Push Button Strap Change System

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Push Button Strap Change System

paulee53
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September 1st, 2017, 3:20 pm #1

My Pam 24 has the push button system which makes changing straps a cinch however, as we know this system can sometimes fail and the buttons have been known to fall out. An article about this issue was posted a few days ago by BobbyM who had this problem with his Pam24Q

If you own a model with the easy change system, does the possibility of this happening stop you changing straps as much as you would like to or do you switch them more due to the simplicity of the operation. Also, how many times have you changed your strap on a model with this mechanism? I look forward to your comments
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September 1st, 2017, 3:29 pm #2

on it now is just perfect....

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September 1st, 2017, 3:48 pm #3

I would agree it's a great looking strap
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September 1st, 2017, 3:49 pm #4

My Pam 24 has the push button system which makes changing straps a cinch however, as we know this system can sometimes fail and the buttons have been known to fall out. An article about this issue was posted a few days ago by BobbyM who had this problem with his Pam24Q

If you own a model with the easy change system, does the possibility of this happening stop you changing straps as much as you would like to or do you switch them more due to the simplicity of the operation. Also, how many times have you changed your strap on a model with this mechanism? I look forward to your comments
knocking on wood as i type but i have the 312 - i change once a month or so for the past 3 years - so far no issues.

hopefully that streak stays alive!!!

good luck!
Mike C, 312 NYC
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September 1st, 2017, 4:18 pm #5

I change mine about once a month and on occasion twice a month. A big part of owning a Panerai is the fun of changing straps so to stick with the same one until it wears out just wouldn't be in the spirit of things.
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September 1st, 2017, 4:26 pm #6

have a great weekend.
Mike C, 312 NYC
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September 1st, 2017, 7:34 pm #7

My Pam 24 has the push button system which makes changing straps a cinch however, as we know this system can sometimes fail and the buttons have been known to fall out. An article about this issue was posted a few days ago by BobbyM who had this problem with his Pam24Q

If you own a model with the easy change system, does the possibility of this happening stop you changing straps as much as you would like to or do you switch them more due to the simplicity of the operation. Also, how many times have you changed your strap on a model with this mechanism? I look forward to your comments
As frequently than I'd like to. As of now I'm leaving the oem rubber on for a while.
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September 2nd, 2017, 7:32 am #8

My Pam 24 has the push button system which makes changing straps a cinch however, as we know this system can sometimes fail and the buttons have been known to fall out. An article about this issue was posted a few days ago by BobbyM who had this problem with his Pam24Q

If you own a model with the easy change system, does the possibility of this happening stop you changing straps as much as you would like to or do you switch them more due to the simplicity of the operation. Also, how many times have you changed your strap on a model with this mechanism? I look forward to your comments
Hi Paul
Like Mike I have 312 owned for nearly a year. One of the reasons I chose the model was the quick change system. I have a selection of straps and change regularly, at least once or twice a week. Maybe risky given problems I've read but I didn't buy into the brand to compromise. Enjoy the watch as you want, that's what insurance is for if the worst should happen.
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September 2nd, 2017, 8:43 am #9

Nicely put. Yes for sure the push button system is brilliant for doing quick changes with no risk of scratching the lugs. My other Pam has screws and every time I do a strap change on the 112 I put scotch tape around the lugs to avoid any damage just in case the screwdriver slips. Have a good weekend
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September 2nd, 2017, 12:30 pm #10

Hi Paul
Like Mike I have 312 owned for nearly a year. One of the reasons I chose the model was the quick change system. I have a selection of straps and change regularly, at least once or twice a week. Maybe risky given problems I've read but I didn't buy into the brand to compromise. Enjoy the watch as you want, that's what insurance is for if the worst should happen.
I always assumed it was for loss or theft?

And then, do you think, or does your plan say whether accidental damage is excluded?

I know op usually blames a dropped watch or "operator error"

Good point!
Mike C, 312 NYC
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September 2nd, 2017, 2:08 pm #11

My Pam 24 has the push button system which makes changing straps a cinch however, as we know this system can sometimes fail and the buttons have been known to fall out. An article about this issue was posted a few days ago by BobbyM who had this problem with his Pam24Q

If you own a model with the easy change system, does the possibility of this happening stop you changing straps as much as you would like to or do you switch them more due to the simplicity of the operation. Also, how many times have you changed your strap on a model with this mechanism? I look forward to your comments
Hi,

I also own and pretty much use my pam 24Q as my day to day watch, sometimes with daily strap changes.. on average, I would say straps have been changed at least once a week for the last two years or so. In short, I guess I change straps more often on the 24 than any other Pam in the stable.

Hope this helps.
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September 2nd, 2017, 2:54 pm #12

I always assumed it was for loss or theft?

And then, do you think, or does your plan say whether accidental damage is excluded?

I know op usually blames a dropped watch or "operator error"

Good point!
Besides. If it did. It would probably count against you when you renew and give the insurance company a reason to raise their rates.

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September 2nd, 2017, 4:19 pm #13

But agree would increase premium for following year. If you were unlucky enough to be in a position where a replacement case was required then paying a couple of hundred excess then a slightly higher premium the following year would definitely be more attractive than paying for the repair In it's entirety.
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September 2nd, 2017, 6:32 pm #14

Something to think about
Mike C, 312 NYC
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September 3rd, 2017, 10:50 am #15

Hi,

I also own and pretty much use my pam 24Q as my day to day watch, sometimes with daily strap changes.. on average, I would say straps have been changed at least once a week for the last two years or so. In short, I guess I change straps more often on the 24 than any other Pam in the stable.

Hope this helps.
Interesting to hear that you have done a fair few strap changes. That's the beauty of the system it allows you to do this quickly and easily
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September 3rd, 2017, 10:52 am #16

But agree would increase premium for following year. If you were unlucky enough to be in a position where a replacement case was required then paying a couple of hundred excess then a slightly higher premium the following year would definitely be more attractive than paying for the repair In it's entirety.
It never occurred to me that in the event of a problem you could make a claim under accidental damage of your insurance policy.
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September 8th, 2017, 9:07 pm #17

My Pam 24 has the push button system which makes changing straps a cinch however, as we know this system can sometimes fail and the buttons have been known to fall out. An article about this issue was posted a few days ago by BobbyM who had this problem with his Pam24Q

If you own a model with the easy change system, does the possibility of this happening stop you changing straps as much as you would like to or do you switch them more due to the simplicity of the operation. Also, how many times have you changed your strap on a model with this mechanism? I look forward to your comments
I change strap almost every week for my 351 for the last 7 years. No problem.
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September 9th, 2017, 2:10 pm #18

that's a lot of strap changes and good to hear that you have had no problems.
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