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    MBII Savanna!

    Quote Originally Posted by theancientmariner View Post
    This is one of those moments when I think 'hmmmm'. There are aspects of this watch that I really like and others that I'm really not so sure about. The dial and general appearance of the front of the watch I really like. I like the titanium aspect although I do wonder how much weight saving there will actually be as there doesn't seem to be a massive amount of titanium. The display case back I'm slightly surprised at. The design of the watch suggests a military tool watch - with a display case back? The strap I would swap out immediately, most likely for a NATO. My final concern is the 'tactical coating' of the titanium. I wonder how easily it might scratch?

    overall I like it but it's not a must have, may be a 7/10 or 8/10?

    curiously, for a brand that prides itself on being British, they've used the American spelling of Savanna. The British spelling is Savannah.

    what do you think J?

    as an aside, after you mentioned a silver Tudor on the Bremont Fans Facebook page I had a look online. I really like that watch! Oops, did I really say that out loud!
    Fully agree, actually.

    I do like the newly re-tooled rotor, and indeed the Titanium case, but I have reservations about why it wasn’t left as ‘raw’ Ti, and why it was coated..


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    Last edited by RedsBluesGreens; 07-23-2021 at 03:36 PM.

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    A picture of the MB Savanna on a Bremont NATO strap courtesy of Bremonts Instagram page. Still not sure......


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    I know I'm a glass-back hater anyway, but I really can't see the point of a pilot's watch not being anti-magnetic: I thought that was part of what made the MB a pilot's watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nellydog View Post
    I know I'm a glass-back hater anyway, but I really can't see the point of a pilot's watch not being anti-magnetic: I thought that was part of what made the MB a pilot's watch.
    Interesting point.

    I believe the anti-magnetic (and to a lesser extent, the shock-resistant) properties of the MB-series are more a marketing tool which is necessitated to fulfil the 'ejection test' figures/requirements from Martin-Baker than a real requirement in a pilot watch.

    Now, having said that, I do like and appreciate the engineering, design and R&D that has gone in to the watch as a whole, and I don't really understand why Bremont insist on taking away the full potential of the piece by doing an open case back. Once again though, having said that, I fully appreciate that not everyone thinks that way, and people like exhibition backs (as do I!) - and if the inclusion of one helps sell more watches, and expose more people to Bremont as a company, that can only ever be a good thing.

    All IMO, as usual.

    J.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theancientmariner View Post



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    Looks great on the NATO strap 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBluesGreens View Post
    I don't really understand why Bremont insist on taking away the full potential of the piece by doing an open case back. Once again though, having said that, I fully appreciate that not everyone thinks that way, and people like exhibition backs (as do I!) - and if the inclusion of one helps sell more watches, and expose more people to Bremont as a company, that can only ever be a good thing.
    I find it interesting that the MBIII 10th Anniversary which was a limited edition was a closed back but the Savanna which gives the impression of being a limited edition but in actual fact isn't, has a display back. With the revised MB watch and the configurator which as an option has the display back I wonder whether the marketing department simply looked at the sales numbers and realised that the display back sells more than the closed back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theancientmariner View Post
    With the revised MB watch and the configurator which as an option has the display back I wonder whether the marketing department simply looked at the sales numbers and realised that the display back sells more than the closed back?
    More than likely, yes - which I have to say, I don’t find overly surprising.

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    I've got a soft spot for titanium having a hip and part of a shoulder made from the stuff.
    I like the watch and so does my wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancaster View Post
    I've got a soft spot for titanium having a hip and part of a shoulder made from the stuff.
    I like the watch and so does my wife
    I see a purchase on the Horizon.

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