I might. Depends on which watches are being considered between the two brands. I like both just fine.
Among the uncomplicated ones, I don't think FPJ makes anything that's a suitable alternative to the 5119/5120. Now that I wrote that, what's crossing my mind is that if I want any FPJ, there isn't a PP that resembles it in aesthetic character that a PP would even be the alternative. Ditto the other way round if I were considering a PP.
While its dissimilarity to other great watches makes an FPJ a hard watch to compare to other brands offerings, that singularity of look, combined with it's high quality and other intangible traits, makes it one well worth having. The thing is that I don't know that there are many PPs that look so much like other stuff that I"d feel like there is a close alternative for them either.
In my watch duel thread (one of them), I think Bob mentioned I was presenting apples to oranges comparisons. FPJ and PP seem exactly that to me. I can see how a person can get more "into" or passionate about FPJ. As a much, much smaller organization than PP, they are far more able to establish a connection with their customers. PP can do that too, but owning one, I don't feel any special connection to/passion for them as a brand (although I don't mind that and wasn't seeking it), and I doubt they have any idea who I am, aside from my name appearing in their records somewhere. Perhaps they put more of an effort forth for their customers who buy complications and grand complications.... I wonder how small this department is in comparison to the other lines they offer. Do they make money off this? I would focus more on the GC as the C are more so readily available.
All the best.
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