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post #26176 of 39300
Gents,

Any assistance and guidance would be very much appreciated. I'm in awe at your timepieces and suffice to say I'm always learning.

Prior to SF involvement I bought my first automatic, see below, an Oris. To be frank I just wanted an automatic watch and I loved the rose gold. It has been battered about but I still love the look.

My second watch was a 40th birthday gift from my wife. I've always liked a Rolex and will wear it anywhere.

I love both watches, which I suppose is the important personal preference thing. Though I'm sure if I known then what I know now then I may not have either.

My quandary now is that I have been trying to ignore a couple of itches but can resist no longer.

I'm wrestling with IWC v Panerai. The IWCs I like are out of my range but I think the Pan itch has always been the one. So, today I trotted off to look at the Panerai below. I loved it! The store have it on sale at £3250, previously owned, and a tentative enquiry at any potential reduction was not discouraged. Personally I'd like a different strap I think, just like TC's

So, is it an everyday watch? Is it good with a suit/SC as well as relaxed? Anything will be greatly appreciated.

I suppose it looks very different to my pair, so certainly will make an impact.

In conclusion please accept my apologies for the poor photographs...

AppleMark

post #26177 of 39300
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Originally Posted by Keen View Post
 

I'll just leave this here...

 

 

 

Sports Illustrated: Kate Upton bodypaint photos


I love you, Kate.

 

And for posting this here, I love you too, Keen.  But in a manly way.

 

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Hallo peeps! Old pic, but I'm wearing this one today: Keith's AWESOME EXPLORER (Click to show)







 
And on the pressing topic of Upton in body paint....#17 (the last pic) gets my vote.... *come hither*

 

I love you, Explorer.

 

And you too, Keith.  But in a masculine way.


Edited by no frills - 11/8/13 at 11:01am
post #26178 of 39300
lol frilly.
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that panny is great and i love the strap. is it suede?
post #26179 of 39300
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Thanks, Dino, really appreciate your guidance, as always! I kind of have to chuckle as I'm googling around looking at AP wrist shots. So many people choose watches that are ridiculously large for their wrists. It leads me to believe that the 41mm is going to be chunkier than I've anticipated.

Jeans and cashmere on a quiet friday. I cannot get enough of this setup!

Hi TC,

 

Glad to be of help.  As you may imagine, I spent a lot of time researching and trying on various APs (including the ones you are considering) before making my choice. There really isn't a bad choice, its simply what fits your wrist and your lifestyle best.  The 41mm is a chunky watch, but not impossibly large.  If you have an average size wrist it will look fine.

 

I agree there are a lot of  people that buy watches that look cartoonishly too large for their wrists.  But to each his own.  

 

P.S.  the PAM looks great on that strap!

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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Gents,

Any assistance and guidance would be very much appreciated. I'm in awe at your timepieces and suffice to say I'm always learning.

I'm wrestling with IWC v Panerai. The IWCs I like are out of my range but I think the Pan itch has always been the one. So, today I trotted off to look at the Panerai below. I loved it! The store have it on sale at £3250, previously owned, and a tentative enquiry at any potential reduction was not discouraged. Personally I'd like a different strap I think, just like TC's

So, is it an everyday watch? Is it good with a suit/SC as well as relaxed? Anything will be greatly appreciated.

I suppose it looks very different to my pair, so certainly will make an impact.

In conclusion please accept my apologies for the poor photographs...

AppleMark

The Panerai is certainly different from your current watches.  Whether its a good everyday watch, depends on your place of work, the type of work your do (very active vs desk job), and your hobbies.   For me a Panerai would just be a casual watch, and not something I'd wear with a suit.  If I were in the watch or jewelry industry then maybe I could wear it with a suit.  But I work in a conservative field and wearing something that large would seem too blingy, and its just not conservative or dressy enough for certain occasions.  Even if I were in a less conservative field its not a watch I'd choose to wear with a suit.  However, you might be in a totally different work environment and a Panerai could get a lot of wrist time from you.  Only you can decide if its the right choice for you.  Good luck with whatever you decide.  

post #26180 of 39300
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

I'm wrestling with IWC v Panerai. The IWCs I like are out of my range but I think the Pan itch has always been the one. So, today I trotted off to look at the Panerai below. I loved it! The store have it on sale at £3250, previously owned, and a tentative enquiry at any potential reduction was not discouraged. Personally I'd like a different strap I think, just like TC's

So, is it an everyday watch? Is it good with a suit/SC as well as relaxed? Anything will be greatly appreciated.

That's a great looking watch, and one of the nice things about Panerais is that it's so easy to change out the straps. Even though I have my shirts made with a left cuff large enough to accomodate a big watch, I don't wear the Panny with a suit, it's just too chunky and sporty looking. However, I find the Radiomir to be more elegant and less sporty than the Luminor, so perhaps with a black alligator strap it might look dressy enough for a suit. Good luck in the decision, it's a great candidate!
post #26181 of 39300
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

lol frilly.
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that panny is great and i love the strap. is it suede?

I guess so, I'm just trying to find out if it is the original strap. You like it, I'm a little unsure. I'll certainly bow to your experience and judgement...

If I buy another strap are they easy to swap or better if I get an expert on the job?
post #26182 of 39300
[quote The Panerai is certainly different from your current watches.  Whether its a good everyday watch, depends on your place of work, the type of work your do (very active vs desk job), and your hobbies.   For me a Panerai would just be a casual watch, and not something I'd wear with a suit.  If I were in the watch or jewelry industry then maybe I could wear it with a suit.  But I work in a conservative field and wearing something that large would seem too blingy, and its just not conservative or dressy enough for certain occasions.  Even if I were in a less conservative field its not a watch I'd choose to wear with a suit.  However, you might be in a totally different work environment and a Panerai could get a lot of wrist time from you.  Only you can decide if its the right choice for you.  Good luck with whatever you decide.  
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Many thanks Dino. I get it.

I'm an interpreter so bling is not the way. That said I don't work 24/7...

I feel you guys are tipping me over the edge
post #26183 of 39300
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

That's a great looking watch, and one of the nice things about Panerais is that it's so easy to change out the straps. Even though I have my shirts made with a left cuff large enough to accomodate a big watch, I don't wear the Panny with a suit, it's just too chunky and sporty looking. However, I find the Radiomir to be more elegant and less sporty than the Luminor, so perhaps with a black alligator strap it might look dressy enough for a suit. Good luck in the decision, it's a great candidate!

Thanks TC

I really like the Radiomir too as I think it has a more sophisticated look about it.

Apologies too for not being up to speed with multi quoting
post #26184 of 39300
Cleav - the Rad looks great on you. Can't comment on the price as I'm unsure of which model that is in particular

Though the Radiomirs do not have the quick strap change system of the newer Luminors, they are still extremely easy to change. Just need a screwdriver (and maybe some scotch tape)
post #26185 of 39300
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Cleav - the Rad looks great on you. Can't comment on the price as I'm unsure of which model that is in particular

Though the Radiomirs do not have the quick strap change system of the newer Luminors, they are still extremely easy to change. Just need a screwdriver (and maybe some scotch tape)

Thanks mguy. I believe it to be a black seal 380. I'm going to trawl for price info.

I'm going to assume that the scotch tape is a protection thing against scratches etc good tip
post #26186 of 39300
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Also, I am thinking of getting a Rolex Oyster Perpetual (116000) with blue dial, it has the Exlorer dial sans hands and is dressy enough (36mm). Thoughts on that watch as a dressier Rolex?
post #26187 of 39300
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

I guess so, I'm just trying to find out if it is the original strap. You like it, I'm a little unsure. I'll certainly bow to your experience and judgement...
If I buy another strap are they easy to swap or better if I get an expert on the job?


bow to no man. make sure the strap is one you like.

if its OEM is will be stamped panerai on the inside of the strap.

as mentioned, swap is super easy.
post #26188 of 39300
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

bow to no man. make sure the strap is one you like.

if its OEM is will be stamped panerai on the inside of the strap.

as mentioned, swap is super easy.

Thanks stitches, much appreciated

Just seen similar pannys with strap described as aged/vintaged wt*?

Looks like I may make a phone call in the morning to the store. Negotiation time! fight[1].gif Exciting times
post #26189 of 39300
good luck and godspeed!!
post #26190 of 39300
Get the Black Seal. Of all my Panerai, it's the one I wear the most.
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