Tag Heuer AquaRacer reduced to £766.50 from £1095- Goldsmiths
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Tag Heuer AquaRacer reduced to £766.50 from £1095- Goldsmiths

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Found 10th Nov 2012
Tag Heuer Aquaracer. Reduced from £1095.00 t0 £766.50 at Goldsmiths. Possible quidco to.
Know not everyones cup of tea but Ive been waiting for one of these to come up in a sale. Saving over £300. Just in time for crimbo
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Looks good to me, not my style, but I can appreciate the discount on offer.
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Different colour dials available.
Edited by: "diddly08" 10th Nov 2012
Very hot Price.
You are paying a heavy premium for the brand here, if you want a Tag Heuer then ok, but you will find better value elsewhere
5% Quidco = 38 quid off so around 730£. Hot!!!Interest free credit available as well.
Edited by: "nhskbhatia003" 10th Nov 2012
Stunning.
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renderman

Looks good to me, not my style, but I can appreciate the discount on … Looks good to me, not my style, but I can appreciate the discount on offer.



+1 is it nicad?
Good price for a tag heuer but looks horrid.
I bought an automatic Tag as the battery changing is expensive

They are nice watches ..
"You are paying a heavy premium for the brand here, if you want a Tag Heuer then ok, but you will find better value elsewhere"

Enlighten us, what brands do you suggest?
robertsclark

"You are paying a heavy premium for the brand here, if you want a Tag … "You are paying a heavy premium for the brand here, if you want a Tag Heuer then ok, but you will find better value elsewhere"Enlighten us, what brands do you suggest?



Can't you get a Tissot cheaper than this who use the same parts and ar,e owned by Omega
an over priced quartz watch
robertsclark

"You are paying a heavy premium for the brand here, if you want a Tag … "You are paying a heavy premium for the brand here, if you want a Tag Heuer then ok, but you will find better value elsewhere"Enlighten us, what brands do you suggest?



Casio!
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themachman

an over priced quartz watch



Quartz - plus Ruby (Jewelled Bearings) and Sapphire (Crystal Glass)
richto

Quartz - plus Ruby (Jewelled Bearings) and Sapphire (Crystal Glass)



still a quartz at the end of the day,get an automatic for a fraction of this price
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themachman

still a quartz at the end of the day,get an automatic for a fraction of … still a quartz at the end of the day,get an automatic for a fraction of this price



What automatic would you recommend for 'a fraction of the price' that has a jewelled mechanism and sapphire crystal glass?

I am currently wearing an 18 year old Tag that still looks mint, doesnt have the slightest mark on the glass - and has required nothing other than an occassional battery change and 1 full service in that time. They do need to go back to Switzerland for that - but no big deal as it is so rarely.
Edited by: "richto" 11th Nov 2012
I know you can get cheaper but who cares it,s a Tag, the models they make, design, quality are just outstanding. I have both, the Tissot T Race and Tag F1 both are really well made but if I could afford a Aquaracer or a Calibre 360 there would be no hesitation
richto

What automatic would you recommend for 'a fraction of the price' that has … What automatic would you recommend for 'a fraction of the price' that has a jewelled mechanism and sapphire crystal glass?



pick up a decent vostok,my point is that quartz are quartz,you cant polish a turd,this is a case of brand naming charging the earth
I wonder if you would be able to use your telco clubcard points for this. Last year they were worth 4 x the face value
supplyuk

Can't you get a Tissot cheaper than this who use the same parts and ar,e … Can't you get a Tissot cheaper than this who use the same parts and ar,e owned by Omega


Actually, both Tissot and Omega are brands owned by the Swatch Group, whereas LVMH owns the Tag Heuer brand, so it's highly unlikely that the same parts are used (especially as TH manufacture most of their movements in-house, rather than using Swatch's ETA movements like many other brands).

