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Old 11 November 2019, 05:07 AM   #121
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Panerai Will Come Back

Iíve worn mostly Rolex for 30+ years and over the past few months picked up two newish Panerai (1392 & 524) and so far am thrilled with them. Itís different and customizable. The pin system is really cool, and the aesthetic is a bit old fashioned. I love the sandwich dials which are polar opposite to the precision layout of my current GMT and Exp 2. The value proposition on the used market now is huge IMHO.

I canít walk through an airport each week without seeing dozens of Subs/GMTs, and most online posts re Rolex are about ďshould I buy this, will the value go upĒ, removing scratches, hoarding, and storing in safes. And people actually buy watches they donít want just to buy whatever is ďhotĒ right now?! Iíve never paid above retail for a new Rolex and never will.

I buy things to enjoy and wear, watches to me are a tool, not an investment.
Iím ok being a contrarian and enjoying some Panerai right now.




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Old 13 November 2019, 11:08 AM   #122
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I have to agree...Iíve been in and out of many watches over the years not for profit just to try different ones...sick of Rolex and their BS for now and frankly find many of the people on the Rolex forums not so friendly...or just tired of the same old nonsense...currently have 2 1971seiko 6139 chronos and a 90s speedmaster and thinking of my next watch...tried the 662 on this weekend and WOW!
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Old 13 November 2019, 11:10 AM   #123
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I have to agree...Iíve been in and out of many watches over the years not for profit just to try different ones...sick of Rolex and their BS for now and frankly find many of the people on the Rolex forums not so friendly...or just tired of the same old nonsense...currently have 2 1971seiko 6139 chronos and a 90s speedmaster and thinking of my next watch...tried the 662 on this weekend and WOW!


Now you are talking.welcome to the dark side.


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Old 13 November 2019, 11:17 AM   #124
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I have to agree...Iíve been in and out of many watches over the years not for profit just to try different ones...sick of Rolex and their BS for now and frankly find many of the people on the Rolex forums not so friendly...or just tired of the same old nonsense...currently have 2 1971seiko 6139 chronos and a 90s speedmaster and thinking of my next watch...tried the 662 on this weekend and WOW!

Wow that looks amazing....
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Old 13 November 2019, 11:21 AM   #125
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Thinking verrrry seriously about this beauty!
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Old 14 November 2019, 08:50 AM   #126
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I bought a 662 earlier this year and I absolutely love it.
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Old 15 November 2019, 09:28 PM   #127
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I still think there is a loyal fan base for Panerai, those that love their watches and don't care about the shifts in the market.
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Old 15 November 2019, 09:44 PM   #128
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...But not how it was...

I am referring to the current market preference switch to Rolex, AP, Richard Mille, etc.

Panerai alienated its hardcore fan base by releasing almost identical variants of its emblematic pieces. It then went on a color spree, questionable multicolored dials etc. Historic Dive design with snap on backs...The Panerai DNA has been diluted to such an extent that consumers have lost the plot.

The silver lining for people who love the brand (like me) is that this will all go full circle. True icons will recover their desirability amongst aficionados and, short production run LE models will become hot again. It wonít be now, nor next year but, it will happen.
Not with Richmont as the umbrella.
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Old 15 November 2019, 10:42 PM   #129
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I still think there is a loyal fan base for Panerai, those that love their watches and don't care about the shifts in the market.
Yep and the ironic thing is they sell more watches now than they ever have. The "base" that made alot of noise on the internet where nothing but flippers looking to make a buck and because they cant anymore they claim the brand is dead. Couldn't be further from the truth.
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Old 22 November 2019, 04:23 PM   #130
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Panerai Will Come Back

Really enjoying Panerai these days, extremely underrated IMHO.
Sandwich dials, crazy lume, strap customization - you donít see the Rolex youíre wearing a dozen times each week - itís fun.




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Old 22 November 2019, 05:36 PM   #131
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Loving the 1312.
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Old 23 November 2019, 10:33 AM   #132
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Loving the 1312.
im obsessed with mine
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Old 23 November 2019, 06:13 PM   #133
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according to the ceo of panerai, there will be an increase from 3 to 8 experiences in 2020. do you think this is the way to go?
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Old 24 November 2019, 08:23 PM   #134
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Really enjoying Panerai these days, extremely underrated IMHO.
Sandwich dials, crazy lume, strap customization - you donít see the Rolex youíre wearing a dozen times each week - itís fun.




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I dunno I think I see just as many Paneraiís in the wild as Rolex (not many), but all Paneraiís look the same so
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Old 24 November 2019, 10:02 PM   #135
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I dunno I think I see just as many Paneraiís in the wild as Rolex (not many), but all Paneraiís look the same so

Looking the same like your 3 SS oyster bracelet Rolexes? ;-)
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Old 24 November 2019, 10:13 PM   #136
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Looking the same like your 3 SS oyster bracelet Rolexes? ;-)


Lol, Iím just talking too yaa


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Old 28 November 2019, 02:53 PM   #137
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