I would have to agree. However, if you find the shape and overall design of the B&R still appealing, you might be able to slake your thirst with a Steinhart at under $600, with a choice of dial color. —redstartXTrooper said:No question here. The Panerai has to win out.
Now hold on, Hoss! Overpriced is a VERY relative term when yer talkin' about fancy timepieces...the only thing that determines the price is what guys like us are willing to pay for it! I have three Panerais and while there are guys who will rail on all day and night about how the things cost too much given their componants, I could give a rip! The same could be said about ANY high-end watch! The watch has a groovy history, it looks great and it's not like every other watch out there! Sure, you could say the B&R doesn't look like ANYTHING else available today, but then, why would anybody wanna make another watch that looks like that?!!BIG CHRONO said:"...I contend the Panerais are overpriced..."
It reminds me of being in the cockpit of a vintage aircraft.Brad Trent said:I dunno..I looked at the B&R again, and I just can't ever see myself warming to the design...
It just reminds me of a warning beacon or something!
If you're still on the fence, & don't wish to startBlackrover said:Thanks for the opinions guys, but to honest I'm just as confused as when I started. Here's the deal I can find a new Pam 176 on ebay abour $3,600 from a reputable seller but my AD is offering the B&R at a discounted price (about $3,000). I don't think I'll lose any money with either, and they are complete opposites of the same coin which is the reason why this so confusing. The coin is they both have a rich history in making watch, they are both large watches, and they both used ETA modified movements. Opposed, one is a divers and the other aeronautical and there look nothing alike. Both are unique and desirable. I think the Panny will work my as a day to day watch because of it's size you can still wear it with a long sleave. The B&R + long leave = good luck. I can't decide but I need to before the time I get my next expense check. DAMN this is tough.