I have the same thoughts on that watch, in fact, I'm seriously thinking of buying one this week. The only thing that gets me is that it is only 50 m water resistant. What kind of tribute is that to a dive watch?
I have had both blackseal and 1938. I like the domed glass, most seem to like it on the 1950! So why not on the 1938. If you run your fingers over the 1938 the case edges are softer than a blackseal, I prefer this.I love the CA dial,so it is not a 300m dive watch that is not the point.If Porsche remade an exact replica 356 it would be slow,but who would care it would still sell and sell.I love my 1938 It is not ment to be a Panerai rip off it is just a good replica off a very old watch that no one cared much about until very recently.
I look forward to more experiences. I can't make any moves on watches for a little while, but once I get back I may try to move my Omega Dynamic chrono and pick up the 1938. I love the design of the case and dial, but just can't justify the price of the Radiomir.
cool looking watch...its all in the pocket and the eye of the beholder...those who can afford the Panerai which btw is a copy of the originals like the RXWs and 1938s..can by one those of us who don't or won't can still enjoy these beauties....the 1938 looks a little like the German frogman issue watch to me...
the Vollmer is $490 the 1938 is $900+ I am not sure which is more important the saphire or mineral crystal...you can remove the second hand if that makes a difference for about $25...are these supposed to copy the Italian or German frogman watches?
I agree and couldn't buy another 22 mm watch. For example, take Zeno, great watches but even their huge ones only have a 22mm lug. I don't get it. I would guess the Luminor wouldn't be half as pleasing to the eye with a 22 mm band.