Panerai 25C Sub

Panerai Submersible model 25 serie C – Titanium

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The Panerai models have gained popularity over the last years. It has had some years where it was only a few people that had a knowledge of this rather small watch brand from Firenze in Italy.

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The size of the watch is seen by some as a fashion trend, and one that will not last for very long. But I feel that the size of the watch is not that much more than a Rolex (Panerai = 44 mm, Rolex = 40 mm), and second I can see many other watch brands coming out with watches of bigger size. I agree that the size of the watch needs a little getting used to – as all my Rolex watch have been like second nature to me.

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My second Panerai was a Panerai 25 (series C) which is the Titanium model of the Panerai Diver watches, where the steel model is the model 24. I was interested in getting some of the early models (A,B or C series). The A-C models of the Panerai Diver models have a turning brezel that only clicks every 5 min. interval – something that minimize the use of this bezel. But somehow I like the way it looks and the history of this watch.

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As this model is included in the Contemporary line (and not the Historic line) this can be difficult to understand, but I have always seen the model 24 and to some degree the model 25 as part of the historic line of Panerai as I see a clear line to the early Panerais in the model 24 and 25. Why then a Titanium and not the all Steel model? Well I’m moving on slowly in the Panerai line, and I think that the color of Titanium is very nice

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.Somehow I’m getting more and more used to the size of Panerai – they look nice and they are fun!! Fun – how can a watch be fun – well for the Panerai watches there is a community that have the Panerai watches as they common interest. I suggest that people do some search on Panerai and forums and they will see. But all I can say is that the Paneresti people are special and I will do what I can to keep up.

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This Panerai has been my daily watch for the last year or more – I only have a minor issue as that is the fact that it gains about 14 sec/day. a little to much. But nothing a little adjust a the local watchmaker can’t fix. Maybe when I get a new watch I will send it for service. Right now it stays on.

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