Is there any logic to Panerai model numbers?

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Is there any logic to Panerai model numbers?

Blake_P
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Blake_P
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August 5th, 2012, 10:00 pm #1

Please pardon me if this is a silly question, but as someone who is fairly new to the brand I've always wondered if there was any logic to how model numbers are assigned. If so, I can't tell. I'm always amazed by those of you who can rattle off various models with ease and find myself googling various models when they are discussed on here without images attached. Thanks in advance!
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Mr_Fugazy
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August 5th, 2012, 10:28 pm #2

At least as far as I can tell. Ten years ago, when I was first bitten by the Panerai bug, it was fairly easy to keep track of the various models by their number. But now days there are too many model numbers, with no apparent logical consistency, to keep up with. You'd think Special Editions would have some particular numbering scheme, but if there is, I can't figure it out. It would be helpful if rads had a certain numbering system, and another for subs, and another for destros, and so on . . . but it looks to me that Panerai uses the same system to pick model numbers as the California lottery uses to pick winning tickets.

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August 5th, 2012, 11:33 pm #3

Please pardon me if this is a silly question, but as someone who is fairly new to the brand I've always wondered if there was any logic to how model numbers are assigned. If so, I can't tell. I'm always amazed by those of you who can rattle off various models with ease and find myself googling various models when they are discussed on here without images attached. Thanks in advance!
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alaizon
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August 6th, 2012, 2:46 am #4

Please pardon me if this is a silly question, but as someone who is fairly new to the brand I've always wondered if there was any logic to how model numbers are assigned. If so, I can't tell. I'm always amazed by those of you who can rattle off various models with ease and find myself googling various models when they are discussed on here without images attached. Thanks in advance!
There is some logic if you look carefully.

Eg. 127 and 217 are diametrically opposite designs with numbers that are reshuffled.

372 which carries on the DNA from 127 and 217 is close. The "3" comes from "2 + 1"
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August 6th, 2012, 7:26 am #5

Dude I think you are reading to much into it, the 275 and 311 are similar watches and have no relation in model number same with 372 and 422 and 312 and 351 just to many models now a days to have a logical system.

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