Customized Rolex Watches

The Bamford Watch Department Commando Edition colour scheme offers the chance to pick-up a Rolex Submariner or Rolex Milgauss coated with one of three unique GPC colors. In addition to the extremely hard-wearing and aesthetically novel exterior, the famous customizers will also provide a new dial for these classic Cheap Rolex Replica. The dials, which appear to be of sandwich construction, feature big, bold, luminous numbers at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, and a large downwards-pointing arrow at 12. The hands of each watch will also be repainted to match your chosen colorway. The date has also been removed on the Rolex Submariner. Bamford Watch Department knows how to transform a watch – their résumé is hard to match – but is it something that appeals to watch lovers the world over, or just a select few?

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Customized luxury watches are, in my opinion, contentious to the core. I can hear two very loud, very well-reasoned arguments in my head, and I’m never sure which one I agree with. On the one hand, the very notion of luxury infers exclusivity: By that token, a one-off piece, a unique model, the rarest of the rare, should be the Holy Grail. And yet, there’s something about taking a classic timepiece Cheap Rolex and individualizing it that comes across as almost disingenuous, as disrespectful, as cheating…

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But would I choose it over a regular, untouched Rolex Yachtmaster if I actually had to shell out the cash for either? I don’t know if I would. I love the look of it, but in my mind, it lacks provenance. I view it in the same way as an antique cabinet collector might view a Victorian cabinet fitted with brand new hinges from the local Rolex Replica Watches DIY store. Sure, it’s almost original, and it may even look better, but it isn’t genuine, it isn’t ratified by the brand, it has no place in history… These are my misgivings when it comes to customized watches. They do not apply to every customized watch ever made (because it depends on who has commissioned the customization and to what end), but from an individual perspective, these fears will forever persist in my mind. But that doesn’t mean they can’t look cool; that doesn’t mean I can’t spend hours/days/weeks lusting over the latest off-the-wall concept; it certainly doesn’t mean I don’t want to wear one. I’m just not sure I could afford to do that to a collectors’ piece. But if you can, you might be interested by the Bamford Watch Department Commando Edition customized Rolex range.

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Any advances in material science are of interest to me. It seems that watchmaking goes in phases of development: Sometimes the industry becomes obsessed with tourbillons and hundreds of slight tweaks hit the market simultaneously. The best traits are retained, and the phase transforms into something else. Right now, it feels like case-coatings are getting due attention. Bamford Watch Department might not produce calibres, but they might well be kick-starting a new movement in watchmaking. If you enjoy these limited series from companies like BWD, you’ll probably enjoy the packaging in which these interesting pieces are supplied.

Rolex Milgauss Engraved By MadeWorn Watch Review

The Rolex Milgauss reference 116400 watch is a modern classic. Sporty and historic, this popular Rolex timepiece today serves as the slightly avant-garde, casual-to-dress watch evoking good taste, a focus on performance, and of course, a high station in life to the owner who is wearing it. aBlogtoWatch previously reviewed the Rolex Milgauss 116400GV here. This review, however, is for something a little bit different. This is a Rolex Milgauss which has been fully engraved in America under the MadeWorn label – so, in a sense, this is a review of a customized Rolex Milgauss watch.

The fact that this timepiece is aftermarket-engraved immediately factionalizes watch lovers: on one side are those who see the modification of any Rolex as being sacrilegious, and on the other side are those who see this as a way of taking something extremely popular yet ordinary and making it a lot more exclusive and unique. You know what? They are both right.Buying a customized Cheap Rolex Replica does not come without risk, but there are also rewards. First, for the most part, you invalidate any remaining Rolex warranty, and you also greatly risk inhibiting future resale value. Of course, that latter element really depends on the customization. Most customized Rolex watches today fall into two camps. One is aftermarket diamond or jewelry setting, and the second is color or design changes to the Rolex case and dial. This is where something like a Bamford Watch Department or Project X Rolex watch comes in.

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This MadeWorn customized Rolex Milgauss is different, making it among the less-common types of customized Rolex watches. Aftermarket Cheap Rolex case engraving is out there, but it is rare – and one of the major reasons for that is that there simply aren’t too many engravers who can do this type of work satisfactorily. If anyone knows this fact, it is MadeWorn founder Blaine Halvorson, who began the brand after selling his company JunkFood Clothing several years ago. Halvorson now runs MadeWorn out of its private studio and appointment-only retail space in West Hollywood – where, among other things, he continues to personally make shoes and clothing by hand.

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One of the most interesting parts of the MadeWorn brand is the very literal meaning of their name in what much of their work entails. If you recall a decade or so ago there was a big to-do in the fashion world about artificially aged clothing such as t-shirts and jeans, where fashionistas would pay premiums for new items of clothing meant to look old but that were actually new. Why pay extra for someone tearing your jeans? Well, there is actually a good reason. Blaine and his crew have utterly perfected the art of making new things look old. This doesn’t just apply to clothing, but to other things such as books and household items. The brand makes a range of things from knives to bags, all with the Rolex Replica Watches brand signature look which seems to blend classic masculinity with American vintage nostalgia. This makes sense for a guy covered in tattoos originally from Bozeman, Montana, who, despite his success and fanatical following, continues to get his hands dirty on a daily basis.

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While MadeWorn specializes in making new things look old, that obviously isn’t his tactic with watch customization. Instead, his tactic is to give these Rolex and other watches some “old character,” allowing them to exist in the world of high-quality tools men used to covet, such as their hunting equipment. There are lots of collectors out there who enjoy timepieces along with knives and guns – so this fits right into that mentality. In some ways, this MadeWorn-engraved Rolex Milgauss 116400 is Blaine’s vision of what the timepiece would look like if it was made 150 years ago.

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With a simple polished bezel, Rolex removes a lot of the lifestyle element, making the Rolex Milgauss one of the most humble watches they make that, nevertheless, has a great personality. Inside the Rolex Milgauss 116400 is the in-house-made Rolex caliber 3131 automatic movement which is shielded by an iron core in order to prevent it from being effected negatively by magnetism. The simple three-hand automatic makes for a great daily wear, and the 40mm-wide size makes the Rolex Milgauss 116400 really versatile.