We take trades against any of our watches!!! There are reasons why people love and wear their watches. Maybe their watch has some emotional connection to an event in their past, maybe it was a gift, and if you are like us (watch nerds) you simply love having a useful mechanical toy on your wrist that also has style.While I usually readily understand my fellow watch enthusiasts, I will be the first to admit that initially I did not understand the subgroup of watch nerds who are quite frankly fanatics of the Officine Panerai brand, otherwise known as the Paneristis. If you are not familiar with this breed of watch lover, just spend a few minutes perusing the Paneristi Forum and I pretty much guarantee that you will leave the site astonished, if not perplexed, by the genuine enthusiastic and frequent posts from Paneristis all over the world.
They discuss every model, post pictures, speculate on new models, give advice to newbies, and even frequently throw parties (all over the world) where fellow Paneristis come for a good time, make friends, and of course show off their beloved Panerai models. As I mentioned, Panerai, like many other watchmaking brands and for a variety of reasons, had a discontinuous history. In the early part of the previous century Panerais roots in horology were cemented as they became the supplier of watches for the Italian Navy. At that time, Italian frogmen would use their watches to time and synchronize attacks and in some cases even mount torpedoes that they would navigate to bring down docked enemy ships.
Having a personal time instrument that you could wear and see underwater was a must for these operations and Panerai provided just that with their large watches which included a patented luminescent radioactive material: radiomir. Working with Rolex, Panerai helped develop some of the initial water resistant timepieces. Earlier Panerai models even included Rolex movements However, maybe due to Italys loss in World War II or due to the quartz crisis of the 70s, or maybe a bit of both, the brand pretty much disappeared What happens next is well documented, but suffice to say that American actor and noted watch enthusiast and collector Sylvester Stallone gave the brand a boost of life by wearing a Panerai in one of his movies and by sporting the watches on the red carpet and during interviews. What followed was the acquisition of the company by the Richemont Group and. Its flourishing, aided by the fanatical Paneristis and online forums.
Has a thorough account of the Panerai History. Including the Rolex connection, that I recommend the interested reader peruse for details and illustrations. While the somewhat romantic history with the new Hollywood tie-in would make for a great movie, it doesnt promise a great watch. I really wanted to understand what was so special about Panerai and its watches, especially after seeing my cousin Alain, a medical doctor in Miami, and someone I truly respect, constantly sporting one. There must be a deeper set of reasons that some guys (and even gals) are attracted to the brand and become obsessed with it.
After wearing my PAM 321 for a week straight during part of my winter vacation, I think I finally cracked the mystery but first let me describe the PAM 321 and the common design language that it shares with all Panerai models. Similar to many successful watchmakers, Panerai follows a common style and design language for all of its watches.The most common traits are: a large cushion case, highly legible and simple dial with super-legible font, and a flexible assortment of straps. On my PAM 321, the case is the so-called 1950 case which is a cushion case formed from a solid block of brushed stainless steel.
The crown is polished steel and is protected by the unique-to-Panerai crown protecting device which helps make the watch watertight. Essentially its a half-crescent crown guard (tight seal device) of brushed steel that entirely covers the crown except for a small lever that when pulled (with nail or finger) releases the crown. Once released, the crown can then be pulled and turned. Its an ingenious device that has become a defining visual differentiator for the brand and that is now trademarked by Panerai since the 1960 patent rights have long expired.
Like most Panerai watches, the PAM 321 is quite large at 44mm and sits high at 19mm. Its not for small guys though I have seen various pictures on the Paneristi forum of what appears to be smaller guys and even women wearing 44mm and even larger Panerai models For me, on my almost 7 1/2 inch wrist, the 44mm case seats perfectly as the lugs are curved down without overpowering my wrist. The black alligator strap that came with it is high grade and looks to be machine stitched in white. Perhaps the most incredible part of the PAM 321 (and of many Panerai watches) is its amazing legibility, day or night. This is the result of the sandwich dial construction where the hour markers and the 12, 6, and 9 hour marks are filled with Panerai luminescent that simply shines with a little bit of charge.Historically, Panerai has had various innovations in that space, including using radium-based luminescent, which was replaced by the non-radioactive luminor material which gives the series its moniker. The legibility is so good that simply using it during the day, you will get all night legibility so its the perfect watch to sit on your night table.
