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    SOLO 43mm - advice and opinion

    Gents been considering getting a B for some time and was angling for an MB11 and a S500 or 2000
    However, have been offered locally (Manila) a white face Solo 43mm boxed complete (purchase Dec 2013) with three original B straps - two leather and one rubber
    Would appreciate your expert advice on

    1) what sort of price I should be paying
    2) is this a "good" first BREMONT?
    3) how does it look on a NATO? especially a leather variant?

    I'm a BR fan (01's) and a simpler White face dress watch has an office/formal appeal

    Would really value an opinion or opinions please
    This is pic of actual watch offered

    Thanks and HNY !
    RODNEY



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    Hi Rodney - welcome to the forum!

    I do not think anyone can go wrong with a Solo as a first Bremont, although I do not have one myself they have a simple uncluttered look which appeals to me. I have no doubt others will be able to advise on the suitability of NATO straps but from my own observation the watch is most flexible in this regard, I particularly like the nubuck straps. This watch in particular appears to have been well looked after as have the straps which would certainly have a value of their own - as for price 2K- 2.5K would not be out of the question depending on condition.

    Good luck in your quest, we do like photos here so look forward to seeing whichever you finally get!

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    Gavin

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    I currently own an MBII but I really like the white face solo and at some point would love to add one to my collection. I think the the raised numerals are a really nice touch & I'm sure whatever you buy it won't end up being your only Bremont!!!

    Price wise & excluding straps, several seem to have gone for around 1900 but it's of course condition dependent and the value you place on extras such as the straps.

    I love my MB on a NATO and sure the solo would look fine on one too, but as you say the white faced solo has a slightly more formal appeal and so as Gavin mentioned I'd probably have one on a nubuck strap.

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    Went ahead 👌price was simply too good to ignore


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    Congratulations on your new purchase! It's looking good, you have done well there!

    Cheers

    Gavin

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    Congratulations Rodney! You really can't go too far wrong with the Solo - and a white dial one at that! I look forward to seeing more of it on the forum!

    J.

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    Congratulations Rodney

    A perfect choice for your 1st Bremont..........like me 😊


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    Welcome to the white face solo gang ...

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    Guys any pics of SOLO on OEM leather nato?


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    Here you have the White Solo and Bremont Leather NATO! Cheers Jim. .
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