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    SOTC and hopes for the future

    Hi all, newish here, but not to watch collecting. These have accumulated over 20 years.





















    I'm on the hunt for a second FPJ. IMO, he is the joint best watchmaker alive today, together with Roger Smith.
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    You may be newish here, but I that 20 years has been time well spent to have such a lovely collection. Thanks for sharing it here

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    Blimey. Very nice indeed.

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    Very nice


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    Superb collection. Lovely variety there.

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    Incredibly nice collection. Whatís your favourite or is it the FPJ? Go on then top 3?

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    I love the app is it a 5065P or 5146?

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    Wow, a stunning and impressive collection. Thanks for sharing.

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    Fabulous collection and the maxi sub is a belter.

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    Wow - superb

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    Very nice, must be tough to choose each morning.

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    Wow..... an outstanding collection

    Very nice

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    Gulp - that's an amazing collection! Love the first Patek!

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    Wow thatís a great collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredamens View Post
    Incredibly nice collection. What’s your favourite or is it the FPJ? Go on then top 3?
    Thanks all, for the kind words. Ranking them is hard because I still love and wear them all (I'm not a flipper, hoarder or seller). If pushed...

    1. FPJ
    2. 5712
    3. 5513 Maxi
    4. 16610 as an all-rounder/holiday watch/"beater"

    P.S. the PP AC is a 5146G

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    I would love any one of them in my collection.

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    Stunning collection and the FP Journe is sublime. I would love to be in a position where a Patek 5146 doesn't make my top 4!

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    Bravo, Holsterman

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    Pretty damn good collection - you do have a wonderful Journe. Which one are you eyeing up next?

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    Thanks again, all. I'm quite indecisive, so I do a lot of mulling over the entire situation before buying. For instance, it took me many years to find the right Day-Date, and save for it.

    I really want a Chronometre Optimum. I like the QP, Tourbillon and CB as well, but the Optimum is my personal pick of the bunch. Double-barrel, remontoire and dual-escape wheels, truly spectacular.

    I'd also like a rose-gold Moser PC or the rose-gold Endeavour, either or both with a black dial. I don't have a "gold coloured" watch at the moment, they are all white metal, so the RG would make a nice change.
    Last edited by Holsterman; 8th December 2018 at 20:36.

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    Thatís a beautiful collection

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    Now that is a very well through through collection. Not a BLRO or Hulk in sight! Beautiful.

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    Awesome collection. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow.... very nice indeed. They're not all to my taste but I think that says a lot about the great variety. Thanks for sharing.

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    Someone has been busy!!!

    That is 20years well spent and you have impeccable taste sir!!!

    That is a collection of dreams for many Iím sure!!
    Joining here may well make that stunning collection grow though as you may come across pieces you just have to have, I know I do!

    Chris

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    A fantastic collection, I hope you continue to enjoy it in the best of health whilst you ponder your next move. As another Zenith 1969 owner, it's lovely to see that in a collection alongside some other venerable pieces. I love mine to bits and can't ever see myself without it.

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    A very enviable collection. I love the FPJ, you do not see many of them about. I was hoping you would post up pics of your collection when you listed som of the items in a different thread.

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    What a collection, the JLC Reserve de Marche takes it for me.

    Enjoy

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    Most excellent collection, well-judged, if I may say so. Regarding the F P Journe, you compare him to Roger Smith, but doesn't he have all his models made elsewhere? Not that I've ever seen one, and probably never will .

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    Beautifully curated collection. Sourcing watches of such quality is no mean feat!

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    That really is a fantastic collection.

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    Looks like 20 years well spent, great collection-the pp for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    Most excellent collection, well-judged, if I may say so. Regarding the F P Journe, you compare him to Roger Smith, but doesn't he have all his models made elsewhere? Not that I've ever seen one, and probably never will .
    Thanks again, all. Patience is key, not getting blown off course by other very very nice pieces when saving for a grail, and believe me, I've had to save. But that gives me time to think, and sometimes re-adjust perspectives. Never buy a watch in a hurry, or because everyone else tells you to, but let the right watch find you. (How Zen).

    FP Journe and Roger Smith are closely linked via George Daniels. The FPJ dials used to be outsourced until FPJ acquired the dial-making company. Everything is now in-house in Geneva.

    https://www.fpjourne.com/en/event/ev...george-daniels

    Factory tour.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YRgcP-WK_o

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    Congratulations on acquiring such a stunning collection over the past 20 years.

    I would have to add Philippe Dufour (my favourite Master Watchmaker) and Kari Voutilainen, to your list of Watchmakers.

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    Some really cracking pieces there.

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    Some absolutely fantastic watches that would stand out anywhere for me in that line up!
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Very nice - thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holsterman View Post
    Thanks again, all. Patience is key, not getting blown off course by other very very nice pieces when saving for a grail, and believe me, I've had to save. But that gives me time to think, and sometimes re-adjust perspectives. Never buy a watch in a hurry, or because everyone else tells you to, but let the right watch find you. (How Zen).

    FP Journe and Roger Smith are closely linked via George Daniels. The FPJ dials used to be outsourced until FPJ acquired the dial-making company. Everything is now in-house in Geneva.

    https://www.fpjourne.com/en/event/ev...george-daniels

    Factory tour.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YRgcP-WK_o

    Great group you have there, thanks for sharing. I totally agree with your philosophy re buying watches. While my group of eight is nothing like the level of yours, they've all been considered and mulled over for a long while before buying, even my Datejust which I bought in 1984, long before I came to this forum and was bitten by the bug. Indeed my last was an Archimede back in 2015, bought to test the waters before a yet to happen Dornbluth purchase.

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    Super collection

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    Blimey!!

    Good on you mate!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat30093 View Post
    Congratulations on acquiring such a stunning collection over the past 20 years.

    I would have to add Philippe Dufour (my favourite Master Watchmaker) and Kari Voutilainen, to your list of Watchmakers.
    Yes I agree, there's some real greats out there at the moment. I guess FPJ is the most accessible of this group as he puts out about 800 watches/year. The others are extremely hard to find, and super-expensive. And I really like the FPJ design vernacular, very distinctive and unmistakable.

    Thanks again for all the kind words, all. I'm surprised they are so well-received as we all have different tastes, and some are perhaps a little marmitey. A lot of people love the 5146, it is a very good-looking watch.

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    A great collection you've got there.

    I really like the 5513 and the El Primero. I've been looking at the El Primero for a while and I'm hoping it will be my next major purchase in the next year or so.

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    Amazed for a bunch of pedants no-ones moaned at the bezel alignments - shows what a great collection it is.

    5513 and 5712 both stand out for me. On PPís website it says only 60m WR - thought it was the same as the 5711.


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