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: Panerai Style Watchband

03-03-2012, 09:46 PM
This may be an dumb question, but can someone please tell me what makes a watch band a Panerai style watchband? I have only known of the bands that use spring pins.

Does Panerai refer to the shape of the buckle only or to some other aspect of the band itself?

Thank you.

03-05-2012, 05:08 AM
In shopping for bands and buckles, it appears that the shape of the buckle determines the naming of a band's style.

I have found Panerai, classic, and thumbnail buckles.

Apparently the naming of a band's style has nothing to do with its configuration or shape. Its naming is determined only by the shape of the buckle.

03-05-2012, 10:23 AM
There may not be a strict definition, but when many forum members refer to Panerai-style straps, they are referring to non-tapering (straight cut) straps that are generally pretty thick (5mm or more), have a large buckle (Pre-V, GPF, or something custom), and are usually made from some sort of speciality leather, like exotic leather (reptile skin) or rare leather (ammo pouch & vintage leather).

03-05-2012, 11:43 AM
Thank you for the description.