Haha. Yes, there's a slight contradiction there for sure.

Nov 21, 2018,09:20 AM

But let me explain.  

First, the 360 is the only Panerai which remains and while it was an important part of my history of collecting it was another time.  So today I wouldn't say I'm invested in Panerai.  More oddly than this 44mm piece I did own a number of 47mm pieces, and while my wrists were a little bigger 10 or 15 years ago the 47mm just were ridiculous.  I know that now.  44mm looked OK, and I could pull it off, with the 47mm I just might as well have been wearing a marine chronometer on my wrist.  Today 44mm looks a little big to me for my wrists but the 360 captures perfectly what comes to my mind when I think Panerai and so that was always the one I would keep.  

Second, for me there's a big difference buying a slightly too big for you Panerai at that price point than for example a Logical One from Romain Gauthier.  The threshold for perfection not just with the watch itself but also with its fit, wearability and therefore expected wrist time increases exponentially as the dollars increase.  

Hopefully that makes sense as you are right, I've mentioned many times some great watches that I'd love to have but I just don't believe they are a fit for my wrist. And some of those are smaller than 44mm, even 40mm with the "wrong lugs" (for my wrist) is enough for me to press pause.

Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy the holiday.

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Remember where it started.

 By: Jay (Eire) : November 20th, 2018-19:50
Iโ€™d been a lurker here for a long long time. I think my account was originally registered in 2008 or maybe 2010 or so. I didnโ€™t actually begin to post regularly until about 12-18 months ago. And so, despite feeling like Iโ€™ve been around here for ages I ju...  

Congrats on the 1k milestone.

 By: mj23 : November 20th, 2018-20:06
You got an impeccable collection!

Thanks MJ. It's evolving but there is a core that is very settled and long time/life time holds (god willing).

 By: Jay (Eire) : November 21st, 2018-09:34
As with all of us, there's an itch for new and shiny and so one always needs room for the part of a collection that might move around.

Congratulations on this โ€œanniversaryโ€

 By: cazalea : November 20th, 2018-20:46
Achievement, Milestone, whatever! Thanks for your contributions. Cazalea PS - a base was also my first (and only) Panerai

Looking good Jay! [nt]

 By: bonovox303 : November 20th, 2018-20:57

Thank you for being part of the community for ten years and 1000 posts

 By: Bill : November 20th, 2018-21:48
it does not see like a big deal but in this fast moving world of social media where things are not always as they appear relationships like we have here are special and transend fashion. Thank you for sharing this moment with us. Bill

I agree completely. Very complimentary.

 By: Bill : November 21st, 2018-10:24
You just have to put a little more efforts in a forum to respond. It just takes an extra minute but i always have a smile on my face and i know the recipient is happy to hear back. Thank you again for being a part of this community.

Big congrats on your 1 K milestone and to many more ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚

 By: Mike H : November 20th, 2018-22:50
Glad to have you back in the PuristS family ๐Ÿ˜‰

Congrats ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿพ 1k๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป

 By: Watchonthewrist : November 20th, 2018-22:55
Looking forward to read a lot more from you . ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Very nice post..

 By: Echi : November 21st, 2018-00:15
Glad weโ€™re all here.. wherever here maybe Best, Echi

Congratulations !... keep posting ..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 21st, 2018-00:51
Panerai has played a part in the passion for watches and collecting for many of us. A return to form for the brand would be great, but I fear that Sub has already sailed. Looking forward to your next 1000 posts.

It has, it was/is a very passionate collector community with a lot of great people.

 By: Jay (Eire) : November 21st, 2018-09:27
I don't see however how that can be recreated, they had for many years managed to bottle lightening. That's a once in a lifetime situation for a brand. Without access to the numbers it's hard to make a fair assessment of whether or not they successfully l... 

The little engine that could....

 By: sergio : November 21st, 2018-03:34
congratulations for the 1000. I hope we won't have to wait for another 10 years before we'll ready #2,000.

Congratulations on reaching your first milestone, Jay.

 By: TheMadDruid : November 21st, 2018-07:02
And top o' the mornin' to you. You're a great contributor with many interesting posts. You do the Forum well! I'm a little surprised you are so invested in Panerai as you have those tiny, tiny wrists. (Your words, sorta paraphrasing!) If you can pull off ... 

Haha. Yes, there's a slight contradiction there for sure.

 By: Jay (Eire) : November 21st, 2018-09:20
But let me explain. First, the 360 is the only Panerai which remains and while it was an important part of my history of collecting it was another time. So today I wouldn't say I'm invested in Panerai. More oddly than this 44mm piece I did own a number of... 

Congrats for a great PAM...

 By: JLCman : November 21st, 2018-10:02
...with a by the way beautiful leather strap ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Congrats Jay!

 By: watchbiao : November 21st, 2018-13:21
And I LOVE the 360, one of the best Pams out there! Many of us still have a soft spot for Panerai. We all went through that era when our watch collecting passion was growing.