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demand-n-supply
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Joined: May 14th, 2006, 7:23 pm

October 22nd, 2011, 10:26 pm #1

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece.
http://www.neeraj.net/nranra.jpg http://www.neeraj.net/ca.jpg
In my universe I can't be wrong All those opposed just move along

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Chrisfrombyron
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October 22nd, 2011, 10:43 pm #2


I just think a few ( well , more than a few ) people
were taken aback that Panerai would put such a low grade
movement in a Boutique watch , heck , it isn't even stamped
Panerai , pointless cost cutting , particularly given the
minimal difference in the wholesale price .

I know some people will come back and say ' but its a tool watch ' ,
but there is nothing I can find in the rules of Swiss Watchmaking
that says a tool watch justifies a crap movement , certainly
every other Swiss manufacturer that I'm aware of doesn't
subscribe to that line of thought .

I hope you enjoy the watch , but for me , that movement
kills any interest in that particular reference .

Regards & thanks for posting ( both posts ) .

Chris .



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October 22nd, 2011, 10:47 pm #3

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
And for a NY risti its got to be the bomb!
I'm just a little surprised that the 'Bridges' don't seem to even have Panerai stamped on them. I understand the movement its under a solid caseback but still - shouldn't it at least say Panerai!
HAGWE
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CharlesLC
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Joined: October 18th, 2009, 2:45 pm

October 22nd, 2011, 10:50 pm #4

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
but I am not surprised that the movement is not finished, the case back is ...

I can't believe that watch has been out for 2 years (plus or minus) and you're the first to discover this ... actually, I can believe it.

As long as it doesn't get personal, Id love to hear what others think.

thanks
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Joined: February 22nd, 2009, 1:02 am

October 22nd, 2011, 11:07 pm #5

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
The watch movement is a base ETA 6497 workhorse manual movement, thrown into a 44MM Luminor case with a very nice Brooklyn Bridge etched caseback. For the price point, initially I really didn't care. But, we are talking Panerai. Where is the effort? These movement can be had for a few hundred dollars.

I have a 318 and the 417. What's behind the caseback on these 41x Boutique Editions?








-luke

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zameenzahari
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October 22nd, 2011, 11:16 pm #6

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
Where Panerai took the same approach of equipping it with an unfinished movement. TFS!
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Chrisfrombyron
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October 22nd, 2011, 11:16 pm #7

The watch movement is a base ETA 6497 workhorse manual movement, thrown into a 44MM Luminor case with a very nice Brooklyn Bridge etched caseback. For the price point, initially I really didn't care. But, we are talking Panerai. Where is the effort? These movement can be had for a few hundred dollars.

I have a 318 and the 417. What's behind the caseback on these 41x Boutique Editions?








-luke

would be south of $100 .



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October 22nd, 2011, 11:28 pm #8

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
Do the other solid case back movements have Panerai engravings?

Thanks again Neeraj for showin us the guts of the 318





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October 22nd, 2011, 11:43 pm #9

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
Harlan
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Life is short, wear your watches
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ValerieMeyer
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October 22nd, 2011, 11:50 pm #10

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
Not exactly what I would have expected to see from Panerai
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October 22nd, 2011, 11:51 pm #11


Harlan
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Life is short, wear your watches
U.S. Navy since 1991
Devil Doc Master Chief





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Let {a1,b2,c3,d4,Ect } = products strapmakers
Let æ = Accessories Corner
Let ø = Accessories Vendor Market
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Chrisfrombyron
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October 23rd, 2011, 12:15 am #12

Do the other solid case back movements have Panerai engravings?

Thanks again Neeraj for showin us the guts of the 318




The quality of the movement finishing
has had nothing to do with wether or not
the watch has a solid or display back ,
in fact , display backs are a relatively
recent development . It always been (
up until now ) about pride in the quality
of the product leaving the factory .



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Swiss-Adoration
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October 23rd, 2011, 12:40 am #13

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
....however not in a good way. Just because the movement isn't displayed doesn't work for me. Would work from a profit point for a manufacturer. Total cost to manufacture would be incredibly low. This has to be a hoax tell me it's a hoax?

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October 23rd, 2011, 1:04 am #14

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
Which would make it a 6497-1 and not a 6497-2 (making it far from the OP2 specs of 21,600bph). This is interesting, I hope to find out more about this.
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Joined: August 10th, 2009, 6:30 am

October 23rd, 2011, 1:05 am #15

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
would you be able to allign the engravings (the brooklyn bridge) such that it's allign on the same angle as the dial ? Just curious. Thanks.
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October 23rd, 2011, 1:21 am #16

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
Amazing they would cheapo out like that....truly a SE, in the worst sense of it!




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October 23rd, 2011, 1:22 am #17

Which would make it a 6497-1 and not a 6497-2 (making it far from the OP2 specs of 21,600bph). This is interesting, I hope to find out more about this.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/638808/m ... X+Calibre-

Looks to be not COSC.

Found this on an internet sales ad:

Incorporates EXCLUSIVE MOVEMENT that is not available in any other Panerai watches other than the Brooklyn Bridge (not exactly sure why) NOT COSC CERTIFIED - Panerai OP XXIX Calibre

Looks to be cheaper than the 005 in 2009, so this could explain it all.
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mattgross
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October 23rd, 2011, 1:22 am #18

Amazing they would cheapo out like that....truly a SE, in the worst sense of it!




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It didn't come with a large SE box.
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October 23rd, 2011, 1:23 am #19

Two things

1. I still buy and collect Panerai watches
2. I did not know this was correct when I posted the watch on the forum.

Sorry the watch is real and we can have a civil discussion about this or not.















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when steve jobs was alive I spent a lot less time thinking about how little You contribute to the world.
Ugggh. Anyone want to open their 390 to see if cost cutting is there too?
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October 23rd, 2011, 1:28 am #20

It didn't come with a large SE box.
That would have cost Panerai an extra $100 bucks

This one is "special" in all the wrong ways....cut costs, gouge the customer, max profit!!!

Nice one Panerai





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