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If your wrist can take it, the 372 is a classic PAM. Love the gold hands on both.
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No, the SubC should be your next watch, Justin wink.gif
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No, the SubC should be your next watch, Justin wink.gif

lol that decision is up to the fiance but was looking at the panerai just for the hell of it and figured I would throw it out for discussion
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I know, just kidding smile.gif
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Update:

Will be traveling overseas to Japan this week and will be hopefully picking up a APRO. Still undecided between the 15202, 15450, or 15400 though I have narrowed the dial color down to black or blue unless only the 15450 fits. Worried that the 15400 and 15202 may be big on my 6.5'' wrists. Help me decide TWATers!
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Update:

Will be traveling overseas to Japan this week and will be hopefully picking up a APRO. Still undecided between the 15202, 15450, or 15400 though I have narrowed the dial color down to black or blue unless only the 15450 fits. Worried that the 15400 and 15202 may be big on my 6.5'' wrists. Help me decide TWATers!

15202. Duh smile.gif
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Update:

Will be traveling overseas to Japan this week and will be hopefully picking up a APRO. Still undecided between the 15202, 15450, or 15400 though I have narrowed the dial color down to black or blue unless only the 15450 fits. Worried that the 15400 and 15202 may be big on my 6.5'' wrists. Help me decide TWATers!

15202 in rose gold
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Hah. Would be my "one" watch so to speak so SS is a must. Leaning towards the 15202 but the premium is hard to swallow especially considering the lack of a quick set date, seconds hand, and smaller power reserve.
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Pre-owned will give you far more options.  I was thinking new which would allow for new Tank Solos, but if going pre-owned there are many more options, and in some cases the men's versions will have more interesting movements than simply ETAs.  Cartiers unless you go with some of their higher end pieces (gold tend to have movements based on Piaget, JLC, F. Pigeut etc) most will have ETA movements.  Nothing wrong with that, just you may prefer something more interesting.  As for the measurement of the Tank XL, its around 38 in length.  Its been a while and I don't have my reference materials handy at the moment.  Still, I think you will find square and rectangular watches wear larger than round ones...so more average sized measurements will look larger on your wrist.

 

I would definitely go with a Reverso.  Great movement, classic lines, historic design and a very cool watch.  If you get models with solid backs, you can have initials or other things engraved by a master engraver such as JC Randell.  He does some amazing work and someone here had an engraving done on a Reverso Ultra thin a while back and it looked amazing!  You should check out his work.  Wishing you luck!

 

Thanks for the suggestions Dino, really appreciate it. Took my wife out for try out some watches and you were right! square watches really does wear larger than round ones. We tried the 33mm santos on her, it looks alright given women these days like oversize watches but the problem lies with the strap. Because of the way the lug protrude, wearing the Santos at it's tightest causes undesirable gaps. We tried the 28mm tank fits perfect, I love the dial and all but like I mention before, she isn't too keen on bracelet. For her tiny wrist, I think a tang buckle would be more suited.

 

Finding a watch for her really pose a real challenge. She mentioned that she like a watch around the size between 28-33mm, somewhere in the middle would be perfect. Any more suggestions so I can look around in the preown market. Right now, my no. 1 option is to get the tank and search for a nice strap for her, but i'm afraid that the clasp might be a problem as well, does Cartier have tang buckle for the ladies tank right?.

 

Btw loving the PAMs talk here!

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I was screwing around on paneristi and looking at straps and then I see a 372 and it just looks so great as a weekend/fuck you watch


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Nice to see a Grand Seiko. If I ever move up to the next level (I have a Tissot) I'd go for one of these.

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I think every watch lover will jizz a lil when they see this msg after they send their watch for servicing. Hahaha!
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Originally Posted by linstar View Post

Hah. Would be my "one" watch so to speak so SS is a must. Leaning towards the 15202 but the premium is hard to swallow especially considering the lack of a quick set date, seconds hand, and smaller power reserve.

Disregarding practical matters, my general view is:

15202 > (15300) > 15450 > 15400

Although quick-set date and power reserve are essentially irrelevant in a "one watch" situation, there are some practicalities to consider. An important one is that the 15202's ultra-thin cal. 2121 movement — though absolutely lovely — is mechanically unforgiving. I'd wear it carefully... much more so than other steel watches. It's also one of the few for which I'd stick to the manufacturer's recommended maintenance interval.

The 15400 is a large watch whose wide bracelet wears like an arm shackle on all but the widest wrists, which might not be optimal.



In your situation, the 37 mm 15450 is probably the best bet for frequent wear due to both its sizing and its more-robust 3020 movement. I checked one out earlier this year and thought its proportions were fantastic. It's a sweet watch that seems to be underappreciated.
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LOL!

I was told servicing for complications like repeaters or tourbillons might run into 5 figures.
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LOL!

I was told servicing for complications like repeaters or tourbillons might run into 5 figures.


LOL? u might be right. But mine's just an annual calendar. Just send in for some lub and polishing, as for the extend of the servicing? I'm not really sure myself, probably gonna ask them when i collect tmr.

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