Monday, February 24, 2014

Panerai forever..

A couple of days ago I was fortunate (?) enough to be able to see and touch the famed PAM00532 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Paneristi Forever. I have to say that I like the watch because it is a nice watch.

The PAM00532... apologies for the reflections...

A closer view of the dial. You have the pig at the 6 o'clock position. The Ecru lume used on the PAM00532 seems different from the PAM00390, but I could be wrong. 

The 1940 case in stainless steel, coated black. Not sure if it is DLC or PVD. The watch is powered by Panerai in-house P.3000 caliber and the watch is 47mm in diameter and water  resistant to 10 ATM.

The case back, which is solid and screw-down. Of course, the much talked either you love or hate it 'Paneristi Forever' engraving. Does not bother me....

The crown, signed. And yes, the watch uses spring bars instead of screws to hold the straps in place. Again this may bother some, but I am OK with it. It would be nice if it were screws...

The 'gap' between the crown and case. The crown is screw down in design and the gap is to prevent the crown from scratching the coating on the case.

Again the PAM00532.

The other watch I managed to see is the PAM00183 Radiomir Black Seal. But this is the G series where the 'Black Seal' is at the 6 o'clock position instead of the 12. This was only made for 1 year, the G series. And the G Series had the engraved 'Panerai Panerai' movement. Only 1,500 pieces and there were 2 for me to 'play' with....

And no, I did not get either watches.... :(

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