A couple of questions... why does it seem that the PAM 268 doesn't hold it's value like other PAMs? I've seen some grey markets for +/- 20%. It's an in house movement and the only Radiomir that has the P2002. Is there a better year to get? Has anyone out here had a problem with one? Who out here has one?
Depends on why you feel this way about a "borrowed" movement. In terms of the 190 (and 197), the 8 day JLC movement is hardly a step down in quality. In terms of the 190, the market tells you what people think about the movement.Thank you gentleman. I was only talking about Radiomir's with the P2002. Since the 268 is the only Radiomir with the P2002, I was surprised about the value not holding higher than it does. Guess I know now. I just can not buy a borrowed movement in my watches anymore. If I did I'd have a 183 for sure and possibly a 190. The only borrowed movement that I'm keeping is my BR01-97. The others are now gone.
Interesting...Seems like I've seen I's in the high 8's. As usual, newer bring higher amounts, closer to 10. Only difference in years is AM/PM indicator which changed with the L series.
Don't get me wrong I LOVE the 190 and JLC is a favorite watchmaker of mine. A JLC 8 day is an awesome movement. If I could see a 190 in person and knew the owner I'd already have one. The gold hands and simpler face... primo. Just so I'm not fronting, I can't or won't afford a precious metal watch right now. I just wanted the new version of the Radiomir and an in-house movement from Panerai.Depends on why you feel this way about a "borrowed" movement. In terms of the 190 (and 197), the 8 day JLC movement is hardly a step down in quality. In terms of the 190, the market tells you what people think about the movement.
Buy a preowned base model and enjoy it for half year first. When you have the rest of the money ready for a 233, sell the base model, then go get a 233. Base PAMs are easy sellersInteresting...
Deciding what to buy with the first "bonus"... Base model PAM for under 4k, or double it and get what I REALLY want (233)
Got a half a year to wait though...