Deployment vs Tang Buckle, which do you prefer?

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Deployment vs Tang Buckle, which do you prefer?

flyfishtahoe
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Joined: May 6th, 2017, 11:49 pm

May 19th, 2017, 8:35 pm #1

Greetings all, first time owner of a beautiful new PAM 111. Had a longtime appreciation for these works of art and finally was able to pull the trigger. I'm just curious what most of you collectors prefer? Or is it the occasion that would dictate deployment vs tang buckle? Thanks for any comments and really looking forward to learning more.
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DrewWatson
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 5:19 pm

May 19th, 2017, 9:54 pm #2

Although I've had watches supplied with a deployant clasp, I've always changed it over to a buckle. Not only because a buckle leaves me with a feeling of greater security, but because I really don't care for how thin straps need to be in order to accommodate Panerai's folding clasp.

Even if you take the security issue out of the equation for me, I just think the Pre-V buckle is far more distinctive to the brand. Plus, I've never been pinched by a buckle.

Best Regards,

Drew
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flyfishtahoe
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May 19th, 2017, 10:04 pm #3

Drew, great point about security. Last thing anybody wants is a crystal or a case with a nick. Thanks for the feedback.
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dmmai
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Joined: February 8th, 2016, 3:58 pm

May 19th, 2017, 11:18 pm #4

Greetings all, first time owner of a beautiful new PAM 111. Had a longtime appreciation for these works of art and finally was able to pull the trigger. I'm just curious what most of you collectors prefer? Or is it the occasion that would dictate deployment vs tang buckle? Thanks for any comments and really looking forward to learning more.
Hi Chris

Welcome to the community and congrats on the your classic 111.

If you've looked through many of the older threads with photos, you've no doubt noticed the Very high percentage of Paneristi with traditional buckles. The members who have the often documented strap addiction virtually always run buckles and some sub-specialize in buckle variations. Owners not so afflicted commonly still use deployment clasps on their original OEM straps.

My wife and I make use of both styles of closure and enjoy them equally. We've not encountered any deployment malfunctions causing dropping of our timepieces but then, we're pretty careful. I actually like deployment but I agree with some that the narrower straps required aren't always my favorites. And, as I've seen reported, I think dippers find the deployment clasps easier to attack when stealing watches from ones wrist.

If you aren't careful you might fall under the influence of strap fever and your decision of buckle vs deployment will probably disappear.

Have fun and enjoy your new absolute favorite watch.
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flyfishtahoe
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May 19th, 2017, 11:42 pm #5

Dmmai, thanks for the input. I've never worn a deployment but have one coming. This watch (and others to come) will be an heirloom for my son so I'm amassing as many accessories right now so he has all the choices that I did when the watch was new. Great info.
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dmmai
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dmmai
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May 20th, 2017, 12:53 am #6

. Very Cool . . . nt . .
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ChrisMeadsss
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Joined: December 27th, 2010, 4:18 am

May 21st, 2017, 4:56 am #7

Greetings all, first time owner of a beautiful new PAM 111. Had a longtime appreciation for these works of art and finally was able to pull the trigger. I'm just curious what most of you collectors prefer? Or is it the occasion that would dictate deployment vs tang buckle? Thanks for any comments and really looking forward to learning more.
buckle straps won't work with the deployment. Enjoy the mix and match just get yourself a deployment strap so you can use it upon receiving your new deploy. Cheers
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