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Push Button Strap Change System

September 1 2017 at 4:20 PM
Paul  (Login paulee53)
from IP address 109.170.215.102

My Pam 24 has the push button system which makes changing straps a cinch however, as we know this system can sometimes fail and the buttons have been known to fall out. An article about this issue was posted a few days ago by BobbyM who had this problem with his Pam24Q

If you own a model with the easy change system, does the possibility of this happening stop you changing straps as much as you would like to or do you switch them more due to the simplicity of the operation. Also, how many times have you changed your strap on a model with this mechanism? I look forward to your comments

 
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dp
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Paneristi
73.9.136.52

have this on my 328, it's never stopped me from changing straps, although the strap i have

September 1 2017, 4:29 PM 

on it now is just perfect....

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Paul
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I would agree it's a great looking strap

September 1 2017, 4:48 PM 


 
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Mike
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151.202.44.139

i have it, so far so good

September 1 2017, 4:49 PM 

knocking on wood as i type but i have the 312 - i change once a month or so for the past 3 years - so far no issues.

hopefully that streak stays alive!!!

good luck!
Mike...NYC. My collection so far is a 312 and some cool straps.

 
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Paul
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Hey Mike

September 1 2017, 5:18 PM 

I change mine about once a month and on occasion twice a month. A big part of owning a Panerai is the fun of changing straps so to stick with the same one until it wears out just wouldn't be in the spirit of things.

 
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Mike
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yeah...that and everyone thinking i bought another fancy watch!

September 1 2017, 5:26 PM 

have a great weekend.
Mike...NYC. My collection so far is a 312 and some cool straps.

 
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BobbyM
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It's made me hesitant on changing straps

September 1 2017, 8:34 PM 

As frequently than I'd like to. As of now I'm leaving the oem rubber on for a while.
BobbyM

 
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Ryser
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Strap change

September 2 2017, 8:32 AM 

Hi Paul
Like Mike I have 312 owned for nearly a year. One of the reasons I chose the model was the quick change system. I have a selection of straps and change regularly, at least once or twice a week. Maybe risky given problems I've read but I didn't buy into the brand to compromise. Enjoy the watch as you want, that's what insurance is for if the worst should happen.

 
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Paul
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Hi Ryser

September 2 2017, 9:43 AM 

Nicely put. Yes for sure the push button system is brilliant for doing quick changes with no risk of scratching the lugs. My other Pam has screws and every time I do a strap change on the 112 I put scotch tape around the lugs to avoid any damage just in case the screwdriver slips. Have a good weekend

 
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Mike
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70.214.70.162

Would insurance cover this?

September 2 2017, 1:30 PM 

I always assumed it was for loss or theft?

And then, do you think, or does your plan say whether accidental damage is excluded?

I know op usually blames a dropped watch or "operator error"

Good point!
Mike...NYC. My collection so far is a 312 and some cool straps.

 
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DON
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Don't think a watch repair is covered by insurance >>

September 2 2017, 3:54 PM 

Besides. If it did. It would probably count against you when you renew and give the insurance company a reason to raise their rates.

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Ryser
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Covered under accidental damage

September 2 2017, 5:19 PM 

But agree would increase premium for following year. If you were unlucky enough to be in a position where a replacement case was required then paying a couple of hundred excess then a slightly higher premium the following year would definitely be more attractive than paying for the repair In it's entirety.

 
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Mike
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Good points both of you

September 2 2017, 7:32 PM 

Something to think about
Mike...NYC. My collection so far is a 312 and some cool straps.

 
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Paul
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Interesting points

September 3 2017, 11:52 AM 

It never occurred to me that in the event of a problem you could make a claim under accidental damage of your insurance policy.

 
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Raphael
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No problem.

September 2 2017, 3:08 PM 

Hi,

I also own and pretty much use my pam 24Q as my day to day watch, sometimes with daily strap changes.. on average, I would say straps have been changed at least once a week for the last two years or so. In short, I guess I change straps more often on the 24 than any other Pam in the stable.

Hope this helps.

 
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Paul
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Hi Raphael

September 3 2017, 11:50 AM 

Interesting to hear that you have done a fair few strap changes. That's the beauty of the system it allows you to do this quickly and easily

 
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JC
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I change strap almost every week for my 351 for the last 7 years. No problem.

September 8 2017, 10:07 PM 


 
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Paul
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Wow

September 9 2017, 3:10 PM 

that's a lot of strap changes and good to hear that you have had no problems.

 
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