Would it be possible to get an original strap?

  1. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 9, 2017

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    80s PVD "black Coral" Tag Heuer 1000 Ref.980.026n Full Size 200m Diver Watch I'm wondering if it would be possible to get an original metal strap for this watch?would Tag have any in stock?
     
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  2. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 9, 2017

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    Highly unlikely unfortunately.

    Keep an eye on eBay, as all sorts of interesting things tend to come up. For example, here is the bracelet you are looking for, but in the wrong size (Ladies model): https://www.ebay.com/itm/TAG-HEUER-...280917?hash=item41d23ff455:g:IA4AAMXQ01dRd-1u
     
  3. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 9, 2017

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  4. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 10, 2017

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    Did you check squinky on ebay? He does have a lot of vintage straps.
     
  5. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 10, 2017

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    Hi I had a look but there wasn't anything suitable, I have a funny story to tell in a few days though
     
  6. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 23, 2017

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    I have just got a brand new strap for it,I ordered a new one about 20 years ago and didn't get round to collecting it,I e- mailed the shop asking if they could source one from Tag last week and was sent an e mail with a photo of a strap that they had which must have been the one that I ordered all those years ago,I was lucky that they are a family run jewellers established over a 100 years ago so didn't dispose of any items like a chain might have done
     
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  7. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 23, 2017

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    Now imagine if you had ordered an Autavia or Carrera back in those days...
     
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  8. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 23, 2017

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    Just need to get a new glass put in,do I need to send that to Tag does anyone know?I wonder how much it would cost
     
  9. MRC

    MRC Nov 23, 2017

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    When my 1960s Carrera needs a new crystal I just take it to a local Rolex/Longines AD (family owned, established 1815) who have a visiting Rolex qualified watchmaker and they fit a new one for £15 all in. TAG-Heuer ADs want to send it to TAG at enormous expense, so I suggest try your local jewelers first.

    As the watch is on a 60s Rolex bracelet it causes great confusion when the head is wrapped for protection on its return from the workshop, and the work-sheet describes it as a "TAG-Heuer automatic" but all that is visible is the big crown on the clasp.

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  10. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 23, 2017

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    Thanks
     
  11. Gambba

    Gambba Nov 29, 2017

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    How cool is that in the story of your watch now!!
     
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  12. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 29, 2017

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    I agree with @Gambba, this is an unbelievable story! Thank your lucky stars. :)
     
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  13. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 30, 2017

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    Thanks,I did feel a little embarrassed about it,but I suppose they were pleased to get the sale
     
  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 30, 2017

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    It's okay, they kept your deposit and charged you twice... ;)
     
  15. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 30, 2017

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    Did they charge you the 1997 price?
     
  16. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 30, 2017

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    I have no idea of what the price quoted all those years ago was and if I did pay a deposit it wouldn't have been much,I paid £195.00 for the strap,I have no idea if that is a standard price for a strap,I did purchase a leather strap for it many years ago that was a Tag leather one for £50 and it only lasted about 6 months so to get the original metal one for £195 seemed not too bad
     
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  17. Gambba

    Gambba Nov 30, 2017

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    £195 is perfectly reasonable and can be considered very good value.
     
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  18. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 30, 2017

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    The guy did say this must be the biggest coincidence ever when I visited the shop with regards to me sending the e mail and him having one in stock,I wasn't sure if that was him being sarcastic,that's when I said to him it might have well bèen me that ordered it a very long time ago,he didn't respond to that.
     
  19. wilson1973

    wilson1973 Nov 30, 2017

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    That's good thanks