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The Pre-V box post

February 29 2012 at 3:02 PM

  (Login Asimut)
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Once again a disclaimer: these posts are not in any way definitive. As always, take them with a grain of salt, just looking to learn together... happy.gif

Photo credits (unless otherwise specified) go to Germán and Hammer.


What we find when we look at pre-V boxes is 4 types from 2 makers. Here they are in chronological order.




1) Type A -

This was a mahogany box with a magnet type latch. The inlay was light green. No outer blue box was supplied with this configuration (There were some discussions of a green box with no logo that housed some boxes (I recall Dirk had one) but this is not confirmed). Producer of this box was Romagnoli. Early 201/A, 202/A, 203/A and 301/A models were supplied in this box. When 'early' is mentioned, remember it has nothing to do with the serial number. The watches were supplied to Panerai in non sequential order.


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2) Type B

This was also a mahogany box of similar proportions. The inlay was beige with "envelope" style flaps, one of which was embossed with the logo. The latch was a pin type. This box was supplied in a thin blue cardboard box. Producer of this box was MVM.


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3) Type C

This was a burl wood box of the same proportions. Lines were not rounded as the mahogany boxes. The inlay was light grey with a similar envelope style like Type B. The latch was also like Type B, pin. This box came in a thick blue cardboard box. Producer was the same as type B, MVM.


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4) Type D

This was also a burl wood box, but was much larger and was used for the Slytech Special Edition watches. Inlay was beige and a pin latch was used. This box came in a thick blue cardboard box of the same style as Type C (only larger). Producer was MVM.


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Stickers

The wood boxes had stickers on them with abbreviation of the model and the serial number. In that way, 201/A was L (Luminor), 202/A was LMM (Luminor Marina Militare), 203/A was LMAR (Luminor Marina) and 301/A was MN (Mare Nostrum). The first round of stickers was done on a paper (rounded corners, see the L and LMM) and later a plastic sticker was used (see the LMAR and MN).

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The thin green cardboard box – AFAIK was not supplied with any watch and existed as a few prototype samples.

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This message has been edited by Asimut from IP address 81.43.245.10 on Apr 16, 2012 7:37 AM
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J-F
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Very well made and instructive post Bijo :))

February 29 2012, 4:28 PM 

Love the explicative text wink.gif



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(Login niellaccio)
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very very interesting ....

February 29 2012, 6:58 PM 

proude to get the Type A with me:)

thank youuuuu

cheers
niellaccio
daniele from italy

Niellaccio: Sounds good!!
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Rick-O
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Great read Asi! Were the plaques and libretto clips >>>>>

February 29 2012, 7:48 PM 

All made by the box manufacturer, or by OP? Are there any noticeable differences in the engravings of the logo or Panerai?

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Rick

 
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High Heid Yin
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The boxes came with these

March 1 2012, 7:40 AM 

and I guess there could be small differences between the first supplier and the second.

Cheers and best from the holyland,

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tomi
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Thx Asi, especially the clarification about the outer blue box . n/t

February 29 2012, 10:07 PM 


 
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(Login Paul-Belgium)
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And there was also an......

February 29 2012, 10:10 PM 

other style Burl wood box for the Mare Nostrum

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Yes, but was it pre-V?

March 1 2012, 3:12 AM 

I think perhaps this box was for the PAM 6-7-8?

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Agree, the box Paul is showing is probably from a 6-7-8. >>

March 1 2012, 5:08 AM 



Mine came in that style box with a plain dark blue (black) cardboard box. The cardboard box is slightly oversized for the wooden box and uses some tissue to take up the excess space so I'm not sure if it is correct.

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Great stuff for the next Vendome box post. Stay tuned ;-) <nt>

March 1 2012, 9:10 AM 



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(Login Paul-Belgium)
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Pam 8 box

March 1 2012, 9:02 PM 

Sorry Asi

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Socko
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An intersting observation on the box stickers--->

February 29 2012, 10:57 PM 

The fonts on the box stickers are different.  Obviously not printed or typed on the same machine.  Who would have made these labels?  Vendome?  Why different fonts?

