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Parnis watches, which online retailer ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by KodakKid, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Good luck with that my friend !! BMW have tried that and many Major chemical companies (we're talking bulti billion global companies who have patented process's and products here) have tried that and in one case the actual Chinese Govt bought the Chinese company and the whole litigation went away !! I would suspect, with the greatest of respect my friend, that they couldnt give a flying f**k about a $100 watch and would tell you to shove your litigation up your ass !! But in all probability your litigation application would be "lost" at the border. Its the Chinese way I'm afraid.......... by the way Cheesy Garlic Bread is the future!! :slapfight:

    I have a Parnis it looks good keeps as good time as some of my "considerably more expensive" watches and was as cheap as chips Go figure !!! I believe they're Sea-Gull inards??

    I'm sure I bought mine from this guy with no probs.....
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280989315...eName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
     
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  2. Z1nZan

    Z1nZan New Member

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    Why is it a fake? Parnis didnt advertise as a Panerai. Yes the designs are similar but they dont intend to fool you in saying that they are Panerai. At $100, i dont think anybody would think their movement or performance would be anywhere close to Panerai.
     
  3. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I've owned a couple Parnis watches over the yeras and still own one. I have found them to be nicely made and reliable. I won't confuse them with any IWC, Rolex, Omega, JLC or Blancpain watches that I own / have owned, but then the Parnis watches cost a fraction of the price of a strap for any of those brands.

    What I like best about Parnis watches is that they get right up the nose of arrogant, elitist, douchebag watch snobs, whose desperate insecurity sends them into fits of hilarious indignation at the very mention of the brand.

    You seem to understand that these watches are not heirloom pieces that will be treasured by your descendants for generations. They are fun, cheap and look nice. Making the badge whores crazy is all part of the fun. [​IMG] Enjoy.
     
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  4. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

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    I thought the title of this thread was "penis watches," which begs the question, why did I click it?
     
  5. Big Texas

    Big Texas Senior member

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    Don't lie, you wanted to watch pictures of men's parnises.
     
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  6. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

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    Nothing stings like a pun.
     
  7. funny5

    funny5 New Member

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    I wanted to find out more about Parnis watches. In particular, a cheap handwind with exhibition back. Found this on Google and by end of 2nd page, I LOL'd and just had to bump this. Gotta love people of wit.

    Warning, if I read one more comment with the word douche in it, im gonna go jump off a bridge
     
  8. thelabarum

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    Use "shitty" and "knockoff-wearing douche" to describe someone who just looking for fun IS RUDE and ALWAYS RUDE, unless you are a redneck with no education at all then I would completely understand your logic of "not to be rude" or else you are just have heavy misunderstanding on basic language usage.

    For all the CNC machine involved building in Rolex and Panerai and even their relatively new corrosive resistant Super Case plus movements and manual labour costs, still ain't going to cost you thousands of grands to make such a watch. It's all about branding, do some research about the prices dealers get from Rolex, you will know how much they earn from you.

    Wearing Panerai is fun and be chill with it with fellow Panerai fans are great but wearing a Panerai and try to pretend you were aristocrat or whatever and could get chicks is DISTASTEFUL. Be a douche with a Panerai? Completely distasteful.

    Even wearing a 100 grand up MilSub is not going to get you confidence and class, if you think expensive things can make you confident and classy, you are gamed. Class and confidence are qualities of` real men and real men rely on their intelligence, determination and kindness, they are all subtle, not showy. They know the value of something NOT the "price" of them. They don't care if people call them hero or not.

    If you still don't get it

    Then

    1. You're the douche

    2. I have a very nice oceanfront mansion priced at twenty grand USD per square feet for sale and it's around 10000 SQ FT (do the math yourself) including basement in one of the major city on earth, PM me if you are interested, I mean seriously interested.
     
  9. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    douche


    Now pics or it didn't happen.


    Also, Parnis is okay, but you can get nice dated timepieces for $100-$200, even some seiko, timex, rado etc... I have a seamaster (quartz) that I picked up for ~$180. Might as well take that approach and get some quality, and at the same time build up your knowledge base on the subject as you research and try learn more.
     
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  11. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    What a douchey first post... Oh, and might I add, entirely uninformed about watchmaking.

    Probably best to forego a second post.
     
  12. RogerP

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    Quote:I've owned a few and they have all run well. Fun watches indeed. I had one that crapped out after 5-6 years, and others that lasted longer. They are certainly not the quality of the Omega / Zenith / IWC / JLC / Rolex watches that I own / have owned, but they are more than decent bang for the buck. There's one that I use as my cycling watch - big and easy to read. And if I crash and scratch (or smash) the hell out of it - no big deal. As for those who want to label you a "douche" for wearing such a watch, they are quite possibly mindless, vapid badge-whores with serious self-esteem issues - and are best ignored. While the Parnis watches are all well and good, it's not a big stretch to something like a Seiko 5 -which will be better quality all around.
     
  13. TimelesStyle

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    What makes it douchey is the fact that it's clearly trying to come as close as it can to copying Panerai's exact design without running afoul of trademark laws. Even the name, "Marina" on the front, is the same. Therefore, one can only conclude that the vast majority are purchased so as to suggest to people that they are in fact wearing a Panerai. It is that behavior that makes one a "mindless, vapid badge-whore", not the calling-out of that behavior.
     
  14. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    I once bought a Marina Militare (I'm not sure if it was Parnis or not) not too long after I first got into watches. I thought it looked good and was worth the $100 or so I paid for it, but it died on me after about a week. The seller replaced it for me and I think it ran fine before I ended up selling it. The best thing I can say about it was that it confirmed that I really liked the Panerai style, which eventually led me to buying a real Panerai. I think I read somewhere that quite a few Panerai owners started with a Parnis (or equivalent) to confirm that they really wanted a Panerai.

    Personally speaking, I don't take issue with the availability of these type of "homage" watches. They are cheap enough and in some cases actually serve as a gateway to the real thing. But I don't really want to wear them because I figure if I can't afford the real thing, I don't want to pretend that I am wearing one.
     
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  15. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    :cheers: The point I've been trying to make the whole time
     
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    Such a great thread I had to bump it with my two cents worth...

    I've been looking at Parnis WW2 era style pilot homage watches and other homage brand watches of this style, and found the Parnis offerings quite to my liking. Compared to original Longines and Omega pieces from the 30s and 40s they do lack a lot of dial detailing but I like the simplicity and coupled with a cheap price for decent quality, it's a good buy in my mind.

    People like watches for different reasons and as an amatuer WW2 RAF Aviation historian, my main need for considering a watch is that it has a "style" from this era. Whilst some of the original pilot watches were larger 40-50mm, in general men's watches I have found from the 30/40's are 30-35mm. The latter size range is too small for my wrist. So instead of originals, I am forced to look for modern classic styled pieces that are larger. Thus branding is less important to me. Mechanically it needs to be decent, but not groundbreaking.

    But more importantly, it's what a watch conveys to me when im wearing it and how it makes me feel that is important and not what a watch "with or without a classic brand" conveys to others "about me". People can judge but they don't know me or my reasons for choice. Price is a big reason admittedly but I break and lose watches a lot, so the cheaper they are, the less I lose!! Plus I've got better things to spend my money on like my kids [​IMG][​IMG]

    The only time I would seriously consider buying an original for a large amount, is if it once belonged to a member of the squadron I research.

    Anyway that's my two cents worth. We all buy for different reasons and they're not always obvious!
     

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