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Tag Heuer Indy 500 Gents Watch £1143.75 @ Steffans (jewellers)
Tag Heuer Indy 500 Gents Watch £1143.75 @ Steffans (jewellers)

Tag Heuer Indy 500 Gents Watch £1143.75 @ Steffans (jewellers)

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Tag heuer Indy 500 watch. This is the cheapest I have seen it. There is another Tag watch in their sale thats very cheap but is now out of stock.

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Original Poster

Should have added £1143.75 in the title!

Ivegot this watch had it about 2yrs now great

You'll always struggle with a Tag deal unfortunately. It's a much maligned brand amongst watch snobs...

Random to see my local jeweller being posted.

Bought my Tag from them years ago - but there's been a LOT of talk about selling fakes and insurance scams etc.

I'd personally stay well clear.

TAG over priced rubbish...if you are going to spend £1100 the lasting you should look at is Tag

Description is contradictory - apparently this is an automatic chrono that's quartz powered!

Dont buy a Tag unless you are aware of the maintenance/service/battery costs. Mine sits dead in a drawer, not worth the running costs.

ok, not battery...
Still, servicing costs will be crazu

I've got a tag kirium that's about 15 years old and it has been totally solid and reliable. I wear it 24/7 no matter what-mountain biking, work etc.
Still looks good. I think any premium watch will hit you for 50 or 60 for a battery and £200+ for a service. Mines had 1 service and that's only because the crono hands came off in a bike crash.

One of the best watches I have ever purchased is a Tag they last forever! Utter rubbish some people have wrote on here is laughable!!

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tammy308

One of the best watches I have ever purchased is a Tag they last forever! … One of the best watches I have ever purchased is a Tag they last forever! Utter rubbish some people have wrote on here is laughable!!



Unfortunetly most people on here think a TAG is a thing they wear on their ankles when they're on a curfew.

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Crawley_Electronics

Unfortunetly most people on here think a TAG is a thing they wear on … Unfortunetly most people on here think a TAG is a thing they wear on their ankles when they're on a curfew.



Haha!!!! Have to agree.... Who buys a watch and leaves it dead in a draw! That's the first major No No!
These watches need looking after yes a service every 10 years possibly but totally worth it! The batteries are £50+ BUT last a long time!! Would have to agree with previous posts the durability on these watches is outstanding!

Heat added, good deal OP but as usual on here you've got no chance of heat on a high end watch deal just because some people don't agree with paying that much for a watch

Not sure where you lot go for your £50+ battery replacements but in case you've never heard of them, watch doctors are worth a look (£24 for a tag battery and pressure reseal)

Watch Doctors

Good price for a Tag, had mine around 6 years now, worn every day & not cost me a penny since I bought it.

battery lasted <2 years, quoted about £140. Dont wear a watch any more, if i need one, i wear dive computer. It was a gift, not spending loads on an ornament.

anyone considering spending this sort of money on a watch really shouldn't need to be using hot uk deals

bigsidavies

I've got a tag kirium that's about 15 years old and it has been totally … I've got a tag kirium that's about 15 years old and it has been totally solid and reliable



Ditto, Kirium F1, mine is solid too. Had one service and about 3 batteries (£45 a time including pressure) in the last 11 years.

tammy308

One of the best watches I have ever purchased is a Tag they last forever! … One of the best watches I have ever purchased is a Tag they last forever! Utter rubbish some people have wrote on here is laughable!!



I wholeheartedly agree.

Any trip to Bicester Village will always include a browse in the Tag shop.

Nothing is built as solid as a Tag... maybe Breitling, but im a Tag man

Original Poster

Can't understand how this is cold with a £400+ saving. Odd lot.

Most people on here can't afford one, so will vote cold. I posted a £290 coat here yesterday for £190 & it's freezing with people only wanting a £5 one from Asda.

Post 2p off a tin of beans at 1 Tesco store though & the heat will go through the roof......

fallona1

Can't understand how this is cold with a £400+ saving. Odd lot.



It's the value proposition it poses. You can get better quality and design for less.

For example the Christopher Ward C700 Grande Rapide. Has an automatic rather than quartz movement and a more original design. Build quality will be on par with the Tag. Standard price £899 but a 'nearly-new' (practically flawless) example could be had for £630.

christopherward.co.uk/sal…tml

But there is no need for a watch this expensive....give your 'excess' money to charity

Despite what people protest on here, Tag do have a reputation for poor build quality and reliability. They are also the blue collar watch of choice to those that think a couple of thousand is a lot for a watch (I do not prescribe to that view personally but a lot of people in this world certainly do) They went through a really rocky spell of dials falling apart on 5k watches and have never really recovered the damage done.

They are part of the Swatch monster and 99.9% of the time the automatics have a standard ETA movement (2824-2) in them, which is then refinished as "Tag Calibre X". Its a real workhorse, but luxury it isn't. The quartz will also normally be ETA (F06.111 or the likes) - they retail for a staggering £15.

Make no mistake, your money is going on the brand and a mediocre one at that. If YOU like it, that is the single most important thing about a any watch. Also who pays £60 for a battery change? The whole pressure test thing is a bit of a con in non-dive watches (300-500m), buy a decent silver oxide one for £5 and a dab of silicone grease and do it yourself. As for mass produced quartz movements they don't need servicing, not if you have sense, you can always bin the movement and install a new one for peanuts. Auto's are a different story and I would always advocate regular servicing at a good LOCAL watchmaker.

So, if somebody was willing to pay a grand or thereabouts on a man's watch, possibly with a view to it being handed down a generation, which watches are good, especially in terms of low ongoing costs?

tyke

So, if somebody was willing to pay a grand or thereabouts on a man's … So, if somebody was willing to pay a grand or thereabouts on a man's watch, possibly with a view to it being handed down a generation, which watches are good, especially in terms of low ongoing costs?



I would get a 2nd hand Omega Speedmaster, Seamaster or something by Zenith. Certainly not a crappy Quartz Tag! If you want something new, better watches can be had a fraction of this price. Christopher Ward is currently selling C60 Tridents for circa £300 or a C11 for closer to £500 - both spank this tag out of sight in terms of quality and are worth a look. Both are also Swiss made auto's based on the Sellita SW200 which is an ETA 2824!). As for on-going costs any good automatic will cost you to service it, irrespective of brand but it is worth the expense, they go on forever with regular care and have a lovely sweep hand motion .

A quartz wont cost a lot but they lack appeal to and authenticity to most, they also "tick". The best thing I can advise is get friendly with your local watchmaker, a good one will always see you right.

The only thing this watch has going for it is the brand and that is a matter of opinion!

Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 30th Dec 2015

The watch in the OP doesn't appeal to me at all (the face is far too busy!), but this one from the same retailer does - it's a Tag Carrera automatic for £1230. I suspect this is a superceded model, which wouldn't be an issue.

tyke

The watch in the OP doesn't appeal to me at all (the face is far too … The watch in the OP doesn't appeal to me at all (the face is far too busy!), but this one from the same retailer does - it's a Tag Carrera automatic for £1230. I suspect this is a superceded model, which wouldn't be an issue.



Its mid-size, so will be small on anything over a 7inch wrist and its also only 5atm WR, which is splash proof. I suspect that is why is it relatively cheap. This is better and half the price
christopherward.co.uk/men…tml
Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 30th Dec 2015

Meh my last battery from goldsmiths lasted a year.

Nice watch though i have the same one.

bigsidavies

I've got a tag kirium that's about 15 years old and it has been totally … I've got a tag kirium that's about 15 years old and it has been totally solid and reliable

tammy308

One of the best watches I have ever purchased is a Tag they last … One of the best watches I have ever purchased is a Tag they last forever! Utter rubbish some people have wrote on here is laughable!!



I got my HEUER automatic dive watch just before Tag bought them, and over the years watched them go from a respected brand to a fashion brand now owned by LVMH (Louis Vuitton, Moet, Hennessy) I have worked in oilfield construction on and offshore for years and a modern Tag or Breitling wouldn't last (although for desk diving and going to the shops they are ok) . For the toughest high quality watches you need to check the German manufacturers like SINN and its U1, U2, U200, U1000 and UX range, not cheap but will outlast anything from the fashion brands.

Silhouette

Nothing is built as solid as a Tag...




Good deal, good watch. But that is simply not true.

Most reliable, accurate and toughest movement on a Chronograph is in the Cosmograph Daytona. One of the best movements ever made.

Avallon

It's the value proposition it poses. You can get better quality and … It's the value proposition it poses. You can get better quality and design for less.For example the Christopher Ward C700 Grande Rapide. Has an automatic rather than quartz movement and a more original design. Build quality will be on par with the Tag. Standard price £899 but a 'nearly-new' (practically flawless) example could be had for £630.



I think the deal is good, but agree about the CW watch you mention. Definitely a great deal, and a watch I considered myself.

You will always get the Poundland fans coming into these deals confused that something does in fact cost more than £1 and will instantly vote it cold.

Voted hot OP and thank you for posting.

Hot! ... Cheap if you're not a common peasant
(Unfortunately I am)

got a tag and it's been terrible, as the service and customer care is right up there with talk talk and Arnold Clark after sales at their worst.

good deal on list price but poor quality brand that I'd never buy again, I doubt this would be much of an investment or heirloom either. much better advice above if you want quality that will last and retain much of its value.

£500 for a secondhand one on Ebay

scarl

I got my HEUER automatic dive watch just before Tag bought them, and over … I got my HEUER automatic dive watch just before Tag bought them, and over the years watched them go from a respected brand to a fashion brand now owned by LVMH (Louis Vuitton, Moet, Hennessy) I have worked in oilfield construction on and offshore for years and a modern Tag or Breitling wouldn't last (although for desk diving and going to the shops they are ok) . For the toughest high quality watches you need to check the German manufacturers like SINN and its U1, U2, U200, U1000 and UX range, not cheap but will outlast anything from the fashion brands.



+1 Any watch from Sinn is tougher than and will out outlast a Tag Heuer

cynikill

Dont buy a Tag unless you are aware of the maintenance/service/battery … Dont buy a Tag unless you are aware of the maintenance/service/battery costs. Mine sits dead in a drawer, not worth the running costs.


do you consider selling it?
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