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When I turned 30 a few years ago now my husband bought me a Tag watch, something I will wear and treasure for many years to come. I love the classic and stylish look of it and think it looks really lovely on my wrist.
The Tag Heuer watch I have is the ladies Aquaracer which is a silver, stainless steel watch. It costs in the £1,000 mark so it is a pricey watch but with care and regular cleaning and service I believe this watch will last for a lifetime. What I like about this watch is that its not flashy, you can wear it dressed down with jeans or you can wear it out in the evening but it still looks perfect in both settings, an unstated classic look.
According to an article I read, "TAG Heuer traces its roots to 1860 when Edouard Heuer founded Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG (English: Heuer Watchmaking Inc.) in St-Imier, Switzerland. Edouard Heuer patented his first chronograph in 1882 and in 1887 patented an 'oscillating pinion' still used by major watchmakers of mechanical chronographs."
This particular watch is based on the design and features of the timeless 2000 series launched in 1982. The face of the watch is mother of pearl and has a lovely sheen to it. The only number on this watch is the 12 at the top of the face and then there are just little marks for the hours and smaller marks for the minutes. The 12 is made out of silver as are the little hour marks which also have some mother of pearl on the inside of them. The hour hand, minute hand and second hand are also made out of silver and are very shiny and striking. There is a little Tag Heuer emblem at the top of the watch under the 12 to let you know that it is authentic.
The watch has a date function which just shows the number of the day, not the actual day but that is all you need and I like this as its a quick reference when you need to know that date quickly. The date will move everyday automatically and the number will go up to 31 so when there are only 30 days in the month you will need to change the date yourself as it will not recognise this. To move the date is easy. There is a little dial on the side of the watch. To release it you just screw it towards you and then press it in slightly and pull it out once to be able to change the date. IF you need to change the time on your watch you pull this dial out to the second stage and then can change the time. In oder to put the dial back in place you just twist it in the other way and press on it slightly and make sure it is in firmly.
The wrist band on this watch is stainless steel also has has an alternating polished and matt steel which I think gives it that extra bit of style. THe watch fastens with a clip fastening that you need to shut one way and then clip into the other side. To release the watch you pull up a little tab and it comes apart quite easily although is strong and will not come apart without your help. If the watch is too tight or too loose when you purchase it you can have links removed in the wrist band in order for it to fit properly and I think I needed two of these taken out as I have little wrists.
Yes, the metal on this watch will scratch but you can have this buffed up. I have had this watch for 4 years now and I have only just had to replace the battery in the watch. I took it to the jeweller that my husband bought it from and they send it away to Tag to be done properly. Be prepared, a service on this watch is very expensive. If you just want the battery changed it costs about £70 but of course when it was sent away for this they also informed me I needed it serviced too (of course they did) which meant getting the mechanisms cleaned etc but I was happy for them to do it to keep it working properly and in guarantee however it did costs me over £200, eek, but it came back in perfect working order with the correct date and looking very shiny.
This is a beautiful classic timepiece and one I will be wearing for a long time.
My Tag Heuer Formula 1 watch was a gift from my husband on the birth of our second child! I have to say that it is my little thing to make me feel special every day! It is one of the best watches I believe that you can buy for a reasonable price, and is enough to set off any outfit. The watch itself goes with any outfit. It can be a casual or smart watch and it certainly makes me feel very special every time I wear it!
My watch is unusual in that it is a part stainless steel and part white ceramic band (also available in black ceramic). It has a beautiful white face, which is set off by the stainless steel numbers and hands.
THe watch itself is of fantastic quality. It feels solid and chunky and the clasp is extremely strong. I have knocked it a few times and it has done absolutely no damage whatsoever to it.
As with all Tag's there is a unique serial number printed on the underside of the face which indicates that it is a genuine article, it also has smaller labelling in places around the strap to display the Tag name without being OTT.
Although this is a higher priced watch than many on the market, I believe it is certainly worth the money. I do not need or want another watch for a very long time! Therefore it is worth every penny!
This is the comforting phrase that the Brititsh Coastguard often use to sign off at the end of their conversations, it is particularly welcome when you are standing a lonely night watch making your way up the English Channel and you feel oh so alone! apart from that super tanker that is trying to catch you up and squish you. So talking of watches it was after one of these trips ,about 15 years ago that the Captain decided he needed a new watch that he could see easily ,particularly in the dark so as not to lose your night vision. Luckily we pass through Gibraltar a lot so we could do some tax free shopping ! The watch we selected was a Tag Heuer Professional water resistant to 200m . Tag Heuer specialises in sports watches and this model has a stainless steel bracelet with gold detail and a chunky clasp . The black face has analogue luminous numbers and hand with a discreet window for the date. Surrounding the sapphire crystal face is a black and gold manually adjusted bezel which you can move so you know exactly when your super yacht is going to cross the start line or how long you have to get to the start of the Monaco Grand Prix! That is the sort of pedigree that Tag watches have ,remember Steve McQueen in "Le Mans" he wore a blue Monaco Tag.
