Which panerai is best for newbie?

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Which panerai is best for newbie?

hsuhaidi
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May 3rd, 2012, 2:40 pm #1

Hi all, I live in NY. I want to buy Panerai for the first time. I can't decide between Pam 111, 112 and 312. Should I purchase it at the boutique or AD? Thanks for the input.
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May 3rd, 2012, 2:43 pm #2

you live in NY so you can go down to the boutique and most likely they will have all of them in stock and you can try each one on and decide. Good luck

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May 3rd, 2012, 2:46 pm #3

Hi all, I live in NY. I want to buy Panerai for the first time. I can't decide between Pam 111, 112 and 312. Should I purchase it at the boutique or AD? Thanks for the input.
312 for me it's got everything date manufacture movement seconds hand 1950s case. However size and weight isn't for everyone so in that case 111.

As for ad or boutique it depends where you live I have no local boutique but I do have an ad who I have a good relationship with
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May 3rd, 2012, 2:51 pm #4

you live in NY so you can go down to the boutique and most likely they will have all of them in stock and you can try each one on and decide. Good luck

Thanks Kevin. How about 312? I did some research and found out that 312 has some issues. I like the 312 model but am afraid to buy one.
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May 3rd, 2012, 3:09 pm #5

Hi all, I live in NY. I want to buy Panerai for the first time. I can't decide between Pam 111, 112 and 312. Should I purchase it at the boutique or AD? Thanks for the input.
Sandwich dial + base = awesomeness, plus you'll end up buying a base sooner or later anyways may as well just skip to the start

And buy from the boutique, Panerai is moving towards a "boutique only" sales model so anything you can do to establish a relationship with a boutique is a good thing. Enjoy!

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May 3rd, 2012, 3:24 pm #6

Thanks Kevin. How about 312? I did some research and found out that 312 has some issues. I like the 312 model but am afraid to buy one.
there have been thousands of 312's sold around the world with no problems but of course when someone does have an issue they make sure everyone knows about it. It is a new movement and has a few more complications being automatic with a date so in comparison to base ETA watches I'm sure there are a few more issues but it's still very rare from what I've heard. I know many people with a 312 and none of them have had issues.

I personally just feel that the 112, 111, 005 and 000 are the heart and soul of the brand and are better suited for a first pam.


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May 3rd, 2012, 3:27 pm #7

Hi all, I live in NY. I want to buy Panerai for the first time. I can't decide between Pam 111, 112 and 312. Should I purchase it at the boutique or AD? Thanks for the input.
Good luck!

Cheers...

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May 3rd, 2012, 5:21 pm #8

Hi all, I live in NY. I want to buy Panerai for the first time. I can't decide between Pam 111, 112 and 312. Should I purchase it at the boutique or AD? Thanks for the input.
Just like I always ask, what are your priorities?

With a vague question, you will only get answers of the watches that individuals have chosen for themselves . . . Helpful? Maybe not

Do you like the second hand? (I happen to, but who cares what I like)
Do you need/want a date?
Do you have a preference for manual or an auto?
Do you like/hate the sandwich dial?

OK, you get the picture. Then folks can help direct you for what YOU may like, not what we like, thanks and welcome! KH
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May 3rd, 2012, 5:22 pm #9

312 for me it's got everything date manufacture movement seconds hand 1950s case. However size and weight isn't for everyone so in that case 111.

As for ad or boutique it depends where you live I have no local boutique but I do have an ad who I have a good relationship with
I'd also vote for the 312 if you don't mind spending the extra cash - 1950 case + manufacture movement + date make it a great first Panerai and daily wearer. Just really depends on what you like. If you want to spend a little less, go with the 111

Base models look great, but for me I like having and watching the seconds hand tick away
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May 3rd, 2012, 9:02 pm #10

Just like I always ask, what are your priorities?

With a vague question, you will only get answers of the watches that individuals have chosen for themselves . . . Helpful? Maybe not

Do you like the second hand? (I happen to, but who cares what I like)
Do you need/want a date?
Do you have a preference for manual or an auto?
Do you like/hate the sandwich dial?

OK, you get the picture. Then folks can help direct you for what YOU may like, not what we like, thanks and welcome! KH
totally agree, i would even add the budget parameter
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May 3rd, 2012, 9:28 pm #11

Hi all, I live in NY. I want to buy Panerai for the first time. I can't decide between Pam 111, 112 and 312. Should I purchase it at the boutique or AD? Thanks for the input.
If you don't own a manual wind watch, how do you know you'll like it?

