If these absolute HORRORS....

Sep 01, 2018,17:06 PM

didn't make Panerai go down the tubes...nothing will:



PAM088. Picture obtained on the Web.

This "stuff" doesn't even look, like Panerai. Dig? smile All the above I.M.O. of course

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Mini Panerai in Singapore

 By: jomni1 : August 29th, 2018-22:09
Feels bigger than 38mm but not my style either. ...  

Cool! Okay m going to check it out

 By: traineract : August 30th, 2018-00:43
Are u at orchard ion boutique?

Ah nice!

 By: traineract : August 30th, 2018-04:41
Welcome. I'm from sunny Singapore!

I think the DUE series look really good

 By: Geo : August 29th, 2018-23:12
Of course they do not have the same specs as the classic Panerai models, like for instance water resistant. But who cares; I do not know anybody who dives with his 47mm Panerai. At first I was a bit sceptical, but I think this is a good move. GEO

Is there a typical Paneristi?

 By: MTF : August 30th, 2018-04:02
jomni1, Thanks for the "live" photos. The smaller size case fit your wrist well objectively irrespective of subjective factors. You quoted "typical Paneristi". I wonder if today there is such a "person" since we have social media and horology websites tha... 

I am not at all a fan of the due series.

 By: Ahoi : August 30th, 2018-04:38
The crown protection just looks silly to me. If I want some smaller panerais then i would always go for a Radiomir . But tastes are different and in this context the dues are contributing their part on it .

If you substitute typical with...orthodox...

 By: sergio : August 30th, 2018-08:38
there are quite a bit. Not as many as the "turists", to be sure, but there are a number of...us...that think: "I wish I had died BEFORE seeing these abominations".

That's funny!

 By: JohnFM : September 1st, 2018-11:52
I would probably choose life over seeing these watches, but they do seem at odds with what Panerai was always about. If I want a smaller watch, there are many choices. Panerai is attractive to me for its history and simple, bold design, intended originall... 

For me the question is not so

 By: MTR : August 31st, 2018-17:07
much if we all are diving or not. I think it is more a question whether the case is able to protect the movement sufficiently against all exterior influences. And for me the WR is a strong indicator for this quality. And the high ability of the watch case... 

A Panerai that withstands

 By: MTR : August 30th, 2018-13:22
just the rain... Why not at least WR 100m? I am sure this would have been possible. So: sorry, not my cup of tea... But that’s just my opinion and I am convinced there exists a market for this model. Best, Thomas

If I would buy a SUV

 By: MTR : August 30th, 2018-17:51
it should have the possibility to drive off-road. If I would buy a sports car it should have a minimum amount of PS. Even if I drive just in the city at 50 km/h. We can discuss if it makes sense to buy a SUV or sports car just for the city. But I think th... 

This is clearly a dress watch.

 By: jomni1 : August 30th, 2018-18:05
No diving intended whatsoever. Crown guard has evolved from a practical implement to a trademark decoration. Can the die hard Paneristi be more forgiving? The brand has clearly evolved and are offering more than just dive watches.

Yes!! [nt]

 By: MTR : August 31st, 2018-08:34

What's the problem

 By: MTR : August 31st, 2018-08:33
for a modern watch manufacturer to provide a case with a WR not less than 100m? There are watches for less than € 1.000 which are able to meet this requirements. And there are watches for more than € 50.000 that don’t fulfill this criterion. I wonder why?... 

THIS is so TRUE !

 By: Walter2 : August 31st, 2018-10:12
I think it is problem for many brands, they dont know it better!

There are a lot more.....

 By: sergio : August 31st, 2018-14:55
people that don't really care about WR than the ones that do, that's why! The W.R. is NOT a parameter for the cost/value of a watch. Haute Horology and WR..don't..go hand in hand. When the tourbillon or the minute repeater were invented people didn't have... 

WR should be considered as

 By: MTR : August 31st, 2018-16:50
a sign of essential quality of a watch. A case should PROTECT the movement against all exterior influences like impacts, shocks, dust, mud, water etc. The more delicate a movement is the more important is the robustness of the case. Perhaps this should be... 

For me....

 By: sergio : August 31st, 2018-19:11
furthering this type of subject would be a loose/loose situation. Sometimes, the members of watch fora forget that they represent a less than infinitesimal number of watch buyers and all the "pretenses", "must have" are just personal taste, like a tie or ... 

That pretty much sums it up

 By: JohnFM : September 1st, 2018-12:02
Watches are non-essential for the most part today. Despite the fact that watches are really accessories more than essential items that we depend on for our life, I still appreciate them for their craft, quality, design, and integrity, for lack of a better... 

If these absolute HORRORS....

 By: sergio : September 1st, 2018-17:06
didn't make Panerai go down the tubes...nothing will: PAM123 PAM185 PAM088. Picture obtained on the Web. This "stuff" doesn't even look, like Panerai. Dig? All the above I.M.O. of course ...  

I would dig...

 By: MTR : September 1st, 2018-23:12
... a separate “horror thread”. Could be - perhaps (!) - also amusing. Shivering, Thomas

Agree [nt]

 By: Ahoi : August 31st, 2018-02:57

100% with u on that. It’s just redicas what Panerai did there.

 By: Ahoi : September 1st, 2018-14:39
Even a dress watch should get the 100.

Not true :) I do swim with leather straps

 By: Ahoi : August 31st, 2018-02:56
If you have a good leather strap, it’s not a problem. 100m should be for me a company value . So not question about it. Like a VW sub commercial : seeing the guy dreaming of driving off-road with a comment: not that I am doing it, but nice to know that I ... 

Fully agree! [nt]

 By: MTR : August 31st, 2018-08:26

One last point

 By: Ahoi : September 1st, 2018-14:43
100m water resistent should be a basic requirement on any panerai . Neither panerai nor us should be discussing something a circumstance like that.