Tag Heuer watches
We repair Tag Heuer Watches with genuine parts. All done in our on-site workshop. No need to send anything away.
- Battery Replacement
- Pressure testing
- Maintenance Service
- Bracelet Refurbishment / Repair
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Tag Heuer Watches
Q. At what point should the date switch over on my Tag Heuer watch?
A. With Tag watches, there are two different types of date change:
a. Semi-instantaneous date change: the date changes over a period of a few minutes either a few minutes before or after midnight.
b. Gradual date change: the date change takes several hours. You’ll see the date disc gradually changing the date as you approach midnight.
Q. How do I safely set the date? Is there anything I should avoid doing?
A. When changing the date on a Tag Heuer watch, you must avoid doing it whilst the time is set between 8pm and 4am – the date ring is still engaged between these times and trying to change the date will result in damage to the movement. Making sure the watch is set out of these times, pull the crown out until you feel the first click, proceed to wind the watch to set the date. When finished, pull the crown out once more and set the correct time. Always ensure the crown is pushed back in (or screwed in depending on your watch model) before carrying on with your day-to-day tasks.
Q. What is a bezel and what is it used for?
A. The bezel is part of the case, attached on top of the middle case, which generally holds the crystal. The name is often used to describe a turning ring on the case that is marked with a scale intended for various functions: it makes it possible to preselect the time or the display of other time zones, etc. Sometimes due to wear and tear, the bezel can become loose or turn in both directions. This is not a problem and can be fixed by replaced the small metal spring (which is included in the maintenance service we offer).
Q. What is a chronograph?
A. A chronograph is a watch fitted with an additional function which can be used by operating the pushers (start/stop/reset) to measure continuous or interrupted periods of time. This is different to a chronometer. A chronometer is a certified, high-precision timepiece that meets the stringent standards of the C.O.S.C. (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Office for Chronometric Controls).
Each movement is tested for 15 days, in 5 positions and at 3 temperatures while operating under very demanding conditions. To earn the title of Chronometer, a mechanical movement, either automatic or manual, must meet the 7 criteria defined by ISO 3159 standard and applied by the C.O.S.C. Whatever the external conditions, it must maintain an accuracy of between -4/+6 seconds per day.
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