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Those Schauer watches are stunning.
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^ Really good guy too.
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This Parnis is ridiculously cheap - IWC homage. The hands seem to change in the light from almost black to cobalt, and the face from dark silver to white.

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This Parnis is ridiculously cheap - IWC homage. The hands seem to change in the light from almost black to cobalt, and the face from dark silver to white.

Yes, the Parnis are always mentioned in this context.
However, I've read way too many stories of them simply falling apart after relatively little use.
I'll keep my $80 and put it toward that Breguet....hey, only 2,186 other Parnis to go!
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I've heard from a lot of people enjoying their Parnis...without it falling apart.
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I've heard from a lot of people enjoying their Parnis...without it falling apart.

Perhaps they're actually fine. I've only read some about them, not much.
They might be linked in some way with SeaGull, I don't know.
I did not mean to imply that they are total crap. $80 Timex are actually fine watches as well.
(And I would never buy that $175K Breguet, even if I did have the $$$ to burn, just to be crystal clear! ).
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Perhaps they're actually fine. I've only read some about them, not much.
They might be linked in some way with SeaGull, I don't know.
I did not mean to imply that they are total crap. $80 Timex are actually fine watches as well.
(And I would never buy that $175K Breguet, even if I did have the $$$ to burn, just to be crystal clear! ).

I'm certainly no expert on the subject, but I did some quick research in the past couple of hours, and it seems many (most?) use SeaGull movements.
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I'm certainly no expert on the subject, but I did some quick research in the past couple of hours, and it seems many (most?) use SeaGull movements.

I don't know. I can't really figure it out. On their own site a lot of models don't even have movement specs (i. e. they only state "Japan Quartz"; "Asian Unitas"; "Power Reserve Automatic"; etc.). On WUS, there was mention that SeaGull oiled some Parnis movements...I have no idea if they also make some for Parnis. Parnis seems to source from multiple suppliers. I don't know.

I'm no watch snob, but on the other hand I've never really been attracted to knock-off watches (I wouldn't say that Parnis' are even homages, but others would argue that they are, I'm sure).
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Sort of surprised that the Cartier Santos received no mention. A timeless piece with a lot of history!
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Don't forget about Ball:







(pics borrowed from the net)
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Bump.

So many great watches
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Bump.

So many great watches

Thanks.

Sorry folks all for the ImageShack fiasco.
I will reload all the photos on my Page 1 OP in the next few days, through PhotoBucket or something.


Achilles, to answer your Parnis movement question (from the shoe thread) here: I don't really know how to now tell if a Parnis has a Seagull movement or not. It seems to depend a lot on the model and the season, since Parnis sources a bunch of different movements and those sources seem to always be shifting. I tried Google, but that wasn't much help. The best suggestion I can make is that you contact the various sellers and ask them to tell you which specific the particular Parnis you are interested in has, at that time. Hope that helps!
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