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Everyone is speculating it's Govberg who's now controlling the market. They've been really pushing Journe watches on their WatchBox youtube channel.
 

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I just think the FPJs are gorgeous. Far more visually appealing to me than almost any PP, for example.
FPJ's movements are nice , but I have never liked the very tiny crowns, and don't love the hands, and I find the the dials are sort of hit or miss. The watches are nice, I just don't have a desire to own one.

As for comparing to Pateks, workmanship is great, and I like some of their watches, but unless one is looking at one of their complicated pieces, many of their designs are stodgy and dull. They offered far more interesting designs in the 1950s and 60s. Today with social medial and branding being what it is, it has almost reached a mythical status where no one criticizes what they produce.
 

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FPJ's movements are nice , but I have never liked the very tiny crowns, and don't love the hands, and I find the the dials are sort of hit or miss. The watches are nice, I just don't have a desire to own one.

As for comparing to Pateks, workmanship is great, and I like some of their watches, but unless one is looking at one of their complicated pieces, many of their designs are stodgy and dull. They offered far more interesting designs in the 1950s and 60s. Today with social medial and branding being what it is, it has almost reached a mythical status where no one criticizes what they produce.

Agreed which is why I find Lange seriously underrated which is hard to believe. Really at their price point who is making a better watch. The datograph is amazing. Even the entry level saxonia punches far above its weight. I struggle to understand why the resale is so low compared to Patek.
 

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Saxonia Thin is pretty nice, though maybe too stark/sterile for some.
 

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BTW, while I know it's subjective, any artists or galleries with an online presence to have a look at?
i've been flirting with a studio pottery obsession for the past year. this is a pretty good browse:

 

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FPJ's movements are nice , but I have never liked the very tiny crowns, and don't love the hands, and I find the the dials are sort of hit or miss. The watches are nice, I just don't have a desire to own one.

As for comparing to Pateks, workmanship is great, and I like some of their watches, but unless one is looking at one of their complicated pieces, many of their designs are stodgy and dull. They offered far more interesting designs in the 1950s and 60s. Today with social medial and branding being what it is, it has almost reached a mythical status where no one criticizes what they produce.
I’m sure they, PF, are meticulously made, but so are other watches from different houses. Even at the lowest price point, their are so many other really interesting pieces.

If I had Jay-Z money, sure! I don’t.
 

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Agreed which is why I find Lange seriously underrated which is hard to believe. Really at their price point who is making a better watch. The datograph is amazing. Even the entry level saxonia punches far above its weight. I struggle to understand why the resale is so low compared to Patek.
I really like Lange, but other than their Lange 1 and maybe their Cabaret, their other pieces are a bit too sterile for my taste.
 

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Agreed which is why I find Lange seriously underrated which is hard to believe. Really at their price point who is making a better watch. The datograph is amazing. Even the entry level saxonia punches far above its weight. I struggle to understand why the resale is so low compared to Patek.
Yes, I agree. Lange would be my choice out of the Trinity + Lange. datograph is fantastic and the 1815 up/down is probably my favorite
 

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Everyone is speculating it's Govberg who's now controlling the market. They've been really pushing Journe watches on their WatchBox youtube channel.
Is that really speculation at this point? I think this is pretty widely known
 

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As for comparing to Pateks, workmanship is great, and I like some of their watches, but unless one is looking at one of their complicated pieces, many of their designs are stodgy and dull. They offered far more interesting designs in the 1950s and 60s. Today with social medial and branding being what it is, it has almost reached a mythical status where no one criticizes what they produce.
Well, unless we're talking about the fonts they use, of course - then it's open slather!

(P.S. This post was written in Arial :tongue: )
 

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Are these the first Daniel Roths on this thread?

It's funny how it is supposed to be an understated watch, but the case shape makes it instantly stand out in your line up. How do they wear?
I really liked the original Daniel Roth watches. It's a shame what happened to the company.
 

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Are these the first Daniel Roths on this thread?

It's funny how it is supposed to be an understated watch, but the case shape makes it instantly stand out in your line up. How do they wear?
Mine are earlier mid size and wear exceptionally comfortably. I love them and they represent an amazing value, for the time being.

To the value point, this came out a few days ago (and was boosted by Hodinkee today). My salmon is the exact same model and 1 serial apart from his. Only other one of this exact configuration I've ever seen! Hopefully this doesnt have the Hodinkee-effect on early DR, there were a few more I had intended to try to pick up on the cheap.
 
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Really want a Breguet Tradition right now but can't seem to find many used. Bleh. -_-
 

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