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September 1 2017 at 9:06 PM

Andy  (Login Ayer)
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Response to PAM512 is a dress watch

It should be able to take normal usage without falling apart after a few years at that price point. Sadly however the in house movements aren't proving to be as reliable as the old ETA and Valjoux based calibers. I was amazed when one dealer I chatted with said he had a drawer full of broken Panerai and his biggest problem was with their new manual movements. Until then I was only aware of a couple of issues with automatics like Ferry's. I wouldn't expect things to go wrong in the first five years, if they do it's almost certainly a manufacturing defect and given their current quality assurance record of similar issues you shouldn't be paying. If it needs a service now that's down to Panerai no matter when the guarantee ran out. It's such a shame too because the P.999 is about the only manual in house movement worth looking at.

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