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  1. I had thought of that WRENCH in moving it on as the problems have taken the shine off it, from your experience what brands don't take the p!ss?
  2. I'll give LVMH another chance before doing as you suggest Igerswis and see what they have to say, last thing I want is to be accused of not giving them a fair chance to correct the problem if I complain to a high level.
  3. Returned for repair today, this is the watch JayDeep. https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/6211615/tag+heuer+carrera+men's+stainless+steel+bracelet+watch/?cmCat=OVM
  4. The watch in question is a new model, it's still in the shops. I'm dealing with LVMH at the moment as it's under warranty and there is no other option but after that has expired if there are any further issues I'll be looking elswhere, I'll also add I don't have full confidence in LVMH at the moment after speaking to them last time and especially now with this fault, I just hope they can restore that this time.
  5. I understand where your coming from Eski, my other watch is a Tag Heuer 2000 series quartz of 27 years old and has never given me a single problem and keeps excellent time.
  6. Tried that no difference, if it wasn't such an expensive watch it would have had the hammer treatment by now.
  7. Yes that's what's supposed to happen with the top button and it does but the reset pusher has no audible click and feels completely different when pressed to the stop start button.
  8. Yes I can stop the chronograph but the three timers (two small clocks and a large sweeping finger) will not zero, the small second hand clock works fine and is not affected.
  9. Yes I suppose I could have explained better, if I press the top button the chronograph starts, press it a second time and it stops, now if I press the reset button nothing happens, I don't get the audible click either. So basicaly the reset button is not working.
  10. It's failed again but a different issue, just been on holiday and on the first day I pressed the top push button probably for the first time in a couple of months and it worked fine, pressed the bottom one and nothing, no click and I can't stop the chronograph from running. Got home yesterday and contacted LVMH, very apologetic and they ask that I return it again which I will while it's still under warranty. I'll also add that while on holiday I visited Dubai for four days so got a chance to see their incredible copies or whatever they are called? Very tempting but I declined.
  11. We have two Tag automatics, mine keeps near perfect time but the wife's loses around 20 seconds a day, sent it back but on return I'd say it's still the same, bugs me but the wife isn't bothered.
  12. Here's me looking at one of the rotors from my Mazda RX3 rotary engine during the late 70's, there was noody more surprised than me when I put it all back together and it worked. LOL!
  13. I have a really good Nikon D3100 SLR, trouble is it won't fit into my pocket like my Samsung A5 does so it's now redundant, and why not when I can take holiday photos like this on my phone? Plus all the other advantages.
  14. And here is mine at Ferryside South Wales, well it's the wife's really.
  15. When I took early retirement I wanted a classic car but it had to fit in the garage, I thought the answer was an MG Midget so I bought a really good restored one and had it well over 12 months but it was hard work driving it, no power steering, no power brakes so poor braking performance, noisy, the wife wouldn't drive it and not much fun. So I sold it and bought a MK3 Mazda MX5 and haven't looked back since.
  16. Here is the Carrera Boots, it's 43mm dia so is quite big and chunky, seems to be very fashionable at the moment. https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/6211615/tag+heuer+carrera+men's+stainless+steel+bracelet+watch/?cmCat=OVM Also a pic of the Colant, sorry about the size of the pics. Hi, KO-81, yes it is a small world, we visit Carmarthen now and again.
  17. Thanks Boots, I've used the same picture hosting website, here are the Tag Heuer watches me and the wife own.
  18. Thanks for the welcome Boots, regarding getting my Grandfather's Colant Supermatic repaired, well to be honest it's a bit of a mess. What I didn't include in my first post was that my Father wore it for some time after I retired it and he wore it daily for work and to be blunt just didn't look after it, if I remember correctly when it stopped I was shocked at it's condition and just returned it to the drawer. I won't be spending money having it restored as it has no real money value just memories. Posting images? I've had a look and it's either too complicated as I can't see how it works to upload from my computer or as a newbie I'm not allowed just yet? Never had a problem on other forums though.
  19. I'm not going to push for the written explanation, too much hassle now, to be honest I was so relieved that they actually repaired it at no cost even though it's still under warranty after reading some horrendous negative reviews regarding owners being charged by LVMH while their watches are still under warranty, impact damage seems to be the most commonly used excuse for charging even though the owners strongly deny any wrong doing. Another thing I remember the LVMH person saying was that as Tag Heuer don't do a watch winder and so they couldn't recommend or comment on a brand and advised I wind it manually if not wearing it daily, when servicing comes around in a few years I will ask for advise on here.
  20. Thanks for all the comments and advice chaps, just love the watch face though and I can see the time, day and date plainly. I'll just put it down to bad luck then and keep in with this forum. As for it sitting in a shop window for a good time prior to buying I don't think this was the case as it was a recently released model. After spending so much on this watch I won't be buying another in the near future.
  21. You are right Sabailand it is a shame but for the first 18 months I did wear it everyday at some time, I never wound it by hand as I relied on the watch winder, except for when I was away on holiday and winding it by hand did give me some owner satisfaction. When it broke and I returned it to LVMH I was careful telling them how it had been looked after as not to incriminate myself, I had done everything by the book but I added I used the winder, anyway I'll wear it daily now as I've got another 12 months warranty and if it's to go wrong then hopefully it's within this period. I did ask LVMH to provide me with a written report as to why it failed but they phoned me instead explaining the lubricant issues so declined a written report, she just confused me with what had been done and I did feel I was being fobbed off at the time, very professionaly though. I dread to think of any repair cost once out of warranty, not a single issue with my quartze 2000 series over 27 years of ownership.
  22. As the title suggests do I regret buying an automatic? At the time of purchase I loved the look of the watch and still do a Tag Heuer CV2A1AB and I thought it was cool to own an automatic but after owning a quartze movement for about 27 years the daily winding of this one as I now don't wear it every day has taken some of the shine from owning it especially if I forget then it stops. I used a TIME tutelary watch winder for 18 months before I had an issue with the watch and returned it under warranty, it was sorted but LVMH in Manchester more or less told me not to use the watch winder, gave reasons along the line of it drying out the lubrication and that was the issue with the watch when one day it stopped and wouldn't wind. I find myself wearing my 27 year old Tag more than the new one now, lost a bit of faith in the new watch and brand and wonder should I have bought a quartze movement? Thoughts guys?
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