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HauteHippie last won the day on April 19 2013

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  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!
  2. Happy 4th to all RWGers new and old !!
  3. Ah, simply gorgeous. Glad to see RWG is still ticking, and Ubi still doing what only Ubi can!!!
  4. I've been rediscovering an old friend this week...
  5. It's been a long time, been a long time, been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time. Yes it has. Doing well... Work has definitely gotten the best of me over the last couple years. But I've changed jobs within the last 7 or so months, and am trying to turn over a new stone at the same time. More hobby time, more family time, just more time doing anything but working... That's the plan going forward anyways!
  6. Ya I considered the rep angle too. I don't think it's a significant factor, myself. If it were, Rolex and many others would be going by the wayside as well. I think reps have the opposite affect actually. They bolster a brand name and really only serve to increase its popularity - or at the very least are an indicator of a brand's popularity - but don't represent a significant loss of revenue for the brand itself. Something has happened to Panerai for sure. And after I talked to a few "catch and release" type 'risti members I get the sense that the enthusiasm has simply subsided. People can't quite put their finger on it, but they simply know that their obsession just isn't what it once was. So this, to me, is the definition of a fad that has come and gone. And we're not even in an economic downturn (just yet), so can't chalk it up to that either. But we can think of many other fads over the years. Hey, who out there is still wearing Affliction clothing? Kinda sad, I suppose. And I think reinventing oneself is incredibly difficult. But time will tell. We'll just wait and see I guess.
  7. Picked up this one a while back and it gets a surprising amount of wrist time still. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. What about historic models like the 372 among others? These are very true to the originals. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  10. Alright folks, someone shed some light here. Not long ago, Paneristi forums were thriving. Today it seems they're a bit of a ghost town. Threads would normally grow to multiple pages in a day. Now, discussion is minimal. Has the obsession subsided at large? Look at the 'risti sales forum. Pricing is down on most things (save for Pre-V and a select few) 15% or more over what I'd grown accustomed to maybe a year or so ago. Incredibly nice pieces - limited runs - aren't selling until a price drop or two. Etc. So what gives? Had Panerai become a fad, and is its heyday a thing of the past? Have they milked their historic models one too many times? Is the concept of introducing new models which are only slight variants of existing models finally wearing thin? What say you???
  11. Good to hear from you all! Now, someone fill me in on what's happened to Panerai... another thread about that coming to a PAM forum near you...
  12. Drats. But here's to the 6200.
  13. What an immensely enjoyable thread and absolutely gorgeous eye candy!
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