Click here to return to the home page.
Image of a road.
Who's Online Now
14 registered members (DCH, Richard Wood, Spanner Juggler, bmgermany, Rovert, JMD, Fox Terrier, HJP, Katanazz, Bilymog, IcePack, IvorMog, Bunny, Stringers Best Mate), 180 guests, and 17 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
John V6 347
TBM 214
+8Rich 211
Newest Topics
wire for third brake light
by Hogzilla. 27/11/20 01:41 AM
dehumidifier
by B3MOG. 26/11/20 10:41 PM
Electric kit car
by John V6. 26/11/20 09:13 PM
Tyre advise for 15 x 7 Miniltes
by RogerQ. 26/11/20 06:53 PM
Ducati Diavel Lamborghini
by Gambalunga. 26/11/20 06:25 PM
Wanted: Early TT garage Farnham car badge
by FvdM. 26/11/20 05:45 PM
Something to check
by nippymog. 26/11/20 03:41 PM
Latest Photos
More November Sun...
November Sun
Is this a 4 to 3 wheeler conversion?
Sunday Trip Out
New member
Newest Members
E.Gumiero, Grump, Fjmorgan, KJD, Mike Woodroffe
7255 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums34
Topics39,932
Posts662,076
Members7,255
Most Online1,033
Dec 28th, 2019
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 4 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Re: Morgans & Wrist Watches [Re: VassilisP] #632242
22/04/20 10:02 PM
22/04/20 10:02 PM
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 214
Largo, Florida, USA
Edwin Offline
L - Learner Plates On
Edwin  Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Joined: May 2019
Posts: 214
Largo, Florida, USA
I happen to be wearing my Omega Seamaster today. I'm also SCUBA certified.


65 Plus 4 / 4 Seater, car addict
Re: Morgans & Wrist Watches [Re: M3W55] #632265
23/04/20 06:34 AM
23/04/20 06:34 AM
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 72
Rome, Italy
VassilisP Offline OP
Just Getting Started
VassilisP  Offline OP
Just Getting Started

Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 72
Rome, Italy
Originally Posted by M3W55
I love my Speedmasters and IWCs, but the ideal match for a Morgan should be British - Bremont.


Yes i do like Bremonts. Their new military collection is my favourite! Have you also seen Vertex? A descendant of the old owners has revived the brand with a couple of interesting models.

These too would be my British military picks. I also like Fears (again resurrected by a descendant) but it is a bit more on the dressy side.

So for me the perfect watch for the modern Morgan owner would have to:
- be British
- be Waterproof/rugged
- have a vintage design
- have a modern mechanism


2009 Morgan 4/4 Sport
Re: Morgans & Wrist Watches [Re: M3W55] #632266
23/04/20 06:37 AM
23/04/20 06:37 AM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 963
Yorkshireman living in Surrey
Bonesie Offline
Talk Morgan Regular
Bonesie  Offline
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 963
Yorkshireman living in Surrey
Originally Posted by M3W55
I love my Speedmasters and IWCs, but the ideal match for a Morgan should be British - Bremont.


British company, with a French name rofl


Bonesie

Current stead -'The Captain' Black +4

'Life is like a garden, dig it' *Joe Dirt farmer
Re: Morgans & Wrist Watches [Re: Fuel.inj] #632267
23/04/20 06:38 AM
23/04/20 06:38 AM
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 72
Rome, Italy
VassilisP Offline OP
Just Getting Started
VassilisP  Offline OP
Just Getting Started

Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 72
Rome, Italy
Originally Posted by Fuel.inj
I bought my Vertex watch from Exchange and Mart in the early 70’s, if I remember correctly for abut £5 10shillings and sixpence.
It is one of the dirty dozen watches. I also have a Cyma issue as well. These were the first wristwatches specially commissioned for the British Army during the Second World War. I do like Military or Aeronautical watches. My favourites being Heuer Pilot Automatic and a Marvin Flying Dutchman watch which were issued to KLM Pilots in the 1950’s.


I love the dirty dozen watches. My only reservation is usability (waterproofness etc.) that is why I suggest the modern re-issues like Vertex, Bremont and Smiths.

