1. Barchettaman

    Barchettaman Oct 9, 2019

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    afternoon all.

    Just got this for approximately £150.

    Now, I have googled the model code on the case back and had a good search via images, but would be very grateful for any information about model year/movement from you experts.

    Many thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Barchettaman

    Barchettaman Oct 9, 2019

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    One of the caseback:
     
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  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 9, 2019

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    Welcome to the forum Barchettaman.
    Nice bargain! This one first appears in the 1996 catalogue, and then it's never seen again and the S/EL is discontinued at the turn of the century, so safe to say it's 20-23 years old or thereabouts. Looks like it needs a strap that fits the case, but other than that it looks pretty tidy. Does it keep good time?
     
  4. Barchettaman

    Barchettaman Oct 9, 2019

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    Thanks!
    It’s not arrived just yet, but will post back when it does.

    Looks like a tidy little automatic watch, and a replacement strap will sort it out nicely.
     
  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Oct 9, 2019

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    Be aware that the straps for the Sel require a special end piece to fit the unique case shape of the Sel so aren't that cheap.
     
  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 10, 2019

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    Do they? This looks pretty normal.... unless it's curved maybe?
     
  7. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Oct 10, 2019

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    This is an official strap for the Sel:

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    There is then an end link that matches to the notched end of the strap and connects to the case lugs.
     
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    Mr_Orange Oct 10, 2019

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  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 10, 2019

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    Have a look at the photos of the watch, this is the later model without the centre spigot. I much prefer the ones you are talking about if I'm honest...
     
  10. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Oct 10, 2019

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    So it is. It must be an Sel Leather then.
     
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  11. Barchettaman

    Barchettaman Oct 10, 2019

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    I’ve done a bit of research too, and reckon it’s an s/el 1994/5 with the ETA 2892 automatic movement.

    I’ll stick it on a NATO strap, I think.

    Many thanks all for the information so far. As previously mentioned I will post some more photos when it arrives.

    The bezel looks a bit worn so I might try and re-black the numbers with some black enamel paint.
     
  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 10, 2019

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    An S/EL on a Nato.... I've heard it all now.:cautious:
    Sports Elegance.... on a NATO!:mad:
    ::facepalm1::
     
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  13. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Oct 10, 2019

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    Nothing elegant about a nato strap!
     
  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 10, 2019

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    More importantly... how did you get into that part of the TAG website?
     
  15. Barchettaman

    Barchettaman Oct 10, 2019

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    I’ll be sure to post a few photos of it on a NATO strap as you’re all so excited at the idea!
     
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  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 10, 2019

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    Please do!:cool:
     
  17. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Oct 10, 2019

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    Ha. That photo is from the TAG Heuer boutique in Brisbane. I knew the service manager quite well (he doesn't work there now and the boutique doesn't even have a service manager - in fact that boutique seems to be going down the drain) and we did a fair bit of research on getting a strap for my Sel Chronometer. The default end link was gold (yuck) so we had to search around for a stainless steel one and I wanted a brown strap to provide some contrast to the blue dial. He let me take a photograph of the strap and reference so I knew what to order in the future.
     
  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 11, 2019

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    Ah, that makes sense.... I thought you had hacked in!:)
     
  19. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Oct 11, 2019

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    I wish. Access to the online TAG Heuer parts catalogue would be awesome.
     
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  20. Barchettaman

    Barchettaman Oct 17, 2019

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    Thinking ahead, do any of you know the lug width? 18mm or 20mm?

    The watch is in Frankfurt customs apparently.