I thank the FPJ boutique in Hong Kong

Feb 04, 2020,05:15 AM

For getting me a short strap in this color. Regards,

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Very nice.

 By: Euroasianstar : February 4th, 2020-06:36
Are you happy with your watch? Any owners feedback on the Elegante for a prospective buyer like me?

I picked up the watch today

 By: chk : February 4th, 2020-08:44
The Elegante fits very well. I am fussy when it comes to wrist fit, and my wrist is rather small (typically I use the widest hole of a short Male strap, or the narrowest hole of a regular Male strap). The watch reassures me that it's there. Put another wa... 

It's nice, but I think a lot of people are too generous in their comments about it.

 By: patrick_y : February 4th, 2020-14:32
You asked for owner feedback and the above is my owner feedback. Overall, I find it to be a very nice timepiece. But some people are making it sound like it's better than a tradition FP Journe timepiece. I would disagree, it's different, but it's not bett... 

just as a counter argument... if you're saying a lot of people are being too generous in their comments then....

 By: cmmnsens : February 4th, 2020-17:30
is it possible you are being too stingy/ungenerous about your comments on the Elegante? 🤪

Well no, above comments are quite fair

 By: chk : February 4th, 2020-23:15
There is much to like about mechanical watches, and I would presume every Elegante owner has got a few mechanical watches too. Chk

Very likely that an Elegante owner has more than one mechanical watch!

 By: patrick_y : February 5th, 2020-10:12
In fact, the last time I asked at SIHH 2019, a very large percentage of Elegante owners were existing FPJ clients. There were still newcomers to the brand and this was no small percentage too. Just goes to say that FPJ is able to enter a new market niche ... 

You bring up a good point! I guess I'm trying to be objective and trying to provide a counter argument. One individual whom I know thinks it's the best thing since sliced bread...

 By: patrick_y : February 5th, 2020-10:03
Ultimately, you're right! Everyone has their own priorities which determine their own needs and wants. One individual claimed this watch was the best thing since sliced bread. Well, I thought he was overly generous with his praise. And admittedly this one... 

I was trying to be a philosopher with my comment

 By: cmmnsens : February 5th, 2020-12:46
But you bring up a lot of valid points which I agree with. Cheers!

I kinda agree with you. I wouldn't mind a traditional FPJ timepiece,

 By: chk : February 4th, 2020-22:58
But my wife would kick me in the head for spending this kinda money during coronavirus, and I would become a suffering Simpsons or Southpark character. That said i don't worry about leaking batteries. I trust FPJ has sourced a good one, and FPJ aside a lo... 

Maybe I'm paranoid about leaking batteries...

 By: patrick_y : February 5th, 2020-10:10
A lovely lady I know showed me her visibly destroyed Cartier when the battery leaked, you could see the dial was changing. She was distraught, but we went to Cartier together to see what could be done. Cartier had to replace the dial, the movement, the cr... 

looks lovely & it suits your wrist well !

 By: mahesh : February 4th, 2020-08:10
Congratulations!! Best, mahesh.,

Thank you!

 By: chk : February 4th, 2020-08:49
I have hoped to keep fewer watches, but could not resist this one. I took about 3 seconds between trying it on and going "yup, may I place an order for one of these?" Most of my questions to the boutique had to do with delivery, buckle and strap choice in... 

Perfect casual elegance

 By: ChristianDK : February 4th, 2020-12:29
This watch is so cool. Elegant and easy going. The strap color underlines that well. The blue is nice as well but also adds more contrast. I have a personal preference for the grey one.

Oh yes. The grey strap would look

 By: chk : February 4th, 2020-22:51
Great on the Elegante 48 with the ceramic coating, chk

try the light grey on this version

 By: ChristianDK : February 5th, 2020-00:01
thats a winner to me!

I recognise that very watch!

 By: hub6152 : February 9th, 2020-23:18
Was only holding it in my hands earlier today