Panerai quick change system or screws

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Panerai quick change system or screws

paulee53
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March 14th, 2017, 11:44 am #1

Which one do you prefer? I have one watch with screws and one with the push button system. I love how easy it is to change straps with the quick change system however, I always feel nervous that one of those little buttons is going to fall out. Is it just me or do others feel the same? I also wonder how many times you can change the straps before the system might fail. Maybe I'm just being paranoid after reading a few posts on this issue
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March 14th, 2017, 2:05 pm #2

1. Historically relevant.
2. Less to go wrong as long as you are mindful not to strip your threads.

In fact, call me crazy, I believe I'd take springbars over the quick change system. Easy to operate and even less to go wrong.
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March 14th, 2017, 2:17 pm #3

Which one do you prefer? I have one watch with screws and one with the push button system. I love how easy it is to change straps with the quick change system however, I always feel nervous that one of those little buttons is going to fall out. Is it just me or do others feel the same? I also wonder how many times you can change the straps before the system might fail. Maybe I'm just being paranoid after reading a few posts on this issue

Change straps and much less likely to slip and damage the watch. Never had a single problem with the quick change system.
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March 14th, 2017, 2:24 pm #4

Which one do you prefer? I have one watch with screws and one with the push button system. I love how easy it is to change straps with the quick change system however, I always feel nervous that one of those little buttons is going to fall out. Is it just me or do others feel the same? I also wonder how many times you can change the straps before the system might fail. Maybe I'm just being paranoid after reading a few posts on this issue
I have both systems and although I appreciate the quick change, I'm paranoid so I prefer the screws. Although the screws can fall out too, so nothing is foolproof.

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March 14th, 2017, 2:56 pm #5

Which one do you prefer? I have one watch with screws and one with the push button system. I love how easy it is to change straps with the quick change system however, I always feel nervous that one of those little buttons is going to fall out. Is it just me or do others feel the same? I also wonder how many times you can change the straps before the system might fail. Maybe I'm just being paranoid after reading a few posts on this issue
funny i don't chg the strap on my 328 as often now that i found a great strap for it.

enjoy
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March 14th, 2017, 2:57 pm #6

1. Historically relevant.
2. Less to go wrong as long as you are mindful not to strip your threads.

In fact, call me crazy, I believe I'd take springbars over the quick change system. Easy to operate and even less to go wrong.
thanks for your comments
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March 14th, 2017, 2:58 pm #7


Change straps and much less likely to slip and damage the watch. Never had a single problem with the quick change system.
Maybe I need to relax a little
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March 14th, 2017, 3:00 pm #8

I have both systems and although I appreciate the quick change, I'm paranoid so I prefer the screws. Although the screws can fall out too, so nothing is foolproof.

Troy
Thanks Troy good to know it's not just me
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March 14th, 2017, 3:02 pm #9

funny i don't chg the strap on my 328 as often now that i found a great strap for it.

enjoy
Good to hear. Thanks DP
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March 14th, 2017, 3:11 pm #10

1. Historically relevant.
2. Less to go wrong as long as you are mindful not to strip your threads.

In fact, call me crazy, I believe I'd take springbars over the quick change system. Easy to operate and even less to go wrong.
While I do appreciate the ease of changing straps with the QC buttons, there have been more than a few stories of them failing with expensive consequences and/or having to send the watch to Switzerland for a repair.

If the repair could be carried out by any authorized Panerai service center at minimal cost, I'd be a much bigger fan of them.

The thought of springbars on a Panerai just feels wrong, but maybe I'll change my mind as a model that uses them is on the way.

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March 14th, 2017, 3:13 pm #11

Which one do you prefer? I have one watch with screws and one with the push button system. I love how easy it is to change straps with the quick change system however, I always feel nervous that one of those little buttons is going to fall out. Is it just me or do others feel the same? I also wonder how many times you can change the straps before the system might fail. Maybe I'm just being paranoid after reading a few posts on this issue
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March 14th, 2017, 3:35 pm #12

While I do appreciate the ease of changing straps with the QC buttons, there have been more than a few stories of them failing with expensive consequences and/or having to send the watch to Switzerland for a repair.

