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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Bremont are the only current watch manufacturer driving innovation in the sector and they manage to do it while maintaining prices at a reasonable level
    I'll have a glass of whatever you had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamaster73 View Post
    I'll have a glass of whatever you had.
    Ha ha yes I'm a Bremont fanboy and your reaction is quite typical of how people generally respond to my opinions of them :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Bremont are the only current watch manufacturer driving innovation in the sector and they manage to do it while maintaining prices at a reasonable level
    This is of course a thread for those of us with, shall we say, 'out there' opinions, so whatever floats your boat...but Wow!
    Is it sufficiently unpopular of me to say that, for me, Bremont charge insane prices for seriously dull & ugly watches????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Ha ha yes I'm a Bremont fanboy and your reaction is quite typical of how people generally respond to my opinions of them :-)
    You win! 50 posts designed to wind up at least some portion of the membership but it took one praising Bremont to draw the first proper disagreement!

    Fight Club Rule No. 1: Never praise Bremont.

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    Just two days ago I was admiring their charging over three grand for a standard three hander with date containing a 2824. Is that the innovation bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColDaspin View Post
    You win! 50 posts designed to wind up at least some portion of the membership but it took one praising Bremont to draw the first proper disagreement!

    Fight Club Rule No. 1: Never praise Bremont.
    Thank you! I will wear my winners medal with pride while naturally posting a picture of my latest and most loved, very innovative and superb value Bremont

    20180718_170648 by ataripower, on Flickr
    Last edited by ataripower; 11th February 2019 at 17:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Ha ha yes I'm a Bremont fanboy and your reaction is quite typical of how people generally respond to my opinions of them :-)
    I will have a bottle of what he’s having ....maybe my Laurent Giles will look fully restored ! :))))


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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Thank you! I will wear my winners medal with pride while naturally posting a picture of my latest and most loved, very innovative and superb value Bremont

    20180718_170648 by ataripower, on Flickr
    I have not seen that Bremont before. I love it, is the Nth pointer hand a 24hr hand?

    I think i will look at their site now i have seen that watch.

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    They sell them at a shooting range near me
    Maybe when they have run out of clays they throw these in the air
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    Most of the bronze cases look like POS. It's no patina, it looks more like some kind of disease, green sh.t.

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    A bulova uhf quartz is better then an automatic...

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    So much hate for NATOs - unexpected!

    My unpopular opinion is the opposite: bracelets really suck.
    They are heavy, rattly, uncomfortable and expensive. Most are poorly designed,
    clearly afterthoughts.
    And integrated bracelets are the worse!

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    AP are better than PP
    Anything is better than Steinhart.

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    I think ceramic bezels are far better than those scratched and faded aluminium things.

    The co-axial escapement is a very cleaver invention.

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    Speedy pros are vastly overrated (yes, I did have one and hated the winder).

    NATOs are only any use as a spare collar for the dog if he breaks his decent one.

    Quartz watches are the work of the Devil and should be burned/smashed with a hammer.

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    Chanel make good watches

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    The Rolex Explorer is a much less attractive but more expensive version of the Oyster Perpetual with a fake backstory/heritage which is in fact stolen from the Oyster Perpetual.

    The Explorer II has no known use and looks like a parts-bin special.

    The GMT is for people who are unable to add or subtract integers.

    Chronographs in general are completely useless and the Daytona is a watch for car bores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loquacious View Post

    NATOs are only any use as a spare collar for the dog if he breaks his decent one
    If you can fit a NATO around a dog's neck, can it be classed as a proper dog ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by animalone View Post
    Chanel make good watches
    That made me laugh .... :)))))))))


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    A Cartier Tank Francaise is a real man's watch

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    Don’t like NATO’s - especially in larger watches

    I really like the Milgauss

    The standard speedmaster pro is dull, and the Speedy Tuesday is one at double the price, but with a pretty dial.

    I really dislike homages. Just make your own design for god’s sake

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    This is fun....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    A Cartier Tank Francaise is a real man's watch
    As long as he has chest hair that is permanently on display 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itizme View Post
    If you can fit a NATO around a dog's neck, can it be classed as a proper dog ?
    LOL - we used NATOs as puppy collars when our whippets were small - surprisingly useful!

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    Chronographs with screw-down pushers is a mistake born in a head of drunk watchmaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PreacherCain View Post
    LOL - we used NATOs as puppy collars when our whippets were small - surprisingly useful!
    I'll allow it, as puppies are cute

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    I love reversos! I know I'm not alone in this but reverso fans do seem quite few and far between.

    I love the retro, quite nostalgic art deco design. Nostalgia of times gone by is actually quite a big thing for me, which goes hand in hand with mechanical watches, for me.

    I've only owned one so far, but am toying with getting a duo face. It's just the fact that they seem to take a big value hit and also seem a bit niche, holding me back a little.

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    Entry level prestige watches
    Im talking rolex air king
    Omega rail master
    And now even panerai
    The entry level watches just look like bad copy watches
    The dials yuk yuk yuk
    Or maybe they are designed by work experience people


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    Most people could probably do without a watch and use their phones and wall clocks instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazio View Post
    You can only wear one watch at a time ! So a collection of more than 4 is pointless ......


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    I regularly wear two watches, one on each wrist when at home..... Occasionally I've done it unwittingly elsewhere.... and looked a real twat.

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    Most dive watches won't ever go deeper than their owners pockets.

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    Tudor is better than Rolex, and cheaper.

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    Casio's should never be worn by anybody over the age of 12.

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    J letter in Seiko watch models indicate Japan-made..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl.1 View Post
    I have not seen that Bremont before. I love it, is the Nth pointer hand a 24hr hand?

    I think i will look at their site now i have seen that watch.
    Yes, it's a 24H GMT hand with a rotating compass bezel!!!

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    Blue dials are hideous and made worse with blue bezels and straps. Screw you blue.

    No. You have not done a good job retouching the brushed finish you muppet. You've only gone and butcher b*ggered it up.

    There's a reason there aren't many vintage watches with green bezels or green bezels and dials - they're wrinkled bulldog balls ugly, just like the modern ones.
    Gray

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    I’d rather have 50m water resistance than a screw down crown - diver or not.

    G Shocks are a mess.

    Some French made watches are cool

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    Rolex leave me cold, apart from the explorer 1.

    A brown strap and a black dial is just wrong...

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    I like modern Rolex watches. I don’t like old Rolex watches with rattly bracelets and I don’t care if it has plexi dome, red writing, being so called mill sub etc.

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    PVD coatings. Watches should be bright and glossy so SS or gold (not so much) but dull black/grey finish on a watch case is totally and utterly, wrong.

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    Hublot make the worst looking watches EVER

    The hands on a Tudor Pelagos are awful.

    I have never yearned after ANY Rolex.

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    Panerai watches look silly and the backstory is paper thin.

    Watches over 42mm look ridiculous on the average sized wrist.

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    Ceramic. Great for cookers, but as an insert material......nope.

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    I like Mondaines.

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    I have never seen a Rolex that I would want to wear.

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    Why would I want a green watch??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Yes, it's a 24H GMT hand with a rotating compass bezel!!!
    That is genius, ta.

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    Paying a grand for any Quartz is mental.

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    Vintage is just another word for old...

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