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    can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    what does the WH mean on the tag watches? is it some sort of code? i have seen for example tag heuer, 6000 series, WH5114

    also, how can i tell if my watch is full or mid size?

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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    I did this one a while back, so I'll have to go the quick route.

    This post addresses only the post year 1992 code format... AA#### A third alpha was introduced somewhere around 2002 for the expanded line and new iterations of many of the series. This post does not address three alpha codes. (eg WAH1110)

    1st Character = W= Analog or C= Chornograph

    2nd Character = Series... H= 6000 A= Vinatge F1 series, D= Vintage 1500, E = Vintage 2000, , F= 4000, G= S/el Series, I=S/el Leather, K= 2k Classic, L= Kirium , M=2000 Sport Series, N= 2k Exclusive, =AH current F1 etc.... I know there a bunch of Classic Series that follow (Monaco, Carrera, Monza, etc) but those aren't in my recall anymore.

    3rd Character (1st digit) = Movement 1= Qtz 2 = Automatic 3= Manual Wind 5 = Chronometer (there is a 7, but I think that's the new wheel chronos..)

    4th Charcter (2nd digit) = Size 0= Magnum/Grande, 1 = Gents, 2=Midsize 3= Ladies, 4= Ladies Mini

    5th Character (3rd digit) = Case base material 1= Stainless Steel, 2= Steel and Gold Plate, 3=All Gold Plated, 4 = Solid 18k, 5= Steel and Solid 18k

    6th Character (4th digit) = Dial color No real standard across the models anymore.


    NOTE: I did this all quickly from recall and I did review it once, so while I believe it is pretty accurate, it may not be complete.

    The bracelets and straps had codes, but I was never really interested in those much.

    Cheers,

    David
    Last edited by dmr33; December 29th, 2009 at 19:18. Reason: Add 4th Character: 3= All Gold Plated
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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    Oh yeah, that makes yours a full size, 6000 Analog Chronometer,... I 'll guess black dial (ok I cheated on the dial by checking my dealer catalog )

    NICE WATCH and definitely a keeper. I'd like to have one, but still searching.

    Cheers,

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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    David, great info!! Thanks for posting it.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    David,

    amazingly helpful info ! Thanks so much.

    Enrico
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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    by the way , David... do those older xxx.xxx codes have any meaning ?

    thanks again,

    Enrico
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    2000 Classic auto -silver
    S/EL Leather auto -ss/gold
    Formula 1 -1st edition -green
    Kirium F1
    Pure Link bracelet -steel

    Heuer :
    Carrera -1st re-issue -solid gold
    Monaco -1st re-issue
    trackmaster 1975


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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    Enrico,

    I've never come across anything in the TAG catalogs or on line that deciphers the old 6 digit, ###.### codes. However, over the years I have found the last two digits denote the size/gender


    06 = Full Size and sometimes over size
    13 = Mid Size


    About 90% of the time:

    15 = Unisex
    08 = Ladies regular

    Maybe someone has come across a key somewhere on the internet and will share it.

    When they changed the model numbers to AA1234 format it really simplified it so it was easier for me to memorize most.

    Hope that was of some help.

    Cheers,

    David

    Quote Originally Posted by enricodepaoli View Post
    by the way , David... do those older xxx.xxx codes have any meaning ?

    thanks again,

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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    thanks again, David. This is probably the most valuable TAG info I've seen !

    by the way, do you happen to know if the S/EL Leather with the solid gold bezel was also available in full size... or mid size only ? (sorry for leading one question to the other...)

    kindest regards,

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    2000 Classic auto -silver
    S/EL Leather auto -ss/gold
    Formula 1 -1st edition -green
    Kirium F1
    Pure Link bracelet -steel

    Heuer :
    Carrera -1st re-issue -solid gold
    Monaco -1st re-issue
    trackmaster 1975


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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmr33 View Post
    I did this one a while back, so I'll have to go the quick route.

    One the post year 1992 code format... AA#### A third alpha was introduced somewhere around 2002 for the expanded line and new iterations of many of the series.

    1st Character = W= Analog or C= Chornograph

    2nd Character = Series... H= 6000 A= Vinatge F1 series, D= Vintage 1500, E = Vintage 2000, , F= 4000, G= S/el Series, I=S/el Leather, K= 2k Classic, L= Kirium , M=2000 Sport Series, N= 2k Exclusive, =AH current F1 etc.... I know there a bunch of Classic Series that follow (Monaco, Carrera, Monza, etc) but those aren't in my recall anymore.

    3rd Character (1st digit) = Movement 1= Qtz 2 = Automatic 5 = Chronometer (there is a 7, but I think that's the new wheel chronos..)

    4th Charcter (2nd digit) = Size 0= Magnum/Grande, 1 = Gents, 2=Midsize 3= Ladies, 4= Ladies Mini

    5th Character (3rd digit) = Case base material 1= Stainless Steel, 2= Steel and Gold Plate, 4 = Solid 18k, 5= Steel and Solid 18k

    6th Character (4th digit) = Dial color No real standard across the models anymore.


    NOTE: I did this all quickly from recall and I did review it once, so while I believe it is pretty accurate, it may not be complete.

    The bracelets and straps had codes, but I was never really interested in those much.

    Cheers,

    David
    WOW,,your absolutely a REAL tag Team David,,Im surprise on your research and Tag experience,,This is a great info for rookie like me..
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    OMEGA SEAMASTER GMT 2234.50
    HAMILTON VIEWMATIC H32545555
    TAG HEUER AQUARACER WAB2011
    TAG HEUER F1 CAC111B-INDY 500
    TAG HEUER F1 CA1210-BLUE
    TAG HEUER F1 CA1211-BLACK
    TAG HEUER F1 CA1212-WHITE
    TAG HEUER F1 CA1213-YELLOW
    TAG HEUER F1 CA1214-ORANGE
    TAG HEUER F1 CA1215-RED
    TAG HEUER F1 WA1210-BLUE
    TAG HEUER F1 WA1215-GREEN
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    Re: can somebody explain the codes for tags please?

    Yes! The S/el Leather Series came in Gents, Mid, and Ladies. They came in all steel or steel with SOLID 18k Gold Bezel Insert and Deployment Clasp TAG Insignia.

    Gents and Men's came in both ETA Quartz (955.112) and Automatic (ETA 2892) movements.

    Here's a pic of a Full Size, 18kt Components, Automatic Movement, White Dial on a new S/el Leather Blue Deployment strap.



    Solid 18kt Gold Bezel Insert.


    SOLID 18kt Gold TAG Insignia


    Cheers,

    David

    Hoorah.. my first contributions to a sticky!!




    Quote Originally Posted by enricodepaoli View Post
    thanks again, David. This is probably the most valuable TAG info I've seen !

    by the way, do you happen to know if the S/EL Leather with the solid gold bezel was also available in full size... or mid size only ? (sorry for leading one question to the other...)

    kindest regards,

    Enrico
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