|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS|
1. General Info: What is a Panerai?
2. Buying a Panerai
a. Which Panerai should I buy?
b. What should I expect for discounts?
c. Buying from the boutiques
3. Understanding my Panerai
a. Understanding caseback numbers
b. What comes with my Panerai?
c. Changing the strap or bracelet
4. Servicing and Maintenance of a Panerai
a. Winding your Panerai
b. Polishing your case
c. Routine Servicing
d. Emergency Servicing
5. Glossary of key Panerai terms
6. Posting on the Timezone.com Panerai Forum
1. General Panerai Info: Return to Index
Series, individual edition number, edition size- C283/500
The series is identified by letter, with the earliest Vendome Panerai models getting the prefix "A" back in 1997.
The edition size is something that has changed over the years. From the "A" through the "E" series all dial variations of a particular complication were lumped together. Hence, an "A" series PAM002 Base model numbered xxx/1000 would not necessarily mean that there were 1000 black dialed Base models produced. This is the total number of all base models, including the PAM10 white dial base, and the PAM9 PVD base. This changed for the "F" series onward such that each model does indicate the amount of that particular model produced. For example, an "F" series PAM88 might say xxx/2200, and that WOULD mean that there were 2200 PAM88's produced that year.
Serial Number- BB999960
This is simply a sequentially ordered series of numbers that began back in 1997 with BB97xxxxxx.
Case Number- OP6537
Information on the case numbering system is still a bit of a mystery. It seems odd that a PAM9 would have a different case number than a PAM26 given that they use the same movements and have the same dimensions. There was some work being done to try and uncover the real use of these numbers, but it is as yet unknown.
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