Now, I had a phenomenal Panerai (PAM00359), but it was never quite the right model for me. The odd dial always bothered me. Parting with this particular piece wasn’t the problem. The problem, in fact, was not having a Panerai at all to strap on my wrist. While I had plenty of other cool pieces to choose from, it hurt to not have an example of my favourite brand to sport during meetings and presentations.
So I was instantly on a mission to acquire a new PAM for my stable. One of the very first references that came to mind was the PAM00183. A few years ago, when I first decided to buy my own Panerai, it was all because of a blog I read about the 183. I ended up buying a very similar (yet older) 210. But the 183, since the beginning, was my favourite typically-Panerai-classic-timepiece. And when I spoke to my dealer, he had actually had a virtually new example for a reasonable price.Soon, I found myself with a new Panerai on my wrist — one with that unmistakeable dial.