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Panerai Luminor Marina 〜The spark that set off the chunky watch trend 〜
By WADA · OCTOBER 1, 2020
PANERAI Luminor Marina [ Staff name: Wada ]
A distinctive watch with the impactful presence of Panerai
I bought this watch when Panerai was not as well-known as it was now.
The two of us first met back when Jackroad started selling Panerai watches, I was not aware of the brand at that time.
I didn't like big-sized watches from the start. The first watch I ever bought for myself was a petite ladies' watch, an IWC Little Da Vinci.
However, for the next watch, I was thinking about getting one with more impact.
At that time, this cute watch came into my sight.
I fell in love with the design at first sight and chose this watch without hesitation.
As its design is simple, it is perfect with casual clothes and even during business settings, and it can be used in various occasions.
The boom of Panerai
My Panerai looks like a men’s watch, but I am fine with that.
Moreover, it is not as well-known as other big-name brands like Rolex and Cartier, so I find it easier to wear watches like that.
After a little while, the Panerai boom hit. It was great that it was finally being recognized.
I often heard these from the male customers who came to Bettyroad to look for presents:
"Is that Panerai?"
"Oh, so women can wear it too, I see."
Panerai has a special place in my heart
By the way, my first IWC watch was battery-powered, this is my first self-winding watch.
It has been overhauled several times throughout the 16, 17 years that I had it, but of course it is still working perfectly.
The more I wear this watch, the more special it is to me.
Most men tend to wear a Panerai 44mm, and since this particular model was discontinued early, so there is no need to fear the possibility of accidentally twinning with somebody else.
Perhaps the reason I have been wearing it so long is because of this uniqueness that it has.
And I will definitely continue wearing in the future.
Watches with diamonds on them don’t look very good with me.
I usually add small accessories such as earrings to match my Panerai.
The earrings I'm wearing today are those from Messika that I just bought recently.
Wearing them really makes a difference.
When it comes to cool watches for men, it has got to be the IWC Portugieser, I guess?
Mainstream watches like Rolex are cool too, but I personally prefer those with a more refined appearance. (laughs)