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Is my TAG Heuer Authentic? All questions here please

  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 28, 2021

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  2. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Aug 29, 2021

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    At least I know mine is genuine, I might still have the receipt in the box,about 38 year old now.
     
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  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 29, 2021

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    Does this Aquaracer look right to you? It has that Pagani looking bezel, or am I seeing ghosts?
     
  4. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Aug 29, 2021

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    But of those are fake as shit
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 30, 2021

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    Yeah, I thought so. I asked him if he knew they were fake and he deleted his account. Why would someone tag me in on a pic of a fake watch? What a dumbass.
     
  6. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 30, 2021

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    Dogshit
     
  7. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 30, 2021

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    Great news! You should sell it to @Aquagraph :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Nessy101

    Nessy101 Aug 30, 2021

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    Hi all,
    My first post so be please be gentle :).
    Picked this Formula 1 up yesterday and fully expected it to be fake if I’m being quite honest as it didn’t seem to have the same build quality as my only other Tag , a Series 2000.
    You can imagine my surprise when I removed the case back and found an ETA movement and the name Tag Heuer :).
    That got me thinking that it could actually be genuine , so I’d be really grateful if anyone could confirm the good news that it is real or give me the bad news that it isn’t :(.
    It wasn’t that filthy on purchase so I think that if it is real then it may not have had much use , the glass face only has 1 small scratch, the bezel a few minor abrasions and the clasp 1 big scratch .
    The lume fades markedly after about 4 hours and it keeps perfect time, I’ve had it running almost 24 hours now and it’s still exact, the bezel also only turns anti-clockwise.
    Some of the pics were taken prior to cleaning so excuse the dirt!
    Thanks!
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  9. Nessy101

    Nessy101 Aug 30, 2021

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    Edit , I can’t get a very good photo, but the movement apart from saying Tag Heuer 4.96 also has ETA 955412 .
    I also can’t get it to photograph very well , but under the 200 Meters on the case back it is stamped WA1211 in a much less deep text than the rest of the case back , in fact it looks like a series of dots stamped?
     
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  10. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 30, 2021

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    I can't add any more than what I told you over at Watchuseek, but as I mentioned, @Aquagraph and @Snowy are probably the experts on these models. Personally, I think you did exceedingly well for £5!
     
  11. Nessy101

    Nessy101 Aug 30, 2021

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    Thanks for letting me know about this forum!
    I’m hoping that the experts that you mentioned can put me out of my misery :).
    Cheers
     
  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 30, 2021

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    Looks fine to me.... I can't actually recall ever seeing a fake 'classic' F1, there doesn't seem much point really cos they aren't worth a fortune anyway. You do get a lot of 'replacement' bezels and stuff like that, but I think that's tolerated since they were so easily damaged and made of plastic. I paid about £160 for a similar piece not too long ago (on a plastic strap) so I think you got the bargain of the year there.
     
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  13. Nessy101

    Nessy101 Aug 30, 2021

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    :)
    Thanks Aquagraph!
    I picked this up a car boot sale yesterday and the seller (who had a few other junky watches on his stall) said he wasn’t sure if it was genuine but as he’d paid £3 to have a new battery installed he wanted £5 for it.
    I decided to take a gamble on it but he did say “you’ve got a good buy there” as I walked away but I didn’t think he was being serious :D.
    I must confess that many years ago when I had my first decent wages and bought myself the Series 2000 the Formula 1 didn’t get a glance from me :(, but now that I’ve got one , I rather like it :D.
    It’s going to join my small collection of watches now.
    Thanks again!
     
  14. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 30, 2021

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    We would all love to see photos of that wonderful collection of yours

    Welcome to the best forum in the world
     
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  15. mfriend

    mfriend Sep 7, 2021

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    is there an easy way to tell if one is legit or not? was browsing the online shop of a local jewelry store and they have the Tiger Woods one in there shop..... and I was thinking about it...... and on the same note is $1500 CDN a reasonable price for one?
    https://thompsonsjewellers.ca/product/115-15572-tag-heuer/
     
  16. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Sep 8, 2021

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    Picture or the account not mine. But i am curious if i am missing something or forgot. Did Tag Heuer ever have green khaki calibre 5 before ?
     
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  17. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 8, 2021

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  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 8, 2021

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    They sure did, its the one where the TAG Heuer logo completely disappears at some angles. It was released with the Camouflage model IIRC.
     
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  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 8, 2021

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    Amazingly, Golf models seem to hold their value better than you would expect. But even so that looks a tad high for the condition. Not sure if there is an easy way to ensure authenticity, if I was buying a Golf I think I would be sending it to TAG to authenticate immediately.
     
  20. HoltzPlatz

    HoltzPlatz Sep 8, 2021

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    Here's a listing mislabeled as "AG Heuer Carrera Watch". Clearly it's a rare SLS model::facepalm2::
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