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A great investment
Tag Heuer Watches
Member Name: joodle
Tag Heuer Watches
Advantages: Good looks and high quality (in the older designs)
Disadvantages: Cost of servicing
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.
Summary: A long lasting luxury watch