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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Stitchy, the Pam 210 is a great choice, one of the few I would consider should I ever pick up another Pammy. I think the Radiomir lends itself perfectly to a base dial, but (without checking) they don't have something like this anymore, do they? (Actually, I think my perfect Panerai would be a reduced Radiomir (42mm), steel with solid caseback, brown base dial and a slightly curved crystal (plexi or sapphire).)

i dont know what the current line up is, but you can always find a 210 around. i am a sucker for sapphire case-backs though, so id always prefer that route, and im glad the 112 and 210 both have that feature. not an amazing looking movement, but nice to look at.

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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

This is one of the most gorgeous watch's I've ever seen

isnt it though!
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both those JLCs on ostrich are great fellas! nod[1].gif

and Superfluous.. I second Stitchy... that Glashutte is indeed lovely.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Did someone say navy croc?

y8upyny9.jpg
 

I absolutely love that strap! Black and brown are to normal, the blue pops!
Frills good choice mate! :fonz:

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Stitchy, the Pam 210 is a great choice, one of the few I would consider should I ever pick up another Pammy. I think the Radiomir lends itself perfectly to a base dial, but (without checking) they don't have something like this anymore, do they? (Actually, I think my perfect Panerai would be a reduced Radiomir (42mm), steel with solid caseback, brown base dial and a slightly curved crystal (plexi or sapphire).)


On straps for the MUT, I'll second both Dino (I don't like ostrich, exept maybe from the leg, which I don't believe looks as plagued?, and not a fan of light straps, but I had to get one to find that out), and Stitchy, with his dark brown gator suggestion. Something along the lines of Cleav's Radiomir strap (without the contrasting stitching), would be perfect, I think.
Isn't the Reverso's dial silver as well?

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i dont know what the current line up is, but you can always find a 210 around. i am a sucker for sapphire case-backs though, so id always prefer that route, and im glad the 112 and 210 both have that feature. not an amazing looking movement, but nice to look at.
isnt it though!

Current line up has two Rads, 337 and 439 both 42mm

The value though, for me, will be the 210 market.

Beauty

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I love that Reverso
post #28535 of 33891
The 337 definitely comes close to what I have in mind, had it come with a base dial (no seconds). And, as blasphemous and un-historically correct as it may be, I would prefer an automatic movement.

Mostly I just find it strange that they don't offer a base Radiomir.
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Originally Posted by MatthewG18 View Post

I absolutely love that strap! Black and brown are to normal, the blue pops!

Frills good choice mate! fing02%5B1%5D.gif

Agreed, that is a great, great picture. And my favorite of Frilly's watches.
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Stitchy and Cleav - the 210 is awesome. Used to be so desired but kind of got lost in the past few years with all the attention on the new models. But you can't beat that classic and I think people are realizing it now..

again, might make an exception for the 210 even though no date. But for me - the 190.. that is scrumptious

R
Edited by rnguy001 - 1/27/14 at 6:55am
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RNG, the190 is indeed a real bloke's watch nod[1].gif
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210 is where its at for me for the simplicity of it all. 2 hands, sandwich dial, sapphire case back, onion crown, classic design. thats what i want.
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Get it Stitch - it's delicious

R
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I need a day counter on a watch so the 210 would be out.  I find myself looking at my watch before I look at the corner of a computer screen for the date.  Do they make a Rad 42mm with date only and no small seconds.  Too many PAMs out there I don't know where to start.

 

Edit: Does the 512 have a date version?

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JB There are options there in the line up and with a stark choice, for me.

The RAD California is 47mm PAM 424






RAD 3 Days 421






and 514 or 515








I think you're right, there is a lot out there, you've rightly made this point before. For me it's about assessing what we are looking for then doing a little research and Boom!
post #28543 of 33891
I don't believe there are any Pams with a date and no seconds. (edit: As I can see above, I was wrong.)

Personally I dislike dates on a Panerai, but check Pam 62:

panerai-pam-62-radiomir-white-gold-zenith-el-primero-movement_30187281.jpg

- 40mm, white gold and a Zenith el Primero movement. And if you have to live with a sub seconds on a Radiomir, this is nicely placed. Alternatively it should be placed all the way to the edge, like on a Luminor Marina (unlike the unfortunate placement on the 183 and 190).
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Kap, interesting you say that about the date on a Pam. I always thought the date is too small anyway
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

And I can definitely see where you stand with Ostrich. It does kind of look like leather with acne. But by that same logic, I guess you could say that gator looks scaley? Or lizard looks like dermatitis? It is a slippery slope! For me, ostrich is just so incredibly supple. I find it substantially more comfortable than gator. Also, at least from CF, a gator strap is something I need to save for. The 21mm lugs on the MUT Moon have their drawbacks.

To be honest, the only exotic skin that really interests me is croc or alligator, otherwise I'd prefer a nice simple calf skin.  While your comparison of other skins to other dermatology issues is entertaining, to me croc and alligator look elgant and luxurious.  Its rare for these vicious animals to grow to a certain size without sustaining battle wounds that reduce the value or usability of their skins. These animals are dangerous to man and their own kind,  often battling each other even when raised on farms etc.  The difficulty in getting good quality, undamaged skins is part of what causes croc or alligator to cost so much more than other exotic skins.

  

IMHO, lizard and python are road kill in many parts of the States, so I wouldn't consider paying a premium for them.  Ostrich, I just don't think looks luxurious or attractive (it looks like it needs Clearisil), nor is it that difficult to get good skins from them, so I see little reason to pay a premium for it.  But that's just my 2 cents. 

 

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

On straps for the MUT, I'll second both Dino (I don't like ostrich, exept maybe from the leg, which I don't believe looks as plagued?)

Yes, actually ostrich leg looks completely different, and loos more like a reptile skin.  It doesn't have the quill marks (acne).  I would give a passing mark to ostrich leg. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Earlier Dino asked for a lume shot of my Seiko, so here it is!

Very cool !!  Thanks for the lume shot Hayward. 

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