FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Thank you for making our Bamford collab, our first-ever watch, a winner, we love you FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Thank you for making our Bamford collab, our first-ever watch, a winner, we love you

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Thank you for making our Bamford collab, our first-ever watch, a winner, we love you

Andrew McUtchen

For anyone who spends a lot of time on social media, and cruises around Time+Tide’s Instagram on a regular basis, they’ll probably already know that our Bamford x Time+Tide GMT1 sold out in 26 hours over the weekend. And for those who happened to tune in to Insta Stories over the weekend, they’ll also know that I might have celebrated that fact pretty heartily at the Time+Tide Club and then Staff Christmas Party on Friday night.

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Thanks buyers, thanks Club, thanks darling colleagues for making sure the moment went marked. It was so good to see you all. The biggest thanks, however, goes to the man himself, George Bamford, for making sure I felt the effects too, by kicking off our Insta Live session with some blasting AC/DC. Bless you all. To relive my pain, and to hear how the whole story came about, enjoy this hot mess of an interview with George all over again here.

 

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That wasn’t the only story of the week — here are the three biggest posts as voted by the world’s eyeballs. Thanks not just to our brilliant buyers for backing us in, but to every single one of you for putting us in a position where something crazy like this could even happen.

Have bloody great weekends, go make some memories.

Andrew

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Longines Legend Diver Bronze

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Baltic Bicomapx 002

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