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GT500 9 October 2017 05:23 AM

Which would be a good first Panerai?
 
I've always liked Panerai but have never owned one. Which would be a good first one? I do like the white as it is a little different. The 1499 has really jumped out at me! Does Panerai lose value? They seem to be selling at quite a discount from retail. Thoughts would be appreciated!!

eal15 9 October 2017 05:30 AM

Which would be a good first Panerai?
 
233! GMT, in house movement 1950 brushed and polished case! Domed crystal.


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GT500 9 October 2017 05:36 AM

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233! GMT, in house movement 1950 brushed and polished case! Domed crystal.


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I dig it and it looks great but I would never use the GMT function.


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rootbeer7 9 October 2017 05:37 AM

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There are some incredible enablers on here. They helped me no end. In the end I wanted a base (2 hand) piece and after trying a few found that 44mm manual was the most comfortable. Definitely go and try them on. Here's my ltd 390

eal15 9 October 2017 05:37 AM

Then hide the hand and itís a traditional 3 handed with date.


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GT500 9 October 2017 05:47 AM

Unfortunately here in Cincinnati there doesnít seem a jeweler to be found to try them in or see in person. I was in Vegas a few months back and while at Ceasers I shouldíve tried on a few


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BigAl72 9 October 2017 05:55 AM

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nick c 9 October 2017 05:58 AM

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So many great choices of white dialAttachment 895902https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5be4cf8c58.jpgAttachment 895903https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9d6662be08.jpgAttachment 895904


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GT500 9 October 2017 06:02 AM

Nick they all look good. I dig the second one, which model is it?


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machob55 9 October 2017 06:23 AM

Wow magnificent watches!

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nick c 9 October 2017 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by GT500 (Post 7954994)
Nick they all look good. I dig the second one, which model is it?


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523 42mm itís a good looking Pam. :cheers:

GT500 9 October 2017 06:29 AM

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523 42mm itís a good looking Pam. :cheers:



Thanks buddy!!


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nick c 9 October 2017 06:36 AM

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Thanks buddy!!


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Good luck John!:cheers:

Cru Jones 9 October 2017 07:16 AM

If you are certain you want a white dial, go with a good condition 113.

GT500 9 October 2017 07:18 AM

I like the idea of a date function. How does the white dial look in person compared to black?


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mobster600 9 October 2017 07:36 AM

PAM's vary in price according to the in/non-in house movements, function, case, strap etc just like other brands. You can get your hands on a PAM for 5k or 15k. It depends on what you want. There are so many variations its hard to choose lol.

I would highly recommend going to an AD and check out the differences between them.

fania123 9 October 2017 07:42 AM

113, or 114. If you could do without a white dial then a zero would be my suggestion, and the older version without the springbars.

GT500 9 October 2017 09:56 AM

If I decide Black is the 000 a bad idea?


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Jim M 9 October 2017 10:13 AM

Most likely best route to take for WDL
 
Can be found reasonably priced and will give you the feel to find out if PAMs are for you.

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113, or 114. If you could do without a white dial then a zero would be my suggestion, and the older version without the springbars.


GT500 9 October 2017 10:19 AM

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113, or 114. If you could do without a white dial then a zero would be my suggestion, and the older version without the springbars.



Sorry but are they not using spring bars anymore? Sorry for the dumb questions


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fullcourt 9 October 2017 11:05 AM

do some searching this gets discussed weekly

nick c 9 October 2017 12:27 PM

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If I decide Black is the 000 a bad idea?


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Iíll be honest, buy yourself a pre owned 000. Clean and sexy just like mine [emoji6]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5db07854e3.jpg


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GT500 9 October 2017 12:29 PM

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Iíll be honest, buy yourself a pre owned 000. Clean and sexy just like mine [emoji6]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5db07854e3.jpg


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I dig it!! Iíve been looking, nothing out there preowned it seems.


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R1@160@alltimes 9 October 2017 12:45 PM

They are all great. My 590 sang to me as soon as it landed on my wrist at the AD

Cru Jones 9 October 2017 01:06 PM

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Sorry but are they not using spring bars anymore? Sorry for the dumb questions


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None of the older models like the 000, 113 or 114 used spring bars. As for your black dials, yes, 000, absolutely, great choice (see Nick's photo). :cheers:

Ruud Van Driver 9 October 2017 01:33 PM

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Iíll be honest, buy yourself a pre owned 000. Clean and sexy just like mine [emoji6]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5db07854e3.jpg


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This is real solid advice from Nick. Pick up a 000 in mint condition and if you decide it's not for you, which would stun me, then you won't lose a lot of money.

I have to say here that I'm no expert, I'm simply a fan of the brand, but AFAIK white dial PAMs are not huge sellers so I would shoot for a pretty big discount before pulling the trigger. In fact, as you're in the US I'd even go so far as to say to contact a TRF trusted seller.

If I were looking for a white dial, it would be the 654 Flyback. Stunning piece.

Good luck.

GT500 9 October 2017 01:35 PM

That 654 is definitely a beautiful piece but too much for me. Iíve decided on the 000 for sure now. I just have to find one. Any idea on preowned prices? You hanks guys


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nick c 9 October 2017 01:48 PM

Check David SW, he get Pam 005 itís similar to 000 https://davidsw.com/product/panerai-...r-marina-logo/

GT500 9 October 2017 01:51 PM

Nick is this the same watch?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7b1103a7cb.png


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Ruud Van Driver 9 October 2017 02:36 PM

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Nick is this the same watch?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7b1103a7cb.png


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That's the new version, the 1005. Go for the 005, original and best.


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