1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 17, 2017

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    Hey guys

    Within the next months I will finally have the money to purchase my first Tag. There are SOOOO many lovely models but one strong candidate is the Aquaracer WAY2012. I love the blue and contrast with yellow details. I also think it becomes a bit more dressy with the steel bezel compared to the ceramic versions.

    Now to my question... do you guys know/think that the blue color on the bezel numbers will scratch off easily? I am not super active in sports and generally quite careful with my watches so it will not be treated like a "beater".

    Every thread needs pictures, here is some porn stolen from the internet:

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    WAY2012 2.PNG WAY2012 3.PNG
     
  2. imagwai

    imagwai Oct 17, 2017

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    Nice colours. I wouldn't worry about the bezel numbers. Provided you don't gouge/scratch them, it'll be a long, long time before any paint comes out. And if it does, it can be retouched.
     
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  3. dtf

    dtf Oct 17, 2017

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    I have a similar aquaracer with black numbers on the bezel, it's had about 10 years of abuse and the numbers are still perfect.
     
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  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 17, 2017

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    Sounds promising, thank you for your input my friend :)
     
  5. TP61

    TP61 Oct 17, 2017

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    11 years old, absolutely battered, coloured markers still fine

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  6. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 17, 2017

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    Of course seen those pics before :thumbsup: thanks for reminding me
     
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  7. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Oct 17, 2017

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    The bezel, in my humble opinion, will be the least of your concern. That's the area Tag's did rather well ;)

    Nice choice, btw. To this date i am still wondering would it be a better choice for me if i had chosen the steel bezel instead of the ceramic.

    Hope you share some real pictures once you pulled the trigger.
     
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  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 18, 2017

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    Thank you sir! I will definitely post photos when my first TH sits on the wrist :cool: if I can stick to my watch budget it will be in December ::psy::
     
  9. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 23, 2017

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    Went to an AD to try the aqauaracer steel bezel and I think it might be even better in person ::bleh::

    The watchmaker in the store was wearing the Monaco calibre 11, first time I tried that on and suddenly a new urge occured!!! DANG that is one fine piece of watch, not any picture ever has done it right. It sat really well on my wrist as well, I always thought it would not since people online always scare each other saying "ooooh square watches dont sit good on the wrist"

    Damn you wallet for not being able to afford the Monaco :whipped:
     
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  10. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 23, 2017

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    Now you understand why I'm such a big fan of the Monacos! :)
     
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  11. MrJKLFoams

    MrJKLFoams Oct 24, 2017

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    Great blue dial. Im on the market last month looking for blue dial as well. Dont worry about those blue print on the bezel it wont come off easily. That is like a blank paper start writing memories in it as you go but not intendedly. Enjoy!
     
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