...it's such a unique watch, and can be restored to its rose gold-like hue whenever it's desired. The subtle patina mine is developing is appealing to me, and less severe then swimming with it. I questioned the green dial too, especially regarding how it would look on me at my palest during the winter. I get why Panerai went with this color though, and there's no arguing with the result to my eyes. Wearing a warmer-toned watch is great. I'd suggest to those who feel SS or Ti are the only metals meant for a watch, give a rose gold or bronze one a try. They're not the same old solid gold cheesy Seiko red LED my Uncle Mart used to sport in he '70s. Check this pic out--what's not to like?
I actually bought an Ennebi Bronzo because I had no idea I'd get the 382. One watch friend calls my Ennebi an "abomination", but it's the most unique and personalized watch I own. It wears bigger than the 382, but it's fun to wear and is a real conversation starter. My non-watch friends think my big watches make up for my other presumed inadequacies--it's actually hysterical. A new Panerai 44mm bronze might be more appealing to the masses, but the new 44mm Ennebi doesn't do it for me.
At list (or close) the 382 is worth it to me, but at the prices I'm seeing now I'd probably get an AP jumbo or Patek 5711, as either one I'd love to have and hope to get one day.
Regarding Micah's post about selling watches, I understand his feelings. I usually wear two different watches daily, but not all get equal wrist time--how could they? Most of us here have multiple watches and only one watch-wearing wrist; we're going to prefer some over others. My 372 is worn far more frequently than my 232, which I've thought of selling, but every time I strap that Rad on, I realize how unique and special it is. It fits so well and is very comfortable. For those who say the 372 is "all that" and the 232 doesn't compare, I beg to disagree. I wonder if those people have worn both for any meaningful period of time.
I get Farbod's comment about the 390 also. I also wish the text on the dial was white. The watch is certainly sweet, but has a somewhat mauve tone that is losing its appeal to me.
Getting back on track, I'm glad that the professors here can elucidate the complete history of every Panerai watch, but I could care less if a new watch is historically correct. It either appeals to me or it doesn't. When the love fades or I could use cash to fund another one, it's easier to let one go. I think I'll have the 382 for a long time.