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F.P. Journe: still haven't gotten a strap made... *sigh*

Thinking about matching with the grey dial.
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By: avseg
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F.P. Journe: tbf

To be fair, the service from FPJ is generally exemplary and I haven't had a single problem with any of their watches. My boutique has even gone out of its way to save me several thousand dollars at times (so I completely disagree that the boutiques are money-hungry). It's just this one prickly thorn
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By: avseg
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F.P. Journe: shocking

Three strap per color minimum is just stupid. I wonder if the boutique in Geneva uses Multicuirs for their customs and if it is a Multicuirs requirement. It seems silly for a boutique as a middle man to impose such a requirement, since they can simply charge more to assure a certain margin. I haven'
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By: avseg
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F.P. Journe: JR London will help...

... but definitely not for free. Jean Rousseau in London also said they do not stock spring bars that will fit FPJ. They have to curve them.
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By: avseg
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F.P. Journe: no, it must be restitched

The strap needs to be restitched to replace the spring bar, so it would require a strapmaker in any case. You are correct that in some (or perhaps even all) cases, it may not be possible to restitch since there is likely glue involved.
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By: avseg
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F.P. Journe: QR

once you've gone quick-release, it's hard to go back.
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By: avseg
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F.P. Journe: boutiques may have the same response

First off, note there is a separate FPJ board on this forum. Second, unfortunately, FPJ boutiques may have the same response worldwide as your AD. In the USA, the FPJ boutiques will not supply the OEM spring bars directly to end consumers; even in the case of custom strap orders, the orders have to
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By: avseg
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A. Lange & Söhne: you said 42...

It's 44.2mm vs the 42mm you said in your OP.
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By: avseg
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A. Lange & Söhne: love the zeitwerk...

Just note that IIRC the zeitwerk date is actually 44.2mm.
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By: avseg
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F.P. Journe: thursday

RSVP closed a while ago, though.
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By: avseg
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