Some say that bad times for the mark … Right now I am in Asia, one of the continents where Panerai has gained more followers “active” (GTG, technical meetings, activities, etc) ahead. I was flabbergasted to see as a “general stampede” has made many “Paneristi” have started to dump their pieces; the reason? the drop in market prices according to your comments. Okay, I can understand given that the investment of a collector can be very large, but it is really a Paneristi who sells watches because they are devaluing? (if this is true).
In my opinion, NO.
Because if it is the case, my watches will also devaluing their price but not crossed my head the get rid of them, because it is not the price, it is what they represent. It’s not what you can win with them, but what they have contributed to the history and the legacy they have left. Because it is not what you can lose, but what I earn by having them close … as a collector, a lover of watches, as an amateur at the time.
He may not be according to some movements of the company, but that does not diminish the value of the watch that I have in my collection. I may not like me the new models being manufactured, but that does not diminish their beauty that already have. It may not be the policy in my opinion, but not are my company, are my watches; Unique, personal, out off the shops … My watches.
While I can, keep what I have, and while I can keep trying to expand the collection with essential or time lines I like the brand, before, during and later.
Yeah, I’m starting trying with other brands, but that does not mean to abandon my passion for my Pam’ s. Probably say have others that have better moves, more complications and more aggressive, creative or different designs, but that does not mean sit or enjoy less about those who already have.
From Panerai took the courage of the creator overstepped the bounds opening new frontiers in engineering. Respect the bravery of those who carried on their wrists exemplary now considered grails will be remembered by history; some will say that as enemies, others as heroes, for me as a brave, brave, arrogant gentlemen (Tesei) and explorers of the unknown, beyond ideologies, ideals, shields, flags or nationalities.
From this brand I bring their heritage, their energy and the people who introduced me and I keep as friends above trends, values or emotions.
Sorry, I’m not convinced with the theories I’m listening; on the contrary, somehow I appreciate the “purge” because maybe I can access some watches of more affordably, or clean in a way the world of collector of this brand and remain those who are truly passionate about it … like those brave who dared to cross under water, the allowable limits and became special beings …
yes, I am and will be PANERISTI.