If this is wrong, then I don't wanna be right...

It's become fashionable to hate on Panerai, and they've definitely shot themselves in the foot on more than one occasion. But this italian watch house has so many great things going for it. Hasn't Panerai been in the dog house long enough?

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This is quite surprising, then again maybe not so much.

I've always loved my Panerai more than any other watch, and I wear mine a lot. I'd recommend that you order up the corresponding strap with deploy, I've found that to be much better than the standard strap with the tag buckle.

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I think lack of diversity in models is the biggest sticking point for me.

A panerai is just…. A panerai to me. The submersible is the only one that’s a little different within the collection.

Not hating on the brand, but some new additions would be a good place to start expanding the brand to a wider audience.

I’m 99% sure I have a panerai table clock somewhere. I’ll have to try and find it!

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Thanks, this is a good example of staying ahead of the game. Paneri earned its poor reputation. I do like the concept of a sandwich dial, been thinking of that in Omega. “Fauxtina” coloring doesn’t bother me, basically because I like the color, regardless of what inspired it. I do still have a hard time believing in their movements, let us know how good it is over time and they are still so showy that I’m not sure I’m ready to be a ‘first adopter’ for their brand. Nice well edited video, made me think. And at $7k - ~22%, so maybe 6-6.2k, doesn’t sound too bad. So, out of the dog house? No, but the door is in sight.

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A recent glance on their catalogue gives me the impression they are now a soulless corporate brand with marketing teams who doesn't put emphasis on their watch designs as their priority. They market their products with "sustainability" esteel like it's an absolute huge accomplishment recycling 100g of steel for their $5000 a pop timepieces. I throw away same amount of metal cans of soda in a day, it achieves nothing for the environment. Perhaps I'm missing something here, I just don't get it. It may make the company look good for the press but that internet explorer blue logo doesn't suit the dial at all. I bought a Pam years ago and And then just kept releasing "limited editions" are plain dumb. Feel like richemont just want to milk the cash cow back in the 2010s and knew the hype wasn't go to last. I think it could have lasted if they didn't shoot themselves in the foot.

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I just recently bought a Panerai. I thought the dial was rich and the ceramic bezel very nice. It’s a closed case back, so the movement finishing isn’t a thing so it just needs to keep reasonable time. Does the movement hack? No, but it doesn’t have seconds on the dial so can’t be super accurate when setting it anyways. Does anything else feel similar in my collection? No, so it fits. Is it comfortable on wrist? Yes. Are straps easily interchangeable? Yes. Can I dress it up or down? Yes. Is it appropriate for almost any occasion? Yes? Is it as iconic as an SMP or a Sub? Yeah, it’s in that category. Do I love it? Yes. So for me yeah I’ve given them a break.

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Every time I see a Panerai, it makes me smile. You know that the wearer CHOSE the watch - it was a considered purchase. It's like coming across another fellow Lizard Person in disguise, but you catch the flicked tongue just briefly, and know that here's a compatriot working hard behind the scenes, just like you, to establish the One-World-Lizard-Government.

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SurferJohn

This is quite surprising, then again maybe not so much.

I've always loved my Panerai more than any other watch, and I wear mine a lot. I'd recommend that you order up the corresponding strap with deploy, I've found that to be much better than the standard strap with the tag buckle.

Oh great call. My blocky buckle tries to fight every jacket I put on

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Timeflies
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I just recently bought a Panerai. I thought the dial was rich and the ceramic bezel very nice. It’s a closed case back, so the movement finishing isn’t a thing so it just needs to keep reasonable time. Does the movement hack? No, but it doesn’t have seconds on the dial so can’t be super accurate when setting it anyways. Does anything else feel similar in my collection? No, so it fits. Is it comfortable on wrist? Yes. Are straps easily interchangeable? Yes. Can I dress it up or down? Yes. Is it appropriate for almost any occasion? Yes? Is it as iconic as an SMP or a Sub? Yeah, it’s in that category. Do I love it? Yes. So for me yeah I’ve given them a break.

What a beast, great choice 👍

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HotWatchChick69

Every time I see a Panerai, it makes me smile. You know that the wearer CHOSE the watch - it was a considered purchase. It's like coming across another fellow Lizard Person in disguise, but you catch the flicked tongue just briefly, and know that here's a compatriot working hard behind the scenes, just like you, to establish the One-World-Lizard-Government.

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That comment went somewhere no one expected 🤣

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Hate is definitely contagious in the watch space. On one hand you have content creators saying "wear what you love" and "be true to yourself" then on the other hand these same creators don't want to miss out on the easy clicks and views from trashing (fill in the blank.) If thousands of customers are happy with their choice I think it's douchey when content creators jump on the gatekeeper bandwagon. The MoonSwatch is the latest example of "I'm cooler than the thousands of stupid customers who scored one." How is that encouraging these happy buyers to participate in the existing enthusiast culture? Raining on someone else's parade seems a curious life choice.

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ROFL that you turned the counterfeit watch into a coffee table. Classic!

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FlatteryCamp

Hate is definitely contagious in the watch space. On one hand you have content creators saying "wear what you love" and "be true to yourself" then on the other hand these same creators don't want to miss out on the easy clicks and views from trashing (fill in the blank.) If thousands of customers are happy with their choice I think it's douchey when content creators jump on the gatekeeper bandwagon. The MoonSwatch is the latest example of "I'm cooler than the thousands of stupid customers who scored one." How is that encouraging these happy buyers to participate in the existing enthusiast culture? Raining on someone else's parade seems a curious life choice.

Yeah it's hard to fight the click bate when that's all the algorithm seems to care about.

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Love the look if not the price. Curious what folks think a reasonable discount from an AD might be?

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benno1024

ROFL that you turned the counterfeit watch into a coffee table. Classic!

It was a good burial 😂

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Max

Oh great call. My blocky buckle tries to fight every jacket I put on

With Panerai, the straps that work with the deploy are specific, so you will need to order the deploy specific strap and buckle. Pricey but totally worth it.