During the 10+ years I've been into Panerai, the single best thing about ownership (besides the many friends I've made) was how well they held their value. Now, with very few exceptions, buying a new watch without a substantial discount guarantees a feeling about the same as placing a stack of $100 bills into a shredder.
While I realize most watches are about as lousy an investment as most cars, I've been spoiled by how things used to be with Panerai and as I get closer to retirement age, losing money is not as easy to deal with as it used to be.
And despite many years of buying numerous watches from various boutiques, I've been denied the 382, 507 and I fear history will repeat itself with the 671. Yet people with almost no history of purchases somehow get one...
It's been nice knowing you Panerai,