LFTR-Bamford Watch Dept Heritage MilSub on a bracelet and on a NATO strap Bamford Watch Dept Heritage MilSub on a bracelet
Every major Rolex collector out there today wants the iconic and rare Rolex Military Submariner (MilSub). This is the Holy grail of all Rolex Submariners.
The Rolex MilSub was produced between 1971-1979. It was made to order by the British MOD (Military of Defense) to their specifications which included; fixed spring bars, the tritium “T” on the dial, sword hands, and a 60-minute bezel, which has a hash mark for each of the 60 minutes versus the first 15 minutes on your average diver. There are three references numbers associated with this watch including, 5513. 5513/5517(double stamped) , and the highly coveted 5517 which replaced the 5513. This is by far one of the most expensive Rolex Submariners to get your hands on! If you find one in decent shape, especially the ref#5517, you will be north of 100K! The total numbers of these watches produced is roughly around 1,200 pieces and less than 200 are known to be in existence.
Bamford Watch Dept out of London England has released a watch inspired by the Rolex ref#5517 MilSub for a fraction of the price of an original one. Please not that Bamford Watch Dept is not affiliated or sanctioned by Rolex to modify their watches. Bamford Watch Dept respectfully pays homage to Rolex’s past by modifying NEW one’s to have the characteristics of the originals. They do this in a tasteful way which is original to them while maintaining the integrity of the Rolex tool watches that we all love.
This watch is known as the Bamford Heritage Milsub. They take all the original characteristics of the original 5517 Milsub and incorporate it in a NEW Rolex Submariner case. The whole case is coated in Bamford’s proprietary MGTC (military grade titanium coating) for a matte grey finish. The bezel is fully graduated and made out of metal just like the vintage ones. The cool thing is that instead of the circle t for tritium you can fully customize it with any letter from the alphabet or have a circle B for Bamford.
This is a great option for those who really want a MilSub and don’t want to pay 100k. These are available on a NATO strap or a stainless steel bracelet . This price tag is slightly under 20k . It’s still expensive when you consider that a NEW Rolex Submariner No Date with ceramic bezel retail is $7,500 on a bracelet. Which means that Bamford is charging quite a premium of 12k plus to recreate history in a modern way! To order yours today, click here .