Shock! Horror! Probe!
I can't believe what has happened. The current Mrs MTF and I have been adamant that there is no merit in Panerai watches....well, at least the ones made for public consumption are not. We may concede the few military-issue pieces had a job to do and reason to exist.
Secretly, I quite liked the Radomir lugs and she liked the Luminor crown thingy but not vice versa.
Last week, a watch-buddy took me to a Panerai boutique and I saw this:
The Panerai girl told me it was something called a PAM 049. The current Mrs MTF (and I) actually like the style and 40mm seems almost human-scale!
Looking through the most excellent PuristSPro Panerai forum, we discovered this model that is even better!
By the power of mysterious code numbers, it is called a PAM 114 and at 44mm, the size seems to attract the wife.
Now, we are supposed to go look at Panerai boutique and dealerships....right now...in the next hour! HELP.........over-rated or under-rated?