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F.P. Journe: For those in the U.S…

Happy Independence Day!
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By: Journe1304
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F.P. Journe: Since it’s Father’s Day this Sunday in the U.S.

…I’ll wish everyone an early happy Father’s Day and a wonderful weekend!
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By: Journe1304
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Officine Panerai: Second time’s a charm!

Hello John, wanted to share that I went back and saw a second example, and this one was as close to spot on as I’ve seen. So I made the deal and took it home. Thanks for all of your analytical assistance! Here’s to you:
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Officine Panerai: Wow…

This is what makes engagement with this community so amazing! I can’t thank you enough for your thoughtful replies to me and others on this thread. To your point about camera angles, it’s a live shot I took while inspecting it, and given the specific alignment concern I got as head-on a shot as I co
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By: Journe1304
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Officine Panerai: Yes, I should have made that point clearer.

I mentioned the pearl at 12 o’clock as point of reference, but the whole thing is off. I did try twisting it (all the way around to the left, since it’s uni-directional) and I even checked if it was within the range of the wobble. No dice—it’s simply misaligned.
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By: Journe1304
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Officine Panerai: I haven’t bought one yet; I’m looking now.

So I’d rather not have to send in a newly purchased watch straight to service or to try to work that into pricing on purchase. But thanks for your view.
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By: Journe1304
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Officine Panerai: That’s a great point.

My WIS friends and I were moaning about the fact that this type of error isn’t usually found on a Rolex, but you’re right—most of their bezels have inserts that are surely more ‘adjustable’ than a fully machined bezel like this one. With regard to what others have noticed, that’s what had me on high
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By: Journe1304
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Officine Panerai: Thanks.

Yes, I’d hope that they would have made a point to address the issue with the latest model. And yours is beautiful!
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By: Journe1304
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Officine Panerai: It’s important to me because…

one of the things I appreciate most about mechanical watches is their precision and attention to detail on a microscopic level. This is a visual detail that speaks to a lack of such precision. It wouldn’t bother me on a $600 Seiko, but on a Panerai I’d expect far tighter tolerances and a higher degr
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By: Journe1304
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Officine Panerai: Bezel Alignment?

Hello community, I’m seriously considering a 682 (first generation 42mm Submersible). But I’ve seen a number of examples whose bezels are misaligned. Is it simply bad luck that the ones I’ve seen have been misaligned, or is this a systemic quirk of the reference and none of them are perfect? Below i
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