Any 6154 experts out there?

Any 6154 experts out there?

kcutler
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kcutler
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June 10th, 2009, 7:18 pm #1

I know there's a few, especially a big one down under.

My ?: I read recently that the Egyptian navy demanded the Radiomir Panerai dial, and turned away both the Rolex and Luminor Panerai dial. What was the logic behind this? Was there actually a different luminous material in the Radiomir dial?

Any help is much appreciated!

Kevin

Indianapolis, IN
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Asimut
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June 10th, 2009, 7:37 pm #2

although radioactive.

Radiomir dials used radium paint where the Luminor dials used tritium enhanced. In the mid 50's, Radium was being phased out, but still available.

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~
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kcutler
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June 10th, 2009, 7:44 pm #3

I heard also somewhere this is what caused those circular patterns on the dial, as it was from the radioactive hands going around the dial. Is this true?

Thanks very much for the quick response!

Kevin

Indianapolis, IN
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Mehall
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June 10th, 2009, 7:56 pm #4

although radioactive.

Radiomir dials used radium paint where the Luminor dials used tritium enhanced. In the mid 50's, Radium was being phased out, but still available.

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~
Not Panerai - but an interesting old notice regarding the radium used in a vintage Rolex GMT 6542 bezel inserts.

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kcutler
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June 10th, 2009, 8:22 pm #5

nt

Kevin

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HammerHammer
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June 11th, 2009, 1:10 am #6

I know there's a few, especially a big one down under.

My ?: I read recently that the Egyptian navy demanded the Radiomir Panerai dial, and turned away both the Rolex and Luminor Panerai dial. What was the logic behind this? Was there actually a different luminous material in the Radiomir dial?

Any help is much appreciated!

Kevin

Indianapolis, IN
i've done allot of thinking on this and now i have an example to study up close & in the real , i noticed those radiating circles do have some relevence to the hands and the way they turn around the dial ,, the circle's match the hands , at first i thought perhaps the hands were indeed for @ some time rubbing on the dial ,, but it doesn't match ,, i've stored every image i could ever find of 6154's ,, so i look close ,, many i have on high res ,, u c it allot and many share this unqiue dial feature ,, anyway its just fwiw ,, i think as the metal frame of the hands turn around the dial it effects the radium blende backing of the dial plate in a unique way ,, the circles on mine match perfect the frame of the hands not so much the lumed sections ,, of course its just my thinking and more often than not ,, i'm wrong ,, doh ,, albeit 4 me the 6154 was the perfect marriage of panerai and rolex , as volker once said to me , she's the lambo of the vintage , the lines of the case and apperance of the dial 2 the eye are just so ,,, damn SEXY

6154 , 4 moi >> my Grail Pam

So much MORE than just a Watch ...

Feel the Passion ,, Respect the DNA ,, Cheers & Beers ,,, Hoo Roo Hammer
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kcutler
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June 11th, 2009, 1:35 am #7

Thanks Hammer!

I heard this, and wasn't sure. It's a definite grail, and one of my references was your post on your acquisition of your grail.

Hopefully I'll attain my grail of any Pam!

Thanks for the help, I've literally been losing sleep over that dial!

Kevin

Indianapolis, IN
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VolkerWiegmann
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June 11th, 2009, 6:35 am #8

I heard also somewhere this is what caused those circular patterns on the dial, as it was from the radioactive hands going around the dial. Is this true?

Thanks very much for the quick response!

Kevin

Indianapolis, IN
...Radium inside the dial than on the hands.
I don' think that the hands caused any visual difference on the surface of the dial...

Cheers,
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai
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kcutler
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June 11th, 2009, 5:50 pm #9

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Kevin

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waltnich
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June 12th, 2009, 2:21 am #10

Not Panerai - but an interesting old notice regarding the radium used in a vintage Rolex GMT 6542 bezel inserts.


Wonder what range that $600 watch today.




<img border="0" src="http://www.c21nicholson.com/Panerai/Tstrip.jpg" alt="Tstrip.jpg">
Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now. . . .
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