PAM557 question

Aug 09, 2019,07:27 AM

Hi guys,
Does anyone know if the 557, new, comes with a sapphire?
Thanks in advance,

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Thank you, Sergio

 By: agyzace : August 9th, 2019-14:01
I thought it was originally produced with plexi and since a few years now with sapphire. I want sapphire and would like someone to let me know if I am right. I will pill the trigger if it comes with sapphire. Thanks again, Alex

Yes my friend. If it is with sapphire, I am having it.

 By: agyzace : August 9th, 2019-14:02
I also consider to take it as a bundle with the 372 or with the 422. I hope the 557 and the 372 come with the same sapphire as the 422, which is very nice. Hope someone can confirm. All the best my friend, Alex

The recent model of the 372...

 By: sergio : August 9th, 2019-14:29
has sapphire crystal glass. The 557 is still produced with plexiglass.

How recent?

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : August 9th, 2019-15:14
Approximately when did this change happen? Just curious.

No it's true...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : August 9th, 2019-16:12
The 372 has changed to sapphire but I don't know when.

I can't remember if....

 By: sergio : August 9th, 2019-19:12
they switched to sapphire crystal after 2 or 3 years of production..BUT..the fact that the recent models use it, it's 100% correct I tried to get some info, as to whether the 557 might have followed the same faith but I couldn't find anything on the offic... 

This becomes a mysterious there seem to be watches that claim sapphire. The official retailer tries to figure out.

 By: agyzace : August 9th, 2019-15:48
The community is not 100% sure I feel. How to clarify this mystery? Hmmm

As I have wrote above.....

 By: sergio : August 9th, 2019-19:16
there is no mystery.

+1. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 10th, 2019-01:49

Thank you, Sergio!

 By: agyzace : August 10th, 2019-06:25
I called today Panerai (factory) and they could not tell. What I learnt is that the watch is about to be discontinued (it is not being produced since some time in effect). They will inform me next week about the definitive status if the crystal, but I am ... 

At the factory, with all due respect....

 By: sergio : August 10th, 2019-07:15
they know JACK! The manageress of the Florence Historical boutique of San Giovanni, Mrs Patrizia Mazzoni, on the other hand, knows...exactely...what her staff has to sell. Models, characteristics and so on, because the amount of sales depends on that know... 

Hi Sergio, thanks again for the great information.

 By: agyzace : August 10th, 2019-13:27
Yeah, there seems no perfect solution now, as the 557 falsely appeared to be: - 372, perfect in all respects, but it is not a destro, and me being leftie was sold to the idea of getting a destro - 217, can’t be had new and much prefer the current movement... 

If you can't have the one you love...

 By: sergio : August 10th, 2019-15:51
love the one you're Crosby, Still, Nash and Young used to...wisely....sing, many years ago. Di niente

😊😊 [nt]

 By: agyzace : August 10th, 2019-13:52