I would really like to buy one as my watch purchase and I will really like your guys or gals advice
This is very subjective though Traveller. Whilst the 127 has more movement decoration, the 217 is a Destro.I'm also new to OP but I'm a quick learner and I have a good teacher who pointed out the difference between a PAM that could appreciate and one that won't, period.... ....$18K for a 217... what on Earth?!? At least for around that price you can go with a 127 and at least you'll get your 6497 with Panerai-stamping and a "1950" on the dial... ;.....
Ha! That could have been a direct quote from my PAM "mentor"! He has the 372 and 127, he's looking for a 217 and doesn't like the 422 as much - because it's missing the nine... not to mention the 203 is his grail of grails (perfect dial "balance", Angelus mvmt)...Most consider these 2 models "brothers" and of equal historical reference and of pretty much equal value... The 422 on the other hand is greatly flawed by the sub seconds taking out the arabic 9...