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by DON
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: pam911 - The Last One
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: pam911 - The Last One

Pass on the green. Not even a nice green

DON
by DON
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: 243 Help Needed - If Possible
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: 243 Help Needed - If Possible

As the finished was altered. Panerai as you mentioned won't touch it as they don't know what else was done. Probably nothing, but they don't want you screaming that the watch was damaged during the repair. It's like when I worked in jewellery. We never called a diamond a diamond. Only a white stone ...
by DON
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: buckle advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: buckle advice?

Majority of buckles are made in China. I use 3 different suppliers, but don't sell them separately. A number of the strapsmith ones are made by a friend of mine and laser cut hence the higher price. Some are custom designed etc. if your willing to pay If you look at enough. They tend to look the sam...
by DON
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: Looking for a Used Panerai
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Looking for a Used Panerai

Just be careful if you place WTB's. Brings out the scum con artists and their references are as fake as they are.

If you get a reference. Make sure it's a known member who's an active forum member. Lot of people get sucked in by fake references. Usually made up by the seller

DON
by DON
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: Green?
Replies: 21
Views: 970

Ugh - not for me >>

LE dive models were popular, so they're pumping out green dials in s/s cases

Can't wait for yellow or orange dialed models soon

DON
by DON
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Does any one collect vintage watch books for info like I do
Replies: 22
Views: 1197

Re: Does any one collect vintage watch books for info like I do

I don't buy any books. I stick to what I know to avoid problems

Price guides are more skewed towards the dealers rather than the sellers and all are pretty much out of date by the time they're edited, printed and delivered to retailers etc.

DON
by DON
Sun May 14, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: Weekend Pam
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Weekend Pam

Owned this piece for 16 years. Bought it from someone who was looking to get another model. Back then it was just another used watch and bought as a used watch price. No one cared about collectability or rarity unless it came to much earlier and harder to find models Picture taken 3 or so years ago ...
by DON
Sun May 14, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: Getting the Panerai itch again....42mm ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Getting the Panerai itch again....42mm ?

Check out the Radiomir 620. 42 mm auto and screw down crown, but normal lugs

DON

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by DON
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: Incoming...Again
Replies: 30
Views: 1267

Re: Incoming...Again

Congrats. Been wearing mine for 12 years and find the base models have a very clean lok to them

DON
by DON
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: If you missed out on the 360, now's your chance
Replies: 16
Views: 1070

Re: If you missed out on the 360, now's your chance

I'm close to old school and I didn't get one. Probably blackballed by a few of the mods I got into fights with. Pretty much all the popular known members got one. Total is 300, but I bet it's 301. One popular member who didn't get. All of a sudden received one The unknowns who got lucky. Most likely...
by DON
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Does any one collect vintage watch books for info like I do
Replies: 22
Views: 1197

Re: Does any one collect vintage watch books for info like I do

I usually bought the occasional auction catalog. Got a number of free ones from Gisbert Joseph. He sent me some older catalogs when I got him some sales when I mentioned his name on a forum I used to belong to..

DON
by DON
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono
Replies: 23
Views: 1704

Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Nice watch - looks very clean

DON
by DON
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: If anyone is into Astronomy - cool app from Celestron
Replies: 0
Views: 214

If anyone is into Astronomy - cool app from Celestron

I'm not into it, but I found the app to be be pretty cool to check over and still have it on my ipad

Lot of information and charts.

Worth a look if into space

http://www.celestron.com/support/celestron-skyportal

DON
by DON
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Anyone ever own two of the same watch?
Replies: 45
Views: 994

Re: Anyone ever own two of the same watch?

Close to the same

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by DON
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: Pays to save power cables from old equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Pays to save power cables from old equipment

Kept a couple from old printers. Bought a new Canon which didn't include the cord and old was a match.

Yesterday. Kettle cord went. Had a spare printer cord downstairs which was exactly the same design as the kettles.

I'm now out, so hoping nothing else goes

DON
by DON
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: 2017 Submersibles Price List
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: 2017 Submersibles Price List

A bargain at $8700?

Funny, but back in 1998. A titanium sub was $3300 and if you don't count the Pam 21 radiomir.

That was the most expensive model.

Even the Nostrum was only $2550 New one is what? $9000

Good prices far behind, but it is what it is.

DON
by DON
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: Another Bronze Sub?
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: Another Bronze Sub?

Which only goes to show - You can flog a dead horse.

Will probably be another model later on with a PR and then next year with black dial and another later on with PR.

Going to milk it for as long as they can

DON
by DON
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: Just when you thought Panerai couldn't stoop any lower - II
Replies: 15
Views: 2626

Re: Just when you thought Panerai couldn't stoop any lower -

It will sell and that's what matters to Panerai. It was basically a sales model to showcase the movement. As the bezels back then were screw in. They just added the back to the front also to advertise the brand name Can't recall if limited, but if it is (or not). They will sell all of them. I'm not ...
by DON
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WatchCo service issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: WatchCo service issue?

Fact is. If it did not leave the factory as a complete watch (all numbers matching). It's a fake. Frankenwatch if you will. No different than finding a number of NOS bumper cases and just sticking movements in them. S/N needs to match the case reference number Omega would spot it right away consider...
by DON
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Heitis Watch Company
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Heitis Watch Company

If that small second hand was any higher. It would be a sweep model.

Totally dislike small movements in large cases and wouldn't buy any of the posted 3

DON
by DON
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Panerai Forum
Topic: Got excited for a minute, now I'm disappointed
Replies: 17
Views: 1492

Re: Got excited for a minute, now I'm disappointed

I Like it. Gold will give it the weight of a 44 mm.

My only beef is the gap with the crown and case. Should screw down to within a paper thickness spacing

Of course that may be a test piece or not screwed down all the way

DON
by DON
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Management Shakeup at Richemont
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Management Shakeup at Richemont

logan2z wrote:
DON wrote:IWC and Panerai are the only two darlings of the company, so Bonati isn't going anywhere just yet.

DON
I might add JLC, VC and AL&S to that list too.
Based on the last issue of Watchtime.

Only IWC and Panerai were the money makers with above average sales. Rest performed below par

DON
by DON
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch Box Project
Replies: 45
Views: 2336

Re: Watch Box Project

See I am a wood lover (said my wife ) ((never)) So I was going with a full wood look no felt no soft edges. Tool watches rubber and leather very few bracelets in this house. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Felt just adds some contrast, so it's not so woody looking and gives the box more of a 3 d...
by DON
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch Box Project
Replies: 45
Views: 2336

Re: Watch Box Project

Dam that's nice. I was going to do the interior dividers in timber with large cushions but the foam looks nice and soft. Material I used is called Gator Board (I think). 16 years since I used the material. Felt I used has a glue back. Worked fine on the paper face, but isn't working to well on the ...
by DON
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch Box Project
Replies: 45
Views: 2336

Re: Watch Box Project

HapaHapa wrote:What's the best source for the mid-density foam that's inside Pelican style cases? Ive got an old Pelican case minus part of the interior foam that id like to repurpose for watches.
Look for foam supply outlets.

http://www.foamonline.com/types.php?car ... 79932cefdb

DON