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    Smeary 351 on a TC hornback gator


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    Better pics of the 351




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    One to make the purists tut - Pam 00779


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    I posted this on another forum...

    Pic taken few years ago before I bought the two pams I posted earlier





    In my region (Asia),pam still remains popular for those who still cannot afford the likes of AP ROO or steel Rolex...personally I do enjoy wearing pam more than the watches by those two brands

    Personally I enjoy wearing mine as theyíre different,bold,simple yet still refined...

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    This `04 111 must be considered almost vintage compared to the rest of the fayre on this thread.
    Worn on one of Micah`s stinkin` old Mausers - knarly, rugged, proper.




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    351 again...on Combat Straps toad




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    One of the things I like about panerais,if your out and another paneristi spots what your wearing theyíll approach you and comment on your watch.
    Itís like having an old mini or beetle and seeing another,headlights start flashing straight away.
    Iím not sure you get the same response when your wearing something else .


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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    PAM 64C...


    Lovely, lovely 64!

    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    This `04 111 must be considered almost vintage compared to the rest of the fayre on this thread.
    Worn on one of Micah`s stinkin` old Mausers - knarly, rugged, proper.


    I got my 111 in 2009 - gosh 10 years now! Was my first 'proper' high end watch. Currently have a 111 and 190. Both in the safe and need to come out. The 190 also needs a service (pricey....).

    Had a 183 (sold to get a 190, I kinda miss the slim profile, though the 190 is a much better watch) and a 233 (fabulous, but didn't sit on my wrist well at all).

    Some great Panerais here, though I seem to very much prefer the majority of PAMs prior to the mass in-house charge. Keep it up!

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    Some of mine from years gone by and 2 from the present...

    Started for me with a 086.


    Then a 176 followed.


    Then a 312.


    Then a 190, which was a bad move as i quickly realised why i couldn't get on with the 312.


    It was 312's lack of gold hands so that was moved on for a 351.


    Then i traded the lot for the 2 present ones...

    127


    232


    And of all that have gone, i only miss one, and it was the one that i took the longest to bond with, but at the end it was tough to let it go and i very nearly didn't.
    So Panerai.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    Thatís nice. Always drawn to the alarm function.
    Also loving the smaller Radiomir 512. I think thatís what Iíd go to if I changed my 268. Any more 190ís out there?

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    I do like em.


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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    I do like em.

    This is a lovely piece. What is the reference please?


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    605 Firenze

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    Very basic question, what's the smallest model available, probably an older one? I really love the look, especially the sandwich dial, but can't get away with the large sizes and bulk.

    What references are 42mm or less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
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    Thanks. Itís a standout for me.


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    My pair, of which the 233 is probably my most worn watch.




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    605 amazing dial
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    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flasher View Post
    Personally I feel 2006/7 was the boom time for Panerai which is probably reflected in the money I received for the 201a and 202a then to what I would have received now. By 2005/6/7 they were an established brand must have for nearly every collector, still a niche brand with limited production and a compact model range. Bring in the economic crash of 2008, some poor decisions from Panerai management both on production levels and increased model ranges, the secondary market was awash with Panerai which just diluted any aura of exclusivity and with that the secondary market prices, which have never recovered.

    For Panerai like many brands, once you fall off the mantle it seems you never again reach that level again especially with a saturated marketplace. I feel that have settled in the mid terrace level within the watch market, not quite Rolex but above Omega and JLC in the desirability stakes. They are creating some very attractive models but with a pricing strategy that makes me think that they feel that they are a bigger player than they actually are, which just leads to piles of unwanted stock and the perception of a brand that no one is that bothered about.

    Insightful piece.

    However I think the main drop off for the brand was the Brooklyn bridge disaster (2010?) when PAM owners found very cheap unworked movements inside their expensive watches. In fact the same type of thing that would be found in fake Pams.

    Many didn't believe it at first...




    I do like the original sandwich dial vintage types, but it takes a lot to live something like that down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Another shot of the beautiful 512...


    This one for me.

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    Brooklyn Bridge was but one watch that no one I know ever brought. They still remain a iconic brand and a great alternative to the Ďsafeí (read boring) options most chose.
    Panerai journey has been up and down. Plucked from obscurity and brought out by major corporation that catapulted them into the upper echelons long before they were ready to be there they did well considering.
    But here we are today seeing a nice steady and reliable Release from them each year and many returning to those classic and timeless pieces plus collectors scrambling to find some of the earlier Classics that have that charm and character.
    Add to this the move to in-house across the board and smaller models that cater for those who prefer a slender watch and if nothing else they have listened to their critics and acted Upon that.
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    Iíd missed this thread!

