I love my 372 -- but this is what brung me to the dance...

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I love my 372 -- but this is what brung me to the dance...

cosmicmike
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Joined: June 16th, 2004, 12:22 pm

May 16th, 2012, 2:10 pm #1

Been a Panerai fan for over 10 years, but it really wasn't until 2006 that I truly fell in love with the pure simplicity of the base model. I bought the 183G when it first came out, because I liked the idea of having a Rad in my collection -- and it was (and still is) a great watch. But I soon found myself back with a more complicated model (like my trusty 27). Then, in 2006 Panerai introduced the 249 and 232. While everyone was enamored with the 249, I couldn't get past the Roman numerals. Just too tricked out for me. I was kind of interested in the 232, but wasn't sure about the brown dial. Then I walked into my local AD. Believe it or not, they had three 232s in stock. The minute I tried it on, I knew it was right. There was something so simply perfect in the design. It was just sublime. I must admit the the 372 and my 360 get most of my wrist time. But, every time I pull out my "38 Special" I'm reminded that -- when all the bells and whistles are stripped away -- the true greatness of Panerai lies in the fact that in its most basic of form it is as close to a perfect watch as (at least) I could ever imagine.

(my 232 -- on my wrist today -- bumps, bruises and all)




Big D
360, 232,372
If You Don't Go, You Can't Come Back.
RIP BBQ & Drew
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J-F.
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May 16th, 2012, 3:22 pm #2

The 232's design is too pure that it can't be anything exept a keeper which deserves a lot of love
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J-F.
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May 16th, 2012, 3:23 pm #3

oups .. Mike not Mile :)
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May 16th, 2012, 3:46 pm #4

Been a Panerai fan for over 10 years, but it really wasn't until 2006 that I truly fell in love with the pure simplicity of the base model. I bought the 183G when it first came out, because I liked the idea of having a Rad in my collection -- and it was (and still is) a great watch. But I soon found myself back with a more complicated model (like my trusty 27). Then, in 2006 Panerai introduced the 249 and 232. While everyone was enamored with the 249, I couldn't get past the Roman numerals. Just too tricked out for me. I was kind of interested in the 232, but wasn't sure about the brown dial. Then I walked into my local AD. Believe it or not, they had three 232s in stock. The minute I tried it on, I knew it was right. There was something so simply perfect in the design. It was just sublime. I must admit the the 372 and my 360 get most of my wrist time. But, every time I pull out my "38 Special" I'm reminded that -- when all the bells and whistles are stripped away -- the true greatness of Panerai lies in the fact that in its most basic of form it is as close to a perfect watch as (at least) I could ever imagine.

(my 232 -- on my wrist today -- bumps, bruises and all)




Big D
360, 232,372
If You Don't Go, You Can't Come Back.
RIP BBQ & Drew
+1 (nt)
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cosmicmike
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May 16th, 2012, 3:58 pm #5

The 232's design is too pure that it can't be anything exept a keeper which deserves a lot of love
and not enough wrists...
Cheers Mon ami!

Big D
360, 232,372
If You Don't Go, You Can't Come Back.
RIP BBQ & Drew
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gfriedell
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Joined: January 27th, 2005, 3:20 pm

May 16th, 2012, 4:47 pm #6

Been a Panerai fan for over 10 years, but it really wasn't until 2006 that I truly fell in love with the pure simplicity of the base model. I bought the 183G when it first came out, because I liked the idea of having a Rad in my collection -- and it was (and still is) a great watch. But I soon found myself back with a more complicated model (like my trusty 27). Then, in 2006 Panerai introduced the 249 and 232. While everyone was enamored with the 249, I couldn't get past the Roman numerals. Just too tricked out for me. I was kind of interested in the 232, but wasn't sure about the brown dial. Then I walked into my local AD. Believe it or not, they had three 232s in stock. The minute I tried it on, I knew it was right. There was something so simply perfect in the design. It was just sublime. I must admit the the 372 and my 360 get most of my wrist time. But, every time I pull out my "38 Special" I'm reminded that -- when all the bells and whistles are stripped away -- the true greatness of Panerai lies in the fact that in its most basic of form it is as close to a perfect watch as (at least) I could ever imagine.

