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Newc and DLJr, I have been lusting after that Journe as well - but you raised the same point I have been grappling with: at that price point, what other watches would you also be seriously contemplating? I have a AP 15202 so I am covered there. But just trying to make sure I have thought of and tried everything else on my wrist that would be a good option.
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Newc and DLJr, I have been lusting after that Journe as well - but you raised the same point I have been grappling with: at that price point, what other watches would you also be seriously contemplating? I have a AP 15202 so I am covered there. But just trying to make sure I have thought of and tried everything else on my wrist that would be a good option.

The AP 15202 is up there for me. Perhaps the Nautilus, but that is more in Lange territory. Also have the VC Traditionelle Small Seconds.

FPJ, as discussed by Dino elsewhere, also used to have some reliability concerns. That is something I would like to investigate further before I took the plunge.
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I too am fascinated by the blue, as is known. I shall look into this more and ogle on no doubt....

In other news Kate is being discussed and the case for the defence could do with some help. Cavalry?

If you're not one for distractions I hope you didn't click above.

Carry on!
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Newc and DLJr, I have been lusting after that Journe as well - but you raised the same point I have been grappling with: at that price point, what other watches would you also be seriously contemplating? I have a AP 15202 so I am covered there. But just trying to make sure I have thought of and tried everything else on my wrist that would be a good option.
For what you can get the FPJ for, the 15202 is at a different level. There are a lot of watches I like at the FPJ price point at a negotiated level, but they are much sportier options. So for me it's more of what kind of watch I want, or watches I suppose.
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I too am fascinated by the blue, as is known. I shall look into this more and ogle on no doubt....

In other news Kate is being discussed and the case for the defence could do with some help. Cavalry?

If you're not one for distractions I hope you didn't click above.

Carry on!

Hahah! I weighed in. Kate needs no one to defend her, really. She is like the DSSD of supermodels - polarizing, but beloved by her fans. Mwahahahahahahahah!
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Hahah! I weighed in. Kate needs no one to defend her, really. She is like the DSSD of supermodels - polarizing, but beloved by her fans. Mwahahahahahahahah!

I saw the cavalry coming over the hill, foe banished for now mon Capitain!

Did I really say that....

Wore this today -

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For what you can get the FPJ for, the 15202 is at a different level. There are a lot of watches I like at the FPJ price point at a negotiated level, but they are much sportier options. So for me it's more of what kind of watch I want, or watches I suppose.

Interestingly, the lowest prices for the Journe CB I have seen for a NIB from an AD have been in the 18-19K, so almost exactly what I paid for my 15202 a couple years ago.

And I have done some extended research about the reliability and have largely had my concerns assuaged. But still researching.

And although I love the VC Patrimony small seconds, I would prefer the Americain 1921 (which is in a different stratosphere price-wise), so don't want to settle for that if my heart isn't set on it.

I am trying to make sure I have done my diligence and am not missing anything out there.

And definitely agree re: sports watches - a very different scenario, but I feel my collection is reasonable set there.
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@Newcomer - Im liking that FPJ more and more every time you post about it. I was wondering about the case - how it almost looked gunmetal. Interesting they used tantalum. I actually like it a lot. Hodinkee did a nice review of it, as well as the VC @CHRK33mentioned above (although I too would pine for the 1921)

http://www.hodinkee.com/features/three-on-three-manual-dress-watch
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Greetings my fellow watch enthusiasts. I'm looking at purchasing my first real watch and I've pretty much narrowed it down between the following:

Rolex datejust
Rolex submariner date
Rolex yachmaster

I rarely wear suits other than the occasional interview, funeral, and sometimes to church but I'm mostly in chinos and ocbd for work. Which watch would be the most versatile as a first purchase? Thanks.
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@Newcomer - Im liking that FPJ more and more every time you post about it. I was wondering about the case - how it almost looked gunmetal. Interesting they used tantalum. I actually like it a lot. Hodinkee did a nice review of it, as well as the VC @CHRK33mentioned above (although I too would pine for the 1921)

http://www.hodinkee.com/features/three-on-three-manual-dress-watch

You know, funny enough, that article is what turned me on to it! When I first visited a stockist, I did not even think to look at FPJ! But after that article, I figured I would check it out...

It really, really does not disappoint. The case does not look quite as dark as the photos!
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Originally Posted by yesssir View Post

Greetings my fellow watch enthusiasts. I'm looking at purchasing my first real watch and I've pretty much narrowed it down between the following:

Rolex datejust
Rolex submariner date
Rolex yachmaster

I rarely wear suits other than the occasional interview, funeral, and sometimes to church but I'm mostly in chinos and ocbd for work. Which watch would be the most versatile as a first purchase? Thanks.

My vote is likely Sub, but DJ is an extremely close second...

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Greetings my fellow watch enthusiasts. I'm looking at purchasing my first real watch and I've pretty much narrowed it down between the following:

Rolex datejust
Rolex submariner date
Rolex yachmaster

I rarely wear suits other than the occasional interview, funeral, and sometimes to church but I'm mostly in chinos and ocbd for work. Which watch would be the most versatile as a first purchase? Thanks.


I take it your looking at the all stainless steel variety on all three? If so, I would say all three are equally versatile in my opinion. I would highly recommend picking the one of those three you like the best.

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I take it your looking at the all stainless steel variety on all three? If so, I would say all three are equally versatile in my opinion. I would highly recommend picking the one of those three you like the best.

I actually like the yellow gold and stainless steel datejust, although I know this forum favors all gold or stainless, and with the sub and yachmaster I would go all stainless steel. I love the jubilee bracelet on the datejust but like the larger face and thickness of the sub/yachmaster.
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I actually like the yellow gold and stainless steel datejust,
Then get it. wink.gif
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I actually like the yellow gold and stainless steel datejust, although I know this forum favors all gold or stainless, and with the sub and yachmaster I would go all stainless steel. I love the jubilee bracelet on the datejust but like the larger face and thickness of the sub/yachmaster.


Ok, sounds as though you still have a decision to make.Take your time, and I'm sure you'll make the best decision for you. Personally the larger dial would probably sway me. Of course you could chose the DJII in that case, but it wouldn't be on a jubilee bracelet then.  I also find TT less versatile, but maybe that's just me.

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