243 Help Needed - If Possible

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Rex911
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243 Help Needed - If Possible

Post by Rex911 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:08 am

Gents, I have an I series 243 which was PVD'd prior to me purchasing it a few years back. I love this watch and as most of you will have the same 'fever' as my wife calls it, I have a substantial amount of £'s invested in straps and buckles!
The issue is I am currently having it services in Liverpool U.K as the AD's wont touch it. Unfortunately the bezel spring is broken - has been for a long time. And I cant get a replacement.

I was just wondering does anyone have one knocking about?

Appreciate your help!
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Post by Panerai7 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:13 am

I don't have a spring knocking about but I'd love to see some pics of PVD 243 please.

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:22 am

Have you tried posting this on the Paneristi forum? It’s pretty quiet there these days, but many of the guys who are left are pretty knowledgeable.
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Re: 243 Help Needed - If Possible

Post by Rex911 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:34 am

Thanks guys....there are some pics on WUS - 911rex username, don't have watch at home is with Perpetual Time in Liverpool for service. I have placed on Paneristi.....just waiting now...

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Post by mattcantwin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:11 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:13 am

I don't have a spring knocking about but I'd love to see some pics of PVD 243 please.
I took the liberty of grabbing a pic from WUS; looks sharp.


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Post by Panerai7 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:16 am

mattcantwin wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:11 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:13 am

I don't have a spring knocking about but I'd love to see some pics of PVD 243 please.
I took the liberty of grabbing a pic from WUS; looks sharp.


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Thanks Matt, looks stealthy, sharp.

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Re: 243 Help Needed - If Possible

Post by Rex911 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:43 am

Thanks, that's it.....nice piece....One of the fine chaps on paneristi suggested that 24/25 parts may be an option......any chance?

Really appreciate any help

Thanks

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Post by aikiman44 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:55 am

That looks fantastic.
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Re: 243 Help Needed - If Possible

Post by Rex911 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:58 pm

Thanks gents, may not be to everyones taste but I really like it.......

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243 Help Needed - If Possible

Post by nweash » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:03 am

5 posts in a year and all you want are my spare parts.

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Re: 243 Help Needed - If Possible

Post by Rex911 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:14 am

Never been a prolific poster on any forum......just decided to reach out and see if I could get some help or advice.......

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Re: 243 Help Needed - If Possible

Post by streetracer101 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:41 am

Can't you send it to the manufacturer and source it directly?

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Re: 243 Help Needed - If Possible

Post by Rex911 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:11 am

Sadly not.....the owners of the group do not sell any spares.....

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Re: 243 Help Needed - If Possible

Post by DON » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:00 pm

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 in case someone tried to pull a fast one.

Either have to find a sympathetic Panerai service agent that will look at or live with it as Panerai won't sell parts

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Re: 243 Help Needed - If Possible

Post by Rex911 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:31 am

Update - watch is now serviced - unfortuntely without bezel spring - I can live with it!

Picking up Sunday....... :grin:

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