Letter/Year Designators (How old is my PAM?)

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  1. colemanitis

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    LETTER/YEAR DESIGNATORS

    On the back of your Panerai is a letter designator. This letter represents the year in which your watch was manufactured. Below is a list of these letters along with the associated year of production. Use this list to get a general idea as to how old your Panerai is!

    O: 2012
    N: 2011
    M: 2010
    L: 2009
    K: 2008
    J: 2007
    I: 2006
    H: 2005
    G: 2004
    F: 2003
    E: 2002
    D: 2001
    C: 2000
    B: 1999
    A: 1998
    No letter designation: 1997

    PRODUCTION NUMBERS

    You'll also notice that there are numbers following the letter/year designator on the back of your Panerai. For example my PAM 111 reads, 2287/2500. This simply tells me that my watch is #2,287 of a total of 2,500 PAM 111s produced. Combine this information with the letter/year designator and you'll learn that my PAM 111 is #2,287 of 2,500 pieces manufactured in the year 2006. Pretty cool, huh?

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    :goodpost: Jeff. Some very useful info here :cheers:
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    My K series is 676 of 3000. Any idea why some years they made 2500 vs 3000? I think I also saw one year where they did 3500 of the Pam 111's.

    Perhaps we can add the number produced each year?
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    The E and J series had runs of 3,500 wathes. The F series had the largest run at 4,000 watches. I'm not sure why these numbers fluctuate from year to year?
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    Most definitely... I'll get working on this! :thumbsup: :cheers:
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    Very cool!
    :yourock:
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    K 947 of 1500
    Thanks for the list Jeff!!
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    Very nice info! :thumbsup:

    As for total number of Panerai watches produced per year, I guess no one knows exactly, but here's some info from another TKF thread:

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    Pam 183 K series

    Hi Toph,
    i share the same K series of the radiomir black seal Pam 183
    and mine is K0169 / 1500.:cheers:
    still enjoying the pam , every minute when it is on my wrist.!!!:thumbsup:
    good day to u guys there:rocker:
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    Here is my 183:thumbsup:

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    Looking :coolanimated:

    Thanks for sharing, "183"! :thumbsup:
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    cool!! thats 2 of 1500:thumbsup:
    great pic too:thumbsup:
    :cheers:
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    :coolanimated: :cheers:
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    My 111 is J.
    My 183 is K.
    And my 232 is I.
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    Mine is 63C.... 2000.... very old.... :ban:

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    Ban? No way, that is a beauty!

    My 111 is a K series.
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    :laugh: Very old? 2000 is not that old, Dennis :thumbsup:
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    Very nice!!! I love 183 too!!!:thumbsup:
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