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Old 27 September 2006, 05:49 AM   #1
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Panerai GTG Beverly Hills style....(modem burner)

...went away this past weekend to Vegas, but being the watch dork that I am, I flew to LA Saturday to GTG with a bunch of Paneristi for lunch, some time in the Boutique and more watch browsing around Rodeo drive. All I bought was a watch strap for Andie so she can wear one of the Pannies. She has been wearing one of the 3 since Saturday night. I am now on the hunt for a 40mm one for her for Christmas.

Here is a photo journal of my trip:



My newest, 118 with tobacco dial.


Some of the watches there


A true holy grail, PAM 203 with Angelus 8 day movement, limited to 150 pieces.


PAM 21, PLT with original Rolex movement inside. Same owner as the 203, HOLY COIN BATMAN!!!


Some Rolex love, this watch looks so good on the wrist!!


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Chad, the boutique manager donated this OEM 6 watch box as a giveaway. Retail price, 1000 euros. I picked the winner, it wasn't me.


Flying home
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Old 27 September 2006, 05:54 AM   #2
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Looks like a great time was had, bro
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Old 27 September 2006, 05:55 AM   #3
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Very nice Daren! You have been Mr. Panerai lately with all the GTG and boutique viewings.
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Old 27 September 2006, 06:04 AM   #4
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Very nice Daren! You have been Mr. Panerai lately with all the GTG and boutique viewings.
Just happy to be involved. Some really great guys that have a PASSION for the same watches that I like.
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Old 27 September 2006, 06:05 AM   #5
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Looks like a great time was had, bro
Thanks bro, it was fun!! I just set myself back about 4 months on my next watch purchase though. If anyone is in Vegas, keep your eye out for a cash roll, mine seemed to get lost out there somewhere.
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Old 27 September 2006, 06:07 AM   #6
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I wanna be you when I grow up.
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Old 27 September 2006, 06:30 AM   #7
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Thanks bro, it was fun!! I just set myself back about 4 months on my next watch purchase though. If anyone is in Vegas, keep your eye out for a cash roll, mine seemed to get lost out there somewhere.
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Old 27 September 2006, 06:43 AM   #8
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Bunny Ranch?
At least then I would have some warts or something to show for my effort, but I got nuthin.
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Old 27 September 2006, 06:44 AM   #9
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Trying not to grow up myself, pal.
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Old 27 September 2006, 07:24 AM   #10
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Seems like fun times! Congrats!
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Looks like a great time was had Daren. Too bad you can't make the Toronto GTG.
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Old 27 September 2006, 10:46 AM   #12
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Looks like a great time daren with some great watch porn. Thanks for the pics.

Now I have a serious question; With the exception of the tobacco dial, the 118 to me anyway looks identical to the 111. Could please explain the other differences if any to me? Thanks
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Old 27 September 2006, 10:59 AM   #13
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Old 27 September 2006, 12:23 PM   #14
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Looks like a great time daren with some great watch porn. Thanks for the pics.

Now I have a serious question; With the exception of the tobacco dial, the 118 to me anyway looks identical to the 111. Could please explain the other differences if any to me? Thanks
The 118 is a Marina. same as the 111. Both have an expo back and the swan necks on the movement. The difference is the tobacco dial is discontinued and that makes them rare and sought after.
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Looks like it was a great GTG, Daren. Lot of fine looking pieces there. Hope you had a well armed security guard around with all that heavy metal on the table.
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So how does everyone keep track of there own watches at these GTG? I would be hard pressed to remember my S/N's.
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Old 27 September 2006, 02:19 PM   #17
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So how does everyone keep track of there own watches at these GTG? I would be hard pressed to remember my S/N's.
All about straps baby!!

Pretty easy actually, that would be like confusing children.
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Cool pics, Daren - you sure had a great time with the other Paneristi! It's very tempting when you go to one of those events, isn't it!
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Great pics, Daren. Looks like you guys had a great time!!
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Some very fine pieces there Daren great pictures.
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The 118 is a Marina. same as the 111. Both have an expo back and the swan necks on the movement. The difference is the tobacco dial is discontinued and that makes them rare and sought after.
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Old 28 September 2006, 12:45 PM   #22
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Cool pics, Daren - you sure had a great time with the other Paneristi! It's very tempting when you go to one of those events, isn't it!
Tempting? You said it right pal. Between Guille's preA 2, Anthony's 21 and 203 and Jim's 98 my head was spinning.
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Tempting? You said it right pal. Between Guille's preA 2, Anthony's 21 and 203 and Jim's 98 my head was spinning.
Daren, you can't flip the kids for a watch, no matter how tempting.
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Daren, you can't flip the kids for a watch, no matter how tempting.
I know, but walking to work can't be all that bad can it?
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