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The Pre-V box post

February 29 2012 at 3:02 PM

Asi  (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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Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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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



Ps, I'll come back to you soon for the 2nd era

 
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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?

Best,
Rick

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

March 1 2012, 9:10 AM 



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Polleke
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Pam 8 box

March 1 2012, 9:02 PM 

Sorry Asi

Polleke

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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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Asi
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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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Geoff Hess
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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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Gary
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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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Asi
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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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Asi
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I have to agree.

March 5 2012, 5:57 PM 

Better on the storage space as well wink.gif

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Lou in SoCal
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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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