I originally posted about it here:-
When I first saw this watch on tv (Beverly hills 90210) early 1990's (UK tv), I knew nothing about it (price/brand/quartz/automatic/functions etc) - I just loved the look of it.
Years later I found the model number and managed to purchase a nos (new old stock) example.
I got rid of the bracelet (I dislike pretty much all bracelets.)
Bracelet with price tag.
Description of chrono use.
On replacement leather strap.
Points of interest:-
The glass is only mineral - not sure why as sapphire was available on non chrono 2000 from same period.
The movement is 2 movements linked together (quartz time keeping and mechanical chronograph) hence the out of align crown and pushers and magnified date window.
The buttons have a solid mechanical click and instant reset to zero but lack lap/split timing facility.- can be started and stopped repeatedly though.
The 12 hour chrono carries on after 12 hours - just running constantly.
Both seconds hands (regular at 12'oclock position and large chrono second hand) tick twice per second - not sure why but I like it.
The bracelet (I hate bracelets anyway) felt very 'tinny' - but I believe a lot of bracelets of this era were all folded links.
The bezel feel cheap and loose when turned (compared to Seiko 007) - but to be fair does stay in position when set.
The screw down crown feels cheap and 'scratchy' to me - but does screw down fine.
Next to Seiko 5 I have owned for 25 years - and I feel shares a similar clear/bold hands against silver dial.
Next to a quartz Accurist I bought early 90's as it was the closest thing I could find to the Tag style. Accurist is plated coating on brass, Tag is bead blasted stainless steel.
One of the things I like is that the Tag looks like a watch with a chronograph added (clear main hands), this Lorus to me sacrifices clarity to the chronograph.
As does this accurist.
I love how the subdials have minimal marking and don't overpower the main watch.
At a certain light/angle the subdials appear silver to match main dial.
But at another angle they appear darker - adds interest.
The subdials have a circular pattern visible under magnification but I can't see it with naked eye except for how it reacts to light.
The tritium hands/ dial markers have aged slightly differently but not offensive so.