Every Watch Tells A Story: “It’s a travel watch, it’s a weekend beater, it’s a lot of fun”Time+Tide
Back in the day, there used to be a tradition of people being rewarded for long service at their workplace with the gift of a gold watch. Presumably, the idea was that during their years of retirement as they tended their vegetable garden or wandered down to the golf course, they could look down at their wrist and be reminded of their former place of work. Nick Kenyon’s Bamford London x Time+Tide GMT1 is kind of a bit like that.
Nick worked at Time+Time in a variety of roles for a number of years before moving onto pastures new. But when he returned to the T+T Christmas party he wore a watch that showcased his roots. “This is definitely one of the sports timepieces that I own,” Nick says. “I generally like a smaller wristwatch – two hands maybe three hands at the maximum. This has four breaking all kinds of boundaries.”
The GMT1 is one of the first watches that Time+Tide released back in 2020. The model has all the hallmarks of an excellent daily wearer – with 100m water-resistance, and an extremely wearable 11.7mm thick case profile. The case is hewn from hard-wearing 316L steel. The movement powering the watch is the Swiss-made Sellita SW330-1, which is found in many higher priced models. Based on Bamford London’s GMT model, our Limited Edition version contains some unique features designed specifically for Time+Tide and our Club Members.
The use of Time+Tide Burnt Orange on the strap stitching, T+T Logo, Roulette Wheel Date Window (that alternates blue and orange) and GMT Hand compliment the Bamford Blue Internal GMT Bezel, hands and hour markers. Note the Time+Tide Club shield around the Time+Tide logo on the dial in luminous material. The watch comes on a Time+Tide exclusive quick change Cordura Strap and a matching brushed steel bracelet. As Nick says in this video: “It’s a weekend beater, it’s a lot of fun.”