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Old 11 November 2019, 05:07 AM   #121
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Panerai Will Come Back

Iíve worn mostly Rolex for 30+ years and over the past few months picked up two newish Panerai (1392 & 524) and so far am thrilled with them. Itís different and customizable. The pin system is really cool, and the aesthetic is a bit old fashioned. I love the sandwich dials which are polar opposite to the precision layout of my current GMT and Exp 2. The value proposition on the used market now is huge IMHO.

I canít walk through an airport each week without seeing dozens of Subs/GMTs, and most online posts re Rolex are about ďshould I buy this, will the value go upĒ, removing scratches, hoarding, and storing in safes. And people actually buy watches they donít want just to buy whatever is ďhotĒ right now?! Iíve never paid above retail for a new Rolex and never will.

I buy things to enjoy and wear, watches to me are a tool, not an investment.
Iím ok being a contrarian and enjoying some Panerai right now.




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Old 13 November 2019, 11:08 AM   #122
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I have to agree...Iíve been in and out of many watches over the years not for profit just to try different ones...sick of Rolex and their BS for now and frankly find many of the people on the Rolex forums not so friendly...or just tired of the same old nonsense...currently have 2 1971seiko 6139 chronos and a 90s speedmaster and thinking of my next watch...tried the 662 on this weekend and WOW!
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Old 13 November 2019, 11:10 AM   #123
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I have to agree...Iíve been in and out of many watches over the years not for profit just to try different ones...sick of Rolex and their BS for now and frankly find many of the people on the Rolex forums not so friendly...or just tired of the same old nonsense...currently have 2 1971seiko 6139 chronos and a 90s speedmaster and thinking of my next watch...tried the 662 on this weekend and WOW!


Now you are talking.welcome to the dark side.


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Old 13 November 2019, 11:17 AM   #124
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I have to agree...Iíve been in and out of many watches over the years not for profit just to try different ones...sick of Rolex and their BS for now and frankly find many of the people on the Rolex forums not so friendly...or just tired of the same old nonsense...currently have 2 1971seiko 6139 chronos and a 90s speedmaster and thinking of my next watch...tried the 662 on this weekend and WOW!

Wow that looks amazing....
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Old 13 November 2019, 11:21 AM   #125
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Thinking verrrry seriously about this beauty!
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Old 14 November 2019, 08:50 AM   #126
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I bought a 662 earlier this year and I absolutely love it.
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Old 15 November 2019, 09:28 PM   #127
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I still think there is a loyal fan base for Panerai, those that love their watches and don't care about the shifts in the market.
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Old 15 November 2019, 09:44 PM   #128
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...But not how it was...

I am referring to the current market preference switch to Rolex, AP, Richard Mille, etc.

Panerai alienated its hardcore fan base by releasing almost identical variants of its emblematic pieces. It then went on a color spree, questionable multicolored dials etc. Historic Dive design with snap on backs...The Panerai DNA has been diluted to such an extent that consumers have lost the plot.

The silver lining for people who love the brand (like me) is that this will all go full circle. True icons will recover their desirability amongst aficionados and, short production run LE models will become hot again. It wonít be now, nor next year but, it will happen.
Not with Richmont as the umbrella.
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Old 15 November 2019, 10:42 PM   #129
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I still think there is a loyal fan base for Panerai, those that love their watches and don't care about the shifts in the market.
Yep and the ironic thing is they sell more watches now than they ever have. The "base" that made alot of noise on the internet where nothing but flippers looking to make a buck and because they cant anymore they claim the brand is dead. Couldn't be further from the truth.
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Old 22 November 2019, 04:23 PM   #130
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Panerai Will Come Back

Really enjoying Panerai these days, extremely underrated IMHO.
Sandwich dials, crazy lume, strap customization - you donít see the Rolex youíre wearing a dozen times each week - itís fun.




