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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.

    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

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

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    Thanks for sharing. Do you think you’ll get one?

    Martyn.

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

    Martyn.
    I’m the project manager so I think so!
    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    I’m 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 !
    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
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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.
    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

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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.

    Rod

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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.

    Dave

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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
    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
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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
    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

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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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