Agreed. There are much better homages out there for much more reasonable prices. Maranez, Magrette, Lum-Tec, Gruppo, and Ancon would scratch my itch just fine. If I wanted something more high end, there is always Ennebi, Anonimo, Zuriner, and others.Yeah, not really digging the "(insert whatever here) ELEMENT" on the bezel. I'd rather get a Gruppo Gamma or a Maranez if I wanted a Panerai lookalike.
Don't get me wrong, they're nice-looking watches in my opinion, but not worth the price tag for a homage watch. I've got a Radiomir-style Manubushjie Marina Military Power Reserve that costs a fraction of a Helfer and is probably more reliable.
Mr. Helfer,Hallo everybody , I am Livio Helfer , founder of Helfer Watches in 2001.
I have seen some coments here ,.. everybody is free to blame or to say his opinion! I am trying just to tell you the real story of my brand!
I registered back in 2002 the main shape of Helfer Watch, the Brand Design, in Bern, Switzerland! I mean a simetrical case with fix titanium crown protection. After few years, Panerai proposed very close design but in other price gamma and many other differences! Many other brands too!
Unfortunatelly I was forced to wait till 2013 to launch my first collections because of investors reasons !
Now, we follow my primary design and we propose high quality time-pieces with 12 years warranty in Superquarzt, Automatic and soon Tourbillon!
I choosed to respect my first design against all critics and bad comments..!
Because is my work!
I invite you to discover before everybody else the Divermaster Gold 100 pieces , ETA 2824-2 , 500M Water resistent! Was one of my first patents from 13 years ago! And it will be available for Christmans 2015! Catalog price? 1590 CHF! In pre-order 950 CHF! Too expensive for Automatic watch, 100% Swiss Made, rose gold plated, ceramic bezel, 2 genuine leather and rubber straps and 12 YEARS WARRANTY? You decide..