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Originally posted by CSM:
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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.


Much busier for sure. The Panerai sandwich face is classic and clean for sure.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
The only thing with a bracelet on a Panerai is if you wear it all the time people will begin to think you're a chronic masturbator. Your left bicep will get huge. They are a lethal weapon/ 2 lbs of steel on your arm...


But I wear my watch on my left arm and....never mind.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
The only thing with a bracelet on a Panerai is if you wear it all the time people will begin to think you're a chronic masturbator. Your left bicep will get huge. They are a lethal weapon/ 2 lbs of steel on your arm...


thanks Rob. I needed a chuckle today.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
The only thing with a bracelet on a Panerai is if you wear it all the time people will begin to think you're a chronic masturbator. Your left bicep will get huge. They are a lethal weapon/ 2 lbs of steel on your arm...


You're assuming one must wear a watch for such. Wink
Like W+A, I have a Panerai with the in-house P900 movement. I'll leave the pro's/cons list to him, but I have been pleased with mine so far. It's hard to truly gauge a movement's reliability/consistency without a number of years of service to compare. That said, so far, so good. It's been as good as my Blancpain, which is the gold-standard in my small collection.

I opted for a vintage leather band rather than a metal band to suit the look I wanted in my PAM.

FWIW - I've noticed no significant change in my personal sex life since owning the PAM... Razz
Back to shopping for Panerai. Have gone back and forth between Radiomir and Luminor. Currently leaning towards Luminor PAM 564. Radiomirs are supposed to have a lower profile and fit more easily under the shirt cuff than the Luminor. Anyone have this problem with their Luminor?
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Back to shopping for Panerai. Have gone back and forth between Radiomir and Luminor. Currently leaning towards Luminor PAM 564. Radiomirs are supposed to have a lower profile and fit more easily under the shirt cuff than the Luminor. Anyone have this problem with their Luminor?


PAM564 is a pretty watch. I never had a problem with shirt cuffs and a 44mm Luminor but I guess if you have somewhat tight button cuffs and a big wrist you could have an issue.

The Radiomir sits much thinner on the wrist and has a smaller profile. It's a more elegant watch.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Back to shopping for Panerai. Have gone back and forth between Radiomir and Luminor. Currently leaning towards Luminor PAM 564. Radiomirs are supposed to have a lower profile and fit more easily under the shirt cuff than the Luminor. Anyone have this problem with their Luminor?


PAM564 is a pretty watch. I never had a problem with shirt cuffs and a 44mm Luminor but I guess if you have somewhat tight button cuffs and a big wrist you could have an issue.

The Radiomir sits much thinner on the wrist and has a smaller profile. It's a more elegant watch.


Off the rack shirts are so provincial. Smile
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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.


CSM, did you buy?


Pulling the trigger this week. Saw the Zenith and liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Not sure which I want but I am going to decide by the end of the week.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Back to shopping for Panerai. Have gone back and forth between Radiomir and Luminor. Currently leaning towards Luminor PAM 564. Radiomirs are supposed to have a lower profile and fit more easily under the shirt cuff than the Luminor. Anyone have this problem with their Luminor?


Depends on the shirt - I have one that just won't go over a 44M (Canali) (PAM other, as I own 2 44M), but that's the only one that is super-tight on a 44M timepiece.

PAM564 is a pretty watch. I never had a problem with shirt cuffs and a 44mm Luminor but I guess if you have somewhat tight button cuffs and a big wrist you could have an issue.

The Radiomir sits much thinner on the wrist and has a smaller profile. It's a more elegant watch.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by CSM:
Decided on the Zenith today. Really liked the Panerai, but it was just too big for me (not that the Zenith is small). I get it next week!


So????


Pick up the Zenith Friday Big Grin
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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:
Decided on the Zenith today. Really liked the Panerai, but it was just too big for me (not that the Zenith is small). I get it next week!


So????


Pick up the Zenith Friday Big Grin


Congratulations, CSM!

As I said, you could not have gone wrong with your two choices. I have/do own both the brands you were looking at and both are excellent timepieces.

Enjoy your new watch!
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
...could not have gone wrong with your two choices. I have/do own both the brands you were looking at and both are excellent timepieces.

w+a, still own and enjoying the Panerai you last purchased?


K, very much. I'm going to wear it tomorrow as a matter of fact.

I went several years without a PAM, and now have my eye on buying one more with the power reserve in the back in lieu of the face.

