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Old 16 November 2022, 08:34 AM   #1
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First Panerai 000

Iíve wanted a Panerai 000 for a while and finally decided to pull the trigger. Iíve worn friends before, but i didnít really think a 44mm watch would work for me. Itís probably too big, but man is it cool.

November 6th was 10 years sober for me, so i wanted to get something to mark the occasion. I really never understood the Panerai guys with all the strap changingÖ but in a matter of minutes, i became one of you . Itís pretty awesome.

Now for the total newbie Panerai question, do they make a smaller buckle? Because this thing is huge.


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Old 16 November 2022, 08:43 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new PAM. Take a look at https://www.vintagerstraps.com/
Micah makes a great strap with different buckle size options. Highly recommended. Here is mine with green stitching.

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Old 16 November 2022, 08:44 AM   #3
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Congratulations. Great choice. You can buy a thumbnail buckle.
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Old 16 November 2022, 09:22 AM   #4
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Classic and beautiful watch. Big congratulations!

You donít show what buckle you have in the photo, but I assume itís a trapezoid one. Short answer, yes you can buy a smaller buckle. Plenty of options out there.
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Old 16 November 2022, 09:27 AM   #5
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Classic and beautiful watch. Big congratulations!

You donít show what buckle you have in the photo, but I assume itís a trapezoid one. Short answer, yes you can buy a smaller buckle. Plenty of options out there.

Thanks all for the kind words, i assume i have the trapezoid. Itís really nice but itís certainly sizeable.







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Old 16 November 2022, 10:18 AM   #6
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Congratulations! I'm very happy to hear this regarding the 10 years. This watch is a nice way to celebrate and be reminded of what you've achieved. Enjoy in good health!
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Old 16 November 2022, 10:40 AM   #7
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Congratulations! I'm very happy to hear this regarding the 10 years. This watch is a nice way to celebrate and be reminded of what you've achieved. Enjoy in good health!

Thank you very much!


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Old 16 November 2022, 10:43 AM   #8
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Thanks all for the kind words, i assume i have the trapezoid. It’s really nice but it’s certainly sizeable.







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Yeah that is a “trapezoidal polished steel” buckle. My favorite but indeed big. It may grow on you but you can get a smaller buckle. An OEM direct from Panerai will cost you $200 or you can grab a cheaper one for $10 - $20 on etsy, ebay, etc. It is a 22mm buckle.

Or as mentioned above get a nice strap from some place like vintager and add a smaller buckle when purchasing.
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Old 16 November 2022, 11:31 AM   #9
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Congrats (for the watch & 10 yrs) and welcome to the club! As far as the buckle, I've found two solutions, a thumbnail buckle or a strap that narrows. For instance, my most recent purchase has a 26/22 strap, so the strap at the buckle isn't as wide as at the case. For whatever reason, this wears much better for me.
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Old 16 November 2022, 12:13 PM   #10
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Congrats (for the watch & 10 yrs) and welcome to the club! As far as the buckle, I've found two solutions, a thumbnail buckle or a strap that narrows. For instance, my most recent purchase has a 26/22 strap, so the strap at the buckle isn't as wide as at the case. For whatever reason, this wears much better for me.
I believe his strap is the typical 24mm to 22mm black rubber Panerai strap.
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Old 16 November 2022, 12:17 PM   #11
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I believe his strap is the typical 24mm to 22mm black rubber Panerai strap.
Thumbnail buckle it is
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Old 16 November 2022, 10:14 PM   #12
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Congratulations. Great watch. The strap game is real.
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Old 17 November 2022, 05:04 AM   #13
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Congratulations. Great watch. The strap game is real.

Very real! Iíve put it back on leather already but i see a few straps in my future.


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Old 17 November 2022, 05:12 AM   #14
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Congrats on the milestone in your sobriety!

The 000 is a great way to commemorate such an accomplishment! The fun, as you've mentioned, now begins with all of the strap options!
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Old 17 November 2022, 06:20 AM   #15
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Perfect way to celebrate! Many congrats.
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Old 20 November 2022, 10:51 AM   #16
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Old 3 December 2022, 06:27 AM   #17
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Excellent choice , congrats
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Old 4 December 2022, 11:23 AM   #18
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Great choice get a thumbnail buckle
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Old 5 December 2022, 10:27 AM   #19
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Congratulations on 10 years! Hoping for that milestone for me as well!
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Old 8 December 2022, 03:28 AM   #20
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Great choice congrats!
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Old 18 December 2022, 02:38 PM   #21
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Congrats on the watch and 10 years! I think this is the best PAM - so classic!

I have a small wrist myself and when I had my 000 I wore one side on a short sized rubber strap for better fit. I got mine on a forum but is smells like cologne (prior owner). Happy to sell it cheap. I have an unbranded panatime thumbnail buckle too. PM me if you interested.
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Old 18 December 2022, 10:44 PM   #22
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Congrats on 10 and the 000! If you have a small wrist and are going to get a few (many) custom straps, make sure to ask the strap maker what size you should get. Most strap makers are very good about working with customers to make sure sizing is right. Also, for small wrists and big watches, I recommend getting a thicker strap. Most makers (like Micah who’s been recommended above) tend to make straps that are 4mm thick. I have a small 6.0-6.25” wrist and find that 5mm thick straps look way better on my 47mm watches on my small wrist. Note that the thicker the strap, the longer it’ll have to be. Feel free to PM me if you have any strap questions. I’ve experimented for years with different strap sizes, leather hides, and worldwide makers.
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Old 18 December 2022, 11:33 PM   #23
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Old 19 December 2022, 12:19 AM   #24
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Great choice and incredible accomplishment!!! I had a 000 a few years back and I ended up having it coated with DLC. It turned out great.



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Old 19 December 2022, 02:20 AM   #25
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Well done...enjoy in good health.
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Old 19 December 2022, 11:50 PM   #26
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Great Watch! Congratulations!
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Old 21 December 2022, 06:06 AM   #27
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Great choice and incredible accomplishment!!! I had a 000 a few years back and I ended up having it coated with DLC. It turned out great.



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Looks great! Was this done by somebody local?
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Old 21 December 2022, 07:46 AM   #28
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No it was a company called

https://www.internationalwatchworks.com/

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Old 21 December 2022, 01:08 PM   #29
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Great choice and incredible accomplishment!!! I had a 000 a few years back and I ended up having it coated with DLC. It turned out great.



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Wow that turned out nice!


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