Incoming...Again

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Incoming...Again

Post by logan2z » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:13 pm

Well, actually it just arrived and this one is a keeper.

After my last experience I was a bit gun shy about doing this again, but I decided to try one last time to find a new PAM000 at a dealer. I carpet bombed the US ADs with emails and finally found one hit at an AD in TX - actually, they said they had two! I wasn't about to buy completely sight-unseen and risk disappointment again, so I pinged Chris (unixshrk) and asked him if he knew anyone in the area of the dealer who might be able to drop by and have a look at the watch before I bought it. He said that Brian (mellonb1) was close and might be able to help. A couple of PMs later and Brian was off to the dealer to be my eyes.

Not only did Brian visit one dealer, but he visited both branches of this AD in order to find the better of the two pieces they had! After seeing the second piece Brian gave me the thumbs up and I decided to pull the trigger. The AD sent it overnight by FedEx and it just arrived. Brian was right, it's perfect.

Needless to say I'm extremely pleased with the watch, but I think the real story here is the kindness and camaraderie of DWC members. I've never met or even spoken to Brian before but he was more than willing to spend his personal time to help me out (Chris and I text each other about watch crap all the time so no surprise that he'd be right there to lend a hand). Very much appreciated :cheers:

Q&D wrist shot (complete with dust and cell phone reflection :rolleyes:). More to come...

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Post by jswing » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:18 pm

Awesome of Brian and congrats on the 000! If I were to get another PAM I think that'd be the one.

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Post by Chocodove » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:27 pm

Nice. Congrats in the watch and i love hearing DWC stories like this.
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Post by aikiman44 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:28 pm

Congratulations, that looks great. Big solid to DWC peeps.
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Post by greenlightning » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:33 pm

Congratulations. Brian and Chris ftw

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Post by mikeylacroix » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:37 pm

Slick

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Post by logan2z » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:47 pm

jswing wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:18 pm
Awesome of Brian and congrats on the 000! If I were to get another PAM I think that'd be the one.
Thanks Jeff. I almost caved and bought a new 005 that my local AD still has in stock. I love that watch as well and it was a less risky buy. But I really wanted the 000 and I'm glad I held out for it.

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Post by rockmastermike » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:48 pm

Outstanding
DWC, FTW

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Post by dukerules » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:07 pm

Awesome all around!

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Post by mellonb1 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:13 pm

It's a beauty, Andrew. Glad I could help you out in your pursuit of the 000. Congrats!

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Post by mechnut » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:26 pm

DWC three way, FTW! Congrats, Andrew. I too would've held out for the zero.

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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:44 pm

Well done all around.

I hear the Texas reacharound involves barbecue sauce....

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:46 pm

I miss mine so much. Selling it was the worst watch decision I ever made.
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Post by logan2z » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:46 pm

mellonb1 wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:13 pm
It's a beauty, Andrew. Glad I could help you out in your pursuit of the 000. Congrats!
Thanks again.

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Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:04 pm

Congrats such a great Watch. I'd love to get another one or a 005.
What happened the first time?


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Post by logan2z » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:12 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:04 pm
Congrats ImageImagesuch a great Watch. I'd love to get another one or a 005.
What happened the first time?
Thanks!

I tracked one down at a US Panerai Boutique but the watch they shipped me was badly scratched. I returned it for a refund.

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Post by logan2z » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:14 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:46 pm
I miss mine so much. Selling it was the worst watch decision I ever made.
I felt that way about selling my 111. This has eased the pain.

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Post by giosdad » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:15 pm

Congrats. Great assist for the win by the Texan DWC'ers
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Post by homathetes » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:22 pm

DWC FTW!!


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Post by r.palace » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:39 pm

DWCFTMFW
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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:40 pm

Super cool. And like you said Brian is a good dude for sure.

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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:41 pm

Congrats, and very nice group effort to those involved.

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Post by jswing » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:56 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:46 pm
I miss mine so much. Selling it was the worst watch decision I ever made.
Me too, and I did it 5 or 6 times...

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Post by hobbit712 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:00 am

Wow....great story!
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Post by unsub073 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:58 am

Very cool for everyone involved.

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