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The stickers

March 1 2012, 7:37 AM 

were made by QC during pre-V time. They were made on a standard printer, nothing fancy. Different ones indicate a different printer was used...no drama happy.gif

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(Login GeoffHess)
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It takes alot to amaze me...

March 1 2012, 4:32 PM 

But Asi the depth of your knowledge is astounding.
I can't believe you actually know who made the Pre-V box stickers!!
Just awesome and thanks for all of this.

Geoff

 
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Hammer
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GG don't be tricked by the bijo >>

March 2 2012, 2:18 AM 

He is making it all up as he goes wink.gif

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So much MORE than just a Watch wink.gif

What Watch ,, it's the M8TES behind my brand that I LOVE ,, the Watch is just the GPS wink.gifwink.gif

A decade on ,, I COPY it now ,, More than EVER b4 >> it's a PANERAI behind every Panerai is a PANERISTI happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif

And dat , SIMPLY blows me away ,, U Bet....................... BBQ Drew RIP wink.gif
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Just like the rest of us, but he's just good at it! nt.

March 2 2012, 6:35 AM 



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(Login Asimut)
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Updated the post with a definitive answer on the different types of stickers. (nt)

April 16 2012, 7:38 AM 


Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Pritam
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really love the Type A and B boxes...

February 29 2012, 10:59 PM 

wish Panerai would go back to using those. Something very awesome about the size, shape and organization of it. I somehow feel that the normal Pearwood and SE boxes are too bulky. I realize some of it might be to protect the watches during shipment but the original A and B styles were much more elegant. Thanks for the write-up Asi.

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(Login Asimut)
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I have to agree.

March 5 2012, 5:57 PM 

Better on the storage space as well wink.gif

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~Asi~



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(Login lceniza)
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This is great information

March 1 2012, 1:30 AM 

Thanks so much for sharing Asi

Cheers,
Lou - SoCal

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great info ! thanx asi ..

March 1 2012, 3:51 AM 



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hongT
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Excellent post Asi!!

March 1 2012, 6:57 AM 

Love the BIG box!!

Cheers wink.gif
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Great Info. Thanks !!!

March 1 2012, 8:17 AM 



Cheers
Alex


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Hammer
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Thank you Asi , brings allot of clarity otherwise not known or understood !! 8-P (nt)

March 1 2012, 9:47 AM 



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So much MORE than just a Watch wink.gif

What Watch ,, it's the M8TES behind my brand that I LOVE ,, the Watch is just the GPS wink.gifwink.gif

A decade on ,, I COPY it now ,, More than EVER b4 >> it's a PANERAI behind every Panerai is a PANERISTI happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif

And dat , SIMPLY blows me away ,, U Bet....................... BBQ Drew RIP wink.gif
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Ken
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Nice boxes and great post !!!

March 1 2012, 1:40 PM 

It brightens up my day just by looking at them.


Thanks and Cheers,


Ken

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(Login calitrev)
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So much to learn...

March 1 2012, 6:00 PM 

I've been a Rolex, Breitling and Omega guy for a long time and now have my first Panerai and find it very intoxicating, cant get enough info on the brand...

Thank you so much,

Trevor

 
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(Login Mignatta)
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Another great post...

March 1 2012, 10:02 PM 

I was not aware of the differences and it always nice to learn new things! THANKS happy.gif

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(Login tomele)
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A & B boxes >

March 1 2012, 10:30 PM 

hard to add something, Asi !!
But if the left one is a type B and the right a type A box , they do not have the same size.
The type B is slightly wider.
Correct me if i' m wrong

cheers,
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(Login Asimut)
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It makes sense

March 2 2012, 10:20 AM 

My Type A box in this blue cardboard box allows a gap of about 5mm towards the length and also the same towards the width. I imagine a Type B box would be a perfect fit.

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tomi
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That 's exactly what i'm thinking ! n/t

March 2 2012, 10:31 AM 


 
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That's some of the sexiest wood and cardboard .......

March 6 2012, 9:49 PM 

....I've ever seen!! happy.gif

Great work, Asi!!

Cheers!

Eddie "Sharkman" Sanchez

"It's all about the patina, Baby!"

P U R A V I D A !
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get a room you Geek!! Luv ya!

March 7 2012, 3:43 AM 



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Tuscanii
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Hi Asi, what about this box?

