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April 11th, 2012, 5:53 pm #1

At the risk of committing a major party foul...I'm going to ask anyway:

I'm relatively new to Panerai and have collected other brands for years. I have a 177 and a 114 now and have my eye one another PAM even though I have NO business purchasing three watches like this in relatively a short period of time. (I'm not a wealthy guy.)

As part of my experience with Panerai, I find myself addicted to the Paneristi community and getting to know some great people here. Between the people and the watches I'm drawn to Panerai and to Paneristi more and more every day.

The PAM that has a hold of my heart was being released as I was starting to experience Panerai for the first time. I didn't realize what it was going to take to get one from a boutique...waiting lists and all. It's the 390. Please understand, I have NO problem with someone buying and selling a piece that isn't what they thought it would be after they received it. However, it breaks my heart when I'm calling the boutiques every week trying to find a way to purchase one when many are being delivered by the boutiques and put back up for sale. I hope no one takes offence and this isn't taken the wrong way. I don't want to mess up anyone selling a 390 they don't feel connect to anymore.

I recently read that one Paneristi helped another one acquire a new 390 from a boutique and the watch didn't suit him when he finally received it. My plea is to someone who is interested in helping another member acquire a 390 that will be enjoyed for years. I'm happy to pay a "finder's fee" for the help and make it worthwhile for anyone interested in helping.

Part of my long term experience with the pieces I keep is how they came to me. (I hope this makes sense.) Knowing I purchased it on the gray market "just to get one" isn't how I want to own something that will be with me for years to come.

Again, I truly hope I have not offended anyone. I've sold many watches that weren't what I originally thought they would be. My only intent is to work with a fellow Risti that might have a way to acquire a 390 from a boutique and make sure they are compensated for the connection the make.

Sincerest Regards,


- Peter

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April 11th, 2012, 6:12 pm #2

post a WTB in the Collector or Dealer Market. nt
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April 11th, 2012, 6:55 pm #3

At the risk of committing a major party foul...I'm going to ask anyway:

I'm relatively new to Panerai and have collected other brands for years. I have a 177 and a 114 now and have my eye one another PAM even though I have NO business purchasing three watches like this in relatively a short period of time. (I'm not a wealthy guy.)

As part of my experience with Panerai, I find myself addicted to the Paneristi community and getting to know some great people here. Between the people and the watches I'm drawn to Panerai and to Paneristi more and more every day.

The PAM that has a hold of my heart was being released as I was starting to experience Panerai for the first time. I didn't realize what it was going to take to get one from a boutique...waiting lists and all. It's the 390. Please understand, I have NO problem with someone buying and selling a piece that isn't what they thought it would be after they received it. However, it breaks my heart when I'm calling the boutiques every week trying to find a way to purchase one when many are being delivered by the boutiques and put back up for sale. I hope no one takes offence and this isn't taken the wrong way. I don't want to mess up anyone selling a 390 they don't feel connect to anymore.

I recently read that one Paneristi helped another one acquire a new 390 from a boutique and the watch didn't suit him when he finally received it. My plea is to someone who is interested in helping another member acquire a 390 that will be enjoyed for years. I'm happy to pay a "finder's fee" for the help and make it worthwhile for anyone interested in helping.

Part of my long term experience with the pieces I keep is how they came to me. (I hope this makes sense.) Knowing I purchased it on the gray market "just to get one" isn't how I want to own something that will be with me for years to come.

Again, I truly hope I have not offended anyone. I've sold many watches that weren't what I originally thought they would be. My only intent is to work with a fellow Risti that might have a way to acquire a 390 from a boutique and make sure they are compensated for the connection the make.

Sincerest Regards,


- Peter

Not interested in any of them?

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April 11th, 2012, 7:06 pm #4

It's not the money at all. I was wanting to get one from a boutique beacuse that's the way I've purchased all my other wathes. It's part of the piece and the experience for me. If they're sold out that's a differnet story. It just seems like they're still delivering them.

