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Originally Posted by chrisjr View Post

Got asked by a couple of work colleagues (both older and more senior) what type of watch I was wearing, while rocking the white face/blue hand Parnis (with original black strap). I said it is not a very well known brand but that I really like it. One of them asked "how much did it cost? It looks like a $2000 watch." Caught me off guard, didn't want to lie and inflate the value and i'm not the kind of guy to forget the approx amount something cost, so I said $70. They were both shocked.
Wish I had said it was a gift or something.


You should have said "Sir, It's a blatant rip-off of an iconic IWC design."

 

post #1112 of 3804
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post



You should have said "Sir, It's a blatant rip-off of an iconic IWC design."

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Originally Posted by cioni2k View Post


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I'm all for affordable watches but the Parnis watches are just rip-offs and I can't support that. Seiko, Timex, Seagull and Citizen all make cheapies with mostly original designs.

post #1114 of 3804
Yeah, I'm not going to disagree with you. Whoever made the design of this Parnis, I really dig it.
For my next watch I'm probably going to go for an orient or Seiko (my first watch, that my grandfather bought me, was a seiko - unfortuntely the clasp broke while swimming in the ocean and it was lost), actually perhaps i'll ask for one for christmas!
post #1115 of 3804
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

You should have said "Sir, It's a blatant rip-off of an iconic IWC design."

Then he should have added that he was a fool to spend $70, when the IWC has so much better white and blue paint.
post #1116 of 3804
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

That looks really great; can you tell us how loud it ticks? I had a Timex once that was just obnoxiously loud.
Also, a lume shot would be greatly appreciated.

I do not think they are noisy. Certainly not as loud as a normal office or public space.
post #1117 of 3804
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Originally Posted by chrisb0109 View Post

Timex Weekender on an oiled nubuck strap
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That looks great! In the unlikely event that you see this, where to kop that strap?

Thanks,

GS
post #1118 of 3804
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Originally Posted by dwcopple View Post

After kicking myself all week for missing out on the Timex weekender in olive at Meijer.com for $24 shipped, the wife and I were at KMart this AM getting diapers for the daughter and I spotted this 350x233px-LL-b7331f57_DCP_1649.jpeg350x233px-LL-2bd4b05d_DCP_1648.jpeg

all for sum of...$3.99 on clearance! LOL.  Cheapest watch I ever owned.

I have bought two of this exact watch at Walmart over the last few years. The chrome finish will wear off over time. Get more compliments on this cheapo watch than any other I own.
post #1119 of 3804
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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

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Is this the timex weekender olive green? It seems to have a white rather than cream face. I'm very new to watches but I am really liking this exact watch and strap.

I have also just ordered the Grenen black with rose tint, my first watch, for only $38 from $90. With 50% you add an additional 20% and free shipping coupon. Use XMASFREE and SECRETSANTA if anyone still wants a really reduced price Grenen. Also if anyone off the top of their head can tell me what size mm strap I should buy to replace the mesh strap it would help nod[1].gif
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nvm
post #1121 of 3804
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Originally Posted by gswearengin View Post

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Originally Posted by chrisb0109 View Post

Timex Weekender on an oiled nubuck strap
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Photo08141937.jpg

235

That looks great! In the unlikely event that you see this, where to kop that strap?

Thanks,

GS


Thanks.

I made the strap myself.
post #1122 of 3804
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Originally Posted by chrisb0109 View Post

Thanks.
I made the strap myself.

Awesome! Care to make another? smile.gif
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May i know the model and price of this! I love it icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
 

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Originally Posted by B|aze View Post

Here's a poor mans watch


 

post #1125 of 3804
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Originally Posted by HLow View Post

May i know the model and price of this! I love it icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif


It is great and the price was right, but unfortunately it's too late as they stupidly discontinued it. Google "seiko blue spark" for the model # if you want to look for a used one.
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