Although the 44mm is by no means a small watch (especially considering the addition of a crescent-shaped bridge to the crown of the skull), in the world of Panerai, 44mm is somewhere in the middle.
However, like most Panerai watches, the PAM 717 is surprisingly comfortable to wear despite its size.
If a bracelet has an additional ‘S’ stamped along with the year and date then it is a service replacement. If you have a query please feel free to contact me and if I can help you I will certainly try.
The shape of the casing is similar to that of the Luminor Base PAM 560 watch; However, the PAM 717 is not steel but is made of 18k red gold or “Oro Rosso” in Italy.
According to Panerai replica, the brand uses a special red gold alloy with a hint of copper in deep red and a touch of platinum to prevent oxidation and discoloration.
The box in the middle is an authentic Rolex box from the late 2000s, early 2010s.
The box on the far right is the current (as of 2016) Rolex box.
Lugs are great, tritium dial and hands have a nice matching patina.