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    Been looking to pick up a PAM 312. I don't know too much about the newer panerais so I figured I would ask for your thoughts and ideas on the Pam 312.

    Looked around the net but didn't find much, anyone have any reviews or feedback on movement or the watch in general? I usually get 20-25% off from my panerai dealer, but since this is a newer/ hotter watch he is giving me 15% off, anyone getting any better?

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    I think the watch is a good value. You get in-house movement and longer PR. It's more watch for the money than other ETA/Unita powered PAM. Would I buy it? No. I don't like the "flat" crystal with 1950 case, just doesn't look right to me.

    I see quite a few used 312 posted for sale lately. Not sure why, but the watch has only been around for few months....

    if money isn't an issue, I'd recommend adding couple grands more to get the 233

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    That is a really good discount on panerai in my experience when shopping over the past couple months.. Just picked up a 113 and had to contact my AD back in Bellevue for the 15% & tax, seemed most AD these days that I visited (Scottsdale, LV) are standard 10% and maybe if you are firm you can see an extra OEM strap... I will have to push for more on my next purchase

    I also have seen quite a few 312 for sale lately on the forums..

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    I almost bought the 312. I held of as I felt that they would drop significantly in price and they are slowly going down.

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    i received one from the bh boutique in may at full retail. the flippers who anticipated a skyrocketing grey market and a sinking economy, have driven the price down artificially (i think). they can be had for about $ 6500 which is about $900 off the $7400 msrp. if you can get 15%, an extra strap, plus no sales tax and authorized, i'd jump on it.

    i like the watch a lot and i'm not the biggest fan of 44mm watches, i prefer 40-42mm. the lack of domed crystal is actually better for this watch, otherwise with the thick case AND domed crystal, the watch would sit pretty high. i love the 233, but not sure i would get that because of my preference for less complicated dials on panerais.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCC296 View Post
    I think the watch is a good value. You get in-house movement and longer PR. It's more watch for the money than other ETA/Unita powered PAM. Would I buy it? No. I don't like the "flat" crystal with 1950 case, just doesn't look right to me.

    I see quite a few used 312 posted for sale lately. Not sure why, but the watch has only been around for few months....

    if money isn't an issue, I'd recommend adding couple grands more to get the 233
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    Quote Originally Posted by blairtolar View Post
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    If it was only a couple grand more, I would definatly do it, but tHe 233 is like double the price of the 312, different animal altogheter.

    Been looking around for some used ones, but havnt really seen anything cheaper than I can get new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA_Mike View Post
    If it was only a couple grand more, I would definatly do it, but tHe 233 is like double the price of the 312, different animal altogheter.

    Been looking around for some used ones, but havnt really seen anything cheaper than I can get new.
    Since you have been looking for used 312s, meaning that you don't mind preowned pieces. There are couple used 233s going for $9000-$9500. It is really just couple more grands, not double price of the 312. Well worth the money!

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