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Old 22 May 2019, 05:16 PM   #1
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which is the most iconic Panerai

the word iconic is mayne not right but I am looking to buy a Panerai but was not able to decide so far.

some say Pam233 and other say Pam372

what do you guys think
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Old 22 May 2019, 10:28 PM   #2
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Old 22 May 2019, 11:55 PM   #3
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I wish it was 232 but cant argue with Nick.
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Old 23 May 2019, 12:04 AM   #4
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I'm in the 127 camp.
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Old 23 May 2019, 12:27 AM   #5
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232 for me. It was the first design of Panerai and the only true war watch.
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Old 23 May 2019, 12:38 AM   #6
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the design of 232 looks just perject but I guess it is big for my wrist.
I wish they had 44mm of the same design
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Old 23 May 2019, 02:35 AM   #7
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IMO - the 232

@legedema but there is. Look for the 210, itís in 45MM however, the dial is black and silver hands. Same movement as 233 though, OP X 56 hours power reserve manual winding.


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Old 23 May 2019, 11:42 AM   #8
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i would have to agree and say the 372!
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Old 23 May 2019, 11:55 AM   #9
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It has to be this one...which I conveniently own...

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Old 23 May 2019, 11:57 AM   #10
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I would say that the 372 was the most "popular" withe the general public. Although I would say the 232 is more accurate with the original ones.
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Old 23 May 2019, 12:04 PM   #11
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372 or 232 for the simple ones
233 for the one with complications
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Old 23 May 2019, 01:57 PM   #12
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372 & 232

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Old 24 May 2019, 04:10 AM   #13
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Agree, the side scallops of the 1950 case is a winner


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Old 24 May 2019, 04:57 AM   #14
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Old 24 May 2019, 06:28 AM   #15
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talked to the AD today , they do have 233 and 372
they are inviting me to their store to try them out.

how much of a discount I should ask in case I agree to buy one ?
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:03 AM   #16
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No one voted for the PAM318?
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Old 24 May 2019, 08:21 AM   #17
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I'd say the most iconic regular production model is the 372. The 233 is a fan favorite because it was one of, if not the first, to have an in-house movement. It's got a more manageable size, but has the 1950s case and domed crystal that the 372 has. The complications however are not classic and if anything the dial is a little bit busy for a Panerai. I'd say the 233 is a modern icon, but the 371 is a classically-styled icon.

As far as Radiomirs, the 232 tends to be the fan favorite for all the reasons people like the 372.

If you want something more pre-vendome, the 000 and 005 are the classics in that respect.
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Old 24 May 2019, 08:24 AM   #18
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talked to the AD today , they do have 233 and 372
they are inviting me to their store to try them out.

how much of a discount I should ask in case I agree to buy one ?
You may be able to get a solid 15-20% discount on either reference from an AD. Panerai specific boutiques however will not offer any discount. They might throw in an extra strap. I love the 233, but I do think it is a bit overpriced (though most Panerai are). It can be had on the secondary market for a lot less. Right now prices on the 372 are a steal. You can almost get a used one at half price. I paid 5k for my 372. The lowest I've seen 233s has been 7-8k used.
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Old 24 May 2019, 08:30 AM   #19
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Old 24 May 2019, 11:45 AM   #20
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I like the PAM 372, but for me it is the PAM 112 (SS), you could get some great deals on watch forums if you search around.
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Old 24 May 2019, 12:07 PM   #21
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I am looking for a Panerai for my 6.75í wrist. Is there such a thing as iconic panerai for smaller wrist?


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Old 24 May 2019, 12:19 PM   #22
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Old 24 May 2019, 01:49 PM   #23
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It is the PAM 372 anyday anytime.
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Old 24 May 2019, 02:00 PM   #24
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Old 24 May 2019, 03:41 PM   #25
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This my size and I rock a 47mm destro 1950 (368), as well as 47mm 1940 radiomir and 44mm luminor and 45mm pin cushion radiomir.

If you like simple dials and want a single Luminor I like the 390.... if you like complications I would go with a 233 dot... both would require for you to buy pre owned.

I took me many years before I really considered a 47mm. Definitely bigger but can be totally manageable with you wrist size




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Old 24 May 2019, 03:44 PM   #26
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You may be able to get a solid 15-20% discount on either reference from an AD. Panerai specific boutiques however will not offer any discount. They might throw in an extra strap. I love the 233, but I do think it is a bit overpriced (though most Panerai are). It can be had on the secondary market for a lot less. Right now prices on the 372 are a steal. You can almost get a used one at half price. I paid 5k for my 372. The lowest I've seen 233s has been 7-8k used.
thanks a lot for your advise.
will also consider to buy used one but need to find a trusted dealer and not buy a fake
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Old 25 May 2019, 06:47 AM   #27
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I love this watch is it titanium? Is it current production?


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Old 25 May 2019, 10:30 AM   #28
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That's the 1950 aka "fiddy" limited edition from 2002. If I recall the original price was around $6500 and they later sold on the secondary market for $25K.

So glad a passed on that watch when it came out because it was too expensive at $6500! lol

It's a fantastic watch and one I've always wanted! I wish Panerai would make it again with everything the same except an in house 8 day movement.
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Old 28 May 2019, 04:18 PM   #29
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still avail or discon?
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Old 9 June 2019, 03:54 PM   #30
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For me itís the 112, absolutely love mine.
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