Buying a Parnis? Read this first! - Page 22
Like Tree218Likes

Thread: Buying a Parnis? Read this first!

Page 22 of 44 FirstFirst ... 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 ... LastLast
Results 211 to 220 of 431
  1. #211
    Member Time On My Hands's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Check under the bed
    Posts
    2,439

    Re: Buying a Parnis? Read this first!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric Capucho View Post
    Sometimes I regret starting this thread.

    Ric
    Oh don't regret it. You started it with noble aims to make a brief thread for reference, with an invitation to enrich it.

    It had the potential to be Sticky material, but in my hunt for info, I found it's devolved from a broadsheet into a gossip mag.

    The original intent of this thread is still appreciated by many people.

  2. #212
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    166

    Re: Buying a Parnis? Read this first!

    I appreciate that you started this thread. The initial content is still relevant , and I have found it very helpful.
    Thank you.

  3. #213
    Member delco714's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Bangor, Maine
    Posts
    1,101

    Re: Buying a Parnis? Read this first!

    Quote Originally Posted by zikkizidan View Post
    Hi fellas
    Just Want to share my Parnis Planet Ocean Homage 45mm
    Nice watch, well finished and keeps good time.
    Also has sapphire crystal and is the closest PO homage IMHO.
    Please let me know what you think.

    Please share your thoughts about this parnis.
    Cheers from Oz
    Very nice!!! Enjoy!
    1) Invicta Signature Pro Diver 7042 on Watchadoo brushed SS bracelet
    2) Casio Databank CA53W-1 Calculator Watch
    3) Hamilton Langdon circa 1948-1952 on gold-filled Speidel bracelet
    4) Bulova Precisionist Champlain Rose Gold 98B152
    5) Luminox 3051.BO Black Out (Navy SEALs edition)
    6) Steinhart B-Uhr Bronze 47mm
    7) Omega Planet Ocean 45mm 232.30.46.21.01.001
    8) Borealis Sea Dragon White/Steel
    In order of acquired. Numerous previously owned.

  4. #214
    Member vkalia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    A small tropical island
    Posts
    4,611

    Re: Buying a Parnis? Read this first!

    Hi guys -

    There seems to be a very wide range of prices, even among the reliable vendors listed in the first page: Parnishwatch.com has a version for $95 (automatic movement), Daji has one for $62, parniswatch.net has one for $185, Jackson Tse has one for $95. Of the last 3, the $185 watch is listed as having a Seagull movement, the others just refer to a general Asian 6497 movement.

    Can I safely assume that the $185 gets me better quality (subject to the caveats earlier about the general variability of the product)?

  5. #215
    Member Chp5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    ATL USA
    Posts
    488

    Re: Buying a Parnis? Read this first!

    Panerai, Oris; Steinhart; Victorinox; G-Shock; Orient; Seiko

  6. #216
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    6
    Guys I've recently bought a pilot 44mm manual winding watch from parnis-shop.com, at first I was send with a wrong strap. But I'm ok with the strap as long as the watch is working fine. I've use it for 2 days and it just stops working, I tried to wind again and it got stuck.. The spring somehow give way. So I've no choice but to send it back to zhang liang, he offer to repair it for me and hopefully it turns out well. There may be a QC problem and I probably get a lemon, will update here again.

  7. #217
    Member Outta Time's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Port Colborne, Ontario
    Posts
    835

    Re: Buying a Parnis? Read this first!

    Just my 2¢, but I have seen quite a few of these. Customers bring them in for straps, and various small repairs, and I talk to a lot of collectors in my daily dealings. I would agree with the OP that these are not all made by the same company, in fact this is glaringly obvious, as I've had some so bad they literally fall apart in your hands, and others that are dramatically higher quality. I don't know how you would guess which was which just by a picture, but I recently had a customer with a Parnis that was very good quality, so possibly a Miyota made product? It was superior in every respect, including the leather band. It had a sapphire crystal and quick change hardened pins in the lugs. He paid $150. My impression, however, is that finding a quality one amongst the many is a bit of a minefield.

  8. #218
    Member the_watchier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Milton, ON, Canada
    Posts
    3,066

    Re: Buying a Parnis? Read this first!

    I've got this Parnis GMT Master from the bay, from a highly reviewed seller; I'm very impressed with the quality!
    I have some more photos and a mini review on my blog; it is really a very well built piece.

    http://danielnessim.com/2014/11/21/p...sant-surprise/


    Name:  20141114_082932.jpg
Views: 3094
Size:  123.1 KBName:  20141121_141527.jpg
Views: 3091
Size:  169.5 KB
    Chp5 likes this.

  9. #219
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    6

    Re: Buying a Parnis? Read this first!

    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict123 View Post
    Guys I've recently bought a pilot 44mm manual winding watch from parnis-shop.com, at first I was send with a wrong strap. But I'm ok with the strap as long as the watch is working fine. I've use it for 2 days and it just stops working, I tried to wind again and it got stuck.. The spring somehow give way. So I've no choice but to send it back to zhang liang, he offer to repair it for me and hopefully it turns out well. There may be a QC problem and I probably get a lemon, will update here again.
    Just an update, please avoid parnis-shop.com. Sent the watch back because it is not working after using just for 2 days! seller agree to repair but it has been more then 10days & he does't reply to my email. Scammer from china, avoid at all cost!

  10. #220
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    55

    Re: Buying a Parnis? Read this first!

    Just got my P-Milgauss today in the mail. Quite a fast shipper "bluesky537".
    Liked the Milgauss homage as it's one of those nicer looking dress watches w/o a date. I dislike dates as it's a hassle to set it (numbers + am/pm guessing).

    +ves : Was surprised at the weight (it is heftier than i thought) and the shine. Nicely cut dial.
    -ves: strong iron smell, weak lume, bracelet was a letdown(definitely needs a change).


Page 22 of 44 FirstFirst ... 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 6 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 6 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •