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post #26191 of 36765

That PAM is one sexy piece.  As for the Kate photos I will have to look while at home.

post #26192 of 36765
I hear that zippyh

Forgive my ignorance, could you enlighten me?

Yours has 'Panerai' above 6. The one I'm looking at has black seal above the 6. Is this just dependent on year of manufacture etc?

In addition I've found a seemingly similar 380 new at UK£3100 when the previously owned one I'm looking at is 3250, curious...
post #26193 of 36765
I think the one you're looking at is a G Series. G series was the first year for the 183.
Mine is an H Series.

I think the G Series has the PANERAI decoration on the movement.
Mine has the cotes de geneve.
post #26194 of 36765
Regretfully had to sell my GP this past summer due to leaving my last company. Cleaned up the watch wish list as well, as I had too many (especially considering the lifetime maintenance cost they would total). The Speedy Pro and Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo have become the two contenders to purchase and hold during my lifetime. Meanwhile, a Hamilton may or may not find it's way into the box in the near future.

Until then, this is my latest acquisition and small project. I figured I would grab it as it has the newer Seiko NH35a hackable/hand-winding auto movement. A few conservative modifications and I'm happy with it. I've been able to regulate to ~+1/day smile.gif

• New hand set (10watches.com)
• Grind-brushed case sides (to evenly remove Invicta engraving)
• Invicta tag removed from dial
• Cyclops removed (personal preference)
• Brushed bracelet



post #26195 of 36765
Forex, two great pics and excellent timepieces.
post #26196 of 36765

This watch modification business is dangerously fascinating.  And yours looks nice.  But rather like modifying a new car, or any car to a great degree, it begs the question: at what point might you be better off just buying one you already like? :)

post #26197 of 36765
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I think the one you're looking at is a G Series. G series was the first year for the 183.
Mine is an H Series.

I think the G Series has the PANERAI decoration on the movement.
Mine has the cotes de geneve.

Thanks for the steer

Found this quote from a pan site-

There is nothing at all wrong with the 183 and if you can locate a G series it would be even better, a short initial production run with a different dial to all subsequent and current production. "Panerai" & "Black Seal" positions are reversed and the G series has a prettier decorated movement, which as a Untitas 6497 is pretty bulletproof.
post #26198 of 36765
Mini-Speedy, fresh from a long and expensive overhaul. 13 years young!
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post #26199 of 36765
^^ I love Speedies of all sizes. Beautiful!
post #26200 of 36765
^ That Speedmaster Reduced is dope.
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Regretfully had to sell my GP this past summer due to leaving my last company. Cleaned up the watch wish list as well, as I had too many (especially considering the lifetime maintenance cost they would total). The Speedy Pro and Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo have become the two contenders to purchase and hold during my lifetime. Meanwhile, a Hamilton may or may not find it's way into the box in the near future.
Until then, this is my latest acquisition and small project. I figured I would grab it as it has the newer Seiko NH35a hackable/hand-winding auto movement. A few conservative modifications and I'm happy with it. I've been able to regulate to ~+1/day smile.gif

• New hand set (10watches.com)
• Grind-brushed case sides (to evenly remove Invicta engraving)
• Invicta tag removed from dial
• Cyclops removed (personal preference)
• Brushed bracelet
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Nice. Where did you have the mods done?
post #26201 of 36765
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Killing time at the airport with my Moser while waiting for the flight.. Indoor picture, hence the crappy shot..
post #26202 of 36765

^^^ The black dial version is stunning.

post #26203 of 36765
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

^ That Speedmaster Reduced is dope.
Nice. Where did you have the mods done?

Did them myself : )
post #26204 of 36765
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

This watch modification business is dangerously fascinating.  And yours looks nice.  But rather like modifying a new car, or any car to a great degree, it begs the question: at what point might you be better off just buying one you already like? smile.gif

I would but I can't afford to at the moment (I won't be buying a Submariner). I bought this one because I was curious about the new Seiko movement and I wanted a little project to do. I have lots of years left and two timepieces to target. More important things are taking up the larger fund pools at the moment. I have time.
post #26205 of 36765
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Did them myself : )

Well done!

Btw, which Invicta is that? They have like a bazillion different watches. I didn't know that some of their watches use Seiko movements.
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