The Pre-V box post

The Pre-V box post

Asimut
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February 29th, 2012, 3:02 pm #1

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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February 29th, 2012, 4:28 pm #2

Love the explicative text



Ps, I'll come back to you soon for the 2nd era
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February 29th, 2012, 6:58 pm #3

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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proude to get the Type A with me:)

thank youuuuu

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daniele from italy

Niellaccio: Sounds good!!
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Niellaccio: Sounds good!!
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February 29th, 2012, 7:48 pm #4

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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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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February 29th, 2012, 10:07 pm #5

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Thx Asi, especially the clarification about the outer blue box . n/t
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February 29th, 2012, 10:10 pm #6

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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other style Burl wood box for the Mare Nostrum





Polleke

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February 29th, 2012, 10:57 pm #7

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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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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RI, USA
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February 29th, 2012, 10:59 pm #8

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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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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March 1st, 2012, 1:30 am #9

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Thanks so much for sharing Asi

Cheers,
Lou - SoCal


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March 1st, 2012, 3:12 am #10

other style Burl wood box for the Mare Nostrum





Polleke

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

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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March 1st, 2012, 3:51 am #11

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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March 1st, 2012, 5:08 am #12

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

Cheers and best from the holyland,

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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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March 1st, 2012, 6:57 am #13

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Love the BIG box!!

Cheers
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March 1st, 2012, 7:37 am #14

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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RI, USA
Hang Tough Hammer!!!

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

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Joined: July 3rd, 2004, 6:04 am

March 1st, 2012, 7:40 am #15

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

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

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Joined: October 15th, 2008, 8:31 am

March 1st, 2012, 8:17 am #16

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Cheers
Alex




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Asimut
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March 1st, 2012, 9:10 am #17


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.









Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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March 1st, 2012, 9:47 am #18

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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So much MORE than just a Watch

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

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

And dat , SIMPLY blows me away ,, U Bet....................... BBQ Drew RIP


Feel the Passion ,, Respect the DNA ,, Cheers Beers ,,, Hoo Roo Hammer

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Joined: August 20th, 2005, 11:19 am

March 1st, 2012, 1:40 pm #19

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...

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.










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.









photo credit: Eddie Sanchez





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.












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.












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).







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


photo credit: Eddie Sanchez



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Thanks and Cheers,


Ken

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March 1st, 2012, 4:32 pm #20

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

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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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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