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Hands-on with the Bremont S300 White

During my time with the Bremont S300 White I climbed the climbed the highest mountain peaks, went diving through the depths of the unknown and traversed miles and miles of undiscovered wilderness. That is all, of course, a big fat lie. Regardless however, I have no doubt that the S300 White would have been more than capable of handling those uniquely adverse and trying circumstances with ease. Myself, I’m not too sure about.

The Bremont S300 White was exposed to less than it probably ever will during its lifetime. The most strenuous of tasks was being strapped to my wrist while trudging up a couple of flights of stairs, getting banged on steel hand rails and dealing with hand drawn across a sweaty forehead. Needless to say, it did its job and held its own.

From the perspective of a potential daily wearer, the S300 White is sufficient. Measuring 40mm across and 13mm in height, it wore well. The crisp white dial went with a lot of my outfits quite easily, and with thanks to its luminescent properties, I was able to tell the time relatively well in all lighting situations.

The blue ceramic unidirectional bezel matched the blue hands and blue hour indices, and the addition of the red tipped lollipop seconds hand, red triangular marker at the 12 o’clock position on the bezel and red “Supermarine” inscription did well to add another level of colour.

I found the S300 White to be a no-nonsense, no-frills kind of watch. Something you’d strap to your wrist without giving it much thought. Available on two-tone NATO strap, I wore the S300 White on its Temple Island rubber strap. Again, and like the watch, easily able to be dressed up and down.

The Bremont S300 White is powered by a modified version of the chronometer certified ETA 2892 named the BE-92AE. This is an automatic calibre that is fitted with a Bremont decorated rotor which we unfortunately cannot see due to the closed sapphire caseback (which is decorated, however). At this price point unfortunately, Bremont need to start incorporating an in-house movement to remain competitive (e.g. the Bremont S300 White costs £2,995 while the Tudor Black Bay Steel costs about £2,300 and has an in-house COSC certified movement).

My other nuance with the S300 White was this: The heft and the height of the case meant that the watch was top heavy. This meant that unless I had the strap on its tightest notch that would fit my wrist, the S300 would move around a fair bit. I like to wear my watches in that Goldilocks’ zone of not too tight, but not too loose. If I did that I did notice a lot of movement, especially whilst swinging my arm while walking (nothing too violent, just a casual swing of minimal degree).

All in all, the Bremont S300 White did tick a lot of my boxes, but at the same time the market does have a lot to offer and this price point.


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