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January 23 2005 at 9:41 PM
Konstantin  (Login konstantin23)

Straps experts among us: can someone tell me if this is an authentic OEM strap? I have never seen any Panerai strap like this, so I was wondering: Is is a fake strap or simply an OEM from the days before I started to Panerai...

Any guess?



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(Login jacmerlin)

Either a Dirk deluxe? Or a well engineered fake? Did it have a >>

January 23 2005, 9:47 PM 


Did it have a buckle sewn in it when you first obtained it??

If so..what did the buckle look like??
Also I never recalled panerai having a light seude leather lining on the back of a 24 x 24 strap.


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(Login konstantin23)

Size is 24/22mm and 120/80mm...

January 23 2005, 9:53 PM 

Hello Johnathan,

I am also suspicious because of that suede-ish backside.
Additional reason to be suspicious: The size is 24/22.
The old-skool straps are 24/24 as far as I know.

But the side of the strap and the logo are quite well made...

Maybe you are right and it is simply a well made fake.

No idea about whether it used to have a buckle or not.
It doesn't look like it though.


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(Login jacmerlin)

Also the keepers look two narrow to be a real vintage Pre-V strap....

January 23 2005, 9:49 PM 


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dirk grandry
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Stamp is faked and construction is unlike pre-1997 (more)

January 24 2005, 12:35 AM 

Position of the copyright 'R'in relation to the Logo is wrong. Pre-1997 don't have a lining and round holes and are never tapered...

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Randy Gospich
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Now we have to worry about fake OEM straps, too?

January 24 2005, 12:53 AM 


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(Login konstantin23)

Thank you!

January 24 2005, 1:02 AM 

Thank you Dirk!
Since you are such an authority when it comes to straps, I appreciate your input.

Luckily I was just LOOKING at the strap - not OWNING it.

But I guess it shows that we all better watch out - or simply know where to get the good ones.

Have a great day.


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Eric Nadelstern
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Strap authenticity

January 24 2005, 2:59 AM 

Front look A-series. Back looks fake.

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Aurelio S.
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Definitely not an OEM. Weird lining and stamping... [nt]

January 24 2005, 4:52 AM 


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