TAG Heuer Movements: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

TAG Heuer Movements: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Postby koimaster » December 26th 2010, 6:49pm

4 December 2010


It’s hard to remember a time when there has been so much focus on the movement that sits inside a watch- where it comes from, who designed it and who made it. It may sound strange to say that there was little focus on movements until around 2000- after all, they are not only an integral part of the watch, but are the actual components that deliver the primary function of a watch- keeping time.

I suspect that a big part of the reason was that by the 1990s no-one, putting aside a few Haute Horology brands and Rolex, knew how to make a complete movement- they all bought either ebauches (a “blank” or a collection of parts ready for assembly- normally including the main plate, the bridges, the train, the winding and setting mechanism and the regulator) or complete movements from ETA. This meant that there was little point promoting the movement inside your watch, because it was the same movement that sat inside your competitors watch

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Re: TAG Heuer Movements: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Postby Watch Noob » December 26th 2010, 7:15pm

The movement in itself has never been the focal point to my knowledge of selling a watch/brand. Why that is, the buying population has typically no clue if it's a Mechanical, Automatic or Quartz. They buy on brand, looks and price alone.
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Re: TAG Heuer Movements: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Postby eddiea » December 27th 2010, 8:10am

I put 50% of my thought in a watch movement...spend my money accordingly.
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Re: TAG Heuer Movements: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Postby Watch Noob » December 27th 2010, 9:37am

eddiea wrote:I put 50% of my thought in a watch movement...spend my money accordingly.


you're not the "typical" buyer though Eddie
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Re: TAG Heuer Movements: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Postby eddiea » December 27th 2010, 10:35am

True....
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Re: TAG Heuer Movements: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Postby koimaster » August 29th 2017, 11:30am

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