Here is an update on the Bremont Supermarine 301 after six weeks as well as the state of my limited collection. I have worn the watch since I received it which is unusual for me as usually the honeymoon period wears off and I go back to another watch much sooner.
I have a few thoughts on the watch. First, it is a piece that looks and is appreciated more when you have it on the wrist vs seeing photos. This is my first Bremont but the attention to detail with the case is very attractive to me. I like the simplicity of the dial also. Frankly, it just wears much differently than the other watches I own which were the Rolex Sea Dweller 43, and the Tudor Black Bay Bronze and Tudor Pelagos LHD.
Once I had the Bremont Supermarine 301, I felt having three black dialed divers watches with black bezels, as well as red writing, was one to much for me. As much I loved the Pelagos LHD, that was the one to go and it has a new owner which leaves me with the other three watches. I am thinking that my next watch will be one that is not a diver. Not to get off the topic, but I am hoping that Bremont comes out with a non-divers watch similar to the MB series but with no date. Do any of you that own a MB know the dimension of the case lug to lug. I know it is 43mm but the lug to lug makes a big difference with a 6.5 inch wrist. I can wear the Sea Dweller 43 as the lug to lug is only 50mm.
Here are some photos that were not in my first post on the watch. I starting wearing the watch on the OEM dark brown strap from Bremont and then purchased 2 canvas straps from Dan at Redrockstraps. I then picked up 3 leather straps from Drew at Europelli Straps. I am very happy with the look of the watch on all of the straps. Anyway, thats it for now. Let me know your thought s about what you think Bremont will come out with in a few weeks. One their site, they show black images of 3 new watches. One looks to be a watch baed on the last exploration of Ben S. The one on the left looks like a MB case and the one in the middle a chronograph but who knows what they will look like.