Pam24Q quick release button

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Pam24Q quick release button

BobbyNYC
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BobbyNYC
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Joined: November 30th, 2016, 5:33 pm

August 29th, 2017, 12:25 am #1

Good evening everyone, I've been a member here for quite a while but haven't posted in many years. I have a Pam24 Q series that I purchased second hand recently. It has the quick release push button system for the straps. Tonight while changing out a strap the little retainer ring popped out during the strap change. The warranty card is dated 7/13/2015 which is past the two year mark.

I plan on heading to the boutique tomorrow and see what they say about fixing this issue. I've searched on the forum already and some say they had the same issue and panerai said that the watch needs to be decades. I'm hoping this can be a easy fix.

Anyone have anymore insight?

Many thanks!
Bobby
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ferry.monne
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Joined: April 1st, 2014, 1:22 pm

August 29th, 2017, 10:06 am #2

Sorry to hear you have a problem with your PAM24!

I did read before that incase the quake release button is coming out the case needs to be replaced, I do not want to scare you be assured.

I look forward to your update after your visit to the Boutique.

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Adeeos
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Adeeos
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 4:03 pm

August 29th, 2017, 2:33 pm #3

Good evening everyone, I've been a member here for quite a while but haven't posted in many years. I have a Pam24 Q series that I purchased second hand recently. It has the quick release push button system for the straps. Tonight while changing out a strap the little retainer ring popped out during the strap change. The warranty card is dated 7/13/2015 which is past the two year mark.

I plan on heading to the boutique tomorrow and see what they say about fixing this issue. I've searched on the forum already and some say they had the same issue and panerai said that the watch needs to be decades. I'm hoping this can be a easy fix.

Anyone have anymore insight?

Many thanks!
Bobby
If you have all the parts, the round retaining ring, take it to a jeweler with a laser welder,, they and press the retaining ring abck into it's recess, and add a couple of TINY little tack welds with a laser, to retain it... problem solved,,,
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paulee53
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Joined: February 17th, 2017, 2:00 pm

August 29th, 2017, 3:09 pm #4

Good evening everyone, I've been a member here for quite a while but haven't posted in many years. I have a Pam24 Q series that I purchased second hand recently. It has the quick release push button system for the straps. Tonight while changing out a strap the little retainer ring popped out during the strap change. The warranty card is dated 7/13/2015 which is past the two year mark.

I plan on heading to the boutique tomorrow and see what they say about fixing this issue. I've searched on the forum already and some say they had the same issue and panerai said that the watch needs to be decades. I'm hoping this can be a easy fix.

Anyone have anymore insight?

Many thanks!
Bobby
as I also own a Pam 24. Mine is a slightly newer S version and so far I have had no trouble with strap changes although I always get a bit nervous when I do them. Every time I hear about one of the buttons popping out it always seems to result in a whole new case being required. I look forward to hearing how you get on. Good luck
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JohnCoburn
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Joined: January 28th, 2005, 1:31 am

August 29th, 2017, 3:26 pm #5

Good evening everyone, I've been a member here for quite a while but haven't posted in many years. I have a Pam24 Q series that I purchased second hand recently. It has the quick release push button system for the straps. Tonight while changing out a strap the little retainer ring popped out during the strap change. The warranty card is dated 7/13/2015 which is past the two year mark.

I plan on heading to the boutique tomorrow and see what they say about fixing this issue. I've searched on the forum already and some say they had the same issue and panerai said that the watch needs to be decades. I'm hoping this can be a easy fix.

Anyone have anymore insight?

Many thanks!
Bobby
I can't believe there is no way to fix this without replacing the case. If true, and I have heard this before, so I assume it is, then what a terrible design flaw.
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mlcdmd
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Joined: September 17th, 2014, 2:44 pm

August 29th, 2017, 5:28 pm #6

Assuming the case is cast, milled, conjured, whatever out of one solid piece and that the quick release has to be inserted or mounted inside the first time...how is out not possible to replace this?

Couldn't it just be re inserted like it was day one?

Or is op really worried that if they repair the owner could then have a failure causing breakage or loss of watch and then the mother ship would be responsible to replace?

