Francois-Paul Friday is here with a testament to cronometry....

Sep 03, 2021,12:07 PM

FINALLY the Chronometre Souverain is back on my wrist as it has returned from service. 

A while back, I was was unfortunate at dropped the watch on the floor. I had changed straps but not made completely sure the pin was fastened properly. So here is a word of caution. Please check, with more than just a light pull when you change straps. Luckily all that happened was the the seconds hand came loose but I decided to get a full service as it was 8 years since I had it serviced last time. 
This tuesday I set up the the watch and put it back on the wrist. I had forgotten how good this watch is. Seriously! Right now I feel like this is my all time favorite watch. Especially in this configuration. to ME it feels PERFECT. Perfect fit on the wrist. Perfect size and proportions. Classic look but with an asymmetric dial layout. A beatful and lasting design... and the timing...well....0 seconds deviation since tuesday morning. It is now friday afternoon!!!! THAT is F.P. Journe.... Yes it is perfect and I still love it  as much as the day I got it. A watch for life.

Lets see what Journes you are wearing this weekend. Ill be wearing my CS. probably play with some straps but I will e much more careful.


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Glad that your trusty CS is back from service, and functioning as if it had never missed a step.

 By: Lankysudanese : September 3rd, 2021-12:38
I once dropped a friend’s CB on the first day that he took delivery of it, back in 2015. It didn’t take long for them to repair it (a screw had come loose off of the movement). Very happy to hear that it’s chronometry is perfect. I always look for that in... 

Thank you Hussam, for your kind words . :-) :-)What a story…

 By: ChristianDK : September 3rd, 2021-13:27
Not your best moment,I guess…😬 I was kicking my self for not being more careful but that’s hindsight in a nutshell… I agree completely on your words of precision. It was always a big deal to me. Wishing you a great weekend

I can match that, Christian.

 By: TheMadDruid : September 3rd, 2021-12:52
Just a great timekeeper. Have a great FPFriday! ...  

Heeyy my dear friend. So good to see you:-) You have so many ice pieces up your sleeve….

 By: ChristianDK : September 3rd, 2021-13:32
I remembered you had it in red gold?! I didn’t remember this one. Isn’t it just an amazing watch. No nonsense, no hype. To me, the best simple manual wind watch. All brands included. Have a great weekend , Mike 😘

Dropping an FPJ is rite of passage.

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : September 3rd, 2021-13:38

I dropped one at the boutique and the manager gave me a death stare!

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : September 3rd, 2021-14:47
They are super nice there, but that was awkward! They should put carpet or a soft mat under the spot where people try stuff on!

I dropped my CB twice.

 By: TheMadDruid : September 3rd, 2021-16:03
The second time was the day I got it back from service for the first drop. I admitted nothing the second time.

I like that they let it slide for you.

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : September 3rd, 2021-16:20


 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2021-16:28

Haven’t dropped it yet.

 By: TheMadDruid : September 4th, 2021-18:44
Knock on wood. Is your head wood? If it is then knock on it.

My wife says it is 🪵

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2021-19:18

Seems to be a thing wives say.

 By: TheMadDruid : September 5th, 2021-17:25

Whoops 😬l 😂 I can imagine it must have been.

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2021-16:25
Accidents happen. I once accompanied my mother to Wempe as she wanted to buy a Cartier. They offered her a glass of champagne which she immediately knocked over as she was so excited/ nervous. Unfortunately they have fabric on the counter top and the whol... 

Still wearing my Elegante

 By: cmmnsens : September 3rd, 2021-13:58

Elegant choice.

 By: ChristianDK : September 3rd, 2021-14:01


 By: TheMadDruid : September 3rd, 2021-21:45
Prove it.


 By: cmmnsens : September 4th, 2021-15:12

Glad nothing more serious happened

 By: Concord : September 3rd, 2021-14:31
Did you ask the service department not to polish of even buff it ?

Yes exactly. As the case surely shows some hair lines

 By: ChristianDK : September 3rd, 2021-14:44
The piece has never been polished. I’m very strict about this. Luckily they understand this at Journe and I think it has become more normal to request.

Greetings from sunny Frankfurt!

 By: p-m-k : September 3rd, 2021-15:54
Christian, great write up on the Chrono Souverain. A wonderful piece! And thanks for the extra caution tip when swapping straps! ...  

Ultra cool combo, Patrick

 By: ChristianDK : September 3rd, 2021-16:02
The illuminating orange works perfectly with the electric blue. Probably my favorite contrasting combination.

Super cool combo!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 3rd, 2021-18:46

Haven't dropped mine yet

 By: blau : September 3rd, 2021-16:08
Agree with everything you say about its wonderfulness, though! I regard this as the most superb watch I've ever owned. ...  

There is a first for everything 😉

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2021-16:31
I’m thinking it could be my exit watch. Most would probably pick a Rolex for that which I can understanding.

I undestand.

 By: blau : September 4th, 2021-21:55
It would be VERY easy to picture myself wearing this watch every day, and that being that. Are there circumstances (hiking, skiing, swimming, working out) where I wouldn't wear it? Sure! But I'd probably be happier NOT wearing a watch in those circumstanc... 

WOW! That is some story. My FP Friday contribution...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 3rd, 2021-17:18
Sadly, can't say the same about its accuracy but it's pretty close. ...  

Brown sugar! That color is beautiful. I always think of a good cigar when I see it.

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2021-17:58
Reg the accuracy, I think yours probably have the same rate of stability (same daily rate) but is just not regulated as close to zero as mine. Mine used to be +2 sec per day but Christophe at the Paris Boutique has Ben able to get it closer to 0.

I totally agree with you here! Cheers!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 4th, 2021-19:01

You done good, Christian!!!

 By: TheMadDruid : September 3rd, 2021-19:20

Mike. I love you ❤️

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2021-18:00
Thank you my friend


 By: TheMadDruid : September 5th, 2021-17:25

Thank you so much dear Justin 😊

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2021-18:00

I’m with Alex in bucking the trend….

 By: Jay (Eire) : September 3rd, 2021-22:46
…I haven’t worn a Journe in two weeks. After some time in the countryside (or “upstate” as they like to say here) with only my “Padj” Seiko today I had my trusty sporty Journe back in the wrist whilst navigating the urban jungle. Glad to hear you have you...  

Love that Padj!

 By: TheMadDruid : September 4th, 2021-16:29

Padj or PADI Seiko? I would love Iif we had a Padj Seiko 😎

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2021-18:47
I want a CTS. It’s so cool!

Working on it.

 By: TheMadDruid : September 5th, 2021-17:27

Agreed CS is the perfect Journe

 By: igibliss : September 4th, 2021-03:05
PDL for me this Friday. Hagwe all! ...  

That’s exactly how I feel.

 By: ChristianDK : September 5th, 2021-20:14
I’ve been working in the garden all day but when I put it on for dinner it gave me that rush again. It’s love that remains even if it’s more than a decade since I bought it.