On another thread I had described my experiences with this watchmaker's watches which have been incredibly good. A poster noted that this was useful information so I thought I'd start this main thread to talk about their watches. Here are my thoughts on them and their products.
1- I have collected swiss watches for over a decade and recently became interested in chinese watches. Having accumulated too many swiss watches, I now have too many chinese ones, I have one of everything. Perpetual-watches.com service and products are the closest to the quality and features I had become accustomed to in a swiss product.
2- Details of what I mean by that: I believe all (or most) come with true sapphire crystals, not mineral crystals. This is more expensive and the crystals can withstand more force and with anti-reflective coating produce an amazing affect. The perpetual-watch.com chronograph crystal is beautiful in this regard.
3- Straps: all of the watch straps on these watches are awesome. They are either an excellent quality leather strap on the less expensive models and alligator on the chronograph for example. The strap alone costs what most of this watch would cost me in the US. So I don't have to change the strap right away on the watch, I instead enjoy it. Plus he often gives a free rubber strap.
4- Deployant- The deployant on the watches is top-quality, near swiss-quality. No sharp edges, push-button, etc. Very high quality, no throw-away like so many.
5- Case: The cases don't have sharp edges and are extremely well finished and polished. Very high quality.
6- Dial: The dials are absolutely amazing. I don't know how they do what they do for the cost. They have an engine turning technique that is incredible and beautiful, ultra clean dials. Just exceptional, again much more like a multi-thousand dollar swiss watch.
7- Hands: Once again, zero disappointment, these hands are far and above beyond the quality I am used to seeing in chinese watches. The stainless steel sword hands on the chronograph are stunning
8- Crowns-- once again, well polished and easy to use, not sharp.
9- Movements and Complications-- the seller has unique watches with interesting mechnaical complications. His regulator watch is an amazing value and the chronograph is a fantastic implementation of the seagul venus movement. The movements are heavily tested and go through an involved quality control process before they are used, cased, and before they are shipped (the watchmaker explained to me what he does, its also on their website)
10- Warranty and shipping-- the seller ships 3 day, I still don't know how he affords to do all this given what he sells. He gives a 2 year warranty and insists on paying return shipping if you have a problem. The communication and passion from this seller makes him one of the top 3 sellers I have dealt with in my decade of watch collecting.