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PostSubject: WRUW Tuesday 02/02/2016   Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:52 am

Not sure exactly how vintage this is but I did buy it in an antique shop! Total cost $9.07. I replaced the broken flat crystal with a nice domed one from my Timex spares. Mathey-Tissot quartz.


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PostSubject: Re: WRUW Tuesday 02/02/2016   Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:49 pm

Whoa, neat Gary !!! bounce Yeah definitely is an extra cool vintage watch ! ..I mean look how it says
'Mathey' right before Tissot there. cyclops That stopped a long time ago right? Beautiful watch !


Staying in bullhead mode this Tuesday...




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PostSubject: Re: WRUW Tuesday 02/02/2016   Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:37 pm

Actually Tissot and Mathey Tissot were two separate companies. 

 http://www.mathey-tissot.net/2016/index.php/our-history.html

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PostSubject: Re: WRUW Tuesday 02/02/2016   Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:16 pm

sixtysix wrote:
Actually Tissot and Mathey Tissot were two separate companies. 

 http://www.mathey-tissot.net/2016/index.php/our-history.html

Incredible Gary, never knew that ! Shocked study Had always thought that they were once part of Tissot.
Kind of like the Heuer/TAG Heuer thing I guess. ..Now I know better !

Wow, this hobby is great isn't it ? Always am learning all of the time sir.

Thanks so much for the insight, and also link ! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: WRUW Tuesday 02/02/2016   Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:29 pm

Well Heuer and Tag Heuer are the same company. Techniques d'Avant Garde the TAG in Tag Heuer was an automotive company (supplier to F1) and acquired them in the F1 days..then in LVMH bought them out. Rather than change the name back to Heuer, they kept TAG believing it was already too established to change. Now Tag Heuer markets watches under both names. The new vintage inspired watches all just say Heuer on them.




I will almost never say 'TAG' when referring to Tag Heuer...I feel the deep and storied history or the brand demands that I say Tag Heuer. (yes I am a fan-boy) 

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PostSubject: Re: WRUW Tuesday 02/02/2016   Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:46 pm

sixtysix wrote:
Well Heuer and Tag Heuer are the same company. Techniques d'Avant Garde the TAG in Tag Heuer was an automotive company (supplier to F1) and acquired them in the F1 days..then in LVMH bought them out. Rather than change the name back to Heuer, they kept TAG believing it was already too established to change. Now Tag Heuer markets watches under both names. The new vintage inspired watches all just say Heuer on them.




I will almost never say 'TAG' when referring to Tag Heuer...I feel the deep and storied history or the brand demands that I say Tag Heuer. (yes I am a fan-boy) 

Awesome info once again here Gary !!! Fantastic sir ! Smile

..Yup, I feel the same way about the 'TAG' vs. TAG Heuer thing too. It just feels right when you say the full name.
I bet even the company appreciates it !  

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