Aiding in that legibility is a nicely domed sapphire crystal on top of the grandfather clock-like simple dial with the Panerai unique font that can be read from a distance. While using the PAM 321 for snorkeling or diving is making use of the watch in the context of its historical roots, the ability to easily, quickly, and precisely change straps means that I can modify the character of my PAM 321 in an instant to match my outfit or the current situation.
The provided alligator strap is great for office work while the rubber works well for the ocean or the pool however, the beauty of owning Panerai watches is acquiring third party straps while at the same time completely changing your watch. There are literally 1000s of aftermarket straps available for all Panerai models. The materials vary from calf leather (new or distressed and everything in between) to alligator and crocodile, and to more exotic leathers such as stingray, sharks, reptiles, ostrich, and many more. The available colors are multitudinous and the comfort level will vary with the material and construction. Deployment strap to my collection as well as a rare brushed stainless steel bracelet.
This is also from comments of friends and family during my vacation where I used the watch daily. On top of all of that, the PAM 321 comes with the in-house P. 9002 automatic movement which includes some interesting and useful features. First, the PAM 321 is C.
C certified and comes with an exhibition caseback that shows the 3/4 plate movement decorated with blue screws and rubies. The decoration is not overly done which works well for the main tool character of the watch.The movement is a GMT where the hour hands (when the crown is released and pulled to position one) will change quickly in jumping fashion. Interestingly, the GMT hand is colored the same as the dial and is thin such that by moving the hour hand above it, you can hide the GMT hand and convert the PAM 321 to a non-GMT watch. This is unlike what is usually possible with other GMT watches where the GMT hand makes one revolution of the dial in 24 hours. The date changes when the hour hand makes two revolutions of the dial. Two additional features of this movement are the quick reset seconds and the 3-day power reserve indicator. First, by releasing the crown and pulling it to the second position, you can move the minutes hand and the GMT hand.
However, what is cool is that once you pull the crown to that second position, the seconds hand immediately moves to zero and the movement stops. This allows you to precisely set the current time to a reference time. No longer do you need to wait for the seconds hand to reach 60 in order to stop it and set it accurately. 9002 movement does that for you automatically. Finally, the PAM 321 has a 72 hour power reserve with an indicator at 4 oclock that uses a typical Panerai lumed hand (similar to the seconds hand) moving across a marked semicircle indicating zero to 72 hours.The indicator interferes slightly with the GMT hand when the lumed arrow head travels across it, however, that is a small price to pay to quickly know that you should wear or wind the watch. I also found the power reserve indicator to be accurate, showing exactly 36 hours remaining when I fully charged the watch and left it on my Wolf Designs watch winder with a 36 hours start delay. As mentioned, I wore the PAM 321 in various contexts: at the pool; socializing; at parties; and even snorkeling and skin diving at the beach. What became clear after that week is that I think I finally got what makes Paneristis so mad about their Panerai watches. Its a passion that develops from having a watch with unique style that is. (myriad of available third party straps that can be changed easily), that is. (simple, super clear dial and fonts with amazing lume), and that has a. On the wrist that is difficult to match with any other watch. Now I see each model and I quickly lust at the additional features or slight differences. You can say I caught the risti bug. MODEL: Luminor 44 1950 GMT 3 Days Power Reserve.
MOVEMENT: Swiss Automatic Caliber P. 9002 - 3 Days Power Reserve. CROWN: Push/Pull with Crown Guard. DIAL: Gorgeous Black Sandwich Dial with High lume markers.
CONDITION: Pre owned - As-New! BOXES/PAPERS: Original Panerai Triple Box Set with everything you see in the pictures. STRAP/BRACELET: - 2 - Original OEM Panerai Black Alligator leather strap with correct Panerai Tang buckle & Additional OEM Panerai Black Rubber strap (unworn). Large packages as well as one at a time. We also take trades against any of our watches..
Let us know what you have in your collection! I consider all watches in trade!They allow up to 5 pictures total. We sell on a first-come, first-served basis. We are Authorized Dealers for Gruppo Ardito Watch, Cavenago Watches, & Vintage VDB. We are not authorized dealers for the other brands we sell, and there. Watches throughout the globe, there is an etiquette to this sport; "what's your bottom/best price" doesn't fit and is obnoxious. Yes, it makes the rest of us talk about you. Don't be that guy... The item "Panerai Luminor 1950 GMT 3 Days Power Reserve Pam 321 Pam00321 44mm Swiss Auto" is in sale since Friday, March 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "thesutorhouse" and is located in Pompano Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.