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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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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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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 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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