PLEASE HELP Need a PAM 297 Date DiskApril 18 2017 at 10:47 PM
Brady (Login soulrider911)
from IP address 188.8.131.52
Hi guys, so i purchased a lovely PAM297 about a month ago, and sitting in the office one day... well the 29th to be exact lol i look down and to my amazement.. I see a massive scratch on the 29 in on the date disk – which was not disclosed, or original buyer was unaware of.
Long story short, and a ton of frustration & headache, i have it a trusted watch smith and he is having a very hard time sourcing a replacement. I would love any help in this. Would be so grateful thank you all.
is he a Panerai AD or service provider? I think you may need to the PASC route...
|April 18 2017, 10:56 PM |
Not an AD
|April 18 2017, 11:28 PM |
No he is not an AD, i was trying to save some $ as i had not planned on now investing 500+ in replacing the date wheel by Panerai... as i know its costly
|April 19 2017, 12:20 AM |
Wow never saw that before man, sorry to see such a beautiful watch suffering like that. Unfortunately I think it's either take a shot on EBay , but more than likely that's something Panerai is going to have to fix. I know how you feel about the money man,. I know when I started buying nice watches I didn't think about the costs of service if something went wrong or just routine servicing in general. I thought great I bought a beautiful watch!!! But the first time something went wrong and I got the estimate from Breitling I was sorely mistaken. These things are made to last forever but forever ain't cheap.
I hope it works out for you buddy , still a great watch .
If I'm not mistaken - movement is based on the Valjoux 7750 ETA movement >>
|April 19 2017, 12:51 AM |
So your watchmaker should be able to just buy one from a parts supplier
Only problem is you might not be able to get a white number black background.
Have to check with a parts supplier to see whats available. Don't ask for a Panerai date disk. 7750
Assuming you did nothing to damage this watch...
|April 19 2017, 2:11 AM |
...I would return to the seller and ask for a refund...even if the watch is fixed, you have lost time with it on your wrist, and it's resale value will be significantly less as you would presumably disclose that the watxh doran not have original parts...
I'd see the bright side of it
|April 19 2017, 3:53 AM |
Call it the "rusty 2" and enjoy it 10 days a month.
Be proud of it, you got a unique piece after all!
Are you sure it is.....
|April 19 2017, 5:17 AM |
Never saw that before...
|April 19 2017, 12:02 PM |
Hope she is not away at service for too long. It sucks just getting a watch and having to send her right off to service! Either do that or wear another watch every 29th so you don't have to look at the scratch?
I don't know you very well at all, but from what I do know...
|April 19 2017, 12:43 PM |
...my guess is that you would not tolerate buying a watch in this condition...
Looks like a manufacturing defect
|April 19 2017, 3:00 PM |
I don't know the service history but assuming the watch was never opened, I would say the watch came from the factory that way. Many collectors have several watches and this may have been like this without the owner knowing it. There are positives and negatives associated with buying a pre-owned piece but I don't think that this is an issue of someone pulling a quick one. Sourcing a date wheel is next to impossible and the watch looks mint from the one picture. Call a Boutique and talk to them. Let us know how it goes. Hiro
It has B&P?
|April 19 2017, 5:27 PM |
Sorry to say, please check if it's really genuine
Crown guard seems off
Bringing it into PASC can be helpful - they will check and will not service it unless is genuine and you agree on service
+ 1, Luciano!! >nt<
|April 20 2017, 12:38 AM |