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Baby Panerai or “Baby Pam” watches

  1. jerryct May 24, 2019

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  2. Dan S May 24, 2019

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    Always tempted, but haven't yet pulled the plug. It's one of those watches that really appeals to me (especially the Sandoz and NG with lumed markers), but I'd like to see how it actually feels on my wrist.
     
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  3. 63TR4 May 24, 2019

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    I've had the same thoughts; they look intriguing but I'd like to try one on first. The case shape is attractive though.
     
  4. jerryct May 25, 2019

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    Have to agree with you on the Sandoz.
    I personally like the Croton one with the 6 and 9 markers looking like Pac-Man.

    The case size is 38mm and lug to lug 46mm. For your reference, my wrist is just 5.8inch. It sits flat on my wrist and has a nice weight to it.

    Maybe a down side to it maybe be the straight lugs. So the lugs doesn’t flow with the curvature of the wrist.
     
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  5. jerryct May 25, 2019

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    It’s not easy to find these, so finding an opportunity to try it on first may be hard. For me, it was love at first sight when I saw this Orient baby Pam. It’s a 1960-1970 piece but yet still so mint. I can’t resist a mint vintage piece.
     
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  6. jerryct May 28, 2019

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    8960BDB6-8B14-4B12-B3A3-3B057659A3C1.jpeg Another look.
     
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  7. Enzo May 28, 2019

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    Lovely watches,
    I bought this circa 1970 Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster 1000 back in 2014...
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    As you can see, the crystal was crazed and was in need of a service...

    Richard Askham performed the service for me and also cut a new crystal as they are no longer available.

    The case was cleaned and red triangle re-painted, but no work on the hands or dial as they were in excellent condition
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    Nivada Grenchen depthmaster model 650.jpg

    I sold it last year, but would definitely have another :thumbsup:
     
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  8. sdre May 28, 2019

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    WOW. That looks awesome!
     
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  9. Enzo May 28, 2019

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    Here it is in direct sunlight and on a strap I had made for it...
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  10. jerryct May 28, 2019

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    Thanks for sharing Enzo. That is one real sexy watch.
     
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  11. jerryct May 31, 2019

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    Just got my watch opened up today. Movement looking clean.
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    But I have a question, should these baby Pam have a dust cover inside the case? I asked because I come across an online photo showing the orient baby Pam containing a dust cover.
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  12. Enzo May 31, 2019

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    Very nice :thumbsup:
    Unfortunately I don't know about the dust cover on your Orient, the online pics would suggest it does...
    pretty sure my Nivada did not have one.
     
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  13. jerryct May 31, 2019

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    Went to verify with another Baby Pam collector. He shared that he owned 3 of these before and all have a dust cover. Strangely only Orient carries dust cover in their baby Pam.
     
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  14. Dan S May 31, 2019

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    I think this is my favorite baby-Pam dial. I like it better than the Pac-man. Very impressive that the lume is intact in the lollipop!
     
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  15. durri70 Nov 9, 2023

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    Sharing my baby Panerai , also doesn't have dust cover . It's a beautiful Festina IMO
     
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