Marina Militare on a slightly more narrow NATO.

 

 

post #2749 of 3942
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Originally Posted by jischwar View Post

My contribution...  Marina Militare on a slightly more narrow NATO.




if thats a poor mans watch consider me homeless
post #2750 of 3942
i assume its a replica
post #2751 of 3942
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

i assume its a replica

looks pretty legit but I dont know how it is without seeing it or holding it
post #2752 of 3942
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post


looks pretty legit but I dont know how it is without seeing it or holding it


It's a homage for sure.

post #2753 of 3942
It's a homage of the Panerai. It's a chinese mushroom brand called Marina Militare. There's also the sterile dial version of it without any branding on it. It isn't a direct replica in my eyes. But it is quite a polarizing object.

I'm also looking to get one in brush metal or titanium or even PVD. Pity the chronograph version isn't automatic, otherwise I would grab it in a heartbeat.
post #2754 of 3942

Looked at the website, they have over 100 of this design range- good looking watches.

 

You didn't want the lefty they have?  smile.gif

 

Oh- you or anyone have any idea on longevity with this brand?

 

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Originally Posted by jischwar View Post

My contribution...  Marina Militare on a slightly more narrow NATO.

 

 

post #2755 of 3942
Been wanting one of these for a while now, finally got around to buying one.

post #2756 of 3942
I've been back and forth on one of those Marina Militaires. They seem to run $75-$100 for most of the basic Panerai-look ones, which is definitely affordable. Search Watchuseek for varying accounts of how they run. Some people say they're great, some people say they're junk. They can't be bad for the money... I want to know if they can be submerged. Not that I plan on doing it but you'd like to know in case of some kind of sink/water accident.
post #2757 of 3942

I've owned a MM in the past.  I thought it was very well made and nicely finished for the money.  Heck, $75 won't come close to buying you a strap from any remotely premium brand these days.  Probably not even a tang buckle.  It ran well.  I wouldn't worry about sink-splash - I can absolutely confirm that the watch is not water-soluble smile.gif.  I would not go swimming with it, however.

 

Here's my contribution to the polarizing subject of homage watches.

 

 

 

 

 

I've owned several IWC, and man, all I can say is that the case and dial work are pretty darned nice for the money here.

post #2758 of 3942
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Originally Posted by revad View Post

Been wanting one of these for a while now, finally got around to buying one.

I loved mine but it stopped working within two weeks and then one of the numbers fell off and is rattling around inside. I wish someone would come up with a high quality homage of this watch.
post #2759 of 3942
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Originally Posted by jischwar View Post

My contribution...  Marina Militare on a slightly more narrow NATO.
That strap is way too narrow for that watch. There is no reason not to get a better strap.
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Originally Posted by Busa View Post

Looked at the website, they have over 100 of this design range- good looking watches.

You didn't want the lefty they have?  smile.gif

Oh- you or anyone have any idea on longevity with this brand?
I know that you cannot post about it on Watchuseek and it has been that way for a few years at least. There was a lawsuit so there are probably articles if you look.
post #2760 of 3942
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Originally Posted by kelejen View Post

Hello all,

I'm looking for a new watch in the 250-500 range (yes, sort of broad, but I'm open to options). I was wondering if anybody could give me some suggestions to look into? I've done a bit of searching and came across a few I liked but nothing stood out as 'BUY THIS NOW' to me.

Anyways, what I'm looking for:

Brown leather strap (I guess I could buy this separate if necessary)
Gold colored case
Clean looking face (not a chrono).


Any suggestions?

Thanks!
I guess it is a dress watch? I personally am not fond of a gold case.

~$500 opens up a whole world of boutique divers.
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