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Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1


Tag Heuer, pronounced: (tag hoyer), founded in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in St-Imier, Switzerland. The company was purchased by Techniques d'Avant Garde in 1985, when the Heuer brand became TAG Heuer. In 1999, TAG Group sold TAG Heuer to French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH.

In recent years replicas have become a growing problem for both the company and the consumer. Below are a few ways to spot fake Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 watches.


Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 - Step 1, picture 1 Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 - Step 1, picture 2
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The first thing to check for is overall quality. Check all the letters on the dial. All letters should be crisp and clear printing. You should not see any blurred edges or anything misaligned. If you do, it's probably fake.

Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 - Step 2, picture 1 Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 - Step 2, picture 2
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Next, look at the bezel width. The authentic Tag has a very thin bezel. Many of the fakes have a much wider bezel as you can see in the fake above.

Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 - Step 3, picture 1 Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 - Step 3, picture 2
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Next, look at the red hand on the subdial. The red side of the hand on the authentic Tag should extend just past the hash line on the subdial.

Notice on the fake, the red hand doesn't reach the end of the hash line.

Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 - Step 4, picture 1 Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 - Step 4, picture 2
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Next, look at the back of the watch. First of all, it should have a clear back. If not, it's fake. Second, the 2 visible gears should have holes as shown above.

The small gear should have 6 holes and the large gear should have 4 small holes and 4 large holes. If they are solid, like the ones above, it definitely is fake.

Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 - Step 5, picture 1 Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 - Step 5, picture 2
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Next, look at the adjustment indicator on back. The back plate below the indicator should be made of machine turned finish all the way to edges. The machine turned finish is very difficult to do in small areas, so many of the fakes leave this detail out like the one above.

Also, make sure they are not just embossed circles printed onto the surface either.

Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 - Step 6, picture 1
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Another test to do is check the water surface tension on the crystal. A smeared film of water will almost always pull together on crystals made from sapphire because the surface is smooth.

As shown above, water on the finger tip was smeared across the crystal (shown along the double arrow line). Within a few seconds the water began to pull together.

Look where the single arrow line is pointing. The water has move completely away from that area.
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