For 15 years this watch has been completely reliable and comfortable to wear . It has survived the daily rigours of salt,sweat, suntan oil ,diesel and some pretty serious bangs and thumps without a hitch ,its even been serviced a couple of times! Without costing a fortune (350 pounds 15 years ago) Its a thoroughly good buy for a hard working and good looking watch So if somebody says to you "Have a good watch Skipper" with a Tag on your wrist you can reply "Well ,yes ,actually I have"
I've owned my Tag now for 12 years and I haven't had a single problem with it. I bought it at the airport in Duty Free on a flight back from Australia and paid approximately £800, which at the time was a lot of money to me.
I have to admit that since then I've had it serviced twice (I know it should have been more often, but I just never get around to getting it done every couple of years) and the cost of the servicing is pretty expensive at nearly £200 a time, but each time it's come back looking good as new.
The servicing can take time though as you're normally left without your watch for a few weeks each time. Most reputable jewellers can sort out the servicing for you, so it just requires a quick trip to the jewellers to drop off the watch and then you get a call 4-8 weeks later to say it's ready to collect again.
I know that Tag are seen as quite a luxury make, but when you consider the cost of a watch like this spread over the number of years it will last, then they're normally an extremely good investment and will look fabulous in the process.
I definitely would consider a new Tag in the future, but I have to say that I'm not as impressed with the quality and design of the newer models as I am with my 12 year old one. I'm currently looking for a new watch and I'm more impressed by the design and looks of Rolex, Omega and Breitling than I am with the newer Tag's. Hopefully the Tag design team will take note and create some more great classics.
My TAG is fantastic. I have a Kirium which looks great and fits very well too. It's a painless task to have the metal wristbands adjusted for your size at the dealer, and so the watch feels very comfortable to wear. I like the relatively low profile it keeps on the wrist - it's not to bulky. It is also heavy enough to feel it's great quality, but not so heavy as to become annoying to wear. The watch face, body, band and clasp have all stood up well to years of wear - it still looks absolutely great. It's timekeeping is also excellent, as you would expect - you don't have to go adjusting these watches every few months to ensure the time is right. My family have also worn TAGs for many years, and have never had any problems with them - they have been rock solid reliable. The servicing and battery replacement is very simple and a relatively fast process too.
Tag Heuer is a Swiss watchmaker known fir his watches and chronographs. They are luxury watches at good prices. It has long standing links with the world of sport and Hollywood, and this is to portray its trendy fashionable status. It has been the official timekeeper of the McClaren and the Ferrari Formula 1 teams and has ambassadors modelling for them such as British world champion, Lewis Hamilton as well as Hollywood star Brad Pitt.
I have been lucky enough to purchase a Tag watch. Mine was the Carrera, which at the time was being modelled by Brad Pitt. The cheapest place I could find it was at Heathrow Airport for £1399.00 at the time and has been a great buy. I am forever receiving comments about how stunning the watch looks, and how luxurious it is. I have a steel metal strap which makes it an evening piece and elegant. The battery works on a kinaesthetic basis, where it receives energy to power the watch when you move it, and can be used under water for 50m resistance. You can get a suede strap in two different colours but that is an extra fee of £150.00 which I think is slightly overpriced. But if you have a little cash lying about and fancy something to spice up your evening attire, I would 100% recommend a Tag watch and in particular the Carrera or the award winning Monaco for its aesthetic beauty and for a top end designer watch for a decent price.
When is a diving watch not waterproof... What a palaver we have had with my husbands watch A diving watch it said but within two years it required a £190 repair. It should be serviced every year and have the seals replaced every two years (it says in the wasrranty I am told) and all this on a watch that cost under a £1000 I have already paid for the watch twice The bracelet broke within two years and now 6 years old it requires a new movement and seals Not good enough Tag Heuer Just once admit you got it wrongand made a duff watch. Since its' last reapir it hasn't even been in the shower but requires the aforesaid movcement. I don't believe it!! Answers please
I like my watches and bought a monaco off the same site as I did my seiko, www.timedon.co.uk normally I would be paying over £3000 for a monaco which I cannot afford, I did however manage to save £1000 off the retail price and got a great watch, if you like your tag watches, dont buy from the high street, buy from a secured internet site and get a great deal, I would recommend timedon , a great service and the cheapest I could find within the UK, Thanks again timedon