If you are reading this then you’ve probably heard of Getat Watches on the forums, if not, Getat is known for their semi-custom PAM homages. They have made a splash amongst Paneristi fans who can’t spend thousands of dollars on a real Panerai.
With that said, Getat + Mariner Militare watches may be the good alternative to collectors who want a beater PAM to get some wear time on the wrist before they consider to invest on the real thing.
See, Panerai is not for everyone when it concerns wrist sizes, their submersibles are generally very bulky and expensive and buying a Panerai as an impulsive buy may be a risky investment as the second hand market is not favourable for new or second hand.
So is it worth taking it for a test drive for $190 over parting with a large chunk of change for the real deal? Possibly…
With cheaper options on the market like Getat’s Panerai Homage watches, I think its the perfect entry level way for PAM fans to get some wear time.
With that said, Getat sent me the 44mill PAM111 homage edition for review with some my own specifications which includes the Blue Superlum sandwiched dial and the Black Leather Strap.
I know many may find that this review is in support of fake watches, The homage and fake argument is a slippery slope which I am not going to cover. And if the idea of Homages bother you, then its probably not the place for you. Here at Watchdig.org we accept homages for what they are and if there are cheaper alternatives to the high-end watch designs that offers value to watch enthusiasts then we are open to explore those respective avenues that are not breaching clear copy write.
Many watchmakers make homage of high luxury brands like Rolex. Their prices vary, depending on the quality and movement they use on them. Some Panerai Luminor Marina homages that use ETA movements cost more than $500, while the cheaper alternatives use affordable Chinese automatic movements cost only $125.
Despite the presumption about watches manufactured from China, there are a few watchmakers that offer products with considerable quality and Getat is one of them.
If you’re not open to spending more than $7,000 for a pre-owned Panerai, you should strongly consider going for a homage made by Getat.