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Panerai High Maintenance / Low Reliability Situaion

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I bought Panerai Luminor 7 hr. ago. 3.5 years ago the watch stopped working reliably, would not keep charge.

In Panerai they told me it requires 3-4 years maintenance, so I spent $500 for maintenance.

Now it happened again.

For comparison, Rolex submarine is 6 yr. older and required maintenance at the same time, which is 10 yr. after purchase.

Is it normal for prime brand like Panerai to require so high maintenance? I find hard to believe.

While any mechanical watch require maintenance, it's reliability, design should require a lot less maintenance.

Or what else make the watch so good? It's price or frequent advertizing?

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All machanical watches (and quartz for that matter) require some sort of service at some time and 3/4 years between service is not unusual

I would think that your Panerai has some sort of service guarantee !

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Panerai keeps coming up on different forums about quality, sadly it seems they do have some issues as a brand, i own 2 and like them a lot but have had a few issues over the years, the most common issue i had when i owned hand winds is the stem and crown coming completely out of the case, not a major issue to sort but none the less frustrating.

There is a thread on the Paneristi forum running at the moment about the movements in some of the new models, turns out they are unmodified $80 eta imports inside a $5000 watch :thumbsdown: so it is not always true to say 'you get what you pay for'

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There is a thread on the Paneristi forum running at the moment about the movements in some of the new models, turns out they are unmodified $80 eta imports inside a $5000 watch :thumbsdown: so it is not always true to say 'you get what you pay for'

Yeap, big thread about that also on TZ! If it was me that paid 5K for a watch is an $80 movement inside, I wound't rest until I'd managed to shove the watch where the sun doesn't shine on Mr. Angelo Bonati. :comando:

BTW, :welcome: to :rltrlt: Gene!

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There is a thread on the Paneristi forum running at the moment about the movements in some of the new models, turns out they are unmodified $80 eta imports inside a $5000 watch :thumbsdown: so it is not always true to say 'you get what you pay for'

Yeap, big thread about that also on TZ! If it was me that paid 5K for a watch is an $80 movement inside, I wound't rest until I'd managed to shove the watch where the sun doesn't shine on Mr. Angelo Bonati. :comando:

BTW, :welcome: to :rltrlt: Gene!

yes that thread keeps on going......

panerai over priced fashion watches :partytime:

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Like Clarkson said, if you went for a picnic you want the germans to build the hamper and the italians to do the food. Get that the wrong way round and it's a disaster!

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