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Discussion in 'Panerai Watches' started by Des71, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Des71

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    Just bought a pam359, wonder what really is 3 days power reserve and how it works. After wearing it for a day and left it on the table and found out that it stops after more than a day. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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    Welcome to TKF. :cheers:

    Did you try manually winding the watch first? I'd suggest winding it 40 turns and wearing it for a day, noting the time you put it down and the time it stops. If it's a brand new watch and doesn't have the power reserve it's supposed to then the dealers you bought it from should help you resolve the problem.
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    Thanks Roger,
    Did try manually winding the next time I wore, but strange to find out that it's faster by around 8 minutes after 2 days (without wearing it). Any idea?
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    First of all . . . .congrats - the 359 is wonderful. The P.9000 movement are not COSC certified, but 8 minutes are too much in just two days. If the watch is brand new, I would recommend wearing it a couple of month before you get it regulated ( which is an easy task for a watchmaker ) . . . because it takes some time for the watch 'running in' . . . just like a car :thumbsup:

    The suggested 40 times winding is a fine recommendation. After that it should be just about fully winded. There is a mecanism, so it can't be overwinded . . . .so go ahead :cheers:
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    Gooday and Welcome to TKF:cheers:

    Is a bit much with 8 min., You should contact Your AD where You got it from and express Your concerns early in case there is a problem and it's left too long.

    As Henrik mentioned, new watches do need a bit of time to settle, but with all new things, nothing is ever perfect and faulty parts/issues should be resolved as soon as possible.

    Never the less, Congrats and enjoy this fine watch:thumbsup:
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    That sounds unsatisfactory to me, for a precision, Swiss-made and expensive watch. Unless it says, somewhere in the literature that came with it, something like; 'this watch will not be accurate for a few months, then... who knows,' I'd take it back ASAP.
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    Welcome to TKF! :cheers:

    How many hours during the day do you wear the PAM 359?
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    Bo, around 5 to 6 hours a day...
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    Henrik, what's the diffrence between a certified COSC and a non certified?
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    for 5 to 6 hours it should have reach 3 day's reserve unless your wrist idling most of the time ... i had mine 320 on alternate day and is fully wound up to 3 days by day's end ... about 8 hours of wearing a day ... i do have normal wrist motion in the office ...
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    That would explain it... your watch needs to be worn for more like 10 to 12 hours to have sufficient power reserve.

    If you wear the watch for only about 5-6 hours a day, on the third day the PR would have been run down to a critical, low point. This would also have an influence on the accuracy.
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    On a full wind your PAM should run for 3 full days off of the wrist. If you're wearing the watch on a regular basis it shouldn't stop running at all and you should never have to manually wind it. A watch gaining 8 minutes in two days is totally unnacceptable. It should be keeping time within a few seconds each day. IMHO you should bring your watch back to the AD and speak with them about your problems and concerns. :cheers:
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    A certified has been calibrated, and undergoing various test, to see if it laying within +6 second to -4 seconds in 24 hours. No doubt the P.9000 can go that precise after an calibration also :thumbsup:
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    Agreed! The PAM 312 that I owned for a while had the Cal. 9000, too. It was one of the most accurate watches I've ever had! :thumbsup:
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    At a minimum, let your AD know so at least you have some record of a potential problem.


    John
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    Thanks guys for all the infos, will try wearing it more often for a couple of days more before going to the AD. See what happens and wish me good luck....
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    Best of luck!
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    Let us know how it goes.


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    I'm 100% with Jeff on this. Granted any mechanical watch needs a break-in time to get really accurate, but a new Panny should be running +/- 6 per day out of the box, and should run 3 days sitting still in the box on a full wind, and wearing it even 5-6 hours a day will power up the PR enough to not ever need to wind it unless you take it off for >3 days.

    The P.9000 movement, like all the OP in-house movements, have had teething problems. While not exactly common, they're not that uncommon either. Take it back and have the AD test it and regulate it, or demand a replacement (not likely, but you never know). The AD may have to send it to a Richemont service centre, meaning you won't see your watch for 6-8 weeks (or more cuz yes, their service takes a loooong time).

    Let us know how it goes.
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    Thanks John