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    Bremont Airborne 75th Watch

    After 6 months of discussion, design, and paperwork to clear licensing and ratification I am delighted that the Bremont Airborne 75th Watch is live.

    These will be allocated to last and present Paratrooper and come with a commemorative booklet detailing all the recipients and their military service details.

    Demand is already huge and a selection board will convene to allocate them to a cross section of Airborne Forces. A nice simple solid military piece with subtle design and the offset 16 on the inner dial for the original Bde and current organisation.

    The first ones issued will be jumped into Arnhem on the anniversary jump in September and presented on the Drop Zone.

    My inspiration for this was that my grandfather had jumped at Arnhem and how much I owe to Airborne Forces personally.

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    Really like that on the strap especially. Very handsome piece.

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    Thanks for sharing. Do you think youíll get one?

    Martyn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Thanks for sharing. Do you think youíll get one?

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    Iím the project manager so I think so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Iím the project manager so I think so!

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    Very handsome watch and a great inspiration. I visit the commemorative jump in Ede every year. It's the place where my grandparents lived and where they saw their eventual liberators land for the first time, so I owe quite a lot to those brave men as well.

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    Fair play monkey, that looks the business. I may be biased as i love the BB58 colour scheme, but if this was on the market when i bought the Tudor, i may have walked away with one of these instead.

    Nice work, and hats off to your Grandpappy. A Bridge Too Far is one of my favourite films, a guaranteed comfy Sunday afternoon viewing and relaxing

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    My Dad and Step Dad both served in 3 Para for many years and they would love one of these!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
    Fair play monkey, that looks the business. I may be biased as i love the BB58 colour scheme, but if this was on the market when i bought the Tudor, i may have walked away with one of these instead.

    Nice work, and hats off to your Grandpappy. A Bridge Too Far is one of my favourite films, a guaranteed comfy Sunday afternoon viewing and relaxing
    Thanks. They had a thing about bridges as my other grandfather was on the Burma Railway as a POW !
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    Nice work Kerry respect and let us never forget.

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    Well done - a project to be proud of.

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    Lovely watch,well done

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    Looks very good, and the 16 is a very nice detail!
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Looks good. What numbers of these are going to be produced, hopefully more than 75 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg156 View Post
    Looks good. What numbers of these are going to be produced, hopefully more than 75 .

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    Just 75 made. All recipients will feature in the accompanying booklet.
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    Cheers Kerry, I'm sure they will be snapped up quickly

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    Nice one mate and something to be proud of.

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    What a fantastic watch for those brave men Kerry. Something they will treasure and pass down to family. Well done.

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    Lovely looking piece although, a strange design for something that's supposed to pay homage to the Airborne Division.
    Last edited by Robert189598; 14th March 2019 at 10:45. Reason: Entered twice

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Thanks. They had a thing about bridges as my other grandfather was on the Burma Railway as a POW !
    As was my Uncle and my wife's late Grandfather.

    My Uncle was a doctor and was captured staying behind in their army camp to look after the wounded, as did all the nursing team. Being a Doctor probably saved his life as he was then looking after captors and captives alike. He kept a secret diary hidden in buried tobacco tins. It's now an archive at IWM.

    The watch is fantastic. Being a Bremont AD I admire much of what they do and am so impressed with their Military Specials.

    It will be a proud watch to wear and, as with so many Special Projects, hard earned.

    Congratulations on a wonderful watch and story.

    David

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    That's pretty cool,
    Both father/grandfather were Paras, and my grandfather was at Arnhem (i believe 156th?) and one of the lucky few to make it back.

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    That looks great, clear and uncluttered.

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    Nice understated customisation, well done. Something to wear with pride.

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    Very handsome indeed, and a fitting tribute.

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    Great watch, the 40mm Bremonts are a lot nicer in the metal.

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    That looks very good. Be sure to update this thread when the jump and presentation happens.

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    Sent this to my best mate who is AB and jumped into Arnhem last September, and i believe is going this year also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCD View Post
    Sent this to my best mate who is AB and jumped into Arnhem last September, and i believe is going this year also!
    No worries, if he emails me with his details I will add him to the list
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    Nice one Kerry very poignant and the watch looks stunning, especially on the strap. As previous post please put up plenty of photos of the day.

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    Thanks guys had 75 orders and closed the list but a couple of deposits outstanding so if anyone know eligible personnel that wants on the reserve list let me know as Ill priorotise TZ UK friends and family
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    That's a fine thing you've done there 👍🏻
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    That's a fine looking watch. Well done.

    On the topic of Burma, my grandfather served there, so if you do a Forgotten Army/Burma Star special edition please let me know.

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    1 of 75
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    Bremont Airborne 75th Watch

    Looks great but I hope that the crown is unscrewed in that shot!

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    Very nice.
    Those new hands on the S300 are Bremont's nicest, imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Thanks guys had 75 orders and closed the list but a couple of deposits outstanding so if anyone know eligible personnel that wants on the reserve list let me know as Ill priorotise TZ UK friends and family
    My old man is ex 3para, not quite Arnhem - but Aden and Cyprus amongst other places, 1956 to 61/2 I think - if you extend the eligibility!

    Out of interest, his CO was one of the original LRDG.



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    My old man was Ex 3 Para as well but a little later 67 - 85.

    He was just down in Aldershot for the Airborne Forces day and the unveiling of the new Para statue.


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    Itís a beauty. My good pal Tommy Simpson was instrumental in its delivery and leaves a lasting legacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post


    Itís a beauty. My good pal Tommy Simpson was instrumental in its delivery and leaves a lasting legacy.
    It certainly is a very impressive and detailed statue. A great tribute to all the soldiers who have served both in the Paras and other Airborne services. Plus I enjoyed my eight years as a kid in Aldershot attending Talavera Junior school!




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    A very nice gesture people will be proud to wear it.

    However Things are going on in Britain a lot of people arenít aware about.

    A lot of old Army sweats along with the other services and civilians are standing together with soldiers being prosecuted after service in NI.
    The truth is being twisted and we are being made scapegoats to try and appease terrorists in NI.
    Itís fact not conjecture.
    I have copys of the government documents discussing this.
    An ex para last week said to me itís all behind me,I tried to explain to him itís not for some of his fellow paras.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...on-motorbikes/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    A very nice gesture people will be proud to wear it.

    However Things are going on in Britain a lot of people arenít aware about.

    A lot of old Army sweats along with the other services and civilians are standing together with soldiers being prosecuted after service in NI.
    The truth is being twisted and we are being made scapegoats to try and appease terrorists in NI.
    Itís fact not conjecture.
    I have copys of the government documents discussing this.
    An ex para last week said to me itís all behind me,I tried to explain to him itís not for some of his fellow paras.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...on-motorbikes/
    As well as Bloody Sunday, the inquest into the actions of the Paras at Ballymurphy is ongoing. It doesnít get as much coverage but with 11 civilians killed, I fear that it could be another stick used to beat those brave servicemen who served their country over 48 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post






    Those documents go back to Tony Blairs first term as prime minister.

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    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
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    Any photos Kerry of the commemorative booklet . Great photos of the watch btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg156 View Post
    Any photos Kerry of the commemorative booklet . Great photos of the watch btw.

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    No thatís on hold
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    Fascinating brand.
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    Bremont Airborne 75th Watch

    Is the case side red or maroon?

    Edit: Actually Iím confused - is that the airborne edition or something else?
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    That is indeed a mixture of parts and processes within Bremont.

    The Red Ring you see is for the MB1, only produced for those who have ejected from a MB Seat! Please note, I do not own one
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    Just settled the invoice for the one going to my Dad.

    You mention the book is on hold, is that still
    planned or likely not to proceed now?

    Is there anything you need help with?

    Thanks.


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