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  1. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 8, 2017

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    I really like the OEM Tag Heuer deployant. Yes, it sticks out more than a standard buckle but it's so easy to use, looks special and is of good quality.
     
  2. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 8, 2017

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    Thanks a lot, I'll try to look up what I need to pay up for a OEM Heuer deployment clasp!
     
  3. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 8, 2017

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    They are about the AUD150 mark for stainless steel models. FC5049 is the product code for a Heuer branded, stainless steel clasp that accepts a 3mm thick strap.
     
  4. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 8, 2017

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    You, my dear Sir, is an hero for all that information!
     
  5. Gambba

    Gambba Nov 8, 2017

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    Deployment or strap with buckle you can always flip it round so the logo can show whichever way you want.

    Alternative is the FC5012 that is for 16mm end strap.

    When I got mine I bought it from Italy as that was the best price I found online. The buckles online were very similar on cost to what the local Tag store charges....so I bought one online, but then others from the AD.
     
  6. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 8, 2017

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    I should have said that the strap needs to be 18mm wide for this clasp.

    Older clasps used on the re-editions are generally 16mm wide.
     
    Edited Nov 11, 2017
  7. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 8, 2017

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    If watch market is famous for having a lot of counterfeit products I know that the market for spare parts is probably even worse. So I'll go with the "better safe than sorry" approach and contact my TH dealer, just to avoid the hassle of looking up a big number of ebay sellers and still not be really sure it's a true OEM clasp.
    Thanks for the update! I was thinking of getting the strap from Clockwork Synergy (https://www.clockworksynergy.com/shop/oem/tag-heuer/black-perforated-rally-bands-tag-heuer/) and since the lug width is 21mm on the Autavia I assume it will be a bit tricky maybe. I don't know if these tapers down and the end/buckle so that's worth checking up before I do anything stupid...
     
  8. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 8, 2017

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    You would be sensible to check, although my take is that if you order a 21mm wide strap, it will taper to 18mm at the clasp. Note that Clockwork Synergy's straps are 2mm thick at the clasp, so the FC5049, I referenced above, is not the correct clasp since this is designed to accept a 3mm thick strap. There is an FC5042, which is Heuer branded, but I haven't been able to confirm the relevant strap thickness for this clasp.
     
  9. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 9, 2017

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    You're absolutely right, I'll make sure to check this a few more times before I buy anything. Thanks a lot for your comments!
     
  10. Gambba

    Gambba Nov 10, 2017

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    Mr Orange was on the money. The FC5042 is for an 18mm wide 2mm thick strap, and is Heuer branded.

    I had my strap made to 2mm and ordered the FC5042 and it works perfectly. Tight to start with but then with a bit of wearing in works a treat.

    The Tag Heuer deployment clasps really are nice bits of hardware.
     
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