WWII Military Panerai Watch Is Up for Sale

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WWII Military Panerai Watch Is Up for Sale

Post by koimaster » September 16th 2019, 3:31pm

Oliver Smith Jewelers, based in Scottsdale, AZ and Aspen, CO, is one of the best places to view important Panerai watches on sale in the United States. Owner Oliver Smith has been in the jewelry business for nearly 40 years and was one of the country’s first Panerai dealers, and now he’s curated a special collection of exceptional Panerais, including a fully badass reference 3646 dive watch manufactured in 1943 and originally worn by a combat diver during WII. There are also pre-Vendome Group Panerais and some important modern models.


“No one in the United States specializes in estate Panerai watches like we do,” Smith says. “We spend time analyzing every historic Panerai watch, to know if you’re buying vintage you need to know provenance. Dials, movements, crowns, and case backs all add to the history of the watch.”

The reference 3646 is an unsigned Panerai dubbed the “Anonymous Dial.” Most WWII-era Panerais were produced for issue to the Italian Decima MAS, an early special operations force of the Italian Royal Navy that used SCUBA equipment and manned torpedoes to attack Allied naval vessels, most famously in port of Alexandria in 1941.

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Re: WWII Military Panerai Watch Is Up for Sale

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » September 16th 2019, 3:43pm

A "theory" about the anonymous dials being the hallmark of a Kampfschwimmer-issued Panerai? Really?
https://perezcope.com/2017/12/08/the-an ... rai-dials/
No theory, that was actually the case, and the current Panerai company under Richemont has lied and lied about the fact of having supplied the Nazis. The original company didn't do that willingly, but the current Panerai just has to invent loads of bollocks to cover up for that, and their overlords at Richemont have their lapdogs - Hoodwinkee - perpetuate the lies.
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