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Simple question really, is there a reason we don't have a Breguet forum? I mean I know they're new kids on the block and all with few horological achievements to speak of but still I thought they just might have a few fans in these parts.

Or have I entirely missed something, in which case please feel free to smugly put me back in my box.
 

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Same answer as any 'Why no [insert brand name here] forum?' question...

Probably not enough discussion about this brand alone to warrant it. Covered adequately by the High End forum.
 

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Same answer as any 'Why no [insert brand name here] forum?' question...

Probably not enough discussion about this brand alone to warrant it. Covered adequately by the High End forum.
Fair enough. Sad for poor Breguet then when you consider there's a dedicated Suunto forum, or is that sponsored?

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High end forum showing as having 4,044 threads with 65,150 posts.

Suunto forum showing as having 6,398 threads with 66,801 posts.

Shows that more people want to discuss Suunto than the whole category Breguet forms a part of. It doesn't really diminish the worth of the brand though, does it?
 

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Fair enough. Sad for poor Breguet then when you consider there's a dedicated Suunto forum, or is that sponsored?

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Why so sad? Breguet gets covered in high end along with other brands that don't individually generate much traffic. Bringing them together under one forum will generate far more views and comments than they would attract separately. I see it as a plus.
 

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Simple question really, is there a reason we don't have a Breguet forum? I mean I know they're new kids on the block and all with few horological achievements to speak of but still I thought they just might have a few fans in these parts.

Or have I entirely missed something, in which case please feel free to smugly put me back in my box.
Not sure I would call them new kids on the block as they were founded in 1775, and as for horological achievements they invented the Breguet overcoil and the tourbillon among other things (and possibly made the first wristwatch too). So consider yourself re-boxed :-d ;-)
 

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Breguet have a certain style to all of their watches that appears very old fashioned to many. I like their Tradition range and a couple of their Classique models. Unless you really like their style, they are priced so that many other offerings out there are considered over Breguet. Don’t see many of their watches in the “show your collection” threads on here, or Instagram where people go to show off their watches, and they don’t get mentioned very often when threads are posted asking for recommendations.


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Not sure I would call them new kids on the block as they were founded in 1775, and as for horological achievements they invented the Breguet overcoil and the tourbillon among other things (and possibly made the first wristwatch too). So consider yourself re-boxed :-d ;-)
I was being sarcastical ;)

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Breguet have a certain style to all of their watches that appears very old fashioned to many. I like their Tradition range and a couple of their Classique models. Unless you really like their style, they are priced so that many other offerings out there are considered over Breguet. Don’t see many of their watches in the “show your collection” threads on here, or Instagram where people go to show off their watches, and they don’t get mentioned very often when threads are posted asking for recommendations.


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Actually on the pre owned market they are amazing value, particularly the classique. A classique is actually next on my list, you can pick up even the more contemporary sized pieces in gold for far less than an equivalent Rolex or JLC for example.

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Why so sad? Breguet gets covered in high end along with other brands that don't individually generate much traffic. Bringing them together under one forum will generate far more views and comments than they would attract separately. I see it as a plus.
I meant it's sad that apparently more people are talking about Suunto than Bregeut according to the metric of being more popular equals an individual thread. Then again I suppose popularity is a pretty poor barometer for judging relative merits nowadays in any case.

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High end forum showing as having 4,044 threads with 65,150 posts.

Suunto forum showing as having 6,398 threads with 66,801 posts.

Shows that more people want to discuss Suunto than the whole category Breguet forms a part of. It doesn't really diminish the worth of the brand though, does it?
No no, I suppose not. I just genuinely hadn't realised how much they had fallen off the radar. The upside I suppose for those of us who like pre owned is that they seem to be struggling a lot on the used market nowadays.

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Just enjoy Breguet watches for what they are. For more than one reason that brand will have a relatively small but loyal following.
 

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Try to put a positive spin on it. Breguet may have to share space with others but while you’re searching for Breguet content you are exposed to a host of other brands too.
 

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I would personally like to see all the excellent brands have their own forums. I don't care if they don't get enough "clicks".

Brequet has been around since 1775 (give or take) and should be shown some more love here imho. If King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette thought they're ok, then they're ok with me.

Imagine if your grocery store only carried the 40 most popular items.

PS- Yeah, I know the company history so should it just be added to the Swatch Forum?
 

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I would personally like to see all the excellent brands have their own forums. I don't care if they don't get enough "clicks".
Ugh. That would be awful. I don't want to have to click through 100 separate subforums to find all the threads I'm interested in. WUS already had way too many subforums.
 

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one design thing of the Breguet... why they do sport models, I don't understand
Cos they make great sports watches. :)


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I meant it's sad that apparently more people are talking about Suunto than Bregeut
Of course they are -- look what a Breguet costs and what a Suunto costs. Very few high-end watches can sustain their own forum, because there aren't nearly as many people who can afford them in the first place. You don't need to own a watch to want to talk about it, sure, but that's certainly part of the appeal.
 
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