What do you think about the fact that the CB now requires an application? When I heard that, I initially thought it was distasteful to do that to customers; if you have the money, what other evaluative process could a company reasonably go through before you’re ‘allowed’ to make a purchase? But after seeing the skyrocketing prices of some models out there (Nautilus, Aquanaut) and/or the availability of others in diamond district shops (BLNR, Hulk), it’s clear that the flippers who have run amok need to be cut off. I now think an application is a reasonable step to try to ensure that CBs only go to people who actually want them as watches as not as flip/investment opportunities. What do you think?
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More of the CB.
My friend, who seems to know these things, says successful output of these dials is about 10 per month. That’s not changed much for many years, it’s just unfortunately (for those without one) many many more people are now in search of the CB. For the bene...
Anecdotally, I've heard folks looking a lot harder at the CS as a result of interest which was initially piqued by the CB. So, perhaps the CB's popularity is drawing in some beneficial interest for the brand. The CS and octa automatique and automatique lu...
ten or fifteen years ago
or about that time - the CS was getting a LOT of attention by the broader community just like the Richard Lange. Those where two finest manufacture chronometers you could buy. You can find lots of old discussions on several fora froma that time with CS ve...
I heard that as well for the Elegante
I’m so pleased to learn that it is the same for the CS. I consider it among some of FPJs finest work. A powerful piece achieved with relatively few means.
What do you think about the fact that the CB now requires an application? When I heard that, I initially thought it was distasteful to do that to customers; if you have the money, what other evaluative process could a company reasonably go through before ...
Well, to clarify my interest, I already have one and got it years ago when I didn’t need to apply. But I think it’s an interesting contrast in how FPJ is doing things vs other brands. If you go to NYC’s diamond district, many stores have a 5711 but no one...
I dont think it is much else than prodution numbers.
I think it stems from Journe making between 8-900 pieces pr year. across the entire range!! That is not going to change as long as Mr Journe is in charge - im pretty sure! I dont know why the CB suddenly got so popular. it has been in production for ten y...