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    Bremont Ronnie Wood Collection

    Now up on their website. Not sure what to think about it. To my eye the dials look terrible and the pricing outrageous but is there a market for it? Iím usually a Bremont fan as well.

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    Really something that didn't need to exist. It's a shocker.

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    simply rubbish - nearly 40k as well, oh dear. Can't see them shifting many of these.

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    So speculator, do you feel...lucky?

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    Oh sweet Jesus ! Those are hideous!!!!

    https://www.bremont.com/collections/...od-1947-public

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    Surely he was born in 1847 not 1947


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    Oh my word! They canít be unseen. Theyíre like Swatches but not as
    nice :(

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    As a fan of Bremont, an owner of 3 of its watches, and the organiser of the TZ visit earlier this year, they are an abomination. In my opinion it's a good job it's a limited edition as they may even struggle to sell the 47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey99 View Post
    Really something that didn't need to exist. It's a shocker.

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    Absolutely. What a load of old toss.


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    Theyíll never sell at rrp surely


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    It's basically a nice watch, only it's been ruined by an eccentric pensioner with too much time on his hands.

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    Oneís called ďFace PrintĒ... Iíd have thought ďFace PalmĒ would have been more appropriate.

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    £40k doodle watches


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    Was Ronnie Wood ever in the RAF, SAS, SBS, Navy Seals, Special Ops, Tactical Divers Group, Commando Regiment, Paratroopers, Air Arms Corp, Joint Forces Aviation Wing, Signal Regiment, fly a Boeing, tend to some French farm land, or star in a James Bond film or anything like the above ?
    Didn't think so...

    The plum gobbed twins are wasting their time with this one then methinks.

    Whoah - Hang on !!!! He probably drove a Jaguar at some stage of the 60s or 70's ?? That's this months tie in sorted then

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    Small coincidence - just saw this after watching him on Jools. He is an accomplished artist in his own right but going by these watches I have to say I much prefer his music . And that price is a total piss take.


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    Canít wait for the Keith Richards collection.
    The Bill Wyman one could be different as well.

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    Bremont do an incredible job attempting to ruin their brand value with calamitous collection releases. This adds to that growing list.

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    I bet Ed Sheeran buys one.

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    Has he not heard of Viagra?

    Honestly had to double-check it wasn't April 1st...

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    So very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie747 View Post
    Was Ronnie Wood ever in the RAF, SAS, SBS, Navy Seals, Special Ops, Tactical Divers Group, Commando Regiment, Paratroopers, Air Arms Corp, Joint Forces Aviation Wing, Signal Regiment, fly a Boeing, tend to some French farm land, or star in a James Bond film or anything like the above ?
    Didn't think so...

    The plum gobbed twins are wasting their time with this one then methinks.

    Whoah - Hang on !!!! He probably drove a Jaguar at some stage of the 60s or 70's ?? That's this months tie in sorted then
    A true hater!

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    Iím a mild Bremont fan but am baffled by this release. I assume theyíre hoping that the rest of the Stones buy the watches out of solidarity.


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    Another vivacious, exciting range of watches, exemplifying the great value for money and solid, gimmick free approach to marketing for which Bremont are justly celebrated.

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    Can't see any art here

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    Oh dear I like quite a few of those.
    If I was rich I would definitely buy one or two,Tempo and rock set at first glance appeal to me.

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    Got the email. Clicked the link. I feel dirty.




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    Can't believe I'm with Soapy. I'm no Bremont fan, but I really like some of these. There's a little lack of imagination, the same theme time and time again, but I love that you can get an original Ronnie Wood on your wrist for 400 quid.

    Wait... how much?? I guess I'm out, but I still love them. Ronnie, if you're reading this, and I know you are, hook me up with one, cheers mate.

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    Never been a fan of this brand and with these models it makes me hate the brand even more.

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    Really trying to understand the brand's reasoning here. I thought they wanted to be like the new IWC with sober Pilots' style watches. Even as something meant to have a 'twist' it's just totally ugly.

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    I can just imagine the conversation

    Bremont picks up the phone

    RW - Hey Lads, I have had a great idea, how about I follow up the clock I painted with a limited edition of watch dials
    Bremont - Errrr....
    RW - It'll be great, I have some epic ideas involving floppy guitars, horses, Rock - you know, my signature shizzle
    Bremont - but, Ronnie.....
    RW - You see, I am going on tour, I can do these in my spare time now that I am not wasted on industrial quantities of drugs and alcohol. I need a creative outlet, man. Rod does his model railway, I can do this.
    Bremont - Errr, yes, but......
    RW - Really, it'll be no trouble, I'll get on it right away
    Bremont - okay, I guess. How many are you thinking, maybe 3, I guess we could do 5?
    RW - Naaah. I reckon I can do 47. Fantastic -I'll get on it. Bye

    Phone clicks

    Bremont - Oh s**t

    As a Bremont fan, this is the type of thing that I can truly see alienating a lot of sensible would-be owners.
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    Oh deary me, what a shame!

