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Old 7 September 2018, 05:17 AM   #31
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The power of marketing...

Big consumer backlash to cheap snap-on case backs?

Call them “driven” instead, make them look like screw-down backs and call it a day.
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Old 7 September 2018, 12:57 PM   #32
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What is this “different mechanism?”

It sounds too mysterious to sign off on.

Do we have a picture or technical description?
Who said anything about a “different mechanism?” I merely said that it requires a different tool to take the caseback off. Ready to sign off? Lol
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Old 8 September 2018, 05:20 AM   #33
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Well. my precious thread got derailed into a snap on, driven, screw on case back discussion. I don't mind.

I still haven't made up my mind, but it is currently between a 210 and a 610. And yes, the 753 is perhaps unfairly disqualified for having a faux pas threaded case back...
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Old 19 September 2018, 11:31 PM   #34
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Old 21 September 2018, 05:03 AM   #35
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610 and never look back
But I really like sandwiches...

Still looking by the way, it will probably be a 210.
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Old 21 September 2018, 01:47 PM   #36
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But I really like sandwiches...

Still looking by the way, it will probably be a 210.
Sausages are also good.
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Old 22 September 2018, 04:08 PM   #37
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Is the 610 thinner than the 210? 610 has a sandwich dial correct? Much thanks in advance.
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Old 23 September 2018, 05:07 AM   #38
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Is the 610 thinner than the 210? 610 has a sandwich dial correct? Much thanks in advance.

The 610 does not have a sandwich dial, the main reason I haven't already bought one. I guess they are about the same thickness.
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Old 25 September 2018, 01:53 PM   #39
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Had the chance to try a 753 today at my local AD and really liked it, I think for the price is a lot of watch and the strap is very nice like a dark Assolutamente.
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Old 27 September 2018, 12:55 PM   #40
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So I just recently bought the 609 which is the 610 with sub seconds. The 610 is definitely not Sandwich dial but grooves with lume in the grooves. The 753 is painted on lume only. So a little more basic...but still it looks fantastic.
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Old 28 September 2018, 05:09 AM   #41
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Well, I am going to have a look at a used 424 this weekend probably. One of my local Panerai delaers has a used one currently. A bit of a sidetrack, I know...
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Old 28 September 2018, 10:26 AM   #42
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I think the driven term is just a more sophisticated way of saying snap on! The octagonal shape it's surely a better visual experience than the round one, but hey, snap on or driven, for me, it's the same sh... don't get fooled by this gimmick.
Erick is in denial, hahahaha, and I would only second that when I'll see a driven case on his wrist 😁
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Old 28 September 2018, 03:48 PM   #43
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I think the driven term is just a more sophisticated way of saying snap on! The octagonal shape it's surely a better visual experience than the round one, but hey, snap on or driven, for me, it's the same sh... don't get fooled by this gimmick.
Erick is in denial, hahahaha, and I would only second that when I'll see a driven case on his wrist 😁
I see your point , and I recently had a chat about this with my local boutique an they said that the driven has a different set of gaskets better than snap on , also on a Radiomir model I don't think it'll make much difference however on a Luminor case snap on is not acceptable IMO.
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Old 29 September 2018, 02:00 AM   #44
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I have no doubt that the caseback is secure. It's just sad to see the change from screw on to driven. It's a lot more "romantic" to have an old style screw on case back. The driven case may even be more technically advanced but ........... Same goes for the basic model of luminor that are now 100mt WR being downgraded from 300 mt WR.
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Old 29 September 2018, 10:29 PM   #45
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Well, back on track I tried the 424 today but got sidetracked by the 720 they had... New of course and 47mm like the 424. I left puzzled and empty handed. The 720 is really nice!

Sometimes I think they have too many variants, I might never be able to make up my mind.
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Old 30 September 2018, 02:06 AM   #46
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Just got a 753 this week , very nice and the strap is awesome for the $$ I think itís a great watch.


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Old 30 September 2018, 11:07 PM   #47
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Old 30 September 2018, 11:10 PM   #48
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Just got a 753 this week , very nice and the strap is awesome for the $$ I think itís a great watch.


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Old 2 October 2018, 03:24 PM   #49
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Just got a 753 this week , very nice and the strap is awesome for the $$ I think itís a great watch.


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Really nice to see a wrist shot of this one. I tried one on as well, and very impressed. I really like the lower profile, quite a bit thinner than the 47mm Radiomir and it is surprising how much difference there is between the 45mm case and 47mm case. And I agree that the strap is perfect as well. I have a few Panerai watches, but this one has become one of my favorites.
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Old 3 October 2018, 08:26 AM   #50
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Just got a 753 this week , very nice and the strap is awesome for the $$ I think itís a great watch.
I really think the look of the 753 is just great. I just bought a 754 and am very happy with it. I agree--great watches for their pricetag.

Now the search for straps!
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Old 3 October 2018, 01:29 PM   #51
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Great value PAM on a really beautiful ďsleeperĒ strap...no need to change with that beauty...the 753 was one of the star releases this year, IMHO...
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