Thanks for the suggestion! I truly appreciate it!

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April 11th, 2012, 7:32 pm #5

But one never knows. I got my 249 from a boutique in 2007 when they should have been all gone...
Hope springs eternal and all that.
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April 11th, 2012, 7:42 pm #6

At the risk of committing a major party foul...I'm going to ask anyway:

I'm relatively new to Panerai and have collected other brands for years. I have a 177 and a 114 now and have my eye one another PAM even though I have NO business purchasing three watches like this in relatively a short period of time. (I'm not a wealthy guy.)

As part of my experience with Panerai, I find myself addicted to the Paneristi community and getting to know some great people here. Between the people and the watches I'm drawn to Panerai and to Paneristi more and more every day.

The PAM that has a hold of my heart was being released as I was starting to experience Panerai for the first time. I didn't realize what it was going to take to get one from a boutique...waiting lists and all. It's the 390. Please understand, I have NO problem with someone buying and selling a piece that isn't what they thought it would be after they received it. However, it breaks my heart when I'm calling the boutiques every week trying to find a way to purchase one when many are being delivered by the boutiques and put back up for sale. I hope no one takes offence and this isn't taken the wrong way. I don't want to mess up anyone selling a 390 they don't feel connect to anymore.

I recently read that one Paneristi helped another one acquire a new 390 from a boutique and the watch didn't suit him when he finally received it. My plea is to someone who is interested in helping another member acquire a 390 that will be enjoyed for years. I'm happy to pay a "finder's fee" for the help and make it worthwhile for anyone interested in helping.

Part of my long term experience with the pieces I keep is how they came to me. (I hope this makes sense.) Knowing I purchased it on the gray market "just to get one" isn't how I want to own something that will be with me for years to come.

Again, I truly hope I have not offended anyone. I've sold many watches that weren't what I originally thought they would be. My only intent is to work with a fellow Risti that might have a way to acquire a 390 from a boutique and make sure they are compensated for the connection the make.

Sincerest Regards,


- Peter

my wife and had to make a few purchases just because I was there. Forget the fact that any one of us can go to the Dealer or Collector Market and get a lower price for most of our Risti needs. I live in Chicago, there's no Boutiques out here so it was pretty cool working with the boutique. My .02 cents.



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April 11th, 2012, 9:12 pm #7



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April 11th, 2012, 9:13 pm #8

But one never knows. I got my 249 from a boutique in 2007 when they should have been all gone...
Hope springs eternal and all that.
Greg


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April 11th, 2012, 9:47 pm #9

my wife and had to make a few purchases just because I was there. Forget the fact that any one of us can go to the Dealer or Collector Market and get a lower price for most of our Risti needs. I live in Chicago, there's no Boutiques out here so it was pretty cool working with the boutique. My .02 cents.



My Grails.




Avi: "Should I call you Bullet? Tooth?"
Bullet Tooth Tony: "You can call me Susan if it makes you happy." Snatch


Kevin Schmieder


Pam 111 N Series
Pam 005 N Series (Gone)
Rolex Submariner Ceramic 116610
I know one of the AD's is moving it's location off of Michigan Avenue and the other told me last month it's just a matter of time, for whatever that's worth before they move a boutique into a Michigan Avenue Location. Sounded pretty imminent, but who knows. The last two times i was in the two with downstairs locations in Michigan Avenue they had a lot of Panerai.

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April 11th, 2012, 10:15 pm #10

At the risk of committing a major party foul...I'm going to ask anyway:

I'm relatively new to Panerai and have collected other brands for years. I have a 177 and a 114 now and have my eye one another PAM even though I have NO business purchasing three watches like this in relatively a short period of time. (I'm not a wealthy guy.)

As part of my experience with Panerai, I find myself addicted to the Paneristi community and getting to know some great people here. Between the people and the watches I'm drawn to Panerai and to Paneristi more and more every day.

