I just paid for a ticket for my wife to accompany me on my business trip to London and Edinburgh, and set myself back $2K from the money I was saving for a JLC Master Control. Happy wife, happy life, as they say.
So, now I am not even sure anymore if I can stomach waiting another half a year to get into JLC Master Control price range or get something very similar for less. During my research, I stumbled upon this beauty:
Carl F Bucherer Manero Autodate
Which brings me to a question for the WIS community. What are your thoughts on Carl F Bucherer as a brand? How is the fit & finish? Does anyone own a watch from them?
From what I can gather, it is well-respected brand, under the radar and on the expensive side, actually... They do have their own calibers, but this particular entry-level model is ETA-based (maybe with some slight modifications), but I LOVE the pricing.
Am I doing the right thing comparing it to JLC Master Control (if we can disregard the in-house movement aspect of it)? Or should I just suck it up and continue saving for the JLC?