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Sorry I am assuming the following:
Subc = Submariner
BLRN = Black, red, navy
LV = ?

 

SubC = Submariner Ceramic

 

BLNR = blue black bezel GMT, stands for "BLeu / NoiR "

 

LV = Could refer to either SubC LV ref 116610 or the 50th anniversary Sub (not ceramic).   LV is "Lunette Verde" = green bezel.

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also it was a nice way to get some wrist porn lol.

I think both are gorgeous in their own element, I guess I can give the fiancee those choices and let her decide

 

Excellent choice.

 

I don't have a BLNR but I have a bunch of SubCs.  The wife uses the SubC LV exclusively, and it has the dings to show for it all.

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Thank you to all who have helped with my inquiry! I will definitely mention to her what my "favorites" are and see what she picks from there.

Mike I think for the future I might use that site because prices look pretty damn good.
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I think both are gorgeous in their own element, I guess I can give the fiancee those choices and let her decide

Let the soon to be wife make the final decision.  Years ago I was in a similar situation (although it was pre-ceramic models) so it was between a Sub,  black dial Explorer II and GMT II.  Mrs. Dino chose the Explorer II, figuring the second time zone would come in handy for travel on our honeymoon, and she thought it flew a bit more under the radar than the models with the rotating bezels such as the Pepsi (blue/red) GMT.  

 

In the end the Explorer II has served me well for more than a dozen years, a few years later I added a Sub and eventually a GMT.  So what you don't end up with now, you can always add later for a true win-win situation...or a win-win-win situation.  ;)

 

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Amen to "let her decide"!

Once you've narrowed it down to choices that you love, the sentimental part will take care of the rest.

You really can't lose tho.

Congratulations. bigstar[1].gif
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Heavy rain forecast in NYC today. Didn't want to get the DBlue wet, so wore this one.

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Yes.  This approach will get you a great watch, and also a good start to your married life.  Giving her the choice is the secret to your happiness in all things!

+1

Once you've worked that out, you've nailed down the secret to a successful marriage (8 years for me and counting!) biggrin.gif
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Heavy rain forecast in NYC today. Didn't want to get the DBlue wet, so wore this one.


A very strategic approach.
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Yes Please.
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Dropped off my Panerai for service at shreve and then started trying on pieces including the one pictured below. My favorite was the rose gold radiomir in the 40mm. Unfortunately I always feel like in a kid in a candy store and forgot to ask what model it was.

Also happened to try on the Pepsi GMT and the classic sub with the date. As much as I liked the Pepsi there was something just so classic and timeless about the plain black sub. For my wedding present the wife is buying me a watch and Ive wanted a sub for a long time just figuring it's timeless and iconic and would last forever. Open to suggestions as well. Current rotation include the PAM 111 and the Longines master chrono.

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Thanks for that info! Definitely BLNR or SubC. Just cant decide from an aesthetic point of view which one I like better.

BLNR over the subc. I prefer the older subs with aluminum inserts over the new ceramics. It's all about the patination with the sub.

A bit of color goes a long way.

LVc is nice too, but all green makes it a bit less versatile.
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Heavy rain forecast in NYC today. Didn't want to get the DBlue wet, so wore this one.


It's been awhile since I last saw this beauty! :D drools...

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In the sense that Panerai are designed to be big and it's part of their DNA. That said I really like the 512 and think it wears great so it's still top of my list.

 

Understood. I've found the 512 to be of decent size. I must admit that 2 of my watches are 40mm!

 

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Back when I was shopping for my Panerai I heard the same advice, that one of the 'reduced' models might lead to regret (as well as potentially being harder to resell). And while I had no problems wearing the 44mm 177, after a handful of years I sold it as I realised that I prefered my smaller sized watches.

Now the only PAMs I'm really interested in, are the 40mm Radiomirs, but then I do think that the Radiomir design translates better to a smaller case than the Luminors.

Ideally a base, historic version (like the 210), but in 40mm.

 

Which Radiomirs are 40mm? Any available with a date complication?

 

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Hahah, this made me laugh out loud for some reason

 

Me too!

 

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I was resisting jumping in....





 

Very nice!

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I'm sure you collectors know all about Only Watch but just WOW!

Only Watch
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I'm sure you collectors know all about Only Watch but just WOW!

Only Watch


If only I can get this beauty.

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Back from a weekend in Vegas - what a great concentration of watch shops. Will have to plan ahead next time to be a bit more organized but good watch ogling nevertheless.

And for those that like the boutique buying approach - JLC salesperson informed me they recently lowered the US prices on several models (don't remember hearing much about it but maybe I just missed it) AND that the boutiques had some new 'flexibility' with pricing outside of the new MSRPs.
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