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post #17896 of 39116
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

42mm
?

I don't know ...

Actually, I am contemplating a 42mm Panerai, as I sold my 111 a couple of years ago and looking to replace it with something smaller: I was thinking about the 337 Radiomir. The 1940 case is a bit of a bastard looks-wise, without the wire lugs and the onion crown that I assosiate with Radiomirs ...

I think the 337 wins this one, but on the wrist my verdict might be different smile.gif

post #17897 of 39116
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post


I think the 337 wins this one


The moment I wrote that, I found these pics, and I must admit the 512 it looks pretty good. Maybe even better than the 337.
I even find the fake patinaed "tritium" attractive shog[1].gif



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^ I think the faux patina can be alright if done very subtly.

I asked about the 512 as I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it.

On one hand, I think the 1940 case is a rather successful combo of the 30's Radiomir and the 50's Luminor. The slimness and reduced size looks like they'll make it easy to wear. And I like the crown and how it (at least in pics) looks flatter than the 399 one.

OTOH, I can see the argument for the wire lugs and onion crown if you're going Radiomir. And I'm wondering if the slimness actually makes the 512 too dainty for a PAM confused.gif

As for reduced sizes on PAMs, I don't think it works with Luminors but I like the Radiomir 337 - though I think I might have preferred it as a base model.

Actually, I think a 42mm base Radiomir could be a perfect partner for a Luminor Marina. Brown dial and cream coloured luminova, please biggrin.gif
post #17899 of 39116
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

The moment I wrote that, I found these pics, and I must admit the 512 it looks pretty good. Maybe even better than the 337.
I even find the fake patinaed "tritium" attractive shog[1].gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


would kop.
post #17900 of 39116
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Thanks, Kaplan!

The colours in the photo look true-to-life on my monitor. The bezel insert has indeed faded to a purplish-blue colour, while the matte dial is a deep charcoal gray or near-black, regardless of lighting conditions. There might be a bit of blue sky reflected in the crystal, though.

I see that you're no anti-NATe-ite. That olive strap is indeed from Timefactors. The quality seems far better this time than the last batch I ordered, although you really can't complain for the cost. Still, the new ones seem to be impervious to fraying at the holes and ends. The hardware on them is top-notch, too.

Here's another photo that shows the insert and dial colour...

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I know this was posted a while back, but I am just catching up on reading some posts now. That is a great looking watch, and it looks good on that strap. Continue enjoying it.

-LR
post #17901 of 39116
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

A friend of mine had one with an MOP dial for about a month.  He found it too difficult to read the time and the subdials were practically invisible.  He felt it lost a lot of its functionality with the MOP.  Later on he purchased one with a regular dial. 

I love Daytonas.  Below are a few quick pix of 2 of my Daytonas.







Good looking Daytona's Dino. I am still on the search for mine.

-LR
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


would kop.

 

As if that's a short list....lol8[1].gif

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

As if that's a short list....lol8%5B1%5D.gif

le sigh. if only.
post #17904 of 39116
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Originally Posted by ljrcustom View Post

I know this was posted a while back, but I am just catching up on reading some posts now. That is a great looking watch, and it looks good on that strap. Continue enjoying it.
-LR
Thank you! I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again: if I had to go with one watch, this would without a doubt be the choice. I've always liked pilot's watches for their function-first design, and for the sentimental reason that my grandfather taught RCAF pilots how to fly during WWII and went on to work in aviation for the rest of his life. Not only do I love every detail about the 1675, but this one was also made in the same year that I was. I couldn't ask for a better watch, and I feel fortunate every time I wear it, which is more often than any other one I have — it's on my wrist as I type this, in fact!

Here's a photo of that black bezel insert on another 1675:


photo from WingTsun
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post #17906 of 39116
Nice fade....dial / hands / insert.

Sweet icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Quick photo comparison of two favorite designs from the 1970s.

 

post #17908 of 39116
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Originally Posted by ljrcustom View Post


Good looking Daytona's Dino. I am still on the search for mine.

-LR

Wishing you much lucky on the journey to finding the right one!

post #17909 of 39116
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Quick photo comparison of two favorite designs from the 1970s.

 

 

Love these two models!  I actually tried the AP earlier this morning while I was picking up receipts/appraisals at my AD.  Sits very nicely on the wrist, although I prefer my Nautilus (eh, same designer).  

 

I also tried on the Perpetual Datograph 410.025 from ALS.  Formidable presence and height.  A steal for $164,800 retail!

 

No, I did not purchase any pieces today - at least for me.  I did finalize a purchase for the wife for Valentine's....

post #17910 of 39116
Oyster Quartz is about 36 mm, right?
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