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Old 9 February 2022, 07:45 AM   #31
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The new size looks great on your wrist. How is the interchangeable strap system? Were you able to test it?


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The interchangeable strap system is very user-friendly.

I like the two OEM strap options that came with my 1271, but Iíve also enjoyed it on a variety of aftermarket straps to this point, and changing the strap is easy that way too.



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Old 9 February 2022, 07:54 AM   #32
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The salesman showed me. There's a little button/latch on the back of the strap and you just push it to remove from the lug bar/pin and push again to put back on. Just click on and click off. Very simple. They don't have a ton of straps available yet with the new system, but more are on the way this year.

There's also a new quick-change for the buckle, which you need to remove to put on the different strap if you're changing them. You fold the buckle down with a click and the pin pops out just enough to allow you to grab it and remove. Smart.
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Old 14 March 2022, 06:22 AM   #33
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Panerai 40mm with sandwich Dial

I met a guy today to do a watch deal and he happened to have on blue dial and I tried it on... it was a stunner. Couldn't believe it was the new Quaranta in only 40mm !

Panerai was where my watch hobby really took off in early 2000s. After some years and owning many Pams, I got tired of the brand and also the size become an issue. I loved the history, like we all do but lost the enthusiasm of lugging round a massive watch, especially at work, as its not the 1940s and I work in a site office.

Up until now most of the 'reduced size' Panerai's I have tried were either too thick or very poorly scaled down from the traditional. This model is perfectly scaled down and the best release from Panerai I have seen for years. I have a mr average 7.25 wrist and it fitted perfectly. Like a normal beautiful watch. This blue version is quite dark and subtle

I know most die hard Paneristi’s probably won't like it but this is the way forward to get Panerai back where it belongs. There's been some real abominations in the last 10 years or so, this is a step in the right direction.
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Old 16 March 2022, 07:59 AM   #34
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I met a guy today to do a watch deal and he happened to have on blue dial and I tried it on... it was a stunner. Couldn't believe it was the new Quaranta in only 40mm !

Panerai was where my watch hobby really took off in early 2000s. After some years and owning many Pams, I got tired of the brand and also the size become an issue. I loved the history, like we all do but lost the enthusiasm of lugging round a massive watch, especially at work, as its not the 1940s and I work in a site office.

Up until now most of the 'reduced size' Panerai's I have tried were either too thick or very poorly scaled down from the traditional. This model is perfectly scaled down and the best release from Panerai I have seen for years. I have a mr average 7.25 wrist and it fitted perfectly. Like a normal beautiful watch. This blue version is quite dark and subtle

I know most die hard Paneristiís probably won't like it but this is the way forward to get Panerai back where it belongs. There's been some real abominations in the last 10 years or so, this is a step in the right direction.

Looks great on your wrist - the blue version is really nice!
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Old 29 March 2022, 07:37 PM   #35
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Bumping this thread after trying on these two new 40mm Luminors with sandwich dials today at an NYC boutique. Finally a truly wearable, for me anyway, classic Panerai Luminor for wrists under 7 inches. The blue dial (PAM1270) is especially nice; not too electric but still with a beautiful sunburst pop.

About a decade ago I owned a 44mm titanium Luminor that I just couldn't wear because of the size. I think Panerai nailed it with these new releases. You still get that chunky Panerai feel, just scaled down a bit. They're also only 12.8mm thick, which is relatively slim for this type of watch.

They've got 100M water resistance, thank goodness, screw-down case-backs (not snap-on), and a new quick-release strap-changing system. All around they're very appealing if you like that Panerai look, which I do. They're discontinuing the 42mm versions, so it'll be the 40mm and 44mm as options going forward.

