1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 13, 2014

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    TAG Heuer changed to the current model reference codes around 1992. These are the latest codes from the 2014/ 2015 Catalogue

    TAG Heuer Model Code.jpg
     
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  2. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Nov 25, 2014

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    this is geek gold

    I wonder how long it'll take for me to learn this.
     
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 25, 2014

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    It's not as easy as it was...so Formula 1 is now AZ, AC or AH...I've also noticed some inconsistency when it comes to using the last digit for different coloured dials. For example, CAR2110 is the black-dial Carrera 1887 but the black-dial Grand Carrera Calibre 17 is CAV518B- you might expect it to be CAV5180
     
  4. sjbr101

    sjbr101 Aug 25, 2015

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    Ok so i know this is old but i just saw it and thought i could shed some geek light on it.....

    The last digit or letter is not just the colour (or color) of the dial, it is the dial markings as well, therefore you cannot repeat the same dial code for another similar dial in a later watch, in the example you said a CAV518B should be CAV5180, ok if you look closely at a CAV518B's dial and compare to a CAV5110 it has RS2 on the bottom, plus the chrono needles are red. This makes it a 'B' dial, if you look at a WV2110 its a silver Twintime Calibre 7, a WV211A is a silver Calibre 5. Same case, same colour but one says Twintime ! Clear as mud ! and remember mud spelled backwards is DUM !
     
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  5. Bmw4426

    Bmw4426 Sep 15, 2015

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    Can anyone tell me the model year of the watch I received. Or is it a fake?
    WAH1211
     
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  6. sjbr101

    sjbr101 Sep 16, 2015

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    Hi welcome to Calibre 11, your Ladies F1 ceramic watch was launched in 2010, the second number you have stated in your serial number, i would recommend editing the post to remove it as we don't want the counterfeiters to be able to get more serials than they already have !!
    Without a picture of the watch it is not possible to tell if it is fake or not so if you can post one please do !
     
  7. Bmw4426

    Bmw4426 Sep 16, 2015

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    Here is picture image.jpg
     
  8. sjbr101

    sjbr101 Sep 16, 2015

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    ok a WAH1211 looks like this, so sadly if this has the REF WAH1211 on the back of the watch then it is fake. Sorry.
     
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  9. sjbr101

    sjbr101 Sep 16, 2015

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    To back up my reasoning, TAG Heuer do not make a ladies ceramic F1 with diamonds higher than grade I, which in laymen's terms are low grade chips. The Diamonds shown on your watch are cut like a top wessleton or brilliant cut, TAG Heuer do not put top wessleton into F1's.
     
  10. Bmw4426

    Bmw4426 Sep 16, 2015

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    Thanks - i saw this exact watch on Ebay, which sold in June 2015 for 2850.00. Maybe it's the one I got :)
     
  11. sjbr101

    sjbr101 Sep 16, 2015

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    send it back if you can
     
  12. Bmw4426

    Bmw4426 Sep 16, 2015

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    I did't buy it. It was a gift for my 25th anniversay with my company
     
  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 21, 2015

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    Agree- doesn't look right from that one photo
     
  14. Taggycar

    Taggycar Feb 27, 2016

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    tag heuer.jpg I've been given a Tag Heuer professional watch . Model number is 974.013R.
    It is quite a small watch. I believe it was purchased new in the UK in 1993
    Is this a mid sized or ladies watch? tag heuer.jpg
     
  15. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 27, 2016

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    There were four sizes during this era:
    - 06: Men's/ Jumbo
    - 13: Standard
    - 15: Boys
    - 08: Women's

    Here it is from the 1991 Catalogue
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  16. Taggycar

    Taggycar Feb 27, 2016

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    Thanks. Excellent info.
    Any idea what the 'R' suffix stands for?
     
  17. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 28, 2016

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    Not sure on that one
     
  18. Taggycar

    Taggycar Feb 28, 2016

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    No problem. Thanks for identifying the type-I was worried that it was a ladies watch.
     
  19. Big Adam

    Big Adam Feb 28, 2016

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    Does it matter what gender the watch is labelled if it looks good on and feels right?
    That said, it is kinda funny that, back in the 90's, there was a "Boy" version but no "Girl".
    My son wears a lady-Seiko simply because it looks cool and grown up without being ridiculously oversize ir heavy for him. It does not have pink trim or sparkles!
     
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  20. elbeik

    elbeik Feb 28, 2016

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    I believe some of the Rolex dealers / fans still refer to some models as boy-size, notably the yacht master.