The new PAM328 on the left next to the PAM329 on the right
The new bracelet design is very nice. I've read several posts from people on the watch boards about how they did or did not prefer the new bracelet compared to the old Panerai bracelet. The older design bracelet was a design unique to Panerai. The newer style bracelet is perhaps not as unique, but I do think that it is very sleek looking and more comfortable to wear. One of the attractive features of Panerai watches is that you can easily change straps yourself. This is obviously not the case with these bracelet models and - as far as I know - it's not possible to remove the bracelet if you would want to wear a strap on the watches either.
PAM329 (L) and PAM328 - the sandwich dials show clearly in this photo
You can see in the photo below that the PAM329 Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic (on the right) is the same watch as the PAM320 on the left. The only difference is that the 320 has a brown crocodile strap. The 320 has the new Panerai strap changing system which makes it very easy to change the strap without a screw driver. There's a small push button on the underside of the lugs to release the strap pin.
PAM320 (L) and PAM329
The same is obviously true for the difference between the PAM312 and the PAM328. The only difference here is that the 312 comes with a black crocodile strap with off-white stitches.
PAM312 (L) and PAM328
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All photos © 2009 M.Wilmsen