News From Panerai!!

Discussion in 'Panerai Watches' started by SPACE-DWELLER, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. leopardprey

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    The new Panerai models are nice, but I would wait another year, until they are in their second year of production. Just like buying a new car, best to wait until second year so as any problems with the new movement/engine has can be worked out.

    Though the Unitas hand wound movements and 7750 movements Panerai uses are not in house and inexpensive movements, they are proven work horses, easy to repair/service, and very reliable.

    What I would have really liked from Panerai would be something similar to the new 312, but without the date feature, as I am preferring these days watches without the date.
  2. RW16610

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    Yeah, that sounds pretty sensible to me, Chad :thumbsup: :cheers:
  3. Dolphin23

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    312 all the way!!! :worship: :drool:, it has everything I want from a Panerai.
  4. colemanitis

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    Welcome back, Chad! :cheers:
  5. SPACE-DWELLER

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    Welcome back, Chad! :cheers:

    I would say that the new mvts. seem to be pretty good tested..

    From another thread (click on arrow in quote to go to it):

  6. colemanitis

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    I'm sure the movements have been tested and are reliable, however I do understand Chad's statement regarding waiting a year. I'm sure that Panerai will make a few fine adjustments to the movement after they see how it performs in real world situations. :cheers:
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    Chad's got a point, though, since for instance the Cal. 2002 beating inside for examle the PAM233 actually did have problems in the start (especially problems with the power reserve) as far as I can understand from the Paneristi guys and from other watch sources.
  8. Goldbug

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    I would have to agree with Chad's point on this. :thumbsup:


    John
  9. Xelor

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    It's a valid point, but it's also why they come with a warranty. I would perhaps advise against going gray market on a new model till they get all the kinks worked out.