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  1. Happy

    Happy May 16, 2020

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    Bremont??

    Why do they take so much flack?

    Personally I kind of like them, don't think I would ever buy a new one. But a couple of models are quite nice on the eye.

    Please tell me your thoughts/info on the brand

    Thanks
     
  2. M'Bob

    M'Bob May 16, 2020

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    Who?
     
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  3. Happy

    Happy May 16, 2020

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  4. High Hope

    High Hope May 16, 2020

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    I met the brothers at a local jewelers. They were touring America in a dog-and-pony road show (their cars were nice, a 911T and an XKE, but a bit long-in-the-tooth.)

    What got me was the emphasis on "genuine canvas from the Wright Flier," which was a tiny swatch in the exhibition case back of their Wright Flier reference. Well, I was intrigued, and had just been to the Outer Banks (museum was under renovation.) Their story, something about the little old seamstress who did the Wright Brothers stitching, seemed a long shot. But then, I looked at several other references. This one was made from smelted alloy from a Hawker Hurricane, that one had a wood chip from the Mayflower, I was shocked they didn't have their reference made from Titanic silverware on display.

    I found it all off-putting, there was no mention of the technical merits of their watches.
     
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  5. madjestikmoose

    madjestikmoose May 16, 2020

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  6. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 16, 2020

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  7. Happy

    Happy May 16, 2020

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  8. madjestikmoose

    madjestikmoose May 16, 2020

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    I wouldn’t buy one at all, used or new. Patience and due diligence pays off in this game, I’m finding. Good luck!
     
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  9. sxl2004

    sxl2004 May 16, 2020

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    Well after the whole in-house movement disaster I had enough of their trying too hard to be unique effort
     
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  10. Happy

    Happy May 16, 2020

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    Think I'll swing my attention to IWC, Zenith or Breitling or maybe another Omega.
     
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  11. pongster

    pongster May 17, 2020

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    I bought one of their jaguar watches. To pair with my car. Nice. Just a tad too thick.
     
  12. pongster

    pongster May 17, 2020

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    Here it is with other car-themed pieces.
     
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  13. Happy

    Happy May 17, 2020

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    It is a nice looking watch, does it get much wrist time?
     
  14. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 17, 2020

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  15. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio May 17, 2020

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    Do they? I didn't know they take flack?
     
  16. Wooden_spoon

    Wooden_spoon May 17, 2020

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    I have an MB3. It's a cool watch. Rugged and unique lug design. Well built and a good pickup on the 2nd hand market.
     
  17. pongster

    pongster May 18, 2020

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    Thanks. Used to wear it at least once a week when i drove my jag. Havent driven it in a while since i was given “school bus” chores by the “boss” for my two daughters. Have to bring a bigger car - an SUV, actually.

    Wearing it now.
     
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  18. Jerseyhammer

    Jerseyhammer May 18, 2020

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    I think they have some great looking watches .But with most people it’s about price point and you can get some very good main stream brand watches for less money IMO
     
  19. Happy

    Happy May 18, 2020

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    Yeah this seems to be the problem, price point and so.e of the stories sound a bit far fetched.
     
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  20. Jerseyhammer

    Jerseyhammer May 18, 2020

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    I think thier dive watches are great but you can get similar for £1k less