I haven’t posted on this board before but I have been seen around the Omega/Rolex forums occasionally.
At the turn of the year, my Squadron commissioned a watch with Bremont. As part of the negotiations, it was agreed that in addition to the serial number (only 50 will ever be made) we could (would, in order to prevent re-sell) have a personalised engraving on the caseback. We could have either 8 characters, or 4 characters and a basic image - like Pilot wings/flying Brevet for example (they’ve done that before). I opted for the 4 character and wings. I was then told they were currently unable to engrave the wings due to copyright issues but that the rights were up for tender, and if they could in the future, I’d be able to get my engraving applied.
A couple of days ago my watch arrived, looking better than I could’ve hoped, with custom dial and rotor. Sadly though, I was disappointed with the engraving.
It was my understanding that the four character engraving would be below a space for the wings, with serial number to the side somewhere. Instead, the engraving is below the serial, with no space for an image that I can see. Furthermore, the two rows of engraving are misaligned! This really throws it off for me.
I have emailed Bremont and await their response, but I was looking for some feedback/advice on what I could realistically expect from the thus far excellent customer service.
At this point I would like the full 8 character engraving placed centrally under the serial. This would require a new caseback with said engraving. I will forego the option of the wings as I’m not sure if this will get resolved in the future. Am I being realistic?
Please see the images below of my watch and a reference image of some wings engraved on another watch.