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    Default DSN 112 Pictures and Review

    I just got my Panerai 112 in the mail from Davidsen. The basic specs of this watch are as follows:

    -44mm steel case with thick crown and crown-guard
    -Swiss H movement with dagger swan neck
    -Saphire crystal
    -Superlumed dial and hands
    -two straps with an extra pair of spring bars included

    Here are my thoughts:

    Dial

    It appears that Davidsen has more than 1 version of the 112 dial. This is the "newest" version of his 112 dial:

    I asked Davidsen for a picture of the watch he was sending, and he sent me the following picture:


    You can see from the dial that I got (second picture) that the numbers might be a hair thicker (though this could just be the differences in pictures/angles). It also looks like my number 6 is a bit closer to the "L swiss made L" than the newer dial (though again, this could be picture angles). I didn't catch the difference until after it was shipped, but it's not glaring enough for me to send it back. On the plus side, the number 2 is still the correct shape on both which is important. Here are a couple pictures of the gen for comparison:




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    Overall, a very high-quality DSN watch. The CG lever is the tightest of any PAM I've owned.




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    Negatives/Flaws

    When putting the strap on, I noticed there are two scratches near the one lug. I'm not sure whether this happened while they were installing the spring bars or if the case is used (there doesn't appear to be any other scratches or marks on it). I'll see if I can buff these out (cape cod?)


    And the biggest negative is the price I paid for it: $548. Why so much? I originally paid $368, but all that arrived was a box with two watch straps and no watch head. I'm not sure where the watch head went (if it was taken by customs or DSN forgot to pack it). I let DSN know that just the empty box arrived and he told me I could either have a 50% refund or pay 50% more ($180) and get a replacement watch. I opted to pay the extra $180 and get a replacement sent. To his credit, DSN shipped this out very fast by EMS Speedpost; it took 5 days from Hong Kong to Canada.
    All-in-all not bad transaction. The watch is very nice (aside from the couple things I mentioned), and I would do business with DSN again. Additionally, a big "Thank-you" goes out to member 'Bazonkers', who provided me with some great advice/tips throughout my purchase.

    Thanks everyone for looking!

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    i've got the same one on the way from DSN. i think it's actually his last swiss movement model 112. how's the lume? i've heard mixed reviews on it's quality.

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    well done Smitty - terrific review. the simplicity of this watch makes it such an elegant keeper.

    cheers, enjoy and thanks for the post!
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    WOW.... I think you get the better one smitty... man.. I am jealin.. It looks so nice....

    Congrats bradah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkirke View Post
    i've got the same one on the way from DSN. i think it's actually his last swiss movement model 112. how's the lume? i've heard mixed reviews on it's quality.
    Nice score on the last swiss movement!
    The lume on mine is pretty good, I'm happy with it! Not Flav 'torch-like' lume, but definitely above-average. I would have loved to post a lume shot, but non of my lume pics turned out.

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    Smitty that is one fantastic watch!!!!

    Hope you get the 243 soon. You gonna love the crazy horse strap.
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    Nice! I gotta get me one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoochman View Post
    Smitty that is one fantastic watch!!!!

    Hope you get the 243 soon. You gonna love the crazy horse strap.
    Thanks!

    I'm so excited to get the 243 and the beautiful strap...hopefully Canadian customs doesn't take too long to process it

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    Nice review Smitty

    Wear that 112 well

    looks great
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    thanks smit. i'm excited bro.

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    Nice watch, congrats!

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