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Hands on with Panerai Luminor Marina 312 1950 3 day

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Hands on with the Panerai Luminor Marina 00312 1950 3 day, this was a watch I owned one of the best all round Panerai’s in my opinion. The 312 has 1950 case size 44m which looks far nicer than the older style case. The watch houses the lovely p.9000 in-house movement with a see through caseback which is always a nice touch.

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The finish works really well polished bezel with satin shoulders and sides, dial is a black matt finish with date window at 3 o clock with the infamous Panerai trademarked crown guard and has a slightly curved sapphire crystal. The lume on Panerai’s are fer-nominal they really not hard to see the time at night time its probably one of the best lumes you will get.

The 1950 case has the small button on the shoulders on the caseback side for easy strap change as Panerai have plenty of straps options for all occasions, I also thought it was so comfortable to wear everyday for a big watch. The Panerai is not the smallest watch but overall a great piece and no doubt will end up with one again or similar sometime in the future.

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Buying my vintage watch

Hodinkee Best of 2016 Review

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The Hodinkee Best of 2016 Review video lots of great watches through the previous year. I do love there video’s as watches make me tick from some of the best brands we all love Patek Philippe, vintage Heuer, Omega, Iwc, Tudor and many more. British Horology which is very good in its own right.

 

Omega Speedmaster 3569.31.00

“Speedmaster Tuesday” Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 3569.31.00

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As the title says “Speedy Tuesday” this one of the many Limited Editions Omega made which is probably in the 1000s,  The Moonwatch has always been a favorite of mine does not get much better in conversation as “The first watch worn on the Moon.”  This particular model the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo II 35th Anniversary was made around 2004 and limited to 3500 pieces and is the standard moonwatch 42mm with the hesalite crystal and Calibre 1861 movement which is slight update of the 861 movement that they put in the original moonwatch.

The apollo II is a cracking looking piece which I think will be a future collector’s “got to have piece”, as the watch has some very nice touches that most speedy fans will like:

firstly the Panda Dial silver dial black subdials always goes down well in any watch.

2nd. The applied Metal Omega Logo as the first pre moon watches that date pre 1969 hence “pre moon” had the applied logo then after the dials all made with the painted logo in white.  The caseback not to shabby either all together a very nice piece that is modern with a few twists from the old Moonwatch.

3rd Th red writing on the landing 20 July 1969 all in all works well.

 

The apollo Limited edition were made every 5 years from the first moon landing on 20 July 1969 to commemorate the landing and I think this definitely one to have in the apollo II editions.   To be fair all moonwatch are great pieces in general well respected watches that loved by millions if you like winding them up every 48 hours. If you get the chance to purchase one do not hesitate in purchasing there getting harder to find.

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Buy My Vintage Tudor

Tudor Inside The Archives Talking Watches

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Tudor Inside The Archives Talking Watches with Hodinkee a nice video, Vintage Tudor has become like vintage Rolex very very desirable in every way. In the past Tudor was the cheaper Rolex, Branded Tudor with Rolex movement, crown, case back, etc… They even did the Submariner range that was identical but says “Tudor” on the dial.  Some of the best Tudor’s watches in my opinion highly sort after and collectable the Monte Carlo range very like the Daytona in every way. Every collector should have a Tudor Monte Carlo hopefully one day I will own one. Enjoy the video!

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Panerai Fest a Small collection !!

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Panerai Fest!

A small collection of Panerai watches I have always liked Panerai’s they are a great versatile piece, which are a nice chunky watch do not tend be small by any means.  The striking feature of the Panerai luminor range is the Luminosity on the dial of the hour markers and numbers.  The group picture of them all together!

Top left Panerai 00212, Panerai 00090, far right Panerai 00114 bottom Panerai 00171

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The first one in the collection is Panerai Luminor 00212 1950 Flyback Chronograph is great watch 44mm case but wears a lot bigger, it has the 1950 style Panerai case with the in-famous crown guard that is Panerai’s trademark and very distinctive.
The glass is domed and is just looks stunning and has a tachymeter on outer inner dial for measuring time to speed on the chronograph when doing lap times.
The flyback function allows you to start the chronograph stopwatch going and with the lower button which normal resets the chronograph back to 12 it allows split second multiple timing. This model is water resistant to 100m all the other ones in the pictures are 300m as most Panerai’s are.

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The see through case back with Panerai’s beautiful in house Automatic Cal OP XIX an absolutely stunning piece overall with Panerai’s easy strap changing system on deployment. Some more pictures of the beast!

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Next up is the Panerai Luminor 00090 this one is in a 40mm case in stainless steel and housed in the standard Luminor case.  This has the date function at 3 o’clock with magnifier to blow up the date this  is Panerai’s version of the Rolex Cyclops feature, Automatic movement with seconds hand at 9 o’clock.
The strap is stainless steel polished centre links with brushed sides on a steel deployment,  This style strap is like marmite you love or hate them I am rather fond of the bracelet to be honest. A great unisex watch as my partner actual wears the 00090!
The Pictures.

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Next the Panerai Luminor 00114 White dial base model 44m manual wind movement is the a simple clean look standard panerai case and crown guard with stunning movement you can see through caseback on a leather strap. NO fuss or complicated mechanisms just wind and go.

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Lastly one of my favorites Panerai Luminor 00171 Automatic Steel and Titanium Power reserve 44mm on deployment bracelet very similar to the 00090 but with titanium mixed with stainless steel and a power reserve indicator on the dial.  The date function is also an addition to this model but due the materials it is very light on the wrist with great super wrist presence.

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Panerai’s have been around a long time and years ago had links with Rolex another watch everyone should have in there collection for variety and versatility.

Omega Constellation

Omega Constellation 1502.30.00 Stainless Steel Watch

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Here is a nice dress piece by Omega classic in design made in stainless steel with sapphire crystal glass.  The Omega Constellation Ref 1502.30.00 is a 38mm case with the crown and uses the cal 1120 movement self winding with a 44 hour power reserve.  They have a nice mix of polished and satin finish steel bracelet with a concealed Omega clasp, date window at 3 o’clock and bezel with roman numerals.  It was a watch for my misses as a lot of women these days are wearing bigger watches but she never bonded with this one, so it has been replaced with something a bit more exciting. But a great dress watch with good buy factor on secondhand market also very inexpensive for a prestige timepiece.

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Rolex 116710BLNR

Rolex Gmt Master 2 Ref 116710BLNR Aka Batman

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As the title says Rolex Gmt Master II Ref 116710BLNR AKA “Batman”  long awaited for me. This piece is basically A standard Gmt Master II with Ceramic black and blue Bezel and a blue Gmt hand and recently become the watch to have!  In the past the secondhand market was not that great with this model, as I felt people could not bare the thought of  paying the extra £1000 for the different Colour bezel. I after admit I was one of them people 🙁

Now things have changed dramatically in the last 6 months folk are fighting for them in dealers with lists on new ones up to a 2 year waiting wow ouch! and secondhand prices soaring to get hold of one.  I got to say do love the blue and black Ceramic bezel “Batman” with polished centre links on a oyster bracelet like Daytona, Yachtmaster, Milgauss, and a Maxi dial to boot which really set the watch. Most sports models adopt satin finish on the oyster bracelet.

I do think Rolex did get all the newer models right since launch around 2006 with big hour hand and big hour marker plots.  This concept I think came from the Yachtmaster from memory definitely influenced from the stunning Rolex Submariner LV in 2003 when it was launched. A great looking watch overall if you can find one!
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