Typing this with full on paranoia staring down at my 312 with that system as well.

Mike C, 312 NYC
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DONAG
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 7:47 pm

August 29th, 2017, 6:42 pm #7

Good evening everyone, I've been a member here for quite a while but haven't posted in many years. I have a Pam24 Q series that I purchased second hand recently. It has the quick release push button system for the straps. Tonight while changing out a strap the little retainer ring popped out during the strap change. The warranty card is dated 7/13/2015 which is past the two year mark.

I plan on heading to the boutique tomorrow and see what they say about fixing this issue. I've searched on the forum already and some say they had the same issue and panerai said that the watch needs to be decades. I'm hoping this can be a easy fix.

Anyone have anymore insight?

Many thanks!
Bobby
That is if it can't be repaired.

They could have come up with a screw in design. It's deep enough that the outer ring could have been raised with a slot to screw in and remove the whole unit.

I'm sure it can be drilled out and then use a CCW screw removal tool to grip and pull out

But hey.

Why go to all that trouble when it's so much easier to say "You need a new case"

Obviously. The problem isn't wide spread enough to redesign it and most of the time they blame the customer anyways so be prepared for that one.

Worst comes to worst. You use extra thick spring bars

Good luck

DON
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BobbyNYC
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Joined: November 30th, 2016, 5:33 pm

August 29th, 2017, 11:19 pm #8

Good evening everyone, I've been a member here for quite a while but haven't posted in many years. I have a Pam24 Q series that I purchased second hand recently. It has the quick release push button system for the straps. Tonight while changing out a strap the little retainer ring popped out during the strap change. The warranty card is dated 7/13/2015 which is past the two year mark.

I plan on heading to the boutique tomorrow and see what they say about fixing this issue. I've searched on the forum already and some say they had the same issue and panerai said that the watch needs to be decades. I'm hoping this can be a easy fix.

Anyone have anymore insight?

Many thanks!
Bobby
I didn't get a chance to head over to the boutique today since I got tied up at work. I did however spend some time on the watch. I was able to reset the entire spring,button and retention ring into the opening in the lug. I got them into place and used some vise grip pliers to squeeze them into place. The vise grips were plastic coated and I used a thin piece of hardwood I had laying around. Not one mark was left on the case and lugs.

As of right now I have the watched strapped onto my wrist in the house and it feels pretty solid like it was before. Let's see how this holds up in the next few days.

Bobby
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fullcourt1
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Joined: July 16th, 2010, 9:02 pm

August 30th, 2017, 4:09 am #9

fingers crossed
dp
just living the dream
chicago, usa
more than just a watch
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ferry.monne
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Joined: April 1st, 2014, 1:22 pm

August 30th, 2017, 6:02 am #10

I didn't get a chance to head over to the boutique today since I got tied up at work. I did however spend some time on the watch. I was able to reset the entire spring,button and retention ring into the opening in the lug. I got them into place and used some vise grip pliers to squeeze them into place. The vise grips were plastic coated and I used a thin piece of hardwood I had laying around. Not one mark was left on the case and lugs.

As of right now I have the watched strapped onto my wrist in the house and it feels pretty solid like it was before. Let's see how this holds up in the next few days.

Bobby
I really hope that solves it for you! nt
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paulee53
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Joined: February 17th, 2017, 2:00 pm

August 30th, 2017, 9:45 am #11

I didn't get a chance to head over to the boutique today since I got tied up at work. I did however spend some time on the watch. I was able to reset the entire spring,button and retention ring into the opening in the lug. I got them into place and used some vise grip pliers to squeeze them into place. The vise grips were plastic coated and I used a thin piece of hardwood I had laying around. Not one mark was left on the case and lugs.

As of right now I have the watched strapped onto my wrist in the house and it feels pretty solid like it was before. Let's see how this holds up in the next few days.

Bobby
and it will be interesting to see what happens when you come to change the strap again. Good luck
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BobbyNYC
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August 30th, 2017, 12:20 pm #12

We'll see what happens. Hopefully it holds up. I just find it ludicrous that panerai knows of the issue and rather than chalking it up to a design flaw, they take the easy way out and say a case replacement is needed. A case replacement is half the face value of the watch.
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