I received both my submariner homage and my Parnis power reserve watch today. For reference for any poster wondering: I purchased the watches on April 9th, they shipped out from ........... on the 12th, and they got here, in Quebec City, Canada on April 23rd.
Without further ramblings on my part, here are the pictures.
First the sub homage:
-Heavy in a good way.
-Nice sweeping motion, this is my first automatic.
-Bracelet is very high quality, screw-in links were very easy to remove for size with a small electronics screwdriver, solid endlinks.
-The cyclops magnifies quite a lot.
-The ceramic bezel turns easily with solid feeling clicks, lume pip is easy to align.
-Screw-down crown with an O-ring, I'm guessing it is decently splash proof, no more.
-Lume is crappy, but I didn't expect much.
-Clasp is hard to open and close, will probably loosen up a little with time.
Parnis Power Reserve:
-It is quite the looker if you ask me. The open heat has me staring at the marvel of engineering that is a watch movement.
-Quite light on the wrist, I'm so used to metal bracelets...
-The power reserve indicator seems to be working properly.
-The quick-set date button is hard to move without some kind of small pointy object but works perfectly.
-The strap is most definitely not leather, or if it is, it's quite cheap(but I expect that). It is also quite stiff, I'm wearing the watch right now hoping to "break it in", I may swap it eventually.
-The rotor is loud, it doesn't bother me, but you definitely hear it when you move around.
Both watches' movements hack and handwind, I have set them using my computer's time and will try to remember to report on accuracy in this thread tomorrow.