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Will your Aquaracer break? A shocking scientific study on the calibre 5

  1. mfriend

    mfriend Sep 2, 2021

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    Fantastic..... a nice inexpensive solution
    Thank-you
     
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  2. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 2, 2021

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    Bezel pip looks OK to me. But it certainly looks like it's lived a tough life I'll admit!
     
  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 2, 2021

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    You can buy my original one instead! :p
     
  4. mfriend

    mfriend Sep 2, 2021

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    $20 CDN - 15 minutes of my time and have properly functioning watch again :cool:
     
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  5. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 2, 2021

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    Difficult to tell from that low light blurry photo.

    But.. I mean would it be surprising if it was real and the index came off? Take for instance the glued TAG logo rubber thingy on some Carrera crowns, you have to count on them eventually coming off and you'll have to put it back with some super glue yourself. A bit more challenging on the dial though :D
     
  6. dtf

    dtf Sep 2, 2021

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    Or the connected bezels?

    Again, I have beaten the hell out of my old quartz aquaracer and my way211 calibre 5, including a lot of time with power tools, driving machines etc. Still looks good, although the strap is getting a bit grubby.
     
  7. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 2, 2021

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    Ah yes the Connected biiizels are badly glued too, forgot about those :thumbsup:

    Yes I am sure many many owners are happy with and love their Aquaracers, I just wanted to share some insights and bring some attention to, what I consider, a terrible movement choice by TAG in watches that cost between 2500-4800 american dollares.
     
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  8. dtf

    dtf Sep 2, 2021

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    Agree. To be a real tool watch it needs to be anti-mag, anti-vibration and reliable.
     
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 2, 2021

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    Thanks; already have those funds reserved for whatever release we get in November.
     
  10. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 2, 2021

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    No problem at all with the biiizels of my five Connected modules… 0 from 5 is not a bad ratio ;)

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    I guess it depends on how you take care of the watch, and the weather conditions where you live, but no problem here at the moment :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 2, 2021

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    Good points Albert! Sorry if I come off as a grumpy old man ::facepalm2::
     
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  12. El Matarife

    El Matarife Sep 2, 2021

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    So, quartz.
     
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  13. dtf

    dtf Sep 2, 2021

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    My steel quartz aquaracer has proven fairly indestructible. I will probably fit a quartz movement into my calibre 5 AR next time it fails
     
  14. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 2, 2021

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    Oh I thought you were kidding.

    Now you're making me paranoid about whatever this November release is, since I haven't got anything else on my radar...
     
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  15. El Matarife

    El Matarife Sep 2, 2021

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    I love quartz. It is unfairly disparaged!
     
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  16. VirgileF

    VirgileF Sep 20, 2021

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    Hi,

    I have owned 3 or 4 Aquaracer (41mm and 43mm), all of them had a problem with the movement (power reserve, blocked crown etc). I have been wanting to buy the new 844 (if I can't find it, the last Aquaracer) for a few days but this post has put a stop to me.
     
  17. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 20, 2021

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    Very worrying history Virgile. Surprised you even considered buying another one!
     
  18. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 20, 2021

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    Still waiting for you to reveal the sample size of your study Jim
     
  19. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 20, 2021

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    [​IMG]
     
  20. VirgileF

    VirgileF Sep 20, 2021

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    Tag Heuer is still my favourite brand, the one in my heart. But I've had so many problems with... whether it's my Monaco, my Aquaracer...
    I really like the look of these new Aquaracer, even if I prefer 40 or 41mm. I find the 844 gorgeous. I will try them but the quality of the movement is really a big problem at Tag Heuer (except for the manufacture movement).
     
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