This guy sold me a fake buckle, I got it confirmed from an AD. I did some research and he is into replica watches and is selling replica items. I am out $125 and I looked in older posts and he has scammed others, whether they know it or not.
He stated that he took the buckle off his Pam 111M and when I did some searching I found that he is a member of a couple of replica watch forums where he bought a fake PAM 111N and the swapped the caseback to an M serial number. He was even banned from the replica watch forum!
I checked his IP address "188.8.131.52" is located in USA...I got scammed a big money before and Paypal also won't refund to me (If your purchase didn't go through ebay Paypal always won't refund for any scam) so I called to Credit Card bank and they asked me return of goods to seller and applied some paper works they requested after their investigation for couple months then they called me not need to pay for the scam.
I'm new to the game but thought I've done enough research to question the rubber strap. The newer straps have tips that stick out to keep the keeper in place and the older straps don't have that wide of a rubber keeper! I've felt the buckles were fake and the straps without question are bogus! Sorry for your loss!
You would not be able to tell from my photos, the replicas are getting that good. My AD got out an OEM buckle and a loupe. There were minor differences in the Panerai engraving, the etching under the buckle, and the screw shape.
I then looked up his email address and found him on a couple of replica forums, one of which he was banned. The detail and amount of replicas out there is scary and disgusting.
Do a search for replica forums and you will find comparison shots with detailed differences.