whaddayamean overrate? from the post i've read lately i have the impression most members, or at least most of the more opinionated members w/ regards to watches, aren't panerai fans at all.
Appeal of Panerai? - Page 4
Is 40mm small enough? They make some Radiomirs in that size.
I am a actually a bundle of raging neuroses, but I type calmly.
So, that's what I know about Panerai. Like them or not, it's safe to say that there was no thought given to market appeal or fashion trends when the giant 47mm Panerai Radiomir was developed.
My brother is a huge Panerai fan and at first I didn't get it. I have always been pretty basic with my watches, owning an Omega SMP and a JLC Dualtime for dressier occasions. At some point this year, I was looking for a rugged looking watch. I was in the Cayman Islands and walked into one of the plentiful watch boutiques. I tried a Panerai on..and I was glued to it. I went with a 112 because as they say, "base is ace!"
I'm not going to argue with people about the marketing machine that is Panerai. You're probably right. But I love them and the watch truly spoke to me. I wear it every weekend.
What i sthe appeal of Panerai watches? This i not a knock on them, as I understand people like things for different reasons. I personally don't understand why they are interesting or attractive or otherwise worthwhile. But there must be something to it. Or is it just that you either get it or you don't, and I don't?
What i sthe appeal of Panerai watches? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
tacky. on the other hand my architecture friend loves them for their simplicity. go figure.
i didn't see your post before. I really respect your sense of style and a few things i got aware dealing with you. so take my tacky comment not too serious. much appreciated.
Not in the community but i really like the watches. I got my eyes on Panerai ten years ago but didn´t have the funds to buy one, saved up for one and got a PAM177 six years ago. The reason i got interested in the brand is because (i like the design of course) i have a background in SF/military diving. Felt like the right watch for me and don´t care what others think