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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:15 am

Had this one for several years but could never remember exactly when dad got it for me...I am horrible with my sense of time...last week, last years...I never know Shocked

Anyways, it was 16 years ago for this watch!! The gold plating has not held up all that great, but it has been worn in all kinds of situations.

The tritium paint no longer glows at all.

The sapphire crystal is perfect...and its not even FLAME FUSION!!!

It is roughly 40mm...maybe a hair smaller even...and you know what? It does look and wear nice once you get over the "Gotta have a giant platter for a watch" style of thinking.

And here we have a case of Swiss Made actually means Swiss Made, imagine that!!


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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:00 pm

That's a beautiful, timeless design. It looks fine as it is, but it wouldn't be much to get the plating redone and it would look like a brand new watch...

There's a reason why Rolex still offers the sub at 40mm, Oris' Artelier Commplication is 40.5mm and Breitling is offering 36mm again.

Won't it be fun for geeks with 300+ 50mm-65mm watches when anything larger than a 42mm is considered HUGE?

I'm a big guy and to me, my 47mm Oris is pushing things to the extreme. My favorite size for a big sport watch is 44mm and as Noob says, I'm a "Fatass" with an 8" wrist.

IMO, anything above 47mm is a novelty or fashion piece.
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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:08 pm

I love the look of a watch that has experience!!

Looks great to me!
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:46 pm

I do like the looks of that one. Question I have to anyone that can answer it is has anyone ever had a watch replated (I'm assuming it can be done) and if so is it very expensive?
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:46 pm

I never have...I dont know if I would have much interest in having the plating done...I would like to have new lume applied...its dead on this one.
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:55 pm

Very cool watch!
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Post by koimaster on Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:21 pm

vintage watches rock. All have a story to tell if we listen hard enough/ Great watch.

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Post by Watch Noob on Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:18 am

Love it. Classic TAG, timeless design. Even better when it's a gift with memories. enjoy.

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Re: Sweet 16

Post by Guest on Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:30 am

My respect for TAG is growing.
Thanks for the perspective
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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:31 pm

sixteen good years and another sixteen in good health, a watch with history is hard to beat, nice to know the Tags are so durable, as far a replating it i'm sure that could be done for a reasonable price, but why change the patina ?
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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:00 pm

Very cool..

40mm and under rocks!!

Contrary to what the gangsta wannabes say, of course.
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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:11 pm

Great story to a nice TAG.
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Re: Sweet 16

Post by Guest on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:19 pm

Very nice watch,
I have a similar in all stainless (from June, 2008).
Yours has a lot more character to it though.
Thanx for sharing.
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