I took the plunge !!!!!

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I took the plunge !!!!!

Post by caesarmascetti » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:51 pm

I did it have a Pam 510 incoming brand new !!!! Photos to follow

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Post by pbj204 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:13 pm

Nice. Love the 8 day movement

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Post by Rick448 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:23 pm

Congrats, love that watch.
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Post by ericf4 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:30 pm

Ohhhhhhh

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Post by Panerai7 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:29 pm

Congrats and looking forward to some pics

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Post by mattcantwin » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:59 pm

:thumbsup:
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Post by logan2z » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:09 pm

Great choice, congrats.

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Post by mechnut » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:58 am

Congrats! Solid PAM :cheers:

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Post by marchone » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:57 pm

Solid choice. The 8-day movement rocks. Congrats.
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Post by Nellipj » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:12 pm

Well done :clap: Can't wait to see pics :thumbsup:

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Post by Americandave » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:13 pm

Great choice! I think the 8 days are the top of the current lineup

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Post by Grahamcombat » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:58 pm

Nice!! I've always liked the look of those.


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Post by caesarmascetti » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:41 pm

ok pics to follow, so far so good very nice finish seems to be losing about 2-3sec per day so good there. Very comfy on the wrist and wears smaller IMO than 44mm would suggest. Lume is very good. The only down side so far is the leather strap, thin and doesn't feel like very high grade leather. I'm comparing it to my Ennebi straps and the Pam one is really underwhelming

The dial is very nice as well, and the four line dial balances the look out for me.

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Post by R@cerx » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:37 pm

Yeah, OEM straps are awful. When I received my 372, I literally opened the box screwdriver in hand and removed what was attached with a Kostas.
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Post by logan2z » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:44 pm

R@cerx wrote:Yeah, OEM straps are awful. When I received my 327, I literally opened the box screwdriver in hand and removed what was attached with a Kostas.
The OEM straps seem to vary a lot. I didn't like either of the ones that came with my 372 either, but I just bought the one pictured below and it's really nice. I have an OEM strap for my 190 that I really like too.

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Funny anecdote. The saleswoman at my AD made a big deal about the 'Made in Italy' quality of the strap. I flipped it over to take a look at the underside and it was clearly stamped 'Made in Austria'. She was pretty :oops: The leather may be Italian but who knows...

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Post by R@cerx » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:05 pm

^^^
Nice looking strap. Is it tapered?

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Post by logan2z » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:28 pm

R@cerx wrote:^^^
Nice looking strap. Is it tapered?
Yes, to 24mm.

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Post by matt.wu » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:17 pm

Oddly, and I've always known I'm in the minority on this, the PAM OEM straps are amongst my favorite leather straps. Tapered in both width and thickness, the right length for my preference, and super super comfortable. The JV and Assolutamente in particular are go-tos for me.
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Post by logan2z » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:23 pm

matt.wu wrote:Oddly, and I've always known I'm in the minority on this, the PAM OEM straps are amongst my favorite leather straps. Tapered in both width and thickness, the right length for my preference, and super super comfortable. The JV and Assolutamente in particular are go-tos for me.
I didn't used to be a fan of the tapering but it is nice on a watch with 26mm lugs as the strap feels less bulky around the wrist.

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:14 am

26/24 is the perfect taper. 26/22 looks odd.
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Post by caesarmascetti » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:26 am

caesarmascetti wrote:I did it have a Pam 510 incoming brand new !!!! Photos to follow
Here are some quick and dirties, from the IPhone:

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definitely wears smaller that 44mm would suggest

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Re: I took the plunge !!!!!

Post by rockmastermike » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:28 am

Wow - that looks fantastic!

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Re: I took the plunge !!!!!

Post by caesarmascetti » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:32 pm

thanks Mike, very nice watch fits me really well

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Post by caesarmascetti » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:39 pm

Ok guys so this Panerai bug has bitten me, I've contracted the same guy that built my 6152 homage with the Hamilton 912, make me a Pam 372 homage with a Zenith, hand wind movement 230, essentially a Zenith version of a 6497 (chronometer grade, nicely decorated, with a display back. I'll post pics as soon as he sends me some. Obviously not a PAM but his work is excellent and the movement is very nice

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