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Nah, I just happened to have two of the same ones and I guess I wore them two days in a row.

Not gonna lie, kinda disappointed.
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Both look bigger in the photos than in real life, though the Panerai is undoubtedly large looking regardless. Personally, I don't have a problem with its bigness, as it is supposed to be that way. There is no wrist in the world on which it would look like a normal sized watch.

Dont make me post a wrist pic of Sly.
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Day 4. I wasn't planning to wear this to the office very often but I can't freakin help myself.
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Looks great.

Note to self: Make sure to wear blue check shirt for future new watch purchase pics.
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Looks great.

Note to self: Make sure to wear blue check shirt for future new watch purchase pics.

Haha thanks!
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Note to self: Make sure to wear blue check shirt for future new watch purchase pics.

A blue check shirt is a must!  A quick snap shot from yesterday.  

 

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Both look bigger in the photos than in real life, though the Panerai is undoubtedly large looking regardless.

Yes, it can often be difficult to tell true dimensions and fit from photos.  Looks great! Enjoy both of them!  :cheers:

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A blue check shirt is a must!  A quick snap shot from yesterday.  

 

 

Nice piece!

 

Whats the price for that one? :D

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A blue check shirt is a must!  A quick snap shot from yesterday.  
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Wow, beauty! I don't recall seeing that one before.
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That watch is frikkin' awesome, TC.

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A blue check shirt is a must!  A quick snap shot from yesterday.  


That is neat. Can you talk about how the dial is made?
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Nice piece!

 

Whats the price for that one? :D

Thank you.  :cheers: Not sure what they go for now.  I got it new about 12 years ago.  It was part of a limited run (the made 600 in pink gold and 600 in white gold.  

 

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Wow, beauty! I don't recall seeing that one before.

Thanks TC.  It was the first true dress watch I ever purchased.  After I got my first job at a law firm I wanted to something gold and dressy.  I had seen pix of it from SIHH earlier that year and I loved  the case shape and dial.  My AD was able to obtain one of the last new ones avail in pink gold (I like mine factory fresh in the plastic), and its been with me ever since.  :cheers: 

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That is neat. Can you talk about how the dial is made?

I'm not a great photographer and in that photo, some parts of the dial look gray.  However, all parts of the dial are the same color, off white silver color.  The best way to describe it is that there are different layers.  Some parts around the gold applied numerals are cut out and lower than the main center square of the dial.  Then the subdial for seconds is sunken into the dial deeper than the other parts of the dial.  So the differences in dial height cause the dial to shimmer and have more of a silver tone than cream tone depending on how the light hits it.  There isn't actual guilloche on the dial. I think it all plays nicely with the case which also has a layered or stacked look with case sitting upon stepped lugs.  

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Good look, Dino.
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I'm not a great photographer and in that photo, some parts of the dial look gray.  However, all parts of the dial are the same color, off white silver color.  The best way to describe it is that there are different layers.  Some parts around the gold applied numerals are cut out and lower than the main center square of the dial.  Then the subdial for seconds is sunken into the dial deeper than the other parts of the dial.  So the differences in dial height cause the dial to shimmer and have more of a silver tone than cream tone depending on how the light hits it.  There isn't actual guilloche on the dial. I think it all plays nicely with the case which also has a layered or stacked look with case sitting upon stepped lugs.  
Is the dial stamped to create the different layers or was it machined? The latter would be most impressive in the old days, but is maybe easy enough to do now. And a high school student could do that with a 3d printer today (albeit in cheap plastic).
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That watch is frikkin' awesome, TC.

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Thanks TC.  It was the first true dress watch I ever purchased.  After I got my first job at a law firm I wanted to something gold and dressy.  I had seen pix of it from SIHH earlier that year and I loved  the case shape and dial.  My AD was able to obtain one of the last new ones avail in pink gold (I like mine factory fresh in the plastic), and its been with me ever since.  cheers.gif  

I don't think I've ever come across a young lawyer with that good of taste. smile.gif
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Im keen on a PP 5167 :) But what could I get for that money if I turn to VC? AP? Any suggestions? I want a classic model :)

 

More bang for the buck with AP VC than PP? 

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Trying to capture the magic of a sandwich dial and Plexiglass:



The logo is engraved, not printed, but it's hard to see that in the photo. I love how Panerai executes such big, bold, and simple dials with such thoughtful detailing--and the 372 is easily one of the best examples.
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