Panerai PAM00372

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aztecknight
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Panerai PAM00372

Post by aztecknight » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:19 pm

You've seen this one a few times in the WURW threads. I picked it up last week and it hasn't left the wrist. The PAM 372, I've been chasing this one for quite a while, the price while outrageous has been coming down and I was waiting to pounce at the right moment. I found a really good deal on watchrecon from a well known paneristi and bada bing bada bang bada boom, it's on my wrist! This watch was at a whole new price point for me and thus my hesitation to purchase it any sooner. I sold several watches to fund this one, including the Bremont SM500 to bedlam, which eased the little buyers remorse I felt. Anyway on to the watch.

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
Reference: PAM00372


It's big at 47mm and has the sexy high polished 1950 style case, the unique and recognizable crown guard is brushed.

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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.

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The vintage lume is good at first, but fades much quicker than I'm used to.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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jeep99dad
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Re: Panerai PAM00372

Post by jeep99dad » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:13 am

Diggin it bro!! One of the best looking Pam! You need one of Drew's red straps :)

I'm so tempted to pick up Zach's 372.... Must be good :)

Congrats. Wear it in good health.
aztecknight
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Re: Panerai PAM00372

Post by aztecknight » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:55 am

jeep99dad wrote:Diggin it bro!! One of the best looking Pam! You need one of Drew's red straps :)

I'm so tempted to pick up Zach's 372.... Must be good :)

Congrats. Wear it in good health.

Way ahead of you... shipping out today to me:

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Re: Panerai PAM00372

Post by Ocean » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:17 pm

At first I was concerned about the size but the wrist pics took any apprehension I had away. Great pick up Juan. Enjoy that watch to the fullest.
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Re: Panerai PAM00372

Post by aztecknight » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:54 pm

mrneddles wrote:Congrats on obtaining that one! I know you have been eyeing it for awhile.

Yup. After the Rolex I picked up from you and this one ,I'm having a hard time getting excited about anything
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Re: Panerai PAM00372

Post by aztecknight » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:55 pm

Ocean wrote:At first I was concerned about the size but the wrist pics took any apprehension I had away. Great pick up Juan. Enjoy that watch to the fullest.

Thank you. This is probably on the edge of how big I'd go, it really does fit well.
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Re: Panerai PAM00372

Post by fatman » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:38 pm

Very nice Juan, I am loving the brass hands. Plexiglass crystal? Wow! Never would have thought that. It is a beauty and looks right at home on your wrist. Nice choice of incoming straps as well.
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Re: Panerai PAM00372

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:09 pm

Love the write-up and pix, AK! Great buy - and it looks excellent on your wrist. It would, however, look much better on MY wrist...!! :face:
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Re: Panerai PAM00372

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:37 am

Damn, Azzy...I can't make up my mind as to which one of them looks better. :cyclops: You've taken a 'perfect 10' and made it a 'godlike 20.' Well done! 
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Re: Panerai PAM00372

Post by AJC » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:49 am

I like the look of the red strap in the last two pictures best. Sharp stuff banned!
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