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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Seeking a little advice from watch lovers.

Noticed that my blue alligator strap is leaving an unsightly blue stain on my shirt cuffs. This is not due to perspiration, but just the strap rubbing against the cuff.

Have others encountered such a problem? How have you dealt with it?

TIA.

This absolutely, positively should not be happening. Have it brought in and replaced.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Seeking a little advice from watch lovers.

Noticed that my blue alligator strap is leaving an unsightly blue stain on my shirt cuffs. This is not due to perspiration, but just the strap rubbing against the cuff.

Have others encountered such a problem? How have you dealt with it?

TIA.

This absolutely, positively should not be happening. Have it brought in and replaced.


Thanks TPE. It is the strap that came with my Patek - it is lovely but the residual stain is highly annoying. I'll take your advice!
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Seeking a little advice from watch lovers.

Noticed that my blue alligator strap is leaving an unsightly blue stain on my shirt cuffs. This is not due to perspiration, but just the strap rubbing against the cuff.

Have others encountered such a problem? How have you dealt with it?

TIA.

This absolutely, positively should not be happening. Have it brought in and replaced.


+1 ... I'm shocked.
Well, I finally pulled the trigger again. Just bought a new Chopard Mile Miglia Gran Turismo XL Power Reserve. Also considering a Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronograph with ivory face and blue hands - simply love the look of this one.
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Originally posted by CSM:
Well, I finally pulled the trigger again. Just bought a new Chopard Mile Miglia Gran Turismo XL Power Reserve. Also considering a Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronograph with ivory face and blue hands - simply love the look of this one.


Where’s the evil laugh emoticon? I’m wearing my Mille Miglia today as well. Don’t you love it when I’m having a slow day at work and keep sending you ideas? Does Solaris have the UN in stock for you to try on?
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by CSM:
Well, I finally pulled the trigger again. Just bought a new Chopard Mile Miglia Gran Turismo XL Power Reserve. Also considering a Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronograph with ivory face and blue hands - simply love the look of this one.


Where’s the evil laugh emoticon? I’m wearing my Mille Miglia today as well. Don’t you love it when I’m having a slow day at work and keep sending you ideas? Does Solaris have the UN in stock for you to try on?


You clearly are the worst influence ever. My bank account is rather unhappy with you right now.

Solaris is closing I think, but I haven't gone over there to check yet. I think Royal de Versailles has it and I'm checking Humbertown too.
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by CSM:
Well, I finally pulled the trigger again. Just bought a new Chopard Mile Miglia Gran Turismo XL Power Reserve. Also considering a Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronograph with ivory face and blue hands - simply love the look of this one.


Where’s the evil laugh emoticon? I’m wearing my Mille Miglia today as well. Don’t you love it when I’m having a slow day at work and keep sending you ideas? Does Solaris have the UN in stock for you to try on?


You clearly are the worst influence ever. My bank account is rather unhappy with you right now.

Solaris is closing I think, but I haven't gone over there to check yet. I think Royal de Versailles has it and I'm checking Humbertown too.


But your wrist likes me! And closings mean closing sales!

Humbertown is an exceedingly dangerous place.
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Originally posted by mangiare:
Watch out at Humbertown. A watch is a watch but my wife will never enter that store again based on some jewellery and thanks to the owner.

I'm actually not sure which emotion to choose here.


Thanks mangiare. No intentions on buying there, just looking at a spot where I might be able to try it on and I think they're the only dealer in Toronto.
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.)...
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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.
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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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Originally posted by Stefania Wine:
I have A Sea Dweller I'm thinking of getting rid of. Any of you have an idea on a fair price?


which version/year you have?
at the very low end, I see some of the auction blocks go for 3500-4500 + 25% buyers
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Originally posted by Stefania Wine:
I have A Sea Dweller I'm thinking of getting rid of. Any of you have an idea on a fair price?


Go to TimeZone.com it's a pretty busy marketplace and will give you a pretty good indication of prices. Of course it will also make you want to turn that sell into a trade. Or a trade your Sea Dweller plus cash.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
My own/don't own life with Panerai continues. I bought the PAM 388 this week with their now in-house movement.


