1. BillLundberg

    BillLundberg Aug 27, 2020

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    097A5824-7202-4AA5-802B-527AF27D3491.jpeg Hi Everyone!

    I recently purchased a TH Kirium F1, and I’m a little bit confused, is this supposed to have a screw down crown? Mine behaves as a pull out crown, I’m just wondering if 200m WR can be achieved with a pull out crown system?

    please feel free to chime in

    I have been looking for the manual for the watch, but so far all the links are broken.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 27, 2020

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    I don't know the answer, but I always understood the screw down crown didn't particularly add any water-resistance but was rather there to prevent the crown being pulled out under water.
     
  3. BillLundberg

    BillLundberg Aug 27, 2020

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    Good point, Thanks
     
  4. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 27, 2020

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    One further observation. For chronographs, a screw-down crown doesn't add a whole lot of protection (because the pushers are easier to activate than popping out the crown). For this reason, I would never take my chronographs in the water. It's also the reason that the Rolex Daytona and Tudor Chronographs have screw-protected pushers.
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 27, 2020

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    Hi Bill, congrats on buying an F1 Kirium, a very cool watch that I have owned since 2005 (my first TAG Heuer). It does not have a screw down crown, so there is nothing wrong with your watch. In fact your crown does something very cool that I presume you don't know about - that being you can hibernate the watch to save the battery. First you should rotate the crown until the display is completely blank, then pull out the crown. You will see at the top of the screen it now says 'Battery', press the top pusher in until that disappears and the watch is in hibernation mode. When you want to wear it again, press the crown in and the hands will shoot round to where they should be. It's very cool to watch.

    Also here is a link to a post on my blog which tells you how to sync the hands with the digital display (should you need to)
    http://tagheuerenthusiast.blogspot.com/2020/04/instructions-syncing-analog-and-digital.html

    If you need any help I do have a manual (Somewhere) and I can help you out with anything you need to know.

    Again, glad to see another F1 Kirium owner on the forum, I believe it's a much underrated and massively undervalued watch.
     
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  6. BillLundberg

    BillLundberg Aug 27, 2020

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    Thank You Aguagraph! I really appreciate it. I will check your blog later tonight.

    thanks for your help, and I agree the watch it’s undervalued and underrated, I wasn’t planning on buying another watch for a while, but this one I just couldn’t resist.
     
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  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 27, 2020

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  8. BillLundberg

    BillLundberg Aug 27, 2020

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    Hahahahaha! I just got done reading it, before I came back to see any new replies on this post. I was wondering the same thing about the rubber strap myself. Good read!

    I will be awaiting your findings on the leather strap.

    you got a new fan.

    this is my 3rd Tag Heuer, and I thought I was going overboard until I saw a picture of your TH collection, congrats!
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 27, 2020

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    Thank you Bill, glad to have you aboard. Yes, be careful... I just had the Kirium for 8 years, then I added the Aquagraph... then about 4 years ago it started to get out of control and the last couple of years it really took on a life of its own! Hahahaha.
     
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