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Only 3 years

P1723
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Joined: December 12th, 2013, 6:33 am

October 26th, 2017, 7:02 am #1

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
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ferry.monne
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Joined: April 1st, 2014, 1:22 pm

October 26th, 2017, 7:38 am #2

Hi Vince!

Most of us go through these phases, being super careful with you Panerai.

You mentioned that at one point your watch stopped running accurate, how long did you have the watch and how did it come back?

Looking at the wrist of your lady, maybe a 42 or 40 would fit her better or you must have a second plan where the both of you can share both watches!

Have a great day!
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Joined: December 12th, 2013, 6:33 am

October 26th, 2017, 8:56 am #3

Hey hi thanks for reading!
The watch was running fast by more than 1min a day after a full wind, since day one.

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CarsandChronos
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Joined: July 19th, 2017, 3:45 pm

October 26th, 2017, 10:46 am #4

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
This is how it's done. Nice to see the watch is an adventure companion
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jhb24
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Joined: July 16th, 2010, 7:36 pm

October 26th, 2017, 11:24 am #5

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
Gr8 Post - thanks for sharing your 3 years with a PAM!
JB in Shaker
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DONAG
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 7:47 pm

October 26th, 2017, 11:46 am #6

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
Dcfgtr
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Joined: January 28th, 2006, 6:06 pm

October 26th, 2017, 12:08 pm #7

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
Thanks for sharing, really supercool!
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chizchiz
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Joined: September 25th, 2017, 7:46 pm

October 26th, 2017, 12:09 pm #8

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
I'm a new PAM guy myself and love to hear about others who are not only loving the brand but really enjoying their watches on a daily basis. Its why I fell in love with the PAM233, and can't see a single situation where I wouldn't be proud to have it on my wrist! (dings be damned)
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shoe-bop
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Joined: February 8th, 2005, 9:46 pm

October 26th, 2017, 12:35 pm #9

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
Really enjoyed following your journey!
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PAM062E
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Joined: September 30th, 2017, 7:22 am

October 26th, 2017, 1:46 pm #10

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
Thanks for the great story. I see you visited Otaru! I lived in Hokkaido for 1 year in 1999 and enjoyed beautiful national parks there.
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October 26th, 2017, 2:01 pm #11

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
I've always enjoyed your detailed and photo-rich posts, so cool to have this re-cap here in sequence.
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October 26th, 2017, 2:09 pm #12

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
You got the Passion Bravo !!!!
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Joined: March 8th, 2012, 4:58 pm

October 26th, 2017, 3:49 pm #13

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
What an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING story!!! TFS, Vince! :-)
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October 26th, 2017, 4:08 pm #14

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
great and wonderful journey with your PAM...toast to many more...
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October 26th, 2017, 5:29 pm #15

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
The number of years is just what it is...numbers. The passion is what defined the Ristiness...

See you later for the long waited first official celebration.

Cheers.
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October 26th, 2017, 5:51 pm #16

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
This makes me happy. What a great post and a great reminder of whats these things are for ( well besides keeping time )
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October 26th, 2017, 6:06 pm #17

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
i agree, i felt the first scratch deep in my soul. hurts a little less every time!

excellent pics. i'm here a0bout 3 years too and loving it!

Mike C, 312 NYC
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October 26th, 2017, 9:04 pm #18

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
glad to read that someone actually celebrate wearing the watch, instead of "help! I got a scratch / ding / dent on my watch, what should I do?"
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October 26th, 2017, 10:58 pm #19

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
come to London and not let us know in advance?
Next time, tip us the wink and we'll find a red carpet for you.
A fun read this, many thanks, Vince.
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October 27th, 2017, 12:30 pm #20

Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice ‪Sunday morning‬.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.


 



Still remember that feel…the happiness…
 

So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.








Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into ‪P.com‬ daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
 
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
 










 
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.


Happy to be back after a month


Then I got my diving permit


Follow by advanced course


The first time it tasted sea water.
 
 
To Taiwan


London
 

Amsterdam
 

Germany




And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T




New victim of the strap bug



 
Italy
 

Oldest in Venice




And Japan again
 
 
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
 




 
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.


The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
 
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!
What a great story. And I love how you've embraced the watch for what it is designed for (and always was).... there are some things (watches, cameras, lenses, jewelry, cars etc...) that are investments and others that are highly perfected works of industrial design that are meant to be used for the purpose they were created for. I personally love when these types of things develop their own patina. When they become an extension of our own life story. And it's clear that your PAM has now moved into that space. Congrats. Enjoy the watch, enjoy the memories and don't stop making them with your wife!

All the best from Canada,

- Paul

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