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My Panerai EGI (PAM 341) Collection [Past | Present | Future]

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Over the years I’ve probably built around 50 EGI’s. Lots for me, lots for other people.  I’m not sure why I love this PAM so much but it’s likely that it is because it is just so BADASS!  It takes no [censored] from anyone. I’ve built everything from simple builds all the way up to full case modifications to fit vintage deco movements.

 

One thing I’ve never done is share them with the community. I’ve always thought I would amass a large collection and share them all at once, but over the years I’ve been coerced into selling a few, some have gone thru dial swaps, etc.  I’ve realized I will never have a complete collection to share, so I’ve decided to share my Egi build of the Past, Present and Future.  Wish I had photographed all of them, but the best one’s are definitely below.

 

Enjoy.  B)

 

PRESENT

 

1. ‘Stock Egi’ - something I believe everyone should have in their collection

 

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2. ‘Garage Aged Egi’  - Custom NW dial, case aged over 6 months over the Winter thru temp changes and salt puddles in my garage for a natural aging effect.

 

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3. ‘Blasted Gold Egi’ - Custom PVD coating, Swiss ETA Cortebert 6497, Custom blasted brass dial

 

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4. Fully modified case for Vintage Swiss Art Deco mvmt, CG removed to reduce overall size of watch

 

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5. ‘Blasted Champagne Egi’ - Custom PVD coating, Cali dial, Swiss ETA Hamilton mvmt.

 

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6. ‘Champagne Egi’ - Custom PVD coated

 

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7. ‘Summer Egi’ - Custom Military grade white coating

 

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8. ‘Concrete Egi’ - Blasted SS dial, Swiss ETA 6498, Seconds @ 6

 

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9. ‘Dark Egi’ - PVD coated

 

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10. ‘Cali Dark Egi’ - PVD coated, Swiss ETA 6497, disassembled and PVD coated

 

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11. ‘Gen RWC 47mm Egi’

 

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PAST

 


1. ‘Ring of Ice Egi’ - Custom SS dial, widened lugs to 26mm, heavy duty Bandolier bracelet, Swiss ETA 6497

 

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Random Past Builds

 

 

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FUTURE

 


1. Military grade Custom Camo coated PVD - WHAT!

 

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2. Fully polished

 

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3. Custom PVD coated

 

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5. Polished Gold w/ Gold Swiss ETA Skeleton mvmt

 

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6. ‘The Grail’ - Set up for an Angelus 240, custom aged case.

 

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Well Blueradish does not seem to sporting a massive wrist size , all a matter of taste. I have huge wrist over 8 inches and wear them small..............my work watch is a 38mm, TI/lite and pretty thin.

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On 3/12/2018 at 1:37 PM, Mike on a bike said:

Well Blueradish does not seem to sporting a massive wrist size , all a matter of taste. I have huge wrist over 8 inches and wear them small..............my work watch is a 38mm, TI/lite and pretty thin.

 

 

Ya, I've only got a 7". The Egi's definitely have a time and place.  They don't work with nicer office attire and look very large, but with sporty or rugged wear they seem to look pretty good on my smaller wrist.

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Wow. What amazing collection and range. That’s some mad skills and serious dedication!

I too love the EGI was an occasional weekend watch. My first Egi, a “loaner” from my Dad (who got on the Egi bandwagon in its prime) has been in my rotation for something like 10 years.

It wears huge and heavy, but I’m used to big watches. If they are really tall and heavy like the Egi it helps to wear them a little tighter.

My second Egi, 3 years old, features a Sapphire crystal and what I call a “Ralph Lauren” polish. The strap is a custom order Gunny “mission impossible” which I distressed further with some light sanding.

Thanks for sharing your collection, maybe we can keep this thread going with a few more “my Egi, today” replies.

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10 hours ago, daytona-bdb said:
10 hours ago, daytona-bdb said:

Wow. What amazing collection and range. That’s some mad skills and serious dedication!

I too love the EGI was an occasional weekend watch. My first Egi, a “loaner” from my Dad (who got on the Egi bandwagon in its prime) has been in my rotation for something like 10 years.

It wears huge and heavy, but I’m used to big watches. If they are really tall and heavy like the Egi it helps to wear them a little tighter.

My second Egi, 3 years old, features a Sapphire crystal and what I call a “Ralph Lauren” polish. The strap is a custom order Gunny “mission impossible” which I distressed further with some light sanding.

Thanks for sharing your collection, maybe we can keep this thread going with a few more “my Egi, today” replies.

 

 

 

By all means, let's make this a community thread for all love of EGI's.  Thanks for posting

 

Yours look great, agree these are heavy, but I like to know I have a watch on my wrist.  When I wear my smaller Ti watches I often think I forgot to put one on.

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Here is mine, an oldie but a goodie!,

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On 3/24/2018 at 9:15 PM, tridad said:

Here is mine, an oldie but a goodie!,

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Great case finish, nice piece

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