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  1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Dec 15, 2021

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    I have not read or heard that it has been updated. Easiest thing is probably if you just ask a boutique to confirm with TAG on whether any improvements have been made. Personally I doubt it but you never know!
     
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  2. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Dec 15, 2021

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    Good idea. I’ll confirm with them whether only the 3mm clasp(s) have the little “closing knobs”…
     
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  3. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Jan 8, 2022

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    OK, so here's an update from myself after I’ve been eventually able to stop over at the TH boutique in Geneva (Very welcoming reception, btw., as usual). Among the Heuer-signed folding clasps, they only had the 5042 in store (on a Cal.11 Monaco), but that was enough for me to conclude that:
    - 5042 looks indeed a bit flimsy. Actually, despite being designed for the same (?) type of straps (22 or 20/ 18/ 2mm) it looked flimsier than my “standard” (= TH shield-branded) 5037, which I wore on my wrist today (with a Cal.16 Carrera);
    - 5042 and 5037 do indeed use the same, “expansion-type” click mechanism;
    - By opposition (and even though I didn’t see it in the flesh) the “Heuer” 5049 can only be more appealing (more “material” and [presumably] different, peg-based click mechanism - although personally I haven't experienced any problems with the “expansion” ones so far);
    - Prices in CH: 90 CHF for 5042 vs. 115 CHF for 5049.

    Bottomline: I'll go with the 5049 and the strap from WSW that's designed for it. All things considered, that should be the one that goes best with a Vintage Autavia Viceroy anyways (due to its grained leather):
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    https://www.watchstrapworld.com/20-...birthday-edition-carrera-model-no-cv2119.html
     
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  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 8, 2022

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    The cal11 Monaco uses the 5042? :eek: Damn shame to have such shitty clasp on the Monaco. I thought the Monaco had a 3mm clasp like the 5049 or similar
     
  5. strelnik

    strelnik Jun 29, 2023

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    This an excellent chart and is much appreciated. My queation: What ios available to identify watches before 1992? Where could I go to find that info? Thanks in advance
    S.
     
  6. Alan Treen

    Alan Treen Dec 7, 2023

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    I'm Looking at buying a Tag Heuer Formula 1 Indy 500, stainless steel chronograph.
    The watch has a blue checker board design dial that cant find anywhere on the net.
    Got a box but no paper work.
    The model number is XCAZ2011 which seems off when I look on the Tag site anybody point me at a model lookup up site..
     
  7. flawless

    flawless Dec 7, 2023

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    It's fake.
     
  8. Alan Treen

    Alan Treen Dec 7, 2023

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    Thought as much....thanks...I'll speak to the auction house in the morning....
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Dec 7, 2023

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    Alan Treen Dec 7, 2023

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  11. Carolina

    Carolina Feb 7, 2024

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    Hi, I have a Tag Hauer Aquarracer that has de model number EWH1975. I’m trying to find the crown in ebay because it broke. Doez anyone know if the model number change? Because I can’t find it. And if it did change what is the new one?
    Thanks!
     
  12. flawless

    flawless Feb 7, 2024

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    EWH1975 isn't a model reference - it's likely the serial. If your Aquaracer is a chronograph the reference will start with C, otherwise it will start with W.
     
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  13. Carolina

    Carolina Feb 7, 2024

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    Sorry, but where do I find the model reference? :( I can only see that one.
     
  14. Carolina

    Carolina Feb 7, 2024

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    Found it!
    Thank you very much! You’ve been very helpful! <3 :)
     
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  15. Carolina

    Carolina Feb 8, 2024

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    Hello!
    I’m looking for a crown replacement for my Tag Hauer Aquarracer and I found one (original from Tag Hauer) on ebay that is for WAF1414, WAF1416 and WAF1418.
    Mine is WAF1412. Does anyone know if it will work too? I’d really appreciate any type of help.
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  16. flawless

    flawless Feb 8, 2024

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    Are you just replacing the crown, or the crown and the stem?

    Can you provide pictures of your existing watch, and the replacement you have found?
     
  17. Carolina

    Carolina Feb 8, 2024

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    I think it’s just the crown, though I should double check with my “watch technician” (idk if that’s how they are called)
    I’ll provide pictures
     
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  18. flawless

    flawless Feb 8, 2024

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    It appears to be correct, but yes: you should double check with whoever is doing the work on it, just to be sure.

    The difference between WAF1412, WAF1414, WAF1416 and WAF1418 should just be the dial design. Occasionally, there are other variations - including slight differences in crowns.
     
  19. Carolina

    Carolina Feb 8, 2024

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    Hmm so maybe it could be the case that they did slight differences in the crown and there’s a slight possibility that it might not work?
     
  20. flawless

    flawless Feb 8, 2024

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    There is a possibility, yes - it's a very small chance however. I'm not personally familiar with the model, but having looked at a lot of WAF121x variations online the only differences on the crown I've seen are due to aftermarket polishing.

    If you show the listing for the crown to your watchmaker, they'll be able to make an informed decision - based on having your watch in their hands!