Another amazingly fun week wearing a watch from Beverly Hills Watch. This week I’ve been wearing a brand I’m not as knowledgeable about, PANERAI. The PANERAI Luminor 1950 chronograph is the model that I’m going to give my 2 cents on today. Beverly Hills watch put a little twist on the original piece they had me wearing, I will discuss that also.
So, just as a reminder, I’m not a horologist. I’m just a guy who loves watches and my opinions are meant to help educate you about my own personal experiences trying new watches, brands, etc.
Lets get to it! First impression of the watch… I thought it looked huge. Probably was going to be to big for my wrist. I was also concerned with the crown cover- that it would dig into my hand. Before I left with the watch in the above picture I tried on the PANERAI with the regular rubber strap that comes with the watch. If you notice, the watch I’m wearing doesn’t have a PANERAI strap. The strap is from Rubber B. The biggest difference between the regular strap and the Rubber B strap is it utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Panerai case. What does this mean? It means this large faced watch sits more comfortably on my wrist. It doesn’t wobble back and forth and I barely notice the weight of the watch. This is a fairly big difference from the standard strap. Also pretty dope, the colour on the strap matches the face.
I really enjoyed the simplicity of the watch itself. It was super subtle and understated but packed a killer punch. The size, 45mm, wasn’t bothering me at all. The crown protector seemed to be raised a bit off the skin and therefore doesn’t dig into my hand at all. The one thing I noticed and was probably the most surprised by, is this setup is very comfortable. If you know anything about how I wear and buy clothes, it always about fabrics, fit, and comfort. I’m the same way with watches. If they are uncomfortable, they aren’t for me.
This watch has been so easy and enjoyable to wear. PANERAI has some great watches in general. They have been around since 1860. One of the watches still used today was created as a diving watch for the US Navy in the second world war, 1936.
I think it’s time I add a PANERIA to my collection!
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Why you have to shop @ Beverly Hills Watch… Beverly Hills Watch has been around since 1979. The sell both new and used watches. It’s easy to shop around for watches online, but you don’t always know what your getting. The “previously enjoyed” division of Beverly Hills Watch is a little different then your average online shop. Watches brought in on trade from current clients who purchased the watch from them in the past means they have the proper pedigree with all these watches. All new clients who are trading watches go through a very thorough verification process so you can be certain you are getting exactly what you are paying for.
Before you make your next watch purchase, or you want more info on a specific watch – I truly speak from experience – check out Beverly Hills Watch
“Previously Enjoyed Watches – The Exclusive Beverly Hills Watch Store since 1979. Specializing in buying, selling and trading new and pre-owned fine timepieces acquired from our vast network of clients around the world.”