I have changed the band on my 388 a number of times already. Smile
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by aav28:
Pulled the trigger on a Ulysse Nardin Black Sea Limited Edition #125/250


Congratulations, aav. Will this be a weekend watch or an everyday watch?


I have it for 3 weeks now. I just can't take it off my wrist. But soon it will. My daily is a Submariner and Explorer II.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
I am someone who doesnt wear jewlery...I do surgery and am afraid I will lose it or forget it etc...

Big Grin Try to explain that to a patient.


Just get an x ray before the patient leaves the room
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Originally posted by redknife:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
I am someone who doesnt wear jewlery...I do surgery and am afraid I will lose it or forget it etc...

Big Grin Try to explain that to a patient.


Just get an x ray before the patient leaves the room

Or auscultate the abdomen for regular ticking Wink
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Originally posted by redknife:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
I am someone who doesnt wear jewlery...I do surgery and am afraid I will lose it or forget it etc...

Big Grin Try to explain that to a patient.


Just get an x ray before the patient leaves the room

Or auscultate the abdomen for regular ticking Wink

As a Radiologist, I prefer the X-Ray route. It's good for business, and I have kids to put through college.
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Originally posted by JDWest:
Not in the same league as some of the watches mentioned recently, but does anyone have any experience with Shinola watches? Detroit made.

Any good, or just a pricey Fossil?


JD, I know only what I have read in watch forums and magazines. It is my understanding all of their watches are quartz movement. ( like 98%+ of all watches) They are assembled in Detroit with the major components coming from Ronda. I also think one of the major investors came from Fossil.

Sorry, wish I have more information for you. I know that GlennK was looking at one at one time. Perhaps he has more information.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by JDWest:
Not in the same league as some of the watches mentioned recently, but does anyone have any experience with Shinola watches? Detroit made.

Any good, or just a pricey Fossil?


JD, I know only what I have read in watch forums and magazines. It is my understanding all of their watches are quartz movement. ( like 98%+ of all watches) They are assembled in Detroit with the major components coming from Ronda. I also think one of the major investors came from Fossil.

Sorry, wish I have more information for you. I know that GlennK was looking at one at one time. Perhaps he has more information.


W&A, you're correct re the major investor from fossil. I've owned one for a year and half and really like it for a weekend/casual work watch. Personally I think they are significantly nicer than Fossil. Short time frame, but no issues yet Smile
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JD, I meant to mention you do not have to spend a lot of money to get a fine watch, especially if you buy a quartz movement.


Thanks for the detail and background W+A. I'm a bit of a strange bird, in that I love watches for their design, engineering and beauty, but I absolutely HATE wearing any kind of jewelry and don't wear a watch. As soon as I get home, I even take my wedding band off, because it drives me nuts. I'd love to own some of these pieces because they certainly appeal to me, but they would end up sitting in my drawer collecting dust. I know, call me crazy.

I was curious about the Shinola, because I've seen a couple models that looked great and have seen numerous articles, mentions, and other PR in a number of magazines. Being American made/assembled it really caught my eye. I was curious if this was a great grassroots story coming out of Detroit, or some very shrewd marketing and brand building. May be a bit of both?
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Originally posted by Vino's daddy:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by JDWest:
Not in the same league as some of the watches mentioned recently, but does anyone have any experience with Shinola watches? Detroit made.

Any good, or just a pricey Fossil?


JD, I know only what I have read in watch forums and magazines. It is my understanding all of their watches are quartz movement. ( like 98%+ of all watches) They are assembled in Detroit with the major components coming from Ronda. I also think one of the major investors came from Fossil.

Sorry, wish I have more information for you. I know that GlennK was looking at one at one time. Perhaps he has more information.


W&A, you're correct re the major investor from fossil. I've owned one for a year and half and really like it for a weekend/casual work watch. Personally I think they are significantly nicer than Fossil. Short time frame, but no issues yet Smile


Thanks Vino's Daddy, appreciate the input.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by JDWest:
Not in the same league as some of the watches mentioned recently, but does anyone have any experience with Shinola watches? Detroit made.

Any good, or just a pricey Fossil?


JD, I know only what I have read in watch forums and magazines. It is my understanding all of their watches are quartz movement. ( like 98%+ of all watches) They are assembled in Detroit with the major components coming from Ronda. I also think one of the major investors came from Fossil.

Sorry, wish I have more information for you. I know that GlennK was looking at one at one time. Perhaps he has more information.
I'm a big fan of my Shinola and wear it as much as my IWC Pilot. Keeps great time. My wife liked it too, so I bought her one and she loves it.

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