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    Re: Fake busters thread: ask about authenticity in this thread!

    ^ Yes that's what I was hoping to see when I opened it up. That's the same as the Tag website, mine one is like a Calibre 17 RS without the 'Chronometer' and gold text rather than black. Very odd, as the ETA movement underneath is just too good, else it is a very nice fake :S

    Have Tag been know to run parts for a short period of time or alternative service parts? I believe the watch is circa 2004 production, original owner bought it in the US.

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    Re: Fake busters thread: ask about authenticity in this thread!

    Hey guys, awesome forum!! first post actually - i've been desperately trying to figure out if something on ebay is the real deal or not and perhaps you experts might be able to identify this watch as real?
    Here;s the auction
    Tagheuer 1000 | eBay

    It appears to be a mikrotimer?? But i've never seen one that doesn't go around to 1000? I don't really know that much about the model history though..

    I got the seller to send some further pics of the back and box etc:
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    Thanks guys for the help - it would make a great present for my dad, if i

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    Re: Fake busters thread: ask about authenticity in this thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by rossini82 View Post
    Hey guys, awesome forum!! first post actually - i've been desperately trying to figure out if something on ebay is the real deal or not and perhaps you experts might be able to identify this watch as real?
    Here;s the auction
    Tagheuer 1000 | eBay

    It appears to be a mikrotimer?? But i've never seen one that doesn't go around to 1000? I don't really know that much about the model history though.....


    Thanks guys for the help - it would make a great present for my dad, if i
    If you are giving it to your Dad, I hope it is an April Fools Day present... it's a fake... junk... worthless... I'd get my money back via PayPal. You have been 'had' as is said in the States.
    "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: Fake busters thread: ask about authenticity in this thread!

    So what's would be your general opinion on the watch, is it a fake or a genuine watch which has had some alterations? as I'll send it back and get a refund. If Tag Heuer never made this rotor then that's got to be alarm bells right?

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    Re: Fake busters thread: ask about authenticity in this thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by GiBee View Post
    So what's would be your general opinion on the watch, is it a fake or a genuine watch which has had some alterations? as I'll send it back and get a refund. If Tag Heuer never made this rotor then that's got to be alarm bells right?
    Best quote the post to which you are referring... (you can delete the pics). I can not tell which "the watch" is the watch to which you refer.
    "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: Fake busters thread: ask about authenticity in this thread!

    Eeeb hes referring to the carrera classic chronograph.

    Your watch isn't a fake,like i said its either had a replacement movement in it at some time or somebody changed the rotor.

    This is the only discrepancy with the watch.The movement even if it has been swapped is the correct one albeit with a slighty different rotor than what they originally came out of the factory with.

    The rotor is a genuine TAG heuer decorated rotor which has been made for models which have a see thru back crystal.That's why you wouldn't have a decorated rotor if you have a solid case back.



    TAG heuer may have done this when perhaps the watch was running slow or faulty.See with an eta 2894-2 movement if its not working properly its easier just to swap out the movement,because of the chronograph module require specialist tools to service it.

    i wouldn't worry about it too much your movement is slighty better because it has a decorated rotor instead of a plain,but if you wanted 100% originality than it isn't quite that.
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    Re: Fake busters thread: ask about authenticity in this thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by decipher28 View Post
    Eeeb hes referring to the carrera classic chronograph.

    Your watch isn't a fake,like i said its either had a replacement movement in it at some time or a somebody changed the rotor.

    This is the only discrepancy with the watch.The movement even if it has been swapped is the correct one albeit with a slighty different rotor than what they originally came out of the factory with.

    The rotor is a genuine TAG heuer decorated rotor which has been made for models which have a see thru back crystal.That's why you wouldn't have a decorated rotor if you have a solid case back.



    TAG heuer may have done this when perhaps the watch was running slow or faulty.See with an eta 2894-2 movement if its not working properly its easier just to swap out the movement,because of the chronograph module require specialist tools to service it.

    i wouldn't worry about it too much your movement is slighty better because it has a decorated rotor instead of a plain,but if you wanted 100% originality than it isn't quite that.
    Thanks Decipher28 certainly put my mind at rest, was getting a little worried for a minute and you know what can happen when doubt sets in. What you say makes sense, I was just getting worried I'd run out of time to send it back, as by the time I've sent it in for a service (and they eyeball it) it would be too late. It seems to be running 5 seconds slow a day, might wear it for a couple of weeks to see if comes back in line, else I'll be sending it off for some TLC.
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    Re: Fake busters thread: ask about authenticity in this thread!

    Hello I am new here and from the United Kingdom

    I want to ask you knowledgable people a question, When in a charity shop recently I purchased a Small quartz watch, which is not working. The main body of the watch is Stainless steel, green face with gold outlined hour markers. but what i find strange is that it has the Tag Heuer shield with Heuer in red and white at the bottom of the shield but the letter V in white at the top. Nowhere do I see Tag. Does anyone know what this watch is, the make etc? has woman, girls or small boys size braclet.

    Thank you
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    Re: Fake busters thread: ask about authenticity in this thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by JabbaTheGut View Post
    Hello I am new here and from the United Kingdom

    I want to ask you knowledgable people a question, When in a charity shop recently I purchased a Small quartz watch, which is not working. The main body of the watch is Stainless steel, green face with gold outlined hour markers. but what i find strange is that it has the Tag Heuer shield with Heuer in red and white at the bottom of the shield but the letter V in white at the top. Nowhere do I see Tag. Does anyone know what this watch is, the make etc? has woman, girls or small boys size braclet.

    Thank you
    A picture is worth 1K words...
    "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: Fake busters thread: ask about authenticity in this thread!

    Ok, I could use a bit help here. Purchased this Carrera CV2014, never had a Tag before.

    Model CV2014-1, Serial# starts with REJ31xx, Clasp FC 5014 (Stainless Steel F S5)...Calibre 16

    I did my research online, I couldn't find anything that I should worry about.
    Now, like I sad, never owned a Tag before, never owned a high end watch with polished case (only brushed steel). Compared to my Breitling and Tutima, this watch looks cheap.
    Cheap, as in, looks like chrome, not so rugged (sure, not supposed to be), and weight is considerably less than both of my other watches (rubber band). All 3 of them run on 7750 base, so it's not the movement.
    Even have a matching authenticity card (hand written, stamped), inner and outer box, instructions/manual.
    Is this watch real? Any suggestion/comments would be appreciated. Thank You
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