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Andyg156
12-12-2015, 05:51 PM
Tested beyond endurance. Well it seems mine couldn't cope with watching a football match. Watch was originally sent back with issues now this. Not what you expect .



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Urufu
12-12-2015, 06:28 PM
This happened to my SE and several others - it was a faulty batch of screws of some sort. It was addressed promptly and then no further issues......sorry to see it but I understand your frustration!

Andyg156
12-12-2015, 09:06 PM
It will be the third visit back to Bremont I think with this one, all bar one of my 4 Brement's have been back for one thing or another. If it is such a faulty batch then all should have been recalled, or at least a letter sent out saying that they will honour any issues that could be blamed on the screws, even if outside of warranty window. Or is it they are hoping the screws hold out long enough to outlive the warranty and we the customers have to pay to rectify.
Very disappointing in my opinion, if its such a known fault. I know it will be actioned quickly with little fuss, but should this really be happening.

Sunray02
12-12-2015, 09:21 PM
My SE also needs to go back Andy, when the top crown is in position 2 I can change the date by turning clockwise but cannot change the day by turning anti clockwise, the crown just rotates and nothing happens! I agree it will be fixed without problem but we are getting too many of these complaints.

Gavin

Topcat30093
12-12-2015, 09:38 PM
I can understand your frustrations. Having it go back once or twice is bad enough, but this many times, leaves questions unanswered! Were the issues all the same?
And come to think, having been back so many times, why were not the screws replaced,if they were known to be faulty?

Andyg156
12-12-2015, 09:40 PM
Gavin, sorry to read you are having mechanical problems too with your Alt1tude SE. Hopefully you have let Bremont know. I doubt it would look that great having 2 of the 30 of these watches on the repair bench at the same time.

Andyg156
12-12-2015, 09:52 PM
Never had a rotor come loose on any of my other watches, so this is new to me. I did return twice early on after purchase, dates window was not aligned correctly. Couple of months later, dust particles (fabric bits??) appeared inside both on the dial and inside workings and the rotor was not rotating smoothly and with a noise. I was told it was looked at. The problem I have now, is I have another Bremont that has a supposedly known issue that will be upgraded at a service, but will not be actioned as a standalone repair. In my opinion it sounds like a time bomb waiting to go off, due to it being outside the warranty period.
Shame as I think the watches wear and look great.

jwalker9
12-13-2015, 12:49 AM
Tested beyond endurance. Well it seems mine couldn't cope with watching a football match. Watch was originally sent back with issues now this. Not what you expect .



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Dang. I'm sorry this happened Andy. I'll assist in making sure this gets sorted out, but I know that's no excuse for it happening in the first place.

Andyg156
12-13-2015, 01:37 AM
Thank you. I did have an offer once to visit Henley , might take them up if it's still available to be honoured. I did speak with the senior watch maker (I think that was his title) at the Wright Flier launch about this watch and rotor.
At least it's still within warranty

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Bc321
12-13-2015, 04:31 AM
Wow man..... Terrible news. Ironically my SE needs service too. The manual wind is not feeling right at all. Feels like something is out of sorts like a grinding on each turn vs a smooth turn.


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Andyg156
12-13-2015, 08:54 AM
Wow man..... Terrible news. Ironically my SE needs service too. The manual wind is not feeling right at all. Feels like something is out of sorts like a grinding on each turn vs a smooth turn.


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That is not good at all and again very disappointing. I would hope to see a statement from Bremont stating why so many of these watches are encountering mechanical issues and why with a known part fault nothing has been actioned.

RedsBluesGreens
12-13-2015, 09:28 AM
A shame that there are such a wide variety of issues with the watches, but I am sure that they will be sorted promptly and without fuss by the team. The MBII does seem prone to small issues - especially with the day/date windows. I wonder why?

J.

vipereaper30
12-13-2015, 07:00 PM
Yes the day/date issue is one of the few problems I've had. I don't truly understand how it can be clearly misaligned and still within their tolerances. It must be a pain to attempt to fix.

Are these rotor winding issues all with the same SE?

Andyg156
02-18-2016, 09:16 AM
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It did take two months to repair, but it is back with me again.

It has received re-lubricated, refitted a new escapement along with new bearings and reversers and a rotor.

It now looks new and with a complimentary strap.

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RedsBluesGreens
02-18-2016, 09:52 AM
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It did take two months to repair, but it is back with me again.

It has received re-lubricated, refitted a new escapement along with new bearings and reversers and a rotor.

It now looks new and with a complimentary strap.

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Looking lovely, Andy. I'm glad that it is (finally) back with you. Two months is a long time but, as I'm sure you're aware, it still isn't a bad turnaround compared to some other Swiss brands...

J.

Andyg156
02-18-2016, 11:11 AM
Looking lovely, Andy. I'm glad that it is (finally) back with you. Two months is a long time but, as I'm sure you're aware, it still isn't a bad turnaround compared to some other Swiss brands...

J.
My previous experiences with Bremont have all been actioned well inside a month, I have not had any issues with my Swiss watches (that said I have an Omega that now needs repairing).
So I was a little put out with time frame of 2 months. However chuffed to bits with the condition it has been returned in.

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jwalker9
02-18-2016, 11:33 AM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/02/18/4972956a56772b868325f55809120645.jpg

It did take two months to repair, but it is back with me again.

It has received re-lubricated, refitted a new escapement along with new bearings and reversers and a rotor.

It now looks new and with a complimentary strap.

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Black leather with black stitching looks pretty sweet! Glad it's back in your possession and fixed up!

Andyg156
02-18-2016, 12:24 PM
It is a lovely nice strap . Feels very soft so leaving it on to see how I get on with it.

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Garrettghu
02-18-2016, 07:21 PM
My love and support for Bremont is wavered.

But come on guys (Bremont) this one is embarrassing for any company at any price point.

It must cost Bremont a ton of money to fix issues, the shipping, servicing ties up bandwidth then you will need to include a service case and maybe a small gift of some sort to apologize so maybe $300 hundred bucks lost? That is a 100% net profit lost dollar for dollar....I would hope that has someone's attention at Bremont.

kaufen
04-07-2016, 05:47 AM
This is the one watch that would complete my modest idea of a collection.

rchaas
04-30-2016, 09:36 PM
My MB III had to go back. GMT function failed. Under warranty and they have had it for a couple months at least. It will be home Monday. Looking forward to its return!


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RedsBluesGreens
05-02-2016, 07:56 AM
Oh dear, Rchaas, what happened? Do post pictures upon it's return!

J.