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2023 TAG Heuer Solargraph Steel (WBP1114)

  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 23, 2023

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    Hehe
     
  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 23, 2023

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    Like they could afford me
     
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  3. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 23, 2023

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    Quickly delete all traces of your negative stuff on the new Glassbox & Monaco Riviera, and you'll have a better shot. If they ever see those, your chances of getting the big bucks will go down in flames. :p
     
  4. bpsmith

    bpsmith Jul 23, 2023

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    Ooohhh…can Rob be bought, that’s the question… ::popcorn::
     
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  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 23, 2023

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    Well I'd like to say no, but let's see what's on offer first!
     
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  6. VirgileF

    VirgileF Aug 11, 2023

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking about buying this model (WBP1114).

    https://www.tagheuer.com/fr/fr/mont...r-aquaracer/40-mm-th50-00/WBP1114.BA0000.html

    I perceive several advantages (after owning several Aquaracer 41mm and 43mm 2015 editions and after several Aquaracer Pro 300 black dial and one Pro 200 black dial (2021/2022 edition), all with that Sellita movement shit :

    - no Sellita movement
    - a nice size of 40mm.

    I think it's a pity not to have an adjustable buckle like on the Pro 300.

    I'm actually hesitating whether to take a black dial Pro 200 or this steel Solargraph.
     
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  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 11, 2023

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    :eek:
     
  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 11, 2023

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    Some people round these parts don't believe the 'Sellita is shit' rhetoric Virgile!
     
  9. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 11, 2023

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    And yet, you guys keep buying them. If it were me, I'd go for the Solargraph or wait for a Kenissi based movement.
     
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  10. bpsmith

    bpsmith Aug 11, 2023

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    I loved the Solargraph concept from the moment it was released, but even more so after my issues with the 300. Would have bought instead of my Orantebone if I could have found stock.

    I have since tried on the Titanium version alongside the Carbon bezel and the Carbon version felt and looked so much better. That’s my personal opinion anyway.

    Your mileage may vary, but the Titanium felt toy like with its weight and hollow feeling.
     
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  11. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 11, 2023

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    Solargraph and black dial 200 are the exact same watches right, except slight difference in look and main difference being the movement? You say Sellita shitter but also hesitating which one to choose, sounds to me like a simple choice and opt for the solar powered one and live a life without worries.
     
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  12. VirgileF

    VirgileF Aug 11, 2023

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    Hi,

    I think you're right, Jim.

    I fell in love with the concept very quickly.

    It will allow me to wear it whenever I want without worrying about winding the watch, and to wear my Carrera, Monaco and other watches in peace.

    My problem is that I've been a true Tag Heuer enthusiast for the past 22 years and I've bought 66 Tag Heuer watches over that period.

    Even if for tool watches I prefer the quality of my Tudors, my favourite brand is still Tag Heuer and when I wear something else, I always feel like I'm cheating on my wife :)
     
  13. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 12, 2023

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    Clearly watch collecting is not a rational logical thing. I think many of us here face a similar situation where the brain knows the TAG is not the best watch from a functional and quality perspective but our hearts and emotions can't let go of the favourite brand. I guess this is why we refer to TAG as the Alfa Romeo of watches, we love the designs and how they make us feel, but we know we will have problems and that maintenance will be a headache from time to time.

    Many have a problem with a one tick per second ticking seconds hand, is this a concern to you when considering the solar power?
     
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  14. VirgileF

    VirgileF Aug 12, 2023

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    You're absolutely right, and you've summed up the situation perfectly.

    The second hand is the only thing that bothers me (as well as the central link which is polished and not brushed, but that can be changed without too much difficulty).

    But with the "tool watch" role used from time to time, I really don't think it will bother me.

    The trio of Tag Heuer CBS2210 / CAW211B and this Solargraph may be just right for me.
     
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  15. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 12, 2023

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    Will you be brushing the clasp too?
     
  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 12, 2023

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    Cansomeone explain to me why a 'ticking' second hand is such a big problem?
     
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  17. bpsmith

    bpsmith Aug 12, 2023

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    No idea. They all tick at the end of the day, just some more than others.
     
  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 12, 2023

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    Very true...
     
  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 12, 2023

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    Although Charlie will say his Grand Seikos sweep smoother than a hot knife through butter
     
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  20. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 12, 2023

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    Grand Seiko. I forgot he sold one...