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I was just wondering the same after the 512/572 talk.  Only discovering them relatively recently, I was feeling that they had an extraordinary brand/resale value considering where they've come from.  But perhaps the passion is cooling, and the big watch crowd are heading en masse to Hublot?

That 572 really calls to me, though.

I'm really eyeing a 512 myself and the preowned market is only making things worse (or better depending on how you see things)
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^^ I could do with a 911 and a chopped Fatboy (both in dark grey, satin if possible), a Panerai and the Moser. I'll leave the Hublot and lifted pick-up truck to somebody else, tho!

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I'm really eyeing a 512 myself and the preowned market is only making things worse (or better depending on how you see things)

I can't believe how much the 512 spoke to me. The fact that it's going low on the used market is bonus. Though I'm not sure yet how it translates on the Canadian market and with our weak dollar...might be better off buying new here.

Either way...I'm getting one.
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I can't believe how much the 512 spoke to me. The fact that it's going low on the used market is bonus. Though I'm not sure yet how it translates on the Canadian market and with our weak dollar...might be better off buying new here.

Either way...I'm getting one.

Happy for you brother, did you talk to J? smile.gif
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Either way...I'm getting one.

 

Even with the smaller 42mm case, it's going to make your eyes water.  But seriously, that's man talk right there.  Can't wait to see the pics.

 

I really have been dreaming of that 572.  For me the off-centre seconds subdial is great, whereas that classic Panerai thing of putting it instead of the 3 always looks weird and squinty and incomplete.  Just a matter of taste.  And in this instance, price.  Got to say the 512 is a very practical and wearable size for a Panny though.  They're both pretty special; that 1940 case is definitely the pick of the bunch.

 

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Reaching back to my question on rain coats, can anyone tell me what to do with this "storm collar" chin strap? Snip the thread, unbutton it and toss it aside?


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Go for it, tricky....they say a man should always buy low, and sell high!

And I know I've always enjoyed wearing my Rad 210, "big watch craze" aside.



Now, who's thirsty?


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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I can see a similarity.  He's an accountant, about 5'5", who also has a lifted pickup truck, a 911 and a chopped Fatboy (which he intends to further accessorise with this watch). Maybe he's compensating for something?!  Anyway, we all have our quirks.  In mitigation, I think  it might suit him in some peculiar way. And I've already enabled him into a funky Panerai and a palladium Moser in the last year.  I'm amazed his wife still speaks to me. 

So, what was the Swiss watch industry chamber of commerce called and how much they actually pay per year for all the sales you make? smile.gif
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Happy for you brother, did you talk to J? smile.gif

Not yet. I need to pad the watch fund a bit more before I'm ready to pull the trigger so I don't want to waste his time just yet. But he will my first call for sure.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Even with the smaller 42mm case, it's going to make your eyes water.  But seriously, that's man talk right there.  Can't wait to see the pics.


I really have been dreaming of that 572.  For me the off-centre seconds subdial is great, whereas that classic Panerai thing of putting it instead of the 3 always looks weird and squinty and incomplete.  Just a matter of taste.  And in this instance, price.  Got to say the 512 is a very practical and wearable size for a Panny though.  They're both pretty special; that 1940 case is definitely the pick of the bunch.




This is a classic you can't go wrong either way scenario smile.gif
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Can someone postulate on why Panerai second-hand prices are taking such a beating?

Looking at all the sartorial / mens fashion sites, they were promoted so much for the last few years that it probably is a normal market reaction: there is now lots of second hand stuff coming because the high-flying hipsters have discovered something new. Haven't really spent so much time to figure out what's the next cool.

Seriously, this would need the Panerai production figures to back this up but looking at other top brands, Panerai seems to be heading into opposite direction. You still see them a lot with people but I somehow see more subtle stuff. This can also be in my head as I've been wearing vintage / small stuff lately at social functions so you tend to notice more of them.
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Reaching back to my question on rain coats, can anyone tell me what to do with this "storm collar" chin strap? Snip the thread, unbutton it and toss it aside?

 

 

The chin strap on my Burberry trench coat can be unbuttoned. When I bought the coat, it was reversed under the collar. In other words, it had been unbuttoned, flipped around and re-buttoned in the backwards position so that it was tucked up nicely under the back of the collar.

 

I've never needed to use it, but if I do, then I'll just un-button it, flip it around, and button it on the right way so that I can fasten the collar.

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My number 1 rule in any big city I'm not familiar with is to ignore anyone who tries to engage me on the street. That's half the battle.

 

Do what you want, of course.  Personally, I'd rather travel wearing my "poor man's watch" and be open to engaging with new people.  That sounds like a lot more fun that wearing something "I love" and being afraid to talk with a stranger for fear that they were setting me up to rob me.  

 

The best food I had in Prague last spring was at a restaurant recommended to me by a guy I met in a thrift shop.  He seemed a little off, but he definitely knew where to get great local food.  I was wearing my SNK805 at the time.  

 

(I wish this story was about meeting a pretty girl, and not a guy wearing an Ed Hardy backpack, but that's the way it goes sometimes.)  

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Nothing wrong with being OCD, as long as you are enjoying your watches.  I wear all of mine, but I've very careful.  I'm sure in the eyes of many watch people, I'd qualify as OCD but that doesn't bother me.  cheers.gif

+1

I'm the same. Careful and, perhaps, OCD in the care I show my watches. Doesn't bother me, though. My watches look pristine years after buying them wink.gif
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Was out getting my car worked on this afternoon and did a quick search of Panerai ADs. Noticed there was one about 3 miles from the dealership and decided to stop in. Was able to try on a 512, which I don't believe I'd had a chance to do before. I think the only other Panerai I had tried on was a 183. Pretty nice little watch and surprisingly light on the wrist for something with a decent sized presence. I think a 514 would look pretty comical on me. Definitely on my short list.

Quick wrist shot:
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The 'automatic' script on the 572 (or any PAM) is a deal breaker.
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