WOW! Nice one. Surely go for it.
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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2754post #41297 of 483122/24/15 at 7:40amQuote:
It's $1500+/- and you get new straps included ($400 retail). Turn around time is supposed to very good.post #41298 of 483122/24/15 at 7:42amQuote:Originally Posted by DLJr
It's also designed to be a relatively simple dress watch. Most simple dress watches don't scream spectacular on the surface. The dial is it's show off aspect rather than the case, which I suppose can be a bit boring compared to gold, but is still quite well finished. If you look at other similar watches in the price range, to steal from Hodinkee, do the ALS Saxonia or Vacheron Patrimony Traditionelle Small Seconds scream spectacular to you personally from the dial and case alone? Personally I love fairly simple dress watches, so I like all 3 with the FPJ as my favorite (hands, dial, and movement tipping the scales) and the VC as a close second. Given your previous posts, I'm guessing simple dress watches in general don't speak to you as much, but I could be wrong.
I think there are ranges of dressy to a "dress watch." If I wanted one for very formal, my favorite is the Patek 5119R, which is a fairly simple dial yet very elegant I think. If I'm looking for something less dressy, then I think I want more out of the dial/design.post #41299 of 483122/24/15 at 7:55ampost #41300 of 483122/24/15 at 8:08ampost #41301 of 483122/24/15 at 8:09ampost #41302 of 483122/24/15 at 8:30ampost #41303 of 483122/24/15 at 11:00amThe FPJ is really something you have to see in person. The tantalum case is heavy like platinum, the strap is top-notch, the dial plays with the light like no other dial I've ever seen, and the rose gold movement with the hidden gear train is something else. The one complaint I have with it is it's a huge PITA to wind -- the crown is tiny and it hurts my fingers to wind.
That being said, there's plenty of watches I'd buy for $20k before the FPJ.post #41304 of 483122/24/15 at 12:44pmIntresting article in Forbes about watches worn at the Oscars. When watching the show I noticed the red gold of Bradley Cooper's watch and the AP on the clasp when Neil Patrick Harris was showing his predictions envelope.
http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/#/sites/valeriejack/2015/02/23/two-timing-host-neil-patrick-harris-wears-piaget-and-audemars-piguet-at-the-2015-oscars/post #41305 of 483122/24/15 at 1:23pmpost #41306 of 483122/24/15 at 2:31pmpost #41307 of 483122/24/15 at 2:48pmpost #41308 of 483122/24/15 at 4:36pmQuote:Originally Posted by djh
The FPJ is really something you have to see in person. The tantalum case is heavy like platinum, the strap is top-notch, the dial plays with the light like no other dial I've ever seen, and the rose gold movement with the hidden gear train is something else. The one complaint I have with it is it's a huge PITA to wind -- the crown is tiny and it hurts my fingers to wind.
That being said, there's plenty of watches I'd buy for $20k before the FPJ.
+1 to all of this.
Absolute stunner in person.
I do think the watch is neither over-hyped, nor under....for the most part, properly rated by those who have had a chance to view it up close.
And furthermore, it absolutely belongs in that category with the entry-level VC and Lange, as featured in Hodinkee awhile back. No reason to keep it out of the conversation.
But still...it's considered a "boutique" brand for sure, and therefore comes with all of that, um....baggage, you might say.
Good point about the crown, which could be a deal-breaker for a guy with meaty paws LOL.post #41309 of 483122/24/15 at 4:37pmpost #41310 of 483122/24/15 at 4:48pm
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