A (relatively) oldie, but goodie....the PAM233....

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A (relatively) oldie, but goodie....the PAM233....

hkgweilo
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July 5th, 2012, 8:21 am #1

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






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July 5th, 2012, 9:31 am #2

Congrats on that sweet new piece, Eric!

It really is a great movement








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Being "Individual" is SO expensive!

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July 5th, 2012, 9:51 am #3

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






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July 5th, 2012, 9:51 am #4

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






hope to get one in the future, too!

Thanks for sharing,

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July 5th, 2012, 10:23 am #5

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






Owning a 270, I can speak for the 233's brother, they are terrific Panerai for everyday with damn good looks!

"Life's an adventure, you might as well wear a Panerai"
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July 5th, 2012, 11:41 am #6

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






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July 5th, 2012, 1:26 pm #7

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






but not too "in your face" busy...in house movement. Wear her in the best of health!!



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July 5th, 2012, 1:56 pm #8

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






I like the functionality without too much clutter.
Enjoy it!
- Ken

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murphtyper
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July 5th, 2012, 2:43 pm #9

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






It it's the watch that has it all.
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July 5th, 2012, 2:44 pm #10

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






this timepiece is like everything under one roof for every penny you pay!!! Also, it's in-house movement make it sweeter too!
Do wear it in good health and let's it be a good daily beater without fear too, cheers

Regards

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July 5th, 2012, 3:29 pm #11

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






Love the versatility of the watch, domed crystal, the fit on my wrist and the styling in general. One of my keepers.
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July 5th, 2012, 3:35 pm #12

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






Much prefer the radial pr indicator OP uses in the 323. Or, better, yet put the pr complication on the back of watch. Sorry, but I find the 44mm dial of the 233 too cluttered.

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July 5th, 2012, 3:35 pm #13

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






The 233 is one of the most versatile/useful Panerai watches out there. And it's damn good looking to boot!

-Taylor



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July 5th, 2012, 5:06 pm #14

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






I love my 233. It's a great "go to" watch! Wear it in good health buddy!

Panerai...
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July 5th, 2012, 6:05 pm #15

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






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July 5th, 2012, 8:14 pm #16

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






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July 5th, 2012, 11:01 pm #17

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.









"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



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July 6th, 2012, 5:33 am #18

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






Enjoy!~

Cheers
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July 6th, 2012, 6:12 am #19

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.






Hopefully one day I can add this to the collection.

Thanks Eric!

Shella

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July 6th, 2012, 7:28 am #20

I've been a big fan of Panerai's in-house movements since they first debuted. Although a few minor hiccups in some models, I would say they've proven themselves to be as robust and more accurate as the movements they replaced.

I've always been a fan of the PAM233 but just never got around to getting one. The classic 1950-style case with the P2002 movement is a winner in my book (although at 44mm, it's not a winner in JF's book )))


When I saw that a local HK Paneristi was offering one on the CM, I arranged to meet up with him and a few days later, the 233 was on my wrist.

Since then, it's become my (near) daily wearer. As many of you know, I'm on the road a lot and walking factories with customers and generally being active. I'm usually careful which watches I wear since its easy for me to crash into things on the planes, buses, or trains I'm on most days.

The 233 is has been fantastic. I put the rubber accordion strap on it (very humid here in China), and it never leaves my wrist. It's spot on accurate and the styling doesn't attract unwanted attention.

The movement, simple in design but packing a lot of features, it very nice to look at. Let's be honest, the finishing isn't to the same degree as an AL&S or FPJ, etc but you're not paying their prices either.

For me, a watch needs to work, be able to take abuse, and look good, and for me, the 233 has it all.










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