My personal opinion....

Jan 23, 2020,08:54 AM
 

is that this model, as many other..modern..ones, belongs to the category: I like it, I don't like it. If you do, you buy one, if you don't you don't buy one. It's a scaled down model of an historical reference and as such a definite NO-NO for a Panerai purist. You like green, you buy green. You like blue? If they haven't produced a blue one yet, you just have to wait until they will do. As for the movement, all I can contribute is that, after having visited their factory and witnessed all the tests the movements are subjected to, I would buy it without a second thought. The bashers, whiners and venters take ONE negative episode and blow it out of proportions. Logic says that if I manufacture 50,000 watches a year (the figure is ONLY for the sake of this example), 5000 of them represent 10%, 500 hundred of them represent 1% and 50 of them represent 0.1%. Regardless of the CONDAMNATION from the 50 owners of the severely malfunctioning watches, if I were the M.D. of the company that has a 0.1% of defaults in production, I would be turning...cart wheels...while laughing uncontrollably smile


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Review of 995

 
 By: yming : January 22nd, 2020-06:53
Hi pam lovers.. specifically pam 995 Can I trouble you guys for a review of the watch - particularly interested in the movement reliability and wearability for smaller wrist sizes Thanks in advance Ym

In my opinion Panerai has gone down hill

 
 By: ripper444 : January 22nd, 2020-07:09
I’m sure I am minority of this stance but I owned enough before and within a year to form this opinion

What on earth does that have to do...

 
 By: thegrailwatch : January 22nd, 2020-09:06
With this particular watch or this particular movement?!

I agree...

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : January 22nd, 2020-09:25
I had the pleasure of trying it on a few months ago and felt it was a great fit for my 7.5" wrist. Can't speak for this particular movement but I happen to own a number of modern PAM's with in-house movements that have proven to be rock solid and super ac...  

Looks wise it’s nice

 
 By: ripper444 : January 22nd, 2020-12:19
Nothing bad to say about that. Brand wise? I don’t think it’s worth the money. Once again my opinion...

You joined this thread.....

 
 By: sergio : January 23rd, 2020-08:42
to "pick a fight". I know there are a lot of disgruntled ex-Panerai enthusiasts out there (as a matter of fact, I happen to belong to the category) that would choose any forum to VENT their frustration. I'll let it pass BUT please don't do it anymore in..... 

I can tell you my input on Panerai's modern movements

 
 By: ripper444 : January 22nd, 2020-20:55
P.9010 in the PAM 682 that was cheapened and taken out and replaced by a Richmond group generic P.900. Take a look at their website you can’t even get details or a thumbnail of it. Then apply it my original comment that Panerai went down hill from earlier... 

Constructive criticism and opinion based on empirical data is always welcome, Ripper👍

 
 By: thegrailwatch : January 22nd, 2020-22:16
Thanks for your response and I hope no hard feelings.

Thanks for that info

 
 By: yming : January 23rd, 2020-06:23
Certainly very helpful for potential customers and needs to be factored into the buying decision

Can you read/comprehend?

 
 By: ripper444 : January 22nd, 2020-12:18
It’s a newer watch and release. I stated my personal experience with Panerai. If you don’t agree that’s fine no problem. If you can’t read and put it together as far as relevance to this comment then seek hooked on phonics!

I can read. I can comprehend.

 
 By: thegrailwatch : January 22nd, 2020-14:00
A hypothetical. If I were to ask the members of this forum their experiences of (let's just say) a Bvlgari Octo Finissimo, I would hope those that have owned that particular watch or a watch with the same caliber to chime in. Some may have owned it for fe... 

If you only knew...

 
 By: thegrailwatch : January 22nd, 2020-22:24
😉 ...  

Nice watches and...

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : January 23rd, 2020-08:11
A cool coffee cup...👍

I am waiting for the opportunity to see one in the metal. I have only good " a priori " about this watch.

 
 By: amanico : January 22nd, 2020-10:08
While I love a 47 mm Panerai, I could also live with a 45 mm such as this one. The case is very much my taste, the green dial ( to be confirmed ), and the 9 + Small Seconds. The micro rotor is another good thing in this watch. I think they have a winner w... 

It’s an absolutely amazing watch.

 
 By: Ahoi : January 22nd, 2020-15:09
To me the best Radiomir 1940 in 45mm out there. The green dial with its gold hands a great. The doomed Saphire glas fits very well. So An absolut balanced and beautiful Panerai . ...  

Looks good on you.. [nt]

 
 By: yming : January 22nd, 2020-20:18

Looks awesome, Ahoi

 
 By: thegrailwatch : January 22nd, 2020-23:50
Killer combo!

Great look!! I too like that reference

 
 By: aperna : January 23rd, 2020-08:16
There was a time when I owned over 13 different Panerai. Based on my experience they were always reliable, rugged and appeared and worked very well. My collection is less than half now. I do not own any more 47 mm Panerai. Just my preference for a smaller... 

I don’t own one yet...

 
 By: Greenwatch : January 23rd, 2020-07:59
But saw one in the flesh at Panerai Boutique recently. The olive matte green dial with the domed crystal is amazing and provided a different yet vintage look. This is the nearest one and almost similar to the Pam 911 dial. If I am not considering another ... 

It overtakes for me any dressers from other brands.

 
 By: Ahoi : January 23rd, 2020-08:53
Plus: it’s unique. U won’t likely see it on another wrist. ...  

My personal opinion....

 
 By: sergio : January 23rd, 2020-08:54
is that this model, as many other..modern..ones, belongs to the category: I like it, I don't like it. If you do, you buy one, if you don't you don't buy one. It's a scaled down model of an historical reference and as such a definite NO-NO for a Panerai pu... 

Interesting summary as usual :)

 
 By: Ahoi : January 24th, 2020-05:03
The Panerai purist you are referring to should ideally get a vintage but I do agree though and hear you.. I am a big fan of the Panerai Hommage as u you know. Still I really like the 995. is has everything I like about a Panerai. I know some other Paneris... 

Getting a vintage is just....

 
 By: sergio : January 24th, 2020-08:04
matter of money. I don't have enough to buy one, so I'll have to make do with reproductions..BUT..the reproductions have to be as close as possible to the original in "spirit". IMO obviously. There's no stigma in liking the 995 or even the 123 for that ma...