Monday, August 01, 2011

Pre-loved watches....

I saw a couple of watches today. I have to say that I like what I saw. What were the watches? For starters, I saw two Panerai PAM 00025 Luminor Submersible 44mm Divers professional. This is one watch that I really like. This is the titanium version with the hobnail dial. 

The watch.

Photograph: Panerai

The first watch was from 1998 or B series. This model is slightly different from the watch above in that the bezel does not have the minute between the 12 o'clock marker and the 15 minute marker. Also the bezel is a 5 minute click bezel instead of the more traditional 1 minute click bezel. Additionally, the bezel on the A, B and C series is known to have the problem with the 15, 30 and 45 minute markers. They are known to fall off. 

The second watch was from the D series, or 2001 model. This looks like the watch shown in the photograph above. The only difference with the current models is the watch does not have the new quick release lug pins. 

Let me tell you that I was tempted. 

The other watch that I saw today was the Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Reissue, reference 3594.50. I have never seen the watch in person but after seeing it for the first time, I have to say that I would get this instead of the current Moon watch, reference 3750.50. The watch has the same hesalite crystal and movement (Omega caliber 1861) as the current Moon watch. This something I may want to consider as a possible future purchase. 

The watch.

Photograph: Omega

Did I get any of the watches? No and I should really stop looking. 

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