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panerai watch questions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by web.boards, May 14, 2011.

  1. web.boards

    web.boards Active Member

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    I like the look of Panerai watches.

    1. In the $5k price range, what other watches might I look at with a similar style?

    2 Would you consider these to be classic watches, by that, I mean that they have the characteristics that will make them remain stylish in the future?

    Thanks.
     
  2. watchsnob

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    Panerai's went out of style in the 90s.

    In that price range, take a look at IWC, Ulysse Nardin or Zenith....or for just a little more, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breguet, Audemars Piguet,
     
  3. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    They're cool. Get a simple black dial. Don't worry about them being out of fashion. They're having something of a resurgence with the whole massive watch explosion.

    There's not that much similar. I'd say some of the new 45.5mm Omega POs (especially Liquid Metal) have a similar vibe but are considered more classic.
     
  4. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    there are homages of panerai out there with similar looks. why spend 5K on a wannabe? just get the real deal.

    if you are asking whether the style of the watch will be trendy in a few years, nobody knows.

    the base luminor is pretty classic to me. don't really like the 1950s cases as much.
     
  5. Twotone

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    I'd get a gently used one for 1/2 MSRP or less from the original owner. Many come up for sale on a regular basis on timezone.com Wear it for a few years and sell it for what you paid if you get board with it.

    Twotone
     
  6. Jangofett

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    Er wasnt Panerai slammed for using cheap made in china parts? Or was that Breitling?
    The fat big chunky watch look may not be in vogue for long. A classic look will have better longevity especially if you only intend to get one expensive timepiece.
     
  7. Patek

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    Er wasnt Panerai slammed for using cheap made in china parts? Or was that Breitling?
    The fat big chunky watch look may not be in vogue for long. A classic look will have better longevity especially if you only intend to get one expensive timepiece.


    What he said!

    Nothing classic about gaudy.
     
  8. gwolf

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    don't own one but i'm okay with them. anonimo is similar. also oris aviation bc4. a lil bit.

    *hides from paneristis*
     
  9. blofeld

    blofeld Senior member

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    I like the look of Panerai watches.

    1. In the $5k price range, what other watches might I look at with a similar style?

    2 Would you consider these to be classic watches, by that, I mean that they have the characteristics that will make them remain stylish in the future?

    Thanks.


    If you like it, then buy it? who the cares what these fags think?
     
  10. HoopzDreamz

    HoopzDreamz Active Member

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    I suggest a PAM 000 or a PAM 0005.

    I see PAM as a "classic" weekend watch, not so much of a dress watch though.
     
  11. web.boards

    web.boards Active Member

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    What about in the $2,500 price range? Can anyone recommend a watch that looks like these in this price range?

    Thanks.
     
  12. Winot

    Winot Senior member

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    I like the Panerai look but not the size. Some models are 42m (Radiomir) or even 40mm (Luminor) but seem hard to come by, new (in London) or s/hand. I also want it to be manual wound. Any ideas?

    Also, is there a single web source which displays model number, picture, size and movement (i.e. automatic or manual)?
     
  13. 17 Seconds

    17 Seconds Well-Known Member

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    Buy a gently used Panerai from Timezone, etc. You can definitely get one in that price range. I picked up a great basic Luminor for around that. Also, +1 for buying something you want. You want a Panerai? Buy one. While I appreciate the fact that watchsnob has a spot-on name, he couldn't be farther from the truth about Panerai's.

    Enjoy your new watch, whatever it is.
     
  14. miurasv

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    They are very well made and robust watches and have a large following. They did not go out of style in the'90s. Quite the oppositte in fact. I do think they are over priced but hey ho. I would prefer a JLC if you want something different from a Rolex but I would just get a Rolex. I love them.
     
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    What about in the $2,500 price range? Can anyone recommend a watch that looks like these in this price range?

    Thanks.


    Anonimo
     
  16. francoamerican

    francoamerican Senior member

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    What about in the $2,500 price range? Can anyone recommend a watch that looks like these in this price range?

    Thanks.


    Sinn and Bell & Ross New Officer line are a couple types that I like.

    However, if it's a *large* "tool" watch you want, I believe you'd be hard press to find something more "original" and "classic" in terms of large watches than a panerai.

    Yes there was the IWC portugese, but that's far dressier.

    I can see the argument against large watches too, but that's not what you're asking about.
     
  17. DerekS

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    Ive owned a bakers dozen of panerais. Aesthetically, i really like them. id recommend the 112, basic black dial, hand wind, leather strap. There isnt many watches that look similar until you get to really cheap hommages.
     
  18. web.boards

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    Sinn and Bell & Ross New Officer line are a couple types that I like.

    However, if it's a *large* "tool" watch you want, I believe you'd be hard press to find something more "original" and "classic" in terms of large watches than a panerai.

    Yes there was the IWC portugese, but that's far dressier.

    I can see the argument against large watches too, but that's not what you're asking about.


    What do you mean by "tool" watch? I'm not sure what this means?

    Thanks.
     
  19. Winot

    Winot Senior member

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    Need some advice about buying a Panerai in London.

    I've decided I'd like the PAM 338 model, which is the Radiomir 42mm titanium finish. The only lead I have is in Selfridges, where they have two on order (one of the two being reserved) at a price of GBP 5300.

    The trouble is (and all credit to the seller's honesty), they (a) don't know when Panerai will release the watches and (b) they require a GBP 1000 deposit to even get a look in.

    So I am faced with a prospect of having GBP 1000 tied up for a slim (perhaps non-existent) chance of getting the watch (obviously if it doesn't materialise then at some point I get the deposit back).

    I have asked in Wempe and Watches of Switzerland but they seemed even less hope ful of getting anything.

    Anyone know of any other sources?
     
  20. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Tool watch = watch that serves a purpose first beyond mere aesthetics. i.e., a diver watch serves it's function as a watch for a diver first, and a watch for aesthetics second.
     

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