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    I have become increasingly interested in vintage military Panerai recently, particularly the 60mm Egyptian, probably due to my "Russian Panerais", the Zlatoust and "Black Russian" with their accompanying underwater compass and depth gauge. To find out more I have ordered a couple of beautifully photographed books by Ralf Ehlers and Volker Weigmann...




    "This book documents, in detail and with numerous images, 34 historic watches from the Officine Panerai. The authors and passionate collectors of these fascinating diver’s watches, Ralf Ehlers and Volker Wiegmann, reveal the results of their many years of research: The classification of over 200 Panerai watches in existence today.
    The peculiarities and differences between the References 3646, 6152, 6154, 6152/1 and the GPF 2/56 are explained in detail and with rich reference to variants. This overview is complimented by modified References and rare prototypes, and provides information on watches manufactured over a period of almost 30 years for military underwater missions – the DNA of a legend.
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    "This book comprehensively documents
    five historic Panerai watches and their pasts.
    Complete with rare information on their
    original Italian and German owners, the
    book details the training and assignments
    of combat swimmers as well as the extensive
    array of combat swimmer’s equipment.
    So different are these five watches, that it
    is a truly fascinating journey to dive into
    the histories of these amazing timepieces.
    A book by collectors, for collectors.
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    Here's the link for anyone interested in the books http://www.vintage-panerai.de/shop/index.php.

    Now all I need to do is figure out how I can acquire a Cali' dial 3646...



    and a 60mm "Big Egiziano" GPF 2/56...



    Regards

    Jon'.

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    Default Great choices

    That will take truck loads of money!

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    Or a Antonov 225


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    Quote Originally Posted by StampeSV4 View Post
    Now all I need to do is figure out how I can acquire a Cali' dial 3646...
    Why would you want thát one Jon´?
    It is a Rolex.
    The one that went with the Maiale-guys at least had the Panerai radium paint sandwich dial put in.

    Personally I think that the Precista PRS20 is a very good alternative to the real thing and it does not hide the fact it is a Precista.
    After all that real thing was a redialed rolex

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    OK, OK, I thought this might attract a bit of flak!

    How about this though, from the Paneristi site...

    "An amazing, and near-unique set from Don. The watch is unique in that it has two locking levers; one for the crown and the other for the rotating bezel. The case measures a whopping 68mm x 68mm and is constructed out of aluminum. The liquid filled compass is on a nylon strap/Panerai buckle and is numbered 205 and measures 70 x 56. The morse code device comes with a leather holder and velcro strap all of which comes in its original box".









    68mm? Come on, Petrus, even you must be slightly impressed by this monster?

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    Jon'.

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    Wow, Jon, that is a beast. Probably costs its weight in gold. Literally. Or maybe even platinum.
    Dave J

    "I may at times be wrong, but I am never in doubt"...anonymous surgeon.

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    A ´normal´ Panerai Trittico will fetch 30.000+ euros...
    A one-off Panerai will fetch a one-off price too.

    Well Jon´, that 68 x 68 mm. is including lugs and crowns.
    The Zlatoust is 78 x 75

    I do like the aluminium choice A LOT though.
    I have been toying with the idea to make a monocoque case for a 343 movement from duralmin and with recessed strap bars like Seiko thought of.

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    Here's a few items to start off your vintage Panerai collection from Watches24seven, complete with their description and prices...

    Panerai GPF 2/56 Vintage Egyptian Submersible Angelus 8 Day Circa 1956, in excellent condition with original strap and buckle: $150,000 USD



    Panerai Compass Vintage Italian Navy Circa 1950: $9,980 USD


    Panerai Vintage Signal Lamp Circa 1950, Excellent condition. Marked Panerai on two sides and top. Super RARE!


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    Jon'.
    Last edited by StampeSV4; 06-03-2010 at 20:36.

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