Hi All, I imagine since no one has mentioned them yet, I might already have an answer to this question, but: what are your thoughts on quality/style of Tag Heuer? Â I have been seriously considering the Kirium F1 (numberless black face with "hidden" digital features). Â I think it's a sharp if somehwhat heavy-looking sport watch. Â I am (dare I say it) attracted to the hidden digital gimmick: I have some sort of biological inability to tell analog time accurately and the discreet digital option makes it perfect for me (i.e. looks like a nice analog watch but easy for me to read). It retails I think between 1400-1600K and it would be my first "real" watch (that is, unless Casio counts). Â Have any of you had experiences with Tag or do you know anything specific about manufacturing quality, etc.? Â What other watches would you recommend in that price range?
The general consensus of the folks over at Timezone
, who know much more about watches than I, is that TAG Heuer is "overpriced mall junk." Â I wouldn't go that far, although I would agree that TAG is definitely overpriced for what you get. Â They don't have a factory and make very little of the watches themselves -- they're really more of a design company. Â It is a great credit to their marketing department that they have managed to place themselves with Rolex in the public's mind as a prestigious watch company. That said, I think the Kirium is a fine looking watch, and one that I was actually considering buying a few years back. Â TAG's classic line, which harkens back to Heuer's pre-TAG days, is also really nice. Â If you have your heart set on a TAG, may I suggest a vintage Heuer? Â I own this vintage Heuer Camaro
, which looks great and keeps better time than any of my other mechanical watches. Â If you are looking for a sports watch in the $1400-$1600 range, I recommend an Omega Seamaster.