New Post: The Ultimate Guide to the TAG Heuer Aquaracer

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 10, 2018

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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 11, 2018

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  3. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 11, 2018

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  4. dtf

    dtf Nov 11, 2018

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    Great article, thanks @Calibre11

    It doesn't help with my 'got too many aquaracers already' issue :)
     
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  5. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Nov 11, 2018

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  6. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 11, 2018

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    Your post would be perfect if it had pictures of this great quartz Aquaracer of yours ::psy::
     
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  7. Dr_P

    Dr_P Nov 11, 2018

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    Thank you for the heads up! The Aquaracer is a great line and your article is very thorough and interesting.
    I also found the link to the TH 2000 very useful. I have one from 1994/1995 but I wasn't sure of the exact model or line. Now I know exactly its history, generation, movement, etc. Thanks! ::psy::
     
  8. ASW

    ASW Nov 11, 2018

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    Great article - thank you for taking the time to put it together.

    I am a big fan of the Aquaracers - highly underrated as watches in general and as you’ve said often overlooked from a prestige point of view in TH heritage.

    Personally, the 2000 was the watch that started my passion for all things Tag Heuer and Heuer.
     
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  9. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Nov 12, 2018

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    The Aquaracer is currently „not at home“ due to a battery change. Pictures from the harddisk.
    It is probably not the crown of watchmaking, but a perfect daily beater. I Never regretted the purchase.
     
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  10. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 12, 2018

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    Awesome! Quartz makes so much sense in a watch like that :) I would not mind picking up a blue one if I come across it
     
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  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 12, 2018

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    Thanks for the feedback on this one...enjoyed writing it.

    As I keep banging on about, I think TH are missing a trick by not having a top-end "halo" model for the Aquaracer (call it Aquagraph maybe) with an in-house chronograph movement. Maybe one day
     
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  12. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Nov 14, 2018

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    The dream of having Aquaracer with Heuer02 movement is what's keeping me from purchasing calibre16 Aquaracer at this moment (that and tug-of-war of the discount).

    Too bad i also have sold my calibre5 ceramic Aquaracer

    I am now Aquaracer-less

    :(

    Definitely a great line of product for Tag Heuer.

    Wouldn't mind owning one again if the price is right.

    I do feel the latest calibre5 with carbon release is crazily priced. But design wise it's really an attractive watch.
     
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  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 14, 2018

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    I'm not sure that a Heuer 02 Aquaracer will happen any time soon. I suggested it in an interview with JC Biver who was not that enthused!
     
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  14. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Nov 30, 2018

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    Today the Aquaracer has returned from service. Time to have a look at the IMHO beautiful caseback.
     
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  15. THJunkie

    THJunkie Nov 30, 2018

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    Is not the Aquaracer somewhat towards the ‘budget’ end of thr TH range and the 02 considered the pinaclenof their movements? Could that be the reason, or more one of watch purpose and implementation challenges?
     
  16. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 30, 2018

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    Beautiful indeed! Glad that it is back, enjoy the renewed honeymoon

    Too bad that Tag has taken the same direction as many other brands, simpler and cheaper details (like casebacks) but increased prices. The current 2500-3000 dollar Aquaracers should have casebacks on this level
     
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  17. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 30, 2018

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    It seems like the Aquaracer has certainly moved towards the lower end, there used to be some Aquaracers that were £4000, like the Calibre 16 models in PVD and lime green. I can't imagine them putting the Heuer 02 in an Aquaracer to be honest, and I think it would be better to put the Heuer 01 in there - Aquaracer with a 3,6,9 layout would look weird!
     
  18. Remo

    Remo Nov 30, 2018

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    If I remember it right, Mr. Biver somewhere said, that divers with chronographs are a kind of nonsense. Maybe this would be another reason not to expect an H02 Aquaracer ...
    But on the other hand a lot of brands do them: Omega , Ulysse Nardin, even Patek on the Nautilus (did somebody ever really use a Nautilus for diving?)...
     
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  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Dec 1, 2018

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    Yes but Mr Biver is famous for listening. So if he says divers with chronos are nonsense and the feedback he gets counteracts his view, he will change his view. Besides as an owner of an Aquagraph, I strongly disagree!