New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

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New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by Chocodove » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:19 pm

I was going to say it looks like a $500 micro...and then I realized it is.
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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by R@cerx » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:37 pm

I like the black dialed one.

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by gonzomantis » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:44 pm

No shortage of people hating on the quartz movement. :shrug:

I love asymmetric cases, and could have been tempted by this, but the hands being so out of proportion make it a no go.

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:47 pm

The case looks like a lump of coal (or shit if your drink too much pepto).

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by BBK357 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:20 pm

Looks very cheap


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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by HapaHapa » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:24 pm

BBK357 wrote:Looks very cheap


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I like the black dialed one but yes it feels very Timex.
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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by Nomadz » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:02 am

AKA Benrus Type 1 Vietnam era US issued watch. (The Paradive is a copy). Marathon also make versions of this. Its a heavily copied watch.

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by River Rat » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:20 am

God that's a butt ugly copy of this glad I got the real McCoy
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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by Morethan1 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:00 am

Nomadz wrote:AKA Benrus Type 1 Vietnam era US issued watch. (The Paradive is a copy). Marathon also make versions of this. Its a heavily copied watch.

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Who makes the best one? I've been wanting to get one but man are there a lot out there.
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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by HapaHapa » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:53 am

I think the black case was a well intentioned idea that's backfired. It looks like plastic.
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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by BBK357 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:03 am

The marathon is a black plastic case and feels like it’s a throwaway. Not a bad watch if you need it for work but it’s overpriced.


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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by JDC222 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:16 am

Not plastic...

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by BBK357 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:57 am

^^

That one is nice and I’ve had a couple. A whole different watch. They stopped making it a long time ago. Too bad the replacement is what t is


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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by tattoo chef » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:06 am

The more standard version aren’t bad
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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by Nomadz » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:29 am

Morethan1 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:00 am
Nomadz wrote:AKA Benrus Type 1 Vietnam era US issued watch. (The Paradive is a copy). Marathon also make versions of this. Its a heavily copied watch.

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Who makes the best one? I've been wanting to get one but man are there a lot out there.
Benrus .... but Degaz made a decent copy as did Smiths/Precista and off course Bill Y and DNS. The Marathon steel version is cool too.

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by Jeep99dad » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:13 am

tattoo chef wrote:The more standard version aren’t bad
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this one is nice

I️ did like the Dagaz as well
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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by jimyritz » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:38 pm

Making a watch for the sake of making a watch.....Zero interest...Meh....

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by gonzomantis » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:35 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:13 am
tattoo chef wrote:The more standard version aren’t bad
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this one is nice

I️ did like the Dagaz as well
This one could be nice. The Dagaz looks better. The Bamford hands are terrible.

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by hoppyjr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:39 pm

I know the style is slightly different, but I can’t help but think this is a good alternative:

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by Terpits » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:59 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:39 pm
I know the style is slightly different, but I can’t help but think this is a good alternative:

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Agreed.
That, or a 2254. :geek:
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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by BBK357 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:36 pm

gonzomantis wrote:
Jeep99dad wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:13 am
tattoo chef wrote:The more standard version aren’t bad
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this one is nice

I️ did like the Dagaz as well
This one could be nice. The Dagaz looks better. The Bamford hands are terrible.

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But I heard they took many many years to hunt down the best watch hand makers in the free world
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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by gonzomantis » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:46 pm

BBK357 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:36 pm
gonzomantis wrote:
Jeep99dad wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:13 am
tattoo chef wrote:The more standard version aren’t bad
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this one is nice

I️ did like the Dagaz as well
This one could be nice. The Dagaz looks better. The Bamford hands are terrible.

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But I heard they took many many years to hunt down the best watch hand makers in the free world
I'm sure they are very high quality, poorly sized hands.

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by gr8sw » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:39 pm

these are nice and can be found for not a lot of dough... and I do have a Type l Paradive shipping next week from the great and powerful Yao :bananastoner:

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Re: New Bamford Mayfair (aka Paradive)

Post by Captdave » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:23 pm

hoppyjr wrote:I know the style is slightly different, but I can’t help but think this is a good alternative:

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It would be my choice.


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