Paneristi Competition: Resurrecting The Lost Art Of The Review (aka ...*)
The review competition is now closed - winners are listed below.
When I started hanging out on internet watch forums, maybe five years ago, the done thing was to review watches. As soon as you got your hands on your new baby, you wrote up about it and shared your conclusions. Scans really were scans (watch gets shoved into scanner), men were men, and dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Anyway, since then we seem to have become more reliant on content being made for our enterainment, rather than the Do It Yourself ethos of yore.
What Is A Review?
Frankly, a review is what you want it to be. Basically, a description of what interests you about a particular timepiece. You don't have to own the timepiece. You could concentrate on technical details, on the design, on the accompanying goodies, or on the story of what drove you to the watch in the first place, even the story of actually buying the thing. Although "went to shop, bought watch, THE END" might be a little boring.
Your review can be all text, all pictures, a multimedia flash extravaganza, anything you like.
Somewhere along the line, this competition got hijacked by a dose of surreal poetry. Not that I'm one for pointing fingers, but I blame a certain Belgian gentleman (no, not myself) for starting the trend. So fine, this is a review and surreal poetry and haiku competition too - what the heck.
The prizes are:
|One pair of custom made, solid silver "Logo" cufflinks|
|One exellent Bros strap, for 44mm Panerais, black. Donated by SJX - this is a really high quality item|
|One nylon & rubber strap, for 44mm Panerais. Donated by DON - again, top-notch goods.|
|One genuine Panerai baseball cap (black) and one copy of Legendary Watches, both donated by Steve Dabinett.|
|All winners will also receive one of DON's "Logo" stickers.|
|Picking up PAM127+ 88 in Munich||Volker||1st place|
|All Wound Up: Confessions of a Lovesick Paneristi||John Edwards|
|My Clock||Mr Yellow|
|Taking out the 'lady in red' tonite||Horfun|
|My Love Affair||FrankV|
|An Uncanny Knack||ScottWS||4th place|
|I Saw It||M.P.|
|I, Paneristi||PeteJ79||2nd place|
|Stainless Steel Watch Polishing||Tide|
|Convinced by Passion||Frank Raiß|
|Milestones on the Road to Florence||rbrm|
|The Bergeon No 5685 Case Holder||Gary|
|On Changing the Panerai Strap||Nirvair|
|PAM 1950 Images||Jay Pulli||3rd place|
|87 Review by Sly and Arnie||MichaelC|