Sunday, June 28, 2009

Twenty strap combos for a Panerai 233

The Panerai PAM233 is one of the most versatile Panerai watches. And on so many levels, not just in terms of functions. Almost any strap will look great on this watch and that's just not the case with all Panerai watches. Try a classy crocodile strap on a PAM1. It won't look right. But any style will look great on the 233. You can dress it up with a classy crocodile strap and you can dress it down with for instance an ammo style strap - for a much more casual look.

Panerai PAM233 with OEM strap
Panerai PAM233 with its original OEM strap

Panerai enthusiasts are lucky because there are so many strap makers to choose from, besides obviously the first class OEM straps that Panerai are offering themselves. Many of the after market strap makers are very passionate about Panerai themselves. And that shows in the work they deliver. Some straps are nicer than others sure, but generally speaking I can't say that I've been disappointed by any of the strap makers that sold me a strap.

One of the questions that regularly comes along on the watch boards is What straps will look good on my Panerai. Well I have an opinion if you ask that question about the 233... Below are twenty different strap combinations for this particular Panerai - out of probably at least another hundred that would look great too.

You can click the photos for a large version.


Panerai PAM233
Vintager straps z-matten
Panerai PAM233
Strap-works gray crocodile
Panerai PAM233
Manifatture Firenze vintage calf
Panerai PAM233
Simona honey brown crocodile
Panerai PAM233
OEM black crocodile
Panerai PAM233
Simona PAV strap
Panerai PAM233
ABP blue special tannings crocodile
Panerai PAM233
Kaktus Drifter original
Panerai PAM233
Justin Chen golden tan Teju lizard
Panerai PAM233
Simona black calf/copper stitches
Panerai PAM233
OEM light blue crocodile
Panerai PAM233
Ted Su French ammo
Panerai PAM233
Simona chocolate brown crocodile
Panerai PAM233
Simona dark blue crocodile
Panerai PAM233
The Watch Boys olive shark
Panerai PAM233
The Watch Boys black shark
Panerai PAM233
Ted Su Swiss ammo
Panerai PAM233
Dirk black calf with white stitches
Panerai PAM233
Manifatture Firenze black buffalo
Panerai PAM233
Justin Chen ammo style

Strap makers

There are of course many more parties offering first class straps than the ones mentioned in this post. Have a look on paneristi.com for an overview of most of the after market strap makers.

These are the contact details of the strap makers referred to in this post:
Micah/Vintagers straps
Simona straps
The Watch Boys
Strap-works
Ted Su
Kaktus Straps
Manifatture Firenze
ABP Paris

Justin Chen and Dirk don't have a website but they offer their straps on the AC on paneristi.com.

Related posts

Nineteen strap combos for a Panerai 243

All photos © 2009 M.Wilmsen




5 comments:

  1. Stunning photos Martin! Great 233 post. Personally I've got Simona, Micah, Rob, ABP(ostrich), OEM JV, and totally agree with 233's versatility. Gonna try fiddy's cashmere on 233 soon. All I need right now is learn how to take a decent photo.....

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  2. Just buying my time until I can get a 233. Thanks for all the beautiful work you do!

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  3. That looks really nice. Did you model those watches on your own hand? Anyone heard of Graham watches?

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  4. My 233 is the most versatile PAM I own. You've done a great job of illustrating all of its different looks Martin!

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  5. Thanks a lot indeed for this link, Martin. To my utter shame, I must admit I didn´t know that this blog existed ...

    Your photos have given me ideas galore;-)

    Martin Kämper

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