I apologize up-front if I cause any offense with this question as that is not my intent, but I'd like to hear longer term experiences from those that have owned the FC manufacturer series watches. All the initial reviews rave about the movement and the looks, but I haven't found much information on how the movement holds up 3,5, or 10 years from purchase.
I understand all brands and movements will have issues now and again, and that is part of owning a mechanical watch. But there seems to be more than a few owners that are reporting failures within the first few months of ownership and repeated issues even after repairs were completed in reviews of the manufacture movements. Does that reflect the experiences of owners on these forums, or has it been a good, reliable movement for you?
I am considering purchasing a slimline moonphase FC-705, but I interested in estimating what my true cost of ownership will be over time factoring in service and repairs. I typically spend a long time researching before purchasing an item and like to keep it for a long time after purchase. I don't see myself only owing this watch for 2-3 years. I owned my last motorcycle for 20 years before buying my current bike. That is what I would like out of my watch too!