If the repair could be carried out by any authorized Panerai service center at minimal cost, I'd be a much bigger fan of them.

The thought of springbars on a Panerai just feels wrong, but maybe I'll change my mind as a model that uses them is on the way.

Keith
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March 14th, 2017, 6:06 pm #13

Which one do you prefer? I have one watch with screws and one with the push button system. I love how easy it is to change straps with the quick change system however, I always feel nervous that one of those little buttons is going to fall out. Is it just me or do others feel the same? I also wonder how many times you can change the straps before the system might fail. Maybe I'm just being paranoid after reading a few posts on this issue
3 screws and 1 quick change. Huge fan of my 233 quick change. To me that should be the standard.
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March 14th, 2017, 7:11 pm #14

Which one do you prefer? I have one watch with screws and one with the push button system. I love how easy it is to change straps with the quick change system however, I always feel nervous that one of those little buttons is going to fall out. Is it just me or do others feel the same? I also wonder how many times you can change the straps before the system might fail. Maybe I'm just being paranoid after reading a few posts on this issue
It's probably not a good design for salt water and I wish it were repairable.

You should be able to screw it out and replace it easily. Crazy bad design.

So nice changing a strap with it though - so nice!

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March 14th, 2017, 8:08 pm #15

Which one do you prefer? I have one watch with screws and one with the push button system. I love how easy it is to change straps with the quick change system however, I always feel nervous that one of those little buttons is going to fall out. Is it just me or do others feel the same? I also wonder how many times you can change the straps before the system might fail. Maybe I'm just being paranoid after reading a few posts on this issue
Interesting timing...my 392 that is 20 months old just had a quick change button fly out of it, rending the watch useless. It is now in Switzerland after initially being shipped to Ft. Worth for the repair. The watch should be under warranty. Ft. Worth said they couldn't fix the watch there so they had to send it to Switzerland. That was about three weeks ago. It's been gone about a month. I have to imagine that because Ft. Worth can't repair it they will have to either replace the case or they have some device there that can fit the spring system back into the case. If the former, it would be hard to believe that Panerai would have to replace the entire case for a $5 part. No telling how long it will be gone. Not a good situation.





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March 14th, 2017, 10:58 pm #16

It's probably not a good design for salt water and I wish it were repairable.

You should be able to screw it out and replace it easily. Crazy bad design.

So nice changing a strap with it though - so nice!
Quick Change is very nice and quick" albeit on watches that will not see saltwater. There has been some failures mentioned in the past that are not a cheap fix if the watch is out of warranty.


The screws are easy, tried and true. Really hard to "screw" up.
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March 15th, 2017, 9:05 am #17

Which one do you prefer? I have one watch with screws and one with the push button system. I love how easy it is to change straps with the quick change system however, I always feel nervous that one of those little buttons is going to fall out. Is it just me or do others feel the same? I also wonder how many times you can change the straps before the system might fail. Maybe I'm just being paranoid after reading a few posts on this issue
Spring-bars just feel totally wrong to me on a Panerai, it's one of the reasons why the 1940 Radiomir have never had much appeal (although my interest was piqued by the 512 with the lovely P.999 movement). I've never had any issues with the quick change pushers. I managed to mash up the end of one of the screw bars on my 170 as the previous owner had glued all the screw threads but my local watchmaker was able to come to the rescue and a replacement bar was pennies. So yes you do sound a little paranoid, but having said that Panerai's QC isn't infallible and the occasional mutt does tend to sneak thru so maintain a good relationship with your AD so you've someplace you can go and throw a fit if something goes awry.
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March 15th, 2017, 10:02 am #18

While I do appreciate the ease of changing straps with the QC buttons, there have been more than a few stories of them failing with expensive consequences and/or having to send the watch to Switzerland for a repair.

If the repair could be carried out by any authorized Panerai service center at minimal cost, I'd be a much bigger fan of them.

The thought of springbars on a Panerai just feels wrong, but maybe I'll change my mind as a model that uses them is on the way.

Keith
Look forward to seeing a post on your new model when it arrives
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March 15th, 2017, 10:03 am #19

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March 15th, 2017, 10:04 am #20

3 screws and 1 quick change. Huge fan of my 233 quick change. To me that should be the standard.
the fear factor
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