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Hrmmm Hodinkee will be having a pop-up shop @ Taylor Stitch in SF at the end of the month. Worth stopping by?
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

How can people not "get" Panerai when they see hotness like this. Such a phenomenal piece of design

crazy is as crazy does. just learn to smile and nod buddy.
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^ Is that an OEM strap? Great colour...
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After saving for a long time, I finally got myself a real watch. I keep forgetting to take pics of it, but here is what I got:

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Speedys get quite a bit of love on here, but I haven't seen this one posted yet....the new 9300
nice!
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It's a shame; but generally there isn't. I guess because pocket watches have fallen out of fashion; there isn't as much of a demand even for high quality pieces.
It's a great looking piece though...you mention that you "found" it; does this mean a purchase?

I didn't but I'm thinking about it. Found it in an antique shop last weekend out roaming around. I have a few others I inherited from my grandfather and although I obviously don't wear them very often I just appreciate the history and craftsmanship. Wow that JLC is ridiculous Stitch! Thanks for posting that.
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Is there really no love/interest for antique pocket watches out there? I was hoping somebody may have some info or comments on this.

I love the watch and would pick it up for the right price.

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I love the watch and would pick it up for the right price.

I tried to scope around on eBay to see what it might be worth... some models were in the $200-ish range... the one I posted was over $2K. It wasn't quite as ornate but it was gold and embellished in a similar fashion and the face was very clean. And ya it was in working condition. He was only asking $165... probably get it for $150 cash seems cheap.
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Seriously Panerai have nailed the 'icon' of the brand with the 372 - stunning watch! 

HAGWE

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

How can people not "get" Panerai when they see hotness like this. Such a phenomenal piece of design

 

I am one of those people. 100% baffled.

 

it's ok though, I still love you guys.

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Thread Starter 
That's shocking man. As far as I'm concerned, the historic Panerai has its place in any Design Museum next to a Corbusier chaise longue and a Noguchi lamp. Case shape, dial, numerals, hands - it's pretty damn perfect. Now, I'm not saying it looks good on everyone (particularly the 47mm models) and I'm not saying all Panerai are great designs (80% of the line-up now is just stupid slightly complicated automatic watches that are farther from the original Panerai DNA than a cheap Canal St fake), and I'm certainly not saying that some of the hype and sometimes douchey clientele are not a turn-off (they are) - but these historic models are objectively beautiful.
post #12026 of 48312
I have a Panerai (240) and it's OK, nothing great.

Generally, Panerais are so big and so recognizable that I associate them label whoring. Maybe that's because they are the choice along with Hublots of the douchey label lovers I see all the time in upscale malls here in Delhi.
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Agree, Panerai 240 is not great

Also, you bring up the same points I did - which are unrelated to the design itself.
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i want a panerai.

could probs snag one of these for under 3k. but i dont have teh moniez. frown.gif

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Most recent acquisition :

 

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Quite possible that I am not able to appreciate the design because I prefer very subtle things. I just cant get past the size. IMO, the only watch of that size should be activity specific instrument such as a diving computer or something. Proportionately it looks too big on most wrists.
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