Comparing the PAM 26B with the PAM 26K :

Comparing the PAM 26B with the PAM 26K :

tomele
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March 28th, 2012, 10:07 pm #1

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi


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March 29th, 2012, 1:05 am #2

Both are legends
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zameenzahari
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March 29th, 2012, 1:11 am #3

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

not so subtle differences even for re-issues...

Thanks again for the time and effort.


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March 29th, 2012, 1:14 am #4

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

great stuff

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March 29th, 2012, 2:23 am #5

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

This is one I have been eager to see.

Kudos.








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March 29th, 2012, 11:58 am #6

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

Always had a soft spot for the 26.

Cheers!

TC
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March 29th, 2012, 12:03 pm #7

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi



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March 29th, 2012, 1:00 pm #8

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

Thanks for all the vital information. Now to look for a 26bt...LOL

Regards
John

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March 29th, 2012, 5:21 pm #9

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

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March 29th, 2012, 10:02 pm #10

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi


Cheers and best from the holyland,

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March 30th, 2012, 3:10 am #11

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

Tomi,

I'm sure you are already aware of the fact that there are many variants of the Pam 26.
It has been suggested that one of the T dialed 26B's types is the rarest. This chimes in
with the fact that some of the first B models had entire "A' series accouterments onboard!!

Thanks immensely for the comparison!!

Jonathan
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March 30th, 2012, 4:29 am #12

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi





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March 30th, 2012, 4:58 am #13

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

TFS bro!

Cheers
HongT

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March 30th, 2012, 2:05 pm #14

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

26bt is stunning

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Ken-Ho
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Ken-Ho
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Joined: August 20th, 2005, 11:19 am

March 30th, 2012, 3:36 pm #15

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

Enjoyable read indeed.

Thanks alot, Tomi.

HAGWE, Cheers

Ken

~Live Life To The Fullest~

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MarkSanders
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Joined: June 2nd, 2007, 3:03 pm

March 30th, 2012, 8:14 pm #16

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

Thanks! Really enjoyed this one!

Greetings,

Mark

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HammerHammer
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 11:39 pm

March 31st, 2012, 12:52 am #17

Hi folks,

I am fortunate enough to compare these 2 models , the PAM 26 B introduced at 1999 in less than 200 pieces and his re-edition , the PAM 26K , SE introduced at SIHH 2008 in 1000 pieces.
The watches are very similar but not in 100%.
The PAM 26 is the only destro PVD watch produced by Officine Panerai.
The 26B in Tdial is relatively rare, rarer than the 26A series .
Mine is an OP6523 case ;
The 26K is an OP6750 case.
Both models use a movement OP II.

Back in ‘ 99 :



The 2 beasts :



The 26B comes in a standard B series box like all the boxes of non limited edition production while the 26K comes in the big SE box with parchemin , key, 2 straps ( one black rubber and one black leather).

Both pieces come with a PVD thumbnail buckle .



The case :

➢ In the B series, the crown guard is thin with straight lines. Crown guard of the 26 K is wider, as the preV .



➢ The lever and his mechanism are not the same , more basic for the B series . Even the crowns are differents.



➢ The case is a Bettarini . On the 26 K , the edges are more aggressive .



The contact area of the case with the strap has been planed .



➢ The lugs on the 26K are wider than the ones on the 26B .



➢ The PVD treatment is not the same . After some years , the PVD on the B series becomes shiny and satiny.. On the K , the PVD is more matt, completely non reflective and gives the watch a more military aspect ( gun metal ).




The case back :

➢ It is a solid case back on both. The inscriptions are the same with typography variations. The letters are larger in the B series . The depth limit is in the metric system . ( not Atm like the A series ). The production number is framed in the K.





The dial :

➢ Is the biggest difference.
➢ Painted tritium index for the 26B
➢ Sandwich dial and Luminova for the 26K .
➢ The inscriptions are the same: “ luminor marina “ but the letters are closer together in the K dial.




Thanks for reading ;
I hope you enjoy this review
I thank the french paneristis for their notifications ( in the first version)

Cheers ,
Tomi

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

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