My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby artman » June 3rd 2018, 4:09pm

For the past 2 years, every time that I strolled through the watch section at the local DFS, I tried this watch on for size. For the past 2 years I've tried it on and found reasons not to buy it. Reason #1: It's a frickn quartz. Reason #2: It's got a frickn rubber strap. Reason #3: It's a frickn Tag. So, I did this dance for 2 years with the person behind the counter and my inside voice ... until this past weekend. On Saturday, I was strolling through the watch mecca of Guam and just my luck, there was an unadvertised sale on Tag! It's wasn't just the ordinary 3% off for locals, it was the legendary 20% off sale that rarely comes around these parts. So, all those reasons I listed above went out the door and I told my inside voice to shut the hell up. So without further a-doo-doo, I present the TAG Heuer (WAZ1110.FT8023) Formula 1, in all it's battery operated, rubberized glory!
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Quick facts: 41mm, 200m water resistance, sapphire crystal, unidirectional titanium bezel, screw down crown and caseback.
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Happy Early Father's Day to all the dads out there!
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby JAS1125 » June 3rd 2018, 4:39pm

Nice one Artie...congrats on the sale price too
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby Thunder1 » June 3rd 2018, 4:47pm

Great score, sir...
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby TemerityB » June 3rd 2018, 4:53pm

I've always like the styling on those black Formula 1s. Nice going artman - you deserve a nice break, sir.
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby smellody » June 3rd 2018, 5:13pm

Cool. I like it!
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby conjurer » June 3rd 2018, 5:25pm

Very nice; a hot watch!
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby biglove » June 3rd 2018, 5:51pm

Nice one to have.
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby Racer-X » June 3rd 2018, 6:07pm

Nothing wrong there. Very nice.
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby artman » June 3rd 2018, 6:16pm

Thanks for the kind words gents! Methinks this will be worn a lot. I'd like to buy the steel bracelet eventually, but I haven't been able to find a source on the inter-webs yet. If anyone has any tips on where I can find the OEM bracelet, please let me know.
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby 32771 » June 3rd 2018, 6:34pm

Excellent purchase.
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby tiktok » June 3rd 2018, 7:32pm

That is most XLNT, love the hands.
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby bobbee » June 4th 2018, 12:33am

Great score arty.
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby 3Flushes » June 4th 2018, 4:41am

Very cool looking diver- I like the hands a lot- a diver on rubber- it's almost whimsical. I like divers on rubber straps; screw the bracelet.

Nice catch, arty.
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby TemerityB » June 4th 2018, 4:52am

artman wrote:Thanks for the kind words gents! Methinks this will be worn a lot. I'd like to buy the steel bracelet eventually, but I haven't been able to find a source on the inter-webs yet. If anyone has any tips on where I can find the OEM bracelet, please let me know.


I have an older Formula 1 on rubber, and let me tell you - genuine replacement Tag bracelets and/or straps are such incredible gouges it's not even funny (for instance, to replace the rubber strap on your watch would probably be upwards of 300 smackers). But if you wanted to go aftermarket, I can't imagine it wouldn't relatively easy to find something.
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby MAX » June 4th 2018, 4:57am

Formula 1, Tag. Whats not to like? YOLO
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby AntFarm » June 4th 2018, 11:20am

Nice choice. Enjoy!
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby NorthCountry » June 4th 2018, 12:35pm

Nice one Arty! Have fun with it.
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Re: My Prize for Being Someone's Dad

Postby Kahuna74 » June 6th 2018, 4:26am

I love it artman, but then I have a thing for Tags.
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