New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

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New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by jimyritz » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:04 pm

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http://www.ablogtowatch.com/bremont-com ... ion-watch/

about $11K USD or 8K GBP in stainless

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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by ericf4 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:06 pm

From looks alone I'm out.

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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by Axelay2003 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:09 pm

I've seen better Bremonts.
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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by 4pfrench » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:31 pm

Wow, that is expensive.
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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by james80 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:33 pm

Don't like the font, don't like the red hands, don't like the white date wheel against the off white sub dial.

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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by gwells » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:39 pm

nope.

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But unlike the ALT1, the Bremont Comet DH-88’s bright red rotor has been fitted with a small sampling of spruce plywood sourced from the undercarriage of the original race-winning aircraft.
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hasn't the whole "this watch has one drip of jizz from some famous person's dick" fad run its course yet?

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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by matt.wu » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:03 pm

I do not like that one
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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by zepp21 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:06 pm

Too much going on there. Pass.


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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:15 pm

Pass

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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by Axelay2003 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:35 pm

Exhibition case back is nice though.
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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by Jeep99dad » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:38 pm

Wow. Lots going on. Not for me and too $$
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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:17 pm

james80 wrote:Don't like the font, don't like the red hands, don't like the white date wheel against the off white sub dial.
I'm sure someone will pop in shortly to say why a jarring white date wheel is great against the cream subdial, on an $11,000 steel watch - but I think you're 100% correct. It looks like shit.

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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by logan2z » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:56 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
james80 wrote:Don't like the font, don't like the red hands, don't like the white date wheel against the off white sub dial.
I'm sure someone will pop in shortly to say why a jarring white date wheel is great against the cream subdial, on an $11,000 steel watch - but I think you're 100% correct. It looks like shit.
This watch is an LE and therefore will only be sold in small numbers. So it's not really worth the expense to manufacture a matching date wheel when there's an existing stock of white wheels - especially at this price point.

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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by jimyritz » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:06 pm

From what I understand Bremont "Collectors" have already put money down for the rights to own. I don't love it... :shrug:

The original LE's: the P-51, EP 120, and Norton are still the best in my opinion...

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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:01 pm

logan2z wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
james80 wrote:Don't like the font, don't like the red hands, don't like the white date wheel against the off white sub dial.
I'm sure someone will pop in shortly to say why a jarring white date wheel is great against the cream subdial, on an $11,000 steel watch - but I think you're 100% correct. It looks like shit.
This watch is an LE and therefore will only be sold in small numbers. So it's not really worth the expense to manufacture a matching date wheel when there's an existing stock of white wheels - especially at this price point.
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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:01 pm

How many LE's has Bremont came out with now? 100 maybe?

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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by Torrid » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:11 pm

Jesus guys. It's been a feeding frenzy on Bremont lately. Honestly it's not for me though.

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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by streetracer101 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:23 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
james80 wrote:Don't like the font, don't like the red hands, don't like the white date wheel against the off white sub dial.
I'm sure someone will pop in shortly to say why a jarring white date wheel is great against the cream subdial, on an $11,000 steel watch - but I think you're 100% correct. It looks like shit.
Every comments section on the net is full of keyboard ninjas with an opinion. Pay it no mind.

As for the notion of value, seriously? If that's what's driving someone in this hobby, then they can stick to Chinese-made micros and G-Shocks. If you're looking for an investment, buy real estate: if you're looking for a watch, buy what you like (and can afford) and wear what you buy. Honestly, it would be impossible for me to care less about the fact that I can buy X brand watch for less. Guess what? I don't want X brand watch, I want this one. And if you're only making 100, well then, I guess I'm going to have to pay what you're asking. Mind you, I'm currently broke, so I won't be buying one, but trust me, if I would I could.
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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:20 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
james80 wrote:Don't like the font, don't like the red hands, don't like the white date wheel against the off white sub dial.
I'm sure someone will pop in shortly to say why a jarring white date wheel is great against the cream subdial, on an $11,000 steel watch - but I think you're 100% correct. It looks like shit.
Every comments section on the net is full of keyboard ninjas with an opinion. Pay it no mind.

As for the notion of value, seriously? If that's what's driving someone in this hobby, then they can stick to Chinese-made micros and G-Shocks. If you're looking for an investment, buy real estate: if you're looking for a watch, buy what you like (and can afford) and wear what you buy. Honestly, it would be impossible for me to care less about the fact that I can buy X brand watch for less. Guess what? I don't want X brand watch, I want this one. And if you're only making 100, well then, I guess I'm going to have to pay what you're asking. Mind you, I'm currently broke, so I won't be buying one, but trust me, if I would I could.
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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by r.palace » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:04 pm

not a fan...imo you'd be throwing your money away. seriously. you may not think so right now, and you may not think so ever...but Id think you did.

can you take this into the water? of course not, it's a pilots watch. these watches really don't have anything appealing to the eye. maybe the shit subdial is the 'best' of the group, but that's about it.

again, my opinion only...if you and your friends like them, then that's all that really counts.
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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by Dedalus » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:35 am

Well, I'm clearly in the minority, but I quite like the looks. What I have a problem with is a steel watch with
Bremont's BE-54AE movement – a COSC-certified automatic caliber based on the ETA 7750 that exhibits some neat modifications like red screws, a Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, and Nivaflex 1 mainspring
for an asking price of £7995 :hand: :nutkick:

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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by lilhoody » Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:54 am

Dedalus wrote:Well, I'm clearly in the minority, but I quite like the looks. What I have a problem with is a steel watch with
Bremont's BE-54AE movement – a COSC-certified automatic caliber based on the ETA 7750 that exhibits some neat modifications like red screws, a Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, and Nivaflex 1 mainspring
for an asking price of £7995 :hand: :nutkick:
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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:16 am

lilhoody wrote:
Dedalus wrote:Well, I'm clearly in the minority, but I quite like the looks. What I have a problem with is a steel watch with
Bremont's BE-54AE movement – a COSC-certified automatic caliber based on the ETA 7750 that exhibits some neat modifications like red screws, a Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, and Nivaflex 1 mainspring
for an asking price of £7995 :hand: :nutkick:
I'm with you, I love it.
In fairness, the original renderings and photos were unflattering, to say the least. I saw some photos of the actual watch and it looks great.
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Re: New Bremont LE Comet DH-88

Post by craniotes » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:16 am

I've handled it in person, and I'm sold (if I had the money ;) ).

Pictures didn't do it for me either, but man, on my wrist... One of the nicest LE's they've done.

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Post by Torrid » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:57 am

craniotes wrote:I've handled it in person, and I'm sold (if I had the money ;) ).

Pictures didn't do it for me either, but man, on my wrist... One of the nicest LE's they've done.

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Great pictures, absolutely brilliant. Sometimes the washed out close up renderings kill the overall feel of the watch. Looking at it again I actually like the gold a bit. I've been thinking I would like a gold watch, but have no clue what would get in a somewhat reasonable price realm. I know that adds quite a bit to the price having a proper gold cased watch and by the time I got that far I think I may change my mind.

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