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post #21901 of 34120
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Mimo, have you tried on the Rads? They sit very differently than the Luminors, and I kinda dig it.

 

Day off, bored in the afternoon...time for some tyre-kicking in the ever-empty Panerai boutique: I've tried the base Luminor before, and it's the most reasonably priced and, imho the "definitive" Panerai.  But given your suggestion, I tried some fancier options that caught my eye:

 

I continue to be surprised by how "wearable" these boys are in the flesh.  This 323 thing has a GMT subdial (and I like the centre second hand they've added) and 10 day power reserve, and is a monstrous 47mm of lumpy steel automatic.  I suppose because it has the wire loop instead of lugs, the feel of it is much smaller.  I was really surprised by how easy it wears.  I love that strap too.  Trivial, perhaps, but the whole thing was very appealing.

 

 

 

Then the 346 - 8 Days power reserve, manual, in titanium.  And this is weird.  45mm case, but the combination of the wire and the lightweight case, it felt like a toy after the previous one.  Love the brown dial, but, forgive me if my ignorance is shining through, it didn't feel like a "proper" Panerai.  More of a compromise, a half-hearted, embarrassed effort.  Despite being big, I just think if it's a Panerai, it should feel just a touch ridiculous!  I liked it, but it didn't make me feel like enough of a douchebag!

 

 

 

And so back to Luminor.  And this, the 423.  This is the watch that should be unwearably douche-sized: 47mm steel case with chunky lugs and that huge crown guard.  I love the asymmetric dial layout, the "dirty" lume, and basically all of it.  And the fact is, although it's big and it's heavy, fat mimo in cargo pants and a polo shirt on his day off, felt great in it.  But it's ten grand.  There are a lot of things you can get for ten grand.  This is a very dangerous attraction.

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

By the way, I tried the Tank Solo on today. It was too girly. I would rather have a Reverso on my wrist.  The standard Grande Taille with its cool small seconds, is the quintessential Reverso, much more manly, and only about $6500 new.  I will have something nice engraved on the back of the case and post lots of pictures.

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post #21902 of 34120
112 dresses up reasonably well on black croc.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

smile.gif all true!

also, even though i i have no issue wearing the 112 with a suit, i do usually wear it with a SC and trou, or chinos and casual wear. generally i wear my JLC with a suit as i feel it is more congruous, but it has been "in the shop."
post #21903 of 34120
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GO REVERSO!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

+1
post #21904 of 34120
mimo - those all look great on you. i think the 323 and 423 look best, with a slight edge to the 423.
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Originally Posted by Flake View Post

112 dresses up reasonably well on black croc.

may have to get on of those.
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+1

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post #21905 of 34120
Looking good on you, Mimo

The 323 is a grail of sorts for me. I would love to see one sometime. Buying unseen may be unwise..

I LOVE the 346. Amazing watch. More subdued, yes but this is a great way to own a PAM without feeling "ridiculous" wink.gif That thing can't be cheap.

the 423 is my least favorite. I've never liked OP's PR indicators on the dial for the most part. It just looks off.


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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Day off, bored in the afternoon...time for some tyre-kicking in the ever-empty Panerai boutique: I've tried the base Luminor before, and it's the most reasonably priced and, imho the "definitive" Panerai.  But given your suggestion, I tried some fancier options that caught my eye:

I continue to be surprised by how "wearable" these boys are in the flesh.  This 323 thing has a GMT subdial (and I like the centre second hand they've added) and 10 day power reserve, and is a monstrous 47mm of lumpy steel automatic.  I suppose because it has the wire loop instead of lugs, the feel of it is much smaller.  I was really surprised by how easy it wears.  I love that strap too.  Trivial, perhaps, but the whole thing was very appealing.





Then the 346 - 8 Days power reserve, manual, in titanium.  And this is weird.  45mm case, but the combination of the wire and the lightweight case, it felt like a toy after the previous one.  Love the brown dial, but, forgive me if my ignorance is shining through, it didn't feel like a "proper" Panerai.  More of a compromise, a half-hearted, embarrassed effort.  Despite being big, I just think if it's a Panerai, it should feel just a touch ridiculous!  I liked it, but it didn't make me feel like enough of a douchebag!





And so back to Luminor.  And this, the 423.  This is the watch that should be unwearably douche-sized: 47mm steel case with chunky lugs and that huge crown guard.  I love the asymmetric dial layout, the "dirty" lume, and basically all of it.  And the fact is, although it's big and it's heavy, fat mimo in cargo pants and a polo shirt on his day off, felt great in it.  But it's ten grand.  There are a lot of things you can get for ten grand.  This is a very dangerous attraction.



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post #21906 of 34120
Waiting for my Coke bezel to put on this, what is next?

post #21907 of 34120
as promised, some pics of the "new" watch. iphone pics though, hope to get some DSLR action on monday.

hope you guys enjoy!







ZOMG EVEN MOAR PICS!!!!!111!! (Click to show)







with a new friend.


post #21908 of 34120
^^^^ SWEET!
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Forex - nice as it is!

 

Stitch - you've just made a great advertisement for the Squadra!  And the Panny doesn't look bad either.

 

 

RN -

 

The 346 is the most expensive, about $13-14k I think.  But if I wanted a more understated diver's watch to wear with anything, I'd maybe get a Seamaster or a Submariner for a lot less dough.  I just don't see the point of making a 45mm dive watch and then trying to make it subtle.  The only thing I really loved about it was the matte brown dial.  That really appeals to me.

 

The 323 I get.  It's huge but doesn't feel it, and yet it looks like a "real" Panerai to me; I think it might be surprisingly easy to live with.  It's about a grand or so cheaper than the 346 if I recall correctly.

 

But I really loved that PR indicator on the 423, because for me, the OP small seconds needs something to balance it.  I find the odd juxtaposition but similar style of the PR just perfect for that.  If it had the brown dial too it would be sensational, but the "dirty" lume is almost as good.  Of them all, the 423 stole my heart I think.  Each to his own! (And I agree, Stitchy!)

post #21910 of 34120
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post


the 423 is my least favorite. I've never liked OP's PR indicators on the dial for the most part. It just looks off.

 

I agree. I think it's just a poor choice of font/kerning for the words "Power Reserve". Every time I see it, I think it was designed in Microsoft Word. 

post #21911 of 34120
that strap is so nice, Stitch. Love the color, pattern, and it goes great with that superb Reverso

well done on all accounts

Mimo - even though it's technically a dive watch, most would agree the Rads are more suited to casual affair. If you see it that way, I think most of these Rads make great casual watches. There's just no way I could lump Radiomirs in the same category as the Seamster and Submariner, etc. Panerai do make proper sportier/dive watches that I think are unabashedly "DIVER-esque". For the Rads we just have to remove that 'dive watch' tag from our brain wink.gif

Though, it's got good WR for completeness sake!
post #21912 of 34120
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

^^^^ SWEET!
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

that strap is so nice, Stitch. Love the color, pattern, and it goes great with that superb Reverso
well done on all accounts
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Stitch - you've just made a great advertisement for the Squadra!  And the Panny doesn't look bad either.

thanks, guys! much appreciated.
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But I really loved that PR indicator on the 423, because for me, the OP small seconds needs something to balance it.  I find the odd juxtaposition but similar style of the PR just perfect for that.  If it had the brown dial too it would be sensational, but the "dirty" lume is almost as good.  Of them all, the 423 stole my heart I think.  Each to his own! (And I agree, Stitchy!)

EXACTLY!!!!
post #21913 of 34120
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

By the way, I tried the Tank Solo on today. It was very nice on the wrist, but I can't help but think that I would rather have a Reverso on my wrist. Particularly, the 1931. So I am leaning more towards that now. Time to start saving money for a supplement smile.gif.
 

Hard to compare an entry level Tank (with basic outsourced movement) with a Reverso Tribute 1931.  Its really no contest.  If you can swing the price difference, my vote would be for the 1931.  If not, the Tank is a pretty good fall back position.  

 

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Originally Posted by forex View Post

Waiting for my Coke bezel to put on this, what is next?

Very nice.  Brings back lots of good memories of my first Rolex, a black bezel GMT in the 1980s. 

post #21914 of 34120
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

as promised, some pics of the "new" watch. iphone pics though, hope to get some DSLR action on monday.

hope you guys enjoy!


ZOMG EVEN MOAR PICS!!!!!111!! (Click to show)

The new strap looks fantastic on the Reverso.  Enjoy it.

post #21915 of 34120

hanky looks awesome too!!

 

also agreed about reverso v tank

 

no comparison, but neither is the price.

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