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hot damn!!! another blue/black GMT. love it.
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Originally Posted by Khal80 View Post

 

Will I get tired of the simplicity of the Nomos....or will i get tired of the open design on the chronomaster?

 

 

I generally dislike the "open dial" trend - unless the opening reveals a tourbillion.  But a regular Chronomaster, or any number of other Zenith chronographs (such as my beloved Captain, pictured below) would work.  The Nomos is lovely, but if you are thinking you might get bored with it, the answer is likely "yes".

 

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

I paid like $2800 for my 112. Now theyre around 5k on the grey market...I just cant believe how theyve jumped. Especially the SE historics...holy balls I wish i wouldve kept em a little longer and cashed in.

Yep
Got me thinking about selling my 190 again. Prices just keep climbing its not getting wrist time any more.
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I had been eyeing a Sinn U1 for a few years now and an immenint price increase persuaded me to pull the trigger on one this morning. Now the waiting game begins...

Had my eye on that one off and on for years. Let me know what you think about it when it arrives.
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On a side note, my PAM rubber strap is toast. Anyone know the best source for a replacement? TIA
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Nice BP - we don't see many around here. Your thoughts on it compared to other higher end brands? Love to hear thoughts from an owner..

I don't own any gold watches (yet), but when I do, I will definitely have it on a brown croc. Just love that warm color combo

I like the overall look, but what really attracted me was their approach to the home time function. The watch 'thinks' like I do. It is very intuitive for me. I think BP is a little overpriced for what it is, but liked the home time layout so much and got such a great deal on it I bit.

I will say the gold hands on black dial makes it hard to read in low light. That's my only complaint.

I like the new brown oem strap much better than the original black one. I expect it will get more wrist time now.
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An artisan watch is born...



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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

This thread has been on fire lately! Ill add one of yesterday's teaser photo I got from my future MIL. Rings and watch have landed.


damn a blueblack!!! I love my standard GMT IIc...those new bitones are sicknasty.

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Originally Posted by Flake View Post

Yep
Got me thinking about selling my 190 again. Prices just keep climbing its not getting wrist time any more.
dont do it. the 190 is fucking awesome.
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

On a side note, my PAM rubber strap is toast. Anyone know the best source for a replacement? TIA
ive been out of the loop for awhile but I always had fantastic dealings with Chad at the beverly hills boutique. OR check paneristi.com accessory corner...well trusted fellas there.
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

On a side note, my PAM rubber strap is toast. Anyone know the best source for a replacement? TIA
Can't tell you where to best get a new one (apart from the obvious suggestion of an AD), but since you're getting a new one, have you considered the alternate version? (I'm assuming the one you're replacing is the one that came with the watch?)

Here are a couple if pics of it (the first one mine, the second from the net):

l1020539.jpg

pamnewrubber.jpg

I prefer this one as it has less obvious branding than the Officine Panerai of the standard issue one, and I like the added ruggedness for a dive watch.
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you know, i have the other rubber strap, the one that says panerai straight down the band. i expected not to like it, but i loved it. it was super comfy and i thought it looked great too.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

you know, i have the other rubber strap, the one that says panerai straight down the band. i expected not to like it, but i loved it. it was super comfy and i thought it looked great too.

this. I was sure I would sell the strap as soon as i got it. I actually wore it quite a bit. And that says a lot with the drawer full of straps I had.
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Yes, thanks for the suggestion, but I really do like the original. Actually, upon reflection, the strap is not in bad shape, and it would probably be fine if I can just replace the keeper (is that the right term?), which is holding together by its last thread. Sorry for the newb questions, but is there an easy way to find a keeper that will fit and is a reasonably close match?
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

 

I generally dislike the "open dial" trend - unless the opening reveals a tourbillion.  But a regular Chronomaster, or any number of other Zenith chronographs (such as my beloved Captain, pictured below) would work.  The Nomos is lovely, but if you are thinking you might get bored with it, the answer is likely "yes".

 

Thanks...I do like the one you posted.

 

Zenith works in the budget...so have really been looking into them.

 

Thanks again

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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Yes, thanks for the suggestion, but I really do like the original. Actually, upon reflection, the strap is not in bad shape, and it would probably be fine if I can just replace the keeper (is that the right term?), which is holding together by its last thread. Sorry for the newb questions, but is there an easy way to find a keeper that will fit and is a reasonably close match?

im sure you could find a keeper on ebay, or a leather worker/cobbler that could make one.
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Whats the best way to check the prices on my PAM 111? Didn't realize the market has gotten that crazy. Bought mine new from an AD in 2005. Current lineup:

Chopard Mille Miglia
Franck Muller Casablanca 5750
Panerai PAM 111
Baume and Mercier Hampton Classic

Eyeing Milgauss
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