In the world of watchmaking, a moon phase watch is one of those types of timepieces that always captures people’s imaginations. However, there’s also a sense that they’re incredibly expensive, which is technically true. But the world of moon phase displays isn’t exclusive to Omega Speedmasters, Rolexes, Jaeger-Lecoultre, and any other monolithic Swiss legacy brand you can think of. There are moon phase wristwatches out there that are both affordable and incredibly beautiful.
A good majority of watch collectors out there owe a debt of gratitude to Fossil watches. For many of us, a Fossil was our first watch – whether it was gifted or self purchased. What I always find interesting when reflecting on that idea is how quickly the watchfam can hiss and boo at a watch brand that has such a core identify in both modern timekeeping as well as foundational watch collecting. When did it become cool to hate the things that helped define your journey as an enthusiast?
Five years ago if you’d told me I’d be reviewing a Bremont Supermarine on TBWS, I’d probably tell you to go kick rocks. Not only was the price range so outside of what we’d ever imagine having in for review, the brand was such a mystery and the earlier designs didn’t personally do much for me. But after all these years here we are… so how does the Bremont Supermarine stack up? Is it worth the hefty price?