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    Re: Post up your Parnis!

    My first Parnis, bought it because I liked the Portugieser design cues and the Sea-Gull 2505 movement. I've had it for a few months now.
    I noticed it takes a very long time for the power reserve meter to climb up to full. With the movement completely run down, I typically give it a little handwind (till approx 10 hrs power reserve) and then just start wearing it. It often takes a full day for the power reserve meter to go to maximum, even though I'm quite active throughout the day.

    Does anybody know if this is normal for this type of movement? Since this is my only watch with a power reserve meter I don't have any other reference point to compare with...

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    Re: Post up your Parnis!

    Quote Originally Posted by psco78 View Post
    My first Parnis, bought it because I liked the Portugieser design cues and the Sea-Gull 2505 movement. I've had it for a few months now.
    I noticed it takes a very long time for the power reserve meter to climb up to full. With the movement completely run down, I typically give it a little handwind (till approx 10 hrs power reserve) and then just start wearing it. It often takes a full day for the power reserve meter to go to maximum, even though I'm quite active throughout the day.

    Does anybody know if this is normal for this type of movement? Since this is my only watch with a power reserve meter I don't have any other reference point to compare with...

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    I have that same model. I generally wind it to 20 and find that it gets to 40+ by the end of the day.
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    Re: Post up your Parnis!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    I have that same model. I generally wind it to 20 and find that it gets to 40+ by the end of the day.
    Seems to be normal behaviour then, I would've expected it to go a little quicker.

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    Re: Post up your Parnis!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tikhon View Post
    My second Parnis watch – a 42mm black PVD sub. I'm very happy with the purchase. It was shipped in a huge styrofoam cube box taped up really securely. The watch and bracelet have a lovely tight, quality feel about them and I'm enjoying the contrast between the dial markings and everything else in black.

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    I had the same one for nearly 2 years now, cracking watch for the money, mines has been thru the wars (construction industry) but runs like a champ

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    Re: Post up your Parnis!

    Forum rules prevent me from posting my third Parnis (a PAM GMT homage auto with black croc strap), however, here's my fourth and fifth:
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    The Seagull power reserve appealed to me but I thought there will be times when a plainer dress watch would be more suitable. I found this one in an eBay auction, starting at 99 cents which I was able to pick up at a good price.
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    Both are lovely, solid pieces that are impeccably finished. It's good to have a choice, isn't it?

    These buys came about after reading the asian watch blog (and agreeing with the writer's conclusions). I'd bought a C Ward C65 Trident in the Easter clearance when the thought struck that these Parnis dress watches would fulfil the same role in my collection, at a fraction of the cost, so I cancelled the CW order. No regrets!

    The blogger, Tom Adelstein, frequently makes the point in his writing that the quality of Parnis cases compares favourably with Swiss brands priced in the $1000 range and that Seagull movements are on a par with ETA. At less than $100 per piece, I'm prepared to put that to the test!

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    Re: Post up your Parnis!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tikhon View Post
    The blogger, Tom Adelstein, frequently makes the point in his writing that the quality of Parnis cases compares favourably with Swiss brands priced in the $1000 range and that Seagull movements are on a par with ETA. At less than $100 per piece, I'm prepared to put that to the test!
    I would wager he's correct. With Swiss brands you are paying for the name. The quality is about the same as these beautiful Chinese pieces.
    That's MISTER Alden to you, sir!

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    Re: Post up your Parnis!

    And here's my sixth Parnis – a PVD cushion case with art deco dial and black leather strap. I'm particularly impressed by the strap quality – the buckle is signed and it's unusually soft and flexible for a Chinese watch strap. I talked my daughter through the key features that make this watch interesting for me and she is now interested in owning a mechanical watch of her own. A breakthrough for someone who relies on her iPhone for checking the time.
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    Mine, strill pretty happy with it!

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    Wore this one this week.

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