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Is my TAG Heuer Authentic? All questions here please

  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 6, 2022

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    I know someone who bought one of these, he put it on a NATO ::puke::because the bracelet was so terrible it was unwearable. I suggested he get the appropriate blue rubber strap but he said he doesn't like rubber.

    But he likes NATOs.

    WTF?

    Right?
     
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  2. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Jan 6, 2022

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    I don't know enough about these watches. Made before I was born. But I also feel these just can't be fake. Way too good. The fake 1500's we've seen, at least have tell tale signs, but also, they only copied the rare ones. Why would someone make all of these? These aren't all that rare. In this condition? Sure. But in general? Nah.
     
  3. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Jan 6, 2022

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    man lol really hard to say. I've been buying inventory for like 20 years. Sometimes my suppliers include this stuff in the lot. Completely useless to me, but still interesting to see. What's really useless, is those damn square prototypes. I also have these weird "cases", that are just cylinders with a case back and crystal, but no anything else. I never understood what the hell those were.
     
  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 6, 2022

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    Yeah... but then he has four together it looks really shady.
     
  5. JAH

    JAH Jan 7, 2022

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    Tag do not print Bracelet number under model number in back case to my knowledge.

    Referenced to post about last gen F1 from JP sellers. Posted by Snowy
     
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  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 7, 2022

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    Yes indeed! I did not notice that.
     
  7. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Jan 7, 2022

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    holy crap lol good catch. They got so lazy, they confused the bracelet number, with the serial number. At least with that first Formula. The ceramic one, I don't know wtf BA0828 is supposed to be.
     
  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 7, 2022

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    BA0828 is the reference for an Aquaracer bracelet.
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 7, 2022

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    Not a ceramic F1 bracelet
     
  10. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Jan 8, 2022

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    Had a brain fart. I'm normally really good with bracelet numbers.
     
  11. Calisto

    Calisto Jan 10, 2022

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    Hello I am new to Tag Heuer and found this watch in an auction that isn't getting much attention and might get it cheap. My issue is I'm not knowledgeable enough yet to tell if its a redial or a fake, and if it is a fake I don't want it at all. So if some of the more knowledgeable people here would be willing to give me their advice I would appreciate it very much. Also I apologize these are the only 2 photos available of the watch.
     
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  12. YY77

    YY77 Jan 11, 2022

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    Fake, automatic had monochrome logo and text should have been chronometer instead of automatic. Date didn't have the silver window, case design is not smoothe on this one (lugs), check here:

    https://www.calibre11.com/tag-heuer-kirium/
     
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  13. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 11, 2022

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    Definite fake
     
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  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 11, 2022

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    It's a good fake for the time, but it is definitely fake. The case is the wrong shape.
     
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  15. Calisto

    Calisto Jan 11, 2022

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    Thank you for confirming
     
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  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 11, 2022

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  17. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Jan 11, 2022

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    Do these things actually get sold? Some of these are hideous looking ::puke::
     
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  18. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Jan 11, 2022

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    yes. Yes they do.
     
  19. akong71

    akong71 Jan 12, 2022

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    I had a coworker that wore one to work everyday. It had 1500 professional written on the dial, but the case was shaped more like an S/EL. She knew it was fake, but still liked it.
     
  20. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Jan 12, 2022

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