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Why is it called a Radiomir 1940 case, when it first was made &#8203;&#8203;in the 50 s ?

February 2 2013 at 10:20 AM

  (Login BrisseCph)
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In the light of the new SIHH 2013 news:

Why is Panerai called the new case Radiomir 1940, when it first was made in the 50 s ?

As I see it, is the new Radiomir 1940 case comparable with the 6152.

I wonder why Panerai makes so much out of their marketing materials to tell relationship with watches that were used during the World War II and the new Radiomir case, that in my opinion has nothing to do with the second World War.
(See press kit)

I do not intend to hurt anyone or cause dissension in any way.

I only ask about this because I am so passionate about the brand, and if Panerai (or other) know something that has not been clarified before, so I think it must be quite interesting for everybody.


Brian H
Copenhagen

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(Login BrisseCph)
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What just happened with the scripture?

February 2 2013, 10:23 AM 


Brian H
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I would imagine, to differ it from the 1950 case

February 2 2013, 11:59 AM 

Although you are right to point out that the inspirational cases were used in the early 1950's, you cannot rule out the fact that some transitional prototypes (modified 3646 cases with welded solid lugs) may have been created in the 1940's.

Surely, it's mostly marketing.

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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All that matters

February 2 2013, 3:53 PM 

I when was one original prototype made. That is it. Mass production is a secondary concern, but if you think about it, nothing made in 1950 was designed in 1950. The process takes too long from drawing board to finished product, if we're discussing new designs.

I didn't become a Paneristi because I bought a Panerai.

 
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Thanks Asi and Peezie :)

February 2 2013, 6:36 PM 


Yes, it must be the immediate explanation. happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif

Thanks for the answers happy.gif

Could be interesting if Mr. Ferretti knew something and could tell more about their prototypes.

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Brian H
Copenhagen

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