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VIII Meeting Club Panerai - my personal report, part 2: La Spezia

VolkerWiegmann
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 6:20 am

May 20th, 2008, 5:09 am #1

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai
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May 20th, 2008, 5:32 am #2

you were in the presence of royalty on many counts. I would have loved to have finally met Mike Wood as well, I was missing all you guys

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GatsbyTheRat
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Joined: November 15th, 2006, 7:44 am

May 20th, 2008, 6:19 am #3

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai
It's definitely my loss not being there, but my gain for receiving this report.

living the dream


Gatsby DU
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ravi76
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Joined: September 18th, 2007, 9:27 pm

May 20th, 2008, 6:30 am #4

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai


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The_Black_Bear
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Joined: July 5th, 2004, 6:26 am

May 20th, 2008, 6:33 am #5

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai
Thank's for sharing...

My heart was with you ! I love Viareggio !

P A N E R I S T A P A N I N A R O
P A N E & P A N E R A I
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Joined: May 29th, 2007, 6:41 am

May 20th, 2008, 7:29 am #6

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai
Might have to put La Spezia doen on my 'places to visit' list - great history
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MN228
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Joined: May 21st, 2005, 5:37 am

May 20th, 2008, 8:47 am #7

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai
Looking forward to the rest of your reports Volker - I was there but am not sure of the correct names to all the places we visited. Too busy admiring the scenery to look at the road signs LOL

Ron



"The Lonan Ranger"

Isle of Man - Road Racing Capital of the World

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eddieng
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Joined: July 29th, 2004, 5:01 am

May 20th, 2008, 9:02 am #8

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai
enjoyed every picture
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Asimut
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Asimut
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Joined: July 3rd, 2004, 6:04 am

May 20th, 2008, 10:12 am #9

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai
Visit to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub in La Spezia



Volker standing beside an original restored SLC





More pictures of the SLC







The SLC instrument box





The compass



Close-up of compass reveals its a Radiomir Panerai....





Other interesting historic objects in the hall


Compass salvaged from the "Scire" submarine




Air generator for 2 divers







Volker presenting a copy of his (and Ralph's) book "Vintage Panerai" to the Admiral.




The book was signed by all present





Awaiting (patiently) outside the Museum Navale in La Spezia - (from the destro) Diego, Graham and Piero...




Meanwhile we had time to admire Umberto's Radiomir...








I leave to Volker to continue the report and just add a pic of Alberto Menichetti's unique watch....














Cheers and best from the holyland,


~Asi~
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gbottomline
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Joined: January 27th, 2005, 10:33 am

May 20th, 2008, 10:14 am #10

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai
nt

Kind regards,

kiyong

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Joined: January 29th, 2005, 8:51 am

May 20th, 2008, 10:20 am #11

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

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May 20th, 2008, 10:24 am #12

Visit to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub in La Spezia



Volker standing beside an original restored SLC





More pictures of the SLC







The SLC instrument box





The compass



Close-up of compass reveals its a Radiomir Panerai....





Other interesting historic objects in the hall


Compass salvaged from the "Scire" submarine




Air generator for 2 divers







Volker presenting a copy of his (and Ralph's) book "Vintage Panerai" to the Admiral.




The book was signed by all present





Awaiting (patiently) outside the Museum Navale in La Spezia - (from the destro) Diego, Graham and Piero...




Meanwhile we had time to admire Umberto's Radiomir...








I leave to Volker to continue the report and just add a pic of Alberto Menichetti's unique watch....














Cheers and best from the holyland,


~Asi~
Volkers super write up.Thanks

Best

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May 20th, 2008, 10:53 am #13

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

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May 20th, 2008, 11:15 am #14

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

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Looks like you guys (and girls of course) had a very nice time!

One of these years I will have to join you!!!
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May 20th, 2008, 11:36 am #15

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

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May 20th, 2008, 11:40 am #16

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

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May 20th, 2008, 11:54 am #17

Volkers super write up.Thanks

Best

Graham
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May 20th, 2008, 11:57 am #18

you were in the presence of royalty on many counts. I would have loved to have finally met Mike Wood as well, I was missing all you guys

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-Cliffy











he's nobody special, Clif....

Maybe next time!

MW



Enjoying the report Volker, ready for the third instalment!

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May 20th, 2008, 12:30 pm #19

Hi all,

I continue with the activities of last friday.
After the breakfast we decided to take a walk on
the promenade in Viareggio, before we had our
meeting point to travel to La Spezia.



Asi and Jens were comparing their watches - with sunglasses they look even more cool!



Of course also this year the biff was back in Tuscany...! Carrying our mate in spirit with us. Always. Everywhere.



Jens was still attracted by Asi's 292 - seems like he kinda liked it very much



Passing some old palm trees on the promenade...



...first Espresso stop. Graham and Asi enjoyed the good stuff for sure.



Shortly after the guys were taking up successfully the scent for Rolex watches

We went back to the hotel (nothing purchased by the way ) and started
with 3 cars to the Italian Navy Commandos Com.Sub.In. in the gulf of La Spezia.



The weather went bad and it started to rain. At the Commandos we were kindly
welcomed by Admiral Marzano where we exchanged some gifts. A pity that I did not
took the camera with me, maybe some others can add the photos of the Com.Sub.In.
which were taken quite lot (?)... argh!

After we left the Com.Sub.In. we went to another entrance of the La Spezia
harbour / Arsenale to ask for a permission to see the sailing ship "Amerigo Vespucci" which was "at home".
Sadly the vice commander told us that it's not possible for us to come aboard the ship,
maybe next time - we'll try for sure.



Piero, Umberto and the vice commander of the Amerigo Vespucci.



We arrived at the Museo Navale, which carries sine 1958 historic objects
of the italian navy.



Ernesto Notari's Radiomir Panerai watch in top conditions!



We got a guided tour by Capitano di Vascello Camaiora, the director of the museum.
Also Alberto Menichetti, a journalist and expert in the italian navy, joined the tour. Next to the director was a kind lady which was translating for us.



Menichetti was sporting a vintage 6152/1 which got the attraction of Ralf and Jens.



Outside we saw an SLC transporter which was placed on the Submarine Sciré to
bring the commandos to their mission sites.



At the memorial site for the fallen submariners I found the "Ambra", which was commanded by Mario Arillo.



Back inside we got an "instruction" of the explosive boats.



...also the SLC and torpedo was introduced to us.



Before we left La Spezia to visit Porto Venere, we were complete for a group shot:
Ralf, Simona, Asi, Diego, me, Piero, Hagen, Umberto, Jens, Graham, Ron, Mike and Marc.

To be continued...
Volker

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Fascinating is one word that springs to mind! Beautiful photos, thanks so much for posting this report for us all to enjoy

Cheers
Amanda
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May 20th, 2008, 12:31 pm #20

Did you change cameras recetnly? The images look different.
...and yes - you can add this to the archieves of course.
Will keep the images hosted on my server.

I try to continue with part 3 a.s.a.p.

Cheers,
Volker

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