In a way it is as much about the straps as it is the watch when it comes to being a Panerai nut. Having said that, the friendships gained trumps all.
Here are two very nice watches with Fantastic straps. Once source from a special friend and one sourced and made by another. (The 360 and the torched PDay buckle are obviously pretty special to me as well as the 210 which was sourced from a best friend.)
I am a very happy guy tonight.