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But they have the 40mm out now; just for guys with smaller wrist! You gotta try one onfing02%5B1%5D.gif

They had a 40mm watch out years ago and I tried it.  I didn't notice a comfort improvement over the regular sized PAMs that were 42 & 44.  Also, I don't think I would purchase what might be considered a "Mid sized" PAM, as if I ever got tired of it and wanted to sell/trade it, its smaller size would probably reduce its resale value and/or reduce the ease of finding another buyer.  I really like the design of the Luminor but I think its just not a watch for me. 

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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

My brother has a 112 also and I definitely find it very awesome - a Luminor that is distinctly different from my 312. I can definitely understand why you think the dial is more balanced without the date

Cheers

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

I've seen them in person yet, but never tried them on.

it's funny, just the other day after being inspired by dino I went to my AD to try on a RO. They didn't have them, their sister store does. So I will make a trip to try on panerai and AP RO in the coming weeks

buy both ! teacha.gifsmile.gif
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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post

Lol +1. Date is usually a basic requirement for me, but the Panerai dial is most aesthetically pleasing to me in its base form. The only thing I dislike about the 190 is that the small seconds dial replaces the "9."

sometimes, form over function is the way to go. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

They had a 40mm watch out years ago and I tried it.  I didn't notice a comfort improvement over the regular sized PAMs that were 42 & 44.  Also, I don't think I would purchase what might be considered a "Mid sized" PAM, as if I ever got tired of it and wanted to sell/trade it, its smaller size would probably reduce its resale value and/or reduce the ease of finding another buyer.  I really like the design of the Luminor but I think its just not a watch for me. 

the 40mm panerais arent worth getting into. I knew far too many guys that were leery on the 44mm size so they bought the 40mm, and after getting used to the size, really wishing they had bought a 44mm and selling the 40 at a huge loss to fund a full size. Years ago when i was heavily into panerais and buying/selling a ton, i bought my wife a PAM49 (40mm) she still has it, never wears it though. I replaced the pink gator strap and put it on a standard brown calf so i can wear it. Its boring. If youre going to get into panerais, it kinda has to be 44mm. If its not for you, its not for you. Thankfully, theres PLENTY of other watches out there wink.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

lol, my 112 is the first watch i have ever had without a date. even after almost 3 months i still glance at it numerous times during the day to check the date.

its always ffffuuuu.gif and then i check my cell phone.
but i find the watch much more pleasing aesthetically without the date.
The first time this happens in a day, you should write the date down on a little note card that you keep in your pocket. Then you will have the date handy.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

The first time this happens in a day, you should write the date down on a little note card that you keep in your pocket. Then you will have the date handy.

always the simplistic, yet wise, innovator, dopey.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post


the 40mm panerais arent worth getting into. I knew far too many guys that were leery on the 44mm size so they bought the 40mm, and after getting used to the size, really wishing they had bought a 44mm and selling the 40 at a huge loss to fund a full size.... If youre going to get into panerais, it kinda has to be 44mm. If its not for you, its not for you. Thankfully, theres PLENTY of other watches out there wink.gif

Hi Derek,

 

Thanks for confirming that as I thought, the 40s aren't really worth getting into and that they sell at a huge loss. In addition to my comfort issues, their bulkiness (creating high visability to my boss and clients) means they aren't really ideal around the office.  I like the design of the PAMs and they look great on many of "our regulars" here at SF, but they just aren't for me.  As you mentioned (and as my wife fears), thankfully there are plenty of other watches out there!  cheers.gif

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hi Derek,

Thanks for confirming that as I thought, the 40s aren't really worth getting into and that they sell at a huge loss. In addition to my comfort issues, their bulkiness (creating high visability to my boss and clients) means they aren't really ideal around the office.  I like the design of the PAMs and they look great on many of "our regulars" here at SF, but they just aren't for me.  As you mentioned (and as my wife fears), thankfully there are plenty of other watches out there!  cheers.gif

Dino, have you looked at the 42mm Radiomir 337 or 338, or are you only looking at Luminors? They are very light and comfortable, and basically wear like 38-39mm dress watches.

I walked through the diamond district today and saw the Rolex ceramic submariner 116610LV with green dial in a window. Tried it on and was honestly blown away by the aesthetics and overall fit and finish of the watch. Never thought I would own a Rolex, but man half of my brain is furiously at work trying to come up with some justification for acquiring this piece. Scoured google images and just could not find a pic that captures the true depth of the green, but this one is ok:

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Saw this one in the wild today, curious what others think about it. Model is Patek 5205G. I liked it but didnt love the three different windows at the top, I think I prefer the cleaner JLC MUT:

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Originally Posted by elisiX View Post

The one on the right today. 

 

 

Beautiful straps. Did they come with, or did you add them after? If after, where'd you get them and for how much?

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The weekend is here.
Pam 372 on a Kaktus strap.




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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Saw this one in the wild today, curious what others think about it. Model is Patek 5205G. I liked it but didnt love the three different windows at the top, I think I prefer the cleaner JLC MUT:

Yeah a little eccentric, but thats Patek flexing its horological musclesicon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by johanm View Post


Dino, have you looked at the 42mm Radiomir 337 or 338, or are you only looking at Luminors? They are very light and comfortable, and basically wear like 38-39mm dress watches.

I posted a photo of my 337 upthread. My first luxury watch and I love it. Spent a *long* time looking and musing before pulling the trigger. Went for the 337 because of the smaller size (and didn't like the magnified date on the 40mm Luminors). Would have preferred the 338, but couldn't find one.
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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

Yeah a little eccentric, but thats Patek flexing its horological musclesicon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

i really like it. the proportions of all the circles are really nice IMO. And I like the windows at the top and how they read in a more European Day Date Month. It's a more modern aesthetic to me, but still quite classic. And I have only seen it in pictures, but the hollow lugs are kind of interesting! the only thing i am not 100% sure about is the 24hr indicator. Unless I am in Vegas I can usually tell if it is day or night. But I guess it is helpful in setting the watch and quickly gives you the military time. I think I have come to prefer this over the 5146, but of course all of this is purely academic for me right now.
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Saw this one in the wild today, curious what others think about it. Model is Patek 5205G. I liked it but didnt love the three different windows at the top, I think I prefer the cleaner JLC MUT:

I'm not a fan of their annual calendar watches. I find the windows at the top distracting. If they did a version without the windows at the top I'd really like it a lot. I'd love a simpler Calatrava with a moon phase indicator.
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Saw this one in the wild today, curious what others think about it. Model is Patek 5205G. I liked it but didnt love the three different windows at the top, I think I prefer the cleaner JLC MUT:


I used to think it nice, but have you handled it IRL? Oddly enough, feels and looks toy-like... very unusual for a PP!

The dial is very "flat", the watch is a little lighter than I expected, and the bezel proportions are a bit strange with the dial concentric circles going on.

While I have only seen photos and not handled it IRL (and likely never will...), IMO the best looking annual calendar from the house of PP would be the recent Tiffany-only edition. nod[1].gif
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