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    Finally got a Bremont- what a great value!

    Maybe I intrigued a few of you with that title? Just got an MB3, and here are some initial thoughts.

    I've been looking at Bremonts since a year ago, when I happened on their store in NYC while looking at other watches. I didn't know much at that time about the brand but were pretty blown away by them. Started doing my research and discovered a lot of passionate fans, but also a lot of passionate "haters." Most of the haters think the watch is way overpriced. Well after a few flips I scrounged up enough to grab a used MB3 off the forum for a great price- I wanted to judge for myself.

    I am fairly value-conscious. I buy almost exclusively second-hand (although am not opposed to supporting a good AD). I have come to realize that value for me means simply: value=benefit/cost. Cost is fairly easy to determine, but benefit is much more elusive. Some consider benefit to be related to the specifications of the watch (materials), whether it is in-house, the "provenance", if it's a status symbol, etc.

    I am not immune to these considerations, but for me, value is determined simply by the question, "how much do I like it?" I realize a lot of people look at Bremonts and think they do not have good value, because they're not in-house; they are a new brand without history; etc., and they cost as much as Omega, and more than Tudor for example.

    For me, my value calculation on this MB3 is simple. If purchased on the second-hand market, this watch has amazing value.

    It is a tank. It feels indestructible. It is super masculine. Its design is unique and very cool. Internal bezel is so satisfying. It has a cool story. It just f-ing rocks.

    Downsides for me- it's a little big. Bremont, you need to make the MB series in a 40-41mm!! Also, the tight crown issue is ridiculous.

    Cheers.
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    Re: Finally got a Bremont- what a great value!

    Here is a pic. Really nice on Erika’s Original MN.


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    Re: Finally got a Bremont- what a great value!

    Looks nice

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    Re: Finally got a Bremont- what a great value!

    Ha! You got me. Bremont and value are not often put together in the same sentence, unless there is a negative qualifier thrown in. I like mine though, enough to buy it new... and I never buy new!

    I think the ALT1 series wears a little better and counter intuitively smaller. The extra thickness seems to match the 43mm diameter a little better to my eye. Slightly harder to fit under long sleeves though. I do love the knurled center ring on the MB series and think the MB3 is the best of the bunch. Nice pickup!
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    Re: Finally got a Bremont- what a great value!

    Congrats. They are definitely on my short list.

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    Re: Finally got a Bremont- what a great value!

    I had the MBIII and because it sat in rotation of a number of watches ( and usually only worn at weekends ) I was forever setting the time when I picked it up and the tight crown drove me insane ! sold it for this reason.

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    Re: Finally got a Bremont- what a great value!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your watch, I am interested in getting a MB II eventually.

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    Re: Finally got a Bremont- what a great value!

    Quote Originally Posted by Helo View Post
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your watch, I am interested in getting a MB II eventually.
    Get it :)
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    Re: Finally got a Bremont- what a great value!

    Quote Originally Posted by sjsoon View Post
    Get it :)
    I will one day!

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    Re: Finally got a Bremont- what a great value!

    Second hand is the way to go with Bremont. Congratulations!

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