    Really bad pics of some of mine.

    190



    590



    232



    233



    And by no means least the 372



    I do regret selling my 243 and would love another as i am missing a Sub. However top of that Sub list would be a 64, so Howard please give me a shout if you ever have a want to move the 64 on!!!




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    Also on the hit list sometime in the future! Love the 526


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    Love this but gonna let it go this summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyal View Post
    My pair, of which the 233 is probably my most worn watch.



    How do you find the 687 wears? Iím thinking about putting my 42mm Exp2 on SC to help fund one. Itís the 47mm that is stopping me at minute.


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    Also on the hit list sometime in the future! Love the 526
    Mine should be here in a day or 2


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    Something less common

    23A from 1998,notice the T Swiss made T



    92G,the first antimagnetic Pam and first Mike Horn edition



    123G,the only automatic destro pam with smooth bezel (yup,ruined by the PR)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    My base PAM0002 from 2000

    Lovely
    Can't really see from the photo- is that an L or T dial??

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    Simple logo zero here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk1974 View Post
    Mine should be here in a day or 2


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    Will want to see loads of pics please!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wigdog View Post
    Simple logo zero here.

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    If I ever get a Panerai, it would be the Zero.

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    Another classic IMHO
    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

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    Some lovely examples here

    Do have a hankering for one of the submersibles

    My 118 stopped working, so currently with Panerai, thankfully just needs a service to sort it out, and should be back in another 4 weeks, been away for 2 weeks

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post


    Another classic IMHO
    That is a stunner, Kerry. My new favourite Pam.

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    My 512, 328 and 024


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    Hereís todayís beauty - my 42mm 682 sub. Mine is from the first year of production and has the exhibition back.






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    Iíve owned quite a few references over the years but the only one that remains in the collection is my 90. It was my first Ďproperí watch, and a gift from my wife, making it a keeper. A little different from other PAM90s in that Iíve had it engraved and a non-cyclops crystal fitted. I must dig it out soon.








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    ^^^^^ I like that a great deal!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Great thread, I think as a forum we had forgot the lure of Panerai, yes it is easy to throw mud at the brand but they manage to be super cool, different, and classic all in one piece and anyone who has been in and out of them knows that they always end up coming back to a Pam of some sort in the collection.
    I agree. I think its is an often misunderstood brand, which hasnt been helped by poor management and over zealous marketing by Richemont. But if you take their models, I find many of their movements are quite solid, like for example the P.9010 has a double bridge anchor, 28800 BPH, 72HR PR, Hacking, Quick Hour. Its honestly a solid movement, or even their hand wound ones like the P2002. This coupled with a design that has in many ways stood the test of time, as its not a brand new design, it was actually the design of the tools used in the military so there is some heritage there too.

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    Started with a 590

    Moved it and got a 372 which I absolutely love and it has pretty much become my daily



    Starting to look at a Radiomir as well.
    Some pics from a small local gtg
    Pam380


    Got to try a 911 (loved it)



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    Love that lume shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiserphoenix View Post
    it was actually the design of the tools used in the military so there is some heritage there too.
    Before we get too carried away it was The Italian Military!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyp1973 View Post
    How do you find the 687 wears? Iím thinking about putting my 42mm Exp2 on SC to help fund one. Itís the 47mm that is stopping me at minute.


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    I have fairly chunky wrists at 7.75 ish, but it was my first 47mm & have found it not to be a problem at all. Sits surprisingly well, it's quite slim which helps & doesn't feel too much at all (although that picture possibly isn't the best). Personally my 44mm 233 feels chunkier but that may relate to the height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Before we get too carried away it was The Italian Military!
    Love that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefaulkner View Post
    Iíve owned quite a few references over the years but the only one that remains in the collection is my 90. It was my first Ďproperí watch, and a gift from my wife, making it a keeper. A little different from other PAM90s in that Iíve had it engraved and a non-cyclops crystal fitted. I must dig it out soon.








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    I've never seen an engraved watch that I even remotely liked before but that is stunning!!

    Do you mind me asking who did it and what the cost was??
    (Sorry if that's rude in any way!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    Love that lume shot.

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    Here's one where the watches are actually somewhat in focus

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    My 312 is my only keeper as was a wedding gift from my wife


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    Loving this thread guys - keep it up!
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Here are a couple of lesser known PAM's, both 40mm. The PAM 70 Luminor and PAM62 radiomir in white gold.

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    Just to keep the group shot theme going. Rob and i got together for a coffee with the Pams, lighting in the cafe wasnt great.........

    Group shot



    The 8 days together



    47mm Rads (with the 190 lurking!)









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