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Old 23 May 2019, 03:35 AM   #1
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PAM 754 thoughts?

Hi all,
Always loved Panerai, but just havenít got round to bagging one yet. I am an expat, and have the option of getting a Pam 754 radiomir for around £2,700 ($3,325)which excludes VAT at 20%.
It pretty much ticks all the boxes- in-house, 3day PR, my preferred Radiomir case shape, brand new box n papers.
What are your thoughts guys? Any owners here? Whatís the build like and thoughts on the movement?
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Old 23 May 2019, 08:22 AM   #2
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Are you okay with the snap-on/drive case back? If so, I think Rads are best when they are base, so I would look at the 753 over the 754
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Old 23 May 2019, 09:40 AM   #3
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I agree with Cru ^^
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Old 24 May 2019, 04:06 AM   #4
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Are you okay with the snap-on/drive case back? If so, I think Rads are best when they are base, so I would look at the 753 over the 754


Ahh, thanks for the heads up. Did not realise it was a snap back- kinda cheap huh, but I suppose thatís why they can offer them at a sort of entry price point? I believe the 753 is also a snap back


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Old 24 May 2019, 05:53 AM   #5
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I believe the 753 is also a snap back

Yes, that is (sadly) correct.
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Old 24 May 2019, 09:03 AM   #6
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Last year I was trying to decide between the 753 and 754 , went with the 753 , but just because I like base models better and also liked the strap of the 53 better than the 54 .

They’re nice watches for the $ , if you like Radiomirs then go for it , personally I sold it and if I ever get another Pam in the future it’ll be a base Luminor(had one before the Radiomir).



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Old 24 May 2019, 09:07 AM   #7
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Old 29 May 2019, 01:40 PM   #8
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3,325 is a very good price, that's nearly 28% off retail, in the US at least. Don't let the snap back deter you, it has 100m water resistance, equal to or better then many other sports watches outside real divers.
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Old 29 May 2019, 10:44 PM   #9
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3,325 is a very good price, that's nearly 28% off retail, in the US at least. Don't let the snap back deter you, it has 100m water resistance, equal to or better then many other sports watches outside real divers.
Snap backs are the worst! Iím going to agree to disagree. Get a screwback on a multi thousand dollar watch.
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Old 29 May 2019, 10:49 PM   #10
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The snap back was the last slap in the face panerai gave to the original supporters to kill them off forever. I still love rads but this is a Brooklyn Bridge too far.
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Old 30 May 2019, 08:50 AM   #11
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If you enjoy it than go for it, especially at that price. The only argument about a snap back is water resistance. However, it has the same 100m resistance as a 42mm luminor 1950 with a screw down back, you really loose nothing by going with a PAM 753/754.

Again remember you are getting the in house 72 hour movement too, a lot of the older radiomir's with the screw down case back that people adore also run the OP-x caliber, which can be bought on ebay for less than $300 USD.

What is a bigger deal breaker: not having a threaded caseback that makes no actual difference in water resistance, or paying multiple thousands for a radiomir with the same movement as a hamilton khaki field? I'd take the former. Do what makes you happy, you should be the first and last authority when it comes to a watch decision.
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Old 30 May 2019, 09:13 AM   #12
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If you enjoy it than go for it, especially at that price. The only argument about a snap back is water resistance. However, it has the same 100m resistance as a 42mm luminor 1950 with a screw down back, you really loose nothing by going with a PAM 753/754.

Again remember you are getting the in house 72 hour movement too, a lot of the older radiomir's with the screw down case back that people adore also run the OP-x caliber, which can be bought on ebay for less than $300 USD.

What is a bigger deal breaker: not having a threaded caseback that makes no actual difference in water resistance, or paying multiple thousands for a radiomir with the same movement as a hamilton khaki field? I'd take the former. Do what makes you happy, you should be the first and last authority when it comes to a watch decision.
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Old 30 May 2019, 02:36 PM   #13
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I was also looking at 754 and both 753 and 754 shows back screw, steel. Is Panerai website referring to something else? I am confused here.
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Old 5 June 2019, 06:14 AM   #14
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The snap back was the last slap in the face panerai gave to the original supporters to kill them off forever. I still love rads but this is a Brooklyn Bridge too far.
I quite agree.

The best of Panerai are in the past, if the rumour of all flat sapphires from now on is true, then that's another reason not to buy any new editions. They're just going too cheap.
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I was also looking at 754 and both 753 and 754 shows back screw, steel. Is Panerai website referring to something else? I am confused here.

Those screws are for the wire lugs.
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Old 3 January 2020, 12:34 AM   #16
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If you enjoy it than go for it, especially at that price. The only argument about a snap back is water resistance. However, it has the same 100m resistance as a 42mm luminor 1950 with a screw down back, you really loose nothing by going with a PAM 753/754.



Again remember you are getting the in house 72 hour movement too, a lot of the older radiomir's with the screw down case back that people adore also run the OP-x caliber, which can be bought on ebay for less than $300 USD.



What is a bigger deal breaker: not having a threaded caseback that makes no actual difference in water resistance, or paying multiple thousands for a radiomir with the same movement as a hamilton khaki field? I'd take the former. Do what makes you happy, you should be the first and last authority when it comes to a watch decision.


I always think the same thing when I hear folks upset over press down casebacks. The physics of water intrusion are no different as the water pressure pushes from the outside in which in theory makes the seal tighter the deeper you are lol. People who obsess over screw down backs seem like they forget that the crystal is pressed in to every watch no matter the case back. Anywho just my insight and I was happy to see someone share the same view. :)


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Old 3 January 2020, 12:36 AM   #17
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Panerai switched to snap backs on many models not as a cost saver but also to have a more aesthetically pleasing back as now all the text and logo on the back line up perfectly. Remember that the water resistance is not varied from other models so there is no sacrifice in quality by this change.


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