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  1. It's not a paid article. It's produced by Bremont for their website. Are you saying you don't believe this building is being built? Think of the investment that involved. They already manufacture many parts of the watch themselves, cases for example, are all made in-house and I like many others are looking forward to them introducing their own movement. The new HQ was planned to have been opened in October but got delayed by the pandemic. Here's the architects comments. Interesting to know the new building will include a 'museum of British Watchmaking'. Bremont - Spratley & Par
  2. Blimey, where have you been hiding? With 2 boutiques in London, and abroad in New York, Hong Kong and Melbourne and having waited 5 years to produce the brands first watch and now well established in the luxury watch market with their soon to be fully open 'Bremont Manufacturing & Technology Centre, they have never been in the microbrand niche! THE BREMONT MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY CENTRE: BRINGING BACK BRITISH W
  3. I can't really get excited about it, but the one in the post by Igerswis above is simply stunning. I think I have had that one on my wrist?
  4. @antjrice Firstly, great write-up. It's nice when the effort is put in to showcase the watch with a written intro and good quality pics and it's very much appreciated! Secondly, the two pandas side by sider are simply stunning. Both great watches in their own right, but great to have the pair. Great post!
  5. I think the U22 is great! Why not have a different date window to the norm? The price is great as well and I would jump on this if I was in the UK. I have the U2 Blue, which has a day date window and it's one of my absolute favourites. Great watches.
  6. I don't know, I doubt he does either, But I will ask him. But Rado have been producing ceramic watches for many, many years. Maybe someone else will know?
  7. Hmmm, a quick look at the website and I'm none the wiser who they are, where they are, who owns the company or anything else. And they have only 6 products. And I have no idea who makes them, where they are made et al. I would never use such a company.
  8. It will probably continue to look as it does upon purchase, like the vast majority of ceramic watches. My neighbour over here has kept his late wifes ceramic Rado as a keepsake,, which he bought for her years ago and which she regularly wore. It looks as good as new, ceramic bracelet as well.
  9. I was wondering if that's what it is and what size and colour! I keep looking at the damn things. Beat me to it! Is that right, not less than 0c?
  10. That never entered my head - lol!
  11. What's a dove watch? Do you have a pic of the watch? So may Seiko 5's out there.
  12. Great introduction and welcome aboard. Look forward to seeing your pics!
  13. @dapper I haven't seen this for a long time! One of my absolute favourites. How is the engraving holding up?
  14. @Perlative Cernometer I have already said and I know from personal experience, that contractors, whatever, check adherence to the standards set by ISO. Not ISO themselves. But I'm a simple soul and not a pedant, so I am happy to split hairs if I have to. You have provided the answer to my surprise 'self certification' is allowed, thanks for that! So, having looked a bit more at COSC, they are simply adhering to ISO specs as well. Whilst I accept they are 3rd party from a watch manufacturer, they are serving their masters, however it is dressed up, which is the Swiss watch industry.
  15. Yes, I took note of what was written above and did add the caveat - as I know little of technical ISO inspections - that I might be wrong on the testing bit. My experience of an ISO inspection (yes I know they are 3rd party) was that they are a pain. But the point is that the processes that, let's say Bremont again, have in place, have to be sufficiently rigorous, or changed as advised or needed, to qualify for ISO 'certification'.
  16. This today and a lot recently. One day soon, I'll get a chance to write about it!
  17. @Perlative Cernometer Sorry, 2nd attempt. I posted the above by mistake (obviously!) and took too long to complete my reply (36 minutes I think). Are you saying that every single movement in a Swiss made watch is individually tested, thousands and thousands of them, when COSC certification is being sought and this is ongoing throughout the life of a particular model? That's quite a task. You explain ISO far better than I ever could and whilst I'm extremely cynical about it for things like office management processes, I can see benefits in technical areas. I wasn't aware there
  18. It's something I have thought about as well, but I don't really think there is much difference. COSC don't check every watch that rolls off the production line. And COSC is only really about time keeping. And only applies to Swiss made watches. Anyone ever hear of a watch fail? ISO is an international standard, designed to check the processes and standards in place to ensure a claim about a watch, by let's say, Bremont, for example, who now use ISO and in respect of divers watches, it's more than just about the timekeeping. ISO do undertake regular inspections, which I would a
  19. Broad Arrow in today's winter sunshine. Makes it look Black & white, rather than blue / black & silver: A little later:
  20. 22mm is perfecto for me. As for 21mm lugs, my DSOTM has a 21mm lug and I have 2 Omega straps for it. Likewise with Seiko, but find 22mm replacement straps do the job just fine.
  21. @yokel I wonder if it was pre-owned then? They also had a solitary Jacob & Co and Moser. They did have a small display of Carl F Bucherer and a few others, but it was very much a temp. Stand. I anticipated going there again in a few days, but due to a family bereavement, that's not going to be possible. But if all goes to plan, I will be meeting Igerswis in Bkk later in January and will look then.
  22. I saw one in the flesh a few weeks back. I had no idea they were available in Thailand. It was very impressive. An AD I hadn't heard of before were just opening a concession in the mall that has most high end and other brands (2 Patek boutiques for example). I always visit when in Bkk and will do so next week. I hope they have more than the single Benzinger they had on their temp. stand.
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