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48 is a 40mm steel case auto. 176 is a 44mm Ti case hand-wound. Very, very different choices. I find the 44mm HW fits closer to the wrist and more comfortable than the 40mm autos. The 44mm HW is more "historic" and more representative of the Panerai brand, so it would be the one I would favor of the two, but that's just me. Plus, I like the lighter weight and darker mat grey of the Ti.

hey thx for your promt reply. any other panerai u suggest i should look at
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^ there are so many choices. I spent a good year deciding what I wanted and what I wanted originally wasn't I ended up with. it is best to decide what is most important to you.

hand wound vs auto; in-house vs. ETA movement, what case you like, etc.
Edited by bdeuce22 - 2/13/14 at 11:21am
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^^
That's good advice right there. Figure out what's important to you first then see what models cover those points.

I have had several and love them all. 112, 103, 251, 228, 288, 190, 170, 236. Wife has a 49. For me, the 112 and 103 get the most wrist time. The 236 proved too heavy for daily wear. Again, that's just me.
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^ there are so many choices. I spent a good year deciding what I wanted and what I wanted originally wasn't I ended up with. it is best to decide what is most important to you.

hand wound vs auto; in-house vs. ETA movement, what case you like, etc.

 

Good advice.  I regret getting one with a date as well as a second hand .. would prefer 112 two-hander if I could do it again. 

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^^
That's good advice right there. Figure out what's important to you first then see what models cover those points.

I have had several and love them all. 112, 103, 251, 228, 288, 190, 170, 236. Wife has a 49. For me, the 112 and 103 get the most wrist time. The 236 proved too heavy for daily wear. Again, that's just me.

 

BINGO!  Panerai and their watch naming system...I know I always grumble about it but it is a lot easier to say Panerai (pick a sub-category) then number system

 

AP Royal Oak 15202

Rolex Submariner ...

Omega Speedmaster ... (Though this numbering system is quite long)

 

Throw stones at me or whatever but that's all I wanted to state.

 

I did like the Panerai 80 with the blue face tho...

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Question guys: I was watching a video about the Longines Conquest or that name and the guy was saying that the manufacturer in the manual says that the date should not be change between 4 and 8. I was wondering if that is a standard on every mechanical watch.


Between 8 and 4? I dont think its that wide but I've always heard between 10mp and 2am it shouldn't be changed on mechanical movements because the process is already being undertaken by the watch and you can strip or slip fragile gears etc.

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Between 8 and 4? I dont think its that wide but I've always heard between 10mp and 2am it shouldn't be changed on mechanical movements because the process is already being undertaken by the watch and you can strip or slip fragile gears etc.

 

That sounds more reasonable. 

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hey guys,

any tips on buying a secondhand watch? is there anything in particular I should be looking out for? The watch will come with box and papers, and I will obviously inspect the case and bezel for dings, but is there anything else that may be indicative of wear that I may not have thought of/may not be immediately apparent? The warranty is also out of date. Is that going to be as big of an issue as I am imagining?

Thanks so much!

Also, maybe you guys can direct where I should be looking.

was thinking of any of these:

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JLC41mm_zps32b1cf53.jpg

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The gold rolex was basically spurred because both my sister and her boyfriend recently got them so that is obviously a factor. But then again, I have always had a fascination with JLC. I was originally planning on just going to get a brand new JLC (didn't even think to buy secondhand) but then I stumbled upon a post here where there is a seller in my area. Any thoughts?
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Depends on what you're getting. Some things aren't apparent till you open them up.

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Depends on what you're getting. Some things aren't apparent till you open them up.

hey! just edited my above post with my options. Thanks!
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Keith, that's lovely!  I like the 38mm size, but I'm torn between original and new versions:  there's less subdial overlap on the original version, but the new version has a glass caseback.




Thanks. I really enjoy wearing this watch.

Obviously mine has the "old-school" case shape, and it does have a display back. It is a tremendous, proven, and (dare I say) legendary movement, and I've found it to be highly accurate.

Between the two you posted, it would probably come down to your own preference on size and/or how they feel....38 and 40 are both classic sizes, but 2mm either way can make a big difference in how the watch sits and in its overall presence on the wrist.

Further breaking it down to uber-watch-geek details, I do like the box tip on my version's seconds hand-- but I admit that little red star is pretty damn cool too.

And personally I prefer the script "El Primero" writing on the dial, and would rather NOT have the large "AUTOMATIC" in that six o'clock subdial...

As always, YMMV... and like I said, probably overall case size would be the deciding factor here.

But what this photo really makes me want to do is find just the *perfect* brown croc strap, so I can try yet another look on this watch.
post #29082 of 48312
@oneeightyseven that JLC is awesome. been forever, how you been?

one piece if advice, pull out the crown and wind the watch and change the time on both directions. should feel completely smooth. if there are issues, you can often feel it when you wind the watch, change the time, or listen to the rotor (if its an auto).
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Someone a few pages back asked for a few more pics. Here ya go! IWC Big Ingenieur DFB.

 

First, with its new bracelet:

 

 

Full frontal beauty shot:

 

 

From the rear:

 

 

Back with its OEM strap:

 

 

Chillin with my wife's AT:

 

 

(all photos shot with my phone--please excuse the resolution/focus.)

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Well done Marvin !
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hey thx for your promt reply. any other panerai u suggest i should look at

Go play! Best to try em on (if you can), take pics, sleep on it, go play some more. Look at the Panersiti website and play some more. You'll probably be surprised what you end up and it may take a little longer but if you want a keeper that you love this is the right thing to do, imho.
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