Panerai Serial Numbers: Preowned Luxury Watches
In the world of preowned luxury watches knowing the year of production is very important. the year of the watch can have a big impact on its value. Rolex, for example, has had a complicated serial number dating system dating back until the 40′s. Depending on the first number or letter you can estimate the year of production.
I was answering questions on my eBay page today and a potential client asked me what year the Panerai watch I had for sale was. I told them I did not know because I had no idea that Panerai had a similar dating system to Rolex. On the back of each watch is a letter followed by a set of numbers. That first letter corresponds to a year.
Here is a list of Panerai serial numbers with its corresponding year:
No Letter: 1997
Usually following the year indicator is a “number/number”. The first number represents the number of your watch and the second number represents how many of that model they made. For example, J 200/500 means your watch was the 200th made out of 500 in 2007.
by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers