A way to tell if the deployement buckle you're buying is real.

  1. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Aug 18, 2019

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    At least the older style. See that little plastic ring? Only real ones have that. Fake ones use a different mechanism that doesn't require that. Thought I'd share the info, as ebay is flooded with fakes... .

    Now, the newer style that doesn't have a split down the middle. I haven't figured out how to spot those yet. So if anyone knows, do share.
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  2. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Aug 22, 2019

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    Anyone have any clue about the newer ones?
     
  3. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 22, 2019

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    I think you are going to need to put some clasp model numbers against this as there are so many different types:

    2mm or 3mm thick. TAG Heuer or Heuer. Width.

    I have a genuine FC5014 (bought from TAG boutique) and it doesn't look anything like your photo.
     
  4. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Aug 23, 2019

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    I assume you mean, FC5014-0? Because FC5014 is the older style, like I have pictured above. The -0 means the newer style, where the center joint of the clasp, isn’t split down the middle. The split down the middle, uses the tension of the joint, as a spring for the push buttons. Which is where that little plastic ring comes in. The newer ones use a spring bar hidden inside of the clasp, for the push buttons.
     
  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 23, 2019

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    It turns out that I do and therein lies my point.

    There are a great many variations to cover off.
     
  6. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Aug 23, 2019

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    The main point, was that there are only two variation buckle mechanism. The one you have, and the one in my picture. I haven't found anything new yet.