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The package came with 2 very nice leather straps, one a reddish color and the other a tan color. I preferred the red one, and that's what I've been wearing, of course, this is only temporary as I already have 2 custom straps coming in. The watch also came with a bezel protector, strap changing tool, and an extra crystal.
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.3000 calibre, 16 1/2 lignes, 5.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/ hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels.
Functions: Hours, minutes
Case: Diameter 47 mm, polished steel, bezel in polished steel, caseback with sapphire crystal, brushed steel device protecting the crown (protected as a Trademark)
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers
Crystal: Plexiglas®, 3 mm thick
Water resistance: 10 bar (~100 meters)
Strap: PANERAI personalized leather strap and large-size brushed steel buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver
It's big at 47mm and has the sexy high polished 1950 style case, the unique and recognizable crown guard is brushed.
The crystal is domed and uses plexiglass, likely why they include a second one. I expect it'll take a few scratches here and there during its time with me. I have the cape cod cloths ready to go. So far though, I've been lucky and have escaped any significant damage to the crystal. Vintage lume, brass hands, and a clean matte black sandwich dial complete the look. The watch is 100M water resistant, so it'll handle a humid day or some rain.
The vintage lume is good at first, but fades much quicker than I'm used to.
It uses the Panerai base in house P.3000 movement. The movement is a hand cranker, but fortunately it has a 3 day power reserve. A neat feature of the movement is that the hour hand can be moved independently from the minute hand. This is not a feature that I use very often, but next time I travel, it'll come in handy moving between timezones. Timekeeping after 9 days is 25-30s off, so somewhere around +3s day. Hard to tell because there is no seconds hand.
Here's what it looks like on an 8" wrist. The straps are the XL version, 125/95, and fit very nicely. They are 26mm and don't taper, which adds to the "big" look of the watch.
Not too much more I can say. It could be better with domed sapphire, but I'm willing to overlook it, I knew what I was getting when I bought it. Other than that though, I love, love this watch. Thanks for looking.