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By the way, I have it on word from a few different Panerai boutiques that this is the last year of the Panerai 372. As the most exacting iteration of the original Luminor 6152/1 from the 50's, it is the Panerai analog of the AP Royal Oak 15202. Currently sells for a touch over $10k new. Out of 3,000 to be made since 2013, they are past 2,900. Mine is in that range. If you want one, I'd pick one up now. Prices on the used pieces will only go up over the next few years, though they took a hit after the watch was introduced in 2012 and it turned out Panerai was going to make it for more than one year.

If you are into watches and want one representative, modern Panerai to add to your collection, this is the time and this is the one! @Dino944, I'm looking at you.


Good to know about this information, I have been been enjoying wearing mine but I don't wear it with suits.

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Why the hate on Sam Waltons truck tho?

I love loooking at Ferrier and Moser, but would need to have an expansive collection before, and if, I was to buy one myself.

@Dino944, to be clear, again, I never meant to even imply that I would equate the RO to a rubber strap, in terms of innovation, or anything else. Just was saying I dont hate Hublot as hard as some others, even though I cant imagine ever owning one.

Had a great Shabbos, thanks! cheers.gif
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This weekend I got to see a rose gold constellation with the new(ish) Omega movement. Omega is doing some impressive things. What I really liked was the excellent execution of the pie pan dial with arrowhead markers. They did nothing fancy to it - just a simple reissue of a classic dial. It looked great. The Constellation claws, which have been around since the 80s and which I always hated, looked ok. I could have done without them, but they really bothered me more on principle than anything else as the arrival of the claws put an end to what I thought was a great design in the Constellation line.

A simpler case would be better, and I wish they dropped the day-counter, but they nailed the dial.
And the movement is great.
Here is a review of the exact watch my friend had. http://www.watchesbysjx.com/2013/07/up-close-omega-constellation-sedna.html
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Dopey: I like that Constellation. Nice but subtle update from the previous iterations. The pairing of the leather strap against the rose gold really helps to bring the dial and case to the fore, without the ostentation that an all-gold bracelet would have. I also really like the new Co-Axial movements. If it wasn't for the difference in thickness between the 8500 Planet Ocean and the 2500 (which I eventually bought), I would have picked up the later-model PO. I'm looking forward to seeing the superantimagnetic Master Co-Axial movement watches when they become more common.
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Good to know about this information, I have been been enjoying wearing mine but I don't wear it with suits.


Like the patina on your strap tchoy... Well-loved. How has the plexiglass crystal held up over time?
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Came across an article on the new PAM 572; the first PAM with an automatic micro-rotor movement. I really like the Radiomir 1940s case shape, lugs and slimmer profile. The "vintage" lume sits well on the dial, I think. The micro-rotor also looks nifty. Looking forward to seeing one of these in the metal sometime next year...





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Came across an article on the new PAM 572; the first PAM with an automatic micro-rotor movement. I really like the Radiomir 1940s case shape, lugs and slimmer profile. The "vintage" lume sits well on the dial, I think. The micro-rotor also looks nifty. Looking forward to seeing one of these in the metal sometime next year...





 

Wow. This looks stunning. Perhaps this model will me make come back to the brand... Although I'd love to see more decoration on the movement.

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A simpler case would be better, and I wish they dropped the day-counter, but they nailed the dial.
I love the dial and can live with the day counter but I have never liked that case style. And weren't they quartz back in the 80s?
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That PAM is stunning.
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I love the dial and can live with the day counter but I have never liked that case style. And weren't they quartz back in the 80s?
They probably were quartz, or at least had quartz models, in the 80s. I did not like the direction the Constellation line took, even in the 70s (and this case is more 70s than 80s). I will say, though, that I liked the case a lot more in person than I would have expected to based on the photos. It looks great. BUT, it would be even better in the Constellation case of the 50s and 60s in a more contemporary size to hold the larger movement. And the dial is a stunner. It has all the great visuals and design of the old dial with the precision and finishing of a modern dial.
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BUT, it would be even better in the Constellation case of the 50s and 60s in a more contemporary size to hold the larger movement.
Exactly.
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Next week for those in the LA area...




http://www.ablogtowatch.com/its-about-time-watch-get-together-los-angeles-november-19th-2014/

do you work there rfx?
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Congrats, @mafoofan. It really looks lovely.

Serious question - ALS 1815 up/down vs FP Journe Chronometre Bleu? the FP Journe is roughly $6k less, mint but second hand. ALS is new in WG.

Edit: Wow, just saw this on Hodinkee



Same price range new as the ALS.....

ALS for build quality and post-sale repairs (if needed)
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Originally Posted by papa kot View Post

Wow. This looks stunning. Perhaps this model will me make come back to the brand... Although I'd love to see more decoration on the movement.

The red gold version (PAM 573) has a more decorated rotor, and finer movement finishing overall I believe...In-line with a finer price! bounce2.gif That said, the PAM 573 is pretty sweet, with what looks like a tobacco colored dial. I just couldn't get myself to spend >USD25K for a PAM; subjective, I know...






Edited by academe - 11/16/14 at 12:56am
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Originally Posted by cchen View Post

Congrats, @mafoofan. It really looks lovely.

Serious question - ALS 1815 up/down vs FP Journe Chronometre Bleu? the FP Journe is roughly $6k less, mint but second hand. ALS is new in WG.

Edit: Wow, just saw this on Hodinkee



Same price range new as the ALS.....

You really have to see the FP Journe Chrono Bleu in real life and hopefully outdoors to appreciate how beautiful this dial is. I had the pleasure of trying my friends's piece and I was smitten.

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Like the patina on your strap tchoy... Well-loved. How has the plexiglass crystal held up over time?

Thank you! The strap is from Kaktus using vintage military bags so patina was well and truly on the strap. The plexi is holding up very well and I haven't scratch it so far. The watch also came with a spare plexi from Panerai just in case....
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