New to FP Journe… considering my first move…

Sep 12, 2021,15:53 PM

Hi everyone… i am new to the Fp Journe world. I am a Patek collector with few pieces ranging from Nautilus to world timer, annual calendar, pilot and Grand complications… i am getting interested in the Journe and being offered a platinum CS below, 2021 ( resale is only option here). What do you guys think about the watch? Interested to get your feedback as i am still learning about the brand.

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 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 12th, 2021-16:10
I can only tell you how I would approach the issue. The very first thing I would do is inspect the collection and understand its basis, what the themes are, where my interests are and what I want to achieve collectively. The second thing I’ll do is inspec... 

Thanks Gatsby…. My question is…

 By: Watches_passion : September 12th, 2021-16:27
As a Journe expert, is this watch collectible and is it respected among Journe collectors? As i said, i can easily answer all those qiesrions on the Patek line up but Journe is completely new to me

Why are you so concerned with what other people think?

 By: patrick_y : September 12th, 2021-18:34
When I buy a watch, I care about my opinion and my opinion only. Sail your own ship! Your screen name is "Watches_passion" but the passion I see here is more concern about what's "collectible" and what is "respected." Respect is when someone sees you buyi... 

Although I like Patrick's answer, I will also answer your question:

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : September 12th, 2021-20:54
Literally no FPJ watch is not respected among FPJ collectors, even the idea of that is absurd. If you want collectible (which is an idea based on what people outside of yourself like versus finding the strength of character to discover your own taste), th... 

Here’s my answer to your question specific to the CS

 By: cmmnsens : September 14th, 2021-04:14
Francois-Paul gave GEORGE DANIELS a CS as a gift. The classic version in platinum. If that doesn’t qualify for respectable I don’t know what does.

Great post!

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 12th, 2021-16:40
That's exactly how my interest in FP Journe started two years ago. Buy the watches because you like them for what they are by inspecting them closely in person. The first Journe I fell in love with was the platinum CS with the Havana dial which I love dea...  

Read this thread started by Christian a few days ago:

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 12th, 2021-16:42

Buy what speaks to you

 By: montecristo#2 : September 12th, 2021-17:22
F collectivity and the respect of others. Basically every Journe has its unique charms. The one you are looking at is the iconic reference — the one that Journe turned into a giant clock and hung outside his shop. And it’s on the rare side with the reflec... 

+1. Well said!

 By: patrick_y : September 12th, 2021-18:39
If we all cared about collectivity and respect of others, all we would have on this website would be Nautiluses and Daytonas. Even great brands like Vacheron Constantin which aren't currently in vogue would be forgotten!

so true

 By: Concord : September 12th, 2021-19:17

It’s all about your own taste.

 By: Journe1304 : September 12th, 2021-19:43
I’ll echo what others have said about not worrying about what’s respected and collectible. I own a ‘respected’ and sought-after piece, the Chronometre Bleu, but I bought it years ago before it took on a life of its own. But I also own an older Octa Sport ...  


 By: Concord : September 12th, 2021-20:00

In the immortal words of Neo…

 By: Journe1304 : September 12th, 2021-22:42

I thin you have been given some very good advice i nthis thread.

 By: ChristianDK : September 13th, 2021-12:38
Even if it wasnt exactly what you asked, I agree with the response given. Take your time. Read through this forum There are lots of posts on this watch and the other you where asking about in the Patek forum. You need to to decide yourself, for the right ... 

Buy what you love. Period.

 By: cmmnsens : September 14th, 2021-04:05


 By: Choxon77 : September 14th, 2021-04:39
and it's pretty hard to go wrong with FP's pieces given the thought he puts into each one (not to exclude those which have quartz components, those which he makes but on which he does not put his name on the dial, and those on which he collaborates).