The PAM that has a hold of my heart was being released as I was starting to experience Panerai for the first time. I didn't realize what it was going to take to get one from a boutique...waiting lists and all. It's the 390. Please understand, I have NO problem with someone buying and selling a piece that isn't what they thought it would be after they received it. However, it breaks my heart when I'm calling the boutiques every week trying to find a way to purchase one when many are being delivered by the boutiques and put back up for sale. I hope no one takes offence and this isn't taken the wrong way. I don't want to mess up anyone selling a 390 they don't feel connect to anymore.

I recently read that one Paneristi helped another one acquire a new 390 from a boutique and the watch didn't suit him when he finally received it. My plea is to someone who is interested in helping another member acquire a 390 that will be enjoyed for years. I'm happy to pay a "finder's fee" for the help and make it worthwhile for anyone interested in helping.

Part of my long term experience with the pieces I keep is how they came to me. (I hope this makes sense.) Knowing I purchased it on the gray market "just to get one" isn't how I want to own something that will be with me for years to come.

Again, I truly hope I have not offended anyone. I've sold many watches that weren't what I originally thought they would be. My only intent is to work with a fellow Risti that might have a way to acquire a 390 from a boutique and make sure they are compensated for the connection the make.

Sincerest Regards,


- Peter

Would love to see a boutique come to Chicago. Only recently bought my first PAM but I can tell more are on the way
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April 12th, 2012, 12:23 am #11

At the risk of committing a major party foul...I'm going to ask anyway:

I'm relatively new to Panerai and have collected other brands for years. I have a 177 and a 114 now and have my eye one another PAM even though I have NO business purchasing three watches like this in relatively a short period of time. (I'm not a wealthy guy.)

As part of my experience with Panerai, I find myself addicted to the Paneristi community and getting to know some great people here. Between the people and the watches I'm drawn to Panerai and to Paneristi more and more every day.

The PAM that has a hold of my heart was being released as I was starting to experience Panerai for the first time. I didn't realize what it was going to take to get one from a boutique...waiting lists and all. It's the 390. Please understand, I have NO problem with someone buying and selling a piece that isn't what they thought it would be after they received it. However, it breaks my heart when I'm calling the boutiques every week trying to find a way to purchase one when many are being delivered by the boutiques and put back up for sale. I hope no one takes offence and this isn't taken the wrong way. I don't want to mess up anyone selling a 390 they don't feel connect to anymore.

I recently read that one Paneristi helped another one acquire a new 390 from a boutique and the watch didn't suit him when he finally received it. My plea is to someone who is interested in helping another member acquire a 390 that will be enjoyed for years. I'm happy to pay a "finder's fee" for the help and make it worthwhile for anyone interested in helping.

Part of my long term experience with the pieces I keep is how they came to me. (I hope this makes sense.) Knowing I purchased it on the gray market "just to get one" isn't how I want to own something that will be with me for years to come.

Again, I truly hope I have not offended anyone. I've sold many watches that weren't what I originally thought they would be. My only intent is to work with a fellow Risti that might have a way to acquire a 390 from a boutique and make sure they are compensated for the connection the make.

Sincerest Regards,


- Peter

It sounds like you really love the piece. I suggest getting your hands on one, however that needs to happen, and enjoy!
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April 12th, 2012, 1:53 am #12

I know one of the AD's is moving it's location off of Michigan Avenue and the other told me last month it's just a matter of time, for whatever that's worth before they move a boutique into a Michigan Avenue Location. Sounded pretty imminent, but who knows. The last two times i was in the two with downstairs locations in Michigan Avenue they had a lot of Panerai.


My Grails.




Avi: "Should I call you Bullet? Tooth?"
Bullet Tooth Tony: "You can call me Susan if it makes you happy." Snatch


Kevin Schmieder


Pam 111 N Series
Pam 005 N Series (Gone)
Rolex Submariner Ceramic 116610
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April 12th, 2012, 3:53 am #13

At the risk of committing a major party foul...I'm going to ask anyway:

I'm relatively new to Panerai and have collected other brands for years. I have a 177 and a 114 now and have my eye one another PAM even though I have NO business purchasing three watches like this in relatively a short period of time. (I'm not a wealthy guy.)