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    Stick a big name on it and ask silly money...

    I had an e-mail the other day promoting a Jimi Hendrix LE, it was basically a normal watch that had his name on the dial.

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    I personally think Bremont never had a real passion to produce only sober styled pilots watches, they probably chose that because they thought that identity fitted well with a brand that wanted to push its Britishness. So for me itís no surprise that theyíll try other routes to turn a profit. Theyíre just a business.

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    Thereís only one thing I like about these watches.

    Yes, Iíve got some Sympathy For The Bevel

    Presumably the Brian Jones one is waterproof?

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    Dial aside, it looks a nice piece. Not for me though.

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    I like Ronnie Wood. I like a lot of his art. (Many years ago, I actually saw him in a gallery in Dublin that was exhibiting his work. Tiny, tiny man!)

    Bremont are offering a series of unique miniatures by a critically acclaimed artist & presented in the form of a functioning, precious metal watch with complications for your £39k.

    It's also worth remembering that Wood's other original work can sell for well over £50k.

    If (I'm not sure if that should be a big 'If' or not as I'm not au fait with the art world/watch collector intersection) they all sell at list, that's £1.83m top-line for Bremont. Once they pay Ronnie, they're liable to do rather well out of the collaboration.
    Last edited by jwg663; 15th November 2019 at 10:59.
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    I'd be prepared to bet it was Bremont who called him.
    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I can just imagine the conversation

    Bremont picks up the phone

    RW - Hey Lads, I have had a great idea, how about I follow up the clock I painted with a limited edition of watch dials
    Bremont - Errrr....
    RW - It'll be great, I have some epic ideas involving floppy guitars, horses, Rock - you know, my signature shizzle
    Bremont - but, Ronnie.....
    RW - You see, I am going on tour, I can do these in my spare time now that I am not wasted on industrial quantities of drugs and alcohol. I need a creative outlet, man. Rod does his model railway, I can do this.
    Bremont - Errr, yes, but......
    RW - Really, it'll be no trouble, I'll get on it right away
    Bremont - okay, I guess. How many are you thinking, maybe 3, I guess we could do 5?
    RW - Naaah. I reckon I can do 47. Fantastic -I'll get on it. Bye

    Phone clicks

    Bremont - Oh s**t

    As a Bremont fan, this is the type of thing that I can truly see alienating a lot of sensible would-be owners.
    D

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    Not my thing but they will sell out. Bremont know what they are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    Yes, I’ve got some Sympathy For The Bevel
    Actually that’s a detail I hadn’t noticed. It elevates it right to the top of my want list. I’m sure others will feel the same too. It’ll be the must have watch and it’s in seriously limited numbers. Not sure I can raise the funds in time, so I’ll probably have to accept that...

    You can’t always get hot Bremont

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    Not to my taste and certainly not to my pocket but Bremont arenít as stupid as people think. I expect they will sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Bremont do an incredible job attempting to ruin their brand value with calamitous collection releases. This adds to that growing list.
    That. Wow. I clicked on it thinking, they can't be that bad, but they are.

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    I wonder how much Ronnie would have received from Bremont, I imagine it would be quite a sizeable amount.
    Last edited by boring_sandwich; 15th November 2019 at 11:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougair View Post
    Not to my taste and certainly not to my pocket but Bremont aren’t as stupid as people think. I expect they will sell.
    I’m not so sure. I think watch manufacturers (or assemblers, or whatever) really need some kind of identity if they are to survive long term. I think they’ll lose any identity they ever had, so whilst it might work in the short term it’s not a good path to follow. But perhaps they have to do it for short term business reasons. Who knows....
    Last edited by HookedSeven; 15th November 2019 at 12:06.

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    Movement here. Proudly 100% Swiss made !

    https://catalogue.vauchermanufacture...vement/302231/

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookedSeven View Post
    Iím not so sure. It think watch manufacturers (or assemblers, or whatever) really need some kind of identity if they are to survive long term. I think theyíll lose any identity they ever had, so whilst it might work in the short term .
    You wish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    You wish!
    I donít mind at all...

    Hereís a link that talks about pricing of the movement supplier.

    https://issuu.com/watchlords.com/doc...ture_fleurier_

    The base 3022 (without the calendar and large moon) runs at CHF1630 with a minimum order of 25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookedSeven View Post
    I donít mind at all...

    Hereís a link that talks about pricing of the movement supplier.

    https://issuu.com/watchlords.com/doc...ture_fleurier_

    The base 3022 (without the calendar and large moon) runs at CHF1630 with a minimum order of 25.
    That's the base calibre and the price is from 3 years ago. Not accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBanks View Post
    That's the base calibre and the price is from 3 years ago. Not accurate.
    Yes I clearly said itís the base calibre. Best I could find in the time I gave it. What would you guess the -31 would cost these days for a run of at least 47 ? Surely canít be much more than CHF3000

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    You wish!
    If you view their accounts at Companies House you can get an objective view of their position.

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