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Is my TAG Heuer Authentic? All questions here please

  1. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 3, 2022

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    Complete rip off then. No way a fake is worth $900.
     
  2. Snowy

    Snowy Jan 3, 2022

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    Can you find any difference between these watches and the real ones?
     
  3. Yago

    Yago Jan 3, 2022

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    They look equally bad as the real ones
     
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  4. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Jan 3, 2022

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    Yes they are all fake
     
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  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 3, 2022

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    Pisses me off that they are making those grand date Aquaracers, I was hoping to buy one of those pre owned at some point...
     
  6. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 3, 2022

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    This some scary shit.
     
  7. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 3, 2022

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    @Snowy do you know if the old first gen Formula 1's are being faked? I have a friend who is a hopeless addict and he keeps buying mint condition ones, all from Japan.
     
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  8. Snowy

    Snowy Jan 4, 2022

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    I don't think there is any fake in the first generation Formula, but I think there are some Frankens made by combining parts.
     
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  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 4, 2022

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    And yet.... there are a suspiciously high number of blue chronographs appearing here there and everywhere all of a sudden...
     
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  10. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 4, 2022

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    Yes perfectly aged blue chronos. As if someone is manufacturing new watches that look aged. genius business model though right if it was true? Cheap to make quartz pieces that dont have to look perfect from factory cause they are so "old" and you sell them for 300-700 dollars. Good business, why would't someone do it.

    Thinking about it, if I was a filthy criminal, manufacturing brand new older used watches looking old is a brilliant idea. Super tricky for people to expose, or even care, especially if its cheaper vintage watches around 300-2000 dollars.
     
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  11. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 4, 2022

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    Everything is better with photos, blue chronos be looking amazing

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  12. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 4, 2022

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    More from the same seller

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  13. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 4, 2022

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  14. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 4, 2022

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    No I dont know, hoping someone can tell. Like Rob said, it is just interesting this trend with old Formula 1's popping up for sale in very very good condition. These watches typically get very torn up when worn. Could just be a case of many people having old ones thats been left in a drawer for a long time.
     
  15. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 4, 2022

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    What currency are these prices in? If it's Rupees then they are fake for sure.
     
  16. Turpinr

    Turpinr Jan 5, 2022

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  17. Yago

    Yago Jan 5, 2022

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    No way these are fake
     
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  18. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 5, 2022

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    Please elaborate on what makes you 100% sure that this watch is genuine. I am not saying it is fake, just really want to learn more about these early F1's since there seem to be websites selling high quality fakes of these models for 150-200 dollars. Would be quite simple to buy a 200 dollar replika, bash it up a bit to look worn and sell it for 700.
     
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  19. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 5, 2022

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    I would point to the fact that the patina and yellowing of the lume on the dial looks absolutely spot on for how these watches would have aged. Very hard to fake that. Some may have had a replacement case or a bezel, who knows.
     
  20. Yago

    Yago Jan 5, 2022

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    They look too good. I compared the F1 with the same reference my son has and everything, including the plastic band is spot on. The usage marks on the case are too random to be fake imo. Not saying all are genuine. The blue chronos I don't know a lot about. They too look really good so who knows. Faking blue 1000s is a hell of a lot easier than faking these funky F1s. Would simply be too costly I reckon.
     
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