I think mine came to somewhere in the $150-200 range with all the options I chose and shipping. There are a few companies that make homage watches like this. Getat is in the middle of the pack, price wise.
I know they can be somewhat controversial, but I couldn't resist getting a Panerai MM clone homage - I'm likely never going to buy the real thing (can not justify that kind of dosh). This one is made by Getat - which I liked because I could make some custom choices (like the no badge face, upgraded domed crystal, etc.). And it has a decent handwind movement in it (Seagull 6497 ETA clone) for the money.
My friend has the original Panerai and when seeing it, I thought I would not wear one. I love watches, and no negatives to the folks who love ultra expensive watches.
For him it makes him truly happy, and helps him succeeded in his work. I understand the attraction process. I could just see myself running my arm against a wall by accident? I know they have fully replaceable parts.
I guess I'm too much of a gorilla for super expensive watches?
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Mar 18, 2002
While trying to teach my son how mechanical and automatic watches work, I came across this great animation video
that nicely shows/explains the 5 basic sections that make a mechanical watch work. This uses a pocket watch as an