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RedsBluesGreens
10-28-2016, 09:18 AM
Hi Everyone,

I'm just wondering if any members are heading to the Saatchi Gallery next week for Salon QP?



http://www.saatchigallery.com/images/saatchi_gallery_night.jpg
(The Saatchi Gallery. Image Saatchi Gallery)


If anyone is going to be there Thursday night or Friday, give me a shout, it'd be great to say hello! And, of course, the full Bremont team (and several retailers) will be in attendance. It's probably one of the best opportunities you'll get to meet the team and see what makes Bremont tick!



For full details visit the website here: Salon QP 2016 (http://www.salonqp.com/exhibition/)

Tickets (if you haven't got them already) are available here: EventBrite Salon QP (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/salonqp-2016-tickets-24930984245?aff=TicketTab)


Thanks everyone, and I hope to see some of you there.

J.

SuperRichieM
10-29-2016, 05:45 AM
Hi Jake,

I can't make it which I'm disappointed with as I loved my first visit last year. Have a great time.

Rich.

Sunray02
10-29-2016, 08:13 AM
Delighted to have been sent two tickets so Cricket and myself will be there on Saturday.

Cheers,
Gavin

RedsBluesGreens
10-29-2016, 09:09 AM
Delighted to have been sent two tickets so Cricket and myself will be there on Saturday.

Cheers,
Gavin


Hi Jake,

I can't make it which I'm disappointed with as I loved my first visit last year. Have a great time.

Rich.

It'll be sad to not see you both. Chunky mentioned a meet up at David's Emporium of Fine Watches soon - I'll be in touch.

J.

Wildrover
10-29-2016, 10:22 AM
I can imagine it is great fun putting faces to forum name. Have a great evening guys and please let us know how the evening went.

Oracle
10-29-2016, 11:47 AM
It'll be sad to not see you both. Chunky mentioned a meet up at David's Emporium of Fine Watches soon - I'll be in touch.

J.

Looking forward to the day :D

Prestjoh
10-29-2016, 11:56 AM
I've been for the last 3 years, its a great event. I have tickets for Friday this year.

RedsBluesGreens
10-29-2016, 10:01 PM
I've been for the last 3 years, its a great event. I have tickets for Friday this year.

It'd be good to say hello if you have five minutes, John.

Feel free to PM if you're up for that.

J.


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Sunray02
11-07-2016, 10:31 PM
Disappointed in this years exhibition although it was nice to catch up with the Bremont team and my friend Mia Sabel who was demonstrating her skill at leather working. Fewer exhibitors and, I would have thought, fewer visitors on the Saturday, many of the brands on show were ones that I had not heard of and this included some British companies like Fear which is a relaunch of a business that was established in Bristol in 1846 and last produced watches in the late 50's. Many of the watches on display were more jewellery than time pieces, sign of the times perhaps?

Cheers,
Gavin

RedsBluesGreens
11-08-2016, 10:57 AM
Disappointed in this years exhibition although it was nice to catch up with the Bremont team and my friend Mia Sabel who was demonstrating her skill at leather working. Fewer exhibitors and, I would have thought, fewer visitors on the Saturday, many of the brands on show were ones that I had not heard of and this included some British companies like Fear which is a relaunch of a business that was established in Bristol in 1846 and last produced watches in the late 50's. Many of the watches on display were more jewellery than time pieces, sign of the times perhaps?

Cheers,
Gavin

Totally agree, Gavin. I was told it was 18 brands down on last year - and that was definitely evident, especially during the press launch on Thursday afternoon!

It was lovely to finally meet Mia. On the Thursday night she was doing lessons on strap making - and you could take home your handy-work in the form of a keyring. Nice touch!

I've posted a few of my snaps below.

J.

RedsBluesGreens
11-08-2016, 11:22 AM
Here are a few of my snaps from Thursday afternoon/evening and Friday day. Not too many because, as we know, iPhone batteries don't like to last very long!


The banners outside welcoming visitors in to the event.

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag211/RBG/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/5EF8EBFA-0E08-485C-9606-2D942B2C08F0_zpsbtlfpa4y.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/RBG/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/5EF8EBFA-0E08-485C-9606-2D942B2C08F0_zpsbtlfpa4y.jpg.html)

Whilst waiting for a friend to turn up, there was something interesting to look at, too.. (Nice camera, don't you think? ;))

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag211/RBG/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/6FD5EF34-F275-418A-8B5E-7CCA98FA8924_zpszllfbqjv.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/RBG/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/6FD5EF34-F275-418A-8B5E-7CCA98FA8924_zpszllfbqjv.jpg.html)


Some more banners to look at whilst waiting to get in..

