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Calibre 11 x TAG Heuer Collaboration: Autavia Jo Siffert Collector's Edition

  1. HoltzPlatz

    HoltzPlatz Apr 1, 2021

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    I didn't mean to offend anyone here for not using the "proper" TAG name or look to be schooled on it either, geesh. Everywhere I look at least, Heuer and TAG Heuer are considered part of the same family. My dealer understands this anyways. And both names are loved in my collection.
    I guess this is a particularly divisive issue on this forum? I will self-censor myself now
     
  2. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 1, 2021

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    Don't over-analyse some of the members here who verbalise (sic) their every thought in an attempt to boost their post counts!

    What you wrote and will continue to write is just fine.
     
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  3. kappa_md

    kappa_md Apr 1, 2021

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    It’s completely okay sir! I love my Heuer (Re-Editions) and TAG Heuer chronographs equally and just the same. :thumbsup: Yes you are right, it is still one big happy family :) We are not talking about Heuer vintage watches which are from the 60s/70s era so yes, the official “Siffert Autavia” is TAG Heuer era with Heuer provenance ;)
     
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  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 1, 2021

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    They are the same, Abrod is in denial. If TAG had left the name alone we wouldn't have any of this, they would still have made exactly the same watches - hence my post about the genie. Ah, but what can you do.... they (very stupidly) did change the name and gave the old school watch conservationists a stick to beat them with. But then, look... some people think that Manchester United wasn't the same club after the Munich air crash. :confused:
     
  5. Yago

    Yago Apr 1, 2021

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    The advantage is that vintage Heuer is protected from any current and future strategies, the brand rests definitely in the past. Had the shenanigans of the past 20 years happened with Heuer badges we would be in worse shape. I think I love TAG Heuer most for what it could be rather than is. Heuer re-editions are a great micro universe for vintage Heuer nuts that aren't (completely) stuck in the past. I know a few Heuer fanatics that stay clear of anything after 1985. So be it. We get to experience new watches with new movements which are inspired by the classics. The designers can go all out Heuer because they don't have to target the typical TAG Heuer audience. Everybody wins.
    I get to search for my grail vintage pieces, buy the re-editions I like and whine a lot about skeleton Carreras, 58mm ARs and quartz F1s. Perfecto
     
  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 1, 2021

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    And seems to be rarer than the PVD version as far as I can tell. Did you see that nice one posted recently?

    The Drive Timer is a bezel-less 43mm watch and quite big. The DLC actually helps that IMO (as does the titanium case with weight), can't imagine what the steel one wears like :confused:
     
  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 1, 2021

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    Did I seem offended or like I was "schooling" you? Sorry - next time I'll be sure to add extra winks and smiles so I don't hurt your feelings.

    ;);););););););););););););)

    I'm quite confused by this - are you suggesting I'm just trying to boost my post count?

    To what end?
     
  8. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 1, 2021

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    Yeah, which is why the TAG name isn't the problem.
     
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  9. SteveP

    SteveP Apr 1, 2021

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    I don't tend to follow these so probably missed it. I'm sure I've said in the past, I'm a big fan of 'black' watches so would far rather have the PVD than Chrome version anyway....but I do agree you see the chrome ones much less often.
    ps even better if it's quartz! :p
     
  10. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 1, 2021

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    I also tend to prefer the PVD Monza, but haven't quite been tempted enough into one yet. Think if I ever came across a cheap Racing Mate I'd have to buy it though
     
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  11. kappa_md

    kappa_md Apr 3, 2021

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  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 22, 2021

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  13. abrod520

    abrod520 May 22, 2021

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    Meanwhile I'm still looking at these like a hawk anytime they come up, still waiting for #059 to surface!
     
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  14. heuerholic

    heuerholic May 22, 2021

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    I fall in love all over again.
    #1 Re-Edition Heuer IMHO
     
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  15. kappa_md

    kappa_md May 22, 2021

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    I like it much better with the leather strap ::love:: But I'm glad both options are available! Will be replacing the brown leather strap of the Rindt Autavia with the BoR bracelet from the Siffert Autavia ;)
     
  16. calibre11user

    calibre11user Jun 29, 2021

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    I'm looking for a new strap for this watch. Ideally:
    1. TAG Heuer OEM made
    2. Folding deployant clasp
    3. Black leather

    Can someone point me to such an item?
     
  17. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 29, 2021

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    I'm also interested in hearing suggestions. As much as I've tried, I just don't like pin-buckle straps. TAG Heuer make excellent deployant clasps, but challenging with a 21mm lug width for the strap.
     
  18. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 29, 2021

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    Could you 'massage' a 22mm strap between the lugs?
     
  19. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 29, 2021

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    I have tried that...but doesn't work with my OCD senses
     
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  20. calibre11user

    calibre11user Jun 29, 2021

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    Where would I find information on the lug widths of current watches?

    Would any of the 39mm glassbox Carreras or 2020 42mm Carreras have the needed width?