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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
Seeking advice from the resident PAM owners/experts here: I am considering pulling the trigger on a PAM and am looking between the 510 and the 312. Share your thoughts/insights/advice please? They are clearly different (hand vs auto, different movememnts, etc.)...


I've had a few Panerai though the only one I still have is a 111 which my wife wears daily. I have to say the 44mm is, to me, much more comfortable than the 1950 case. I had a 127 when they first came out (which I wish I had kept!) but it was too big for my wrist by a fair margin. Unless you have your dress shirts made with it in mind, they probably won't fit over it (if that's a consideration, either because you don't wear dress shirts or you think a watch like that shouldn't be worn with one...).

A 1950 47mm case with an automatic would also be a big weight on your arm. Then again, while I like the 8 day movement, it is really boring from the display back side. It's really just a 111 with a better movement. Save the money and get a 111.


Rob, thanks for your insights. I am not concerned about the size withd ress shirts - I manage with my Corum Bubble XL, so this can't be any worse than that watch.

One question: 47mm? I was under the impression all 3 of the models being discussed (including your 111) were 44mm. Am I mistaken? The PAM website indicates 44mm.
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