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  1. Its not a question of using a few google clicks to find what has been going on. It's the fact the company clearly set out to hide their true origins. You shouldn't have to follow a trail of deceit. Not just in company records and ownership, but also in the booklets I saw in Bangkok that made no reference to who or what the company were, or their origins. It would be interesting to hear from recent buyers whether they are now more up front about their 'parentage'. Schofield have brought out a new watch. Here's what they have to say about it's origin and assembly, which is pretty clear:
  2. Sadly Honour, they are not British based, as @polyfun points out above. They only have an accountants here, that's it. You're right in everything else, but they could at least be honest in their marketing and openly state they are a Chinese company, which they went to great lengths to disguise.
  3. Sadly Honour, it's not a British brand. When I researched it some time ago, it's only presence in the UK was an accountants office in Andover, if I remember correctly. One of the Directors is bassed in Hong Kong and the parent company is in China.
  4. How did I miss this first time around. Great read Honour and superbly complimented by the subsequent posts and accompanying photos!
  5. Until they introduce their own movements, their models are all modified versions of others. That's not really anything new. It's been a little while since they were able to qualify for COSC, not being Swiss made. So they are ISO chronometer rated instead. But I agree with your point about what is the base movement used. I found that frustrating as well, I wanted to see it jump back and was annoyed they didn't show it.
  6. Considering how much everyone enjoys a new Bremont LE, I'm surprised this hasn't already registered here! Anyway, this one's a stunner, in my opinion. Here's an introduction (well worth a look): Yesterday, I followed a live interactive video presentation by the English Brothers for SE Asia (they have a boutique in HK). It was very well presented and very interesting. Stephen Hawking's daughter joined in on the text banter and his son was interviewed on film. Brian Cox eulogised about Hawking and his legacy and it's clear the brothers have personal emotive involvement with
  7. I think it's awful. LE Collaboration with Worn & Wound, order via the US only, all watches shipped from Maidenhead. Getting very mixed reviews on the CW website, where I have just come from, a few references to CW heritage / brand identity, which has been an interesting discussion, with so many new watches being thrown out all a bit 'pick & mix' - it really started from a thread Steve made and I am sure he could add more, should he choose to!
  8. Mr. Williams is quite something, isn't he. So humble, brimming with humility and sure has a story to tell, that he told so well. Really enjoyed that. Thanks for posting.
  9. That Blancpain is just drop dead gorgeous! If all works out well and I sell my house in 2.5 years when my state pension kicks in, then that has to be on the cards. IgerSwis talked of the fun of the chase. I am already compiling a list for the 'one'!
  10. Mr Ward today. Nearly 5 years old now. Pic taken at Noosa main beach, Hastings St. Nooosa, Queensland on 31.12.15. Watch still looks the same.
  11. They always have sales. Always. Always have had and always will. Unless desperate, don't pay the full price. 5 years ago the watch I was hoping they would make, actually was. I thought the price OTT, even then. Within a month or so, a Christmas sale was announced (quelle surprise), 25% off the whole range of watches + free international shipping. That did me nicely. I still have the watch. It cost me 374 pounds. Thai duty was equal to 3 UK pence.
  12. Looks like somethings about to hit Mike France in that pic!
  13. I think it's a really nice watch. This is where Page & Cooper are missed. They sold this brand and had numerous other small brands that were otherwise hard to come across. After checking the videos for all 4 watches, I think the green is my favourite, followed by maroon (poor mans burgundy ). The case back is nicer than on the blue and black as well. Quite tempted actually. But so many nice watches out there, although I haven't a square(ish) watch. To import into Thailand @ 5% duty +7% VAT, would add 40 pounds to the cost, so based on todays exxchange rate, the total cost
  14. Apart the shade of blue used on one dial. I actually dislike these. Farer seem to have set a quiz for themselves - how many 'piloty' and other watch themes can they add to three watches! The colour of the hour and minute hands on the blue dial seems an aberration to me - and looks even worse on the white dial!
  15. There's certainly a lot of noise about them on the online watch magazines and I think the green dialed independence right up my street - solid and chunky - just like me - lol! But the price, oh dear. When I looked at retailers to see if they were available in this neck of the woods, the answer was not unexpectedly no. But they seem to have outlets all over Japan, so not sure what the story is there?
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