April 7, 2011

Panerai PAM372 3 Days Review

Panerai PAM372 Luminor 1950 3 Days Watch Review

  Panerai delivers a new standard in “base” models with the PAM 372 Luminor 1950 3 Days. This has to be one of the best new vintage models in current production by any watch brand. A “base” model in short is a PAM with no seconds hand, day, date, or any other type of time display other than the hour and minute hands. 
  The sandwich dial is large and clean resting in the newly designed 47mm 1950‘s case. The case used on this watch is a little different from the standard 1950’s case, with noticeably lower profile lugs. The lume is beige in color, giving the PAM372 an instant patina vintage look. The hour and minute hands are gold, with the beige lume that rounds out the dials vintage appeal. Keeping true to watches of yesteryear, instead of sapphire crystal Panerai went with a distinctive domed Plexiglas. Powering this watch is Panerai’s in-house manual wind P.3000, with a 3 day power reserve. An exhibition case back shows of the manual P.3000 movement. Panerai’s new 1950 case flows like no other Panerai case, executed beautifully. The brushed crown guard compliments the case and bezel that are done in high polish. A large 26mm brown strap keeps this watch secured tightly, an appropriate width for a watch of this size.     
This is one of those watches you hope to spot on someones wrist one day with pure admiration and respect! 

Pros - Vintage appeal, in-house movement, new 1950’s case

Consideration - Plexiglas is far from sapphire, but fitting for a vintage styled watch

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 47mm
Crystal: Plexiglas
Dial: Black
Strap: Leather
Movement: P3000
Power Reserve: 3 days
Water Resistant: 100m
Lug Width: 26mm

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