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Jimmytno1

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459 posts

94 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Thanks to this forum I've developed a bit of a thing for watches and have built up a modest collection with a couple of seikos and a parnis etc. but I keep looking at tag heuers which I know on here get a mixed reaction, but I like a chronograph and have the chance to purchase this


What would be a reasonable price for this, it's quartz (another mixed reaction on here) and is 4 years old with original box receipt and manuals etc, not in mint condition but not far from it, I really like the watch and it's local but was hoping to see what you guys thought I should be paying for it?

Mr Roper

11,267 posts

119 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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At a guess I'd say £300.


Xtriple129

894 posts

82 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Not an expert on TH prices but I'd have thought if you can get it for the price above you're doing very well. Bit more (£400?) would be fairer.

I had a TH F1 that I bought new last year, sold it through TZ for about £500 as, although I really liked it, I simply never wore it. That was quartz as well.

Jimmytno1

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459 posts

94 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Cool, looks like I'm paying about the right money for it if it goes ahead then, will keep you posted with some wrist shots if I pull the trigger on it

Vvroom

1,112 posts

115 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I bought one for my brother off Watchfinder a couple of months ago; a black dial version like this one + ss bracelet.

No box or papers, other than a WF certificate.

Was up for £395 (I paid a bit less) They even replaced the bezel.

Not really a watch I would wear but they are good quality things. I remember being surprised at the solid weight to it.

Sounds like you should go for it, OP.


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Mr Roper

11,267 posts

119 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I went for the Alarm myself....

Agree, very sturdy watches.....I'm pleased with mine.


Wow....that's poor pic.

GC8

17,804 posts

115 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Ive never really got the mixing of motorsport and divers styles. You either want a chrono or a divers watch, but not both.

I have to admit that Ive never been a fan of the F1 either, although I have a soft spot for TAG Heuer (from before they were referred to as 'Tags').

Jimmytno1

Original Poster:

459 posts

94 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I rang the seller to see if I could view and purchase tonight but he's busy, will have to wait until tommorow! Doh!

Jimmytno1

Original Poster:

459 posts

94 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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The one I'm looking just has a single date window between 3 and 4, im assuming one with a double date that showed higher than 31 would be a fake?

Mr Roper

11,267 posts

119 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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NeMiSiS said:
Jimmytno1 said:
The one I'm looking just has a single date window between 3 and 4, im assuming one with a double date that showed higher than 31 would be a fake?
Indeed, and sorry I was looking at MrRopers watch.
I bought mine new from tag heur in the states a few weeks back. Pretty confident it's legit smile

HarrySmash

389 posts

64 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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One of my first watch purchases was a Tag F1, still pleased with it and find it a good sports/ activity watch-sturdy but not so chunky that it keeps getting knocked.


Vvroom

1,112 posts

115 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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GC8 said:
Ive never really got the mixing of motorsport and divers styles. You either want a chrono or a divers watch, but not both.

I have to admit that Ive never been a fan of the F1 either, although I have a soft spot for TAG Heuer (from before they were referred to as 'Tags').
I know what you mean, and I agree. Another mixed up watch IMHO is the Zenith fly back chrono: divers bezel + chrono. These F1s though are a good watch at the price level- and I'm talking second hand. I think they are too strong brand new.

The straps in particular are well made, heavy and feel like a proper tool watch should. In a way they remind me of a more utilitarian version of the President bracelet, if you know what I mean.... The plastic clicky bezel might put some off.

JimmyJam

1,785 posts

144 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Nice watch IMO....But why does Tag get a mixed reaction on PH?

Mr Roper

11,267 posts

119 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Not sure.......is it a chav watch now?

Arun_D

2,078 posts

120 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Quite like my 2012 Gulf Edition F1, even though I share some reserves to the current brand, like a lot of people here.

I was able to get a good discount on Tag Heuers through a friend, so reckoned I should make use of it and get a Tag Heuer for the collection. I felt the F1 was an ideal choice as an actual Tag Heuer product, rather than a legacy Heuer model (I'd rather by an older Heuer Monaco or Carrera, for instance, than a new one).

A lot of my dislikes of the F1's of old are not present with the Gulf edition (a Grand-Date model). Larger case size than F1s of old, and the plastic bezel is now metal. Also, I didn't like the old style bracelet (akin to a chunky President bracelet as mentioned above, but still a bit 'dense' with links for my liking), the one on my Gulf is a fair bit chunkier still, more in line with my link style on my Speedmaster.



Edited by Arun_D on Thursday 11th October 14:52

Mr Roper

11,267 posts

119 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Ignoring branding, ownership and credibility for a second they are good watches, well made and reasonably priced?

Nattyboy888

206 posts

82 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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I've had a fair few which I've used as holiday watches - all have been fine but the latest raikonnen one has died after 2 years. Just figuring out where to send it.

HarrySmash

389 posts

64 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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NeMiSiS said:
In my opinion the quality of most of the entry level models is poor, bezels that don't line up when RTZ, second hands on quartz models that don't land on a batton/pip markers. Also common faults like pushers that fall off, and bracelet links that fail, water ingress, these are just watches that I have worked on, and obviously I only tend to see watches that are sick.
As well as the F1 model I've also an Aquaracer auto chronograph and haven't experienced any of these problems with either watch, so far...

JimmyJam

1,785 posts

144 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Whats the considered opinion of the Carrera Calibre 16?

Chr1sch

2,414 posts

118 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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I have the Calibre S Hamilton F1 with metal bezel/bracelet - its nearly 4yrs old and it's perfect (although it's bracelet does scratch easily) it is a chronograph (you push the adjuster in to activate) but I guess it must be quartz (totally unaware there were alternatives bar kinetic stuff)



It's good to remember that most folk see a watch more than about £50 as complete luxury, I am still very proud of mine (as sad as that may sound!)

A mate of mine has a £20k Patek and truthfully I look at it and see a nice Car, I'd put my limits at aroun £5k for an Omega..... I think.....