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Old 15 July 2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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WatchTime Review of PAM 372

The latest issue of WatchTime magazine contains a review of PAM 372. Total 7 pages.

Summary

Pros
+Attractive design
+Very good legibility
+Manufacture movement with long power reserve

Cons
-Plexiglas soon becomes scratched
-Mediocre rate results

Scoring 16/20 for the movement. Overall ratings of 83/100 for the watch.

Here is the cover.

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Old 15 July 2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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Thanks. Curious, if that changes your opinion about the watch/and or the brand. Do you think it's too expensive? Any comments about price vs value?
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Old 15 July 2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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Wont/Did'nt change my mind about the Piece or the Brand, but I'm bais to Panerai or a Panerai nut.It's a great article, any1 who doesnt have a subscription th W.T. should get 1 , great articles , reviews, pics, just a great mag all around IMO
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Old 15 July 2012, 08:15 AM   #4
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Awesome review on the 372! She's definitely a keeper.


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Old 15 July 2012, 09:55 AM   #5
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still collecting my bullet for 372...:)
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Old 15 July 2012, 10:54 AM   #6
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well it's like waiting for the next edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition magazine. i must be getting old hahahaha......................
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Old 15 July 2012, 10:03 PM   #7
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Without having read the article, it seems a bit odd to "con" the plexi for being prone to scratching. To me, the plexi is an integral element of the 372. A bit like dinging a YG watch for being yellow.
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Old 15 July 2012, 11:33 PM   #8
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I think most people are just paranoid about the Plexiglas. The much loved PAM 249 Cali dial also comes with plexiglas and remains a classic. so is the upcoming PAM 448 & 449.
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Old 16 July 2012, 12:19 AM   #9
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I love the plexi and would not change anything about the 372, it's perfect in every way.
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Old 16 July 2012, 02:25 AM   #10
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My dad gave me this mag to read. Does anyone know if I can get that strap with the "67" on it for my Pam 111? Any after market straps that look like that?
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Old 16 July 2012, 05:11 AM   #11
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for purist, plexi is awesome, but for regular folks, plexi is a con. Who would want to spend $10k on a watch and then have its crystal scratched within a first hour? People will sell the watch and go back to Rolex. That's how it is. Panerai should know that they are not selling just to purist, they are selling to general people as well. And making their 'flagship' watch prone to scratches is just a wrong marketing move.

they could have made the N series 3500 pcs as a plexi only for purist and then O onward as a sapphire for general public, therefore it keeps both audience happy, the purist gets what they want and general people are buying it.

too bad, OP too bad, wrong move, no one will spend $10k for a watch that scratch
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Old 16 July 2012, 05:37 AM   #12
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Great watch.Crystal would have been more practical.
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for purist, plexi is awesome, but for regular folks, plexi is a con. Who would want to spend $10k on a watch and then have its crystal scratched within a first hour? People will sell the watch and go back to Rolex. That's how it is. Panerai should know that they are not selling just to purist, they are selling to general people as well. And making their 'flagship' watch prone to scratches is just a wrong marketing move.

they could have made the N series 3500 pcs as a plexi only for purist and then O onward as a sapphire for general public, therefore it keeps both audience happy, the purist gets what they want and general people are buying it.

too bad, OP too bad, wrong move, no one will spend $10k for a watch that scratch

I wouldn't consider the 372 Panerai's "Flagship" model by any means.
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Old 16 July 2012, 05:46 AM   #14
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what I meant by 'flagship' is that this is the watch that is affordable to the general public at a price that is reachable. of course, there is the tourbillon watch at $100k+, and there is the basic 111, 005 at $5k, but have you seen 111 or 005 being advertised in magazines? No... 372 is the one, hence i consider it as the 'flagship'. i understand definition can be different.
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Old 16 July 2012, 07:59 AM   #15
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what I meant by 'flagship' is that this is the watch that is affordable to the general public at a price that is reachable. of course, there is the tourbillon watch at $100k+, and there is the basic 111, 005 at $5k, but have you seen 111 or 005 being advertised in magazines? No... 372 is the one, hence i consider it as the 'flagship'. i understand definition can be different.
Many companies advertise their top models, they are promoting the brand more than trying to sell that particular model. Car ads are the worse offenders, they will show one of their top model cars but the price on screen is for their base model, with maybe a disclaimer at the bottom of the screen saying the model being advertised is not the one shown.
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My dad gave me this mag to read. Does anyone know if I can get that strap with the "67" on it for my Pam 111? Any after market straps that look like that?
Here you go, Peter will put any # u want on it, there r other makers of this strap but IMO Peter is top notch...Just scroll down when you get to his web page..

http://gunnystraps.blogspot.com/
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Old 16 July 2012, 11:35 AM   #17
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Here you go, Peter will put any # u want on it, there r other makers of this strap but IMO Peter is top notch...Just scroll down when you get to his web page..

http://gunnystraps.blogspot.com/
There are so many straps on that website that I dont know which one to get. Which one is the same from the Watchtime review of the Pam 372?

I like the strap on the left as seen in the article.



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peter gunny or wotancraft
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There are so many straps on that website that I dont know which one to get. Which one is the same from the Watchtime review of the Pam 372?

I like the strap on the left as seen in the article.
i think you can choose the Mission Impossible 1 or 3 and have Peter custom paint the 67 on it. or you can go for the 74 serie strap.
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Old 17 July 2012, 05:45 PM   #21
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The vintage hour and minute hands look so much better...
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I thought it was suppose to be the 74 strap on the vintage, where did the 67 come from?!?
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Old 21 July 2012, 09:06 PM   #23
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There are so many straps on that website that I dont know which one to get. Which one is the same from the Watchtime review of the Pam 372?

I like the strap on the left as seen in the article.





the strap on my watch on the left side is is from a high end strap maker made in Germany



http://maystraps.com



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Old 22 July 2012, 02:13 PM   #24
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Old 22 July 2012, 04:22 PM   #25
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my 372.



Hi Lee... Nice combo who made those straps?
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Old 22 July 2012, 04:42 PM   #26
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strap maker is TO Straps. it's a one make as the vintage leather was limited.

strap came without buckle, so i used the original 26mm Panerai buckle that came with the 372. came out a nice fitting for strap n buckle.

i have an incoming Micah Mauser strap with sewn in buckle, another new set of clothing.
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Old 22 July 2012, 04:54 PM   #27
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TO strap = Toshi Strap... Is not it? More I look at your photos, more I love it... Gotta order one...

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TO strap = Toshi Strap... Is not it? More I look at your photos, more I love it... Gotta order one...

thanks Lee
not Toshi coz i've ordered from Toshi before. i gotta look again.
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Old 22 July 2012, 05:03 PM   #29
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not Toshi coz i've ordered from Toshi before. i gotta look again.
Please let me know... Thank you very much sir
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