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??? oabout the 162 from the experts.....

January 24 2005 at 11:47 AM
Mark in California  (Login nico1017)

It is my understanding that the 162 chrono was introduced in 2003 and there where 1500 made. The model was discontinued and replaced by a different version.

Why is the 162 still being shown on the official website as a current model ???

Do I have my facts wrong ??

Thanks

Mark


 
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Aurelio S.
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Yes, it's disco'd...

January 24 2005, 12:00 PM 



They probably have it up on the website for 2 reasons:

1) Some dealers still have them, so it makes some sense for them to promote and /all their wares...

2) Intentionally promoting something that is either scarce, or n olonger available, to maintain that aura of scarcity
for the brand.

A perfect example is the PAM 91's (a discontinued model) placement in this summer's "After The Sunset" movie - PB told me
he knew the watch was being discontinued, but didn't care - it was an 'intentional' oversight; so when someone who is
interested in the watch goes off to their local dealer, they find out it's no longer available... not necessarily
great from a customer's viewpoint, at that immediate time, but it will keep that aura of 'exclusivity' around ~

Just my not-so-humble opinion...

:-P





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Jay Pulli
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Perfectly reasonable explanation....

January 24 2005, 12:05 PM 

but I like mine better. They'll get around to it; for now, have a glass of wine.


 
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Aurelio S.
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Yeah - that's about right... I'm Italian, so 'updates' wouldn't be a priority, either ;-)

January 24 2005, 12:24 PM 



Vino, anyone?












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Jay Pulli
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Correct, discontinued.

January 24 2005, 12:01 PM 

Why is it still on the Panerai web site? You must not know too many Italians.

(Don't flame me, I am 100% Italian descent.)

 
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Aurelio S.
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Fuhgeddaboudit........ ;-P [nt]

January 24 2005, 12:04 PM 

nt

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