Tag Heuer Formula 1 Automatic 43mm Review
Is Tag Heuer Formula 1 a good fake watch? In the past, we have compared several different TAG Heuer Formula 1 watches. Today, we will focus on only one model. Let’s get started, shall we?
Many watches of the TAG Heuer F1 have a sporty appearance and can be worn almost every day. However, the design of a model in this series caught my eye. Our focus today is reference number waz2011.ba0843, the bracelet of this strap is made of stainless steel and dark gray ceramic.
The dark grey sun dial uses luminous index time scales on all time scales, but luminous Roman numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock. The white second hand and the second hand divide the track around the circumference of the dial and print a red downward triangle at 12 o’clock with a white interior.
The hour and minute hands use polished steel and are full of brilliance in dark materials. At the other end of the second hand is a red nib and a TAG Heuer icon as a counterweight. At three o’clock, there is a date window with a white rectangular outline. You can use the winding crown to set the date function in the same way as setting the time of day.
The new 43mm case has a water resistance of 200m / 600 / ft. The back of the case is a solid steel case with a radial brushed surface, and a Formula 1 checkered pattern is engraved around the TAG Heuer brand.
What is a TAG Heuer self-winding movement? Above the 6 o’clock position between the central pointer and the illuminated number 6, there is the capital letter of TAG HEUER FORMULA 1 (TAG HEUER Recipe 1), all in white, and the CALIBER 5 (letter 5) below it in red Capital letters are printed. This is the name of the sport.
Some other models in the F1 self-winding 43 mm series have a small running subdial at 6 o’clock. There are currently three models with this sub-dial variant. Reference number # waz2014.ba0842 has a blue dial, waz2013.ba0842 has a white dial, and model # waz2012.ba0842 has a black dial. These three models are all running on the TAG Heuer Calibre 6 movement, rather than the movement we show here and the movement 5 of the model waz2011.ba0842, which is very similar to the model here, but there are no two Tone bracelet.
When you first receive the TAG F1 automatic watch, it is likely to be completely unwound. You need to use the crown to wind it completely before you can start working. The screw-in crown of this watch is firmly locked on the case to prevent water from entering the case and damaging the movement. Therefore, before attempting to wind the watch, make sure to first push down and turn the screw-in crown counterclockwise to unscrew it from the case, and then wind when the crown is in its push-down / neutral position.
How do you automatically top program 1? The watch can be wound. Use the winding crown on the side of the case to rotate the crown clockwise about 30-40 times. This will completely tighten the mainspring and make the watch function during the power reserve. As the watch runs, the spring will gradually release tension into the gear, thereby moving the hands. Once the watch is worn on the wrist, the self-winding rotor should have an automatic winding function. When you move around the rotor, rotate and keep “up” to reach the tension of the watch’s mainspring.
How to use TAG Heuer Formula 1? The crown used for winding watches is also used to set the watch, so you must make sure that the crown is no longer in its tightened position, then pull out the crown and you will see manual when winding the crown. After setting the required time, push the crown back and tighten it again to lock it in place and secure the case.
The raised Tag Heuer logo on the crown can be seen from the close-up and personal high-resolution photos below. It also has a vertical groove that allows you to hold the watch firmly when winding.
This watch can provide enough water resistance for some snorkeling, but that’s all. The stainless steel crown has a hollow red strap in the center and a groove in its shape to facilitate gripping when winding.
The radial brushed steel gray ceramic bezel is engraved with diving scales and marking icons at the beginning of the unidirectional rotating bezel.
One of the most beautiful yet subtle aesthetic features of this model is the combination of finishes and materials used on the bracelet. The outer links are made of brushed stainless steel, and the dark gray ceramic inner links have polished steel covers. The combination of the two materials and the contrast produced by the surface treatment are very delicate.
The bracelet is first an 8-inch wrist, and is equipped with a button adjustable adjustable buckle with the TAG Heuer wordmark.
The TAG Formula 1 self-winding 43 mm replica watches store is powered by the TAG Heuer movement 5 self-winding movement, which has a 38-hour power reserve. This 26 self-winding movement has a winding speed of 28,800 and is based on the SW200 ébauche movement.