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Old 22 November 2019, 05:36 PM   #131
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Loving the 1312.
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Old 23 November 2019, 10:33 AM   #132
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Loving the 1312.
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Old 23 November 2019, 06:13 PM   #133
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according to the ceo of panerai, there will be an increase from 3 to 8 experiences in 2020. do you think this is the way to go?
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Old 24 November 2019, 08:23 PM   #134
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Really enjoying Panerai these days, extremely underrated IMHO.
Sandwich dials, crazy lume, strap customization - you donít see the Rolex youíre wearing a dozen times each week - itís fun.




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I dunno I think I see just as many Paneraiís in the wild as Rolex (not many), but all Paneraiís look the same so
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Old 24 November 2019, 10:02 PM   #135
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I dunno I think I see just as many Paneraiís in the wild as Rolex (not many), but all Paneraiís look the same so

Looking the same like your 3 SS oyster bracelet Rolexes? ;-)
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Old 24 November 2019, 10:13 PM   #136
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Looking the same like your 3 SS oyster bracelet Rolexes? ;-)


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Old 28 November 2019, 02:53 PM   #137
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Old 26 December 2019, 08:33 PM   #138
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Old 27 December 2019, 01:57 AM   #139
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Almost bought 2 today...
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The blue dial looks good on you.
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Old 27 December 2019, 02:03 AM   #140
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Panerai makes great watches, I still love them as much as I love my Rolex. A variety in any collection is good
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Old 8 January 2020, 11:41 PM   #141
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It seems people always want to wear something when the brand is popular. Infact Panerai makes greater watch today. before using eta movement now many are inhouse.

if you love the brand stick to it. dont follow people
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Old 10 January 2020, 04:42 PM   #142
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To sum it up for me, whenever I see someone wearing Panerai, I have the urge to talk to that random person and look at their Pams, when I see someone wear a rolex, I just keep walking.
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Old 10 January 2020, 06:29 PM   #143
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To sum it up for me, whenever I see someone wearing Panerai, I have the urge to talk to that random person and look at their Pams, when I see someone wear a rolex, I just keep walking.
Ha! This is exactly how I feel as well :) I was on a flight previously this week where I saw a very well dressed older gentleman wearing a Luminor. First thing I thought; "that looks great on him, and so cool to see something different for once"

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Old 11 January 2020, 03:47 PM   #144
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Old 12 January 2020, 08:48 AM   #145
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To sum it up for me, whenever I see someone wearing Panerai, I have the urge to talk to that random person and look at their Pams, when I see someone wear a rolex, I just keep walking.
^^^^this, i rarely have any convo with rolex wearers....unless they want to know about one of the pams i'm wearing
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Old 12 January 2020, 10:19 AM   #146
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Once I had a conversation with ROO wearer...he was asking me about the Panerai I wear then (pam 092 Arktos)

Apparently he only saw arktos on advertisement and catalog but never seen one in person...took him 10+ years to see one in person (we had this conversation back in 2016/2017 arktos is G serial watch from 2004)
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Old 12 January 2020, 08:38 PM   #147
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I actually think Panerai is being smart

They now have a submersible line as its own line. Between the LUminor, Radiomir, Submersible and Due lines they have everyone covered. They are now making quite a few 42mm watches which work better for me and many "new" Panerai people . That new size keeps with the current trend of watches being a little smaller than 4-6 years ago.
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Old 14 January 2020, 12:16 AM   #148
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Once I had a conversation with ROO wearer...he was asking me about the Panerai I wear then (pam 092 Arktos)

Apparently he only saw arktos on advertisement and catalog but never seen one in person...took him 10+ years to see one in person (we had this conversation back in 2016/2017 arktos is G serial watch from 2004)
Arktos is great reference. This is one I regret not grabbing few years ago in Singapore.
Dont see them this days anymore.

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Old 17 January 2020, 09:26 AM   #149
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I still personally love the brand and it hasnít bothered me much. I buy what I like.


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Old 17 January 2020, 11:02 AM   #150
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Never be what it was but I still love mine.
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