Checking the accuracy on a PAM 111?

Discussion in 'Panerai Watches' started by Xelor, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Xelor

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    Wow great results!!!!!!!!
    :worship:

    I'm currently at 55:44:00 and still ticking. I can only dream of coming close to 59:24 at this point.
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    Well the final numbers are in. When I went to bed last night at 11pm it was still running which is why I was unable to post last night. Got up this morning and noticed it stopped shortly after I went to bed.

    So here is the PR...
    60 hrs 23 minutes 41 seconds.
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    That's INSANE!!!! :beardjump: I told you I had my fingers crossed for 60 hours... it must've worked! :lol: Or it could be that Panerai builds amazing watches! :rocker: :rocker: :rocker:
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    I can only think it must be both, they do make great watches and thanks for keeping your fingers crossed for me.
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    WOW! What results. I know that makes you feel good.


    John
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    Jeff, great reserve on the watch. :thumbsup:
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    Thats amazing, reconfirms the quality of Panerai.:thumbsup::goodpost:
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    Awesome result! :yahoo: :party:
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    Sure does! Thanks John

    Thanks Dex!

    Agreed.

    Thanks Rommel. :thumbsup:
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    It's such a nice and satisfying feeling when a watch you've spent so much money on actually delivers the quality you had expected! :thumbsup:
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    You said it Bo!
  12. Xelor

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    Learned something new this weekend regarding hacking the seconds hand on the 111. If the watch has too much power it won't work. I gave my watch a full wind Saturday morning and could not get the hack to work so I just tried after 48 hours or so and it worked. It took 59 turns of the crown to fully wind it at that point.

    So if you're going to try hacking the seconds hand let it run way down, perhaps stop, then give it a little power with a few twists then pull the crown out to set the time ahead of the official time. Then with the crown still pulled out, gently rotate it CCW till the second hand stops. I suggest practicing to get a feel for how little the crown needs to be turned CCW, it really is just a fraction of a hair turn. The moment the official time reaches the time you set on your watch give the crown a nudge CW and carefully push the crown back in and give it a full winding.
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    Great tip, Jeff! I'll give it a try! :thumbsup: