I stopped to see my friend who manages one of our city's higher end jewelry stores, they carry several lines of watches such as Rolex PP, JLC and Cartier among others. I was saying that my next major watch purchase would most likely be something from JLC, like the Ultra Thin I looked at. He showed me the new watches from Baume & Mercier, the Baumatic line, very impressed by what I saw. I looked at one time and date version with white dial with 5 day power reserve, looked be be a very nice watch for under $3,000. May consider one since it won't be one that will be worn 7 days a week for months on end, as I have several I rotate regularly. I can't deny the JLC is the watch of my dreams right now but the $7,000 price tag on the Ultra Thin I looked at is a bit hard to justify, for me anyway. I looked at a Patek briefly and having a son in medical school I commented that I could put all my sons through medical school for the price of the PP, I said "that's a lot of doctors sitting in that case". The B&M obviously does not have the finishing and movement of the JLC but it may just be what I am looking for for a "part time" watch.
Very nice. I am sure that if I got one it would get worn frequently for a while until the newness wears off,
By: trm_tca : December 6th, 2018-20:50
and it eventually does. Just not sure I can justify the $7,000+ price tag of the JLC for something that will spend part of it's life in a safe. I can only wear one at a time and I have plenty now but don't want to sell/trade any of them. Just thinking that the B&M is a viable option that may fit my needs (wants) just perfectly. I'll give it some thought over time and arrive at a decision and be happy with it. I have 2 $7,000+ Rolex' plus other watches that occupy a safe part of the time so I guess its no different, but at this point in my life I'm not sure I want to part with $7,000 on another watch when there are more important priorities.