spbchef (Login spbchef) from IP address 184.108.40.206
I am a new member but have enjoyed perusing your forum for some time. I find your forum extremely enjoyable and informative. I am currently seeking my first Panerai (currently own rolex and audemars piguet). I have long been interested in procuring a Panerai - I find the watches to be unique, clean, bold designs with an extremely interesting history / heritage. One aspect of Panerai that appeals greatly to me is the uniqueness and the smaller numbers that they are produced in (as opposed to, say, rolex). I enjoy wearing a unique, functional watch that you won't necessarily find on everybody else's wrist - nothing "right or wrong" about whether a watch is produced in large quantities or not, I just happen to value / enjoy uniqueness. Accordingly, my search has focused on special or limited editions. Recently I have become extremely interested in the PAM262, the limited edition platinum cali dial watch. I simply wanted to solicit feedback from this forum as I admire its knowledge and candor. Any feedback is much appreciated. Thank all of you in advance for your time and any comments / feedback.
IMO the 262 is one of Panerai's best special editions, with the brown Cali dial, platinum, and an edition of 99. I would put it in 3rd place behind only the 21 and 203 (which both, interestingly, have brown dials and are much more expensive). Definitly a viable choice to consider with the 322, which also has the brown dial, but even a smaller edition in titanium. I personally don't care for the oem strap that comes w/ the 262 but that is my only reservation, and it can rather easily be changed.
rotor fell off during shipping. thanks to UPS, but boutique took care of it right away. they shipped it back and it will be back in 3 weeks. thanks to chad and jason. mean time i still got 317 to play with