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talvinc
12-11-2015, 06:11 PM
I picked up this Bremont ALT-1 Pilot recently.

I was wondering if anyone had more information about it. I was told it was a Bremont ALT-1 Pilot prototype and on looking at the back it does say B/2007 not the usual P serial number. Also the screwed at the back seam a little different.

I was wondering if anyone can give me more information about the watch.

Thanks :)

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jwalker9
12-11-2015, 06:50 PM
Welcome to the forum! A very cool find, there!

It would make sense that this really is a prototype based on the odd serial. I have a strange theory that I have no idea if this is true: could the B stand for "Bear" as in Bear Grylls? Bear tested the early ALT1-P when Bremont launched in 2007. If so, would be a very cool find!

What did you mean when you said the screws on the back seem different? I have the same watch and as I recall, my screws look the same as this one.

Congrats on the purchase and welcome to Alt1tude!

talvinc
12-11-2015, 06:53 PM
Thanks for the quick reply and the warm welcome!

I figured it would stand for Bremont, but that would be very cool if it was bear!

Cant wait to see what other members think about it too and maybe we can figure out what it actually is!

talvinc
12-11-2015, 06:55 PM
By the different screws I meant that when I compared to a standard Bremont ALT-1 Pilot the screws on the movement not on the outside of the case are blue, mine aren't, they are silver.

jwalker9
12-11-2015, 06:56 PM
I remembered that Charley Boorman had an early Z that he tested for Bremont. Piers photographed this watch and it's in our gallery and labeled as "Charley"

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/11/5ba55e7577a5208754cb0fed4fa87f08.jpg

Seeing that, I would think that maybe Bear would get his name engraved in his as well, but who knows! Maybe we can find out!


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jwalker9
12-11-2015, 06:58 PM
By the different screws I meant that when I compared to a standard Bremont ALT-1 Pilot the screws on the movement not on the outside of the case are blue, mine aren't, they are silver.

Ahh, I've seen it both ways, but the early ones tended to be silver instead of blued.


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talvinc
12-11-2015, 07:06 PM
Maybe I should post this somewhere else? Or this is the best place to get it seen?

RedsBluesGreens
12-11-2015, 07:09 PM
Maybe I should post this somewhere else? Or this is the best place to get it seen?

Another option could be it is a very early model, which were numbered by their
movement #, and that the 2007 is just co-incidental. I will contact the team and see what they say, and let you know.

J.

talvinc
12-11-2015, 07:16 PM
Thanks J, I look forward to hearing back from you!!

Bc321
12-11-2015, 11:52 PM
I looked at my Alt1-C which is a older version of the watch. Yours looks similar to mine. But not sure of the "B" vs "P". I assumed all these years that the C on mine indicated model and the number after is the serial

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talvinc
12-12-2015, 04:46 PM
Yes all the alt1-p models have a p, apart from this one! That's why I think it's a prototype, I guess only Bremont themselves would be able to solve this mystery!

talvinc
12-12-2015, 08:14 PM
Just noticed that even yours which you are saying is older then mine has blue screws! Mine doesn't.


I looked at my Alt1-C which is a older version of the watch. Yours looks similar to mine. But not sure of the "B" vs "P". I assumed all these years that the C on mine indicated model and the number after is the serial

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/11/e38d4c51437320932f79d9054775e963.jpg


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jon
12-14-2015, 01:03 PM
Interesting although I remember Alistair at ATG having a very early or possibly prototype P and the date window was black on that one sorry hope you don't mind me reposting pic from the internet

http://bear-grylls.wz.cz/bremont_1.jpg

talvinc
12-14-2015, 03:33 PM
Thanks for answering! I actually never saw one with a black date window, and I researched loads online. Thanks for that!

awildermode
12-14-2015, 05:33 PM
Maybe it is the glare, but it looks like the roto-click crown does not have the 'target' logo.

jwalker9
12-14-2015, 11:00 PM
Maybe it is the glare, but it looks like the roto-click crown does not have the 'target' logo.

Correct, the early models up until early 2012 didn't have the roto-click feature, but rather a smooth turning bezel without clicks.

talvinc
12-15-2015, 11:12 AM
Yes mine is smooth. Anyone have any idea if there is any way to contact someone from Bremont to see if it's really a proto?


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RedsBluesGreens
12-17-2015, 05:07 PM
Talvinc, I've just heard back from Giles - it's a *very* early model, that was owned by the chap who did all the original product photos for Bremont. It's not a prototype.

J.

talvinc
12-20-2015, 05:07 AM
Thanks for that!

Anyone have any idea what it is worth?

vipereaper30
12-20-2015, 06:26 PM
If you list it on Ebay we might find out ;)

I'd venture it's probably about the price of a late model P in similar condition. If you keep gathering more information about the watch and it's history then you might get a premium in the future if it ever becomes more of a collectors brand.

RedsBluesGreens
12-20-2015, 06:28 PM
If you list it on Ebay we might find out ;)

I'd venture it's probably about the price of a late model P in similar condition. If you keep gathering more information about the watch and it's history then you might get a premium in the future if it ever becomes more of a collectors brand.

I'd agree - I can't see it being worth any more (or less!) at the moment.

J.

PS - Viper, check PM's.

talvinc
12-20-2015, 08:30 PM
Around 4000?

vipereaper30
12-21-2015, 08:26 AM
One sold here at the end of '13 for 2000. A dealer currently has one listed on Ebay for 2900.

RedsBluesGreens
12-21-2015, 09:01 AM
One sold here at the end of '13 for 2000. A dealer currently has one listed on Ebay for 2900.

I'd say a similar ballpark is fair - 2200-2900 I think, based on Chrono24 and past sales.

J.

talvinc
12-21-2015, 11:35 AM
And that is for ones with papers! Since this was a pre launch model it has no papers.

talvinc
12-21-2015, 11:36 AM
However I have a paper signed by a former Bremont employee saying it was a prototype given to him by me English.

talvinc
12-21-2015, 11:37 AM
I will post it after Christmas

Garrettghu
12-22-2015, 01:13 AM
However I have a paper signed by a former Bremont employee saying it was a prototype given to him by me English.

I think only Bremont can confirm this, if it's true then it should be a very nice story although I am not sure if it will fetch much more than market value....unless you find the right buyer and can sell the story well.

I am sure the former Bremont chap is a stand up kind of guy but...I'm just saying it's very tempting to sign a note for some extra cash.

Andyg156
12-22-2015, 07:50 AM
However I have a paper signed by a former Bremont employee saying it was a prototype given to him by me English.
I think you are clinging on hope that your watch is worth more than it is. Maybe over time this will become more valuable as Bremont second hand prices rise along with the reputation of the company. However like others say I doubt you are going to get much more than the market price unless you find a specific buyer. Just enjoy your watch

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