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Old 28 May 2020, 07:48 PM   #1
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First Panerai arrived @Pam223 and super excited.

My journey in watch collection started with an skx009. Two years later I have a dozen Seikos, a few Omegas, a Sub and GMTiiC and Tudors. My first ever Panerai arrived just over 2 weeks ago and it's been on the wrist everyday. Never been so excited about a watch that I ordered 20 straps before it even arrived. Been reading reviews by some 233 owners in this forum. Shout out to them. This Pam 233 will never leave my collection.

PS. Been trying to upload photos but somehow it won't let me to it
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Old 28 May 2020, 07:57 PM   #2
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Old 28 May 2020, 08:28 PM   #3
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Congratulations, great choice

You weren’t kidding about those straps
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Old 28 May 2020, 08:42 PM   #4
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Congrats! Beautiful watch! Enjoy it!
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Old 28 May 2020, 08:51 PM   #5
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Old 28 May 2020, 09:03 PM   #6
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Congratulations, great choice

You weren’t kidding about those straps
Thank you. Took me a while to choose the first one. Now I am spoilt for a second. Blue dial? A Sub with ceramic bezel maybe.

As for the straps, another half a dozen still on it's way
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Old 28 May 2020, 10:15 PM   #7
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COngrats! That is a great one! Enjoy it. And my fav strap is the 3rd to last gold one
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Old 28 May 2020, 10:19 PM   #8
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Congrats, and THAT is one of the things i love about Panerai enthusiasts. We go out and enjoy a variety of strap styles too. Bravo!

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Old 28 May 2020, 11:26 PM   #9
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Congratulations on the watch, enjoy and wear in good health
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Old 29 May 2020, 08:44 AM   #10
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Congrats! 233 is one of the best. Those quick strap change buttons will help you easily cycle through those 20 straps.
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Old 29 May 2020, 10:13 AM   #11
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Congrats beautiful watch I have one coming tomorrow. The 233 one of the best balanced Panerai’s made . Great choice !!
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Old 29 May 2020, 11:10 AM   #12
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Congrats! 233 is one of the best. Those quick strap change buttons will help you easily cycle through those 20 straps.
Thanks Cru. Your postings on 233 made it easier to decide on my first Panerai. And yes the quick release system is so intriguing. It took less than a minute to change the straps.
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Old 29 May 2020, 11:23 AM   #13
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Congrats, and THAT is one of the things i love about Panerai enthusiasts. We go out and enjoy a variety of strap styles too. Bravo!

Enjoy your time
Thank you Steven. I am enjoying the 233 so far and changing the straps is so easy too. I change mine like twice a day . T
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Old 29 May 2020, 11:40 AM   #14
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Huge congrats on a fantastic piece!
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Old 29 May 2020, 01:33 PM   #15
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Enjoy the 233. A great piece to have in your collection.
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Old 29 May 2020, 02:14 PM   #16
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Congrats, the 233 is a great choice
Good to see that you jumped straight into 'strap madness' like a true Paneristi
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Old 29 May 2020, 07:13 PM   #17
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Congrats, the 233 is a great choice
Good to see that you jumped straight into 'strap madness' like a true Paneristi
Ha ha thanks mate. It's an awesome piece. Gotta get another 44mm Pam so I can recycle the straps. Here wishing for a 44mm Submersible with a ceramic bezel. One day maybe.
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Old 29 May 2020, 10:00 PM   #18
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Thank you Steven. I am enjoying the 233 so far and changing the straps is so easy too. I change mine like twice a day . T
Only twice?

You're not alone, as change straps according to outfit. So about once a day or so.
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Old 31 May 2020, 12:38 AM   #19
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My journey in watch collection started with an skx009. Two years later I have a dozen Seikos, a few Omegas, a Sub and GMTiiC and Tudors. My first ever Panerai arrived just over 2 weeks ago and it's been on the wrist everyday. Never been so excited about a watch that I ordered 20 straps before it even arrived. Been reading reviews by some 233 owners in this forum. Shout out to them. This Pam 233 will never leave my collection.

PS. Been trying to upload photos but somehow it won't let me to it

Can never go wrong with 233! That too was my first Panerai


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Old 31 May 2020, 10:58 AM   #20
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With that many straps you can keep it fresh for every occasion!
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Old 31 May 2020, 01:26 PM   #21
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Gorgeous watch. Careful with the straps the addiction can get out of hand!! Enjoy!!
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Old 31 May 2020, 03:06 PM   #22
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Old 1 June 2020, 12:10 AM   #23
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Old 1 June 2020, 12:52 PM   #24
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Gorgeous watch. Careful with the straps the addiction can get out of hand!! Enjoy!!
Looks like it already is!

Great selection

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Old 5 June 2020, 01:03 PM   #25
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Old 5 June 2020, 01:23 PM   #26
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233 is IMO the best PAM to own. Congrats!
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