Last July I went on a trip to New York with my wife. I hit every watch dealer and boutique I could, tried on everything, lol. My two favorite watches from the trip were the IWC Top Gun Ceramic Chronograph and the Pam 683. I have been meaning to trim down my watch collection and recently sold three pieces and turned them into the IWC, which just came in last week. I posted that on the IWC forum. The Panerai presented a different problem. I absolutely loved the watch when I tried it on, it felt perfect on my wrist. I have a Pam 1312, and although the 683 is smaller, it still has that Panerai feeling when wearing it. My wife had picked out my 1312, and the 683 was her favorite watch on the trip. I have posted several times on the forum about the movement in the 683. It is the OP XXXIV and is a Richemont movement. Panerai modifies it to their specifications, but it is not and "in-house" movement. They also call it the P.900 now, but its the same movement, I verified this with Panerai. I have maintained that the price seemed high since the previous 42mm submersible, the 682, had the 9010 fully in house movement, (anyone interested can read previous posts). However, since this hobby has no rhyme nor reason I just love the watch and kept coming back to it. I had some other watches I was going to sell and did some research. I came up with a number I was willing to pay if a dealer would take the watches I had in trade. The worse they could say was no. All were authorized Panerai dealers. Most quoted prices quite a bit higher and would not come down. I told one dealer, who I've dealt with before, the number I would do after he quoted a higher price. Quite surprisingly, he call me back and made the deal!!! And the 683 arrived today. Sorry for the long post but I tend to ramble and the quarantine has me a little punchy. Any questions about the watch, feel free to ask and I will try and answer. Oh and when I opened the box, the dealer had surprised my with a OEM orange rubber strap. Here are some quick pics.