Saturday, July 4, 2009

On request: 19 strap combos for a Panerai 243

After an earlier post about twenty different strap combos for a Panerai 233, I was asked to make a similar post about straps for a Panerai 243. I should have been able to take at least twice as many photos of different strap combos for the 243 as I have owned many more straps than shown in this post. But quite a few straps have gone to different homes by now. Browsing through my archive I did manage to find nineteen photos that I made over time of different combos for this watch.

Panerai PAM243 with a green shark strap by strap-works
Green shark strap by strap-works

The PAM243 is not really a watch that you can easily dress up. Many different styles of straps look good on this watch, but it will always have that rugged look and feel. The watch originally comes with the new style Panerai rubber strap with a brushed steel buckle - shown on the right in the photo below. The other straps in the photo are the earlier version OEM rubber straps (with a folding clasp aka deployant). The new style rubber no longer has the words officine on one end and Panerai on the other. There's an embossed logo on both ends instead.

Panerai OEM rubber straps deployant and buckle
Panerai OEM rubber straps - the 243 strap on the right

In my opinion the 243 is at its best in combination with an ammo type strap. Although I have worn it on a crocodile strap quite regularly too. Below are eighteen photos of different combos, number nineteen is showing at the top of the page. You can click the photos for a larger version.

Panerai PAM243
Kevin/BigB ammo
Panerai PAM243
Strap-works
Panerai PAM243
The Watchboys shark
Panerai PAM243
Justin Chen lizard
Panerai PAM243
Justin Chen ammo
Panerai PAM243
Kaktus Drifter Original
Panerai PAM243
Ted Su French ammo I
Panerai PAM243
Micah/Vintager straps z-matten
Panerai PAM243
Ted Su French ammo II
Panerai PAM243
Simona dark blue croc
Panerai PAM243
Ted Su Swiss ammo
Panerai PAM243
ABP special tannings blue croc
Panerai PAM243
Julien Landa strap
Panerai PAM243
OEM light blue croc
Panerai PAM243
Kaktus Drifter Havanna
Panerai PAM243
Simona honey brown croc
Panerai PAM243
Simona black calf/copper stitches
Panerai PAM243
OEM funnel strap (of the 233)

Strap makers

These are the contact details of the strap makers referred to in this post:
Julien Landa
Micah/Vintagers straps
Simona straps
The Watch Boys
Strap-works
Ted Su
Kaktus Straps
Kevin/BigB on watches24seven
ABP Paris

Justin Chen doesn't have a website but occasionally offers his straps on the AC on paneristi.com.

Related posts

Twenty strap combos for a Panerai 233
An overview of more posts about straps

All photos © 2009 M.Wilmsen

5 comments:

  1. Hello Marten,

    Great work out there. I have learned so much on the posts that you have. You don't do photography for Rolex like this one?

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  2. Brilliant pictures! very informative. I enjoy reading this post. Are you familiar also with Delaneau Automatic Yellow Gold Watch watch? This is known and also have a high quality.

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  3. Great watches and brilliant photography. I think your next post can be on Rolex Mens Masterpiece. Numerous models of that genre are available there.

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  4. Such gorgeous photos. You're missing straps by Bas and Lokes at www.basandlokes.com I have purchased several of their straps. Total luxury and completely well crafted. So far the best my money has been able to buy. Just my opinion.
    -A.Stamford

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