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Old 7 August 2019, 03:46 AM   #31
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47mm all the way.

A slightly early congrats on the new watch
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Old 7 August 2019, 04:00 AM   #32
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Have not pulled the trigger yet. Also need to see what discount they will offer me. Am hoping for 10%
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Old 7 August 2019, 04:52 AM   #33
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389 fits you well,683 looks a bit small on mirror shot,a Panerai is supposed to look big on the wrist
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Old 7 August 2019, 06:28 AM   #34
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After seeing these shots, I'm now in the camp that would pull the trigger on the 47mm. They are both very workable IMO, but at their worst, the 47mm might be a tad on the large size, whereas the 42mm is a bit on the small side. Both look fine to me, but with more of the submersible DNA apparent in the 47mm i'd definitely go with that if I were you and if it were between the 2.

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Old 7 August 2019, 08:01 AM   #35
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Both look good, but I say try the 47mm. If you needed to flip or trade, you'll get better value for the 1389 for sure.

Truthfully, I think you're leaning to the 47mm, so go with your gut, you'll love it! Panerai are big watches, but that's why people like them so rock it and enjoy the size.
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Old 7 August 2019, 09:06 PM   #36
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The 47 mm watch works well for you and the new pictures should confirm that. I would push for a better discount than 10% but that may not be possible. Look on Chrono24 for some pricing on both new and pre-owned and see where you should be. Pickup the phone and call a few of these sellers and see what you can do. It has worked for me in the past and I typically save enough money for the trouble. Keep us posted.
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Old 7 August 2019, 09:52 PM   #37
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The 47 mm watch works well for you and the new pictures should confirm that. I would push for a better discount than 10% but that may not be possible. Look on Chrono24 for some pricing on both new and pre-owned and see where you should be. Pickup the phone and call a few of these sellers and see what you can do. It has worked for me in the past and I typically save enough money for the trouble. Keep us posted.
I am wanting to buy it from an AD as my name is registered for a Pepsi and a Batman (on Jubilee) at the same store so having purchase history will help. Only problem with this is how much discount can be had from the store instead of getting it on the grey market.
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Old 8 August 2019, 02:19 AM   #38
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You had just the same experience as me and as I described above.

When compared directly the 42 just looks off and like a kids watch. “Baby-Panerai”. I asked the sales assistant if they primarily sold the 42mm Sub to women and she said that the last two Subs she sold to women actually had been 47mm.

You are making the right choice. I pulled the trigger on a new 1389 too and I’m also waiting for my dealer to get it in September.

Already ordered the green, blue and orange rubber straps.
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Old 8 August 2019, 04:58 AM   #39
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You had just the same experience as me and as I described above.

When compared directly the 42 just looks off and like a kids watch. ďBaby-PaneraiĒ. I asked the sales assistant if they primarily sold the 42mm Sub to women and she said that the last two Subs she sold to women actually had been 47mm.

You are making the right choice. I pulled the trigger on a new 1389 too and Iím also waiting for my dealer to get it in September.

Already ordered the green, blue and orange rubber straps.
Were you able to negotiate a discount on the price?
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Old 8 August 2019, 06:58 AM   #40
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The AD here could “only” do 7% and a strap. Actually kind of fair.

I know another guy, but in Germany, that just bought his 1389 with 7,5% off.

I ended up going through a grey market dealer I’ve dealt with before.
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Old 8 August 2019, 10:59 AM   #41
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I think the 683 looks really good.
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Old 8 August 2019, 01:21 PM   #42
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I think the 683 looks really good.
It does! - After all itís based on the 1389. But once you get them side by side it just fades a bit compared to itís big brother in the original size, design and with in-house move and Amagnetic TI case.
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Old 26 August 2019, 06:31 AM   #43
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Definitely the 47!
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Old 26 August 2019, 07:58 AM   #44
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They had to get me the new dial as the one I tried was the older dial. I was going on holiday for a few weeks so will go back in September hopefully manage to negotiate a discount of some sort and a few straps thrown in for the 1389 47mm
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