Hi all, since learning about Frederique Constant a couple of years ago, I've fell in love with the heartbeat collection! As my signature suggests, my collection is mostly (maybe exclusively) sports watches (the Spectre Seamaster can fly under the radar with a leather strap due to its simplicity and vintage look, but its still a hefty sports watch imo..), and I've been looking for something a bit more dressy.
I love the Cartier Santos 100 (medium) on leather and the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso, but I'm young and trying to save up for an AP Royal Oak so I'm looking to spend considerably less on a dress watch that I'll fall in love with, but be able to live with not wearing regularly. Having seen the Classics Heartbeat in person after peeking at it online from time to time, I really do love the look!
I simply want to hear your all's opinion on the classics heartbeat (namely this model: https://frederiqueconstant.com/watch...at-fc-315m4p6/ or https://frederiqueconstant.com/watch...-fc-312mc4s36/ )
For those who own one, what are your thoughts on it as a dress watch/worn with a tux? How is the movement reliability (especially compared to what I'm used to with Rolex/Omega)? How is the durability of the watch and the alligator strap? And any and all other comments are welcome!
Thank you all!
*EDIT: Also, if there are any other FC options that any of you think I should consider, please post! (also recommendations of something similar from a different company as well!)