Dear Rogue Hog,
I'm looking my first panerai and was introduced pam 510 at hour glass shop today. Subsequently, i came across your post and personal blog.
I've learnt a lot from your blog and your photos look beautiful! I have a few clarifications to make and i hope you can assist me:
1) Noted that Pam 510 need about 130 turns, is it a hassle to wind it? I never had a maunal winding watch and 130 turns seem like enormous efforts to me. Is the panerai's crown easy to turn?
2) The brown leather strap looks beautiful! I checked with Hour Glass, they are not able to swap any strap but they offered to sell me an additional strap. Is that brown strap in the photo from panerai? If not, could you teach me on ways to swap it?
3) How much did you get the watch for? I know there are some dealers offering at $8500 on the site. Could you it get cheaper through reliable distributor? Pls share with me if possible.
thank you for your help!