Vintage Panerai PAM 448 California Dial Replica Watch Review

Polished Vintage Pre-V Panerai Buckle

Panerai PAM 448 Replica

Panerai California Dial Replica

Now it is hard to find such type of vintage Panerai watches in market, and the benefit to buy replica is that you can appreciate these beauties at any time. Radiomir is the protype of Luminor series, the design of Luminor and Luminor 1950 case is developed from Radiomir, and Panerai watches were mainly produced for the Italy Navy, so the earliest diving watch from Panerai should be Radiomir model. Today, I will show you guys a great vintage Panerai, it is PAM 448 coming from our replica watch world, the replica has several classic features that could only be found on those Panerai watches in old times. Like all replicas on my blog, this one is also a 1:1 replica, it shares the best craftmansip, water resistance and lume are perfect, besides, it owns an amazing power reserve.

Panerai Black Dial

PAM 448 Dial Close View

All vintage elements that appears on old Radiomir models could be found on this replica, including California Dial, Metal Wire Lugs, Pre-V buckle and so on. Anybody knows the origin of California Dial? I see it has a large difference with modern Radiomir dial and Sandwiched dial. The hour markers are very special, it consists of Rome and Arabic numbers as well as whiffletree markers at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, all hour markers and hands are applied original superlumed material, the dial will emit green light at night, it is strong, the luminous material is durable and could last a long time. Minute markers are also very special, they are track-style scales.

AR Coating on PAM 448

Green Lume Dial of PAM 448

Cushion-shaped case is 47mm in diameter and polished, classic onion-shaped crown of Radiomir features Panerai OP Logo, the whole case is mirror polished. To completely replicate the vintage Radiomir, this replica watch uses Wire Lugs, which are not welded on the case but fixed by screws, this is a little different from genuine watch.

OP Logo Panerai Crown

The case back is see-through crystal, where you could see the movement clearly, all jewels are in rosy red and movement plates on base have beautiful Geneva Stripes decoration. The movement is modified from an Asian ETA 6497 movement but has a lot of features being improved. The two ends of the balance bridge are fixed by two steel screws, it is fixed tightly so that the balance wheel could work stablely and precisely. All engravings on top plates are in blue like original P.3000 movement. By the way, the factory has set two barrels in the movement, and they said the replica could offer 72-hour power reserve, that means you do not need to wind the watch within 3 days once it has been fully wound.

Clone P.3000 of PAM 448

The replica has a lot of strong selling points, it will be a great alterlative of vintage Panerai California Dial watch for people who are crazy about old PAMs.

Polished Vintage Pre-V Panerai Buckle