As part of my experience with Panerai, I find myself addicted to the Paneristi community and getting to know some great people here. Between the people and the watches I'm drawn to Panerai and to Paneristi more and more every day.

The PAM that has a hold of my heart was being released as I was starting to experience Panerai for the first time. I didn't realize what it was going to take to get one from a boutique...waiting lists and all. It's the 390. Please understand, I have NO problem with someone buying and selling a piece that isn't what they thought it would be after they received it. However, it breaks my heart when I'm calling the boutiques every week trying to find a way to purchase one when many are being delivered by the boutiques and put back up for sale. I hope no one takes offence and this isn't taken the wrong way. I don't want to mess up anyone selling a 390 they don't feel connect to anymore.

I recently read that one Paneristi helped another one acquire a new 390 from a boutique and the watch didn't suit him when he finally received it. My plea is to someone who is interested in helping another member acquire a 390 that will be enjoyed for years. I'm happy to pay a "finder's fee" for the help and make it worthwhile for anyone interested in helping.

Part of my long term experience with the pieces I keep is how they came to me. (I hope this makes sense.) Knowing I purchased it on the gray market "just to get one" isn't how I want to own something that will be with me for years to come.

Again, I truly hope I have not offended anyone. I've sold many watches that weren't what I originally thought they would be. My only intent is to work with a fellow Risti that might have a way to acquire a 390 from a boutique and make sure they are compensated for the connection the make.

Sincerest Regards,


- Peter

I have tried striking up a relationship with my panerai Boutique, without much success. I live in Abu Dhabi, (no boutique but they do have some AD's), the boutique is in Dubai about 1 hours drive away. I tried to get on the waiting list for the 390, they would not even allow me on the list as they said it was too long. I have had several watches serviced by them, and the service ,.has been excellent, but the bottom line is the only way they will 'accept' me a serious buyer (IMHO) is if I actually buy watches from them. But no point in me buying watches that I don't really want, just to build up credibility. So it is a viscuous circle.

I find more help, support and fun, here on Paneristi and the online dealers on this forum.

I sourced my 390 through this forum and i am completely satisfied. I may not have been able to have the boutique experience, but i have a 390 on my wrist, which I cannot get enough of, along with only 1999 other people on the planet and that is the point ( to me anyway). If you really want the watch, buy through this forum, make a new friend Along the way and enjoy what you seek in the knowledge that a fellow risti helped you out!
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April 12th, 2012, 4:42 am #14

At the risk of committing a major party foul...I'm going to ask anyway:

I'm relatively new to Panerai and have collected other brands for years. I have a 177 and a 114 now and have my eye one another PAM even though I have NO business purchasing three watches like this in relatively a short period of time. (I'm not a wealthy guy.)

As part of my experience with Panerai, I find myself addicted to the Paneristi community and getting to know some great people here. Between the people and the watches I'm drawn to Panerai and to Paneristi more and more every day.

The PAM that has a hold of my heart was being released as I was starting to experience Panerai for the first time. I didn't realize what it was going to take to get one from a boutique...waiting lists and all. It's the 390. Please understand, I have NO problem with someone buying and selling a piece that isn't what they thought it would be after they received it. However, it breaks my heart when I'm calling the boutiques every week trying to find a way to purchase one when many are being delivered by the boutiques and put back up for sale. I hope no one takes offence and this isn't taken the wrong way. I don't want to mess up anyone selling a 390 they don't feel connect to anymore.

I recently read that one Paneristi helped another one acquire a new 390 from a boutique and the watch didn't suit him when he finally received it. My plea is to someone who is interested in helping another member acquire a 390 that will be enjoyed for years. I'm happy to pay a "finder's fee" for the help and make it worthwhile for anyone interested in helping.

