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Hi all,

I've just been offered an even trade for my full set Bremont Alt1-C Cream Dial for a watch only IWC Aquatimer 2000 . Given my current collection (in my signature), I don't have a "pure" diver, so the idea of rounding things out is tempting, but I am quite attached to the Bremont as well. Given my feelings are evenly split on the matter, any thoughts on whether this would be a good trade to make?

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Any advice would be appreciated!
 

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Personally, if I'm going for the one diver to be in a collection, IWC isn't the way I'd go.
 

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Tough call. I do like the Aquatimer and always thought it stood out nicely from the crowded field of divers. I particularly like the current blue dialed version. The Bremont is the nicer looking of the two though, and I’m a sucker for chronographs. I’d vote to keep what you got.
 

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Personally, if I'm going for the one diver to be in a collection, IWC isn't the way I'd go.
Interesting comment. Since I already have my Rolly, Omega and Seiko reps (and my personal approach to collecting is not to "repeat" brands when possible), what would be the brand/model that would best exemplify "diver" in the Bremont's price range?

Pelagos? But it just seems so... Sub-like.
 

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Interesting comment. Since I already have my Rolly, Omega and Seiko reps (and my personal approach to collecting is not to "repeat" brands when possible), what would be the brand/model that would best exemplify "diver" in the Bremont's price range?

Pelagos? But it just seems so... Sub-like.
All I was saying is when I think of IWC I don't think diver. And I didn't know you didn't want to repeat brands. I have no issue doing that.

If thats an issue, sure get the IWC.
 

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Hi all,

I've just been offered an even trade for my full set Bremont Alt1-C Cream Dial for a watch only IWC Aquatimer 2000 . Given my current collection (in my signature), I don't have a "pure" diver, so the idea of rounding things out is tempting, but I am quite attached to the Bremont as well. Given my feelings are evenly split on the matter, any thoughts on whether this would be a good trade to make?

The contenders:

Any advice would be appreciated!
Collecting via a checklist is usually a bad idea. One uses a checklist when buying a groceries. When one buys wine, you go for what you like.

That said, even discounting my dislike of divers, I wouldn't. The IWC has a generic misspelled logo dime a dozen watch from a flea market appearance. Bremont at least put some engineering in the case.
 

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Agree that the IWC is rather plain whereas your Bremont is quite lovely. There are a lot of much more attractive divers in the sea.
 

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The Bremont is a nice looking bi-compax chrono that I quite like and the IWC is also an appealing design. For me i would keep the Bremont.
 

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Hi all,

I've just been offered an even trade for my full set Bremont Alt1-C Cream Dial for a watch only IWC Aquatimer 2000 . Given my current collection (in my signature), I don't have a "pure" diver, so the idea of rounding things out is tempting, but I am quite attached to the Bremont as well. Given my feelings are evenly split on the matter, any thoughts on whether this would be a good trade to make?

The contenders:

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Any advice would be appreciated!
Yes, in a heartbeat. I believe Bremont's are overpriced, so you're getting a deal (IMHO).
 

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It truly depends on what catches your fancy kapatid. I would keep the Bremont. There are different options on various price categories.

Perhaps a BB58, Seiko MMs, Omega Seamaster or PO, Sinn likewise have great divers. If these are too common, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.
 

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If you don't love the IWC you're going to have a harder time getting rid of it without box and papers. If you were jumping way up, maybe, but you're not. You like the Bremont, and the grass isn't greener.

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I have not been in a situation like this, but no box, no papers, chrono24 listings around 3-4k with box and papers, that would be a big no for me.
This is a key point.

Do you know the trader?

Are you buying this trader as you would a seller?

If the trader checks out, then it's just a numbers and passion game.
 
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Maybe look for the previous version aquatimer 2000 or even the one before that such a nice fitting watch and 42mm is a sweet spot.
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I would make the trade in a heartbeat - I love this model - I own about 30divers and was looking at this exact model/colour 2 weeks ago - if I hadnt recently bought a Planet ocean, this would be mine

The IWC Aquatimer is a beautiful diver - far from being derivative, they are a world class historic highly respected manufacture and this watch is pure form following function

The lack of box n papers may lose 10% of its retail value if you move it on - but the photo shows the watch is in super condition - barely a mark on it

Personally, I think Bremont overpriced and, unlike the IWC, derivative & somewhat gimmicky

I might not do a straight swap as I reckon your watch is worth 500 quid more
- so I would want some dosh and with the dosh I would source a model correct IWC box n bits
 

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Yes, in a heartbeat. I believe Bremont's are overpriced, so you're getting a deal (IMHO).
hah - read your reply after I wrote mine - great minds etc
 
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