Time for a PAM, Chip!

Discussion in 'Panerai Watches' started by colemanitis, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. colemanitis

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    Dallas is one of the many US cities that'll be receiving a Panerai boutique. Start saving your money, Chip! :rocker: :rocker: :rocker:
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    Ha!
    I'd be lying if I'd deny that the recent PAM influx here on the forum did not give me an itch...

    However, I am about to sell a watch to pay for other stuff so I doubt anything new will be in my near future.
    2012 might be the first year in a long time without a new watch.
  3. colemanitis

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    It'll make for some fun window shopping atleast. :cheers:
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    I'm not even going to go see the store.
    Too painful lol.
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    Chip, Chip, Chip, you obviously need advice in how best to finance a few new watches. First, you join the EU and start spending like mad. Don't stop. Stopping is a sign of weakness. Just spend, spend, spend. Just make sure you get nice low interest rates in your purchases. By the time the EU finds out you are spending way above your needs, you will have one of the greatest collections of watches in the free world. When the EU starts to demand what is going on and demand for you to return the money, you just tell them you don't have the money but you are wiling to return maybe one watch for a refund. They will jack up your interest rates, but call their bluff. Hang tough, threaten to default, or offer only to give them one watch back. After a while, they will cave and let you keep your watches. Not only that, but they will give you more money to buy more watches. :rofl:
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    I´ve heard about a Pam Longhorn LE

    Don´t mess with Tejas :cigar:


    BTW how many boutiques do you have in the US ?
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    Don't tell me you're selling your speedy

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    Noooooo!
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    Speedy stays.
    It's the BR that sadly has to go.
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    Dex... That was funny. :)
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    IF you were going to buy a PAM, which model would you go for, Chip? :thinking:
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    Dex,

    EU? This sounds like what happened in the US with Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac and everybody wanting to buy a house with no money down!! :lol: :lol:


    John
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    I say EU you say Fannie Mac. I say potato, you say potatoe. :rofl:
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    The number of boutiques around the globe is expected to double within a year from 25 to around 50. We've seen several USA boutiques popping up and being announced lately.

    Boutiques in the USA, both opened and coming soon are...

    Beverly Hills, CA
    San Diego, CA
    NYC, NY
    Boca Raton, FL
    Ball Harbour, FL
    Palm Beach, FL
    Dallas, TX

    And hopefully many more still to be announced! :thumbsup:
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    I wish they would open one in Denver. :banghead:
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    I live in Boca Raton. Bal Harbour is 40 miles south, Palm Beach 40 miles north. So three PAM boutiques within 80 miles ! The rents for each are outrageous. There is no way a boutique can sell enough watches to cover their individual overhead. No way. Not to mention too many grey market dealers in the area who are fierce competition. I bought my 088 BNIB for over 2k less, grey market, than had I walked into the boutique. With all the goodies.

    I love my 088. No regrets. Smiles at me everyday. I wonder if this boutique strategy is sustainable for Panerai though.
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    Bo, I honestly do not have enough knowledge to spit out model numbers so I am going to just describe what I'd get. :)

    It would be either something like Jeff has or the basic PAM he used to have with seconds hand and sandwich dial. A 111 I believe?
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    It's not just Panerai. Rolex and Omega are also opening more boutiques. Brands are misrepresented by ADs, plus boutiques give manufacturers complete control of their inventories. Does it make sense financially? Time will tell.
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    Yep, that's the PAM 111. A fine timepiece! :thumbsup:
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    Money no object... I like the 1950 Flyback Chronograph. I think that's what it is called.
    Too expensive for this life time and probably too big as well.

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