Panerai's Luminor California 8 days DLC

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Panerai's Luminor California 8 days DLC

Post by AtomicTom » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:37 pm

Just saw this nice one from Panerai everybody. Have you checked it out?

The Luminor California 8 days DLC has a 44mm titanium case with
DLC coating, 300M WR, sapphire crystal, "California" unmarked matte
black dial with luminous blued hands, numbers, and markers, brown
untreated leather strap with leather cuff, rubber strap, along with Calibre
P.5000 in-house hand winding mechanical movement with 192 hour
power reserve everyone.

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Post by jtbenson » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:41 pm

was gonna post this, then thought i should f5 to see if a.t. already did : )

love this one, but wish it was rad cased...
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Post by logan2z » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:16 pm

jtbenson wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:41 pm
love this one, but wish it was rad cased...
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Post by Panerai7 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:21 pm

Wonderful, hopefully more 44 models to come. Want!

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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:25 pm

I love everything but the sterile dial. I understand the history of it, but it looks like a replica.
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:19 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:25 pm
I love everything but the sterile dial. I understand the history of it, but it looks like a replica.
homage :mrgreen:

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Post by sierra11b » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:40 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:25 pm
I love everything but the sterile dial. I understand the history of it, but it looks like a replica.
Like with most PAMs I'd prefer the higher-end homage watches that Cesar owns. It's the only brand I feel this way about. The company he used for his one (or two?) could do this just as good for a fraction of the cost. Granted it's not a true PAM but I'm not really sure what that means anymore?

I get your point, though... Maybe an embossed logo on the bottom half of the dial but in black to match the dial.

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Post by BacoNoir » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:27 pm

I like this one! 44mm, DLC Ti case, and I think the blue hands / CA dial work. I’d put it on a regular strap, rubber or even a NATO. Wonder how they will be priced used?
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Post by logan2z » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:53 pm

sierra11b wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:40 pm
CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:25 pm
I love everything but the sterile dial. I understand the history of it, but it looks like a replica.
Granted it's not a true PAM but I'm not really sure what that means anymore?
Not really sure what you mean by this. A true PAM is one made by Panerai :scratch:

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:02 pm

I want to love Panerai again but they remain in the “friend zone”. I’d own another but can’t bring myself to put the cash down for it. Not sure why. Maybe that ship has sailed.

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Post by logan2z » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:10 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:02 pm
I want to love Panerai again but they remain in the “friend zone”. I’d own another but can’t bring myself to put the cash down for it. Not sure why. Maybe that ship has sailed.
I think you're letting the naysayers get inside your head. If you like the watch then get one. They still hold their value pretty well as far as I can tell (if that's a consideration).

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:53 pm

logan2z wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:02 pm
I want to love Panerai again but they remain in the “friend zone”. I’d own another but can’t bring myself to put the cash down for it. Not sure why. Maybe that ship has sailed.
I think you're letting the naysayers get inside your head. If you like the watch then get one. They still hold their value pretty well as far as I can tell (if that's a consideration).
Maybe RMM’s 682 and I’d wear it on a Zulu.

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Post by logan2z » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:04 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:53 pm
logan2z wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:02 pm
I want to love Panerai again but they remain in the “friend zone”. I’d own another but can’t bring myself to put the cash down for it. Not sure why. Maybe that ship has sailed.
I think you're letting the naysayers get inside your head. If you like the watch then get one. They still hold their value pretty well as far as I can tell (if that's a consideration).
Maybe RMM’s 682 and I’d wear it on a Zulu.
There you go :)

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Post by outtatime » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:27 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:25 pm
I love everything but the sterile dial. I understand the history of it, but it looks like a replica.
This. I know 'bla bla history' but this looks like a $100 faux-mage you can get on eBay. Plus I hate Bund straps. And I also hate PVD.
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Post by logan2z » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:14 am

outtatime wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:27 am
CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:25 pm
I love everything but the sterile dial. I understand the history of it, but it looks like a replica.
This. I know 'bla bla history' but this looks like a $100 faux-mage you can get on eBay. Plus I hate Bund straps. And I also hate PVD.
I'm with you on the Bund strap. But I don't understand these 'homage'/''replica' statements. It looks like a cheap homage because people have ripped off the design and made cheap homage watches based on it? That's like saying all Rolexes look like fakes or cheap homages because there are a million fakes and cheap homages in existence.

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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:23 am

It’s not their fault the sterile dial has become associated with knockoffs, but it definitely has.
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Post by jswing » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:45 am

I like a Cali dial (in a steel Radiomir), and I love a pvd Luminor case, but I'm not really loving the combination.

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Post by unsub073 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:51 am

Some watches don't need the DLC treatment, and this is one of them.

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Post by outtatime » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:50 am

logan2z wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:14 am
outtatime wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:27 am
CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:25 pm
I love everything but the sterile dial. I understand the history of it, but it looks like a replica.
This. I know 'bla bla history' but this looks like a $100 faux-mage you can get on eBay. Plus I hate Bund straps. And I also hate PVD.
I'm with you on the Bund strap. But I don't understand these 'homage'/''replica' statements. It looks like a cheap homage because people have ripped off the design and made cheap homage watches based on it? That's like saying all Rolexes look like fakes or cheap homages because there are a million fakes and cheap homages in existence.
It's one of those "I don't know how to define it, but I know it when I see it". It just looks fake and cheap to me. May not be, but that's my take and impression.

Same way I give zero fucks about the history/pedigree/etc. of something in my buying decision. I don't buy watches because of "historical significance". This may be super accurate and throwback and whatever, but to me it's butt-ugly.
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Post by CGSshorty » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:28 am

outtatime wrote:
logan2z wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:14 am
outtatime wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:27 am
CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:25 pm
I love everything but the sterile dial. I understand the history of it, but it looks like a replica.
This. I know 'bla bla history' but this looks like a $100 faux-mage you can get on eBay. Plus I hate Bund straps. And I also hate PVD.
I'm with you on the Bund strap. But I don't understand these 'homage'/''replica' statements. It looks like a cheap homage because people have ripped off the design and made cheap homage watches based on it? That's like saying all Rolexes look like fakes or cheap homages because there are a million fakes and cheap homages in existence.
This may be super accurate and throwback and whatever, but to me it's butt-ugly.
It’s not accurate at all. There was never a Luminor Cali dial.
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Post by rockmastermike » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:33 am

Slightly OT but relevant is the PAM 721 Sterile Dial - I can see where you guys are coming from

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Post by logan2z » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:20 am

Who cares what other people think? :shrug: Wear what you like.

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Post by jimyritz » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:06 pm

Like it--but would put on a different strap. Still feel that if I buy any Panerai it would be a 682.

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