1. heuer1860

    heuer1860 Nov 5, 2017

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    I was wondering if anyone knew if Tag Heuer has a website link for their accessories, in particular straps and bracelets that we can buy aftermarket. I cant find any info on the Tag Heuer website itself so was wondering if anyone here had any ideas of where to find this sort of stuff.

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  2. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 5, 2017

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    I have never seen this info on their web site. I agree that it would be good to have. That said, Switzerland (TH head ofice) do not like to sell you a strap or bracelet that was not originally intended for your watch. Of course, a friendly AD can sell you whatever you ask for. The boutiques often have a display of replacement straps which might give you some inspiration.

    Also, there are plenty of 3rd party suppliers such as Watch Strap World, Watch Gecko and Clockwork Synergy. Beyond these, there are the custom strap makers such as Combat Straps and Heuerville.

    Edit: I wouldn't consider anything other than OEM for a bracelet.
     
  3. heuer1860

    heuer1860 Nov 6, 2017

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    Thanks for the advice on 3rd party suppliers. Always like to keep my watches with Tag made straps and bracelets if possible but where I cant find the right one, I will go with someone else.
    Unfortunately we dont have any Tag Heuer Boutiques in New Zealand but will be travelling to AUSTRALIA soon so may have some luck there.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 6, 2017

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    There are boutiques in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
     
  5. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 6, 2017

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    Thanks a lot for naming Clockworkd Syngery, they seem to have a nice racing strap in 21mm that looks what I want to have for my new Autavia. Have you tried them or heard anything about the quality? I've been thinking of ordering a strap from Heuerville, but these seem very nice as well!
     
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  6. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 6, 2017

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    Yes. I have an orange Croco strap from Clockwork Synergy for my Monaco. They are nice straps and the quick release spring bars are a bonus.
     
  7. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 6, 2017

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    Thanks, I'll probably end up buying a strap and try it on then! Only bad thing is that it's on a TAG butterfly clasp, but I guess you can change that for a Heuer buckle rather easy.
     
  8. Gambba

    Gambba Nov 6, 2017

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    I've had a discussion with TH about advertising accessories (straps, buckles, clasps, bracelets) etc. in maybe a booklet or at least in a separate bit on line. It's a point I think they should follow up on and will raise it again.

    I don't think they realise how many vintage collectors get a strap and then buy reedition buckles to suit. I've bought 3 buckles and 1 deployment clasp all Heuer branded for my vintage pieces.
     
  9. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 6, 2017

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    The 3rd party suppliers I mentioned all make straps that are designed to fit TAG Heuer/Heuer deployant clasps. If you want to use a pin buckle, then the world is your oyster for after-market straps.
     
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  10. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 7, 2017

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    Definitely, or in a worst case scenario you can always buy a customised strap! At the same time, I don't feel a deployant clasp with the "wrong" logo would bug me too much and if it dosesn't fit that well on leather it's, of course, nice to pay a bit less before buying straps of a higher quality.
     
  11. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 7, 2017

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    You can have your custom strap fit the original deployant clasp.
    I've done it with Heuerville, and combat-straps seems to be doing it for other watch brands.
     
  12. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 7, 2017

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    I'm not advocating buying an after-market deployant clasp. In fact, I advise you only buy OEM as the after-market versions are just not good enough. Straps are different though and there are plenty of good choices.
     
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  13. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 7, 2017

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    So would you recommend to get a customised Heuerville strap and OEM buckle over getting the racing strap offered on Clockwork Synergy?
     
  14. Gambba

    Gambba Nov 7, 2017

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    I had a custom strap made by Aaron Bespoke (Combat straps) to work with the Heuer reedition deployment clasp.

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    And I've had custom straps made by Stewart at Heuerville and fitted reedition Heuer buckles. Love them both in different ways.
    Left is the Heuerville custom and right is a NOS vintage tropic sport strap.
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  15. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 7, 2017

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    You can buy the Clockwork Synergy straps without the 3rd party deployant clasp. This is what I did, and I use the strap with my OEM clasp.

    Please understand, I am only talking about the deployant clasps that grip the strap:

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    The 3rd party versions of these are not made to tight enough tolerances, IME, so steer clear.

    As for pin buckles, well, go for whatever you like.
     
  16. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 8, 2017

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    That makes it even harder, now I apparently need to decide if I want a standard OEM pin buckle or a deployant clasp. Do you have any preferece or comments regarding pros/cons when deciding between different verisons of claps and buckles?
     
  17. Gambba

    Gambba Nov 8, 2017

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    Lugduno, there is no right or wrong and I love bracelets but also straps and a deployment strap offers kind of a crossover.

    With a deployment strap you simply slip it over your wrist like a bracelet and close the clasp and you're done. Simple.

    I have bracelets, regular straps and deployment straps and each has their own charm.

    For the New Autavia you have you can't go wrong with either and in both cases can get Heuer branded hardware.
     
  18. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 8, 2017

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    Thanks again for your answers and patience with stupid questions!:whistling:

    I guess it just comes down to preference and for me it would probably be easier to decide with some proper pro/cons with each option. I guess however that deployant clasps tend to build a bit more height?

    But one thing that I find a bit annoying with the OEM pin buckle is how the logo becomes "upside-down" from my perspective. As far as I know, this doesn't happen with the deployment clasps. At the same time, they do look really good on the Monaco's. Do you happen to know if they also are made for somewhat tapered straps, so they are supposed to be around 20mm by the deployment clasp?
     
  19. dtf

    dtf Nov 8, 2017

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    I far prefer the deployment clasp, less fiddly to use and infinite adjustment
     
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  20. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 8, 2017

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    I'm the same.