Part of my long term experience with the pieces I keep is how they came to me. (I hope this makes sense.) Knowing I purchased it on the gray market "just to get one" isn't how I want to own something that will be with me for years to come.

Again, I truly hope I have not offended anyone. I've sold many watches that weren't what I originally thought they would be. My only intent is to work with a fellow Risti that might have a way to acquire a 390 from a boutique and make sure they are compensated for the connection the make.

Sincerest Regards,


- Peter

Truth be told I've never had a community like this to work with in other brands. I needed to lean on my dealer for all the support. I'm learning that's certainly not the case here with those who contact me. I'm truly humbled.

With everyone I connected with today I would rather forge new friendships here and have a 390 be part of that than try to somehow get to the top of a list at a boutique. I'll keep you posted on how everything transpires but I think everything is going to turn out very well thanks to one Risti that reached out to me. Today it really did become about the people. I'm speachless.

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April 12th, 2012, 4:43 am #15

I have tried striking up a relationship with my panerai Boutique, without much success. I live in Abu Dhabi, (no boutique but they do have some AD's), the boutique is in Dubai about 1 hours drive away. I tried to get on the waiting list for the 390, they would not even allow me on the list as they said it was too long. I have had several watches serviced by them, and the service ,.has been excellent, but the bottom line is the only way they will 'accept' me a serious buyer (IMHO) is if I actually buy watches from them. But no point in me buying watches that I don't really want, just to build up credibility. So it is a viscuous circle.

I find more help, support and fun, here on Paneristi and the online dealers on this forum.

I sourced my 390 through this forum and i am completely satisfied. I may not have been able to have the boutique experience, but i have a 390 on my wrist, which I cannot get enough of, along with only 1999 other people on the planet and that is the point ( to me anyway). If you really want the watch, buy through this forum, make a new friend Along the way and enjoy what you seek in the knowledge that a fellow risti helped you out!
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April 12th, 2012, 12:14 pm #16

At the risk of committing a major party foul...I'm going to ask anyway:

I'm relatively new to Panerai and have collected other brands for years. I have a 177 and a 114 now and have my eye one another PAM even though I have NO business purchasing three watches like this in relatively a short period of time. (I'm not a wealthy guy.)

As part of my experience with Panerai, I find myself addicted to the Paneristi community and getting to know some great people here. Between the people and the watches I'm drawn to Panerai and to Paneristi more and more every day.

The PAM that has a hold of my heart was being released as I was starting to experience Panerai for the first time. I didn't realize what it was going to take to get one from a boutique...waiting lists and all. It's the 390. Please understand, I have NO problem with someone buying and selling a piece that isn't what they thought it would be after they received it. However, it breaks my heart when I'm calling the boutiques every week trying to find a way to purchase one when many are being delivered by the boutiques and put back up for sale. I hope no one takes offence and this isn't taken the wrong way. I don't want to mess up anyone selling a 390 they don't feel connect to anymore.

I recently read that one Paneristi helped another one acquire a new 390 from a boutique and the watch didn't suit him when he finally received it. My plea is to someone who is interested in helping another member acquire a 390 that will be enjoyed for years. I'm happy to pay a "finder's fee" for the help and make it worthwhile for anyone interested in helping.

Part of my long term experience with the pieces I keep is how they came to me. (I hope this makes sense.) Knowing I purchased it on the gray market "just to get one" isn't how I want to own something that will be with me for years to come.

Again, I truly hope I have not offended anyone. I've sold many watches that weren't what I originally thought they would be. My only intent is to work with a fellow Risti that might have a way to acquire a 390 from a boutique and make sure they are compensated for the connection the make.

Sincerest Regards,


- Peter

Forgive the German pun - Fruehling/Spring.
Couldn't resist the temptation!
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April 12th, 2012, 12:24 pm #17



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