Bromwick Crown Series Blue (Review)

Today we are gonna take a look at another fashion brand watch. Yes, I know many of my readers don’t like fashion watches, but there were requests for me to review them and so I deliver. This will be an honest review, I really don’t care if you buy it, or not, it’s your choice. So the company we are looking at today is Bromwick watches, they were founded in England, Birmingham. The watch we are taking a look at is from Crown series in blue. These series watches were inspired by crown jewels, they also have another series called Tower and those are inspired by the Big Ben clock in London. Their marketing is basically the same as any fashion watch “affordable luxury”, and I really hate when companies do this, and the whole watch community hates it too. Why can’t these companies say that “it is a good quality watch for affordable prices” or something like that? Any case, that is what works these days for a guy or women when they decide to buy a new watch and they don’t know anything about them. Ok, let’s not talk about marketing and get to the review.

So the Bromwick Crown Blue came in a small rectangular box, nothing special there. Inside, of course, you will find the watch, instructions and warranty. The first impressions were ok, but I immediately disliked the strap as on the website it looked completely different than in real life. I wish I went for the black strap. The case itself actually was very thin, only 8,5mm so that was good as most of these type of watches seem to be oddly thick despite the quartz movement being very thin and small.

The Crown Blue case is made of 316L stainless steel. The case has a nice cushion shape. The machine work is actually pretty good, I wasn’t expecting that good of a quality from this, certainly better than the very bad Lord watches we had in for a review a year ago. The case has a high polish finishing all around, the crown and the ring that goes around the crystal are plated in gold colour. In some lights you actually don’t see that, I, for example, noticed it only after the second time I took it out of the box. The case measures at 42mm, the thickness is 8,5mm and the lug width is 20mm. The size is actually pretty good, I was expecting this watch to be a bit bigger. The push-pull crown is positioned at 3 o’clock, it is also signed with the Bromwick logo. The solid case back is held on with 6 small screws. On the case back you will find the model number and the Bromwick logo etched with a laser. The water resistance is 50m (5ATM). On top of the watch actually to my surprise sits a sapphire crystal with AR coating!

The dial is a sunburst blue, and in some darker light it almost looks black and in sun it just pops. I really like sunburst dials as it makes the dial deeper and gives it that interesting look. The applied hour markers are done in two different ways. At 9, 12, 3 and 6 o’clock there are Roman numerals and the rest are triangle shaped markers. The markers are polished and also in the gold colour. At 3 o’clock we have a date window with a gold frame around it. The date wheel is in white and I really would like if they made it in blue colour as it makes the dial look a lot better. The sword-shaped hour hands are also polished and in gold colour. At 6 o’clock we have a small seconds subdial with a stick-shaped seconds hand in gold colour. And at 12 we have a very big and bold Bromwick logo, which I think is too big, it should be at least twice smaller.

The movement that is inside is just a regular Japan made Miyota quartz movement. It isn’t anything special, as it is just a quartz movement. It is reliable, it runs good and is much more shock resistant than an automatic watch. The strap that came with the watch was decent, I just don’t like the colour.

Overall the watch is ok, I wouldn’t necessarily buy it, but it is definitely a lot better than MVMT which I actually had in for a review and there were so many things wrong that I didn’t even get to writing the review. So for 128euro you get a nicely machined and thin case, Japan made quartz movement, sapphire glass with AR coating and it will be very comfortable on your wrist due to thin profile and lightness.

Price: 128€ @ bromwick.com

  • Case Size – 42mm
  • Case Thickness – 8.5mm
  • Strap Width – 20mm
  • Strap – Genuine Italian Leather
  • Movement – Japanese Quartz
  • Glass – Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Water Resistance – 50m/5ATM

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