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    Lightbulb New Q&A Series With Nick & Giles English

    Bremont have just launched a planned 8 part recorded Q&A series with Nick and Giles to be featured on their website.

    Today, the part 1 video has gone live, so please have a watch!

    If you have a question that you'd like to ask and possibly be featured on a future episode, please post it here!

    I'll be posting the new episodes here each week.

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    Week 2 video has been released!

    If you have any questions that you would like to ask the English Brothers, post them here! They may be featured on a future episode!


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    Week 3's video is live! Now let's get question submissions in for a future video!

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    Bremont make many special edition watches specifically for military units. Once a request for a special edition watch is made how much input do the military personel have in the design of the watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSharp View Post
    Bremont make many special edition watches specifically for military units. Once a request for a special edition watch is made how much input do the military personel have in the design of the watch?
    A lot - they tell Bremont what they want, and not the other way around. Every step of the process is the military input first, and then Bremont working with them to see if they can make it happen - more often then not, they do. I believe that is why the watches are so favoured by the military: the design and input from the end wearers themselves and the customisation Bremont are willing to undertake (dial, rotor, hands, barrel colour etc..) places them above and beyond other brands who, for example, will just alter the dial slightly and that's it.

    Also worth noting - and it's an important point - the military approach Bremont and not the other way around. That, in my opinion, speaks volumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBluesGreens View Post
    A lot - they tell Bremont what they want, and not the other way around. Every step of the process is the military input first, and then Bremont working with them to see if they can make it happen - more often then not, they do. I believe that is why the watches are so favoured by the military: the design and input from the end wearers themselves and the customisation Bremont are willing to undertake (dial, rotor, hands, barrel colour etc..) places them above and beyond other brands who, for example, will just alter the dial slightly and that's it.

    Also worth noting - and it's an important point - the military approach Bremont and not the other way around. That, in my opinion, speaks volumes.

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    Thanks for your reply, I totally agree with your last point and I realised Bremont made some very impressive watches but I had no idea the military had that level of the input in the design, very impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBluesGreens View Post
    A lot - they tell Bremont what they want, and not the other way around. Every step of the process is the military input first, and then Bremont working with them to see if they can make it happen - more often then not, they do. I believe that is why the watches are so favoured by the military: the design and input from the end wearers themselves and the customisation Bremont are willing to undertake (dial, rotor, hands, barrel colour etc..) places them above and beyond other brands who, for example, will just alter the dial slightly and that's it.

    Also worth noting - and it's an important point - the military approach Bremont and not the other way around. That, in my opinion, speaks volumes.

    J.
    What Bremont has done is very impressive, we have seen all sorts of dial variations and color choices but what about functional design changes such as a lefty so crowns don't get in the way or snag on anything, colors such as orange or red specifically used for night vision legibility, a resistance to aviation fluids e.t.c.

    Now that we finally have a standard of what an aviation watch should be (DIN8330) It would be really cool to see Bremont come up with a "Professional" pilot's watch...not just inspired but an actual certified one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrettghu View Post
    What Bremont has done is very impressive, we have seen all sorts of dial variations and color choices but what about functional design changes such as a lefty so crowns don't get in the way or snag on anything, colors such as orange or red specifically used for night vision legibility, a resistance to aviation fluids e.t.c.

    Now that we finally have a standard of what an aviation watch should be (DIN8330) It would be really cool to see Bremont come up with a "Professional" pilot's watch...not just inspired but an actual certified one.
    Good ideas - maybe in the future? Just a point of note - red is the last colour you want for night vision. Under the red lights commonly found in aircraft, the red will essentially disappear. It's a large issue on VFR charts, where roads are red!

    The idea about a certified pilot watch is a great idea, but I feel the cost of doing so would be an issue - let's not forget Sinn had backing from Lufthansa Cargo amongst others in establishing the DIN standard. I think Bremont wouldn't have far to go to achieve it, however. They're painfully close to perfect with the MBII.

    There are already ICAO standards laid down for cockpit clocks and those used by ATC - a sweep second hand and the ability to be within +/- 30 seconds of UTC at all times. It'd be interesting to see them make a clock certified to ICAO.

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