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    Re: Welcome to the Official Frédérique Constant and Alpina Watches Forum

    What is the connection between FC and Alpina?
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    I love my FC watches. I am impressed by the quality and pricing of their line. I hope to see FC stick around for a long time.
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    Re: Welcome to the Official Frédérique Constant and Alpina Watches Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    What is the connection between FC and Alpina?
    If I remember correctly Frederique Constant is the parent company of Alpina . While Frederique Constant is a fairly newcomer to the game, Alpina's history stretches back to the 1800's.
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    Awesome to have the FC and Alpina brands represented here.....I have an Alpina Heritage Automatic that I bought new a few years ago......great watch! The new StarTimer Pilots are what I am interested in the most!!

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    Re: Welcome to the Official Frédérique Constant and Alpina Watches Forum

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    Thanks for post! Saw Slimline Automatic with interest, as this is a special version Steel Case with Sunray dial + gold indexes. That is not how we normally manufacture. Where did you buy? Must have been made locally.

    Looking forward to learn and we will review if we should introduce this model variant in the future...
    I think that would be an excellent idea, the stainless steel case with the cream sunburst dial and rose gold hands and indices is a wonderful combination, and I for one, would certainly be interested in getting one. I assume the base calibre is an ETA 2824-2 or a SW200-1?
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    Re: Welcome to the Official Frédérique Constant and Alpina Watches Forum

    My FC Persuasion Automatic (Apologies for low quality photos):

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    Re: Welcome to the Official Frédérique Constant and Alpina Watches Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by mleok View Post
    I assume the base calibre is an ETA 2824-2 or a SW200-1?
    I hope FC will continue investing in manufacturing its own calibers. This is the right thing to do, and this is what makes a watch company unique. Nothing wrong with high quality movements from ETA and/or Sellita, but manufacture movements make watches unique.
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    Re: Welcome to the Official Frédérique Constant and Alpina Watches Forum

    Just traded into Alpina and at first did not know much about the watch. Looked good, like so many homage types, you know... But when I opened the box and saw this.... It took me by surprise. I have watches that sell for many multiples of this and it compares or beats them in many ways. Design is a ten. Movement decoration is a ten plus. Only complaint is those darn pins and sleeves in the ss band. Small details... But what I really want to impart is don't be fooled by the lack of common knowlwdge and think of this as a cheap watch due to MSRP. It makes me think in the future watches will be made like this an Omega, Hamilton, Tag, etc... Will have to adapt. I have the Extreme Diver, 44 on SS. Next up will be the FC. Thanks for the forum Ernie. I do not plan on flipping this watch.

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    Re: Welcome to the Official Frédérique Constant and Alpina Watches Forum

    I'm also really glad the Alpina Forum is up and running.... I recently bought my "Grail" the Alpina Sailing Extreme and I don't plan on letting it go... This is a watch that's gonna stay on my wrists for many years to come...

    I'll be sure to check this forum constantly for any new Alpina news.
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    Dear All, Thank you for the encouraging messages!

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