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got my panerai watch today, absolutely loving it. what a beauty.

thanku everyone in this thread, as i was inspired to buy a panerai by going thru this thread.


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dood. not necessary.
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It has arrived! The watch itself is beautiful and keeping good time. The movement is soooooo smooth to wind, I don't have much experience with high end pieces but compared to the basic JLC Reverso classic I tried on at my AD this movement is much smoother. Feels much more like a classic Cartier tank than I'd expected, I assumed it might feel a bit sportier like the Reverso but nope this is pure dress watch.

 

 

Warning: Griping! (Click to show)
The one downside is the seller didn't disclose that the band was incorrectly sized :fu: 19mm when the Basculante needs a 20mm, to make matters worse the 19mm band has a 16mm Cartier deployment. So, being skeptical, I immediately called my Cartier AD to  have them authenticate via the serial number with Cartier. After a day or two of anxious waiting the all clear came back, Cartier says it's their baby. But now I'm forced with the decision to buy a new strap and deployment to fit for an additional $800 or use this one and be slightly bothered by the 1mm discrepancy...


Beautiful model...compliments. Even the combination of the colors I really like.

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It's perfect. Congratulations! Wear it in good health.

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Warning: Griping! (Click to show)
The one downside is the seller didn't disclose that the band was incorrectly sized ffffuuuu.gif 19mm when the Basculante needs a 20mm, to make matters worse the 19mm band has a 16mm Cartier deployment. So, being skeptical, I immediately called my Cartier AD to  have them authenticate via the serial number with Cartier. After a day or two of anxious waiting the all clear came back, Cartier says it's their baby. But now I'm forced with the decision to buy a new strap and deployment to fit for an additional $800 or use this one and be slightly bothered by the 1mm discrepancy...

I know you've been given ABP and Camille Fournet as valid strapmakers, and they both produce a first-rate product. Here are a few more links to inspect for strap options:

Cheergiant
cheergiant@gmail.com
http://s351.photobucket.com/user/Cheergiant/library/2012%20Svw300%20series%20new%20custom%20straps%20Cheergiant?sort=3&page=1

Cheergiant (George) is making me a "Case Fagliano look" strap in 19/15 for my Reversos. In our talks, George discounted the price from $180 to $130 which was inexpensive enough for me to take a chance. I don't have it yet, and don't know how much I expect at that price point, but I'll post some shots when it comes in.

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Combat Straps
aaronpim@gmail.com
http://combat-straps.com

Aaron made me a funky orange toad strap for the Duo for dress-down options:



Sadly I have yet to wear it as it's a bit too funky for me, and I always choose a less-dressy watch rather than dress down the Reverso. Still, Combat makes a quality product and I'll likely use him for a Panerai strap in the future.

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Watchacc
peter.watchacc@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Watchacc-Watch-Accessories-Page/202634479808387

I highly recommend Peter. I sourced a dark blue 19/15 Reverso strap from him for my Father-in-Law's classic-case Reverso, and I liked it so much that I almost slimed out and kept it for myself after test-fitting it on the moonphase:





The above ran less than $200, had OEM fit, feel, and finishing, and I'll likely be returning to Peter when I need new straps for the Reversos.

I hope everyone had a great week and is poised for an even better weekend!
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Aaron made me a funky orange toad strap for the Duo for dress-down options:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Sadly I have yet to wear it as it's a bit too funky for me, and I always choose a less-dressy watch rather than dress down the Reverso. Still, Combat makes a quality product and I'll likely use him for a Panerai strap in the future.

well PM me if you need someone to break it in for you! tongue.gif I think it looks fantastically funky and obviously a beautiful watch as well.
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So I had an awesome time last night. Pierre Corthay - who makes some of my favorite shoes - is in town and is holding a trunk show at Leffot, but I was busy all day yesterday and today so I could only meet up for dinner. Well, after dinner Steven Taffel opened up the store because there were just too many goodies to be seen.

But this is TWAT, so I won't focus on the mind bendingly awesome shoes. Let's get on with some of the watches people were wearing.

There's that Genta cousin of my Nautilus:

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There's that all gold Rolex Daytona:

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There's this watch made by this F.P. Journe character. He may have been mentioned once or twice in this thread:

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And then there's me and Pierre, holding up a boot made of orange croc. No, I'm not having this model made. The one I'm having made... will be announced as an "incoming" a few months from now.

Also, Pierre is not grabbing me close to his body in an overly affectionate way in this picture. I think this might just be the effect of wine over dinner.

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Jokes aside, Pierre is an awesome guy and Steven Taffel did us right by opening up the store at 10:30pm so that we could explore the wonders of Maison Corthay.
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Awesome Frills icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Frills always provides!

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Ridiculously cool no frills!
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well PM me if you need someone to break it in for you! tongue.gif I think it looks fantastically funky and obviously a beautiful watch as well.

Heh. Thanks. I really need to just buck up and wear it out one of these days. smile.gif
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Why does it always seem Frilly is out having all the fun while I'm like, stuck at a trade show with a bunch of stiffs?

Just. Not. Fair.


Also, CMT1 that was a very helpful post regarding strap options. Agreed, that Reverso Duo looks ...interesting ...somewhat like an ostrich strap, but with extra POP.

I'm also not a big orange guy myself, but that's certainly a great watch and a distinctive look.
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Those are great strap ideas, CMT. Now I need to find a 19mm strap, of all things, for my GS.

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So I had an awesome time last night. Pierre Corthay - who makes some of my favorite shoes - is in town and is holding a trunk show at Leffot, but I was busy all day yesterday and today so I could only meet up for dinner. Well, after dinner Steven Taffel opened up the store because there were just too many goodies to be seen.

But this is TWAT, so I won't focus on the mind bendingly awesome shoes. Let's get on with some of the watches people were wearing.

There's that Genta cousin of my Nautilus:

5yturura.jpg

Jokes aside, Pierre is an awesome guy and Steven Taffel did us right by opening up the store at 10:30pm so that we could explore the wonders of Maison Corthay.

Sounds like there was a lot of watch and shoe fun happening that evening!  Thanks for sharing some pix!  

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We need more shots of this!

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