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Officine Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 183k

posted 30 Aug 2015, 10:43 by Markus Helander

What next? It's been a while since my last post due to some new work endeavors. But here now to continue the slowly decreasing list of watches to post.

It's also been a while, let alone nearly unprecedented, that I have had a watch in my possession without wearing it once daily. This PAM183k will be, and hopefully stay as, the only exception. I originally got this for myself to gift myself for a certain life changing event when I actually got into it. I had obviously seen to it that it is in working order and took some pictures of it, but other than that, is was just idly waiting in a bank safe.


The Officine Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 183k. I fell in love with its classic looks. I felt that the huge crown guards of Luminors' and Submersibles' looked awkward. Now, I may feel differently, but the simple onion crown, the edgy but round case and the huge lumed numbers made it terrific in my eyes. The small seconds did not hurt, either.


The movement itself wasn't anything special being a glorified pocket watch. Beautifully cased with OP texts and info, and again, the lovely crown with logo. Regardless of its size the piece was actually very light and the original leather strap worked superbly with it.

Oh, how it felt good when I got to wear it. Somehow, I'm ashamed that I let it go - now, that I think about it, I'm terrified that I actually did it. I must get a Panerai once more. Maybe a smaller one, tho. A Luminor, maybe. Time will tell.