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Bamford to work with Zenith and TAG Heuer!

  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 22, 2017

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  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 22, 2017

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    Bamford's website already has customisable Zenith templates up, no TAG as yet...
     
  3. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Sep 22, 2017

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    I think there was a monaco bamford before...
     
  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 22, 2017

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    Yes there was, I wrote about it on my blog.

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  5. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Sep 22, 2017

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    Ah no wonder it sounded very familiar. I am your frequent blog reader, sir.

    ;)
     
  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 22, 2017

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    There's always one! :D
     
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  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 22, 2017

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    Haha here come the DLC TAGs and Zeniths.... ::yawn::
     
  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 22, 2017

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    Oh that thing is ugly
     
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  9. elbeik

    elbeik Sep 22, 2017

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    Yes, the new era mutant Carreras are in dire need of further mutilation..
     
  10. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Sep 23, 2017

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    Oh good lord, no, please don't it. Bamford should stick to ruining Rolex, which I don't like anyway.
     
  11. dtf

    dtf Sep 23, 2017

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    That's pretty awesome, I've been looking at building a custom TAG, it would be great if Bamford will do it for me
     
  12. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 23, 2017

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    I'm glad to see TAG Heuer has been added to the partnership, in addition to Zenith. Ever since my post back in July, I've been waiting for this news to materialize. Looking forward to seeing what this will entail.
     
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  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 23, 2017

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    Interesting news, and I agree with the posts above that this isn't a surprise. So long as these are clearly marked as "Bamford" then I don't see an issue. It will be almost impossible to keep track of the various combinations of colours, that will make any fake Bamford hard to spot.

    I hope that the unique TAG Heuer designed special editions are clearly separated from the Bamford semi-official watches.
     
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  14. dtf

    dtf Sep 24, 2017

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    You make an interesting point there David re fakes, but that only really matters for used watches...but what will the value of a used Bamford TAG be? Is there likely to be a range of off the shelf Bamford's or are they all custom?

    In the later case the used market for a custom watch must be very small. I would love your c11 engraved skipper(?) but an @Aquagraph spec carrera would have less appeal, and I doubt many members would want my forthcoming mutant aquaracer.
     
    Edited Sep 24, 2017
  15. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Sep 24, 2017

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    I think what aquaracer needs is the taste of in-house movement. Design wise i think its perfect, at least for me.

    Give the H03 for the aquaracer please.
     
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  16. dtf

    dtf Sep 25, 2017

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    I need a four hand, but not a fan of the Pepsi bezel, or the fact it's an aluminum bezel, plus the discussion over movement quality has got me tempted to fit a quartz movement. I did say no-one would like it :)
     
  17. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Sep 25, 2017

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    Quartz movement alone kinda kills it for me....but agree on the they-could-do-better-job-than-alumunium-bezel-thing.
     
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  18. dtf

    dtf Sep 25, 2017

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    I love automatic movements, but I really like how I've beaten the crap out of my quartz aquaracer for almost a decade and it's still accurate to within 1s/month, plus I don't need to worry about flying with it. Everytime I TSA my automatic watches I worry about them magnetizing them.

    Even if tag released the aquaracer gmt with a black ceramic bezel, I'd but one. Buy maybe Bamford will build the watch I want :)
     
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  19. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Sep 25, 2017

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    We share the same OCD about that TSA machine. What i usually do is i put it inside the bag first. The i ran it through the machine. I dont know if its help. But finger crossed.

    I have nothing against quartz. But i just dont collect them. Kudos to those who like quartz watch.
     
  20. elbeik

    elbeik Sep 27, 2017

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    The massacre had already began prior to this annoucement.
    Check the offering at Colette, some Zenith and Bulgaris...
    http://en.colette.fr/style/montres.html?___SID=U

    Sadly Colette announced recently it is going to shut down its operations.
    What a fantastic shop it was.