(my 232 -- on my wrist today -- bumps, bruises and all)




Big D
360, 232,372
If You Don't Go, You Can't Come Back.
RIP BBQ & Drew
"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm."





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May 16th, 2012, 9:08 pm #7

Been a Panerai fan for over 10 years, but it really wasn't until 2006 that I truly fell in love with the pure simplicity of the base model. I bought the 183G when it first came out, because I liked the idea of having a Rad in my collection -- and it was (and still is) a great watch. But I soon found myself back with a more complicated model (like my trusty 27). Then, in 2006 Panerai introduced the 249 and 232. While everyone was enamored with the 249, I couldn't get past the Roman numerals. Just too tricked out for me. I was kind of interested in the 232, but wasn't sure about the brown dial. Then I walked into my local AD. Believe it or not, they had three 232s in stock. The minute I tried it on, I knew it was right. There was something so simply perfect in the design. It was just sublime. I must admit the the 372 and my 360 get most of my wrist time. But, every time I pull out my "38 Special" I'm reminded that -- when all the bells and whistles are stripped away -- the true greatness of Panerai lies in the fact that in its most basic of form it is as close to a perfect watch as (at least) I could ever imagine.

(my 232 -- on my wrist today -- bumps, bruises and all)




Big D
360, 232,372
If You Don't Go, You Can't Come Back.
RIP BBQ & Drew
...trying a watch on for the first time and being like "BAM!" I had that feeling...BTW, it was your watch, not just a 232, but your 232!! LOL



One day I'll be able to get one. I can't wait for that day and hopefully it'll be worth the wait!

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Phumanchu
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Joined: March 29th, 2011, 6:34 pm

May 16th, 2012, 9:53 pm #8

Been a Panerai fan for over 10 years, but it really wasn't until 2006 that I truly fell in love with the pure simplicity of the base model. I bought the 183G when it first came out, because I liked the idea of having a Rad in my collection -- and it was (and still is) a great watch. But I soon found myself back with a more complicated model (like my trusty 27). Then, in 2006 Panerai introduced the 249 and 232. While everyone was enamored with the 249, I couldn't get past the Roman numerals. Just too tricked out for me. I was kind of interested in the 232, but wasn't sure about the brown dial. Then I walked into my local AD. Believe it or not, they had three 232s in stock. The minute I tried it on, I knew it was right. There was something so simply perfect in the design. It was just sublime. I must admit the the 372 and my 360 get most of my wrist time. But, every time I pull out my "38 Special" I'm reminded that -- when all the bells and whistles are stripped away -- the true greatness of Panerai lies in the fact that in its most basic of form it is as close to a perfect watch as (at least) I could ever imagine.

(my 232 -- on my wrist today -- bumps, bruises and all)




Big D
360, 232,372
If You Don't Go, You Can't Come Back.
RIP BBQ & Drew
...time. You know what, when a mate asked me the day after "what was the 372 like? What was it like?" I was like, it as all about the 232 for me. Cracking piece. A keeper for sure.

BTW was lucky enough to strap on a 203 just before the 372 so maybe thats why it got overshadowed!

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HammerHammer
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May 17th, 2012, 9:49 am #9

Been a Panerai fan for over 10 years, but it really wasn't until 2006 that I truly fell in love with the pure simplicity of the base model. I bought the 183G when it first came out, because I liked the idea of having a Rad in my collection -- and it was (and still is) a great watch. But I soon found myself back with a more complicated model (like my trusty 27). Then, in 2006 Panerai introduced the 249 and 232. While everyone was enamored with the 249, I couldn't get past the Roman numerals. Just too tricked out for me. I was kind of interested in the 232, but wasn't sure about the brown dial. Then I walked into my local AD. Believe it or not, they had three 232s in stock. The minute I tried it on, I knew it was right. There was something so simply perfect in the design. It was just sublime. I must admit the the 372 and my 360 get most of my wrist time. But, every time I pull out my "38 Special" I'm reminded that -- when all the bells and whistles are stripped away -- the true greatness of Panerai lies in the fact that in its most basic of form it is as close to a perfect watch as (at least) I could ever imagine.

