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    Default Bremont & Norton

    Bremont sent this over for me to look at..... took it for a spin for lunch out in a sleepy village Cafe near Caen Hill Canal Locks, Wiltshire...with my two boys.

    I like this one a lot... more pics and a study later....







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    That is my favourite Bremont watch.
    It looked and felt great in the flesh, but I imagine it will be out of my price range for a good while.

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    As previously posted, I like that one too....

    The numerals are in an interesting font, echoing the Norton font. Also like the inner instrument track and the vintage colours.

    The flight of locks at Caen Hill are amazing....

    The canal had to be rescued by the Crofton beam engine recently. As the electric pump system failed. So the steam driven beam engine stepped in. So the canal water level was kept topped up and the canal was still usable.
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    Very cool. I like the round date window, and the inner track. Is it on a normal buckle rather than a deployment clasp?
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    No... I am just wearing it on a used black strap and buckle of my own... comes on a Deployment and black strap with vintage stitching.....


    Quote Originally Posted by Bremont125 View Post
    Very cool. I like the round date window, and the inner track. Is it on a normal buckle rather than a deployment clasp?
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    Here is a picture of the flight of locks.....

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    Any more pics of this one? I am starting to think this watch looks fantastic. I love the gold numbers and the style they are in.

    And a Ltd edition of only 200..nice.

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    Have a look in the Galleries under Bremont...
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    Can somebody please enlighten me as to the connection between Bremont and Norton?

    Personally, I'm completely turned off by most Limited Edition watches (in fact most Limited Edition anything - the concept of Limited Edition is completely devalued), and also by spurious connections which attempt to grab some reflected glory or take dubious advantage of a halo effect - in this case between a watch manufacturer and a motorcycle manufacturer of debatable provenance, who have been no stranger to the Receiver. Are they targetting all of those Norton owners out there? There must be a few, some of whom aren't spending all of their disposable income on maintaining their bikes and can afford to buy the watch. For me, it would be an infinitely more desirable piece without the need to be reminded of another British manufacturer of artefacts which were well and truly surpassed by the Japanese. Cue much outrage and indignation from Norton owners.

    I suppose my antipathy towards this sort of thing stems from the fact that there is so much of it about - how many Ferrari watches are out there? How many of them are owned by Ferrari owners who are in need of being reminded of the fact whenever they check the time?
    Gratuitous "branding" is targetted at the weak-minded and insecure.

    Is it available without the name "Norton" on the dial? Just imagine how much better it would look. And surely this would increase its' appeal?

    Sits back and puts tin hat on.....
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    This may sound weird but I am less turned off by this was due to the fact I've never even heard of Norton before.

    I'd never buy a Ferarri by Panerai watch probably because the logo cheapens it and the Ferrari badge is on no end of stuff trying to make it cool.

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