Is My TAG HEUER Real or Fake?

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    Is My TAG HEUER Real or Fake?

    I am a huge fan of Tag Heuer and had the oppertunity to buy one at an auction for very little. My two Tag Heuer watches are new and this is an older model so it looks a bit different. It is the "1000 Professional 200 Meter" quartz model. Please Help. Thanks
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    Re: Is My TAG HEUER Real or Fake?

    It is real. Unfortunately it has been damaged by a leaking battery. If it does not work after some clean up, the movement is a throwaway.

    If they don't work right away, I've had no more than a 25% success rate in getting acid eaten movements working again. Good luck!
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Is My TAG HEUER Real or Fake?

    Thanks!! what is the best way to clean it?

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    Re: Is My TAG HEUER Real or Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by jskater40 View Post
    Thanks!! what is the best way to clean it?
    With 3 out of 4 cleanups failing to work, I am not sure I am the one to best answer that question!!

    Generally I use a fiberglass brush and lightly scrape away the corrosion. Care must be taken to remove the debris... next time I try it, I may try laying a vacuum hose alongside the watch while I do the scraping so the debris are immediately sucked in... IF I can get the vacuum low enough...
    "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: Is My TAG HEUER Real or Fake?

    Make some holes to tube to make it lower.

    And dont tell mama what you did to her vacuum cleaner.

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    Re: Is My TAG HEUER Real or Fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    With 3 out of 4 cleanups failing to work, I am not sure I am the one to best answer that question!!.
    I don't think it is you... most people would have a problem cleaning that up adequately. It would require some neutralization or else the acid may still keep eating away until it is fully reacted with the metal (usually the copper on the circuit board).

    Movement replacement for that model is relatively inexpensive, the movement itself should be no more than $20-30.

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