Anyway, when you buy a "luxury" brand like TH, what you are paying for is NOT just the object itself. You are also paying for design, marketing, brand association, etc.
BealBocht

Actually, both Tissot and Omega are brands owned by the Swatch Group, … Actually, both Tissot and Omega are brands owned by the Swatch Group, whereas LVMH owns the Tag Heuer brand, so it's highly unlikely that the same parts are used (especially as TH manufacture most of their movements in-house, rather than using Swatch's ETA movements like many other brands).Anyway, when you buy a "luxury" brand like TH, what you are paying for is NOT just the object itself. You are also paying for design, marketing, brand association, etc.



I phrased that wrongly, I meant to say that if omega owned Tissot would they use there parts in the Tissot watches. But as I said there is no compromise for stylish design and marketing and TH have got that down to e Tee.

Maybe Vettel could send me one. I'm sure he's got a couple to spare


Edited by: "supplyuk" 11th Nov 2012
I own a Tag Heuer Aqua Racer automatic watch... it's the biggest waste of money, but one of my most prized possessions... and it's rare to see them discounted like this, so have some heat from me.
why would you buy an 800 quid watch ? some people just have more money than brains.
Edited by: "rudy691" 11th Nov 2012
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themachman

pick up a decent vostok,my point is that quartz are quartz,you cant … pick up a decent vostok,my point is that quartz are quartz,you cant polish a turd,this is a case of brand naming charging the earth



You clearly have no clue what you are talking about. It is far more than just a brand name - they have decades of history and engineering expertise making watches and timers. And high end Quartz watches 'are at least an order of magnitude more accurate than good mechanical clocks' en.wikipedia.org/wik…tch
Edited by: "richto" 11th Nov 2012
I purchased a TAG 2 years ago with a hefty price tag of just under £900 (Bonus). With the ideal of a future heir loom for one of my children though the dream scuppered with two visits back to TAG..... The first visit was due to the T losing its "paint" the second due to the battery running flat which has now left me with a £230 bill from TAG to fix....To put things into perspective I paid £50 8 years ago for a Casio which is still working, I paid £900 for a TAG 2 years ago which is now not far of "SCRAP"...........Oh and don't forget TAG recommend a service every 2 years for a nice price tag of £200......Live the Dream!! Thanks TAG for the quality Customer Service!!
Edited by: "jonnic" 11th Nov 2012
jonnic

I purchased a TAG 2 years ago with a hefty price tag of just under £900 … I purchased a TAG 2 years ago with a hefty price tag of just under £900 (Bonus). With the ideal of a future heir loom for one of my children though the dream scuppered with two visits back to TAG..... The first visit was due to the T losing its "paint" the second due to the battery running flat which has now left me with a £230 bill from TAG to fix....To put things into perspective I paid £50 8 years ago for a Casio which is still working, I paid £900 for a TAG 2 years ago which is now not far of "SCRAP"...........Oh and don't forget TAG recommend a service every 2 years for a nice price tag of £200......Live the Dream!! Thanks TAG for the quality Customer Service!!



So how much would you sell that SCRAP watch to me for
richto

You clearly have no clue what you are talking about. It is far more than … You clearly have no clue what you are talking about. It is far more than just a brand name - they have decades of history and engineering expertise making watches and timers. And high end Quartz watches 'are at least an order of magnitude more accurate than good mechanical clocks' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz_watch



yeah,whatever,just cos you got suckered into all that rubbish about their history doesnt mean that theyre great watches
Is anyone here gonna buy one? Cold.
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jonnic

I purchased a TAG 2 years ago with a hefty price tag of just under £900 … I purchased a TAG 2 years ago with a hefty price tag of just under £900 (Bonus). With the ideal of a future heir loom for one of my children though the dream scuppered with two visits back to TAG..... The first visit was due to the T losing its "paint" the second due to the battery running flat which has now left me with a £230 bill from TAG to fix....To put things into perspective I paid £50 8 years ago for a Casio which is still working, I paid £900 for a TAG 2 years ago which is now not far of "SCRAP"...........Oh and don't forget TAG recommend a service every 2 years for a nice price tag of £200......Live the Dream!! Thanks TAG for the quality Customer Service!!



The might recommend a regular service, but unless you have money to burn you get it done when it stops working. Once in 18 years for me. It costs nothing like £230 just to get the battery replaced (and the watch sealed and pressure tested) and that is only required about once every 3 years anyway...And yes the customer service cant be faulted - as you would expect for an item of this cost.

