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  1. Keith Emerson in particular, of ELP, collaborated closely with Dr. Bob Moog in the development of various Moog synthesizer modules and Carl Palmer (still performing) developed the first synthesized drum kit, not bad for 1973.Some of the collaborations are now in museums! This is a bit different to Popcorn!
  2. That's absolutely fine, but at least you now know what goes into a Bremont watch and case (British made). Bremont are at the stage where they have an ever increasing market actively seeking out their watches, as reflected by their increased sales in the last 18 months or so. Just bog standard Americana to me. The states is a huge market for Bremont.
  3. Here's the spec so you can make an informed decision! Movement Modified calibre 11 1/2’’’ BE-95-2AV automatic chronometer, 31 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph (4Hz), 38-hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor. Functions Central Hour and minute, sub-seconds dial at 6H, date at 3H. Case Satin and polished two-piece MoD hardened stainless steel case. Case diameter 40mm, lug width 20mm. Case Back Stainless steel engraved with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces Heraldic Badges. Dial and Hands ‘Dirty Dozen’ inspired black metal dial with custom mint colour Super-LumiNova®. Matte black, C1 Super-LumiNova® filled hands. Crystal Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water Resistance Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres. Strap 20mm Khaki green sailcloth strap. Ratings and Certification Chronometer rated to ISO 3159 standard. And here's the story behind this series of watches: APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY’S ARMED FORCES. TESTED BEYOND ENDURANCE.Bremont is proud to enter into a partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) honouring Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Through this partnership, Bremont have become the sole luxury watch producer allowed to legitimately use the signs, symbols and Heraldic Badges of all three services. This marks the first time that civilians can purchase official Bremont Military timepieces. Consequently, Bremont have released a new military inspired range of watches incorporating the emblems of the Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force. The Armed Forces Collection draws inspiration from the original ‘Dirty Dozen’ watches, a series of timepieces commissioned for the British Army during World War II when Britain’s Ministry of Defence needed watches to issue to military personnel. More: https://www.bremont.com/blogs/blogbook/armed-forces-covenant?_pos=2&_sid=92996f165&_ss=r https://www.bremont.com/pages/explore-bremont-partnerships-invictus-games-uk-team And the inevitable video comprising stock film and patriotic text!
  4. To the OP - I would take both of your original choices over the Rolex any day. I am a Bremont fan, so my bias is there, but worry not about the fact they were formed recently - just look at how much they have risen in that time. Now an established luxury brand in their own right and still growing - they recently opened their first outlet in Oz (Melbourne), When I deal with them, it's via their boutique in Hong Kong. And they're British - damn it! A little tale about IWC, my 73 year old super fit (no meds) Brother in Law from Oz, will be buying his first luxury watch when he visits in October, When last here, I showed him around all the numerous brands available, everything from Seiko to MB&F and all levels in between. He knows nothing of the brands or what makes them go. So what do you think he settled on? An IWC pilots watch with sub dials. He'll make a final decision when here. Watches appeal to all ages and I don't believe models or brands can be categorised by age or history.
  5. I have to say I still have an itch for a U1, But apart from that I prefer Damasko designs and cases, which are just so sexy tactile - lol! But yeah, Sinn CS is weird. I decided to scratch my itch and was surprised to learn they have an AD in Bangkok, so I sent them an email (Thai watch dealers seem the only companies that use email here) and they quickly replied that they no longer represented the company, but they had a few left in stock, but not the U1,if I wanted to view them. So I thought, okay, I will buy direct from Sinn, but the website wouldn't let me and directed me to the AD. So I sent an email to Sinn CS basically explaining the above and could they update their website and could I now buy direct from them please? They replied insisting they still had an AD in Bkk and I had to go there. So on my next visit to the city, I did. The AD is in an high end Mall called Gaysorn and they sold Patek, Rolex, JLC and others of that ilk so Sinn seemed an odd mix (they were also part of a small chain that sold at such Malls).Anyway, they were very nice people and brought out the half dozen or so mediocre Sinns they still held and confirmed when they stopped representing the company. So back to Sinn I went, explaining all that had happened and in turn I just got another email saying sorry, we have an authorised AD in Bkk!. So that killed my itch. I kept an eye of their website and it took a few months before the AD I contacted was removed.
  6. I have three very nice leather travel address tags from Bremont - never used mind - plus a free black rubber strap with one purchase. The better AD's here give you their own branded travel pouches when you buy, which get regular use, the one that came with my Chopard is particularly nice, Mido gave me this very nice 'soft-touch' pen which I really like. It was just for a limited period whilst stocks last sort of thing, as I learnt when they handed it to me after the sale was completed.
  7. You're a spud! That explains a few things. From a Chelsea fan (been to WHL heaps of times over the years).
  8. For the price and everything, I think they're great. I'll be keeping an eye out for them in the stores here.
  9. FFS, you're comparing knock off borderline fakes with a legit brand not made by stealing someone else's copyright. Enjoy your copy watches but please don't keep trying to big them up by waffling on about the quality when their costs are next to zero as they haven't had to worry about all the things legit watch brands have to.
  10. I have a sense of deja-vu here............
  11. Yes, from afar, via the beeb on my laptop.
  12. No idea, but the technology isn't new.
  13. With a 20th century watch! They have had massive sales over here at their numerous outlets, with up to 70% off - controlled by colour coded stickers attached to the watch - each colour representing the discount availabler. So interesting to learn similar happening over there.
  14. Come back refreshed in due course. I haven't been getting so involved here recently, although I check in almost daily. I keep meaning to post pics and things but never seem to get around to it. Not even starting a thread about my ever so slowly developing tropical garden!
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