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I was given this as a gift.  Honestly, I have never liked it.  I used to wear it to the gym but then I stopped wearing a watch to the gym.  I use it when I go hiking and active traveling (e.g., climbing Kilimanjaro).

 

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This is my formal watch:

 

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And again... my newest addition.  My new everyday watch. (previous everyday watch was given to my Nephew, but it was an older tag).

 

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Wow I never realized it but I really need to get a watch with a lighter face for some variety...

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i want a panerai.
could probs snag one of these for under 3k. but i dont have teh moniez. frown.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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But why would you? They're fugly dude
post #12033 of 48312
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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.

 

With gdl's caveats aside, i can agree the design IS iconic--the crown guard is certainly unique. However, I totally agree w aj_del re: subtlety and the wash out from douchery.

 

He may further agree with me that we  have to worry about the slippery slope of douchery more than others. Don't wanna look like a Khaleeji/Persian/Indian greaser. Just sayin.

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Damien Hirst wearing a understated 'California' dial Pam249. 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i want a panerai.
could probs snag one of these for under 3k. but i dont have teh moniez. frown.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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just terrible.
post #12036 of 48312
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But why would you? They're fugly dude

frown.gif cuz i dont have any and i want one, and these are available on teh cheap. at least now im not enticed anymore.
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Thread Starter 
Don't buy ugly watches just because they're cheap.
post #12038 of 48312
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Don't buy ugly watches just because they're cheap.

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post #12039 of 48312
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Don't buy ugly watches just because they're cheap.

dont worry, i wont.

tbh, unless something magical happens, i dont think ill be buying any watches in the near future.
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Would you count me stealing all your watches as something major? Because I could use some...

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

dont worry, i wont.
tbh, unless something magical happens, i dont think ill be buying any watches in the near future.

A sad situation indeed.

In regards to the Panerai debate, I don't really understand the complicated models, but I really love the base ones. I never really cared for them until I tried one on my wrist. They are very seductive. The rational part of my brain won out, but it was close. It is hard to justify spending that much cash on a watch with such a pedestrian movement.

The one draw for me is that I have NEVER seen a Panerai in the wild. Where I live they really are not associated with douche-baggery as they are elsewhere.
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Would you count me stealing all your watches as something major? Because I could use some...

laugh.gif yes i would. insurance would compensate me well, i could easily upgrade. but please dont.

also, i dont know if "all" is the right word to use. i only have 2 right now.
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A sad situation indeed.
In regards to the Panerai debate, I don't really understand the complicated models, but I really love the base ones. I never really cared for them until I tried one on my wrist. They are very seductive. The rational part of my brain won out, but it was close. It is hard to justify spending that much cash on a watch with such a pedestrian movement.
The one draw for me is that I have NEVER seen a Panerai in the wild. Where I live they really are not associated with douche-baggery as they are elsewhere.

when you see them in person you cant help but admire the sheer masculine beauty. i have a few friends and business people i see on occasion that wear them. they always look great.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post


A sad situation indeed.
In regards to the Panerai debate, I don't really understand the complicated models, but I really love the base ones. I never really cared for them until I tried one on my wrist. They are very seductive. The rational part of my brain won out, but it was close. It is hard to justify spending that much cash on a watch with such a pedestrian movement.
The one draw for me is that I have NEVER seen a Panerai in the wild. Where I live they really are not associated with douche-baggery as they are elsewhere.

Newcomer, what's pedestrian about the movements? 

Early Pam models Rolex - Angelus - Eta then moving to Panerai modified Eta - JLC, Lemania, Minerva, FP, GP and just recently the new 'In house' Panerai movements P2002/3000 etc. 

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dont worry, i wont.
tbh, unless something magical happens, i dont think ill be buying any watches in the near future.

 

I can relate to this. w/ baby coming I dunno when I will get my next bite at the apple. It's ok tho, new stage in life I suppose. Thanks for the well wishes too, in stitches.

 

...but when will I get a GO? ::sob::

 

Edit: thats why im here now--to live vicariously through yall. When newcomer graduates, and lands the big firm job its on for some KV and PD action


Edited by Cylon - 5/18/12 at 11:29am
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Something for the weekend - Pam 21 - subtle design - icon - Rolex 618 movement 

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