Crown Issue? 438 vs 1392

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Crown Issue? 438 vs 1392

johnnienina
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johnnienina
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March 8th, 2018, 2:16 am #1

Hi Everyone,

Still very new to Panerai but have been reading extensively on Paneristi.com for about a year now and love everyone's passion.

We got our first Pams in December last year.

I have a 438 and my wife-to-be has a 1392.

My 438 takes approx 3x more effort to pull the crown out for any time/date adjustments as compared to hers

Any 438/441 or gmt owners that have this similar issue especially if it is a R-Series like mine?

I just really want to know if this is normal.

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johnnienina
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March 8th, 2018, 2:27 am #2

BTW, just wanted to mention that both of them were bought brand new from an AD
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gfriedell
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March 8th, 2018, 3:48 am #3

Hi Everyone,

Still very new to Panerai but have been reading extensively on Paneristi.com for about a year now and love everyone's passion.

We got our first Pams in December last year.

I have a 438 and my wife-to-be has a 1392.

My 438 takes approx 3x more effort to pull the crown out for any time/date adjustments as compared to hers

Any 438/441 or gmt owners that have this similar issue especially if it is a R-Series like mine?

I just really want to know if this is normal.
I would guess that something might be misaligned or binding on your 438.

Definitely worth taking both watches to an AD or boutique and see what they say. I wouldn't let it go too long as you may encounter unnecessary wear and tear if there is an issue.

Good Luck!
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March 9th, 2018, 12:26 pm #4

Hi Everyone,

Still very new to Panerai but have been reading extensively on Paneristi.com for about a year now and love everyone's passion.

We got our first Pams in December last year.

I have a 438 and my wife-to-be has a 1392.

My 438 takes approx 3x more effort to pull the crown out for any time/date adjustments as compared to hers

Any 438/441 or gmt owners that have this similar issue especially if it is a R-Series like mine?

I just really want to know if this is normal.
My 438 crown is harder to pull out than my other Panerai
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johnnienina
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March 10th, 2018, 2:26 am #5

Thanks for this Jesse.

I walked into 3 different AD's over the last 3 days. Asking to hold all the ceramic Luminor 1950's.

They were all like "Do you want to know the price?" I said "No, I just want to touch the crowns".

Hahaha, sounds like a watch pervert.
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March 11th, 2018, 5:55 pm #6

Hi Everyone,

Still very new to Panerai but have been reading extensively on Paneristi.com for about a year now and love everyone's passion.

We got our first Pams in December last year.

I have a 438 and my wife-to-be has a 1392.

My 438 takes approx 3x more effort to pull the crown out for any time/date adjustments as compared to hers

Any 438/441 or gmt owners that have this similar issue especially if it is a R-Series like mine?

I just really want to know if this is normal.
Although I got my 438 when they first came out, mine is perfection personified. Effortless all around. And so damn accurate it drives me nuts. Now my 360 . . pfew, I've lost thumb and forefinger fingerprints.
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johnnienina
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March 13th, 2018, 11:05 pm #7

I wonder why this varies
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