Watch Porn Wednesday

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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,735MI6 Agent

    Likewise. Would love them to make a 38mm watch that was at least 100m WR. Absolutely pathetic putting the Panerai name to a 30m WR watch😤

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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent
    edited April 11

    Pretty sure some of you are following the new releases at Watches and Wonders.


    I really like AP ( if they‘re not doing a Code 11.59) but this Black Panther is just wrong - besides that it seems that T’Challa is sh*tting a Tourbillon

    Compared to this, the Omega 007 Editions are all on the subtle side 😁

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  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 2,909Quartermasters

    It does look he is sh*tting a Tourbillon as you say...or perhaps he's just working out on one of those inflatable exercise balls. Either way, not the most elegant looking addition to any wrist.

  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent

    Imo this watch would not exist without Instagram

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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,050MI6 Agent

    The update of Tudor's chrono is rather gorgeous I think.


  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent

    They deliberately made it strange looking by making the minuterie smaller than necessary and leave that blanc white spot between it and the rehaut.

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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,050MI6 Agent

    Oh you disagree.

  • UNCLE27UNCLE27 EnglandPosts: 1,093MI6 Agent

    I agreed with emtiem.

    Right up until Higgins pointed out the white border.

    Now I can’t unsee it...

    Still a very nice watch but flawed by that design.

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,050MI6 Agent

    Looks great to me: doesn't need to be a replica of a Daytona to look nice.

  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    edited April 12

    Really impressed with the releases by Panerai at W&W. I'm especially interested in the environmentally friendly approach they've taken with the materials they are using, the new submersible Pam01225 is made of 98.6 % recycled materials including the silicon hair spring and lume I'm also pleased to see a return of the bridge guard styled bracelet and am introduction of nylon NATO style straps.


    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent
    edited April 12

    I actually like the H.Moser Mega Cool a lot - hoping that they come out later with a blue dial ( not a fan of green 🤭)

    Unfortunately with 42mm, it‘s 2mm too big for my girly wrists 🥺

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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,050MI6 Agent

    That Panerai is very cool.

  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,711MI6 Agent

    The Tudor was on my interest list, but apart from that awful white border, there’s something off with that snowflake hand and round indices. The surrounds on which look a bit anaemic. It all looks a bit wrong the more that you look at it.

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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,735MI6 Agent

    I quite like the new Tudor Black Bay 58 in Taupe but not sure how the silver case will bear up and how it will tarnish over the years. Adds to the character perhaps but don't like the thought of having to get the Silvo out every 6 months?

    Would have loved Panerai to come out with more 38mm models (with proper WR). They're just too big for my wrists currently but I'm a fan of the history.

    I know I'll be in a minority on this one but I still like a fair few of the Bremont watches. Everybody has to start from somewhere with regards history, and they're not the first company to exaggerate certain claims. I do also appreciate they're a bit overpriced but fair play to a British company handmaking watches to a nice build quality. The Supermarine S302 ticks a lot of boxes and at 40mm fits my wrists!


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  • UNCLE27UNCLE27 EnglandPosts: 1,093MI6 Agent

    I like that a lot!

  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent
    edited April 12

    🥶😱😱😱😱


    We‘re not talking about Brewmont here.

    It just gets the idiot excited and he will bore us all to death🤬


    Here is the expert opinion about the brand:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4KDT9NgOxc&t=627s

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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent

    Just in the new Calatrava which I really like


    particularly the new movement.

    The old manual was just too small!


    Now the QP is interesting!


    forgive me...


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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,711MI6 Agent
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent

    I honestly don't understand the amount of social media hate for Bremont 🤷 I do wonder that if 2 Swiss guys decided to start up a new watch brand whether the negativity would be so much? Historical back stories aren't everything, I mean Richard Mille hardly has a fascinating history. The whole I hate Bremont because it's set up by a couple of English guys living off trust funds is just a ridiculous statement and has nothing to do with the quality of watches imho

    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent
    edited April 13

    Sorry, that is entirely not the case!


    Some years ago, Bremont where caught hands in the honeypot for declaring „inhouse“ movements that where certainly not!

    To make things even worse, they came with a more than half-arsed „explanation“ (which was not even an apology) explaining: „ we have been so passionate about us and our product, we didn‘t know the scope of what ‚inhouse‘ really means“.

    That‘s the point where the opinion about them changed and it has zero to do with their nationality.

    This is the (as usual) very mild and polite sumup in Hodinkee - many have a much stronger opinion about them!

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/video-bremont-co-founder-nick-english-responds-to-questions-about-new-movement

    I don‘t like them because of their ethics (shown above), their usually inflated pricing and their use of super-tiny movements in oversized pilots watches.

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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent
    edited April 13

    Having said this, Asp9mm may know better - the English brothers obviously come from a well-off family, so Archie‘s „ set up by a couple of English guys living off trust funds“ is not just a ridiculous statement - particularly in context with their shady business ethics.

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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    edited April 13

    It seems Tag Heuer managed to avoid long lasting damage when they claimed the seiko movement they used to be their own In house work! The instances are very similar, and pretty much both are down to marketing spiel !

    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent
    edited April 15

    Classic Whataboutism!

    Tag Heuer‘s wrongdoings don‘t make Bremont’s cheating any better


    Pulling the „because we are British“ card when a company receives well-deserved loathing for their shady actions seems to be a common reflex.

    Bremont totally screwed this up - twice - and they deserve the negativity that is out there.

    For what they did and not for what country they are coming from!

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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,711MI6 Agent

    They’ve done nothing shady except make a dumb comment 13 years ago. Get over it. Cartier, Brietling and even Rolex have said all their movements are in house over the years when they in fact weren’t.

    And they never tried to get around it by saying they are British. That’s just your dumb take on a nonexistent instant.

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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent
    edited April 13

    Well, Chris came out with that indirect implication, mentioning that there would be no negativity if they where coming from Switzerland....

    And they have deceivingly and intentionally called their movement „inhouse“ while knowingly buying them from La Joux-Perret.

    That‘s not „one dumb comment“ like you say.

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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent

    And it‘s called Breitling, dumb yourself 🤨

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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent

    I'm simply stating that I personally don't understand the amount of abuse that Bremont get from so many sources, when they've done nothing any worse than other luxury watch brands and those other brands like Tag haven't received the same ire ! I have my favoured watch makers and Bremont isn't one of them, but I certainly find the abuse strange, especially as the company have such good charitable work with the British armed forces charities 🤷 Archie's sniping has a lot to do with the brothers position in life! At the end of the day if the watches work as they should and people like the aesthetics then that's the point as long as they don't attempt to mislead anyone! They did once and that was corrected.

    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,350MI6 Agent
    edited April 13

    Well, they mislead everyone - by calling that movement being inhouse - that‘s the point.

    And that‘s the reason for the negativity that they receive - also from me.

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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,711MI6 Agent
    edited April 13


    Nothing breeds hate faster than success And two young men have built up a very successful high end watch brand from nothing And their brand is getting stronger. The watch industry is very “olde” If you haven’t been around since the 1800s in some people eyes, then you don’t deserve to be selling products within the industry. Even Rolex were looked down upon as young upstarts until recently They told people were to shove it too

    Higgy Bumm. No one cares. Only you. And you’re a legal moron. So nobody cares what you think either.

    And it should be Breitling. I before E except after C. Everyone knows that.

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