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Post by logan2z » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:07 pm

I know the love for Panerai has waned a bit on DWC but I still love the brand and the classic historic models.

I've been missing my 111 ever since I sold it and wanted to pick up another 44mm PAM. After a friend's failed attempt to find one recently (he's since moved onto the next shiny object), I decided to try my hand at hunting down a BNIB 000 and so I put out a bunch of feelers recently. Out of the blue today an AD contacted me and told me they had one left in stock. I grabbed it and it's on it's way to me as I type this. Should be here in a day or so. Now I finally have a use for that box of 24mm straps gathering dust in my closet...

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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:17 pm

Haven't waned here
Congrats

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:27 pm

Dibs.
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Post by logan2z » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:54 pm

Thanks guys, and dibs noted :)

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Post by jtbenson » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:12 pm

congrats andrew.
still love the early pieces.
still want to try a rad some day, 190 pull has always been strong.
can't wait to see your pics, and strap collection.
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Post by rockmastermike » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:23 pm

The Force is strong with Panerai
To be in England in the summertime, with my love, close to the edge

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Post by logan2z » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:25 pm

jtbenson wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:12 pm
congrats andrew.
still love the early pieces.
still want to try a rad some day, 190 pull has always been strong.
can't wait to see your pics, and strap collection.
Thanks, I'll definitely post up some pics as soon as the watch arrives.

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Post by logan2z » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:26 pm

rockmastermike wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:23 pm
The Force is strong with Panerai
Apparently

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Post by mechnut » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:07 pm

Huge congrats! Without apology, Panerai is by far my favorite brand. Can't wait to see your pics.

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Post by mattcantwin » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:39 pm

Pretty lucky getting that contact from the AD. :thumbsup:
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Post by cdnwatchguy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:47 pm

Always a brand I have liked the looks of but somehow none have ever stuck for me.
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Post by Nellipj » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:15 pm

Congrats Andrew! No waning here, I love my threesome :grin:

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Post by Jeep99dad » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:09 pm

Congrats. Love the base Pams I need one at some point. My 24mm straps have been sitting in a box too long


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Post by logan2z » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:48 pm

Nellipj wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:15 pm
Congrats Andrew! No waning here, I love my threesome :grin:
This will complete my trio too - but I don't discount another in the future ;)

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Post by logan2z » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:48 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:39 pm
Pretty lucky getting that contact from the AD. :thumbsup:
Surprised the heck out of me when I looked down and saw the email from them. Really didn't expect it.

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Post by unixshrk » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:56 am

Great watch

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Post by logan2z » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:55 pm

Well, unfortunately this one doesn't have a happy ending.

I received the watch on Wednesday and was shocked to see it's condition - it had numerous scratches on the non-crown side of the case, one on the bezel and a couple of small dings as well. This was sold as a "new" watch from (wait for it...) a Panerai Boutique! I have no idea how they could have possibly thought this watch was fit to be sold as new. I have a two year old 372 that I've worn often and it is in far better condition. Needless to say I returned the watch for a refund. On the plus side they sent along a very cool two-volume hardcover set of books (in a nice slip cover) detailing all of the Panerai Special Editions from 1997-2014 which they told me to keep. That was a very nice gesture, but I would have preferred the watch... :crybaby:

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Post by rockmastermike » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:59 pm

sorry to hear that, Andrew - that sucks. Now reload and find another...good luck
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Post by logan2z » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:08 pm

rockmastermike wrote:
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sorry to hear that, Andrew - that sucks. Now reload and find another...good luck
Thanks Mike. I'm very reluctant to buy second-hand Panerais given all of the fakes out there which is why I was happy to find one at an AD. Oh well, plenty of other watches to be bought...

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Post by Panerai7 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:38 pm

Sorry to hear about that Andrew
There's always another 000 around the corner.

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Post by matt.wu » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:28 pm

Sounds like a floor model. "Display new". Sorry to hear it.
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Post by aikiman44 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:52 pm

Unforgivable on their part. The hunt goes on; sometimes the best part.
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Post by logan2z » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:08 pm

matt.wu wrote:Sounds like a floor model. "Display new". Sorry to hear it.
Yeah, seems like it spent considerable time on the floor ;) Certainly not what I'd call the "boutique experience".

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Post by unixshrk » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:44 pm

logan2z wrote:
matt.wu wrote:Sounds like a floor model. "Display new". Sorry to hear it.
Yeah, seems like it spent considerable time on the floor ;) Certainly not what I'd call the "boutique experience".
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Post by cdnwatchguy » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:09 pm

At least them made good on it.
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