FP Journe Octa Zodiaque

Sep 24, 2019,01:34 AM

I got the opertunity to try this Octa Zodiaque. with its special star sign calendar. 

The watch never gained as much poupularity as some of the other older models. How do you like it?

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I like the Zodiaque a lot.

 By: mrds : September 24th, 2019-01:53
Actually one of the Journes that had me interested in the brand. My only possible complaint is for the power reserve indicator, which sits a little uneasy on the dial imho. I think the reason for it not being very popular is not that it's a bad watch, but... 

I also like it a lot, Daniel - it’s a fun complication. The two layers of dial is really interesting and I love all the screws

 By: ChristianDK : September 24th, 2019-11:48
For me the PR is ok but I feel your more with the date window. Like the upper left corner is a tad close to the numerals ring, but that is really a minor to me. The Zodiaque was made from 2003-2005. And was sort of in between early Journe and more “contem... 

the problem & one of the reason for big success of FPJ is...

 By: maverickmahesh : September 24th, 2019-01:59
almost there are few models which we can call 'less interesting'.... i think the Zodiac calendar got lost among the successes of other models. i believe even the Octa calendar suffered the same...by far one of the best layouts for calendar complication im... 

I agree it was in the shadow of the originals...

 By: ChristianDK : September 24th, 2019-11:51
Like the Resonance and the Tourbillon. It is just not a significant as those. I believe the Calendrier got a lot warmer reception. It was a limited run of 150 if I remember correctly. It that somehow hasn’t caught on with collectors. Thank you, Mahesh

Me too, actually

 By: ChristianDK : September 24th, 2019-11:52
I think it has some really strong things going for it.

😍 [nt]

 By: cmmnsens : September 24th, 2019-07:35

Haha, yes You would know 😃

 By: ChristianDK : September 24th, 2019-11:53
That looks great on your wrist.

Sweet!! [nt]

 By: mrds : September 25th, 2019-00:10

I like it but...

 By: TJG : September 24th, 2019-15:18
it has also gained a reputation of never working. Ever. In fact, it's become sort of the old Journe joke of a watch that if you wear, you might prepare a shipment back to Geneva for it.

I’m sorry hear those issues have not been ironed out..

 By: ChristianDK : September 24th, 2019-20:38
I heard it was, a long time ago. I can’t say first hand, as I haven’t owned the piece.