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    Bremont antishock system

    Hi, I have a question regarding the antishock system.

    I recently purchased a brand new supermarine s500 with really low serial number. I understand this has the anti shock system.

    I read that the antishock is possible using a foam to buffer the movement.

    My impression of having a foam mean over time the foam might disintegrate slowly or not be as strong in structure.

    Does anyone know how long do we need to have the foam changed? I am also worried that the foam may not be available long time down the road which would then render the watch useless.

    Any comments on this?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Bremont antishock system

    According to their site, they use a 'protective patented anti-shock movement mount'. Couple of pics from a Google search shows it appears to be made from rubber. Pix are of the MBII but the description of the Supermarine S500 also mentions the same shock protection. I assume if this needs replacing during a service they will do just that.

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    Re: Bremont antishock system

    Another shot from a different model from Timeless:

    http://www.timelessluxwatches.com/re...model-1-review
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    The Boeing model 1 looks really good.

    Still, I am concerned about the durability of the foam.

    How long does the foam last? Because only bremont can replace the foam, I have to send back to bremont when the foam starts to disintegrate. Also, I have no visibility of the condition of the foam, how will I know if it is time to send back.

    Also a concern, 20 years down the road, is it still available? If not, how can the watch function without the foam?

    If I want to service outside, can I get the foam elsewhere? I suppose not.
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    Re: Bremont antishock system

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Lee View Post
    The Boeing model 1 looks really good.

    Still, I am concerned about the durability of the foam.

    How long does the foam last? Because only bremont can replace the foam, I have to send back to bremont when the foam starts to disintegrate. Also, I have no visibility of the condition of the foam, how will I know if it is time to send back.

    Also a concern, 20 years down the road, is it still available? If not, how can the watch function without the foam?

    If I want to service outside, can I get the foam elsewhere? I suppose not.
    Hey Dennis, I'm pretty sure it's rubber. I highly doubt they'd put a material that could disintegrate and get into the movement. I have the same watch in blue and i'm sure whatever material they used will be available in the future.
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    Re: Bremont antishock system

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Lee View Post
    How long does the foam last? Because only bremont can replace the foam, I have to send back to bremont when the foam starts to disintegrate. Also, I have no visibility of the condition of the foam, how will I know if it is time to send back.
    Without asking Bremont directly - which you may wish to do, since they have an excellent reputation for customer service and support - there are two possible answers: either A) the anti-shock mechanism is built to last for at least the duration between scheduled services, in which case it is replaced during service; or B) it is considered a "permanent" part that really doesn't get replaced under normal usage because it's rubber, it doesn't have to move, and should not be subject to rot unless water enters the case. Of all the parts, I think this is one that you probably do not have to worry too much about.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Lee View Post
    Also a concern, 20 years down the road, is it still available? If not, how can the watch function without the foam?

    If I want to service outside, can I get the foam elsewhere? I suppose not.
    I would agree that - if this is a serviceable part, you won't find it anywhere except Bremont. As for the question, "will there be parts available 20 years from now?" that's the real question for *any* watchmaker, isn't it? Whether they will have an ample supply of spare parts that are proprietary to them, or whether they will even exist as an entity 20 years from now? Unfortunately, there is no way anyone can really answer that question.

    Thirty years ago, you might've asked, "will there be someone who can service my Betamax tape player in 30 years," and today you'd know that not only isn't there anyone really who can, but how irrelevant the question became with the advent of the DVD player. When it comes to technology, there are never any guarantees, I'm afraid.

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    Thanks. I think i will send them an email to check.

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