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Old 13 June 2019, 06:32 PM   #1
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Tried on some New submersibles

Had to take my 233 up to the Bond st store as it stopped working. It is being sent off to Geneva for a full service just waiting on an estimate. Got to try a few Submersibles on. They offered me £4750/800 for my watch in the condition it was without being serviced. Could trade in and get a submersible and pay the difference.




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Old 13 June 2019, 09:10 PM   #2
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the pam 1616 looks good!

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Old 13 June 2019, 09:23 PM   #3
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Looks like fun!

But, tough to trade the 233 for one of those....
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Old 13 June 2019, 10:33 PM   #4
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Yep donít think I would be selling the 233. But the submersibles are nice
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Old 13 June 2019, 10:56 PM   #5
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Yep don’t think I would be selling the 233. But the submersibles are nice
those new 42mm submersibles do look nice, colourful and made of different materials, but i think the downgrade of the movement from P9010 to the lesser richmont group movement is a shame.
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Old 13 June 2019, 11:02 PM   #6
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I like the submersibles and just got the 1389. Very different wearing experience than the 233. I like the look of the 233 and the domed crystal is wonderful. The only thing about the 233 is they have always had issues with the movements and functions. Do a little research on them on Paneresti.com and you will see what I mean. I would be tempted to trade out of the 233 for something else that I wanted. By the time you pay for the 1-2K service and go without the watch for the next 8-12 weeks on the short end, with summer vacation coming for the Swiss watch makers. It might be easier to get something else you would enjoy and not absorb the service costs and time for a watch you will be back to have serviced in 2-5 years. Just my thoughts. Also, you should be able to negotiate well on a new Panerai as they are at an all time low on popularity. Good luck.
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Old 14 June 2019, 07:15 AM   #7
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I like the submersibles and just got the 1389. Very different wearing experience than the 233. I like the look of the 233 and the domed crystal is wonderful. The only thing about the 233 is they have always had issues with the movements and functions. Do a little research on them on Paneresti.com and you will see what I mean. I would be tempted to trade out of the 233 for something else that I wanted. By the time you pay for the 1-2K service and go without the watch for the next 8-12 weeks on the short end, with summer vacation coming for the Swiss watch makers. It might be easier to get something else you would enjoy and not absorb the service costs and time for a watch you will be back to have serviced in 2-5 years. Just my thoughts. Also, you should be able to negotiate well on a new Panerai as they are at an all time low on popularity. Good luck.


The estimate came in at £500 so not as bad as 1-2k which you suggested. Turnaround time is 4weeks. Do like the look of the 683 though. Maybe I could eventually add.
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Old 14 June 2019, 09:01 AM   #8
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That 683 looks good on you.
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Old 23 June 2019, 01:16 AM   #9
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The estimate came in at £500 so not as bad as 1-2k which you suggested. Turnaround time is 4weeks. Do like the look of the 683 though. Maybe I could eventually add.
Not bad, both the cost and turnaround time, for a full service.

Regarding movement issues of the 233, that was relatively common on early serials, especially the PR sticking problem, but has long been corrected.
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Old 23 June 2019, 01:36 AM   #10
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Not bad, both the cost and turnaround time, for a full service.

Regarding movement issues of the 233, that was relatively common on early serials, especially the PR sticking problem, but has long been corrected.


I donít own the 233 anymore as I went for something bigger (368); but I researched the 233 a lot since at the time I wanted to buy a preowned dot series. In the end, the Pr indicator slot was too narrow, so if the dial was slightly mis registered, the indicator would not get quite to zero.

Thatís why the later pm/am series and the 10 day fang slots are slightly larger


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They have a new box.
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Like you, I have sent in my Pam 233 for full servicing today and got the chance to try out a prototype 799! According to the boutique in Singapore over here, the watch will only arrive around Nov/Dec. Is it the same for other countries? I canít wait to get this watch!

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Like you, I have sent in my Pam 233 for full servicing today and got the chance to try out a prototype 799! According to the boutique in Singapore over here, the watch will only arrive around Nov/Dec. Is it the same for other countries? I can’t wait to get this watch!

Those Carbotech striations are fantastic on that watch. That is a ”statement watch” for sure.
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