(my 232 -- on my wrist today -- bumps, bruises and all)




Big D
360, 232,372
If You Don't Go, You Can't Come Back.
RIP BBQ & Drew
CM u can ROCK anything !! 232 is an Icon just like YOU !! (nt)
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Joined: August 22nd, 2008, 4:37 pm

May 17th, 2012, 12:27 pm #10

...time. You know what, when a mate asked me the day after "what was the 372 like? What was it like?" I was like, it as all about the 232 for me. Cracking piece. A keeper for sure.

BTW was lucky enough to strap on a 203 just before the 372 so maybe thats why it got overshadowed!

Sometimes I wonder if the hype over the 372 has to do more with the hype than the watch itself.
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Joined: December 7th, 2004, 5:24 pm

May 17th, 2012, 3:57 pm #11

Been a Panerai fan for over 10 years, but it really wasn't until 2006 that I truly fell in love with the pure simplicity of the base model. I bought the 183G when it first came out, because I liked the idea of having a Rad in my collection -- and it was (and still is) a great watch. But I soon found myself back with a more complicated model (like my trusty 27). Then, in 2006 Panerai introduced the 249 and 232. While everyone was enamored with the 249, I couldn't get past the Roman numerals. Just too tricked out for me. I was kind of interested in the 232, but wasn't sure about the brown dial. Then I walked into my local AD. Believe it or not, they had three 232s in stock. The minute I tried it on, I knew it was right. There was something so simply perfect in the design. It was just sublime. I must admit the the 372 and my 360 get most of my wrist time. But, every time I pull out my "38 Special" I'm reminded that -- when all the bells and whistles are stripped away -- the true greatness of Panerai lies in the fact that in its most basic of form it is as close to a perfect watch as (at least) I could ever imagine.

(my 232 -- on my wrist today -- bumps, bruises and all)




Big D
360, 232,372
If You Don't Go, You Can't Come Back.
RIP BBQ & Drew
Jim (time4me)

"It is not so much how you manage the successes but how you withstand the crisis."

     
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cosmicmike
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Joined: June 16th, 2004, 12:22 pm

May 17th, 2012, 8:56 pm #12

...trying a watch on for the first time and being like "BAM!" I had that feeling...BTW, it was your watch, not just a 232, but your 232!! LOL



One day I'll be able to get one. I can't wait for that day and hopefully it'll be worth the wait!

And it looked damn good on that wrist.
Sure you will have one at some point.
Hope all is well and we can catch up again soon.

Big D
360, 232,372
If You Don't Go, You Can't Come Back.
RIP BBQ & Drew
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sdumperth
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Joined: April 13th, 2011, 11:43 am

May 18th, 2012, 3:21 am #13

Been a Panerai fan for over 10 years, but it really wasn't until 2006 that I truly fell in love with the pure simplicity of the base model. I bought the 183G when it first came out, because I liked the idea of having a Rad in my collection -- and it was (and still is) a great watch. But I soon found myself back with a more complicated model (like my trusty 27). Then, in 2006 Panerai introduced the 249 and 232. While everyone was enamored with the 249, I couldn't get past the Roman numerals. Just too tricked out for me. I was kind of interested in the 232, but wasn't sure about the brown dial. Then I walked into my local AD. Believe it or not, they had three 232s in stock. The minute I tried it on, I knew it was right. There was something so simply perfect in the design. It was just sublime. I must admit the the 372 and my 360 get most of my wrist time. But, every time I pull out my "38 Special" I'm reminded that -- when all the bells and whistles are stripped away -- the true greatness of Panerai lies in the fact that in its most basic of form it is as close to a perfect watch as (at least) I could ever imagine.

(my 232 -- on my wrist today -- bumps, bruises and all)




Big D
360, 232,372
If You Don't Go, You Can't Come Back.
RIP BBQ & Drew
Years down the line

I want one down the line, too








May the force be with you........................Always!

Being "Individual" is SO expensive!

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Always remember, you can’t buy class. -Dad
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