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Old 5 October 2019, 04:53 AM   #1
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Daily wear Rolex vs Panerai

Curious of what others prefer for daily wear. A Panerai GMT or BLNR. And why?

The reason I asked is because I owned both and spend way too much time contemplating which one to wear every day before getting ready for the day.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:00 AM   #2
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BLNR.

Simply because I much prefer that watch to your alternative and the BLNR is incredibly versatile for nearly any situation.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:02 AM   #3
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I prefer Rolex to Panerai.

I prefer Omega to Panerai.
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Old 7 October 2019, 01:04 AM   #4
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I prefer Rolex to Panerai.

I prefer Omega to Panerai.


I prefer Seiko to Panerai.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:04 AM   #5
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BLNR because of proportions.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:10 AM   #6
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Pics!

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Old 5 October 2019, 05:17 AM   #7
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I have a BLNR and looking at the PAM 335. I think PAMs look more unique, but Rolex is probably more durable.


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Old 5 October 2019, 05:19 AM   #8
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Easy algorithm for me: if long sleeve shirt then BLNR, if short sleeve shirt then Panerai.
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:48 AM   #9
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Easy algorithm for me: if long sleeve shirt then BLNR, if short sleeve shirt then Panerai.
Iím finding this to be true.
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Old 5 October 2019, 04:06 PM   #10
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Easy algorithm for me: if long sleeve shirt then BLNR, if short sleeve shirt then Panerai.
Canít agree with you more...
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:21 AM   #11
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BLNR, though I think both are perfectly suited for an everyday piece.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:43 AM   #12
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BLNR per my taste..

When wearing Panerai I gravitate towards the plain divers or radiomir without complications.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:45 AM   #13
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I'm lucky enough to have both so I can alternate
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:58 AM   #14
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I've had both GMTs, and both are perfectly fine for every day. Flip a coin.
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:17 AM   #15
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I used to be massive panerai fan but they have lost there way...
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:29 AM   #16
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Here are the 3 watches that keeps me contemplating every morning. The Daytona is reserved for special occasions and weekends.
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Old 5 October 2019, 07:43 AM   #17
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Here are the 3 watches that keeps me contemplating every morning. The Daytona is reserved for special occasions and weekends.
tough decision for sure!! You have similar options as I.
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Old 5 October 2019, 04:01 PM   #18
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Here are the 3 watches that keeps me contemplating every morning. The Daytona is reserved for special occasions and weekends.
What model Panerai is this? I really like it. God it dwarves the Daytona
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Old 5 October 2019, 04:19 PM   #19
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What model Panerai is this? I really like it. God it dwarves the Daytona
It's Pam 1321. Yes, it dwarfs the Daytona. It feels weird switching from the Pam to Daytona. Feels like it's way too small.
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Old 5 October 2019, 04:39 PM   #20
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It's Pam 1321. Yes, it dwarfs the Daytona. It feels weird switching from the Pam to Daytona. Feels like it's way too small.
If it's not too much trouble, I'd love to see the PAM next to the BLNR or a Sub if you have one? Top down shot to get a comparison of size. Panerai site says it's a 44mm but it looks huge.

My dilemma is I have 8" flat wrists. I love my sub but it does look small. Bought a Sinn U212 which is 47mm with short lugs, and even that doesn't look big on me.
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Old 5 October 2019, 04:57 PM   #21
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If it's not too much trouble, I'd love to see the PAM next to the BLNR or a Sub if you have one? Top down shot to get a comparison of size. Panerai site says it's a 44mm but it looks huge.



My dilemma is I have 8" flat wrists. I love my sub but it does look small. Bought a Sinn U212 which is 47mm with short lugs, and even that doesn't look big on me.
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Take some pictures tomorrow. Have you tried the Pam Submersible models? They're 47mm. I was thinking about getting that next. But, I'm afraid that I won't be able to wear my Rolex anymore because they'll feel too small.
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Old 6 October 2019, 10:51 AM   #22
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Here are the 3 watches that keeps me contemplating every morning. The Daytona is reserved for special occasions and weekends.
Panerai over a steel Rolex for me, especially if I had those options. Gold Rolex over a gold pam any day.

The Daytona and Pam are casual only watches and the GMT could arguably go with some formal wear. Thus I would wear the Pam as a daily and keep the GMT fresh for suit days.

Personally I would take advantage of the crazy market and sell the steel Daytona to get a fairly cheap upgrade to a gold Day-Date or Sub. Daytonas are too busy for formal, so it seems like a great time to swap one for a gold Rolly and diversify your options IMO.

My 2 cents.
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:32 AM   #23
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Rolex > Panerai

Fun watches though - real cuff busters
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:37 AM   #24
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I much rather wear a GMT or Daytona over any Panerai.

I've since (very) long sold off any Panerai I had, it was fun for a while.
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:44 AM   #25
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I much rather wear a GMT or Daytona over any Panerai.

I've since (very) long sold off any Panerai I had, it was fun for a while.
Why did you sold the Panerai?

Every time I put on the Rolex after wearing a Panerai and the Rolex feels very small. Especially the Daytona. Is the trend now to wear a big or small watches?
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Old 5 October 2019, 06:45 AM   #26
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Amazing collection. All beautiful, I would just alternate randomly.


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Old 5 October 2019, 07:40 AM   #27
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Panerai for me
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Old 5 October 2019, 07:42 AM   #28
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Both please!!!!!
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Old 5 October 2019, 07:49 AM   #29
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I’d simply alternate days.
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:20 AM   #30
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I think a luminor on a black strap is more versatile than most sport rolex, but that's just me :)
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