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Old 1 June 2020, 11:30 PM   #61
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Journe raising prices next month, got ahead of it :)
Didnít they just had a major price increase last year? Any idea whatís the new MSRP for the CB?
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Old 2 June 2020, 12:54 AM   #62
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Iím waiting for my tantalum deployant clasp still too - plan to have it with the orange strap for a sportier aquanaut look. I ordered 2 straps, one pin buckle and the clasp without knowing price - oof
I had the opportunity to buy the tantalum clasp, but I passed on it.
For the price, you can get 4 additional straps. Also, only the buckle portion is tantalum. The folding part which comprises most of the clasp is white gold.
I thought it was a little on the pricey side and decided to get extra straps and an extra tantalum pin buckle instead.
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Old 2 June 2020, 12:57 AM   #63
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Thanks Jennifer, Skyrider. I like the suggestions in strap colors. Is there a color selection somewhere? I like the olive and caramel idea. Also would love burgundy or something like this.

Promise to post pics especially of the entire experience. Hoping to get access to the manufacturer and meet the watchmakers - perhaps even the legend himself. One can hope.


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The olive strap does look great as well on the CB.
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Old 2 June 2020, 02:04 AM   #64
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I had the opportunity to buy the tantalum clasp, but I passed on it.
For the price, you can get 4 additional straps. Also, only the buckle portion is tantalum. The folding part which comprises most of the clasp is white gold.
I thought it was a little on the pricey side and decided to get extra straps and an extra tantalum pin buckle instead.
Yep agreed I did a double take - thought that was price with a strap included or something! That said I wanted it mostly for security - maybe Iím used to clasps but I found whilst taking off the CB with a pin buckle that the tantalum weight feels like it can slip off the wrist
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Old 2 June 2020, 02:11 AM   #65
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Didnít they just had a major price increase last year? Any idea whatís the new MSRP for the CB?
Not sure I just got general message from Australia Hour Glass - perhaps itís Australia specific, the currency conversions have been very attractive the past few years as brands canít really hike 10% a year in Australia to keep up with the fall in the currency. Well, except Lange...
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Old 2 June 2020, 02:27 AM   #66
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Yep agreed I did a double take - thought that was price with a strap included or something! That said I wanted it mostly for security - maybe Iím used to clasps but I found whilst taking off the CB with a pin buckle that the tantalum weight feels like it can slip off the wrist
I agree with you. The deployant clasp will make a great addition to your CB and the straps wonít wear out as quickly, which is another plus.
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Old 2 June 2020, 10:44 AM   #67
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The olive strap does look great as well on the CB.


Anyone have a pic w the olive strap on the CB?


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Old 2 June 2020, 11:25 AM   #68
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Anyone have a pic w the olive strap on the CB?


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Check out mrchronometrebleu on Instagram. Lots of CB pictures with different straps including the olive one.
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Old 2 June 2020, 11:39 AM   #69
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$20k 2 weeks ago??!!

Iíve never seen one below $35k ever.
Funny enough I was about to make a new thread about this
I live near a Fp Journe boutique and the manager said they donít even take deposits for the Bleu anymore. The wait is 5-7 years and theyíre not sure if Francois Paul will be making them anymore after that time period, which is BS IMO
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Old 2 June 2020, 11:42 AM   #70
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That is correct. The list was closed last year when it had reached 8 years. So now it may be down to 7 years, but definitely not 2-3 years.
100% correct
I have a FP Journe boutique by me and they said no more deposits will be taken and the wait time is 5-7 years.
ďFrancois Paul might discontinue the line after this time period so we can not fulfill anymore ordersĒ
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Old 2 June 2020, 12:03 PM   #71
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Thanks Jennifer, Skyrider. I like the suggestions in strap colors. Is there a color selection somewhere? I like the olive and caramel idea. Also would love burgundy or something like this.

Promise to post pics especially of the entire experience. Hoping to get access to the manufacturer and meet the watchmakers - perhaps even the legend himself. One can hope.


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I got an additional ostrich strap for my CS from Jean Rousseau. They were a pleasure to work with. I gave detailed measurements of my original strap, as well as my preferred locations and spacing of the holes for the pin buckle. Quality is excellent. Super comfortable, and the fit is better than the original as the center hole is exactly fit to my wrist for normal indoor office work. The hole spacing is 1mm less than normal, so when I loosen it up by one hole, it's not flopping around, it's just right if I need to adjust for activity or if I'm outside for a bit.

Down the road I plan to order a couple more as they kept the measurements in their system. They were able to match the curve of the case pretty well, given that they didn't have the watch on hand. Only bummer was that they don't have access to curved tool-less springbars like the Journe straps. So I purchased some curved bars from a TRF member (Toxic Nato) that fit perfectly after a tiny tweak. But I still need to use a springbar tool to swap straps.
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Old 2 June 2020, 12:19 PM   #72
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F.P. Journe Chronometer Bleu pricing going through the roof!

