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Old 1 November 2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Talk me out of buying a used white dial Panerai

I own a 372 Plexi and am looking for something to balance that.

The two under consideration are:

PAM654: PCYC flyback Chrono 44mm
- dislike the silly PCYC text & caseback of a boat
- love the Chrono feature, dot dial, complication, white face
- compliments the simple 372 nicely. Very different watches.
- can I replace the caseback with sapphire crystal? At this price point I'm OK to mod the watch.

PAM791: radiomir art deco white face 47mm
- dislike same movement as the 372 Basically buying different dial and case only
- love the off white dial and simple feel...but........next point gives me doubt:
- fear it is too similar to 372. Only hours and minutes
- I know I can rock a 47mm PAM easily
- previously owned a 425 radiomir SLC .... Am I just going in circles?

I have problems with both. Should I just wait for something else? I'm answering my own question as I write this but happy to throw myself to the wolves and get some thoughts.
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Old 1 November 2019, 09:58 AM   #2
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Sorry--can't do that... I love the white dialed Panerai's. I'd stick with the PAM 654. A 47mm watch might be OK now but could seem "dated" in the future. Just my opinion.
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Old 1 November 2019, 10:00 AM   #3
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Not helping at all mate :-)

Which would you choose... Just hypothetically....
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Old 1 November 2019, 10:20 AM   #4
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No one can tell you anything about white dialed Pams that you don't already know, so in the end it's all personal taste.

Of those two I prefer the 791 but I can't help but think it should have wire lugs. I think that would suit the vintage vibe better.
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Old 1 November 2019, 10:33 AM   #5
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Sorry--can't do that... I love the white dialed Panerai's. I'd stick with the PAM 654. A 47mm watch might be OK now but could seem "dated" in the future. Just my opinion.

I see where you’re coming from, but a 47 IS Panerai and will never be out of fashion to a Panerista. To the general fashion police, maybe. The question is, do you care?


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Old 1 November 2019, 10:48 AM   #6
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This will be my choice. Perfection


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Old 1 November 2019, 10:58 AM   #7
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Pam 225 or 518...they’re both 47mm chrono white dial Panerais
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Old 1 November 2019, 06:06 PM   #8
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Between those two, 654 no doubt. Very nice and a good duo with the 372.
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Old 1 November 2019, 08:43 PM   #9
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I've a 654 and I love it. IMO very classy and a great complement to the 372. The latter for classic PAM and the 654 for contemporary.

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Old 2 November 2019, 01:31 AM   #10
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Pam 225 or 518...they’re both 47mm chrono white dial Panerais

225 looks like a beast!
518 is nice but Platinum so a little out of my range. That would be a killer piece.

ASW: that's gorgeous. I really like the shades of white and the contrast with the gold hands.
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Old 2 November 2019, 02:51 AM   #11
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I own a 372 Plexi and am looking for something to balance that.

The two under consideration are:

PAM654: PCYC flyback Chrono 44mm
- dislike the silly PCYC text & caseback of a boat
- love the Chrono feature, dot dial, complication, white face
- compliments the simple 372 nicely. Very different watches.
- can I replace the caseback with sapphire crystal? At this price point I'm OK to mod the watch.

PAM791: radiomir art deco white face 47mm
- dislike same movement as the 372 Basically buying different dial and case only
- love the off white dial and simple feel...but........next point gives me doubt:
- fear it is too similar to 372. Only hours and minutes
- I know I can rock a 47mm PAM easily
- previously owned a 425 radiomir SLC .... Am I just going in circles?

I have problems with both. Should I just wait for something else? I'm answering my own question as I write this but happy to throw myself to the wolves and get some thoughts.
791 would be my choice.
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Old 2 November 2019, 05:14 AM   #12
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I've always wanted a 188 in the rotation!
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Old 3 November 2019, 07:21 AM   #13
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Love the whites. Bought an 049 over the summer and am very happy with it.








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Old 3 November 2019, 09:33 AM   #14
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I not only can’t talk you out of it but you pushed me over the edge and I bought a 654 today. I thought I was done with Panerai but that white dial is pretty damn sexy


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