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PAM 320 vs PAM 1320

December 3 2017 at 7:14 AM
Jay  (Login Yzagite)
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Hi All. I am a newbie here and seeking advise and guidance.

I have settled on the PAM 320/1320 for my first Panerai. After going back and forth many times between the 312/1312 and the 320/1320 (IE, with GMT), I have decided on the 320/1320 - primarily because I feel that the additional cost is ok and that I can hide the GMT hand if I don't want it.

So - the issue I am dealing with now is - should I get the 320 NOW, or wait for the 1320 to be available soon.

I personally like the BLUE pop-up. However, I am getting impatient now that I've decided on my watch. Plus, I am also wondering if the black stays closer to the "official" PAnerai look. And finally - wondering if down the road the 320 may become a collectors piece if they discontinue that - not that I ever intend to sell!!

Would love to hear some feedback on this.

Thx a ton!!

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(Login DONAG)

Not going to be a collectors piece >>

December 3 2017, 1:42 PM 

As its been production for a good number of years.

Besides the blue hand. Do you like the faux aged luminous look?

Neither really has the "official" Panerai look as they're both contemporary models, so Panerai can do whatever they like to the look of the dials while keeping the cases to the standard styling.

If you want the new model. Wait for it. Don't buy the old because your impatient as you may end wanting to sell it at a loss when the one you do want comes out.


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(Login qngo123)

1320 is slimmer

December 3 2017, 7:10 PM 

....than 320. Quite a lot slimmer actually. The movement is reworked to reduce height.
So. Iā€™d suggest you wait to see how they fit/feel on your wrist.
All of the new replacement models are slimmer with the ā€œ1ā€, not just the blue second.

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(Login ferry.monne)

go for the 1320

December 3 2017, 7:39 PM 

The 320 is a bit too high, the 1320 is much more in balance and will wear more comfortable, next the 1320 has a new movement that is hopefully more reliable than the P.9001 in the 320. Better wait, try the watch yourself and decide. You could also check out a 1312 as a reference as the case is the same as the 1320.
Best regards,

Dutchman, Panerista since 2014 and learning
PAM389 and PAM372 and a bunch of straps

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(Login Yzagite)

Thanks for the feedback!!

December 4 2017, 6:25 PM 

Hi All - appreciate the feedback.

You reinforced what I knew in the back of my mind was the right thing - wait for the 1320!! Though I cannot wait to get my hands on the new watch, it is the best thing in the long-term.

Thanks for the guidance. Will wait for the 1320 before jumping in.

BTW - is there a past discussion on options/sources for straps? Would appreciate any pointers.

Thx, Jay

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