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jwalker9
03-16-2016, 02:12 AM
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jwalker9
03-16-2016, 04:04 PM
And some full sized 43mm Polished Solo's to add to the collection.

Afhgus
03-16-2016, 06:34 PM
And some full sized 43mm Polished Solo's to add to the collection.

The Crown looks likes bigger versus other Solos. My pick of the lot anyway. Very Fine Looking :):cool:;)

Garrettghu
03-16-2016, 06:43 PM
The Crown looks likes bigger versus other Solos. My pick of the lot anyway. Very Fine Looking :):cool:;)

I think the larger crowns may be due to feedback that their crowns have been difficult to grip and operate.

But I actually love that movement spacer ring, I wonder if it's cosmetic or provides some shock resistance?

Afhgus
03-16-2016, 09:05 PM
I think the larger crowns may be due to feedback that their crowns have been difficult to grip and operate.

But I actually love that movement spacer ring, I wonder if it's cosmetic or provides some shock resistance?

It looks like the same movement as in Americas Cup 1 which is shock resistant.

Garrettghu
03-17-2016, 10:31 PM
The polished SOLO is such a beautiful watch and this one checks the box for a dress Bremont....but having seen the newest releases from other companies it's going against some really strong headwinds. The IWC XVIII is $3950, the Tudor Black Bay Bronze with in house movements is $3975....so much competition in sub $5k arena...and many companies are stepping up adding more value without raising prices.

Such a tough choice...

Garrettghu
03-17-2016, 10:40 PM
I also feel the XVIII is probably a direct competition to the Solo line in general. IWC has the anti magnetic resistance and the history...Bremont has the beautiful and unique case, see through cashback, awesome packaging and legendary service.

I think it would be wise to drop the Solo to $3950 so at least its head to head.

Afhgus
03-18-2016, 08:40 PM
I think it would be wise to drop the Solo to $3950 so at least its head to head.

As well as adding a nice shiny polished bracelet to finish off the look. hahaha. Seems just as unlikely to happen as dropping the price.
I prefer this to the IWC. More unique.

Garrettghu
03-18-2016, 11:23 PM
As well as adding a nice shiny polished bracelet to finish off the look. hahaha. Seems just as unlikely to happen as dropping the price.
I prefer this to the IWC. More unique.

I agree, adding a polished bracelet would be excellent.... having it hardened too would be magnificent!

For me the polished unique case is a no brainer as I already have an IWC 3717 to check the classic pilots' watch box. I was trying to look at it from the POV of someone who is looking at the existing brushed Solo in black versus the IWC XVIII what would be the decision process as I would be torn:

Bremont
Unique and hardened case design
Sapphire case back
9 layers of AR coating
100WR
More wrist presence at 43mm
It's British and not boring Swiss.
COSC Certified.


IWC

Beautifully finished case (I will have to say it finer than Bremont as I have compared my MBII and 3717 side by side)
The brand's pedigree
Anti Magnetic
60M WR
Screw Down Crown
40mm
Available bracelet that is probably the best in the industry.

It's a really hard choice, just thought if they were the same price you could really give IWC a run for their money as they are both essentially the same movement.

BDG
03-19-2016, 12:08 AM
Love both of these. Really smart!

Sako
03-19-2016, 10:26 PM
A great addition to the lineup.
The solo was what first caught my eye with Bremont, and a black dial solo was very close to being my first.
The polished case looks very nice.
Hopefully my AD will have them in at some stage so I can see one in the flesh.
Cheers.....

champagne_james
10-23-2016, 08:05 PM
Does anybody have one of these on the forum?

jwalker9
10-25-2016, 06:34 PM
Does anybody have one of these on the forum?

Not that I've seen! Do we know that they are definitely shipping at this point? I don't know to be able to verify. They look quite sharp in the polished case though.