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    Default Expensive Panerai homage or bargain handbuilt "artifake"?

    Described as " The old Angelus 8 days SF 240 movt watch", this just sold on ebay for $7,100 after 42 bids...





    Handmade, there must be countless hours in this watch. The Angelus movement would cost at least $1,000 alone, if not more. I have always been rather against homages with the maker's name on the piece but I'm rapidly changing my mind. I have been trying to find a car analogy to place it in perspective and I keep coming back to this...



    Looks like a gennie '32 Ford 3 window huh? Well, it may be period perfect in style but the body is actually a brand new steel reproduction made by Brookville. Aged to perfection and using period parts where possible, hot rodders have no qualms about using Ford badges and scripts.

    I'm looking forward to receiving my Hot Rod Panerai and I tell you what, judging by what this one sold for and the price of the "Real McCoy", "our" artisan builder is a real find...

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    Jon'.

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