I had never seen that Marvin although I know of the brand! It looks a bit like the Universal Geneve Pole-Router, a watch designed for the S.A.S (airlines) to celebrate them flying over the North Pole I believe.


2009 Morgan 4/4 Sport
Re: Morgans & Wrist Watches [Re: Bonesie] #632275
23/04/20 07:32 AM
23/04/20 07:32 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 921
Shropshire
MDS61 Offline
Talk Morgan Regular
MDS61  Offline
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 921
Shropshire
Originally Posted by Bonesie
Originally Posted by M3W55
I love my Speedmasters and IWCs, but the ideal match for a Morgan should be British - Bremont.


British company, with a French name rofl


laugh2


Honesty means doing it right, even when no one is looking!

2004 Roadster S1 3.0 V6 - "Seve"

Mark
Re: Morgans & Wrist Watches [Re: Bonesie] #632437
23/04/20 07:48 PM
23/04/20 07:48 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 67
Between Paris & Montlhery - Fr...
Jacques Offline
Just Getting Started
Jacques  Offline
Just Getting Started

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 67
Between Paris & Montlhery - Fr...
Originally Posted by Bonesie


British company, with a French name rofl

Fortunately.......Nick and Giles English, Bremont Co-Founders laugh2

Bremont website


The Name Bremont

In the late 1990s, Nick & Giles were flying across France in their 1930's biplane. The weather was closing in. A rough-running engine forced them to make an emergency landing. Keen to avoid the French authorities, the brothers were more than happy to accept the gracious help of the farmer whose field they had landed in. They stayed in his home, the aircraft took cover in the barn. It transpired their host had flown aircraft during the war, as well as being a gifted engineer. Half-restored wall clocks lay everywhere, together with numerous engine parts. The farmer still even wore his own father's wristwatch. The brothers promised that his warm hospitality would never be forgotten. His name? Antoine Bremont.



Last edited by Jacques; 23/04/20 08:03 PM.

Happy Morgan +8 (2001) owner
BMW 435i - X Drive
Royal Enfield 500 EFI
Re: Morgans & Wrist Watches [Re: VassilisP] #632441
23/04/20 08:12 PM
23/04/20 08:12 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 133
L
Ludo Offline
L - Learner Plates On
Ludo  Offline
L - Learner Plates On
L

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 133
And I am a French guy wearing Bremont (2006, one of their very first) and like many it seems, a speedmaster (1974 one), a railmaster (2003), a Baume et Mercier Clifton Shelby Daytona Coupe and a Reservoir GT tour. I think the lastest one is the most worthy one of cooperation with morgan. If you like things that are different ( and I think most morgan owners are) then reservoir is worth a look.

Last edited by Ludo; 24/04/20 01:44 AM.
Re: Morgans & Wrist Watches [Re: VassilisP] #632996
26/04/20 06:57 AM
26/04/20 06:57 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,328
Austria, Vienna area
The Austrian Offline
Part of the Furniture
The Austrian  Offline
Part of the Furniture

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,328
Austria, Vienna area
Hi, Ludo

Thank you for mentioning the Reservoir GT.
I did not konw the brand before.
So much different to standard wrist watches. 👍
I think I will try to find one in reality, not only pictures.

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]


Hannes
once: Green M3W; 2013
now: Red 4/4 Sport; 2011
and some practical cars for use in real life
Re: Morgans & Wrist Watches [Re: VassilisP] #632997
26/04/20 07:02 AM
26/04/20 07:02 AM
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 2,466
Northants, UK
TBM Offline
Talk Morgan Expert
TBM  Offline
Talk Morgan Expert

Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 2,466
Northants, UK
Obviously a Morgan watch - it even has 4/4 on it smile


1972 4/4 4 seater
Too many ratty motorbikes
Re: Morgans & Wrist Watches [Re: VassilisP] #633002
26/04/20 07:27 AM
26/04/20 07:27 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 267
North Yorks
John07 Offline
Learner Plates Off!
John07  Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Joined: May 2015
Posts: 267
North Yorks
It could be just me but "Longbridge" does not sound a very apt name for a time piece? smile See the Reservoir web site.

Cheers
John

Last edited by John07; 26/04/20 07:35 AM.
Page 4 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Moderated by  Aeroman, Simon 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1