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New TAG Heuer Autavia- live from Baselworld

  1. calibre11user

    calibre11user May 3, 2017

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    Congratulations to you as well!

    The strap is extremely thick and robust. The color is bit lighter than how my photos depict it. Really wish it had a deployant clasp, though.
     
  2. Hubert

    Hubert May 3, 2017

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    Thanks. I am still hoping a black strap with a deployment clasp may be offered later; may be with the JH85 edition.
     
  3. calibre11user

    calibre11user May 3, 2017

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    @Hubert: Does the crown feel solid to you? Mine feels a bit loose compared to my Omega Aqua Terra.

    Also, the crown seems to "unwind" a bit. Can you try these steps:
    1. Push the crown all the way in.
    2. Turn the crown clockwise until you feel resistance.
    3. Turn the crown some more to wind the watch
    4. Let go of the crown.
    The crown then unwinds counterclockwise on its own for little bit. Does yours do that, too? My Omega doesn't do that.
     
  4. Hubert

    Hubert May 3, 2017

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    Here's a picture of the booklet that comes with the watch.
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  5. Hubert

    Hubert May 4, 2017

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    The watch is currently on the winder doing its rotations. Prior to that, I didn't notice any particular difference when doing a bit of manual winding compared to my other TAG Heuer pieces. How much is yours "unwinding"?
     
  6. calibre11user

    calibre11user May 4, 2017

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    Probably less than 45 degrees. Please let me know if you have the chance to check it out on your watch.
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert May 4, 2017

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    I would have noticed that!
    It's doing its reverse rotations at the moment. Give me a few minutes to allow the winder to finish and I will check again.
     
  8. Hubert

    Hubert May 4, 2017

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    Ok I just checked... No unwinding on mine. The crown feels pretty solid (just as my other TAG Heuer automatics).
     
  9. calibre11user

    calibre11user May 4, 2017

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    Hmmm. What should I do? I guess I could return it, but the wait was for so long to get this one, let alone another one.
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert May 4, 2017

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    I would take it back to do some checks (tests) and set a precedent, in case you decide (or need) to take further actions. I'd ask them to put it side-by-side to other TAG Heuer automatics, so that you can compare the behavior. Granted the movements will be different, but they should provide reference points. Mine feels like my other TAG Heuer automatics (1887/Heuer-01 and modern Calibre-11).

    I once had to reject a Monaco whose mechanism was very "hard/stiff" to wind. It was a bit tough to find a replacement elsewhere, but I feel confident I made the right choice.
     
  11. calibre11user

    calibre11user May 4, 2017

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    Good idea. I'll try others tomorrow back at the store.
     
  12. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member May 4, 2017

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    Congrats Genetlemen- these look great.

    My first reaction was the same as yours- it looks much better in the metal than in photos. Everyone has had their say on the size of the case, bezel, etc and the date wheel. If I put an original Autavia next to this one, of course it looks bigger. But independent of that, I thought the size worked out well.

    dc
     
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  13. calibre11user

    calibre11user May 4, 2017

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    @Calibre11 : Have you ever encountered any crown issues similar to the one I mentioned here?
     
  14. Hubert

    Hubert May 5, 2017

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    Found this video... Talks about some of the design decisions, including the addition of the "clicks" when rotating the bezel.
     
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  15. erich77

    erich77 May 6, 2017

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    beautiful, both versions
     
  16. BPD

    BPD May 7, 2017

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    I got the chance to try on the Autavia with the bracelet yesterday and it's an absolute stunning watch. So much so that IMO, I think it's probably the best looking reissued Heuer to date. Like some of you have said, it's much better in person and to me, seems to wear smaller than it's 42mm size. I have a feeling that my determination of waiting for the next release will not last....Again, an absolute stunning watch!
     
  17. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam May 7, 2017

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    Did you pulled the trigger on autavia already ? @BPD
     
  18. BPD

    BPD May 7, 2017

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    Nope, not yet but like I said, it's an absolute stunning watch and I'm doing my best not to pull the trigger. I can't stop thinking about it though ::love::
     
  19. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member May 8, 2017

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    I haven't, but to be fair I've only played with prototypes.
     
  20. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Jun 3, 2017

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    Not posted for a little while but received my Autavia today.

    I managed 16% off UK retail so happy with that.

    The strap is a little short for my large wrists but it works. I've asked my AD to order me a metal bracelet too.

    Cheers,

    Simon
     
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