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post #121 of 4084
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Originally Posted by Metlin View Post
What on earth is a fake tourbillon? Are you confusing open hearts with a tourbillon?

I guess I'm thinking of stuff like this:

http://www.xwyr.com/Stuhrling_swiss_...153431986.html

Although it keeps saying "tourbillon" over and over again. Is it seriously a functional rotating cradle, etc, for $400? I'd just always assumed it was a static fake thing just there for looks.

I'm aware that you can have an open heart watch that isn't a real/fake tourbillon.


EDIT: Aside from the blatant Bell & Ross knockoffs, I really like these Parnis automatics. How scratch-proof is the glass? I kind of want to order one. Bloody big case sizing though, anything over 43mm is gargantuan, IMO.

Edit Again: Parnis seems to sell a "tourbillon" (labeled as such) for $90. That just can't be.

http://www.parniswatch.net/index.php...6&productname=
post #122 of 4084
I own six watches. All of them inexpensive. All of them were given to me as gifts.

This one means the most to me as it was a birthday present from my parents.

It originally came with a brown leather strap which after everyday wear for 4 years gave way. I got this SS bracelet put on it two years ago.

post #123 of 4084
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post
Some nice looking stuff on that manbush site. Anyone speak to the longevity/quality of those pieces?

I'd also like to know.
post #124 of 4084
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Originally Posted by arirang View Post
I'm liking some of the Seikos posted previously, but somehow the Seikos I see in my local stores are never as nice as the ones you guys post in this thread and others like it.

At any rate, this thread has got me pumped to visit Wako in the Ginza where I can finally see some of these poor-man's Seiko beauties in person!

Seiya Japan for the best Japan-only Seikos, better quality watches than the Seikos you can get in your local stores.
post #125 of 4084
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
Seiya Japan for the best Japan-only Seikos, better quality watches than the Seikos you can get in your local stores.

Holy Balance Wheel Batman.

This is like Dynamism for watches (although they have some already).



Wish we could +raep on here.


EDIT - This shit is ace for $218:

post #126 of 4084
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Originally Posted by Chico2007 View Post
I own six watches. All of them inexpensive. All of them were given to me as gifts.

This one means the most to me as it was a birthday present from my parents.

It originally came with a brown leather strap which after everyday wear for 4 years gave way. I got this SS bracelet put on it two years ago.


That is a great looking watch.
post #127 of 4084
^ Orvis have some decent looking watches at times. Can't speak for their quality, though.
post #128 of 4084
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post
Some nice looking stuff on that manbush site. Anyone speak to the longevity/quality of those pieces?

Here is a review of a Parnis, he seems impressed by the movement.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/fin...ew-377857.html
post #129 of 4084
Wow. Had I known this thread existed I would have posted my watch here instead of in watch porn. Live and Learn.
post #130 of 4084
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Originally Posted by revad View Post
Here is a review of a Parnis, he seems impressed by the movement.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/fin...ew-377857.html

However, of course not all Parnis models use the same movement; in fact, it seems that even the same models use different movements, from different sources. Some are OK, some not so much.
post #131 of 4084
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Originally Posted by PBristolJr View Post
Agreed!

Agreed too, I thought i was coming here to talk about a real poor mans watch, not an Omega
post #132 of 4084
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
That is a great looking watch.

Thank you, Sir.
post #133 of 4084
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
^ Orvis have some decent looking watches at times. Can't speak for their quality, though.

Not sure about the quality either. Stamped "Japan movement" on the back. I've had it for about 9 years, no problems yet other than the original leather band breaking which was probably due me wearing every day and in the water too. Changed the battery once or twice.

I think my Dad said it was about $150 when he bought it (in 2002).
And like I said, because of it's sentimental value, I wouldn't trade it for anything.
post #134 of 4084
got this for ~$70

post #135 of 4084
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Originally Posted by Chico2007 View Post
Not sure about the quality either. Stamped "Japan movement" on the back. I've had it for about 9 years, no problems yet other than the original leather band breaking which was probably due me wearing every day and in the water too. Changed the battery once or twice.

I think my Dad said it was about $150 when he bought it (in 2002).
And like I said, because of it's sentimental value, I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Sounds like a good deal then
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