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag211/RBG/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/CC60161B-EB62-4842-BE88-1CC2C0748C9B_zpsuqa3t0sn.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/RBG/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/CC60161B-EB62-4842-BE88-1CC2C0748C9B_zpsuqa3t0sn.jpg.html)


In! The car in the background is a Morgan, whom announced a partnership with Christopher Ward on the Friday morning.

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag211/RBG/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/D0F6440D-478D-4F27-B7D8-770826B71921_zpslmjwk6ku.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/RBG/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/D0F6440D-478D-4F27-B7D8-770826B71921_zpslmjwk6ku.jpg.html)


Here's a few (average shots) of the stand. The light wasn't great, and the stand wasn't fully set up yet, but this was the only time I could take pictures without people barging me out of the way!

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag211/RBG/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/444BE9FE-258F-4E4C-A259-EF51A6F2A4EA_zpsdojpae2o.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/RBG/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/444BE9FE-258F-4E4C-A259-EF51A6F2A4EA_zpsdojpae2o.jpg.html)

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag211/RBG/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/01C389D3-7A56-478F-AE8D-F4E028D3AF00_zpsuoqigwdc.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/RBG/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/01C389D3-7A56-478F-AE8D-F4E028D3AF00_zpsuoqigwdc.jpg.html)

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag211/RBG/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/A519D6CF-1A5D-40FE-852F-9B043C8A5793_zpscnur5zfo.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/RBG/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/A519D6CF-1A5D-40FE-852F-9B043C8A5793_zpscnur5zfo.jpg.html)

Katie and Drew (ducked down behind the counter in the front!) still trying to set up the stand. I think the work these two people do to get Bremont stands/events to the standard we are accustomed is incredible, and very much appreciated by us all, I'm sure.

As you can see, the DH88 featured prominently on the stand as you would expect. There seemed to be a lot of interest from passers by in the gold one on display. I think that's a sign something has been done right!

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag211/RBG/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/E60A4F60-94BA-497A-82E0-ED0A53E94F4F_zpsp8wz0w41.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/RBG/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/E60A4F60-94BA-497A-82E0-ED0A53E94F4F_zpsp8wz0w41.jpg.html)

Now for two particularly interesting displays outside of Bremont..


You don't often see these all in one place - all for sale, if you're interested (and have approx. 1million to spare..)

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag211/RBG/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/CC074ACA-83A7-4BFA-94E3-3DE797BB6776_zpsjsyxbum2.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/RBG/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/CC074ACA-83A7-4BFA-94E3-3DE797BB6776_zpsjsyxbum2.jpg.html)



This, for me, was probably the standout piece of SQP: Roger Smiths GREAT Britain watch - very, very, nice and a pleasure to chat to Roger as always! The watch isn't for sale, as it's a one off commission. The story behind the watch is worth a read, and can be found here: GREAT Britain (http://www.ablogtowatch.com/roger-smith-great-britain-unique-watch-live/). Price tag? Who knows, but Roger thinks about 180k.


http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag211/RBG/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/C48B7000-5CC7-4772-A4F1-A2672090F80C_zpsq3kln6lp.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/RBG/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/C48B7000-5CC7-4772-A4F1-A2672090F80C_zpsq3kln6lp.jpg.html)



As an aside, it was nice to meet one of the forum members, PrestJoh. Hope you enjoyed the event, John.

J.

Oracle
11-08-2016, 03:50 PM
That's an expensive box of Daytonas, Jake! ;)
The watches (unless there is something someone I know, FAR better qualified than me, has missed) are worth about 660,000 in his estimation.
So 400,00 for the box and convenience of an instant collection........? :confused::rolleyes:

RedsBluesGreens
11-08-2016, 04:01 PM
That's an expensive box of Daytonas, Jake! ;)
The watches (unless there is something someone I know, FAR better qualified than me, has missed) are worth about 660,000 in his estimation.
So 400,00 for the box and convenience of an instant collection........? :confused::rolleyes:

The plot thickens! I estimated similar ballpark - circa 700k, but I was reliably informed it was about 1m. Curious!

Either way, bloody expensive! :rolleyes:

J.

Prestjoh
11-09-2016, 09:11 AM
Good to meet you Jake, hope you enjoyed the show.

Oracle
11-09-2016, 11:19 AM
The plot thickens! I estimated similar ballpark - circa 700k, but I was reliably informed it was about 1m. Curious!

Either way, bloody expensive! :rolleyes:

J.

But what a collection!

RedsBluesGreens
11-09-2016, 11:38 AM
Good to meet you Jake, hope you enjoyed the show.

Wasn't as good as previous years, but still enjoyable.

See you again soon, hopefully.

J.