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The Bremont Supermarine S301 Type 300 range was made to be a professional men’s diver watch in a slightly smaller version. The watch has a minimalist, vintage appeal. With faux-aged Super LumiNova (as on Bremont’s ALT1-ZT/51 and P-51) and a traditional Sub-like use of dots and hashes for the markers, the S301 is a nod to the early, vintage diving watches of the ’50s and ‘60s.

Bremont Supermarins S301 main

BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 History

The name ‘Supermarine’ comes from the 1930’s British aircraft manufacturing company, Supermarine. Supermarine’s first Spitfire prototype was named the ‘Type 300’ and it became a very popular aircraft in the country. The S301’s case is narrower and slimmer than its older versions, the S500 and S2000, being only 40mm wide and 13mm thick.

Bremont Supermarins S301

BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Price

The BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 price is $4,095. This is considered one the cheaper watches in the Supermarine class. For example, the Bremont Terranova price is $6,195 making the Type 300 $2,100 cheaper than it. There’s also Supermarine’s such as the BREMONT SUPERMARINE DESCENT LIMITED EDITION that just barely under cut it at $4,087! Making the Bremont S301 just 8 dollars more expensive!

Bremont Supermarins S301 closeup

BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Case

The case is hardened steel combined with Bremont’s multi-pieceTrip-Tick design. The Type 300 uses a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a solid steel case back that is printed with a portrait of one of the 30’s Supermarine aircraft designs.The S301’s case is narrower and slimmer than its older versions, the S500 and S2000, being only 40mm wide and 13mm thick.

Bremont Supermarins S301 backup

BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Crystal

The Type 300 uses a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Dial

The watch is a black dial sporting mixed Arabic numbers and red accents. The Type 300 has a bezel insert with a gilt scale and a crown with a gold accent ring. The watch features the date at three o’clock.

Bremont Supermarins S301 strap

BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Movement

The elegant timepiece follows Bremont’s 11 1⁄2’’’ BE-92AE automatic 4Hz movement. The Swiss caliber is the same as that of Omega for their 1120 caliber. The Supermarine is an automatic chronometer fitted with Bremont decorated rotor. It features 21 jewels, a Glucydur balance and Anachron balance spring with Nivaflex 1 mainspring. It has a rated frequency of 28,800 A/h with 38-hour minimum power reserve.

BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Strap

The Bremont Type 300 sports a striped heavy-duty NATO strap with a buckle clasp.

Bremont Supermarins S301 straps

BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Features

MOVEMENT
Modified calibre 11 ½”’ BE-92AE automatic chronometer fitted with Bremont decorated rotor and 21 jewels, Glucydur balance and Anachron balance spring, with Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Rated frequency of 28,800 A/h with 38-hour minimum power reserve.

FUNCTIONS
Hour, minute and sweeping second hands, with stop second function and date at 3H, adjusted via screw-down decorated crown.

Bremont Supermarins S301 case

CASE
Stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel. Case diameter 40mm. Overall height 13mm. Strap lug width 20mm. Laser engraved ceramic uni-directional rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova®.

CASE BACK
Stainless steel screw-down decorated case back.

DIAL
Metal dial with integrated dial ring and Super-LumiNova® coated numerals/markers. Nickel satin hands with Super-LumiNova®.

CRYSTAL
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 30 ATM, 300 metres.

RATINGS
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

CERTIFICATION
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.

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Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK Black Mens Watch Review 2017

Ball Fireman NECC

Our first impression of the Ball Fireman NECC watch is that the timepiece is crisp and clean. The very extreme white Arabic numbers on the bezel look so nice contrasted against the black bezel. Like most all Ball watches,  this piece includes gas tubes with make this watch extremely luminescent, and maybe one of the most readable watches I have had on my wrist.  The rubber strap fits my wrist well do to the fact that the strap can taper at a 90 degree angle to the watch, which allows the strap to hug your wrist. The antireflective sapphire crystal make it feel as though there is no crystal at all, the clarity is amazing. Although you will never see the anti-shock system inside this watch you can rest assure that it is at work protecting your watch from most shocks and impacts. This one diver watch I would not hesitate to take on a diving trip as you have the best of both worlds, comfort and readability. The movement winds very smoothly as you would expect for an automatic men’s sport watch. The 40.5mm case is even the perfect size to fit under the cuff of my long sleeve shirt.

Ball Fireman NECC front

Ball Fireman NECC History

The Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK was made from Ball Watch Co.’s cooperation and support of the NECC (Navy Expeditionary Combat Command). The NECC is made up of very tough personal that push their limits through rough terrain, night or day, land or sea, which is why the Ball brand made the watch shock resistant up to 5,000 G’s, luminescent hands and dial marker for night reading, and water resistant up to 300m (1000ft).

Ball Fireman NECC side view

Ball Fireman NECC Price

The Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK is priced at $1,599. It is priced on the lower end of the price spectrum for its fellow Ball Fireman watches. It definitely cuts the BALL WATCH FIREMAN DLC GLOW STORM CHASER CHRONOGRAPH CM2192C-P2-BK ‘s price, in fact, its less than half of the $3,699 price point. Although it may seem as if the Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK is a cheap watch, the BALL WATCH FIREMAN ENTERPRISE NM2188C-S5-BK is below it at $1,199. Ultimately, the DM3090A-P4J-BK isn’t a cheap nor an expensive watch, its a modestly priced Ball watch.

Ball Fireman NECC main

Ball Fireman NECC Case

The case of the DM3090A-P4J-BK is a stainless steel case with TiC Titanium carbide coating to give a sleek black looks while also adding additional protection to the watch’s interior mechanisms. The watch also features a sapphire crystal exhibition case back to explore the intricate systems that make up the watch. This men’s watch is 40.5mm in diameter which fulfills almost any man’s wrist. The watch also has a thickness of about 13.2mm which could be considered a perfect match to its 40.mm width. This men’s watch features a stainless steel unidirectional rotating bezel for dive watch capabilities.

Ball Fireman NECC case

Ball Fireman NECC Crystal

The crystal on the Ball Fireman NECC is an anti-reflective sapphire crystal to exhibit the black dial. The exhibition case-back is also a sapphire crystal.

Ball Fireman NECC Dial The black dial functions hours, minutes, seconds and date on the 3’o clock for all around knowledge of the time. The hands and dial markers have Tririum micro gas tubes for night reading capability.

Ball Fireman NECC crown

Ball Fireman NECC Crown

The Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK Black Mens Watch  has an all black screwed crown that blends in perfect with the black case, just as the NECC Navy does while in combat.

Ball Fireman NECC back

Ball Fireman NECC Caliber

The movement of the  is an automatic caliber BALL RR1103 which is shown through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back.

Ball Fireman NECC Strap

The band is a comfortable black rubber strap with a pin buckle that feels smooth when worn.

Ball Fireman NECC Features

Movement

  • Automatic caliber BALL RR1103

Functions

  • 13 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capability
  • Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date

Shock resistance

  • 5,000Gs

Water resistance

  • 300m / 1000ft

Antimagnetic

  • 4,800A/m

Case

  • Stainless steel with titanium carbide (TiC) coating
  • Ø 40.5mm, height 13.2mm
  • Stainless steel unidirectional rotating bezel
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Sapphire crystal case back
  • Screwed-in crown

Band

  • Rubber strap with pin buckle

Dial

  • Black

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