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

  1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 23, 2021

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    I shall pray to the movement gods on your behalf Virgile. Congrats on the new watch!! :)
     
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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 23, 2021

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    In your first photo it kinda looks like the biiizel is lumed all around. Is it?
     
  3. VirgileF

    VirgileF Sep 23, 2021

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    Only the triangle at 12h ;)
     
  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 23, 2021

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    Ah thats what I thought, the photo fooled me :p
     
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  5. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 23, 2021

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    844 Edition biiizel fo shiiizel though :cool::cool::cool:

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  6. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 23, 2021

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  7. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 23, 2021

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    Yes very nice! You be wearing the 844 a lot, honeymooning in happiness and joy
     
  8. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 23, 2021

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    It's been a very humid and rainy summer here in NY this year. Diver weather :)
     
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  9. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 23, 2021

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    One of the things that makes this successful is how slim it wears too:

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  10. Remo

    Remo Sep 23, 2021

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  11. VirgileF

    VirgileF Sep 24, 2021

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    Real progress compared to the previous model (I had it 41mm and in 43mm, both on several occasions).

    I regret that it does not exist in 41mm (and with a manufacture movement) but the shorter lugs make it a "small 43mm".

    It is thinner too. The finishing is really better too. I also prefer that the edges are brushed/satinned and not polished. The bracelet is really better, both the thinner links and especially the adjustable buckle. Really, a great value for money (grey market price).
     
  12. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 20, 2021

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    TAG Aquaracer 844 Edition. Purchased early October 2021 (Oct 5 I think)

    Rotor problems already developing by December 18th 2021.

    Two and a half months from brand new to problems.
     
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  13. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 20, 2021

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    :(
     
  14. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Dec 20, 2021

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    https://www.ablogtowatch.com/tag-heuer-aquaracer-professional-in-depth-history/

    Long new ad about the 844. All about the pretty looks, not one single word about the movement. Except in the product description thing in the very end where it says

    Powered by the automatic Calibre 5, the Tribute to Heuer 844 is up for the most extreme challenges

    It fails to mention that such extreme challenges don't include hand-winding.
     
  15. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Dec 20, 2021

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    It's definitely Calibre 7 or nothing for me.
     
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  16. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 20, 2021

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    I can't recall - are all Cal 7s ETA 2893s or are they using the SW300 as well now?
     
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  17. VirgileF

    VirgileF Dec 20, 2021

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    Only Sellita ;)

    Same thing for me : bought end of September.

    And some issues with rotor/manual winding.

    Sold last week-end (to a professional) :D
     
  18. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Dec 20, 2021

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    Wow yours too? This is just crazy
     
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  19. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 20, 2021

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    :(
     
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  20. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Dec 20, 2021

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    This is why I have no trust in the Brand at the moment. I'm sure it will be fixed but I don't want a new watch only to send back after months. Then waiting on repair for further months.
    Stick with my GMT Calibre 7.
     
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