(NSFW) Chinese Watch Review - What a $100 Parnis gets you

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macosie wrote: August 10th, 2018, 11:07 pm I'm a fan of P#nis... That sounds bad. One of mine runs +1.4 - +1.7. not even my Omega is that accurate and it's a chronometer.
Most of my projects have at least some P#nis parts in them. I do sterilise most of my P#nis dials. I'm not brave like the OP to show my P#nis around like that in public.

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Well, if I had to show my P*nis here, how about you take a few pictures of yours? It's not exactly public, more like half-public. :lol:
+1.4s is pretty darn incredible.
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All of these have P*nis bits. The white dial pamhom had P*nis on the dial and I removed it. It's actually Swiss powered. The Tokkotai homage is the accurate one. The Portuguese is all Corgeut (as far as I can tell, it's the same as P*nis) but had the white dial switched to a modded black dial and a change in crown(not pictured). The first watch has a twin that started out as a Corguet and the only way I can tell them apart is by looking at the mangled hands since the original was my first project. Image

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Note how long the straps are compared to the first, which I can't currently wear ( it's strap was moved to the Portuguese.)
So, I suppose my P*nis would be considered pretty long. And with the sizes being 44, 45, and 46mm, they have girth.
Yes, I'm proud.

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Obvious connotations aside, you my friend apparently have quite a few P*nises to be proud of. Great builds, and now that you posted the picture, I realized that I read your build thread over on the old HF. Congratulations, what a great job. I am starting out pretty much the same way, but I'm already planning two, as you so aptly named them, pamhoms.

macosie wrote: August 18th, 2018, 11:59 am Note how long the straps are compared to the first, which I can't currently wear ( it's strap was moved to the Portuguese.)
So, I suppose my P*nis would be considered pretty long. And with the sizes being 44, 45, and 46mm, they have girth.
Yes, I'm proud.

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macosie wrote: August 18th, 2018, 11:55 am All of these have P*nis bits. The white dial pamhom had P*nis on the dial and I removed it. It's actually Swiss powered. The Tokkotai homage is the accurate one. The Portuguese is all Corgeut (as far as I can tell, it's the same as P*nis) but had the white dial switched to a modded black dial and a change in crown(not pictured). The first watch has a twin that started out as a Corguet and the only way I can tell them apart is by looking at the mangled hands since the original was my first project.

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Rotorua wrote:Obvious connotations aside, you my friend apparently have quite a few P*nises to be proud of. Great builds, and now that you posted the picture, I realized that I read your build thread over on the old HF. Congratulations, what a great job. I am starting out pretty much the same way, but I'm already planning two, as you so aptly named them, pamhoms.
Thanks Rotorua. I like the Parnis stuff. It is fun to build and comfortable to wear. Since I have no intention of building a historically accurate watch, the P*rnis/cartel parts do me fine.

Here is my new favourite:
Parnis Florence rose gold case w/ blackened engravings. It's a really close copy of the Panerai Firenze. I bought the r/g because I don't believe Panerai Ctually makes one.
Asian 6497
Asian r/g hands(for 47mm)
River T/O dial relumed by Mykeos (I saw another T/O dial on th e bay and I kinda wish I got it too. Love the HF logo. )

This is my first 47mm Parnis and I'm loving the size and wearability. It's temporarily on a Vesire strap, but it's not quite the look I want. I have a black 26mm on the way, though I could be tempted by a nice tan with black stitch. This strap is being saved for another project.

What I don't like... this one will fight with my Portuguese homage for wrist time.
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Very nice build [mention]macosie[/mention] !!
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That last golden one is very nice combo, im planing some stuff to make soon, i use also parnis parts, and im happy with the quality/price
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Hi, nice thread I like to play with this affordable watch...
Work in progress with pvirus on a custom dial, alpha handset, looking for another crown style (rlx 8mm?)


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Tanukjaju wrote:Very nice build [mention]macosie[/mention] !!
Thank you. Also, I'm enjoying this thread, thanks for starting it.
Vesire wrote:That last golden one is very nice combo, im planing some stuff to make soon, i use also parnis parts, and im happy with the quality/price
Thanks. Looking forward to seeing your stuff.
toofsy wrote:Hi, nice thread I like to play with this affordable watch...
Work in progress with pvirus on a custom dial, alpha handset, looking for another crown style (rlx 8mm?)
Look forward to seeing that, too.






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macosie wrote: August 22nd, 2018, 12:09 pm
Tanukjaju wrote:Very nice build @macosie !!
Thank you. Also, I'm enjoying this thread, thanks for starting it.
Vesire wrote:That last golden one is very nice combo, im planing some stuff to make soon, i use also parnis parts, and im happy with the quality/price
Thanks. Looking forward to seeing your stuff.
toofsy wrote:Hi, nice thread I like to play with this affordable watch...
Work in progress with pvirus on a custom dial, alpha handset, looking for another crown style (rlx 8mm?)
Look forward to seeing that, too.






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