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TimeOut: Indeed! 👍👍

This is also my only logical reply when my wife asks me why I like watches so much.
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By: destrodan
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TimeOut: What a wonderful view

Keeps me hopeful for the future!
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By: destrodan
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Officine Panerai: I now need to add an addendum to my own post :-)

Doing a little research, it looks like the 'cushion case' goes back at least as early as WWI (Omega has a number of examples, and there are many non-branded watches using a cushion case) so now I question whether even Rolex was the initiator of the 'design' that Panerai continues to use? Not sure if
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By: destrodan
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Officine Panerai: Fair question, but by the same measure was a Rolex a Rolex back then?

To play devil's advocate, vertical integration is a relatively new concept for the watchmaking industry so much of the 20th century was a cobbling together of various outsourced parts (in Rolex's case, we have suppliers C.R. Spillman SA, Genex, Gay Freres, Singer, Lemrich, Beyeler, Stern, Virex et J
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By: destrodan
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Officine Panerai: My wife says I excel at finding 'rabbit-holes'

I think I will quit while I'm still behind, as they say. Good luck and the last thing I would leave you with is to try on a Panerai that you like. For many fans, including me, it's transformative.
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By: destrodan
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Officine Panerai: The same happened to me too.

There is nothing superfluous beyond time-keeping with the 721. An hour hand, a minute hand, some markers. No other text on the dial which makes it utterly readable in the fullest sense of a time-keeping device. I wish more brands went 'brand-less' on their dials to be honest. It's refreshing.
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By: destrodan
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Officine Panerai: True. I do think the lesson was learned.

Both instances happened at a time when the brand could 'do no wrong' many years ago. But the halos over any brand never lasts forever, whether over Panerai or the 1980s-Rolex-on-Wall-Street cliche that led to the notorious success of Richard Paige's prank with Walt Odet's Explorer review (which inci
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By: destrodan
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