No Compromises!

Discussion in 'Panerai Watches' started by SPACE-DWELLER, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. colemanitis

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    I just could never spend 10k for a SS watch with an ETA movement. It makes no sense to me.
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    10k in the states? 127 is selling over 16k in singapore....:banghead:

  3. RW16610

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    I have to fully agree with you on this one. That seems a bit :crazy: to me also for a steel only watch that has a normal ETA movement. Would expect a lot more for something in that price range.
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    Well... It isn't QUITE an ETA movement. The parts are ETA/ UNITAS 6498, but the bridges and regulating thingies are not.

    I wouldn't say, the price is reasonable. It IS a lot of money... And it is artificially priced, not to reflect true value/cost of manufacture, rather a price, costumers will pay and high enough to give a certain bragging effect. Actually, I think Rolex invented it ;-)
  5. Marrk

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    What a beautiful watch, Bo!

    I, too, am a fan of "historical correctness" and a non-fan of out-of-house movements. So, I am also in love-hate with the Ref. 249 for the same reasons. :dummy:
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    I'd agree that the mvt. isn't exactly exclusive since it's basically an ETA Unitas, albeit with COSC rating, the different bridge and swan neck reg system - (thanks for the update, Rolf). Also, yes, it certainly is a lot of money but I just love the PAM 127 since it's just "right" in terms of design, imho.
  7. Watchreport DE

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    Jeff you´re the man here :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Unitas like this in a

    1000 €
    2000 €
    3000 € watch

    might be ok, but in a Fiddy? :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:

    Buy a fake Fiddy and keep the money Bo!
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    Agreed. As others pointed out, the mvt. isn't exclusive. I read somewhere that the actual cost would be about Euro 150 including the upgrades.
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    Yeah that seems :crazy: to me, indeed.
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    Guys, thanks for all your excellent replies and pieces of advice! I'll leave this PAM be then. :thumbsup:
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    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  12. Marrk

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    Well, now that that's over, how about the Kobold "Spirit of America"?

    It's a nice lookin' watch, Bo . . . it could be the Fiddy of 2019.


    :cheers:
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    Kobold does make some nice watches, and they are even using some movements now that are 80% of their own manufacture.

    Want a solid dive watch with a ETA movement? Check out RGM's Diver!!!
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    I mention the Kobold "Spirit of America" because it has a classic simplicity and a clean look, which are akin to the Panerai in the o.p. :thumbsup:
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    Thanks for the tip, Mark! I'll check it out! :thumbsup::cheers:
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    Bo you have exquisite taste!

    Before getting my PAM312 I was also after this model but the non-inhouse movement turned me off otherwise I would have hunted it down.

    Is it not produced any more? If so, when was last production and current market price for a BNIB or LN spec.

    But perhaps you should go with a 233 or 279 as I have heard you yearn for a super dome and than retreat to the 312 because it is a more logical decision in the end. But go with the super dome coz I know that will satisfy you enough that you may never flip it as you may one day flip the 312 when you realize (if you do) that your heart is also a super dome shaped muscle.