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Old 2 September 2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Icon17 "My" PAM - the 233

Hi everyone,

new member here and I'm pleased to say after half a year of research of all the PAMs that have been produced since Guido & Sons signed the contract with the Royal Italian Navy and in turn, contracted Rolex, I finally found my PAM I could write volumes about how I came to choose the 233 (actually, I did...). This time I think I'll keep it simple with some nice imagery*, hope you like them

*click-the-pics for hi-res goodness


Wearing Toshi's Storm Grey...


Domed sapphire crystal...




...mounted with a polished bezel on a brushed 1950 Luminor case...


Wearing Toshi's cocoa...


The heart of the 233 - the P.2002/1, OP's first in-house Neuchâtel Manufacture movement...


Hand-wound, three-barrels, 8-day reserve, zero-reset secs, 21 jewels, 247 components, KIF shock system...


Hrs, mins, secs, 12-hr GMT and AM/PM hands, numerical date, power reserve indicator...




OP's Quick-release system...






LumiNova AG's Super LumiNova, compared on watches from three different Manufactures...

30s exposures @f/8; Please note that all three are visible down to the 30min mark;
If you cannot see them, your monitor may need adjustment.





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Old 2 September 2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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My Goodness those are some AWESOME HIGH RES shots
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Old 3 September 2012, 12:04 AM   #3
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Your photos make that 233 look sexy hot. It is such an amazing watch. Congratulations!
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Old 3 September 2012, 12:06 AM   #4
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Really nice shots!
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Old 3 September 2012, 12:30 AM   #5
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Awesome pics!
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Old 3 September 2012, 12:42 AM   #6
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Stunning! Great pics.
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Old 3 September 2012, 01:44 AM   #7
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Congrats my dear friend, your photos are really stunning.

Here is mine...
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Old 3 September 2012, 02:29 AM   #8
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Great photos of one of my fave watches
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Old 3 September 2012, 03:52 AM   #9
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I miss my 233!!!

I will have to get another in the not so distant future.
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Old 3 September 2012, 06:38 AM   #10
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Certainly the coolest Luminor on the market right now .. I wish I could get myself to part with some of my watches to get to a 233.

Certainly the best shots I v seen of 233 .. V well Done.
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Old 4 September 2012, 09:24 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone
Alex, that's a nice shot of yours - makes me want to take out the box and shoot that too, hehe

It's a pleasure to photograph such a beauty but at the same time, the mirror-polished steel is a PITA... talk about multiple-takes for many of those shots...

The only thing harder to shoot were my Rocksteads...

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Old 4 September 2012, 09:34 AM   #12
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great photos and lume data
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Old 4 September 2012, 11:10 AM   #13
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Another congrats and beautiful pics!
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Old 4 September 2012, 11:11 AM   #14
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ridiculously good shots!
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Old 4 September 2012, 11:17 AM   #15
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Old 4 September 2012, 01:41 PM   #16
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Very NICE 233 photos
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Old 4 September 2012, 03:49 PM   #17
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These pictures are very informative as well as beautiful

I like the watch that I learned to appreciate earlier (based on Alex's on another thread).

Impressive how the 233's designer integrated the GMT, date and 8 day readings into the dial using the no-nonsense aesthetic of the base Panerai--nothing flashy, no mechanical or nautical references, but it's got that big versus small understanding and the thunky submarine feel. Not all Panerai functions have been styled in this manner. Makes me wonder which designer did the 233 and what other models as well.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 4 September 2012, 09:47 PM   #18
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Amazing pictures of an amazing watch!!!
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Old 4 September 2012, 10:06 PM   #19
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Fantastic pics, congrats!
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Old 4 September 2012, 10:30 PM   #20
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Great pics of your PAM. Love the 233!!!!!

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Old 5 September 2012, 04:12 PM   #21
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I returned to this thread because I admire the pictures--both Traveller's and Alex's. They make the 233 look very cool.
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Old 6 September 2012, 11:26 PM   #22
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Awesome pics, 233 looks good on those Toshi's
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Old 7 September 2012, 10:40 PM   #23
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wow. you really took some amazing photos! love the piece as well
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Old 7 September 2012, 11:22 PM   #24
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I love the grey strap!
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Old 8 September 2012, 01:45 AM   #25
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Thanks, Gents


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I love the grey strap!
Rich (Toshi Straps) makes really nice shoes - I'm wearing the cocoa one today for casual-business Friday


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Old 13 September 2012, 11:23 AM   #26
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Your pictures are outstanding, are you a professional? I can never get mine that sharp, do you use a box? That grey strap is really setting off the watch.
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Old 13 September 2012, 01:24 PM   #27
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Old 18 September 2012, 04:32 AM   #28
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Thx again, lads

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...are you a professional? I can never get mine that sharp, do you use a box?
Thx :) No, just an amateur photographer, but I've been doing the trial & error thing for quite some time, lol. I don't use a box - I don't really like the complete lack of a background that is usually the result of using a box and I use natural (indoor-daylight) lighting. Very rudimentary stuff, I admit...

As I'm always happy to share with anyone that asks, my recipe is trial & error plus a very sharp macro lens. I'm a Canon man, so in my case, the EF-S 60mm macro was perfect. It has paid for itself many times over, considering the quality of the results. This lens has three benefits; 1:1 macro capability, very sharp fixed (non-zoom) lens and coupled with an APS-C format body, doubles as a portrait lens too

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Old 4 October 2012, 09:40 AM   #29
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Today things were running smoother than usual in the office, so I took a few wrist shots...
...my first wrist shots ...ever.


Not quite there yet...



...but I'm working on it
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Old 4 October 2012, 09:51 AM   #30
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This thread has to be one of the best introductions to a new watch. Your photos are excellent. I get the feeling you are influencing a lot of people with them.
Thanks for the wrist shots, keep them coming!
Cheers!
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