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    New watch in the mail from the U.S. and I'm in love

    It was a Christmas present but it just arrived. A Parnis hand-winder with a screw-down crown and little else. WR001 (don't wear it in the rain), but I just love it.

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    Put it on a 26mm brown nato and my wife thinks it is the nicest looking watch I own.

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    I'm pretty sure it is a PAM homage, but which one I don't know--those guys make a whole lot of watches. Still, only two hands and four numbers make it simple and clean.

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    It has a see-through back, although there is little to see. If it's wound you can see a little movement.

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    For under a $100 USD, it is easily the watch I will wear often. Love the black and orange like the Citizen I also got as a gift.

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    It's 47mm across with a 26mm band, so it works with my big wrist and arm. I keep finding myself just looking at it. I guess that's a little weird.
    Maybe because it's sterile, not a single word in sight anywhere.

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    The lume is great. Who would have thought that two of the watches I like to wear frequently are both extremely affordable hand-winders, this and my Tao International Mechanical Old Tape. I've got kinetic, quartz, automatic, and prefer the ones I have to wind. Go figure.

    I had it on a black Zulu, but the brown nato just seems to fit, at least according to my wife. I am a happy man and a cheap date, apparently.
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    Re: New watch in the mail from the U.S. and I'm in love

    It's simplicity makes it look elegant despite its size. Congrats on a great-looking watch!

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    Re: New watch in the mail from the U.S. and I'm in love

    Firstly, very nice watch. Very casual and carefree on the nato.

    But I'm confused, a screw down crown with no WR that you can't wear in the rain... then why the screw down crown to begin with?

    Also, hand wind with screw down crown, I can imagine that would be maddening.

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    Re: New watch in the mail from the U.S. and I'm in love

    Quote Originally Posted by inkonx View Post
    Firstly, very nice watch. Very casual and carefree on the nato.

    But I'm confused, a screw down crown with no WR that you can't wear in the rain... then why the screw down crown to begin with?

    Also, hand wind with screw down crown, I can imagine that would be maddening.
    Officially it has a WR30 which is not much, and at first I thought it was broken because it wouldn't wind like my other hand winders--then I figured out the screw-down crown. You are right it is maddening. You also can't set it precisely except right on a five minute marker--still I wouldn't trade it.
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    Re: New watch in the mail from the U.S. and I'm in love

    I had said this when you first mentioned getting that piece to be leary of the wire lug screws. Have the same watch and love it.
    Glad you love it.

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    Re: New watch in the mail from the U.S. and I'm in love

    Hey that is really nice. Affordable and classy all in one.

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    Re: New watch in the mail from the U.S. and I'm in love

    Looks good! Fits great. Congrats and enjoy.
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    Re: New watch in the mail from the U.S. and I'm in love

    A lot of wrist presence there for 100 bucks. Congrats!
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    Re: New watch in the mail from the U.S. and I'm in love

    Yeah, very neat homage of the Radiomir. Like it
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    Re: New watch in the mail from the U.S. and I'm in love

    I like it on the nato after seeing it. Enjoy the new watch!
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