A quick thought-share on my new Titanium 176

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A quick thought-share on my new Titanium 176

epanerai12
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June 14th, 2012, 12:48 pm #1

Hello everyone - I dont post much in the forum section but do frequently play in the collectors market every now and then, but i thought i'd share an interesting observation. Well, interesting to me at least.

I have owned a total of 7 panerais so far, flipped all of them, and always came back to SS models, ie 000, 005, 312, etc. In my latest game of flippits, I decided to do something different. I decided that it was time to experience a titanium pam. I've had ti watches before, so I knew what the pros/cons were, but yet I hadnt experienced a fully Ti pam yet. So, 2 days ago, I sealed a trade deal via this site with a great guy out in Illinois, who had a 176L he was looking to trade. When it arrived tuesday, I picked it up and noticed how incredibly light it is....even for a ti watch, just super light. I thought I was going to have buyers, or traders remorse and miss the heft of the SS pam sitting atop my wrist. Well, its been 72 hours since its been strapped on and I will tell anyone who doubts buying a Ti Pam bc of its weight that this is, for me, the most comfortable pam i have ever worn....period.

Im smitten and couldnt be happier. Its comfy, rugged looking, matches great with my one paci strap and all around a pleasure to oggle at. So if you doubt going to a Ti pam because of the weight, or lack thereof, dont be shy, try one on for a while and you'll see what Im talking about. This one may be a keeper!!

Very happy with my aquistion and thank you to Dennis aka I-sinned for a smooth trade deal.

Sorry for the rotated pic.

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drangel
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June 14th, 2012, 3:04 pm #2

So great to read your post, since I am picking up my first PAM next week and its a 176
I also loved the feel of the Titanium when I tried it on.
I think its perfect for me.
I cant wait to experience it.
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epanerai12
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June 14th, 2012, 4:18 pm #3

I'm glad my rather boring post hit you positively. I did try a 177 on yrs ago at my AD and quickly dismissed it for its featherweight heft. But I've always longed for one just bc of the look of the ti pams and I'm thrilled I finally pulled the trigger on one. I'm not generally a fan of oversized or large watches, but I am a superfan of panerais and the ti lightness is a great combo for a dailu driver. You won't regret it.
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June 14th, 2012, 5:25 pm #4

Hello everyone - I dont post much in the forum section but do frequently play in the collectors market every now and then, but i thought i'd share an interesting observation. Well, interesting to me at least.

I have owned a total of 7 panerais so far, flipped all of them, and always came back to SS models, ie 000, 005, 312, etc. In my latest game of flippits, I decided to do something different. I decided that it was time to experience a titanium pam. I've had ti watches before, so I knew what the pros/cons were, but yet I hadnt experienced a fully Ti pam yet. So, 2 days ago, I sealed a trade deal via this site with a great guy out in Illinois, who had a 176L he was looking to trade. When it arrived tuesday, I picked it up and noticed how incredibly light it is....even for a ti watch, just super light. I thought I was going to have buyers, or traders remorse and miss the heft of the SS pam sitting atop my wrist. Well, its been 72 hours since its been strapped on and I will tell anyone who doubts buying a Ti Pam bc of its weight that this is, for me, the most comfortable pam i have ever worn....period.

Im smitten and couldnt be happier. Its comfy, rugged looking, matches great with my one paci strap and all around a pleasure to oggle at. So if you doubt going to a Ti pam because of the weight, or lack thereof, dont be shy, try one on for a while and you'll see what Im talking about. This one may be a keeper!!

Very happy with my aquistion and thank you to Dennis aka I-sinned for a smooth trade deal.

Sorry for the rotated pic.

who says all pam's have to be hefty?
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jacksonian71
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Joined: July 7th, 2010, 2:47 am

June 14th, 2012, 5:44 pm #5

Hello everyone - I dont post much in the forum section but do frequently play in the collectors market every now and then, but i thought i'd share an interesting observation. Well, interesting to me at least.

