Panerai is also criticized for the lack of heritage and in-house innovation. I know of the history, back in the days where they were used by the Italian military, but it really isn't much when compared to the other makes, especially since they have been buying movements from suppliers for much of their existence.
Nonetheless, I think the choice of a watch is a reflection of your personal tastes and the image you wish to portray. Some think a Panerai looks great, while others think it is a fad. I think as long as you like it, I wouldn't let all these "passionate" discussions discourage you.
Last edited by Blur Shadow; 25th June 2013 at 02:48 PM.
here to see it for yourself.
I used to like Panerai watches but after years of exposure to the world horology, I learned that with the same amount of money, I probably can buy better watches. Nonetheless, there are a few PAM models that still interest me though.
The Panerai design had been revived ever since it was bought over. It could be a fad. Only time will tell. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying mine
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Anyways, watches are like cameras. If you like what you buy just be happy with it, no need to care what others think as long as you don't get fleeced and taken for a ride with an imitation. It looks good to me anyways, cheers!Panerai will tell you that it’s been around for 70 years, making watches for the Italian Navy in the ‘30s. Yes, they were around in the ‘30s and ‘40s, but only made a few hundred watches and then went bankrupt. Oh, and can you guess who was making Panerai’s movements because it could neither afford nor figure out how to make a decent time teller? Yup: Rolex. After Rolex got tired of supplying, it switched to Angelus, and then, when Angelus pulled out, Panerai went the way of the dodo bird. We didn’t hear a peep from them for almost 45 years -- when Sylvester Stallone was credited for bringing the brand back to the public eye. Now that’s a story really worth telling.
Oops, looks like Panerai is also guilty of the celeb thingy....
Casio G-shock is the only watch I can afford