March 12 2012, 1:34 PM 

The one on the left, the lid is slightly higher.
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The bottom underlay is black velvet
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Inside the obvious different is there is no slot for the booklet. Both the hinges however look no different...
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and the different type of closure design on the cover, just a simple screw-nut, but it closes tightly though...
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Is this an authentic PreV box?

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Hammer
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Amigo , I'm prolly wrong BUT >>

March 13 2012, 11:51 AM 

That one doesn't look kosher to me ? I've never seen one with a black felt bottom , or the fixings for the Panerai oval plate , and it's hard to tell from the image but the closure fixing doesn't look right either ? It only takes a second to talk something bad , but a lifetime to prove something right so my thoughts as I said are probably wrong but that doesn't look right to me ?


Surely Asi will know for sure , I'll await his thoughts so please don't read anything into my guesses OK happy.gif


.

So much MORE than just a Watch wink.gif

What Watch ,, it's the M8TES behind my brand that I LOVE ,, the Watch is just the GPS wink.gifwink.gif

A decade on ,, I COPY it now ,, More than EVER b4 >> it's a PANERAI behind every Panerai is a PANERISTI happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif

And dat , SIMPLY blows me away ,, U Bet....................... BBQ Drew RIP wink.gif
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Feel the Passion ,, Respect the DNA ,, Cheers Beers ,,, Hoo Roo Hammer happy.gifsad.gif
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I would have to agree with the cane farmer

March 14 2012, 9:07 AM 

it is what it is - different than what we know was supplied with the watches.

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Looks like a fugazy made by me I........black bottom, magnetic screw catch

March 15 2012, 1:44 AM 

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Hammer
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And I'm proud to have just that box on my desk Rob :-)) I added a PV LOGO >>

March 15 2012, 4:42 AM 

Logo plate I found for sale some years back its my special box i keep all my treasure in wink.gif

Albeit I couldn't bear to drill or screw the OP plate on , perish the thought so I used silicone happy.gif

Thanks Rob I love that BOX happy.gifhappy.gif

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So much MORE than just a Watch wink.gif

What Watch ,, it's the M8TES behind my brand that I LOVE ,, the Watch is just the GPS wink.gifwink.gif

A decade on ,, I COPY it now ,, More than EVER b4 >> it's a PANERAI behind every Panerai is a PANERISTI happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif

And dat , SIMPLY blows me away ,, U Bet....................... BBQ Drew RIP wink.gif
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Feel the Passion ,, Respect the DNA ,, Cheers Beers ,,, Hoo Roo Hammer happy.gifsad.gif
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Hammer
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Speak of the Devil >>>

March 15 2012, 8:32 AM 

KaKa wink.gif

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Thnanks Rob happy.gifhappy.gif

.

So much MORE than just a Watch wink.gif

What Watch ,, it's the M8TES behind my brand that I LOVE ,, the Watch is just the GPS wink.gifwink.gif

A decade on ,, I COPY it now ,, More than EVER b4 >> it's a PANERAI behind every Panerai is a PANERISTI happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif

And dat , SIMPLY blows me away ,, U Bet....................... BBQ Drew RIP wink.gif
[linked image]
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Feel the Passion ,, Respect the DNA ,, Cheers Beers ,,, Hoo Roo Hammer happy.gifsad.gif
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(Login Asimut)
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case closed then, thanks Rob, all the best! Nt

March 15 2012, 8:04 AM 



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Tuscanii
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Thank you all. I am contacting the seller :-((( n/t

March 15 2012, 12:29 PM 


 
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Sensational post

March 15 2012, 12:46 PM 

I love the sharing of information.
Asi, my friend, keep up the great work.



Robbie-Doooooooooooooooo!


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bossino2011
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tks

March 15 2012, 1:40 PM 

Great Job.tks
Max

 
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interesting

April 5 2012, 4:06 PM 

post thanks for the info.

 
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(Login rendylatief)
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How can I get me one of these boxes?

April 6 2012, 9:55 AM 

Even though I don't own a Pre-V,
I think many ristis also agree with me when we want to keep our precious on one of these boxes.
P.S.: The Fugazi box would be fine. lol. ;P

 
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