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Re: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

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nbg wrote:
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blowfish89 wrote:I'm getting concerned as to why I am starting to like big watches :headbash:
Know nothing about Panerais, but rather like this one - PAM111
Pams are supremely clear and easy to read, with probably the most devoted and fanatical owners on the planet. The sheer volume of accessories is mindblowing. They also look just fantastic on the wrist, but there is no denying they are big buggers. The CG and clear dial means that they wear large, and the cushion case exaggerates the issue.

I love big watches and if you can carry it off, they are fantastic. 44mm is a big old sod but the 47mm is feking huge!

(I can only pass comment on the Submersibles here as that is what I had, but I assume the same applies for the Luminors. I have never worn a Radiomir so they may look completely different on the wrist)

Prices are pretty reasonable at the moment too !

I say go for it!
I had always dismissed Pams as too big for my 6.75" wrist - but then I realised that they produce a few at 40mm and 42mm, such as the PAM00512 - manual, in-house movement, the slimmest watch and movement that Panerai produce, display back, 42mm, no crown guards, no date window, 100m WR, and fits me perfectly.

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Good point! I had forgotten about the smaller models! I have not really experienced them myself, just the 44s and 47s.

Glad that you found one to suit as they really are fantastic watches.
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Well, I just googled Big PAM but didn't see any watches! :oops:
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I believe I have a goal now ... a JS Islandus 45 Years Anniversary Edition watch. There is nothing about this watch I don't like. Even the lack of a sweep second hand I can live without, in this beauty.

Problem is, while the price is a hefty €8465 it is limited to 45 pieces only. Guess that's why it's called a dream watch.

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Well, I just googled Big PAM but didn't see any watches! :oops:
Try big PAM, leather strap, you may get better results.
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james80 wrote:
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Well, I just googled Big PAM but didn't see any watches! :oops:
Try big PAM, leather strap, you may get better results.
...or not! :lol:
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And eventually, after not liking their bauhaus designs, I have found 'the one' Nomos for me.
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I really like the look of this Oris Diver 65. A sensible 40mm case size, domed crystal, no crown guards.
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nbg wrote:I really like the look of this Oris Diver 65. A sensible 40mm case size, domed crystal, no crown guards.
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I'm going back and forth on this - not sure if I like the reversed 12-3-6-9.
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rgb wrote:
nbg wrote:I really like the look of this Oris Diver 65. A sensible 40mm case size, domed crystal, no crown guards.
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I'm going back and forth on this - not sure if I like the reversed 12-3-6-9.
It's based on the original and unlike some of the other "heritage/vintage" divers released over the past year or so, I think that this one could almost pass as vintage.

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Can anyone identify this Seiko - I saw this at Macy's today and its stuck in my head -
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blowfish89 wrote:Can anyone identify this Seiko - I saw this at Macy's today and its stuck in my head -
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Vintage Style Seiko – SNKM97K

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rgb wrote:
nbg wrote:I really like the look of this Oris Diver 65. A sensible 40mm case size, domed crystal, no crown guards.
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Neil

I'm going back and forth on this - not sure if I like the reversed 12-3-6-9.
That is a lovely thing, and not sized for gorillas! :thumbup:
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hughesyn wrote:
blowfish89 wrote:Should I swap my blue C60 for this one ?
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No. (Imho)
Yes, IMHO. :lol:
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Having fairly recently bought a 36mm Nomos Club, I'm now dreaming about a... 36mm Nomos Club. This time the Dunkel version though...
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rgb wrote:I believe I have a goal now ... a JS Islandus 45 Years Anniversary Edition watch. There is nothing about this watch I don't like. Even the lack of a sweep second hand I can live without, in this beauty.

Problem is, while the price is a hefty €8465 it is limited to 45 pieces only. Guess that's why it's called a dream watch.

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http://www.jswatch.com/islandus-45/
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