Can anyone post comparison between 243 T-dial vs 243 L-dial?

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Can anyone post comparison between 243 T-dial vs 243 L-dial?

sevenfire
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March 27th, 2012, 3:35 am #1

I checked the comparison between 243 vs 305 and found that there were also mention about non roller crown lock? is there any differences? how to spot it between the two locks?

Thank you guys.
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craniotes
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March 27th, 2012, 4:47 am #2

The I-series sported a T-dial, screwbars and the non-roller crown guard (this one is my personal favorite). The J-series also had a T-dial, but it moved to the push-button strap change system and roller crown guard, while the K-series and on kept the new strap system and roller crown, but ditched the tritium in favor of SuperLuminova.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Adam
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March 27th, 2012, 4:52 am #3

Thanks a lot for the Info Adam, can you post any pics for the non roller crown? I still don't know the differrence between non roller and roller crown guard. Btw, why do you prefer the screwed instead of the new push strap system?
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March 27th, 2012, 6:08 am #4

I checked the comparison between 243 vs 305 and found that there were also mention about non roller crown lock? is there any differences? how to spot it between the two locks?

Thank you guys.
Old non-roller lever:


New roller lever:
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March 27th, 2012, 8:19 am #5

thank you sooo much! Non roller indeed looks better.
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March 27th, 2012, 3:58 pm #6

the tritium dial? It's a mystery to me.

It seems like the new roller lever is an improvement as is luminova. Tritium ages and flakes eventually.

I guess people like the look of the older watches hence the fake/faux patina numbers on some of the new ones.

As a long-time Panerai owner, I just don't get it.

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Scott
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March 27th, 2012, 6:21 pm #7

For me, old skool is the best skool.

The tritium dial will age nicely (it can be treated so that it won't flake), and given that the tried and true crown guards and screwbars don't have a history of failure, why fix what ain't broke? Yeah, yeah, I know -- progress... Whatever. I ain't buying Panerai for "progress", I'm buying Panerai for history and "DNA"...

Anyway, it's cool to like SL, roller crowns, et al -- I get it, really I do -- but for my money, if the option of keeping it real is available, I'm gonna take that route 100% of the time.

Regards,
Adam
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March 27th, 2012, 7:26 pm #8

Adam's correct, old skool rules. When I became attracted to the 243, I had only been exposed to "I" series examples. When it came time to aquire one, I looked at the other series, but always returned to the I series. In any version the 243 is IMO the best sub Panerai has ever made, add a tritium dial, screw lugs and non-roller crown guard and you have a beast made to do manly things.

David
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March 28th, 2012, 1:50 am #9

Tritium markers and quick change strap system are the perfect combination.
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March 28th, 2012, 8:57 am #10

Thank you, i am looking for a J now. If can't find it then I'll settle with any 243s.
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March 28th, 2012, 1:16 pm #11

Tritium markers and quick change strap system are the perfect combination.
...Dave and I are handling it.

Regards,
Adam
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