You may recognize the name Bamford & Sons, they do some pretty high quality production for limited edition luxury items, ranging from mobile phones, to iPods, to their now famous http://www.speedroc.com/replica-cartier-ballon-bleu-28mm.html
. Well they have raised the bar on limited edition, giving users the ability to create true one-of-a-kind Tag Heueres.
They have launched the Bamford Watch Department. This portal gives well-heeled shoppers the ability to fully customize a variety of replica tag heuer Carrera Calibre 1887
watches to their own impressively detailed wishes. The customizable options include: bracelet, indices, dial, date, date wheel, text (both color and ability to put up to 8 characters on the face itself), and even engraving on the back.
Currently, only the Submariner is available for customization but the replica cartier pasha
, Yacht-Master, Milgauss, and yes even the Explorer II are to be added soon. As is the tradition with Bamford & Sons, and just about any other custom luxury shop, you will be paying a significant premium to have your Tag Heuer customized. We're talking approximately a 180% premium. A customized Submariner will run you around 7,000GBP, or roughly $14,000. Last we checked, the MSRP on a standard Sub was around $5,000. That is a huge premium to pay, no matter how cool your Tag Heuer looks.
Either way, the Bamford Watch Department offers Tag Heuer buyers the chance to design and own truly unique Tag Heueres, and we'd never say we don't fully support that. Could this watch have been in Saddam Hussein's collection? It is definitely a possibility. The deposed dictator was executed in 2006, but ruled as President of Iraq from 1979-2003 which is certainly within the production years of this watch. Also, we know that Saddam had a penchant for the finer things in life, including Tag Heueres (such as the hideous diamond encrusted President to the right).
We believe this watch to be about 20 years old, and it is definitely a collectible, considering the current state of the country, as well as its storied past and uncertain future. If you're looking for a quality watch that will strike up a conversation, or if you're looking for a piece of Iraq's history, you could do a lot worse than this Datejust.