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Old 28 November 2008, 12:33 PM   #1
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Icon5 Why is a Panerai called a PAM?

Why is a Panerai called a PAM? I have no idea someone please enlighten me. Thanks
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Old 28 November 2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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Why is a Panerai called a PAM? I have no idea someone please enlighten me. Thanks
Rollie for Rolex and PAM for Panerai ! Now come on do the math again and show me your note book , hurry up!!!!
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Old 28 November 2008, 12:55 PM   #3
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Pam stands for PAnerai Model

it really is used to describe each model IE: Pam88, Pam321 etc..........
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Old 28 November 2008, 02:45 PM   #4
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Because people feel the need to give stuff a nickname is my best guess. I've done it myself. But I'm more apt to call it a Panerai or Rolex. Either way is fine and we all know what they mean.

But the above poster is correct. PAM = PAnerai Model
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Old 28 November 2008, 10:29 PM   #5
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Why Pannie & Rollie?
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Old 29 November 2008, 01:14 PM   #6
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Why Pannie & Rollie?
To sound over familiar or lazy is my guess.
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Old 30 November 2008, 06:29 AM   #7
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And what does OEM stand for with the straps please ?
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Old 30 November 2008, 07:46 AM   #8
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oem = original equipment manufacturer

meaning the strap was sold by Panerai.

oem is true for anything, whether it is a computer, a camera, a rolex, etc. Basically any equipment released by the manufacturer.
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Old 2 December 2008, 06:30 AM   #9
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oem = original equipment manufacturer

meaning the strap was sold by Panerai.

oem is true for anything, whether it is a computer, a camera, a rolex, etc. Basically any equipment released by the manufacturer.
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Old 2 December 2008, 06:56 AM   #10
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How do you enunciate Panerai?
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How do you enunciate Panerai?
Pan-er-eye
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Old 2 December 2008, 07:23 AM   #12
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Pan-er-eye

That's the proper pronunciation, but i never ever use it as it sounds really daft in a Scottish accent, so the proper way of saying it for us is 'panerae'
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Why Pannie & Rollie?
This is the diminutive of the proper nouns Panerai and Rolex. People often change the name of many physical objects of desire and it stems from Scottish-Dutch diminutive, like mommy, doggy, kitty etc. People apply the diminutive to the words to express affection, which I find slightly annoying. ?

However, I think many times it is a mutated effort at the diminutive where the actual intent is to be esoteric (like PAM for Panerai), or perhaps that it is much easier to pronounce or sounds more enthusiastic?

For example, in the world of audio, Magnepan loudspeakers are often referred to as Maggies. Or Yamaha becomes Yammie.

For the record, I don't condone this sort of thing.
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Pam stands for PAnerai Model

it really is used to describe each model IE: Pam88, Pam321 etc..........
Old thread, but new info to me! Thanks I was just wondering this and Google brought me back to the Rolex Forums
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