1. laalves

    laalves Aug 20, 2020

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    Hi all,

    I have a CV2014-0 ( FT6014) that I bought new from an AD in Sep.2008, so it could have been made 1 or 2 years earlier and be sitting at the AD for a long time

    It has been back to the local TAG representative twice for maintenance: once in 2012 for a case polish and another in 2018 because the winding shaft broke, i.e, I was setting the time once and the crown dropped :(

    Anyway, last year, the bezel insert popped out and I glued it with 2-part epoxy, which lasted for a year, i.e. last week it disappeared in the Atlantic ocean whilst I was in it.

    So off to ebay to find a genuine bezel and I decided to have a go at buying a full bezel, not only the insert. I found a fellow named David Hargreaves in ebay that sells those and got it, a HL0445.

    When I received it, I removed my insertless bezel which popped out easily and set to install the new one with my crystal press. As the bezels did not look the same, I measured them and checked them thoroughly. The conclusion is, the HL0445 supplied does not fit: my case has a step around it with 38.14mm dia. and the new bezel is 37.34mm internal dia. The original bezel (minus the insert in the pictures) is 38.13mm internal dia.

    For the experts here, can you please have a look at the photos and tell me whether:
    1. the bezel supplied is a fake.
    2. my case is not a CV2014-0 case or maybe, older CV2014-0 have different cases to the most recent ones.
    3. Older CV2014-0 cases are different from the recent ones, thus the HL0445 bezel is not the correct one for this watch. In that case, which is?

    The seller is adamant saying that it has to fit. But it doesn't.

    Any clarity on this mystery would be much appreciated....
     
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  2. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 20, 2020

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    I don't have an answer for you, except to say that it's unlikely that parts/cases were different within CV2014-0. If a revision had been made, then surely it would have become CV2014-1!

    Also, buying genuine TAG Heuer parts is extremely difficult. Have you asked the eBay seller where he managed to source this from? Is he a registered repairer with a TAG Heuer parts account? If not, then where has it come from?!
     
  3. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 20, 2020

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    Assuming that you ordered the correct part number, the reality is that it doesn't fit and you should be entitled to return it for a refund.

    I would then go to an AD or TAG Heuer direct for the part.
     
  4. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 20, 2020

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    Except I don't think an AD or TAG will sell you the part. They'll only want to take the watch in to repair it themselves. (It'll obviously be more expensive, but that is what I would do, even though I am reasonably confident in changing bezel inserts. At least you know it will be a genuine and correct part).
     
  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 20, 2020

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    Good point!
     
  6. laalves

    laalves Aug 20, 2020

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    Yes, that would be the sure way to have an AD do it. However, when the winding shaft broke, it cost me 545€ to have it repaired, for about 100€ or so in parts. Assuming this would be about the same in parts and is much less work, I'm sure they would still charge me 300€ or so. And it took them 2 months. So, this does annoy me, the AD option, that is.
     
  7. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 20, 2020

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    See if you can find a local watchmaker that can source the part for you.