The Panerai PAM 328

The Panerai PAM 328

I’ve been waiting for this watch to come out for a long time.  Why?  Because it is the product of years of development by Panerai to develop their own in-house movement.  Sure, Panerai has come out with a lot of other watches, but the movement (the mechanical guts) of those watches were from other companies and not built in-house.  The 1950 series of watches are all Panerai inside and out.

The marketing name of this timepiece is “Luminor 1950 3 Days Automatic”, but Paneristis (true Panerai fans) know it as the PAM 328.

  • “Luminor” is the style
  • “1950” means that the movement is in-house (Panerai P. 9000)
  • “3 Days” for how long the watch will stay powered without winding
  • “Automatic” meaning it powers itself

Panerai actually started their in house movement with the Luminor 8 Days, but these watches were hand wound and the prices were fairly astronomical for purchase.  With the Luminor 3 Days, prices have gone down a bit and they are automatic.

So how much you ask?  Think of it like an engagement ring – about 3 months of your entire paycheck (not at minimum wage of course – that would be an 8 times multilpier).  So do you think it’s worth not eating, drinking and walking to work every day?  Some say no, but I definitely say yes.

The PAM 328 on top of the leather band version, the PAM 312

The PAM 328 on top of the leather band version, the PAM 312

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