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What was your favorite watch of the '90s?

  1. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 17, 2022

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    Hodinkee's editors pick their favorites from the '90s. Danny Milton picks the TAG Heuer 2000.
    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/our-favorite-watches-of-the-90s

    This article made me a bit nostalgic. I bought my first TAG Heuer in 1989 because of the brand's connection to Formula 1. But I was very surprised to see how TAG Heuer became the "it" brand of the '90s, they were everywhere. I bought them because of my fascination with motorsport, but my work friends (who weren't into F1 or even cars) also wore them too. Everywhere I looked, a TAG seemed to be on someone's wrist more often than not.

    My favorite watch of the '90s was the S/el, mainly because Senna wore one. What was yours?
    (Doesn't need to be TAG, I also owned a Casio Baby-G.)

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  2. YY77

    YY77 Aug 18, 2022

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    My first mechanical, fell in love with the liquid metal design the first minute I saw it:
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  3. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Aug 18, 2022

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    Mine was a basic Gshock square, wore it for years. I don’t think I ever replaced the battery. Can’t remember whatever happened to it.
     
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  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 18, 2022

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    This

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  5. Yago

    Yago Aug 18, 2022

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    I also believe nothing is as '90s as a 2000. I would vote for my blue ‘Bill Gates’

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    My favourite watch would be a ‘90s T dial Speedy, Sub 14060 or polar Explorer.
     
  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 18, 2022

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    AquaG approves of this thread. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. McBeardy

    McBeardy Aug 18, 2022

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    Only being a teenager in the 90s, I wans't really aware of watches. Although I remember my dad having an Ebel Sportwave and his Sub, also the Seiko Arnie was giving to me when 18, this would've been early 2000s and also an 80s watch.

    I did have this Casio in the late 90s and though it was cool it recording the temperature (very useful to a 13yr old holidaying in Mexico and the Canaries. Stupidly sold it for £50 many years later.

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    For me though definitely that Ebel Sportwave. Wish I could find the specific model.
     
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  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 18, 2022

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    I'm having a tough time deciding between the 2000 Exclusive WN1112 and the plum dial Kirium CL1113. I love both of them, the WN1112 is my favourite 2000 Exclusive, but my favourite Kirium didn't come out until 2002 (CL111A F1 Kirium).
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  9. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 18, 2022

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    :thumbsup: Same here. I had no budget to buy the ana-digi version, but I bought my S/el (CG1110.BC0429) in 1996 mainly for the same reason. Without a doubt the S/el is my favorite watch from the ‘90s… in fact since 1988 ;)

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  10. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 18, 2022

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    CG1110 was also a possibility
     
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  11. mattp

    mattp Aug 18, 2022

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    Totally agree.
     
  12. kappa_md

    kappa_md Aug 23, 2022

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    I could probably trace my love for TAG Heuer from this particular watch :cool: I prefer the steel bracelet since it was both sporty and premium to me :thumbsup:
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  13. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Aug 23, 2022

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    I haven't start knowing watch back in 90's
     
  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 23, 2022

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    I didn't get into watches until 2004.... c'mon Otto!
     
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  15. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Aug 23, 2022

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    The 90’s, good grief I can barely remember last year let alone then.::facepalm1::
     
  16. dtf

    dtf Aug 23, 2022

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    I was also a teenager in the 90s so it was a few years before I got into expensive watches, but I definitely loved watches back then.

    My first watch was one of these (this is a NOS replacement), 1/1000s stopwatch with a remote trigger for lap timing:
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    Then when I was around 15 I bought this Animal W003 surfers against sewage limited edition from a mate, who had lost it, replaced it, then found it again. This has been in my collection since and probably is the watch Id sell last:
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  17. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 23, 2022

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    What about your TAG Heuer 1000? Out of your collection, that one would get my vote. ;)
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  18. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Aug 23, 2022

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    Always wanted a g-shock back then but never like watch enough to be spending money.

    How it turned 180 degree now :thumbsdown:
     
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  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 30, 2022

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    Me too. Really wanted a bright yellow one that was £120... who would spend that much on a watch. Hahaha
     
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  20. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Aug 30, 2022

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    How the table had turned now.
     
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