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Part 1 Warsaw: Exploring Poland With The Panerai Luminor PAM00090

It’s holiday. Got no time, but only one day to explore the capital of Poland – Warsaw with Panerai Luminor PAM00090 on my wrist.

I decided to take three different watches – Omega Seamaster 300M 41mm, Casio World-Time and Panerai Luminor PAM00090 – on which I will focus today.

The very first landmark on our speedy one night in Warsaw was the well-known Palace of Culture and Science. Our mission was to get to the top of this tall building. 

In front of the Palace of Culture and Science

You can call me a fan boy, considering the fact I stupidly love Panerai Luminor watches – their simple design, bold crown-guard and of course – black rubber straps. Bracelet and Panerai? – fine. Leather strap and Panerai? – alright. Rubber strap and Panerai? – hell yeah! I could literally wear every single Panerai watch on a Panerai rubber strap, as they look cool and wear comfortable.

Initially, I wasn’t quite sure, if a 44mm Panerai watch would be a perfect holiday watch, as a wrist might get easily tired and uncomfortable, while wearing a big and chunky wristwatch. However, to my surprise, this PAM00090 turned out to be a decent holiday wearer, mainly due to a black rubber strap. It balanced the weight of the watch very nicely. The only annoying thing was Panerai’s double deployment clasp. It never fits me and always hurts my wrist after a proper wearing.

Decent view from the top of the Palace of Culture and Science, ruined by the metal bars.

Shortly, after we made it to the top of the Palace of the Culture and Science, it started to rain heavily, like really heavily. The wind was blowing the rain on us, so we knew we need to make our way back to hotel, in which we were staying for the night. We was hoping the weather would be a little bit more pleasant, so we could head over to the most popular touristic spot in the Warsaw – The Old Town, where all interesting stuff happens.


Our first Polish lunch, during the holiday

The Sigismund’s Column and the Royal Castle in the Old Town Square


I have always liked the mown on the side of the Royal Castle.

PGE National Stadium in the background

The old town is one of the most charming places you can find in Wasraw with its original and colourful architecture, and some nice food spots you can rest in. 

Through these buildings, you can feel this extremely climatic touch of ‘oldness’ experience the real Warsaw. The vast part of this city was destroyed during the World War II and it took years to re-build it.

Having there lunch is just a must, with plenty of different restaurants, serving Polish, but also Italian and other cuisines. However, beware of some shady food spots, offering you a ‘nice’ meal and not providing prices in their menus.

The Marmaid of Warsaw

It wasn’t perfect tour guide, we just tried to see as much as possible until it got dark and considering the fact we were up and awake from 4:30am, due to our early morning flight, we saw a lot. 

From the Old Town, we decided to choose a nice walk along the Vistula River and make our way towards our hotel.

After that, in our hotel, we ordered lovely food to compensate for our tired legs. Besides the mains – (Duck with broccoli, mushrooms and pea puree) & (Pork chops with potatoes and warm sauerkraut) we also ordered two portions of a truly Polish Chicken Soup. 

After this long and exhausting day I have finally had a time to sit down and go through everything that we managed to see that day. I glanced at my wrist and got amazed by how well my wrist felt after the whole day of travelling. Big congratulations to Panerai and black rubber strap.

It may sound like a trifle to focus on a watch and my wrist comfort during travelling, however I take watches very seriously, so I always want to get the best out of each and every single one. During my previous holiday, I was wearing a Panerai Luminor PAM00120 on a stainless steel bracelet, which looks fantastic but is a real nightmare to wear during holidays.

Let me finish the part 1 and this whole Warsaw exploration right here. Stay tuned for the part 2.