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TAG Heuer Autavia Isographs Being Removed from the Market

  1. Yago

    Yago Jan 17, 2020

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    Omega fanboys take every chance they get to diss Tag Heuer.
     
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  2. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 22, 2020

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    TAG Heuer's latest instagram post. TH is drawing heavily from their heritage in this advertising campaign. The new Autavia is following in some mighty big footsteps.
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  3. dtf

    dtf Jan 22, 2020

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    Its a great picture if you hold your thumb over the right hand side of the screen
     
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  4. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 22, 2020

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    It's a case of spot the odd one out really. All the others have a chronograph facility for timing something. Also, the one on the right has a diving bezel? On a watch that's named and aimed at aviation and automobilia. It's a nice watch, but why didn't they just call it something original?
     
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  5. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 22, 2020

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    Agree, a different brand new name for the line of watches would have been perfect
     
  6. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 22, 2020

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    In a way it makes sense to name it Autavia though. No generation has been consistent with the other and now they present the new Autavia again very unlike the previous one. Sure the previous ones are chronographs but besides from that complication very different e.g. cases, hands, dials, bezels (or biiiiiizels as that guy on Revolution watch says), indices, lugs...
     
  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 22, 2020

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    My thoughts exactly, but no because umm 'history' sells watches now. If they called it something new, what would the 'story' be?
    This is what happens when you keep recycling everything, when you want to make something new you've forgotten how to do it...
    But now it seems they want their cake and eat it, they want to make something completely new and still use the history of a completely unrelated model.
     
  8. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 23, 2020

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    They have been consistent though. They were chronographs intended for racers (tachymeter scales) or pilots (the GMTs). Even when it was repurposed into a diver, it was aimed at professionals thus the decomp bezel.

    This one is a 3-hand watch with a common dive timer bezel...
     
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  9. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 23, 2020

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    Yes I know, I did write that they were chronographs
     
  10. Remo

    Remo Apr 16, 2020

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  11. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 10, 2020

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    At first I thought Patrick Dempsey wasn't wearing a TAG Heuer in this #StayHome Q&A session video, as I couldn't recognize the watch. But I knew that just couldn't be and finally realized he's wearing this new Autavia. It looks good on the wrist!

    https://www.facebook.com/TAGHeuer/videos/698509224319386/

    Dempsey.jpg
     
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  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 20, 2020

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  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member May 20, 2020

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  14. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange May 20, 2020

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  15. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 21, 2020

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  16. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member May 21, 2020

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    For sure- I was more wondering whether any new info had come to light. At the time the original article was posted there was a view that there "must be more" to the story and that it would all come out in time. Doesn't seem to (yet) be the case
     
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  17. ExpiredWatchdog

    ExpiredWatchdog Jun 12, 2020

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    Interesting read. I was interested in the watch when they first announced it but it would be a hard pass knowing what I know now (H02 version). I would be worried about delamination due to a shock and an unfixable watch.

    Regarding the Calibre 5 Chronometer, both Top and Chronometer grades are identical in makeup; the only difference is the Chronometer has passed the COSC test. The movements are tested in five positions (lacking 12H) at 23C and 38C over ten days, one day in each position and temperature. There are various tolerance categories; for details see https://www.cosc.swiss/en/certification/mechanical-movements.

    The one most quoted is the -4 +6 spd with represents the arithmetic mean of all ten days. The worst case is 10 spd from slowest to fastest measurement. So your watch could run perfect on the wrist and +10 on the table (but not likely).
     
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  18. ChrisNorris

    ChrisNorris Jul 10, 2020

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    Hi,
    I’ve seen loads of references to tag buying back the isograph but my AD tells me that is not the case,
    So is there anybody out there that has sold there’s back to tag.
    Mine is in Switzerland for recalibration still undecided what to do F320E307-07E4-4394-B1E0-1922BF9D0362.jpeg
     
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  19. jdcdpm52

    jdcdpm52 Jul 10, 2020

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    Mine is at the service center in New Jersey, the rotor was spinning hard with winding (started out of the blue) sounded like it was going to take off like a plane! Then it stopped doing that and I can hear and feel the rotor moving almost freely. The service center sent me the email update it is there and “being diagnosed”. That’s been over a week. Nothing further from them since. We shall see.
     
  20. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 12, 2020

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    Given how rare these are, I would insist on it being repaired rather than being replaced by a Chronometer branded Autavia