Oct 20, 2021,14:54 PM

Without any doubt the 249.

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A good old question: Panerai PAM 249 or 232?

 By: amanico : March 5th, 2020-00:49
Even though these 2 47 mm Radiomir share the same case, lugs, crown and movement ( UNITAS ), their dials and hands are very specific and give them a truly different personality. Credit picture: Unknown, but I will happily credit on request. Black " Califo...  

The answer is ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 5th, 2020-01:35

Top shot. 1-1. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 5th, 2020-02:13

🥂 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 5th, 2020-03:20


 By: Echi : March 5th, 2020-02:00
If they issued the 232 with a plexi (I think the 232 OOR had them though) it may have been a real dilemma. Of course, the safe answer would always be to get both! Thanks for the side by side!

No doubt...249 - very original

 By: mahesh : March 5th, 2020-02:41
Old love...die hard ! ...  

While the 232 was the darling, I could never really get to like it.

 By: Jay (Eire) : March 5th, 2020-04:28
It was too flat, that’s the best way to describe it. So 249 all the way. I didn’t buy either, but I did get a Cali Radiomir a little later.

I go against the grain here

 By: VinnieD : March 5th, 2020-05:07
232 - quite a good proxy for the unobtainable PAM0021 By the way, should any Purist own a 21, I would be very keen to look at some pics. These are rare birds indeed.

232 for me amicu

 By: Joker2a : March 5th, 2020-05:32

Easy answer...249 [nt]

 By: nacelle : March 5th, 2020-06:04

Timely question for me...

 By: kkochheiser : March 5th, 2020-06:31
And one I’m unable to answer for at least another week! Kent

LOL! [nt]

 By: amanico : March 5th, 2020-22:20

Nice dilemma to have

 By: Gaulix : March 5th, 2020-11:27
Both great references and both would be great in the collection. I would however get a 721 ahead of a 232. I really love the 249 and its on my bucket list so it definitely gets my vote.

232 [nt]

 By: aperna : March 9th, 2020-15:25

I have both, but...

 By: Beef : March 10th, 2020-20:51
...if I had to choose one it’d be the 249. Still, IMO, one of the best releases ever.

The 232 was long on my wishlist... until the 721 came out. I choose the 721.

 By: Ahoi : March 10th, 2020-22:55
If i had to decide in between both I would now go with the 249.

249 ...

 By: Greenwatch : March 15th, 2020-02:36
Only because I have a Pam 791 Anonimo.


 By: gregcarraram3 : March 18th, 2020-17:24
Both These look awesome and thank you for the pictures everyone!

I vote 232

 By: mrowkoob : October 13th, 2021-19:46
Why? Sandwich dial and Gold hands is something I prefer. A negative is that is too flat and has no Plexi. I might choose the 2020 over the 232.

232 for me please:)

 By: Ahoi : October 13th, 2021-20:44

And 13-7, now!

 By: amanico : October 13th, 2021-21:06

What a silly question....

 By: sergio : October 13th, 2021-21:09
BOTH, obviously :P ...  

Sorry, Master. ;)

 By: amanico : October 13th, 2021-21:27


 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2021-09:06

I agree. 232 here as well...👍

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 15th, 2021-14:14


 By: grigo : October 20th, 2021-14:54
Without any doubt the 249.


 By: neville : October 20th, 2021-20:48
even though I've had two and its never stuck. Alwats thought it too "flat", although saw one earlier this year with a plexi fitted and it looked superb! Cali dial just doesnt do it for me.

Definitely 249 for me. 232 is nice but the hands are short

 By: John HS : October 23rd, 2021-11:45
which I always find it odd, imo. Thanks John