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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deli View Post
    Same types. But the bezel / case / back aren't interchangeables from a "/1" to a regular.

    Edit: the real name for your watch is "Specialist Series - 1500 GMT".
    Happy to chime in here.

    The 1991 TAG Heuer Dealer Catalog and Price List refers to this watch as Specialist - GMT. I have never seen the terms 1500 and GMT used together in any TAG literature.

    The case & most of the dial design are virtually identical to the 1500 Oversize, though.

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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    Hello David,

    Quote Originally Posted by dmr33 View Post
    Happy to chime in here.

    The 1991 TAG Heuer Dealer Catalog and Price List refers to this watch as Specialist - GMT. I have never seen the terms 1500 and GMT used together in any TAG literature.

    The case & most of the dial design are virtually identical to the 1500 Oversize, though.
    I don't know what the 1991 catalog said, but my 2014 Tag extranet says so

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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    I'm also curious about the model numbers that end in a hyphen. I have a Tag Carrera WAR211a-0. I've seen pictures of other watches that are WAR 211b-2. I know the a and b represent black and grey faces. I can't figure out what the hypen represents. Any ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by timenut View Post
    I would like to revisit the topic of suffixes at the end of the model no. (e.g. -0 or -1)

    Could this suffixes also give an indication to the age of the watch? i.e. watches with -1 newer than -0, and -0 newer than no suffix

    I have come across watches of the same model and same bracelet / strap but one has a suffix and one doesn't, e.g. CL1110-1 vs. CL1110

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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    Great Post.....But now im worried about mine. I have a F1 Chrono CAC1112 with the red face. But my serial starts with CQ####
    There seems to be no reference to the second letter being "Q" which is on mine.
    Does anyone else have a F1 chrono CAC1112 with a Q as the 2nd letter?

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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSPORTBMW View Post
    Great Post.....But now im worried about mine. I have a F1 Chrono CAC1112 with the red face. But my serial starts with CQ####
    There seems to be no reference to the second letter being "Q" which is on mine.
    Does anyone else have a F1 chrono CAC1112 with a Q as the 2nd letter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enricodepaoli View Post
    As you seem to have noticed, W is for WATCH, C is for CHRONO. the next one or two letters represent the series : Carrera, Monaco, Aquaracer, etc. It used to be two letters and four numbers. Now it's three letters and four numbers. The first letter is, as I said, Watch or Chrono. The next represent the series. The first number is the movement, the next is the size. The third is the finish (stainless steel, gold plated, solid gold, etc..), the last number is any variation the model may have.
    Indeed. V = Carrera as per the PDF posted up-thread, but 'AR' and 'AS' also seem to be used for Carrera too.

    I have recently worked out that '8' represents a titanium case and '9' represents carbon matrix composite for the 3rd digit after the letters.

    I can't understand the use of '0', 'A' and 'B' for the size, when they are all used for 43mm diameter watches except for the new Heuer 01 which uses 'A' and is 45mm. Where's the freaking logic people??? lol!

    Otherwise, 'C' seems to be 45mm diameter.
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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    Quote Originally Posted by taylor2000 View Post
    I'm also curious about the model numbers that end in a hyphen. I have a Tag Carrera WAR211a-0. I've seen pictures of other watches that are WAR 211b-2. I know the a and b represent black and grey faces. I can't figure out what the hypen represents. Any ideas?
    My guess is that number after the hypen, if it exists, is the production run.
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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orange_GT3 View Post
    My guess is that number after the hypen, if it exists, is the production run.
    Or it could be a small variation of the same model.
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    Great post. What puzzles me is that this system seems to yield very few combinations and a single reference may apply to many different models.

    For example, any F1, chrono, quartz, stainless steel, gents, with a black dial should bear the same reference number even though they may be different watches.

    For me this is more like a family/subfamily indication than a unique reference number.

    Just my two cents.

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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    Yes great post. I'm confused too...And reading previous post confuses me even more haha

    My understanding for 2000 Series was number after hyphen (-0, -1, -2) was used to identify a different dial color from its original color. For example a CK1112-0 was a watch produced with a blue dial (CK1112) then dial got replaced for a black one (dial from a CK1110)

    Also based on my understanding, -R meant repaired, -R-1 meant repaired once, -R-2 meant repaired twice...

    Finally I though all number or/and letter added on back case were based on watchmaker professional ethics behavior. Some modification are written down by watchmaker, some not.

    I may also be totally wrong... but logic behind my understanding allows me, when it's illogical or when I don't understand, to blame it all on the watchmaker professional ethic haha
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