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Greetings to all.  I do apologize for any "controversy" that I may have caused.  It certainly was not intended.  Also - I took no ill will in being shown another forum.... that is, actually, why I performed a forum search on the Shinola before posting!

 

It was probably a weak first post, to be fair.  The Shinola is not the extent of my collection.  I am blessed to own several Cartiers, a Rolex and a Montblanc.  I was recently deep in conversation on purchasing a Nomos Tangente... as well as a Panarai for my wedding (which, recently, was called off).  I really do not mean to brag... I do not think my collection is anything to brag about... but I just mean to offer as a point of reference as to *why* exactly I chose to post the Shinola in the first place.

 

I think that, at times, it's easy to get caught in the finer watch categories.  What I meant to do was simply point out that, wow, I'm really blown away by a very simple $850 Shinola that was given to me as a gift.  I even recently purchased a Timex Field watch for $50.  Why?  I don't know.  It felt very... nostalgic?  After I got the Timex and the Shinola I ran around various websites purchasing silly nylon nato straps to interchange.  My Shinola and Timex have become my mood ring in the office.  It's fun.

 

Anywho... I look forward to joining you all in this thread.  Some of you have very similar tastes to mine.... and I can live vicariously through your posts!

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Originally Posted by ursman View Post
 

Greetings to all.  I do apologize for any "controversy" that I may have caused.  It certainly was not intended.  Also - I took no ill will in being shown another forum.... that is, actually, why I performed a forum search on the Shinola before posting!

 

It was probably a weak first post, to be fair.  The Shinola is not the extent of my collection.  I am blessed to own several Cartiers, a Rolex and a Montblanc.  I was recently deep in conversation on purchasing a Nomos Tangente... as well as a Panarai for my wedding (which, recently, was called off).  I really do not mean to brag... I do not think my collection is anything to brag about... but I just mean to offer as a point of reference as to *why* exactly I chose to post the Shinola in the first place.

 

I think that, at times, it's easy to get caught in the finer watch categories.  What I meant to do was simply point out that, wow, I'm really blown away by a very simple $850 Shinola that was given to me as a gift.  I even recently purchased a Timex Field watch for $50.  Why?  I don't know.  It felt very... nostalgic?  After I got the Timex and the Shinola I ran around various websites purchasing silly nylon nato straps to interchange.  My Shinola and Timex have become my mood ring in the office.  It's fun.

 

Anywho... I look forward to joining you all in this thread.  Some of you have very similar tastes to mine.... and I can live vicariously through your posts!

 

It is the story - the why's and therefore's of your choices - that we find interesting.  Well, me at least!  Welcome!

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Yes indeed.  And if anything, hearing a story about something different is always a bit more interesting.

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This is TWAT, for appreciating all watches.  Naturally the more glamorous and high-quality will dominate discussion, because this is Styleforum: the myriad clothes threads talk a lot more about tailoring and famous branded cloth and clothiers than they do about cheap stuff, the cars thread (don't, it's awful) has a lot more bragging about shiny Benzes and Porsches than used Honda minivans, the gun thread...OK let's leave it there.  But you get the point: it's just natural that people talk a lot on SF about the serious swag.

However, as a bum of considerable repute, I think it's important to repeat that this thread has only ever been welcoming and respectful of those with a rather more accessible watch collection.  Naturally, it tends to lead those into devastating purchasing decisions for the future, but it welcomes the $1-200 Seikos and whatnot just fine.  So welcome to the Shinola.

Having said that, I like the story a lot more than the watch. I wish the people who had that great idea had been bold enough to make something more impressive, at a necessarily higher price point: after all, as a symbol of renaissance " we make something cheap and sell it a bit more expensive than the competitors" is rather symptomatic of why Detroit became Detroit in the first place...

Totally agree. i suggested the other thread because I thought that there may be more of a discussion for that brand there....as the posted said that there was not much here.
I didn't suggest it to not include the brand here.
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Back on my wrist after service.
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Your cuff is no match for that beast!

