Tag Heuer F1
The series one F1 Tag has become a bit of a collectors piece.
Not on any monetary level they can still be bought relatively cheaply.
But because it is a such an important watch.
In 1986, Heuer the famous Swiss brand was aquired by Techniques d’Avant Garde (“TAG”) and this was the first model they produced as TAG Heuer.
It used a qaurtz movement radicaly moving away from the famously expensive Heure automatic movements. Cheaper to produce less expensive to buy.
It was a watch of it's time using a stainless steel inner case coated with fibreglass. (a whole stainless steel case was added in 87) with bright colours and combinations thereof.
Priced at around £195 I think? (My brother remembers this price, mine was £250 with a stainless strap)
The one thing Heuer and Tag had in common was formula One. Heuer had sponsored Ferrari in the 70's and Tag were the main Williams sponsor 79-82
Hence the name?
Both my brother and myself still wear our F1's on a daily basis. They remain accurate 30 years on....
And when we meet another owner our sleaves are quick to go up and a smile and a chat is assured...
My best mate John P gave his F1 to his Son after he purchased his Omega which loses A minute a day....
Don't be fooled by the series Two. It dosen't have the same je ne c'est pas....
Buying into Watch history has never been so cheap. Expect to pay £3-500 for a good one .