March 28, 2023

As you’ve guessed by now, this is where the Panerai Luminor Because 3 Days Automatic PAM674 comes into the picture. The PAM674 is sold on a black leather strap — the most boring strap in all of strap history as well as one that does little justice to the watch, even though it is, admittedly, a nice back-up if you would like to wear it using formal apparel. Therefore, after placing it on to ease my conscience, then I removed the black strap. Drilled lugs are appreciated and, in this instance, work much better aesthetically than the big, screw-secured pins. The strap I set up is an aged, tan leather strap that truly transformed the looks of this watch.All that was to explain the straightforward procedure that resulted in the following awe-inspiring moment. As I went back into the PAM674, today with all the tan strap (highlighting the tan numerals and text), laying on its crown shield, I clearly recall thinking to myself, sort of shock: “My God, that is a great looking watch.” A struggle to imitate with photography, but a memorable moment that did very much happen.There is something particular that its new-found thinness — a slender 10.70mm to the PAM674 in spite of the slightly domed crystal and angled lugs — provides to the Luminor 1950 case. It looks effortless, mild and, even within this 45mm version, beautifully proportionate. But I’d prefer the PAM676 at 42mm, which would admittedly fit my wrist size better.I say this pretty much each time once I discuss aesthetics, and it really should go without saying: aesthetics is somet