This is a fairly pedestrian story, but I thought I would pass it along. I purchased my Bremont Supermarine last September. Within the first 2-3 days of owning, I managed to let it slip out of my hand, about chest high, and it fell to the hard ceramic tile floor of my bathroom. As my watch landed face-first with a solid smack, a sick feeling hit me in the pit of my stomach. I reached down to pick it up knowing that the sapphire crystal/bezel would be cracked, the case would have a deep scratch and/or the movement would be damaged.
When I picked up the watch and examined it closely, I couldn't believe my eyes. Everything was perfect, from the case, to the bezel and crystal. As I kept an eye on the functions, everything worked perfectly to the point that I was able to give a tremendous accuracy report in February of this year.
I know this was not some major catastrophic accident that makes one astounded the watch survived, but I have had other watches with highly-regarded durability ratings not do as well under ordinary mishaps. Since that accident, I have taken my Bremont free-diving, ocean kayaking and other rugged outdoor endeavors. It's as tough as it is beautiful and distinctive.