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Reagrding Panerais size. Yes, they are big watches, no two ways about it. But, to argue that that makes it look ok on a small wrist is silly. They are supposed to look big, but they are not supposed to eat up your hand and devour it.

Ill never tell anyone not to wear a watch they love, but lets be honest about how it looks. They are some smaller watches I have tried on that I loved, but they looked like ladies watches on my wrist, so I had to pass. That was my personal decision, and I understand not everyone goes in that direction, but a watch that is too small or too large for the wrist of the wearer, will always look wrong in my opinion.

Here are some pics of Panerais, that while they may be large watches, do not look in the least to be wearing the owner. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Stitch, both those watches (44 and 42mm) are significantly smaller than the 1950 Luminor or 1940 Radiomir cases (both 47mm). I have not seen a wrist on which the 47mm cases don't look big. They replicate the dimensions of the original watches (and hence, in my book, are the only Panerai watches to collect in the long term), which were worn over wet suits. If you have a wrist on which such a watch doesn't look noticeably big, you have monstrously huge wrists.

Take a look at the 44mm base Luminor you posted. The lugs are already near the point of overhanging. Now mentally add three millimeters more in dial diameter.
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Why aren't you investing in sneakers? The new Nike What the Lebron? appreciated something like 200% on its first day post-release, and that was considered a poor performance.
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Why aren't you investing in sneakers? The new Nike What the Lebron? appreciated something like 200% on its first day post-release, and that was considered a poor performance.

How many of those would I have to buy for a $5,000-10,000 return?
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Stitch, both those watches (44 and 42mm) are significantly smaller than the 1950 Luminor or 1940 Radiomir cases (both 47mm). I have not seen a wrist on which the 47mm cases don't look big. They replicate the dimensions of the original watches (and hence, in my book, are the only Panerai watches to collect in the long term), which were worn over wet suits. If you have a wrist on which such a watch doesn't look noticeably big on, you have monstrously huge wrists.

Now you are just making me want to try a 47mm Panny to see what it looks like. What, you think you can get me to buy your new watch and let you laugh all the way to the bank? Is that the game you are playing at you sly fox?
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If you can get a popular size, like 11s, three or four pairs. Maybe five. The current What the Lebrons? haven't done as well as prior versions since Nike released the run size this time. In the past, two pairs would have done it.
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This guy could pull off those monster watches.


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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Now you are just making me want to try a 47mm Panny to see what it looks like. What, you think you can get me to buy your new watch and let you laugh all the way to the bank? Is that the game you are playing at you sly fox?

Ha, I'll cut you a deal. The Styleforum Courtesy Discount.

My opinion is that if you want a discreet, "normal" looking watch, Panerai makes no sense in the first place. It is a big honking watch, and designed to be that way from the beginning. Trying to tame and compromise it ruins the concept for me.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

If you can get a popular size, like 11s, three or four pairs. Maybe five. The current What the Lebrons? haven't done as well as prior versions since Nike released the run size this time. In the past, two pairs would have done it.

Easier to attain just one 587 (though, not easy). Plus, I know the watch market, not the one for sneakers.
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Went to a Glashutte Original event at the Chicago Torbillion store last night.  It was to celebrate the new Chronographs.  I got the invite last week when I went in to check out the Senator Seventies (the number one watch on my list and what I'll buy when I sell my hand date).  

 

Nice event, not too crowded and some good people from GO in attendance.  The new Seventies Chrono looks awesome and I'm not usually one for chronographs.  Though the increase in thickness from the standard model puts it out of my mind.  didn't really take any pictures other than one exhibit of their chronograph history.  Did get a nice goody bag feautring some Swiss chocolate, a catalog and most importantly a cool GO polishing cloth with a loupe!  Did not have my own loupe, so that made me pretty happy.

 

Of course, I'm still obsessed with the Seventies...need to make it happen soon.

 

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Did not have my own loupe, so that made me pretty happy.
So you'd been living a loupe-less life? Hard to imagine..........
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Why no wrist pics of Seventies Chrono? *frown*
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I have a Bergeon loupe that I've never used. Afraid.
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I'm fearless with my loupe but I am petrified of my wife's 10x mag makeup mirror.
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Why no wrist pics of Seventies Chrono? *frown*

 

Yeah, I failed.  I didn't try it on because it looked to dang thick and uninteresting to me.  But now I've actually looked it up and I'm surprised its only 13.5mm thick, only 2mm thicker than the standard one. 

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Louping watch dials and movements is one of the great pleasures of life.
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