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Panerai 312 - genuine?

May 27 2012 at 7:29 PM
Andy Badger  (Login ba9ag)
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Hi all,

I've just picked up my new Panerai 312 today which I bought from eBay (I know, should have gone to an AD but the seller appears to be genuine with good feedback).

Before I start, I have absolutely no reason whatsoever to doubt the authenticity of this PAM and I studied official images of the watch very closely before going to pick it up. I can't see anything that makes me believe that this is not genuine but I want to be absolutely sure so I thought I'd ask the experts.

I've posted a few photos of my new baby which hopefully you'll all confirm as being the real deal.

Thanks in advance,


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(Login PSY76)

Looks good to me. Why do you suspect anything wrong here?

May 27 2012, 7:55 PM 



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Andy Badger
(Login ba9ag)

Thanks for your response

May 27 2012, 8:04 PM 

I don't have any reason to suspect anything wrong but this is my first Panerai and I have no reasonable frame of reference besides internet photos. I just wanted to check that it's all ok with people who have much more experience in this field than me. Thanks again for your response.

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(Login huaacuiih)

Looking good

May 27 2012, 8:15 PM 

I'm not an expert here, but have seen plenty of 312s.
Everything looks fine. Enjoy your new beauty!

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(Login paneristi-europe)

Congrats on your new PAM.

May 27 2012, 8:34 PM 

Looks all good.

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(Login dukerules)

Easy--do a full wind

May 27 2012, 9:02 PM 

and then let it sit. If it's genuine, the power reserve will be 3+ days. No chance a fake movement will come close to that.

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(Login jeckert7)

Re: Easy--do a full wind

May 27 2012, 9:30 PM 

Just so everyone is clear, what do you consider a full wind? I know everyone has their own rule...

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(Login kenkan)

Congrats Andy & that's a nice one

May 27 2012, 11:31 PM 

I'm sure this is a real Pam that you own it, cheers

Wear it in good health,thank you for sharing,M8



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(Login rioet)

it looks ok for me...

May 28 2012, 12:23 AM 

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Eric Skier
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Looks real to me! Congrats on the 312 - very nice watch! :-)

May 28 2012, 1:05 AM 

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(Login subtribe)

It looks authentic to me - I own one. Does it feel hefty/heavy?

May 28 2012, 1:06 AM 

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Andy Badger
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Re: It looks authentic to me - I own one. Does it feel hefty/heavy?

May 28 2012, 7:52 AM 

I wouldn't say it feels hefty, it's certainly a lot larger than anything I'm used to but I have quite large wrists so it feels a better weight/size than my old Breitling. I'm also astonished by how much more comfortable it is to wear than the old Breitling too.

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(Login wheaton26)

Unfortunately ...

May 28 2012, 2:56 AM 

you've got yourself a genuine pam 312. it's unfortunate because your wallet is gonna take a beating buying straps and more panerai's now that you've been bitten by the bug. there's no need to do a full wind and let it sit ... you've got the real deal. enjoy it and congrats from another 312 owner!


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Andy Badger
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Re: Unfortunately ...

May 28 2012, 7:55 AM 

Ain't that the truth! I've definitely got the bug for Panerais now. On the straps front, the original Panerai straps it came with (had a brand new, unused brown alligator strap with it as well) are not quite big enough for my wrists and I thought I might look at some custom straps. I like the Toshi straps but can you give me any recommendations? I'd quite like an alligator strap but Toshi don't do one.

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Joe Co
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Super watch

May 28 2012, 3:04 AM 

312 is one of my favorites.

Just living the dream waiting for the next PAM

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Andy Badger
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Thanks all

May 28 2012, 7:58 AM 

Thanks all for your responses. Def got the Panerai bug now!

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