Great color strap
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Agreed all around.

I had a PAM 177 (preferred the ti as the steel was too blingy with its big reflective surfaces IRL, for this kind of tool watch, IMO). Sold it as it was larger than what I prefer, so even though I still like the design, I'll be content with appreciating it from afar.

Lately, I've come to like the Radiomir case more than the Luminor, and (unlike the Luminor) I like it in reduced sizes as well.

My perfect PAM would be a steel 40mm Radiomir with a base (no seconds) chocolate sandwich dial and a solid case back. It's probably for the best that they don't make that ;-)

And the perfect partner for that would be a Luminor Marina rather like my previous 177, but with the more sporty sausage dial which suits a Luminor perfectly. Solid case back and chocolate, too. PAM 61, maybe? Or just skip the seconds here as well and go PAM 55 like so:
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For a second there, I was thinking... boy, that looks a lot like the 176. I wonder what the difference is.

Outside of the solid case back and the tobacco brown dial, there isn't a lot of data online, so can you enlighten me?

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There may be movement differences, but I don't know anything about that. Apart from the differences you mention, the 55 had painted numerals and indices (AKA 'sausage dial'), which I don't believe the 176 ever had. I do think there were some other models that initially came with sausage dials but were later changed to sandwich dials, while still using the same reference number.

edit: Looking here http://paneristi.com/reference/sortable_database/index.html it seems like the 55 came with the OP I movement, whereas the 176 had the OP X.
Edited by Kaplan - 10/8/15 at 1:29pm
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Back on my wrist after service.

What does a panerai service cost these days? The original Madison avenue shop quoted me something like 1000 dollars in 2011. I quickly sold mine to a co-worker.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

There may be movement differences, but I don't know anything about that. Apart from the differences you mention, the 55 had painted numerals and indices (AKA 'sausage dial'), which I don't belive the 176 ever had. I do think there were some other models that initially came with sausage dials but were later changed to sandwich dials, while still using the same reference number.

edit: Looking here http://paneristi.com/reference/sortable_database/index.html it seems like the 55 came with the OP I movement, whereas the 176 had the OP X.

You're correct about some Luminor references having painted dials then switching over to sandwich dials with the same reference. Like you I had a 177 H series with a sandwich dial. The year prior was the last year of the painted dials.
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I see. Then I guess the 176 initially had a painted dial as well.
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I believe the G series was the last of painted dials for the 176/177 and 111/112.

Service for eta movement is around $600 and $1000 for inhouse. Just had my 243 serviced this year.
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^Jeez, can get an Omega co-ax done for 500 by Omega and they're supposed to be a pain to work on, or at least, requiring special training.
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Originally Posted by ursman View Post

Greetings to all.  I do apologize for any "controversy" that I may have caused.  It certainly was not intended.  Also - I took no ill will in being shown another forum.... that is, actually, why I performed a forum search on the Shinola before posting!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It was probably a weak first post, to be fair.  The Shinola is not the extent of my collection.  I am blessed to own several Cartiers, a Rolex and a Montblanc.  I was recently deep in conversation on purchasing a Nomos Tangente... as well as a Panarai for my wedding (which, recently, was called off).  I really do not mean to brag... I do not think my collection is anything to brag about... but I just mean to offer as a point of reference as to *why* exactly I chose to post the Shinola in the first place.

I think that, at times, it's easy to get caught in the finer watch categories.  What I meant to do was simply point out that, wow, I'm really blown away by a very simple $850 Shinola that was given to me as a gift.  I even recently purchased a Timex Field watch for $50.  Why?  I don't know.  It felt very... nostalgic?  After I got the Timex and the Shinola I ran around various websites purchasing silly nylon nato straps to interchange.  My Shinola and Timex have become my mood ring in the office.  It's fun.

Anywho... I look forward to joining you all in this thread.  Some of you have very similar tastes to mine.... and I can live vicariously through your posts!

Controversy, schmontroversy.....you ain't seen nothin' yet!
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