Panerai Luminor 111 vs IWC Mark XVI

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    Panerai Luminor 111 vs IWC Mark XVI

    Hi all,

    I understand that "vs topics" are viewed by many as a sort of taboo on the forums, but I would really like suggestions as well as some healthy debate on the merits on these 2 watches. Yes I know, I should get the one that sings to me, but what happens when they both sing as loudly, despite being two very different watches?

    Some background on what I already own: I recently bought an Omega Speedmaster Professional (3570.70), which was my first and only "serious" watch. In addition, my dad also bought a black non ceramic Submariner (non-date), which he likes to share with me.

    At the risk of this turning into a "Panerai vs IWC" style thread, which I know many WUS-ers really abhor, I would really appreciate your views on these 2 watches, which while being at roughly the same price point, above which I can't really afford now, probably have many of their own pros and cons. Your knowledge or experience about comfort, movement quality, versatility, fit and finish, and resale value would definitely be most welcome too, as either of these would probably be the last expensive watch I own in a long time.

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    Re: Panerai Luminor 111 vs IWC Mark XVI

    Both ETA movements, both same parent company, both excellent quality.

    Entirely Different watches though, not really a valid cross shop...


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    Re: Panerai Luminor 111 vs IWC Mark XVI

    Apples v pineapples

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    Re: Panerai Luminor 111 vs IWC Mark XVI

    Panerai, by a 100 miles.
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    Re: Panerai Luminor 111 vs IWC Mark XVI

    Get the IWC, a Getat PAM homage, and a Seiko Monster.

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    Re: Panerai Luminor 111 vs IWC Mark XVI

    The IWC is too small for my taste.


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    Re: Panerai Luminor 111 vs IWC Mark XVI

    Is not having a date going to be an issue for you?


    I tried a few watches without a date function and found I am not up to it.

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    Re: Panerai Luminor 111 vs IWC Mark XVI

    I'd prefer a pre-owned IWC Mark XII, but the Mark XVI would do as well, I suppose.
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    Re: Panerai Luminor 111 vs IWC Mark XVI

    +1 I can't get into the Pam look, I was thinking about getting an homage just to see how it would look in real life and I'm trying to finagle an orange monster (I'm technically not buying anything right now...)

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    Re: Panerai Luminor 111 vs IWC Mark XVI

    i like both brands, but in this case i'd choose mark xvi because it has date and because i have a small wrist :]

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