The Watch Appreciation Thread - Page 879
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Not to be the donnie downer of this Panerai love fest, but I don't like either of them. All of the recent Panerai (to say nothing of the rest of the watches posted) have seemed overly aggressive, masculine, and lacking in elegance. While these two certainly maintain a kind of simplicity that I find desirable, they are overly modern and I find the emphasis on building the dial as a dark mask over the light background puts a weird emphasis on the negative space and creates a sort of embossed effect that I grates with me.
theyre a love em or hate em brand.
its not. the thread i got banned in was "is your watch a male or female?" some doucher described all of his watches, some being elegant females, others being rugged men with a military background. it was fucking ridiculous. So i ran to my bathroom, put my GMT around my penor, and snapped a pic. Posted in the thread with a caption that said "My watch better be female because ive been balls deep in her since ive had her!"
I still have a screenshot if you want
i disagree 100000% with this statement. any strap available for a 112, is available for a radiomir. Theres an endless supply of custom straps for either.
INORITE! pics are fantastic.
here are my issues. i think, objectively, i like the more classy subdued look of the 210 case, and the more stylistic number fonts. on the other hand, i do want a sportier watch, and i want a panerai with the crown protector, and i like the option to easily swap straps.
in the end they are both beautiful looking watches, and i dont know how i am going to decide.
for your first panerai, id get a 112. as much as i love the radiomirs, I got much more wear out of my luminors than my 231 and 232.
not even a question. Speedy. the longines is nice, but to me it wouldnt even be a question. The speedy would hold value a hundred times better than the longines, and its a better watch. the new speedys all have the omega coaxial movement, and im 99% certain the longines is just an ETA.
ive had a couple radiomirs and dozens of watches with screw down crowns. its a $5k watch. not a timex. Ive never had an issue at all. Personally, i prefer screw down crowns. "feels" more secure to me if i ever (i wont) decide to go in the water.
that issue wouldnt even be close to a deciding factor for me between a 112 and a 210
I like both the Radiomir and Luminor a lot. One thing you might want to consider is the screwed down crown on the Radiomir. I'm sure it works fine and I don't believe I've ever read on the internet about crown threads stripping on a Radiomir, but I'd be at least slightly uncomfortable at the prospect of having to unscrew the crown every couple of days to wind up the watch. (I have stripped the threads on a screw-down crown before, albeit on a much lesser watch) The Luminor crown guard, on the other hand, is such a pleasure to use I almost find myself wanting to open and close it for no reason.
screw down crowns on my radiomirs have NEVER presented a problem. theyre pretty much idiot proof. (not calling you an idiot)
Want to check with you guys but isnt the GMT hand still set incorrectly? I believe it should be pointed right before the 6. To reflect the time in a second zone, you rotate the bezel so that the GMT hand points to the 24 hour time in the second zone. This is done so that you don't have to rotate the GMT hand when you move to a different time zone. Am I correct?
On the original GMT Master you had to rotate the bezel and use the red hand for another time zone. On the GMT Master II the bezel does not have to be rotated to tell time in a second zone. The wearer has the option of rotating the bezel and using the green hand (red on older models) to tell time in another zone you have traveled to and the "Mercedes" hour hand gives you your "home timezone time", or they can leave the bezel so its arrow is lined up with the 12 O'clock triangle on the dial, and use the crown to move the hour hand independently of the minute hand, and then the green/red hand gives you home timezone miltary style and the "Mercedes" hour hand gives you time in the new zone you have traveled to. Using the independently adjustable hour hand is how one adjusts for a second time zone on a Rolex Explorer 2, which has a fixed bezel and uses the same movement.
The Speedy would be my choice.
Congrats on your Deep-Sea SD. Nice choice!
Thats a beauty. The lum has a nice changed to that beautiful creamy color that looks great on vintage watches! Congrats its stunning!