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Old 14 May 2024, 10:12 AM   #1
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First Panerai

Hi gang, I went down the rabbit hole of looking at a Panerai as my next watch. I narrowed this down to a base entry level 1086.

Anything I should know before pulling the trigger?

Thank you!
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Old 14 May 2024, 10:31 AM   #2
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If you’re buying grey or used be careful of counterfeits
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Old 14 May 2024, 10:44 AM   #3
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Duly noted. Thank you.
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Old 14 May 2024, 11:42 AM   #4
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If you can swing it Id step up to the 914. Its simply a better piece of kit that I believe you wont regret.


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Old 14 May 2024, 11:49 AM   #5
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Thank you! Unfortunately the 1086 is at the very top of my budget.
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Old 14 May 2024, 01:18 PM   #6
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Definitely try it on first, even better try on a bunch if you can. 44mm isn’t always 44mm with Panerai, some wear completely different. Also some of the 47mm will surprise you how well they wear!
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Old 14 May 2024, 03:04 PM   #7
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Nice base logo. You have to decide if you are okay with the pressed on (instead of screw down) case back and related 100 meter water resistance (instead of 300 meters).

Personally, I’d rather a pre-owned 000 for the above reason, but if you prefer new and are fine with the above, then go for it and enjoy.
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Old 14 May 2024, 05:14 PM   #8
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Reconsider a mildly used 914 if you can, it's an awesome watch with 10 days PR not 8 as stated on the dial. And a unique experience of winding it for 2-3 minutes. ;)

I have it, first and last PAM at the moment but loving it.
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Old 14 May 2024, 08:37 PM   #9
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Nice base logo. You have to decide if you are okay with the pressed on (instead of screw down) case back and related 100 meter water resistance (instead of 300 meters).

Personally, Id rather a pre-owned 000 for the above reason, but if you prefer new and are fine with the above, then go for it and enjoy.
I agree, the OG is the 000. Its so simple and elegant.
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Old 15 May 2024, 02:11 AM   #10
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If it didn't have the faux aged lume I would agree 100 percent. I would go 1086, i love the pre-vendome dial layout.
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Old 15 May 2024, 03:19 PM   #11
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I say go for it. I would definitely buy the one you have your mind set on.
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Old 16 May 2024, 01:27 AM   #12
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Great watch and very accurate and roboust caliber. 92PR. Bayonnet case back. Do not worry about wr, it is tested for 125% which is enough.
Suunto dive computer is ISO 6425 and has bayonet case for battery.

Nevertheless, i would apprechiate more chubby indices.
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Old 16 May 2024, 02:57 AM   #13
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I say go for it. I would definitely buy the one you have your mind set on.
Always a good idea
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