Beautiful watch. How do you like the new auto movement?

I love the radomir case but have never owned one. A 183 or if I want to be really honest a 242 would be amazing.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
My own/don't own life with Panerai continues. I bought the PAM 388 this week with their now in-house movement.


Beautiful watch. How do you like the new auto movement?

I love the radomir case but have never owned one. A 183 or if I want to be really honest a 242 would be amazing.


PAM 242, sweet. Cool

I have only worn the watch twice thus far, but am curious how their 9000 calibre series movements perform long term.
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
I picked up a PAM 510 last week. Also an in-house movement P.5000. The watch wears really well for me. Now on to the strap customization temptation! Devilish


Atelier du Bracelet Parisien or A.B.P. is a fantastic place for straps. Very high quality. If this is your first or only panerai though I would look for a Metta Catharina strap. The quintessential panerai strap and so perfect on them. Great story around the leather as well.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
I picked up a PAM 510 last week. Also an in-house movement P.5000. The watch wears really well for me. Now on to the strap customization temptation! Devilish


Atelier du Bracelet Parisien or A.B.P. is a fantastic place for straps. Very high quality. If this is your first or only panerai though I would look for a Metta Catharina strap. The quintessential panerai strap and so perfect on them. Great story around the leather as well.


thestrapsmith.com
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Originally posted by Qhdeputy:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
I picked up a PAM 510 last week. Also an in-house movement P.5000. The watch wears really well for me. Now on to the strap customization temptation! Devilish


Atelier du Bracelet Parisien or A.B.P. is a fantastic place for straps. Very high quality. If this is your first or only panerai though I would look for a Metta Catharina strap. The quintessential panerai strap and so perfect on them. Great story around the leather as well.


thestrapsmith.com


Big Fan of this site. Cool
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Originally posted by SM74:
Seems to be plenty of Torontoians in this thread. Where is the best place in town to purchase a TAG? I've always wanted the Monaco and I know some places are willing to budge a little more than others. Experiences?


Really wouldn't waste your money on a TAG. Many higher quality options for the money.
Agreed, love Heuer don't love TAG Heuer...

Then again, if you want a Monaco, nothing else is a substitute (Expect for a real 70's Heuer Monaco!)

If you don't mind the drive, Ancaster Jewelers in, well Ancaster. Ask for the owner Jean-Pierre and tell him that I sent you. He should give you a good price. Feel free to call him first, probably safer given the distance.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:

I wear a Rolex that belonged to my father as my daily timepiece.



My father recently gave me his Rolex. A 1953 Rolex steel case Oyster. I wear it on occasion. I just hope he doesn't ask for it back. (He said he doesn't need it since he is blind now and has been retired for 30 years.)
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Originally posted by CSM:
Have narrowed my next choice down to either a Zenith Chronomaser Open Grande Date or a PAM 347. Not usually a fan of Panerai, but this one is speaking to me.


Very nice, CSM.

It is a casual day for me today and I'm wearing a Panerai.

The PAM 347 is really the classic PAM 321 with a metal band. I'm a fan of the P 9000 movement ( in-house) and think you would enjoy the watch. That said, I do love Zenith as well ( excellent movements) and you cannot go wrong here. Does the Zenith have a metal strap? Not sure I have seen that watch with metal before.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by CSM:
Have narrowed my next choice down to either a Zenith Chronomaser Open Grande Date or a PAM 347. Not usually a fan of Panerai, but this one is speaking to me.


Very nice, CSM.

It is a casual day for me today and I'm wearing a Panerai.

The PAM 347 is really the classic PAM 321 with a metal band. I'm a fan of the P 9000 movement ( in-house) and think you would enjoy the watch. That said, I do love Zenith as well ( excellent movements) and you cannot go wrong here. Does the Zenith have a metal strap? Not sure I have seen that watch with metal before.


The Zenith does have a metal strap yes. The face is just a lot busier than the Panerai so I'm concerned I'll not like it over the long run, which is why I'm leaning toward the Panerai, along with the in house movement.

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