Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Postby eddiea » September 24th 2014, 5:36pm

Just in case someone is crossing the pond, Harrods is running an exhibit on vintage Panerai ....rare as they come.
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Re: Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Postby biglove » September 24th 2014, 7:22pm

Am I the only WL around here who just finds Panerai overrated?

Have never held one I. The metal but they just strike me as overly large, boring and uninspired.
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Re: Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Postby Falstaff » September 24th 2014, 7:35pm

...but at least no one will mistake one for anything else. Not my cup of tea either, but an icon is an icon, nonetheless.
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Re: Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Postby jason_recliner » September 24th 2014, 7:43pm

Occasionally I think I get it. But then it goes away.
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Postby iwasbanned » September 24th 2014, 9:27pm

You could do worse.

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Re: Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Postby conjurer » September 24th 2014, 9:48pm

It is refreshing to see something engineered in Italy that works perfectly.
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Re: Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Postby svaglic » September 24th 2014, 11:23pm

biglove wrote:Am I the only WL around here who just finds Panerai overrated?

Have never held one I. The metal but they just strike me as overly large, boring and uninspired.


Although too large for me, name another brand that has stayed truer to their roots. They fascinate me, their history of creating watches used by "frogmen" in WWI and II is very interesting. These watches had a great reputation and didn't let these brave men down. That is a cool factor that is hard to match.
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Re: Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Postby hcharles » September 25th 2014, 12:19am

At first I thought that they were overhyped and overblown. Now I see the brand, as being a legitimate heir to watch history. However, with my limited purchasing power, I will simply marvel at them from afar.
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Re: Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Postby eddiea » September 25th 2014, 12:47am

jason_recliner wrote:Occasionally I think I get it. But then it goes away.

Occasionally I think the same thing, recently I was close (very close)....but since I prefer pre-Vendome (and before p-V) that usually require a small fortune to obtain, I had second thoughts, next best choice (for me) are the historical homages... ;)
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Re: Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Postby biglove » September 25th 2014, 1:16am

svaglic wrote:
biglove wrote:Am I the only WL around here who just finds Panerai overrated?

Have never held one I. The metal but they just strike me as overly large, boring and uninspired.


Although too large for me, name another brand that has stayed truer to their roots. They fascinate me, their history of creating watches used by "frogmen" in WWI and II is very interesting. These watches had a great reputation and didn't let these brave men down. That is a cool factor that is hard to match.


Touché! I might feel differently if ever I actually laid my hands on one.

This was certainly true with the Breitling SO. I had believed it to be something of great design and quality...until I tried one on. Was quite disappointed, largely due to the rubber inlaid bezel.

If Juan wishes to send me one of his for my new article series, "How Good Can it Be?" I will gladly wear it and review! ;)
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Re: Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Postby eddiea » September 25th 2014, 3:23am

biglove wrote:Am I the only WL around here who just finds Panerai overrated? Have never held one I. The metal but they just strike me as overly large, boring and uninspired.

Don't know if you are the only one, but it the fact that you find Panerai overly large, boring and uninspired is most likely do to the fact that you have never held one.
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Re: Currently on display at Harrod's.....

Postby codguy » September 25th 2014, 5:27am

eddiea wrote: next best choice (for me) are the historical homages... ;)


I see what you did there
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