1. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 9, 2017

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    I Have a Tag 1000 coral it's from around 1997 black case,Does anyone know what type of glass it would have?And if so,could I polish out the scratches on the face myself and what with?
     
  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 9, 2017

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    Hey bro

    Every thread needs pictures :cool:
     
  3. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 9, 2017

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    sorry 80s PVD "black Coral" Tag Heuer 1000 Ref.980.026n Full Size 200m Diver Watch
     
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  4. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 9, 2017

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    The scratches aren't visible as it's not a clear photo,they aren't deep but quite messy
     
  5. Lugduno

    Lugduno Nov 9, 2017

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    If I'm not misstaken the 1000 series all used "standard" mineral glass. If you want to change it you can probably just take it to most watchmakers and they'll do it for you. I advise against that you try to polish them out by yourself, that can end it many bad ways.

    It's a nice watch you got over there! I've been thinking of buying myself a two-tone TH 1000 at some point. I guess we'll see what happens with that...::popcorn::
     
  6. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 9, 2017

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    Thanks,yes that sounds like the best idea
     
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  7. Gambba

    Gambba Nov 10, 2017

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    Yeah that’s a lovely watch. I’ve got an 980.029 myself (Heuer branded) and recently had a new crystal fitted, and like yours had some small scratches, but new crystal makes it pop.

    This is it on the wrist of the Tag Heuer marketing manager, as I “swapped” it tenporarily for the JH85 Autavia.
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    I sent my to Dave at benchdweller.uk in Nothern Ireland for service and crystal replacement, as no reliable watchmakers here in Dubai.
     
  8. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 10, 2017

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    Thanks for that,may I ask how much the crystal cost? ,so I can prepare myself
     
  9. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 10, 2017

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    Has that guy got a website,I can only see him on Instagram and I'm not on that
     
  10. Gambba

    Gambba Nov 10, 2017

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    No website. Service was £50, crystal about £10 or so. Nothing dramatic.

    If you want I can put you in contact with him if you message me your email address.
     
  11. wilson1973

    wilson1973 May 15, 2018

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    I've just sent mine to Dave yesterday for a new crystal
     
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  12. dtf

    dtf May 15, 2018

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    There's a guy on here who services 1000s, think he can fit a sapphire crystal which will be a lot tougher than mineral glass.