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    One for the Panerai Heads

    Its my 40th later in the year and I am looking to add another watch. I am in two minds about Panerai due to the size, as I have a small wrist.

    Am I right in thinking in 40mm its just the Luminor Marina or are there other models I should look at?

    I dont mind 2nd hand or older models but cant get a accurate answer from any dealers either new or 2nd hand.

    I currently wear 36mm and 40mm Rolex's and they fit me well so wouldn't want to go above 40mm.

    I am not looking for reasons for/not for to buy Panerai or why Panerai is better than X just some clarification on the model sizing

    I have tried to try on 40mm at dealers but its not easy to find one.

    Thanks in advance to whoever can help.
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    One for the Panerai Heads

    Quote Originally Posted by cs12 View Post
    Its my 40th later in the year and I am looking to add another watch. I am in two minds about Panerai due to the size, as I have a small wrist.

    Am I right in thinking in 40mm its just the Luminor Marina or are there other models I should look at?

    I dont mind 2nd hand or older models but cant get a accurate answer from any dealers either new or 2nd hand.

    I currently wear 36mm and 40mm Rolex's and they fit me well so wouldn't want to go above 40mm.

    I am not looking for reasons for/not for to buy Panerai or why Panerai is better than X just some clarification on the model sizing

    I have tried to try on 40mm at dealers but its not easy to find one.

    Thanks in advance to whoever can help.
    Panerais aren't really known for being subtle, and it may even be true that the 44mm models are more popular than the 40mm models. If you are used to the 36 or 40 Rolex models, a Panerai might take some getting accustomed to. It's a bit thicker on the wrist and the crown guard adds some width, too.

    Another factor is that the lugs on the Luminor models also adds some wrist presence. If you are looking for something a little more low key, perhaps you could also take a look at the Radiomir line?

    Either way, Panerai is a great brand to consider. Happy 40th!

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    Re: One for the Panerai Heads

    Models 48, 51, 241 and 310.

    I'm not a Panerai head, I just researched it.

    The Panerai heads seem to say that the 48 is the best of the 40mm models.
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    Re: One for the Panerai Heads

    My $0.02 is that if you really want a PAM, go for a 44mm not a 40mm. I also have small wrists, and I also own and comfortably wear 36 and 40mm Rolexes, but I went with a 44mm PAM 312 because, well, it's a Panerai and they're supposed to be big. Have you tried on the 44mm Luminors at an AD? If not, that would by my first step, as I also thought that they would look silly, but found out after trying a few on that I could easily pull it off.

    If you're 100% set on it not being 44mm, I would then suggest you look at the 42mm PAM 392 - 1950s case, sandwich dial, in-house movement etc - in my opinion, nicer than the 40mm PAM 048.

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    Hi - I don't go for huge watches and as a result always gave Panerai a wide berth. But when I saw this used 241 up for sale and tried it on my wrist I just had to have it. I think Panerai should make more 40mm watches as it would really widen their appeal. Love 'em or hate 'em they have an instantly recogniseable style (not many brands can say that) and 40mm should be where they concentrate more effort in my opinion. Anyway on to the pics:





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    Re: One for the Panerai Heads

    I second the Radiomir suggestion and recommend the PAM 337, which is 42mm and uses the in-house caliber. Here's a link to a Hodinkee hands-on review: Hands-On With The Panerai PAM 337 - The 42mm Radiomir (Live Pics) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories


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    Re: One for the Panerai Heads

    No reason to not go for the 40mm, especially if you're not used to bigger watches. 40mm is plenty big, and the 44m and above can look silly (even if I drool over some of the bigger Panerais ).

    I have a 48 and am very happy with it. Fits my wrist well, despite what this photo might suggest.


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    Re: One for the Panerai Heads

    Thanks Guys some great recommendations.

    I tried on a 42mm Rad and it fitted ok but it was the rose gold so way too pricey.

    Gets yours is great and something I have looked at and wanted.
    IOL yours is very nice.

    Have tried larger ones and they are just too big for me.

    Finding them in London is tough as most dealers get one and they are usually reserved.
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    Re: One for the Panerai Heads

    I have never been a fan of Panerai, but I really do like the Pam 337; A great looking watch, perfect size with an manual wind in-house movement. I have been eyeballing that model for the past 6 months or so. I think its time for me to head down to the AD to try it on.

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    Re: One for the Panerai Heads

    337 is one of my favorite PAMs, though I feel the look of the movement is really lacking.

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