@skyrider... Thanks - TRF is as close to SM as I get so will search him on google images lol.


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Old 2 June 2020, 03:40 PM   #73
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Anyone know how we can get the quick release curved spring bars that come with the FPJ straps? I asked FP boutique but they do not have any "spares" and I can only find quick release straight spring bars or curved but non-quick release bars....
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Old 2 June 2020, 09:55 PM   #74
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I've tried through the AD and Boutique. No way to get on the list. That is what is pushing the price. You just cannot get the watch, even at a ridiculous wait of 7 years. So, I want one. Looks like I will be spending big to get it. Life is too short to wait around.
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Old 3 June 2020, 04:44 AM   #75
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@skyrider... Thanks - TRF is as close to SM as I get so will search him on google images lol.


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WatchProSite.com has an FPJ forum as well, with lots of pictures.
If you scroll through, you will find pictures of CBs with all different color straps, including the olive.
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Old 3 June 2020, 05:22 AM   #76
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WatchProSite.com has an FPJ forum as well, with lots of pictures.

If you scroll through, you will find pictures of CBs with all different color straps, including the olive.





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Old 4 June 2020, 05:23 AM   #77
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Sitting at the boutique and waiting...


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Old 4 June 2020, 02:36 PM   #78
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Congrats and thank you for sharing these exciting moments!!
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Old 4 June 2020, 02:48 PM   #79
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My deployant clasp also allegedly "ready to go" when the boutique is able to open.
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Old 4 June 2020, 02:56 PM   #80
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I've tried through the AD and Boutique. No way to get on the list. That is what is pushing the price. You just cannot get the watch, even at a ridiculous wait of 7 years. So, I want one. Looks like I will be spending big to get it. Life is too short to wait around.

Or buy other watches different watch makers or FPJ himself - the cb isnít his coolest creation and in fact itís his entry level and just above the quarts. I like the watch and I would get one if offered at retail but not something I would lust after and buy from grey with double retail.


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Just looked at your profile the centigraphe salmon dial is absolute favorite of mine and way cooler watch than the cb. Thatís a great find.


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Just looked at your profile the centigraphe salmon dial is absolute favorite of mine and way cooler watch than the cb. That’s a great find.


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Thanks buddy! Yeah, I know that right now I have a couple of splendid FPJs, but I have been trying to get on a list for a CB for over a year, and even with purchase history (modest - two Journes) just can't crack the code. So, if I want it ,and I do, I'll just have to pay up for it. Lucky for me I don't have to pay over retail often, but to me, the CB is worth it. And they do sell in the mid-40's, as a good friend of mine bought a 2019 last week for 45K. It just is what it is at this point.
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Old 5 June 2020, 11:54 PM   #83
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I know people love this watch...but I tried it on when a dealer I frequent had one in stock...it literally did nothing for me which surprised me as I expected to love it.

I said, sell it to someone on the wait list.

I do think there's a bit of hype with this piece but I guess for the price point you are getting something quite unique in the marketplace too.
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Old 5 June 2020, 11:57 PM   #84
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Personally I prefer the PP 6006 which has more than a passing similarity to the CB with their offset second sub registers
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Old 6 June 2020, 01:36 AM   #85
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I know people love this watch...but I tried it on when a dealer I frequent had one in stock...it literally did nothing for me which surprised me as I expected to love it.

I said, sell it to someone on the wait list.

I do think there's a bit of hype with this piece but I guess for the price point you are getting something quite unique in the marketplace too.
It too did nothing for me when I first saw it back in the days when the CB wasnít what it is today ďhypedĒ.. until my second try on at the boutique, the manager insisted I bring the watch outside of the boutique under the sun/natural lighting.. it took my breath away.
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Old 6 June 2020, 02:15 AM   #86
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Hyped is a word for over-priced stainless steel sport watches with mediocre finishing and movements. IMHO
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Old 6 June 2020, 10:11 AM   #87
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Personally I prefer the PP 6006 which has more than a passing similarity to the CB with their offset second sub registers


I really wanted to like the 6006... I got over the business of the dial but couldnít get past the hands. The CB blows away rhe 6006 in my opinion , and I say this as an owner or both brands.



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Gentlemen - with the most recent auction, the CB sold for $50k along with the subscription Journes at +$1M each...

I think these are going to the next level. I call $75k within a year.
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could be $100,000 in a year, depends on how much currency central banks continue to give away.
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Gentlemen - with the most recent auction, the CB sold for $50k along with the subscription Journes at +$1M each...

I think these are going to the next level. I call $75k within a year.






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