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Old 22 September 2022, 01:47 AM   #1
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Top Panerai Models to Own

With the latest Panerai releases being polarizing (love vs hate), it would seem fans of the brand would be looking to collect some of the previous models that may have been discontinued.

I currently have PAM 233 Dot (yes I decided to keep it). I've been eyeing up a PAM 372, 422, etc. What other models would be considered "must haves" for a Panerai collection?

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Old 22 September 2022, 03:24 AM   #2
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Old 22 September 2022, 03:41 AM   #3
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I am a simple man. PAM000 would be my choice.
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Old 22 September 2022, 04:22 AM   #4
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Old 22 September 2022, 04:49 AM   #5
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I am currently only on the lookout for a 127. A simple base model is also always great to have, like a 000, 112 or 176 if you like titanium.
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Old 22 September 2022, 06:36 AM   #6
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Got mine, 112G & tritium 024.
If I felt comfortable with 47mm, I’d add 127
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Old 22 September 2022, 12:53 PM   #7
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I would go with a 44mm bettarini case. Pam111 or something similar

A 47 mm simple Pam. Pam372 is vintage classy

Optional is an automatic Pam.


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Old 22 September 2022, 01:00 PM   #8
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Not a ‘must have’ for many but I like my 231.
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Old 22 September 2022, 01:09 PM   #9
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Another vote for the 000.
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Old 22 September 2022, 09:01 PM   #10
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The 127 or the 217. The 233 Dot and a diver. If you have the wrist the 194 or the LE 285. I also like the 190.
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Old 22 September 2022, 10:56 PM   #11
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Panerai is a watch brand that is more about the owners personal style steering them to “the” right model as opposed to a higher status symbol between models. There is no have to own iconic model from Panerai probably because from the out side they all look the same to the man on the street. I would equate that in asking a similar “what is the most iconic, have to own Datejust model in the Rolex category?”
I personally find the brand Panerai extremely fresh especially with the new materials like Carbotech but I like Panerai to be fresh and a outside the box brand. They do make some head scratchers but that’s what you get when a brand is a crazy Genius.
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Old 23 September 2022, 01:50 AM   #12
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Pam 360 for Luminor, Pam 190 for radiomir, Pam 233 for 50 case and Pam 24/25 for submersible
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Old 23 September 2022, 05:02 AM   #13
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For sure the 000 and 372
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Old 23 September 2022, 05:18 AM   #14
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Love it, straight to the top
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Old 23 September 2022, 05:37 AM   #15
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Anything with a 1950 case for me. It oozes Panerai.
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Old 23 September 2022, 08:46 AM   #16
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The 47mm PAM425 SLC for me.
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Old 23 September 2022, 08:55 AM   #17
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Old 23 September 2022, 01:22 PM   #18
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Panerai is a watch brand that is more about the owners personal style steering them to “the” right model as opposed to a higher status symbol between models. There is no have to own iconic model from Panerai probably because from the out side they all look the same to the man on the street. I would equate that in asking a similar “what is the most iconic, have to own Datejust model in the Rolex category?”
I personally find the brand Panerai extremely fresh especially with the new materials like Carbotech but I like Panerai to be fresh and a outside the box brand. They do make some head scratchers but that’s what you get when a brand is a crazy Genius.

I find this true. They all look the same but means different to each. This is the only brand I have bonded with. I have had Rolex omega etc but I always come back to panerai. They may not be the best watch maker but they have soul


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Old 23 September 2022, 02:40 PM   #19
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I am very happy with my 190. I wish I kept my 001 though.

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Triple zero is my vote

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Yes, this one for me, the 127 is The Boss, love my 422, but it's a substitute for the 127 for me.

Other Panerai for me I'd like would be the 690, that blue dial.....

My 422 and 510
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