just bought a Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M

  1. Tagist

    Tagist Mar 30, 2018

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    Hi,
    just bought a black titanium Tag Heuer that looks in new condition, still waiting for it, anything i should've checked out on it? it's around 3ish years old and only worn a few times, watch is a WAJ2180 FT6015
    please let me know, hope i didn't blindly jump on it.
     
  2. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Mar 30, 2018

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    Hi !

    Some pictures of the watch would help tremendously :)
     
  3. Tagist

    Tagist Mar 31, 2018

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    well i don't have it yet, but i could send you the pictures that the seller had.
     
  4. Tagist

    Tagist Mar 31, 2018

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    here are the pictures
     
    tag5.jpg tag3.jpg tag2.jpg Tag.jpg
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  5. dtf

    dtf Mar 31, 2018

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    Looks good to me. How much was it?
     
  6. Tagist

    Tagist Mar 31, 2018

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    1200
     
  7. dtf

    dtf Apr 1, 2018

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    Not bad, looks like new
     
  8. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Apr 1, 2018

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    I skipped that one before at the shop, but now looking at it again, maybe i shouldnt skip it back then.
     
  9. Tagist

    Tagist Apr 1, 2018

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    I read that a few guys had issues with the thread on the crown and things like that, wonder if they actually had a genuine product.
     
  10. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 2, 2018

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    Surprised it has a glass back, on a 500M...
     
  11. Tagist

    Tagist Apr 2, 2018

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    Just got it, really nice!
    How does the power reserve work? Is it ok with wearing it on special occasions only or should it be worn daily?
     
  12. dtf

    dtf Apr 2, 2018

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    Take a look at the C11 article, smoked glass back is standard https://www.calibre11.com/review-aquaracer-full-black/

    Power reserve will be 1-2 days. Wear it as often or as little as you like.

    I have the chrono version, some months it gets worn everyday, others it doesn't make it onto my wrist. I am fairly careful with it because of the black finish, after 3 years its got a bit of polishing on a couple of edges, but is otherwise spotless.
     
  13. chester1010

    chester1010 Apr 3, 2018

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    What a beauty!! Congrats!
     
  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 3, 2018

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    Don't forget to exercise caution when setting the date if you let the power run out (move the hands between 2 and 8 usually).
     
  15. Tagist

    Tagist Apr 3, 2018

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    Can you explain this? Never heard of that.
     
  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 3, 2018

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    In the manual it should tell you about it. Basically if you set the date on a watch if the hands are near enough to midnight you can damage the mechanism. My Carrera advises not having the hands between 8pm and 2am (IIRC). It's because the date mechanism starts to engage after 8 and releases before 2. It applies to all watches, but you tend not to have to set the date on quartzes so often, it's so easy to pick up an automatic that has run down and set the date without thinking.
     
  17. Tagist

    Tagist Apr 3, 2018

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    Ok, I will read the manual, I have everything this watch ships with, like new,
     
  18. Tagist

    Tagist Apr 3, 2018

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    Has anyone ever put on a different bracelet on a watch like this? Don't mind the rubber one, but other options would be nice.
     
  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 3, 2018

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    I know reading the manual goes against the 'male' grain.... but it's probably a good idea.
     
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  20. Tagist

    Tagist Apr 3, 2018

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    Lol, no.kidding