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Old 9 October 2017, 05:23 AM   #1
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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!!
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Old 9 October 2017, 05:30 AM   #2
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Which would be a good first Panerai?

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


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Old 9 October 2017, 05:36 AM   #3
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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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Old 9 October 2017, 05:37 AM   #4
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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
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Old 9 October 2017, 05:37 AM   #5
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Then hide the hand and itís a traditional 3 handed with date.


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Old 9 October 2017, 05:47 AM   #6
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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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Old 9 October 2017, 05:55 AM   #7
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Old 9 October 2017, 05:58 AM   #8
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So many great choices of white dialIMG_6094.JPGIMG_6096.JPGIMG_6098.JPG


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Old 9 October 2017, 06:02 AM   #9
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Nick they all look good. I dig the second one, which model is it?


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Old 9 October 2017, 06:23 AM   #10
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Old 9 October 2017, 06:28 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 9 October 2017, 06:29 AM   #12
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523 42mm itís a good looking Pam.


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Old 9 October 2017, 06:36 AM   #13
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Old 9 October 2017, 07:16 AM   #14
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If you are certain you want a white dial, go with a good condition 113.
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Old 9 October 2017, 07:18 AM   #15
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I like the idea of a date function. How does the white dial look in person compared to black?


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Old 9 October 2017, 07:36 AM   #16
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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.
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Old 9 October 2017, 07:42 AM   #17
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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.
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Old 9 October 2017, 09:56 AM   #18
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If I decide Black is the 000 a bad idea?


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Old 9 October 2017, 10:13 AM   #19
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Icon6 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.
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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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Old 9 October 2017, 11:05 AM   #21
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do some searching this gets discussed weekly
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Old 9 October 2017, 12:27 PM   #22
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Iíll be honest, buy yourself a pre owned 000. Clean and sexy just like mine


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Old 9 October 2017, 12:29 PM   #23
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Iíll be honest, buy yourself a pre owned 000. Clean and sexy just like mine


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


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Old 9 October 2017, 12:45 PM   #24
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They are all great. My 590 sang to me as soon as it landed on my wrist at the AD
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Old 9 October 2017, 01:06 PM   #25
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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).
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Iíll be honest, buy yourself a pre owned 000. Clean and sexy just like mine


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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.

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Old 9 October 2017, 01:35 PM   #27
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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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Old 9 October 2017, 01:48 PM   #28
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Check David SW, he get Pam 005 itís similar to 000 https://davidsw.com/product/panerai-...r-marina-logo/
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Old 9 October 2017, 01:51 PM   #29
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Nick is this the same watch?


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Old 9 October 2017, 02:36 PM   #30
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That's the new version, the 1005. Go for the 005, original and best.
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