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rockmastermike
02-19-2014, 05:29 PM
Let's get the basics out of the way and then talk about what really makes this watch what it is.

43mm case with 22mm lugs
WR 100M
Domed anti-reflective crystal
COSC certified

To me, Bremont is known for two things, 1) CS and 2) Details. My Solo was running 1+ minute slow per day even after wearing it for a couple of weeks. Still in warranty, I contacted Mike Pearson who put me intouch with Emma and Antonia at HQ....long story short: it is now +2 seconds/day for the last week. Good as new as they say

At first glance the Solo is a standard 3 hand layout that is, in reality, anything but standard. When you look closer, the details appear and the appreciation of the "standard" watch leaps to a higher level. For example:

3-piece case that is hardened to 2000 vickers with DLC barrel

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/rockmastermike/Bremont%20ALT1-C/sdeecuredownload_zpseecd6cfc.jpg

Since we're talking about the case, the lugs are Divine

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/rockmastermike/Bremont%20Solo/IMG_4700_zps0facfbf9.jpg

Polished and Raisedsurrounds on the 3, 6, and 9 markers and the 5-min squares catch and reflect the light to add pop to the dial

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/rockmastermike/Bremont%20Solo/IMG_4702_zpse7e1b9b0.jpg

The Dial is balanced with the date inside the 3 marker that matches the 9 marker, nice touch

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/rockmastermike/Bremont%20Solo/IMG_4784_zps2234e8ca.jpg

The text on the dial is just what you need, not cluttered and not too sparse as to be boring

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/rockmastermike/Bremont%20Solo/5b709825-0f14-45dd-9008-4d930820117a_zps5fb82405.jpg

The 12:00 Triangle marker is raised, too for more depth

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/rockmastermike/Bremont%20Solo/IMG_2900_zps92a0bd71.jpg

Display back shows a nicely finshed/perlaged movement with Blued Screws and engraved Rotor

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/rockmastermike/Bremont%20Solo/IMG_4782_zps01fcb24a.jpg

Domed anti-reflective crystal blends into the case almost seamlessly. Again note the raised makers and how Bremont balanced the date

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/rockmastermike/Bremont%20Solo/IMG_3086_zps69627f5a.jpg

Lume is Blue for the Solo and is applied to all numbers, indices and 5-min squares. Above average thru the night, not elite, but not weak either

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/rockmastermike/Bremont%20Solo/IMG_3101_zpsb0995d40.jpg

Put the pieces together and you have a brilliant and tough as nails watch that looks as natural at running errands as it does with slacks and a sweater

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/rockmastermike/Bremont%20Solo/736b470e-40d7-4197-ac14-4c684426455b_zps9b289522.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/rockmastermike/Bremont%20Solo/IMG_5398_zps480fae69.jpg

rich
02-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Good review. The Solo is (today) my favourite of my 3 Bremont watches. The beauty is in the simplicity - although my white version has applied numerals. Without doubt, a very versatile watch.

rockmastermike
02-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Thank you, Richard. It's a great companion to my Alt1-C

rich
02-19-2014, 08:25 PM
Yes. The Alt1-C - probably a gap in my Bremont collection.

jwalker9
02-20-2014, 12:29 AM
Fantastic review you've put together for us, Mike! Thanks so much for putting this together. You've really shown off some of the best characteristics of the Solo here.

Oracle
02-20-2014, 10:13 AM
Yes. The Alt1-C - probably a gap in my Bremont collection.

Duly noted ;)

rockmastermike
02-20-2014, 02:22 PM
Thanks - some reviews write themselves, the Solo makes it easy :D

CaptLeslie
04-25-2014, 05:04 PM
Here is some more Solo love HAMBLEDEN style ! Cheers Jim :cool: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx248/YELO911/171148f16ac677092a8b862e39420fc5.jpg