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    Personally, I'd be quite happy for the MB to have...

    Personally, I'd be quite happy for the MB to have a 'normal' stainless steel case and a reduction in price to reflect it. I, too, think the case hardening has more value to Bremont's marketing than...
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    I bought my MB at a discounted sale price "sold...

    I bought my MB at a discounted sale price "sold as seen" and it arrived with a tiny 'ding' on the bezel, which makes me wonder whether the hardening is more resistant to day-to-day scratches that it...
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    Sticky: Worrying that in the current situation people are...

    Worrying that in the current situation people are still not following the rules.
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    The way I see it is we're choosing to pay for: *...

    The way I see it is we're choosing to pay for:
    * UK production and design - machining cases, especially the Trip-tick is going to be more expensive;
    * UK-based production and assembly;
    *...
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    Sticky: Thanks, appreciate it.

    Thanks, appreciate it.
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    Sticky: Thank you, and yes, wasn't aware there was an...

    Thank you, and yes, wasn't aware there was an option. To be honest, I find the strap a bit uncomfortable: it's extremely well made and durable, but also quite stiff.
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    Sticky: 4754 First time with this for ages

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    First time with this for ages
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    Sticky: I think that has the most pleasing dial of any...

    I think that has the most pleasing dial of any Bremont (or of any brand, actually) and the only one where I can see the point of a display back.
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    Enjoyed reading that, thanks for the share. I...

    Enjoyed reading that, thanks for the share.

    I find it interesting from a semantic as well as a value-driven concept how notions of "in-house" and "British" are understood and used. Neither term...
  10. Thread: Tier 4

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    Of course; realised after I posted that I won't...

    Of course; realised after I posted that I won't be able to travel into London anyway (duh)
  11. Thread: Tier 4

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    Tier 4

    Presumably all UK boutiques are now closed? Checked the website and doesn't refer to the current situation.
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    You regret the BB58?

    You regret the BB58?
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    Yes, and sounds a great idea.

    Yes, and sounds a great idea.
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    Yes, I tend to keep them, although I used a...

    Yes, I tend to keep them, although I used a Bremont one from when my S2000 was returned under warranty to send the S500, but got the blue one in return. I have a couple of Breitlings and some Omegas...
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    Yes, very quick and will do when I get chance,...

    Yes, very quick and will do when I get chance, it's still in the plastic film at the moment. Travel case is a different colour to last time, a kind of subtle blue rather than black.
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    S500 arrived back from Bremont today, 17 days...

    S500 arrived back from Bremont today, 17 days door-to-door; pretty sharp turnaround.
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    Kudos to Bremont: after an initial email that...

    Kudos to Bremont: after an initial email that said the problem was caused by the date being changed during the restricted period of 8pm - 2am (which I hadn't done) I've now received another email...
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    I thought the Supermarine range was supposed to...

    I thought the Supermarine range was supposed to be as antimagnetic as the MB?
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    My S500 is there and I received an email from...

    My S500 is there and I received an email from diagnostics giving me some information about the issue, but it wasn't very clear: I replied and am waiting to hear back.
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    Old article but worth a read to put things in...

    Old article but worth a read to put things in perspective:

    https://www.ablogtowatch.com/bremont-watch-company-closer-look/
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    Divers will know to rinse thoroughly and I think...

    Divers will know to rinse thoroughly and I think it unlikely that any salt will remain afterwards. As I said, I've been diving, spearfishing and surfing for years and never had an issue. My son...
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    Yes rubber is better for diving. I've dived a...

    Yes rubber is better for diving. I've dived a lot with my Omega SMP on its bracelet, and although it works, the watch becomes loose at depth and rubber is better: the strap should be a little tight...
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    I don't know what to think really. My initial...

    I don't know what to think really. My initial impressions were formed by my own experiences (2 returns out of 3 watches); seeing several up for sale with notes about warranty repairs and people's...
  24. Thread: Deals

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    Yeah, they have a DLC U2 I'm thinking about.

    Yeah, they have a DLC U2 I'm thinking about.
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    Got logged out and missed a bit copying and...

    Got logged out and missed a bit copying and pasting:

    I support the brand and enjoy owning its watches - I have three. I like the marketing, the ambassadors, collaborations and the brand's social...
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