1. Rob

    Rob Nov 26, 2015

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    image.jpg image.jpg Bought a watch off an old 'friend' he says it's real but I've looked at back and there's no serial number on back. Do all tags have them there
     
  2. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Nov 26, 2015

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    Looks real to me but better pictures helps a lot...
     
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 28, 2015

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    Based on that photo alone I'd say that it's a replica.

    It's meant to be a version of this watch (not sure on the size)

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    Note the different links on the bracelet, the middle ones should also be polished.

    Would need to see more photos, but to me it's not an obviously genuine watch
     
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  4. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 29, 2015

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    I'm undecided on this one. Could be overly polished?
     
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  5. dtf

    dtf Nov 29, 2015

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    I'm going with fake, the text on the bezel doesn't look as sharp.
     
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  6. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Nov 29, 2015

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    There have been two versions exclusive, one with the normal TAG Heuer 2000 bracelet and the later model with a special exclusive bracelet which has a different link-style and solid end links.
    Here is a picture from the Calibre11 Catalogues section 1999 brochure:
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    Calibre11 D.C.'s picture is from the later version.
    The bezel numers look indeed not sharp, but as I see it in picture 1 there are even edges missing on the 40 and 50 mark, it's misformed, which can either be from excessive wear (most likely, as it has been made from real 18K rosegold which is soft) or overpolishing.
    By the way I am thinking more and more this is the ladies model (fully polished case, shape of caseback-plate).
    But OP, please add some better pictures, that would really help.
     
  7. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 30, 2015

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    It might be the poor quality pictures, but if you look at the logo on the dial, where the T meets the A in TAG, it looks distorted.
     
  8. Rutger69

    Rutger69 Nov 30, 2015

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    Looks legit to me.
     
  9. Cobain

    Cobain Dec 7, 2015

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    Looks legit, just extremely old and used.
     
  10. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 7, 2015

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    What about the case back?
     
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  11. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Dec 8, 2015

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    Caseback is weird without the modelnumber and the serial number, also, if you have a version from outside the EU it says on top: "Stainless Steel and 18k Gold", but nothing on this one. Either it has all been polished out (not likely) or replaced. There might have been a personal inscription on it of a name or text, and replaced by the next owner. I have seen totally blank casebacks before on several watches, most of them 6000 models, and always wondered why, but this could be an explanation.