Which Panerai and why?

Discussion in 'Panerai Watches' started by MYK, Dec 14, 2008.

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Which Panerai do you like better, the Pam 164 J or the Pam 240 K?

  1. Panerai Pam 164 J.

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. Panerai Pam 240 K.

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Panerai PAM 212 Chrono Flyback

    5 vote(s)
    45.5%
  4. Neither, stick with your Ceramic GMT Master II. Rolex RULES!

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. MYK

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    I'm between these two Panerais, which would do you prefer and why? The Pam 164 J is limited to 2000 watches and the 240 k is limited to 500. I leaning towards the 240 because the dial is a lot neater. Anything else I need to consider?

    Pam 164 J:


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    Pam 240 K:


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    EDIT:

    I also threw this in the blender but unfortunately couldn't edit the poll.

    Pam 212:

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  2. daveathall

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    Just my opinion, I like the 164, the polished case makes it just that little bit more versatile, could be worn with more formal attire, both are beauties though, cant see you being disappointed with either.

    Wish people wouldn't post Pannerai watches, I am getting the itch really bad, it wont do my bank balance any good, they are so beautiful that matrimonial harmony is bound to suffer.:rofl::rofl::rofl:
  3. MYK

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    What about the 212, over the above. I think it looks better than the other two.
  4. SPACE-DWELLER

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    I went ahead and added the PAM 212 to the poll. :cheers:

    The 212 would also be my favourite for the following reasons:

    1) It has the 1950 case

    2) It has a superdomed crystal

    3) Superb flyback chrono mechanism.

    4) No date. Personally, I don't like date apartures on Panerai's unless it's without the cyclops (PAM 233 + 270).
  5. leopardprey

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    If choosing the above Panerais, I would agree with Bo's points and go with the 212. The 212 is a great watch.
  6. Cmaster03

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    Great minds think alike. :lol:

    Agree with Bo and Chad on this. :thumbsup:
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    To fuel the fire, here are some pics of chrono rattrapante (PAM 213)that I tried on at my AD recently. The PAM 212 and 213 share the same case style and both have the superdomed crystal, so maybe these pics can give you an idea of how it looks like:

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  8. MYK

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    Thank you all for your feedback.

    Bo, thank you a lot for adding the 212 to the poll and for the superb photos. I just came back from the AD and tried out the 212. I'm in love!

    (Again, sorry for the lousy pictures. Blackerry's lousy camera!)

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    I like both the 164 and the 212, but like the 212 a lot more. Plus the 212 is BNIB! Here's the catch, the AD wants 2000$ over my GMT for the 212, where as the 164 wouldn't cost me a penny. Watch for watch. So the real question is: is the upgrade from a like new 164 to a brand new 212 really worth the 2000$? Plus there would be no wait time with the 212.
  9. MYK

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    Bo, it's mods like you that make forums worthwhile. Thanks again!

    But I hate you for posting the pics of the 213, now the pic I took looks like it was taken by a 4 year old using a broken, disposable camera. :p
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    No problem! :cheers:

    To be honest, though, imho that PAM simply looks too big on your wrist. Sorry, but that's what I feel when I see the pic. A case should never extend beyond the width of one's wrist, imho. The GMT IIc fits you much better in that respect.
  11. MYK

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    I think ur right bo. And 2000 is a lot of money.
  12. RW16610

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    This is a tough call but you got some great advice earlier in this topic. If you like those watches enough to seriously consider ditchng your GMT Master II (or owning both if possible) go for the Panerai.
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    I went for the 212 because I much prefered the look of the watch as well as the additinal complication of the Flyback chronograph.
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    The 212 is an amazing looking watch. :worship: I'm confused about the price of the 212. The retail on this watch is $11,600. How in the world is your AD willing to take your GMT + $2000 for it? :thinking:
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    I would go for the 42mm IWC Flieger Chronograph (not the "Spitfire") on an SS bracelet instead. Somehow I think you would love that watch!
  16. MYK

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    You're right jeff, it turned out to be used for a couple of months but he meant he would honor the warranty for 2 years from the day I buy.
  17. colemanitis

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    That makes sense. That still seems like a great deal! :thumbsup:
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    Even though I love my 240J, the 164 would be a more versatile watch. Brushed with black dial. I wear the 24 more often than the 240 because of this. Now, if you wear browns more often than not, you'll get a ton of use out of the 240. :thumbsup: I'm not a huge fan of the 212 for some reason.
  19. MYK

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    Thank you all for your great advice. I'm sticking to my Rolex for now, there are still a lot of Rolex watches that I have on my short list. I need to get over them before I move on. I'm a one watch guy.
  20. RW16610

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    Yeah it is best you cool it for now, enjoy what you have and just save for the next over time so you know 110% sure it is "the one" you want.