The company's gotten a lot of heat over the last couple of years, often deserved, and the brand in general has fallen out of favor to some degree. But I call it as I see it, and these are very nice timepieces.
Where did you find out information regarding the case back ?
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Old 11 May 2022, 12:18 AM   #36
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Does the 1270/1271/1272 come with a bracelet, for know if a particular one with fit ?
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Old 11 May 2022, 11:13 PM   #37
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The aquaranta 40mm is amazing. Wish the lug was 20mm instead though, would have pulled the trigger!
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Old 6 July 2022, 07:30 AM   #38
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Just snagged a black dial Quaranta and agree with posts above - it hits a sweet spot with the traditional Luminor look and feel but without the bulk and dinner plate dimensions. Sandwich dial, crown guard, date/second dial at 3 and 9, cushion case, 100m WR, brushed steel, quick release straps, basically all the essentials assuming you aren't really going to rely on this thing to keep track of air in your dive tanks. Display case back would have been nice but none of my Rolexes have those so no biggie. All in all, this is a Panerai that says "Italian heritage and sleek design sensibilities" rather than "I am Rambo." I'm good with that. (Had an 8-day GMT and loved it but, due to it's massive size, never really wore it. This thing is already getting much more wrist time).
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Old 6 July 2022, 12:22 PM   #39
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Picked mine up a few weeks ago. Not sure if I made the right choice. Sometimes I look at it and wish it fit bigger on my wrist. I'm considering a trade for a 42mm 1392. Not to mention the earlier 1392 has the hacking movement with the exhibition caseback that I've read is of higher quality than the current Panerai movements.
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Old 8 December 2022, 11:28 AM   #41
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Looks great on your wrist. I have been looking at these for a few weeks. I have always liked Panerai but with a 7.25Ē wrist, I prefer a smaller watch. Iíve had a few Rolex sport watches and 41mm DJ. I prefer the 36mm DJ over all of them. I am looking forward to trying this watch on live. Thanks for the pics.

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Bumping this thread after trying on these two new 40mm Luminors with sandwich dials today at an NYC boutique. Finally a truly wearable, for me anyway, classic Panerai Luminor for wrists under 7 inches. The blue dial (PAM1270) is especially nice; not too electric but still with a beautiful sunburst pop.

About a decade ago I owned a 44mm titanium Luminor that I just couldn't wear because of the size. I think Panerai nailed it with these new releases. You still get that chunky Panerai feel, just scaled down a bit. They're also only 12.8mm thick, which is relatively slim for this type of watch.

They've got 100M water resistance, thank goodness, screw-down case-backs (not snap-on), and a new quick-release strap-changing system. All around they're very appealing if you like that Panerai look, which I do. They're discontinuing the 42mm versions, so it'll be the 40mm and 44mm as options going forward.

The company's gotten a lot of heat over the last couple of years, often deserved, and the brand in general has fallen out of favor to some degree. But I call it as I see it, and these are very nice timepieces.
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Old 8 December 2022, 11:32 AM   #42
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Gray strap with white dial looks incredible!

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Old 5 January 2023, 01:13 PM   #43
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I am in the market for a my first Panerai. I have owned Rolex sport watches, DJ36, and DJ41. I tried on the 1272 and it felt insignificant on my wrist. I was excited because I favor smaller case sizes. I have a 7.25 wrist, but short arms (32 sleeve length) with big forearms, so a bigger watch takes up a lot of my arm. I think I’d like a 42mm
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I am in the market for a my first Panerai. I have owned Rolex sport watches, DJ36, and DJ41. I tried on the 1272 and it felt insignificant on my wrist. I was excited because I favor smaller case sizes. I have a 7.25 wrist, but short arms (32 sleeve length) with big forearms, so a bigger watch takes up a lot of my arm. I think Iíd like a 42mm
I felt the same way- 44mm too big and 40mm too small.
Though my wrists are 6.25inches.So I do think you should try the 44mm
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Old 5 January 2023, 09:06 PM   #45
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I'm going to really be in the minority here but I love the 42mm luminor due. I had never considered a Panerai before and always hated the brand, but a friend convinced me to try one on and I fell in love. I bought mine as a bundle deal to get a new air king, but I genuinely wanted to buy two watches so I was very happy to make that deal with my AD.

People hate on it for having 30m WR, but it's super thin and very dressy, so for me the lack of water resistance makes sense. Especially since I wear it on leather and it's essentially a sporty dress piece.

Worth a look at least imo.
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I'm going to really be in the minority here but I love the 42mm luminor due. I had never considered a Panerai before and always hated the brand, but a friend convinced me to try one on and I fell in love. I bought mine as a bundle deal to get a new air king, but I genuinely wanted to buy two watches so I was very happy to make that deal with my AD.

People hate on it for having 30m WR, but it's super thin and very dressy, so for me the lack of water resistance makes sense. Especially since I wear it on leather and it's essentially a sporty dress piece.

Worth a look at least imo.
Do you have some wrist shots to share?
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