The full lume dial is still the one to have of any of the TAG Heuer Formula 1 watches.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
The fibreglass cased Formula 1 models were the first TAG Heuer watches after TAG bought out Jack Heuer, and they were launched in 1986. A year later the steel cased models like this came out, and although they were around for a few years we think this watch is an early one as it has a Heuer (not TAG Heuer) crown. These transition watches were simply using up the parts that TAG Heuer inherited as part of the deal, and once they were gone the crown had the same logo as the dial.
The Formula 1 watches were a huge sales success for TAG Heuer, but like most things they have things to look out for. The fibreglass cases can be damaged, and if that is near the lug holes it can write off the case. The bezel itself is quite soft , and you often see the numbers on the bezel either rubbing smooth or missing paint. And finally the crystal is mineral glass, so does get scratched. This particular watch has the steel case, a good bezel (with one or two marks, particularly at 40) and a new glass so all these matters have been addressed. It is not on the original rubber strap, and rather than pay £70 for that we have made a different choice. The rubber strap we have fitted is new, and has been specially selected to match the red minute track and 0-15 numbers on the bezel. We will also fit a new battery prior to sending this watch out. The lume is still very good, and the clean dial is important as bits of dirt do show on these full lume dials when they glow more than in the daylight.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 37.4 mm
Width without crown 34.8 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 39.9 mm
Case Thickness 9.1 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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