Originally Posted by akatsuki
I suppose this is turning into a ranking of watch brands quickly... I end up agreeing with the Watch Snob in general that unless you are esoteric and getting into Philip Dufour territory, A Lange and Patek are probably at the top. I don't know if I would put AP up against them
JLC might be about equal to AP in my estimation...
well, i wouldnt want this lovely thread to turn into a brand whore convo, even though i likely am one. i like the broad range of watch appreciation here.
that being said, "the big 3" "top" luxury watch brands are usually considered to be;
and i think AP is in that list deservedly, they are at the top of the high end watch pyramid imo.
i think that JLC might very well be as capable as the likes of AP and others in making tip top grande complications and such, and are certainly at the top of the creative game. they also supply movements to almost all manufactures. however, they also makes watches in a more entry level price point, which sadly tends to bring down peoples perception of the brand. unlike your APs A Langes and Pateks that start in the mid to low 5 digit range.
but, to each their own.
Originally Posted by gdl203
The JLC single deployant was famous for being a poor fit on most wrists. It was fairly long and only sat well on wider wrists that could accommodate a long piece of metal like that. Anyone with small wrists would experience a slip to the side of the wrist, so the watch wouldn't sit straight.
well, i have a pretty nice sized wrist, so sadly wimpy dudes gain is my loss.