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Is my TAG Heuer Authentic? All questions here please

  1. BoNosAll

    BoNosAll Feb 13, 2016

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I just purchased a watch. It is a model wt1110-ba0550 link. It feels solid and came with the tag box and warranty card (not filled out). The card not being filled out makes me a little nervous, so I opened up the back to see the movement. It is not marked with much that I can tell, but is stamped "there jewels". Other than sending it in for an appraisal, is there another easy to verify its authenticity?
     
  2. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Feb 13, 2016

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    The watch looks authentic to me, the movement could be a replacement, as I would expect an ETA 955.112 in it, not this later model F06.111, but is a minor thing, you only have no End Of Life function on it when the battery is almost dead. Any serial number on the caseback-plate?
     
  3. BoNosAll

    BoNosAll Feb 13, 2016

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    Yes. The serial on the box is also stamped on the case back. 20160210_184804.jpg
     
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  4. BoNosAll

    BoNosAll Feb 13, 2016

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    This is what my sel chronograph 20160206_202234.jpg movement looks like. I assumed the movement in the link should have been stamped the same. Unless my sel is a fake.
     
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  5. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Feb 13, 2016

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    Serial number on the caseback plate looks good too, I wouldn't worry about the missing TAG Heuer description on the movement of the Link, it could be replaced in the past. The movement in the S/EL is an ETA 251.262, totally different as it is a chronograph of course. The TAG Heuer 2.95 description on it means TAG Heuer got it in stock on the second quarter of the year 1995, that's all.
     
  6. BoNosAll

    BoNosAll Feb 13, 2016

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    Cool. Well that puts my mind at ease. I picked up the link for $440. I thought it was a great deal. The watch is a bit rough, as can be seen in the photos, but I think with a good cleaning and a polish, it will make a great watch.
     
  7. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Feb 13, 2016

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    Absolutely, just make sure its water-resistance has been tested before you clean it with soap and water.
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 14, 2016

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    Agree- good advice. Also agree that there is nothing about your watch that looks fake.
     
  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 14, 2016

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  10. elbeik

    elbeik Feb 14, 2016

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  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 14, 2016

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    Yes...but I find this one intriguing!

    It's not correct, but its scary how good it is
     
  12. elbeik

    elbeik Feb 20, 2016

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  13. imagwai

    imagwai Feb 20, 2016

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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 20, 2016

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    Look like a Carrera 1969 rip-off
     
  15. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 27, 2016

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  16. elbeik

    elbeik Feb 28, 2016

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    The strap would be the least of my concerns when looking at this monstrosity...
     
  17. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 28, 2016

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    Indeed, I have reported it to EBay.
     
  18. Big Adam

    Big Adam Mar 1, 2016

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    Nice looking Monza Re-edition on ebay right now. Legit seller but the signed crown just looks wrong to me. Thoughts?
    It's item number 121910773712.
    EDIT: Here's the pic. The logo just seems small? I can't find a decent pic of re-edition crown to compare it to.
    EDIT #2: Hmmm, based on Google Image search, it seems correct. Decisions, decisions.
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  19. elbeik

    elbeik Mar 2, 2016

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    That looks like a fine watch.

    I have yet to come across a Monza replica.
     
  20. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Mar 2, 2016

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    If you are interested in a Monza, you should wait a couple of weeks for Baselworld to see what the new re-edition will look like.