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Old 18 October 2017, 03:27 AM   #1
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Am I crazy?

Hey folks, I recently received a 005 from David that was smooth as butter. My question is has anyone ever brushed their polished case? Would it hurt the value if I decided to one day sell? Thoughts or pictures would be appreciated.


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Old 18 October 2017, 07:02 AM   #2
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My $0.02 would be ...

If you plan on keeping the watch, then value doesn't really matter. But altering the case finish will hurt the resale value (IMO). If you plan on selling it or think you will sell it one day, I say let the polish stay.

Even if you decided to do it, The brushed finish can be "reversed" with a polish.

Here's a brushed PAM000

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f75/new...l#post40508490

I think it looks well done and looks like a 176 case finish, but brighter. (SS vs Ti)

I like it, and was considering it for my 114 at some point.
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Old 18 October 2017, 07:07 AM   #3
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I like the look but was thinking leave the bezel polished. It was a thought but maybe down the road I will do this. These damn watches always have me thinking. Itís a bad addiction


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Old 18 October 2017, 07:10 AM   #4
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then you are going for that PAM 164 look :)

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=98725
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Old 18 October 2017, 07:27 AM   #5
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Thatís what happens when I move to fast and donít do my homework lol. But donít get me wrong I do like this 005


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Old 18 October 2017, 07:35 AM   #6
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but if you ask me to pick between 005 and 164. I would go with 005 95% of the time, and 164 only if I really need the "date" AND I can't have my cell phone with me. :)

005 has cleaner dial lay out, and I always prefer my PAM to be manually wind (more historic). Both has solid case back so that's a wash. And depends on model year, some later 164 has the strap quick change feature, which I don't like. I prefer mine, again, with simple screw lugs (less things to break).



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Thatís what happens when I move to fast and donít do my homework lol. But donít get me wrong I do like this 005


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Old 18 October 2017, 07:38 AM   #7
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I picked up a G series from David in pretty good shape for what I think to be a good price. What got my attention was the dial and the second hands look cool to me. Now I just need to find straps that fit my fat wrist.


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Old 18 October 2017, 08:45 AM   #8
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It's an easy "fix" to re-polish it if needed, so, IMHO, go with what you like now.
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Old 18 October 2017, 08:57 AM   #9
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It's an easy "fix" to re-polish it if needed, so, IMHO, go with what you like now.


thanks my friend.


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Old 18 October 2017, 09:01 AM   #10
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I would say, leave it as is. Just my 5 cents
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Old 18 October 2017, 09:08 AM   #11
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I would say, leave it as is. Just my 5 cents


Iím going to for a while. Just waiting on my strap from Aaron to get done. I think the French Patina will pop it.


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Iím going to for a while. Just waiting on my strap from Aaron to get done. I think the French Patina will pop it.


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Good luck!


Too many damn choices Iím Straps lol


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Old 18 October 2017, 09:47 AM   #14
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Itís only the beginning ^^
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Old 18 October 2017, 09:59 AM   #15
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I bead blasted a 000 once. Had a nice stealth look to it (runs to find pic)
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Old 18 October 2017, 10:10 AM   #16
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Old 18 October 2017, 10:52 AM   #17
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Brushed Panerai cases show wear more easily.
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Old 18 October 2017, 07:28 PM   #18
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I think the Betterini case looks great brushed and if it can be reversed, why not? There's only one person you need to keep happy and that's you, not some hypothetical future purchaser.
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Old 21 October 2017, 04:19 PM   #19
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It does look awesome! Love it man!

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I would leave it, IF you ever decide to sell it is better to have it in original condition...you never know.


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