1950 series crystal distortion?

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1950 series crystal distortion?

grnamin
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September 8th, 2017, 10:34 pm #1

Just a curious question... If you look at two Panerai of the same model (in this case, PAM00617) at the same viewing angle, will the sapphire crystal distort the numbers the same way or not? Just wondering. I couldn't resist getting another 617 as a backup. Now I have lemon and lime.

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September 8th, 2017, 10:35 pm #2

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September 8th, 2017, 10:36 pm #3

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September 8th, 2017, 11:06 pm #4

Just a curious question... If you look at two Panerai of the same model (in this case, PAM00617) at the same viewing angle, will the sapphire crystal distort the numbers the same way or not? Just wondering. I couldn't resist getting another 617 as a backup. Now I have lemon and lime.

And a fantastic excuse to post 2 amazing pieces that happen to be the same.

I have concluded 47mm is probably too big for me or I would have gotten a 617 or 375 long ago, really fantastic modern references IMO.
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September 9th, 2017, 11:56 am #5

Just a curious question... If you look at two Panerai of the same model (in this case, PAM00617) at the same viewing angle, will the sapphire crystal distort the numbers the same way or not? Just wondering. I couldn't resist getting another 617 as a backup. Now I have lemon and lime.

it should be the same - if the crystal is the exact same shape and the photo is taken of each from the same angle, should be the same result. but i'm seeing double right now so who knows???

great collection and excellent strap choices.
Mike C, 312 NYC
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September 10th, 2017, 3:43 pm #6

Just a curious question... If you look at two Panerai of the same model (in this case, PAM00617) at the same viewing angle, will the sapphire crystal distort the numbers the same way or not? Just wondering. I couldn't resist getting another 617 as a backup. Now I have lemon and lime.

...this distortion is.

Much of what I like about the FIddy, and why I purchased one. Something about it, I just love it.

As far as differences go, my assumption would be that this is a precision made product, and as such should be nearly identical within reasonable tolerances. Those tolerances would not need to be tight, so I would not be shocked to find some differences in a large sample.



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September 11th, 2017, 8:48 pm #7

Just a curious question... If you look at two Panerai of the same model (in this case, PAM00617) at the same viewing angle, will the sapphire crystal distort the numbers the same way or not? Just wondering. I couldn't resist getting another 617 as a backup. Now I have lemon and lime.

I was a little worried about the non-uniform distortion, but not anymore. Thank you.
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September 23rd, 2017, 7:12 am #8

Just a curious question... If you look at two Panerai of the same model (in this case, PAM00617) at the same viewing angle, will the sapphire crystal distort the numbers the same way or not? Just wondering. I couldn't resist getting another 617 as a backup. Now I have lemon and lime.

I had he same issue on my 422 and the 6 would distort badly and the lower part of 6 looked bloated and i was lucky as i saw the defect after 2-3 days and my AD changed the watch
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