Regarding the 249 vs 587... I've had both, currently have the 249 and find it to be an almost perfect Panerai. It
has strong Panerai DNA and just looks so fabulous on. So, between the two, the 249 would be my recommendation.
I am sorry so many new posters get hit with such negativism by a very few on this site. And, no matter how much
is said, they just won't go away!