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    Visit to Bremont NYC Boutique

    I was on a business trip to NYC recently, and, during a couple of hours I had to myself, I decided to drop by the Bremont boutique. Having heard a lot about Bremont's watches, and seen them in photos, I had never actually seen one in person -- so thought I would take advantage of the opportunity.

    The NYC Boutique is very nice. It is well laid out, and is classy while retaining a comfortable and informal feel. I was the only one in the Boutique during my visit, and the manager could not have been nicer -- engaging and extremely well-informed.

    I'll cut to the chase -- I am really impressed with Bremont's watches. They have a rugged feel, and look great -- it's an appealing combo. Modified ETA movements that are all COSC certified. (I am totally OK with that ).

    I had always been attracted to the green version of the Supermarine, so tried one on. (This particular model is being discontinued, however)...

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    Reallly loved this one in person. It also featured one of the most comfortable straps I have ever had on my wrist...

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    Another one I had to try on was the Alt1-C, which had always caught my attention. Like the bi-compax layout and cream-colored dial...

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    The Alt1-WT is another I had to try on, after having admired it on the Bremont website. Gorgeous blue dial...

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    But, the one I really wanted to see, was the Alt1-ZT/51. I like the combination of a chronograph that also has GMT functionality, and I find this model extremely appealing...

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    The hardened stainless steel on Bremont's models is a plus, in terms of something that will stand up to some rugged use. I also wondered how I would react to the Trip-Tick case. Gotta say, I think it looks great, and provides a different and cool look. What was an especially nice surprise was the functioning of the Roto-Click internal bezel. Absolutely beautiful, silky smooth operation -- very impressive...

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    All of this was accomplished in leisurely fashion -- we sat in overstuffed armchairs shooting the breeze about Bremont generally, as well as discussing particular models.

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    I really enjoyed my experience at the Boutique, and came away quite favorably impressed with the watches themselves. That Alt1-ZT/51 may be calling my name...

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    Bremont seems to make some very nice pieces (I've never seen one in person); I do have trouble getting over the "let's put a piece of [fill in famous vehicle here] in the watch and charge five figures for it" philosophy of some of their models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    Bremont seems to make some very nice pieces (I've never seen one in person); I do have trouble getting over the "let's put a piece of [fill in famous vehicle here] in the watch and charge five figures for it" philosophy of some of their models.
    I feel the same way.

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    Richard

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    The Super Marine is also my favorite Bremont model when on the rubber strap. Happy to hear the visit to the boutique was enjoyable.
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    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    Bremont seems to make some very nice pieces (I've never seen one in person); I do have trouble getting over the "let's put a piece of [fill in famous vehicle here] in the watch and charge five figures for it" philosophy of some of their models.

    Yes, but I STILL want the Victory!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayday View Post
    Yes, but I STILL want the Victory!
    You’re allowed.


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    It's just so pretty.
    The pessimist says it can't get any worse while the optimist says it can.

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    Thank you very much for the detailed report. I always avoided commenting on Bremont, because I never had the chance to handle any of their models. Your opinions were - as always - very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFR View Post
    Thank you very much for the detailed report. I always avoided commenting on Bremont, because I never had the chance to handle any of their models. Your opinions were - as always - very helpful.
    Thanks, C — appreciate that.

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    Looks like a fun visit
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