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Old 13 January 2023, 03:09 AM   #1
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First Panerai --need advice!

Hi, I am looking for advice. Looking at a new 754, but with all the news around panerai therse days, wondering if I would be better off with a used model? Used models I was looking at are 183, 380, 210. Considered Luminor models 112 or 560, but really like the looks of the Radiomir. Any advice would be greatly appreciated--all the choices can be a bit overwhelmong. Thanks
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Old 13 January 2023, 03:30 AM   #2
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Pick the one that you like the best. I owned an 005, thought it was too big, sold it. Now am very happy with a 42mm Submersible. If I were to buy another, I like the Radiomir. Sounds like you do, too.
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Old 13 January 2023, 03:41 AM   #3
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Thank you. Definitely lean towards Radiomir. Now to just deiced between new 754 or used models
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Old 13 January 2023, 05:17 AM   #4
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I have 3, 2 of which you’ve mentioned as possibilities. I had the 112 first followed by 24 and then 210. I tried on the new Radiomir models (753, 754), but couldn’t get over the solid caseback and non-sandwich dial and logo. The 210 was less money and in my opinion is a classic 45mm, 2 line, clean dial. The 112 is also my preference over a 560. 2 lines on a clean dial and nicer looking movement.
They do wear differently, so I’d suggest trying them on first, even if not the specific model. I found Radiomir a bit underwhelming until I had the 112 and it made sense as a dressier watch, slim enough to fit under a smart shirt.
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Old 13 January 2023, 05:36 AM   #5
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I’d say get a 210. It’s pure Panerai and you get to wind it almost daily and it’s 1/3 less to service.
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Old 13 January 2023, 07:01 AM   #6
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754 is a nice watch if you are okay with the press-on (instead of screw-in) case back.
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Old 13 January 2023, 09:31 AM   #7
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Of those mentioned I like the clean dial 210, that's a sweet watch.

From the current Radiomir catalogue I like the PAM01334 and PAM01335. Cool case finish and nice hands.
The PAM0992 8 Days costs more but the movement maybe worth it. Busier but attractive look.
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Old 13 January 2023, 04:43 PM   #8
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Radiomir is a great place to start if you think the Luminor might be big. 210 is nice, but the 183 is amazing. Excellent first Panerai.
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Old 13 January 2023, 10:44 PM   #9
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If you have the funds, then I recommend a brand new 754. It comes with an 8 year warranty and it will be 100% authentic. Nothing beats a shiny new watch. Go for it.
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Old 14 January 2023, 05:52 AM   #10
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Thanks. Been looking for a few weeks now. Not much of a price difference between new 754 and pre-owne 183 or 210. Love the exhibition back but may just go new
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Old 14 January 2023, 09:47 AM   #11
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i’d say get a 210. It’s pure panerai and you get to wind it almost daily and it’s 1/3 less to service.
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Old 14 January 2023, 10:31 AM   #12
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By just the ones that you listed, I would go with 112. I prefer 44mm Luminor with the crown guard :)
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Old 14 January 2023, 11:18 AM   #13
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You can get a decent discount on new from a Panerai dealer. Amazing 8 year warranty. Used is great too, but be careful for counterfeits.
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Old 14 January 2023, 06:45 PM   #14
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If you have the funds, then I recommend a brand new 754. It comes with an 8 year warranty and it will be 100% authentic. Nothing beats a shiny new watch. Go for it.
If you’re hung up on brand new then maybe. Put a 210/183 next to 753/4 & the difference is clear. I had the choice!
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Old 14 January 2023, 10:24 PM   #15
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I suggest getting a 210, if you can pull of a slightly larger watch at 47mm the 232 is also an option.
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Old 20 January 2023, 01:52 AM   #16
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Old 21 January 2023, 01:34 PM   #17
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The Radiomir isn't a bad choice, you just have to pick he one your comfortable with.
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Old 21 January 2023, 01:54 PM   #18
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This one…

Still think this is one of the best Radiomir models by far
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Old 21 January 2023, 06:55 PM   #19
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..if it hadn´t a green dial
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Old 21 January 2023, 10:19 PM   #20
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914, great reference.

As close as it can be to a puristic vision of Luminor - manual wind with 8 days of power reserve (in reality mine lasts for 10 days), no seconds, sandwich dial, 300m WR. Only thing is the fauxtina instead of regular coloured lume.

I got the same one, loving it. No matter how monstrous it initially seemed on my 6.2-6.5" wrist it works. It is still my daily or go to watch after 4 months since I got it.

BTW, got mine used, 1 yr old in mint condition, 7 years of warranty remaining, complete set from C24 for 25% off the SRP. It makes sense to look at used ones.





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Old 22 January 2023, 03:20 PM   #21
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The 210 is the best choice for a starter, that’s what I’d go for.
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Old 23 January 2023, 07:54 AM   #22
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Used will definitely retain value better for you if that is of concern. Most models can be found in great condition from trusted sources for solid discounts from new prices. I always prefer to preserve capital while still enjoying nice things given the choice and with Panerai that means used usually.
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Old 24 January 2023, 12:46 PM   #23
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The PAN104 is a lovely model as well
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Old 24 January 2023, 06:21 PM   #24
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I’d choose the 210 without thinking twice.
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Old 25 January 2023, 12:34 AM   #25
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So, for a "non guarded" crown the 210 is the way to go it appears. However, what model would be the perfect selection if a guarded crown is desired with deployment with strap selections?

StanCho, your 914 is beautiful, by the way.
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Old 25 January 2023, 12:50 AM   #26
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See my post above!!!
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Old 25 January 2023, 05:29 AM   #27
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Still think this is one of the best Radiomir models by far
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Old 25 January 2023, 05:49 PM   #28
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The problem with Radiomir is that it's missing the crown protection which is kinda a landmark for Panerai. So, I'd say first get a Luminor, then get a Radiomir. :D

I am seriously considering a 210 as it's half the price of the 1334/1335 models and has a non gradient dial - less is more. The new ones are beautiful but still too over the top dials for my taste relating to Pams. And, as one poster wrote it, Panerai's a are a great 2nd hand deal. :)


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Old 26 January 2023, 09:05 AM   #29
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That is a great looking watch
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Old 26 January 2023, 02:36 PM   #30
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I like the 754, i would definitely go that route.
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