1. snowquest

    snowquest Nov 18, 2015

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    Hi there

    Would somebody help on telling me when was these watches released?
    Tried to find the Aquaracer 2000 release date but could not find it.

    Is it still worth to buy any of these Aquaracer 2000 (older version, much cheaper) or better to buy Aquaracer 300m?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. snowquest

    snowquest Nov 18, 2015

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    Additional info that i got..

    Top left in black is the oldest version from all above, still has the green & red Tag logo

    Bottom left in pearl is newer, however the number "12" is still shown. I believe the latest Aquaracer 2000 (not sure when it was released though) do not have "12" anymore.

    The right hand black & pearl bit newer, with diamond.

    Which color is more popular between black & pearl?

    Thank you!
     
  3. dtf

    dtf Nov 19, 2015

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    AFAIK, the 'Aquaracer 2000' was never an official model name, although it is a good description for the generation of aquaracers prior to the recent redesign of the 300m. The Red/Green logo is usually seen on Quartz watches and the Black/transparent logo is usually seen on automatic watches, although all of the above look like quartz.

    All of the above are of the relatively recent collection of aquaracers, prior to the recent redesign where the Aquaracer 300 picked up the styling of the 500m (2010 - 2014?). Compare the history of the 2000/aquaracer, from '82, '91 and '95 respectively, to the above watches. The '95 watch is clearly closest to the ones above, but notice the different font, different hands and bezil lume, and the 'professional' on the dial, not 'aquaracer'. Be worth checking carefully that they are genuine too.

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    Check out the excellent guide to the 2000/Aquaracer here: http://www.calibre11.com/tag-heuer-2000-series/

    Its a very personal decision on which to buy. I have no issues wearing a 4yo design (one of these) and a surprising number of people have commented on it looking like a fresh design now, but that said, I tried on one of the 2015 aquaracer watches and they do look very smart and a bunch more modern than the designs you have posted above. I would look at the cost of the above watches and the cost of the current model, and try them all on, and see which works best for you. The 2015 range is described here, they look a lot better in the metal than in the pictures: http://www.calibre11.com/tag-heuer-aquaracer-300m-chronograph-calibre-16-calibre-45/

    Of the watches above, I like the black, but that happens to be what I've worn most days for the last 6 years, so Im a little biased. When I bought it, the dealer said that the Black was the most popular, but I was very torn between the black and the blue. Lovely watch and very tough, only issue is that these days it looks a little small, but it fits nicely under a shirt cuff or under a wetsuit, so thats almost an advantage.
     
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  4. snowquest

    snowquest Nov 19, 2015

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    Dear dtf,

    Thank you very much for the detail info!
    Really appreciate it.
    Saw those on TH outlet, most likely authentic, but thank you for your reminder though. Still deciding whether to get the 2015 one since the difference is only around 30%, not as they claimed at least 50% off retail.

    Thanks!