Hands on Review- TAG Heuer Microtimer

  • DC

    I should have added that in addition to the limited edition Micrograph (CS111B) there was also a special edition that was sold at the Paddock Club during the 2002 F1 Season. Apart from having the "Paddock Club" logo on the back, the watch was the same as the Limited Edition of 999 Micrograph

    The reference of the Paddock Club TAG Heuer Micrograph was CS111A

  • Daniel

    Out of curiosity, how well does the Microtimer wear on small and large wrists? I have been tempted by this watch several times but have always held back because it appears to wear larger than it is.

  • DC

    Hi Daniel, I guess its a case of trying one on and seeing how it feels. The watch is designed so that the case is a continuation of the strap- something that I think looks great.

    Most of the TAG ADs should have one in stock, so try it out and see if its what you're looking for.

    Cheers

    David

  • Rick

    Hi there,

    I recently bought a used microtimer paddock club, but I cannot get the light to work. I pushed all the right buttons (as in the mannual) but with no result.

    Anybody have an idea what could be the problem? All other functions including alarm work.

    Thanks for your help.

    Rick

  • DC

    Hi Rick,

    That's a tough one. I'd take it to an AD to double check that there isn't some trick that you're missing (which I doubt, as I don't remember there being any special way of turning on/ off the light)and if they can't help you I think you'll need to send it into TAG itself.

    Unfortunately when problems develop with quartz movements it's not as easy to repair as a mechanical movement.

    Good luck- and nice find to get the Paddock Club version.

  • Rick

    Thanks DC,

    I was informed today by the (authorised) repair service in Germany that some (early)models do not have the light function. Mine seems to have it, it just doesn't work. I may have to send it off or live in darkness…

    Best regards,

    Rick (NL)

  • Jay

    Hey,

    If the light isnt working its probably because the battery is dying.. if you see a flashing "bt" at the bottom right corner of the display that means the battery is out.

  • Rick

    Hi Jay,

    I thought of the battery, too, even though the bt wasn't flashing.

    I noticed that in the complete dark there was some trace of light visible….

    A new battery has added a little bit of extra light, but I figure it was much better when the watch was new..

  • Harry

    My Microtimer is also scratched,should I polish it, or leave it that way?

    Cheers,

    Harry

  • DC

    Harry, I think that a polish can be a good way of bringing back a watch to its "as-new" state- but they can also go terribly wrong and leave you with a real mess. The key is to find someone- probably TAG Heuer itself- who has polished these before and know how to do it properly. Don't give your watch to someone who will learn on the job at your risk and expense.

    David

  • tman

    Roughly how much do they cost? the Microtimer?

    The author mentioned that we are almost at the end of it's life cycle? Do they normally drop the price of thier watches coming close to the product ending cycle?

  • tman

    re above post, Microtimer men, no diamond

  • DC

    tman- not sure on price. I'm just speculating that its near the end of its life cycle because its been 8 years now…but I certainly haven't heard anything official.

    David

  • PJ

    I have a Micrograph paddock club version, how rare are they? Does anyone have any

    Info on this model as u can't find much online!

  • DC

    Hi PJ,

    Very rare….but I don't have a specific number. See my comment at the the top of this thread for more info.

    Cheers

    David

  • PJ

    Many thanks DC,

    I will keep the search going for more info on this watch.

    keep up the great work on this website.

  • PJ

    Hi DC

    would you know, if the paddock club version is rarer than the 999 limited edition

    of the micrograph CS111B?

    cheers

    PJ

  • PJ

    Hi DC / anyone,

    I have a Paddock club micrograph (CS111A) and would like to sell, can you recommend

    the best site to sell to a potential watch collector?

    many thanks

    PJ

  • DC

    Hi PJ,

    I'd try the Watchuseek sales forum or perhaps contact Morry at http://www.collectorstudio.com/

    They have a lot of F1 memorabillia and so might be interested.

    David

  • PJ

    Thanks for your help DC, much appreciated.

    PJ

  • Seth

    Out of my collection of 15 timepieces, this is hands down the most problematic watch I’ve ever owned. First and last Tag I’ll ever buy.

    • calibre11

      What were the issues Seth?

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