The base models are unique and as many have said, somewhat of the true Iconic Panerai. However, if you've never had to wind a watch every other day, give it some serious thought. If you have doubts, take a look at a 104. Auto with date, yet has some of the same stark face appeal as the base models.

If you wear dress shirts a lot, think about a radiomir model as an option too.

I don't think there is a wrong choice for the most part, but some models are better suited for people than others..

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May 3rd, 2012, 9:29 pm #12

Sandwich dial + base = awesomeness, plus you'll end up buying a base sooner or later anyways may as well just skip to the start

And buy from the boutique, Panerai is moving towards a "boutique only" sales model so anything you can do to establish a relationship with a boutique is a good thing. Enjoy!

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May 3rd, 2012, 9:58 pm #13

you live in NY so you can go down to the boutique and most likely they will have all of them in stock and you can try each one on and decide. Good luck

In theory the 112 or 000 should have fewer maintenance concerns and less potential complications - because there are fewer complications. This means potentially lower cost of ownership than a more complex piece. Of course, what is expensive is subjective. I know from experience for example that my Breitling (a chrono, admittedly) ran about four bills every five years for a service. I specifically selected a 112 to attempt to avoid this. YMMV
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May 3rd, 2012, 11:25 pm #14

Hi all, I live in NY. I want to buy Panerai for the first time. I can't decide between Pam 111, 112 and 312. Should I purchase it at the boutique or AD? Thanks for the input.
You'll always go base ..do better save the trouble!!

Happy hunting!



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May 3rd, 2012, 11:27 pm #15

If you don't own a manual wind watch, how do you know you'll like it?

The base models are unique and as many have said, somewhat of the true Iconic Panerai. However, if you've never had to wind a watch every other day, give it some serious thought. If you have doubts, take a look at a 104. Auto with date, yet has some of the same stark face appeal as the base models.

If you wear dress shirts a lot, think about a radiomir model as an option too.

I don't think there is a wrong choice for the most part, but some models are better suited for people than others..

Charlie Wilbur
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May 4th, 2012, 12:07 am #16

Hi all, I live in NY. I want to buy Panerai for the first time. I can't decide between Pam 111, 112 and 312. Should I purchase it at the boutique or AD? Thanks for the input.
normally 111 will be a good start for a newbie
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May 4th, 2012, 1:35 am #17

If you don't own a manual wind watch, how do you know you'll like it?

The base models are unique and as many have said, somewhat of the true Iconic Panerai. However, if you've never had to wind a watch every other day, give it some serious thought. If you have doubts, take a look at a 104. Auto with date, yet has some of the same stark face appeal as the base models.

If you wear dress shirts a lot, think about a radiomir model as an option too.

I don't think there is a wrong choice for the most part, but some models are better suited for people than others..

Charlie Wilbur
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+1! :-)
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May 4th, 2012, 1:41 am #18

there have been thousands of 312's sold around the world with no problems but of course when someone does have an issue they make sure everyone knows about it. It is a new movement and has a few more complications being automatic with a date so in comparison to base ETA watches I'm sure there are a few more issues but it's still very rare from what I've heard. I know many people with a 312 and none of them have had issues.

I personally just feel that the 112, 111, 005 and 000 are the heart and soul of the brand and are better suited for a first pam.


I have the older brother of the 312, the 320 and it has worked perfectly for the past few months. (Knock on wood!) If there are issues with the movement of the 312 - that is news to me.

And as others have mentioned earlier, are you ready for a manual? The 312 (320) has the three-day power reserve and has such great presence on the wrist, I wear mine everyday and never worry about having to wind it. Super low maintenance!

Having said this, I know I will get a base sooner than later as I have finally come to appreciate the historical aspects and simplicity the watch(es) has to offer. Like Michael says a 000 is a great place to start.

My two yen.
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May 4th, 2012, 3:09 am #19

If you don't own a manual wind watch, how do you know you'll like it?

The base models are unique and as many have said, somewhat of the true Iconic Panerai. However, if you've never had to wind a watch every other day, give it some serious thought. If you have doubts, take a look at a 104. Auto with date, yet has some of the same stark face appeal as the base models.

If you wear dress shirts a lot, think about a radiomir model as an option too.

I don't think there is a wrong choice for the most part, but some models are better suited for people than others..

Charlie Wilbur
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All of my watches are automatic. I have Rolex green submariner, Daytona, Omega Seamaster, ORIS Centennial Set 1904 and Tag Monaco. I never have a manual watch before. I would like to try the manual one but I also like the 312 looks which is automatic. So far I manage to narrow it down to 111, 112 and 312. My budget is around 8K.
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May 4th, 2012, 3:20 am #20



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