Panerai 90 (PAM00090)

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  1. SPACE-DWELLER

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    The PAM00090 is really starting to grow on me for the following reasons:

    • It has minute markers all the way around the dial (not just the 5-markers). No need to guess what time it is!
    • It has a power reserve indicator - nice feature, imho.
    • It has a date function. Not too fond of the cyclops but I can live with it.
    • It has NO exhibition caseback (never were a fan of them on Panerai watches).

    I only wish it would have a matte case and polished bezel like the "1950" cases.

    Questions:

    1. On Panerai.com (see link above), the lugs seem to have screws whereas another PAM 90 listed here for sale sports the "Easy Exchange" bars.
      So do the new(est) ones come with this feature?
    2. Does the watch have a "hacking" feature (full stop seconds hand via winding crown)?
  2. colemanitis

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    1. J-series and newer will have the "easy exchange" strap system. They probably just have an older watch pictured on ther Web site.

    2. I believe the movement should hack, but someone will have to confirm this, so don't take my word for it.
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    I have a J for sale right now.
    It has the easy change system, the one you saw must have been older.

    By utilizing the Valjoux 7750 base movement in the new PAM 90, Panerai was able to use the existing constants seconds counter (hacking) at the 9:00 position without any further modification (This is a change from the previous SOPROD-based power reserve that represented the constant seconds counter centrally).
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    Thanks for the info! :thumbsup: :cheers:

    BTW.: I had a closer look at a PAM 176 recently at my AD (Brian - "staun" here went there with me). The AD had just received it, so it must be the most recent series. This watch did not sport the easy strap exchange system. Well, maybe the Ti models get updated later.
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    Hmmm perhaps the base models do not have it.
    My AD has a 279 and it has the quick change from what
    I recall when drooling on it.
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    The base models don't have the strap change system. :cheers:
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    Yeah...that's sucks!!! But I love Historic models.
    Go for 90, Bo!!!
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    yes bo..pam 90 is nice. you shold consider getting one.

    are you a radiomir fan? a simple 287 maybe?

    cheers

    james
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    Thanks for the clarification. :thumbsup: :cheers:
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    Bo, ive had my 90 over a year and a half now and it is a great watch and i do feel that it is underrated by people like us. However, my only problem is that i started liking the sandwich dials after which is a problem for me now because everytime i see a sandwich dial i kick myself lol. You make a good point about the polished case and bezel, it would be much nicer with a brushed case, i also like brushed!
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    So get the case brushed....
    Why not???
    People do it, I have seen pics on other boards.
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    Not my kind of thing. Just like i wouldnt brush out the center polished links on any Rolex.
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    Rolex isn't the same...
    For some reason with Panerai the purist and all accept
    DLC and all that....

    The funny thing is in the long run it would likely add to the value
    if you were ever to sell it, Panerais are funny like that.

    BUT I can respect what you are saying.
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    Like SS radiomirs that have had hour and minute hands changed to gold hands? Naah i dont think so, Panerai would never add in value because you added your own touch to it, thats my opinion.
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    Adding gold hands no but honestly brushing and doing things
    like DLC and other case treatments has been known to add to the value
    (just look through the various for sale forums)

    Anyway the beauty of it all is it is your watch and you can have it however you
    want :)
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    DLC=PVD??

    If you mean PVD, thats because that in fashion now and nothing more. and once again, just my opinion. and your right any person can wear whatever they want how they want, thats the best thing about owning a watch :thumbsup:
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    DLC and PVD are more or less the same thing....
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    Interesting idea to have the case brushed. However, like Thani, I'm just not into changing the original appearance of a watch. Yes, it might look better, but it would still bug me that I'd changed the specs of the watch.

    I'd also agree with Thani concerning the sandwich dial. Imho, the PAM 90 would look even cooler with it and would also tend to prefer the "open" 6's and 9's but as I've said before I suppose I could live with the applied numerals dial.

    Panerai sometimes drives me crazy. :banghead:
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    I'd leave whatever you get stock. Just IMO. I like the 164 too. (combo brushed/polished). The 90 is very cool too, a bit more dressy maybe. Have you seen the 88 yet in person?
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    No, haven't seen the PAM 88 in person, yet. It looks very nice judging from the pics, though. :thumbsup: