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Old 9 December 2018, 05:34 AM   #1
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Icon12 New to Panerai

After many days of searching for new watch that i have never owned before, today i chose to buy from Panerai!

Alot of watches there most of them are similar in dial ! Very lost which to buy!

What do you recommend guys in stainless steel with a budget 9k dollars or under. Something must be with the iconic Panerai crown and i prefer back open case

Many thanks in advance
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Old 9 December 2018, 08:41 AM   #2
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buy what you like, or do a search as this subject comes up about once a week
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Old 9 December 2018, 09:27 AM   #3
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Pam 911 covers a lot of bases.
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Old 9 December 2018, 09:36 AM   #4
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You like Luminor cases and display backs, you've cut the model line down to about 14 thousand watches.

Panerai can be a difficult brand to negotiate

Now you need to decide on,
Case size
Sausage or sandwich dial
Seconds subdial
Date
Power reserve
Sapphire or Plexi
Auto or Manual wind
Inhouse movement or generic

That list should cut you down to a few models but it takes time and research

or just buy a Luminor base like most that are new to the brand do.
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Old 9 December 2018, 01:37 PM   #5
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1312 was my first-check’s a lot of boxes.
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Old 9 December 2018, 01:53 PM   #6
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Go for a test drive at AD or Boutique.
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Old 9 December 2018, 04:23 PM   #7
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Pam 911 covers a lot of bases.
Oooh I wish I wish !

Sold out worldwide
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Old 9 December 2018, 04:25 PM   #8
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You like Luminor cases and display backs, you've cut the model line down to about 14 thousand watches.

Panerai can be a difficult brand to negotiate

Now you need to decide on,
Case size 44 or 42
Sausage or sandwich dial Doesn't matter
Seconds subdial
Date Yes for Date I guess
Power reserve doesn't matter
Sapphire or Plexi doesn't matter
Auto or Manual wind Doesn't matter
Inhouse movement or generic In house of course
That list should cut you down to a few models but it takes time and research

or just buy a Luminor base like most that are new to the brand do.


I will do more research ! thank you brother
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Old 9 December 2018, 04:26 PM   #9
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1312 was my first-check’s a lot of boxes.
written down ! looking at it than you brother
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Old 9 December 2018, 04:27 PM   #10
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Go for a test drive at AD or Boutique.
I went 2 times in a week Lol! still hard to decide since there are a lot of watches almost identical for new Paneristi
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Old 9 December 2018, 11:57 PM   #11
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Sounds like you're narrowed to a luminor with the guard, 1950 case is the assumed style -- in that case I think next figure out if you want 47mm or 44mm, domed crystal or flat, and if you care on sandwich dial vs. painted.

once you've figured the above it's narrowed enough where you can think on specific models.
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David SW has some great pieces at great prices including the 721 and 911.
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Old Yesterday, 12:49 AM   #13
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422 gets my vote.

—47mm 1950 Luminor case
—Sandwich dial
—Power-reserve indicator on back
—Gold hands
—Hour can be set independently (great for traveling)
—Seconds hacks to 12/0 (great for synchronizing with reference)
—In-house, 3-day manual movement
—Exhibition case back

My favorite Panerai for daily wear.


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422 gets my vote.

—47mm 1950 Luminor case
—Sandwich dial
—Power-reserve indicator on back
—Gold hands
—Hour can be set independently (great for traveling)
—Seconds hacks to 12/0 (great for synchronizing with reference)
—In-house, 3-day manual movement
—Exhibition case back

My favorite Panerai for daily wear.




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Stuning piece brother ! But huge for me.. i would choose 42 or 44 maximum
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Old Yesterday, 01:42 AM   #15
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Stuning piece brother ! But huge for me.. i would choose 42 or 44 maximum
If not 47MM then definitely go with 44MM. If you feel 44MM is too big then you don't really "get" Panerai and the brand is probably not for you which is ok. Just my opinion of course.
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Old Yesterday, 05:33 AM   #16
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Brand new or pre owned?

For pre owned,233 fits your requirements with some bonus added (GMT and 8 days PR)

Personally I'd try both bettarini luminor case and 1950 case to find which one is more comfortable on your wrist

Personally I like bettarini case better as 1950 case is chubbier and felt more top heavy

Don't discredit 47mm,I find their (1950) case to fit better on the wrist in comparison to the 44mm ones
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Brand new or pre owned?

For pre owned,233 fits your requirements with some bonus added (GMT and 8 days PR)

Personally I'd try both bettarini luminor case and 1950 case to find which one is more comfortable on your wrist

Personally I like bettarini case better as 1950 case is chubbier and felt more top heavy

Don't discredit 47mm,I find their (1950) case to fit better on the wrist in comparison to the 44mm ones
Good advice, but my 233 (1950) outlived my 390 (Bettarini) as manual wind 1950 tends to be slimmer. 233 is incredible and 2nd hand is just a great deL of watch.
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Last week I saw a 233 dot in a dealer in Japan asking for less than 7k usd,very tempting price

Another alternative will be 270,have seen them pre owned in 8.5-9k range but it's a bit rarer as the lifespan of the product isn't as long as 233

Another suggestion (some might think that they're less exciting as the two long PR models above) might be 351 or 441 (or even 661?) as these are different enough and they have different case material that are lighter than SS
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I will do more research ! thank you brother
In my opinion, you should do some research until these details do matter. Otherwise, you’ll develop preferences that matter after the fact and it’s always lousy to look back at a $5,000 to $20,000 purchase and think “I wish I did more research” or “I wish I knew what I wanted when I made that purchase”.

For me, any detail I skip over and think it doesn’t matter, it almost always ends up mattering at some point. Just my opinion though.
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