If you dont care about having the watch properly sealed and pressure tested, any high street jewellers will change the battery for about 15 quid...
Edited by: "richto" 11th Nov 2012
richto obviously has rose tinted "tag" glasses on and is on commission from them
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themachman

pick up a decent vostok,my point is that quartz are quartz,you cant … pick up a decent vostok,my point is that quartz are quartz,you cant polish a turd,this is a case of brand naming charging the earth



You can't polish a turd... But you can roll it in glitter.
Edited by: "Anarchist" 11th Nov 2012
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themachman

yeah,whatever,just cos you got suckered into all that rubbish about their … yeah,whatever,just cos you got suckered into all that rubbish about their history doesnt mean that theyre great watches



History AND engineering. i.e. great because of what they have produced and the quality of it. For instance calibre11.com/tag…ry/

And a few examples (loads more on Wikipedia):

■2003 Microtimer: First watch accurate to 1/ 1000th second (quartz)
■2004: Timing equipment for Indianapolis 500- accurate to 1/ 10,000th second
■2006: First mechanical watch accurate to 1/ 100th second (Carrera Calibre 360)
■2011: First mechanical watch accurate to 1/ 1000th of a second (Mikrotimer)
Edited by: "richto" 11th Nov 2012
richto

History AND engineering. i.e. great because of what they have produced … History AND engineering. i.e. great because of what they have produced and the quality of it. For instance http://www.calibre11.com/tag-heuer-mikrogirder-inside-story/

Is it a deal? Yes! - Hot.
For those making comparisons; you carry on wearing Old Spice aftershave, after all it IS just aftershave, who cares what it smells like!
Tag don't make great watches, they are Ok but certainly not great (sorry Richto). They sit squarely in the pseudo-luxary segment - for people that want a watch that makes an impression but do not really want to pay for it.

As for the chap talking about quartz as inferior, he is clueless. Quartz are typically cheaper, more robust and considerably more accurate than mechanical watches. What they lack though is kudos and engineering pedigree - That's why most watch collector's tend to lean towards automatics. And furthermore, a quartz is most definately not a quartz - the difference between a thermo-regulated swiss movement and a cheap chinese movement is astounding.

Here is a decent read for anyone that is intrested.
chronocentric.com/wat…tml

Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 11th Nov 2012
themachman

pick up a decent vostok,my point is that quartz are quartz,you cant … pick up a decent vostok,my point is that quartz are quartz,you cant polish a turd,this is a case of brand naming charging the earth



No such thing as a decent "vostok" . They make quirky fun watches (see Amphibia) but by Swiss standards the quality is terrible. The the coolest thing about them is their entirely different take on how water reistance should be achieved. I have said it before and i will say it again if you are looking for a good quality, tough, water resistant watch then go and look up an ORIENT MAKO, you will be hard pushed to beat it.

And if you have the best part of £800 to blow on a watch, don't buy this - for your own (and grandkids sake) - seek out a quality piece - for example a pre-owned Omega Speedmaster or a vintage Zenith / Ulysee Nardin.

P.S If you really must have a Vostok, steer clear of any "pre-iron curtain" fake tat normally out of the ukraine, a certain well known auction site is full of them.
Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 11th Nov 2012
Tyranicus66

No such thing as a decent "vostok" . They make quirky fun watches (see … No such thing as a decent "vostok" . They make quirky fun watches (see Amphibia) but by Swiss standards the quality is terrible. The the coolest thing about them is their entirely different take on how water reistance should be achieved. I have said it before and i will say it again if you are looking for a good quality, tough, water resistant watch then go and look up an ORIENT MAKO, you will be hard pushed to beat it. And if you have the best part of £800 to blow on a watch, don't buy this - for your own (and grandkids sake) - seek out a quality piece - for example a pre-owned Omega Speedmaster or a vintage Zenith / Ulysee Nardin.P.S If you really must have a Vostok, steer clear of any "pre-iron curtain" fake tat normally out of the ukraine, a certain well known auction site is full of them.



your missing at a fraction of the price there
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