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By Jonathan Scatchard on 13/10/17 in: Latest News

The Bamford watch department has become the Official partner to Tag Heuer for the customisation of their watches. This means you can create your own version of the Monaco, Autavia or Carrera. It is great fun to experiment on the state of the art web site, choose your case material, dial colours and all the aspects of the dials. Maybe not for the purist but we have seen many examples of these watches appearing on social media and in the occasional auction. Bamford are at the forefront of this process so These Tag Heuer classics are in very good hands. Well worth checking out the site, even if you just wish to see what a yellow dial Monaco might look like! The dedicated new online customiser will be launched on 12th October 2017. Created pieces will be available for purchase directly from BWD and at worldwide stockists including Dover Street Market and Colette. Prices are available on request. www.bamfordwatchdepartment.com

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The Story of James Garners Carrera

By Rob Kendal on 29/08/17 in: Latest News

Pictures of Hollywood legend wearing a classic Carrera would often turn up in forums etc, great shots of James in the Rockford Files with this iconic chronograph were shared on the net in various forums with a mystery line of text which could not be deciphered. One day I tweeted a great picture of James and the watch and was delighted to get a “like” by Gigi Garner, James’ daughter, so after a couple of messages followed by a phone call I was so excited that Gigi said she had a her Dad’s watch and the mystery text turned out to be his name. The next thing to do was get David from the brilliant calibre11.com to tell the story. We will have some more news to follow- keep watching the site for clues! www.calibre11.com/the-story-of-james-garners-heuer-carrera-3647n/

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Barclays Center in New York choose one of our lovely vintage Heuer’s to present to Ed Sheeran

By Andy A on 11/06/17 in: Latest News

Many thanks to the Barclays Center in New York for choosing one of our lovely vintage Heuer’s to present to Ed Sheeran as a momento of his performance on the 31 May.

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Did you know Mick Jagger is a Heuer fan?

By Jonathan Scatchard on 22/03/17 in: Latest News

English singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones sitting on a park bench in a panama hat and two-tone shoes, October 1973. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Some great pictures have emerged of Mick Jagger wearing a Heuer Carrera blue dial 1553 in the early seventies. We do applaud his choice the Carrera is a little in the shadow of the racing Autavia’s , the blue dial is quite stunning when you see it in the flesh.

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A visit to the Tag Heuer Factory

By Jonathan Scatchard on 20/03/17 in: Latest News, News

We were delighted to be invited to Tag Heuer Switzerland to a special vintage watch dealers day representing the UK. First up was a very interesting talk about the whole vintage watch market (which is booming, only the day before in Geneva several world record prices were set at auction) and the sharp increase in demand and price of Vintage Heuer watches. Tag have made a huge commitment to their vintage heritage by investing in workshops dedicated to the restoration and service of these vintage watches. We had a tour of these very impressive workshops and also the huge collection of parts, dials, bezels etc. Finally a visit to the on site museum where some of the most important timepieces from the archives are on display, including one of the Monacos worn by Steve Mcqueen on Le Mans, and even an Autavia supplied by us. The most impressive aspect of the day was the new dedication to the vintage watches which confirms the continuation of the rise of demand and ultimately ensures the investment opportunity of buying vintage Heuer watches. Go to our Facebook page to see some photos of the visit.

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What is “New Old Stock”?

By Jonathan Scatchard on 10/01/17 in: Latest News

New old stock is a term used to describe a watch which has laid in a retailers since the day it was bought. Sometimes businesses close and remaining stock gets left in a safe or in attics laid forgotten. The “Quartz crises” of the early seventies quickly made mechanical watches obsolete and indeed old fashioned as battery and digital watches became hugely popular. This meant that many watches by popular Swiss watch brands were left unsold, to find one , unworn, with box and sticker on the back is now the “Grail” of vintage watches and extremely hard to find!

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Our new collection of straps

By Jonathan Scatchard on 06/01/17 in: Latest News

We are currently up loading our collections of fabulous straps, we have made a selection of what we like and think look cool , but a full bespoke service is available. We are planning a strap day at our base Bowcliffe hall and a representative from our strap maker will be present to discuss your individual requirements. If you would be interested in attending, please email us, if we can get enough people together we will start planning dates. A great strap transforms any watch.

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Our new site

By Jonathan_Vintage on 12/10/16 in: Latest News

We start this new year with a refreshed website with a selection of watches which we hope you will enjoy. We are also very excited to announce our partnership with the outstanding website CALIBRE 11, for years it has been our favourite “go to” site for all things Heuer and Tag Heuer, we look forward to many future collaborations with David including private collector events (subscribe to our newsletter to receive further  information as it happens.

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SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

By Jonathan_Vintage on 02/08/16 in: Latest News, News

What a great weekend with Masters Historic racing at the Silverstone classic. A great opportunity to showcase our collections and meet clients old and new. As sponsors we also got to get on the podium…..not as winners but still was fun to present the trophies!!

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First Exhibition with Masters Historic Racing at Donington

By Jonathan_Vintage on 09/07/16 in: Latest News, News

The fabulous setting of the legendary Donington race circuit was the host for our first ever exhibition and road trip. Our partnership with the brilliant MASTERS HISTORIC RACING SERIES gave us exposure to the drivers and crews who proved to have a great affinity to vintage watches and a real soft spot for vintage Heuer. It was the perfect opportunity to display all our collections, including Rolex, Omega and Breitling (from our sister site www.vintagewatchshop.com) We can’t wait for our next trip which is the SILVERSTONE CLASSIC, hope to see you there!?

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Twelve Journal

By Jonathan_Vintage on 12/04/15 in: Latest News, Uncategorized

Twelve Journal number one is now available, lots of interesting and informative articles about the world of watches, go to our watches  for sale  page to order your copy.

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Twitter and Facebook

By Jonathan_Vintage on 04/08/14 in: Latest News, News

Remember to follow us on facebook and Twitter (vintageheuercom) for tasters and previews of watches before they land on the site!

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New additions

By Jonathan_Vintage on 01/06/13 in: Latest News

We are buying watches all the time so if you are looking for anything  in particular please let us know as we may have just what you require in our workshop. Remember to follow us on facebook and Twitter (vintageheuercom) as sometimes we preview new additions just before they go on to the site.

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Our sister site

By Jonathan_Vintage on 08/05/13 in: Latest News

Don’t forget our sister site www.vintage-swiss-watches.com for a wide selection of watches both new and old, email us if you are looking for anything modern . More stock will be loaded over the coming weeks. If you would like to follow us on twitter please note we are vintageheuercom .

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Like our Facebook Page

By Jonathan_Vintage on 27/03/13 in: Latest News, News

Lots of great Heuer pictures on our facebook page, please “like” and check out that new amazing grey Monaco just landed on the site!! Click here to view our Facebook page.

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New website live!

By Andy A on 16/02/13 in: Latest News

Our new website is now live. We hope you enjoy browsing our site and our great collection of Watches & Accessories. If you have any questions please just get in touch, Jonathan & Guy

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