Encounter with a female F.P. Journe collector.

Sep 07, 2023,19:43 PM

Sadly there are too few women interested in watches. And even fewer who can be considered collectors in the true sense of the word.

Recently I had the great privilege to meet a women who had caught the FPJ bug badly. Yes, her husband also has that same bug and so they share this hobby with equal passion. There is nothing better in this world than to share what you love with those you love. I think this is the first time I’ve encountered this in such an equal manner. Needless to say I was a bit jealous. 

As you can sense from these watches, they are chosen with great care. Also, as she explained, she finds great joy in designing the straps. She spends a great amount of time and attention to work with the strap maker. This woman is clearly a stickler for details. Notice the platinum stitching on the first strap and the gold leaf detail on the second.

I had such a thrill from this meeting. I hope she can inspire many more women to dive deeper in to this hobby. What a fortunate couple.

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Fabulous ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2023-19:47
We should encourage women to join us, in this our favourite sport 😉

Yes that would truly be wonderful. I don’t know how many true female watch geeks I’ve met in my life …

 By: ChristianDK : September 7th, 2023-20:01
Not much more than a handful. But I do think watches have the potential. I’ve tried to convert my wife and although she does show a kind interest, I’m afraid it will never get much further than her support and joy on my behalf.

You need to meet …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2023-20:04
Mrs Scarlet one day. A true passion for all things horological 😉

I would love to meet you both, my friend.

 By: ChristianDK : September 7th, 2023-20:09
It makes me truly happy to hear that you are sharing your passion with your wife. Really wonderful. I think watches hold a lot of potential to be appreciated by women. Hopefully it’s just a question of time.

Share the love …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 7th, 2023-20:17
That’s the secret 😉


 By: ChristianDK : September 7th, 2023-20:19

Gorgeous pieces.

 By: hora12reborn : September 7th, 2023-20:00

Yes are they not?

 By: ChristianDK : September 7th, 2023-20:21
What is funny is she has chosen the same complications twice but they are so completely different in appearence that you hardly notice that.

One with diamonds and one with MOP.

 By: hora12reborn : September 8th, 2023-05:23

Exactly. Very feminine. These pieces always come off very strong in close ups but appear differently on a person wrist.

 By: ChristianDK : September 8th, 2023-08:55
I think they suited her well and her knowledge and passion for watches was unmistakable. She also has other pieces that made me quite envious.


 By: Credor : September 7th, 2023-21:02
Love the straps


 By: ChristianDK : September 8th, 2023-08:55

A chacun ...

 By: kjkt3 : September 7th, 2023-23:54

Wow super cool

 By: stabilizer : September 8th, 2023-04:24
These pieces and the strap combos blow away what most make collectors are doing!

Yes,exactly. she is super dedicated and thinks deeply about what she’s trying to achieve.

 By: ChristianDK : September 8th, 2023-08:59
Of course they are very different from what we typically see on this site. She is not afraid of taking a feminine approach to the hobby. Kudos to her.

Hehe. Yes, isn’t it 🤗

 By: ChristianDK : September 9th, 2023-18:35
And it might be someone who you know ;-) hope you have a great weekend dear friend.


 By: cmmnsens : September 9th, 2023-19:41