Incoming: Bremont number 9

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Incoming: Bremont number 9

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It seems a while since I've had much time to think about watches, what with one thing and another. However, this week, I have managed to acquire my 9th Bremont. Now, obviously I have not still got nine Bremont watches. I've got two... it's just I've now got two the same.

Or at least, similar, if not the same. During my in-out-in collecting of the brand, I've tried a bunch of different models but finally come around to thinking I have two preferences.

1) I like the 40mm case better than the 43mm. Although I can wear both sizes and the 43mm is not massive in the lug-to-lug, it does tend to come with a taller case, and that's something I don't really get along with.

2) Despite the fact that Bremont straps are excellent and the bracelet is probably not as well enginerred as the watches, I prefer the watches on the bracelet.

So, thanks to this forum, I got an opportunity to trade another watch with Wyatt (0uatiOW) and acquired his S300 Black:

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Now, those with sharp eyes and long memories may recall that I already have an S300 - in blue:

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I did not expect to go down the "pairs" rabbit hole of watch collecting again (having been there a couple of times in the past), but there you go. When you like something, you like it...

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If anyone sees an S300 White on a bracelet at a decent price, I'd be interested to hear about it. :D

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Re: Incoming: Bremont number 9

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An excellent choice!!..it just has a classic 'good' look..
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An excellent acquisition there, Richard, and I’m glad to hear it was a successful deal all round. Congratulations.
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Re: Incoming: Bremont number 9

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I’m glad you like it! Fabulous pictures - far better than mine, indeed if I’d seen them a week ago, you may not have got it.... :lol:

Seriously though, I released this one because I had 2 very similar, and strangely enough, that’s where you ended up. I have to admit they do make a nice pair.
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Great pick up Richard. I like your blue and I possibly like the black even more. Chuck in the very sensible 40 mm size and bingo. I very much approve.
Can’t believe you have had 9! Where does the collecting time go eh!
Enjoy it!
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great pics by the way :thumbup:
Edit edit.... what did you trade out for this?
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I like that Bremont and a very wearable 40mm it is too.
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Congrats Richard, that looks very nice. Those 40mm Bremonts do look a lot more manageable than the 43mm ones. Lovely photos too.
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Re: Incoming: Bremont number 9

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Thanks, all.

stefs wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:52 pm
Great pick up Richard. I like your blue and I possibly like the black even more. Chuck in the very sensible 40 mm size and bingo. I very much approve.
Can’t believe you have had 9! Where does the collecting time go eh!
Enjoy it!
Edit....
great pics by the way :thumbup:
Edit edit.... what did you trade out for this?
Yes, the blue is nice, but the matt black is surprisingly attractive - and there's definitely enough difference between the two. :D

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Top notch acquisition Richard; although the Supermarine 2000 would be more up my street :clap: :clap:

All we need now is for @0uatiOW (Wyatt) to declare what he received for his side of the trade. :wink:

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Re: Incoming: Bremont number 9

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:03 pm

All we need now is for @0uatiOW (Wyatt) to declare what he received for his side of the trade. :wink:

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The U22 was traded.
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^^ I was fortunate to receive a Bremont U-22 as my side of the trade. The condition, as promised, is excellent - not a mark on it.

I listed the S300 for sale because I also have an S301, so I felt there was a bit of an overlap, so one of them had to go.... and go it did, because @downer (Richard) contacted me on Monday with a “long shot” offer of a trade. It wasn’t long before the deal was agreed. I love Bremont watches, and have always liked the MB, on which the U-22 is based, but the U-22 has a different dial design, an extended date window.
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It also features an exhibition caseback (revealing a beautiful bronze rotor) and this, for me, is the most delicious improvement over the MB’s closed caseback.
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Definitely a case of win-win, and facilitated by Sales Corner.
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Lovely watch.

I tried one on in Southampton some time ago and it looked great and fitted perfectly.

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Re: Incoming: Bremont number 9

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downer wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:30 pm
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:03 pm

All we need now is for @0uatiOW (Wyatt) to declare what he received for his side of the trade. :wink:

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downer wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:02 pm


The U22 was traded.
Thanks, Richard.

I'd not read that post, as I think it got posted pretty much as the same time as mine, above it. #-o #-o

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Re: Incoming: Bremont number 9

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0uatiOW wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:39 pm
^^ I was fortunate to receive a Bremont U-22 as my side of the trade. The condition, as promised, is excellent - not a mark on it.

I listed the S300 for sale because I also have an S301, so I felt there was a bit of an overlap, so one of them had to go.... and go it did, because @downer (Richard) contacted me on Monday with a “long shot” offer of a trade. It wasn’t long before the deal was agreed. I love Bremont watches, and have always liked the MB, on which the U-22 is based, but the U-22 has a different dial design, an extended date window.

9F08DABC-AB6F-40D7-A521-509A1C509B31.jpeg

It also features an exhibition caseback (revealing a beautiful bronze rotor) and this, for me, is the most delicious improvement over the MB’s closed caseback.

3617B844-9C10-46FA-B57F-2C33C5C45134.jpeg

Definitely a case of win-win, and facilitated by Sales Corner.
I'll agree on the U-22 BZ front. :wink:

As you say; win, win.

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Re: Incoming: Bremont number 9

Post by sproughton »

The S300 is probably the only Bremont that I like so two of them sounds like a great idea.

I tried these both on a while ago and had a serious debate over which one I would choose if it came to it, never occurred to me to get both!
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