I have owned a total of 7 panerais so far, flipped all of them, and always came back to SS models, ie 000, 005, 312, etc. In my latest game of flippits, I decided to do something different. I decided that it was time to experience a titanium pam. I've had ti watches before, so I knew what the pros/cons were, but yet I hadnt experienced a fully Ti pam yet. So, 2 days ago, I sealed a trade deal via this site with a great guy out in Illinois, who had a 176L he was looking to trade. When it arrived tuesday, I picked it up and noticed how incredibly light it is....even for a ti watch, just super light. I thought I was going to have buyers, or traders remorse and miss the heft of the SS pam sitting atop my wrist. Well, its been 72 hours since its been strapped on and I will tell anyone who doubts buying a Ti Pam bc of its weight that this is, for me, the most comfortable pam i have ever worn....period.

Im smitten and couldnt be happier. Its comfy, rugged looking, matches great with my one paci strap and all around a pleasure to oggle at. So if you doubt going to a Ti pam because of the weight, or lack thereof, dont be shy, try one on for a while and you'll see what Im talking about. This one may be a keeper!!

Very happy with my aquistion and thank you to Dennis aka I-sinned for a smooth trade deal.

Sorry for the rotated pic.

The 176 was my first Panerai and IMHO it's probably the most underrated classic. The brushed Ti has a great look that I prefer over polished SS. And you just can't beat the base dial. A true classic. Enjoy!
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June 14th, 2012, 5:59 pm #6

Hello everyone - I dont post much in the forum section but do frequently play in the collectors market every now and then, but i thought i'd share an interesting observation. Well, interesting to me at least.

I have owned a total of 7 panerais so far, flipped all of them, and always came back to SS models, ie 000, 005, 312, etc. In my latest game of flippits, I decided to do something different. I decided that it was time to experience a titanium pam. I've had ti watches before, so I knew what the pros/cons were, but yet I hadnt experienced a fully Ti pam yet. So, 2 days ago, I sealed a trade deal via this site with a great guy out in Illinois, who had a 176L he was looking to trade. When it arrived tuesday, I picked it up and noticed how incredibly light it is....even for a ti watch, just super light. I thought I was going to have buyers, or traders remorse and miss the heft of the SS pam sitting atop my wrist. Well, its been 72 hours since its been strapped on and I will tell anyone who doubts buying a Ti Pam bc of its weight that this is, for me, the most comfortable pam i have ever worn....period.

Im smitten and couldnt be happier. Its comfy, rugged looking, matches great with my one paci strap and all around a pleasure to oggle at. So if you doubt going to a Ti pam because of the weight, or lack thereof, dont be shy, try one on for a while and you'll see what Im talking about. This one may be a keeper!!

Very happy with my aquistion and thank you to Dennis aka I-sinned for a smooth trade deal.

Sorry for the rotated pic.

I happily rotate between my 177 and 005 with appreciation for them both. Most see them as the same watch, but the only person's opinion that I care about is my own. Wear it in good health! KH
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June 14th, 2012, 8:55 pm #7

Hello everyone - I dont post much in the forum section but do frequently play in the collectors market every now and then, but i thought i'd share an interesting observation. Well, interesting to me at least.

I have owned a total of 7 panerais so far, flipped all of them, and always came back to SS models, ie 000, 005, 312, etc. In my latest game of flippits, I decided to do something different. I decided that it was time to experience a titanium pam. I've had ti watches before, so I knew what the pros/cons were, but yet I hadnt experienced a fully Ti pam yet. So, 2 days ago, I sealed a trade deal via this site with a great guy out in Illinois, who had a 176L he was looking to trade. When it arrived tuesday, I picked it up and noticed how incredibly light it is....even for a ti watch, just super light. I thought I was going to have buyers, or traders remorse and miss the heft of the SS pam sitting atop my wrist. Well, its been 72 hours since its been strapped on and I will tell anyone who doubts buying a Ti Pam bc of its weight that this is, for me, the most comfortable pam i have ever worn....period.

Im smitten and couldnt be happier. Its comfy, rugged looking, matches great with my one paci strap and all around a pleasure to oggle at. So if you doubt going to a Ti pam because of the weight, or lack thereof, dont be shy, try one on for a while and you'll see what Im talking about. This one may be a keeper!!

Very happy with my aquistion and thank you to Dennis aka I-sinned for a smooth trade deal.

Sorry for the rotated pic.

It was such a pleasure doing the trade with you, enjoy it as much as I did and wear it in the best of health. Kudos to you for an honest and straight forward transaction and remember I get first dibs if you decide to sell it. Lol!

Dennis
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