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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    For me, looking at PAMs is generally more enjoyable than trying them on. I think they make some great looking sport watches, but I've never found them to be very comfortable, so its a bit of a let down for me.
     


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    Quite a common thing from Panerai followers (date gets in the way).
     


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    Thanks Dino - interesting observation.
     


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    interesting. i find mine quite comfortable on the wrist. and as will all luxury watches, they always look better in person to me. :)


    yeah, i am also generally not a fan of the pannys with dates.
     


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    Yup they're pretty comfortable for me too. Would love to own a Rad one day.

    Alas, my OCD need to look at my watch for the date every hour prevents me from owning any watch without one. I prefer the non-cyclops dates on the newer PAMs for sure. I think they did a good job with the p9000 movements.
     


  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    lol, my 112 is the first watch i have ever had without a date. even after almost 3 months i still glance at it numerous times during the day to check the date.

    its always :fu: and then i check my cell phone. but i find the watch much more pleasing aesthetically without the date.
     
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    My brother has a 112 also and I definitely find it very awesome - a Luminor that is distinctly different from my 312. I can definitely understand why you think the dial is more balanced without the date

    Cheers

     


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    But they have the 40mm out now; just for guys with smaller wrist! You gotta try one on[​IMG]
     


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    I've seen them in person yet, but never tried them on.

    it's funny, just the other day after being inspired by dino I went to my AD to try on a RO. They didn't have them, their sister store does. So I will make a trip to try on panerai and AP RO in the coming weeks
     
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    Lol +1. Date is usually a basic requirement for me, but the Panerai dial is most aesthetically pleasing to me in its base form. The only thing I dislike about the 190 is that the small seconds dial replaces the "9."
     


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    They had a 40mm watch out years ago and I tried it. I didn't notice a comfort improvement over the regular sized PAMs that were 42 & 44. Also, I don't think I would purchase what might be considered a "Mid sized" PAM, as if I ever got tired of it and wanted to sell/trade it, its smaller size would probably reduce its resale value and/or reduce the ease of finding another buyer. I really like the design of the Luminor but I think its just not a watch for me.
     


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    :cheers:


    buy both ! :teach: :)


    sometimes, form over function is the way to go. :D
     


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    the 40mm panerais arent worth getting into. I knew far too many guys that were leery on the 44mm size so they bought the 40mm, and after getting used to the size, really wishing they had bought a 44mm and selling the 40 at a huge loss to fund a full size. Years ago when i was heavily into panerais and buying/selling a ton, i bought my wife a PAM49 (40mm) she still has it, never wears it though. I replaced the pink gator strap and put it on a standard brown calf so i can wear it. Its boring. If youre going to get into panerais, it kinda has to be 44mm. If its not for you, its not for you. Thankfully, theres PLENTY of other watches out there ;)
     


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    The first time this happens in a day, you should write the date down on a little note card that you keep in your pocket. Then you will have the date handy.
     


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    always the simplistic, yet wise, innovator, dopey.
     


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