Been looking for a sporty watch I can wear on a strap. Something nice and cool, but that I don't need to worry about. I like the S300 models, as well as the new MOD Broadsword, but while neither is too big on me -- they just don't sit great. The Airco Mach 1 feels better. So, fit is good, but I'm not sure whether it has too much of a vintage look to it, as compared with one of the various IWC Mark XVIII models, or going in a totally different direction and price-point, say the Oris Chronoris. I need to answer that question, but happy to receive input and suggestions from others. One other point, I think that Bremont does a lot of things well, but the dials seem pretty flat and one-dimensional. Like they are printed. To me, that is the weak spot on these models at this price point. Question is whether that is enough for me to pass on the watch.
Separately, in looking and pricing it, I called a well known retailer which is used by many WIS and has a great reputation. The retailer advised that, while it had done a ton of business with Bremont, they no longer carry them because it was not mutually beneficial. This is not the first time I have heard this complaint from a retailer about Bremont. That is disappointing and confusing. What is Bremont's end-game here. They are not big enough to use the IWC/Omega model and start moving to company boutiques only. I just don't get it and it does not reflect well on the company that it seems that they can't manage sensible business relationships with retailers. Interested in thoughts.