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Same types. But the bezel / case / back aren't interchangeables from a "/1" to a regular.

Edit: the real name for your watch is "Specialist Series - 1500 GMT".
Happy to chime in here.

The 1991 TAG Heuer Dealer Catalog and Price List refers to this watch as Specialist - GMT. I have never seen the terms 1500 and GMT used together in any TAG literature.

The case & most of the dial design are virtually identical to the 1500 Oversize, though.

Cheers,

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Hello David,

Happy to chime in here.

The 1991 TAG Heuer Dealer Catalog and Price List refers to this watch as Specialist - GMT. I have never seen the terms 1500 and GMT used together in any TAG literature.

The case & most of the dial design are virtually identical to the 1500 Oversize, though.
I don't know what the 1991 catalog said, but my 2014 Tag extranet says so ;-)

 

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I'm also curious about the model numbers that end in a hyphen. I have a Tag Carrera WAR211a-0. I've seen pictures of other watches that are WAR 211b-2. I know the a and b represent black and grey faces. I can't figure out what the hypen represents. Any ideas?

I would like to revisit the topic of suffixes at the end of the model no. (e.g. -0 or -1)

Could this suffixes also give an indication to the age of the watch? i.e. watches with -1 newer than -0, and -0 newer than no suffix

I have come across watches of the same model and same bracelet / strap but one has a suffix and one doesn't, e.g. CL1110-1 vs. CL1110
 

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Great Post.....But now im worried about mine. I have a F1 Chrono CAC1112 with the red face. But my serial starts with CQ####
There seems to be no reference to the second letter being "Q" which is on mine.
Does anyone else have a F1 chrono CAC1112 with a Q as the 2nd letter?

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Great Post.....But now im worried about mine. I have a F1 Chrono CAC1112 with the red face. But my serial starts with CQ####
There seems to be no reference to the second letter being "Q" which is on mine.
Does anyone else have a F1 chrono CAC1112 with a Q as the 2nd letter?

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The serial number does not relate to the reference code. It is competely unique.
 

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As you seem to have noticed, W is for WATCH, C is for CHRONO. the next one or two letters represent the series : Carrera, Monaco, Aquaracer, etc. It used to be two letters and four numbers. Now it's three letters and four numbers. The first letter is, as I said, Watch or Chrono. The next represent the series. The first number is the movement, the next is the size. The third is the finish (stainless steel, gold plated, solid gold, etc..), the last number is any variation the model may have.
Indeed. V = Carrera as per the PDF posted up-thread, but 'AR' and 'AS' also seem to be used for Carrera too.

I have recently worked out that '8' represents a titanium case and '9' represents carbon matrix composite for the 3rd digit after the letters.

I can't understand the use of '0', 'A' and 'B' for the size, when they are all used for 43mm diameter watches except for the new Heuer 01 which uses 'A' and is 45mm. Where's the freaking logic people??? lol!

Otherwise, 'C' seems to be 45mm diameter.
 

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I'm also curious about the model numbers that end in a hyphen. I have a Tag Carrera WAR211a-0. I've seen pictures of other watches that are WAR 211b-2. I know the a and b represent black and grey faces. I can't figure out what the hypen represents. Any ideas?
My guess is that number after the hypen, if it exists, is the production run.
 

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My guess is that number after the hypen, if it exists, is the production run.
Or it could be a small variation of the same model.
 

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Great post. What puzzles me is that this system seems to yield very few combinations and a single reference may apply to many different models.

For example, any F1, chrono, quartz, stainless steel, gents, with a black dial should bear the same reference number even though they may be different watches.

For me this is more like a family/subfamily indication than a unique reference number.

Just my two cents.
 

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Yes great post. I'm confused too...And reading previous post confuses me even more haha

My understanding for 2000 Series was number after hyphen (-0, -1, -2) was used to identify a different dial color from its original color. For example a CK1112-0 was a watch produced with a blue dial (CK1112) then dial got replaced for a black one (dial from a CK1110)

Also based on my understanding, -R meant repaired, -R-1 meant repaired once, -R-2 meant repaired twice...

Finally I though all number or/and letter added on back case were based on watchmaker professional ethics behavior. Some modification are written down by watchmaker, some not.

I may also be totally wrong... but logic behind my understanding allows me, when it's illogical or when I don't understand, to blame it all on the watchmaker professional ethic haha
 

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Great post. What puzzles me is that this system seems to yield very few combinations and a single reference may apply to many different models.

For example, any F1, chrono, quartz, stainless steel, gents, with a black dial should bear the same reference number even though they may be different watches.

For me this is more like a family/subfamily indication than a unique reference number.

Just my two cents.
The 4th number is the unique reference, so in your example you would have CAC111X, where X could be 0-9 for 10 different models.
 

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I wonder if there is any info on my chrono. The first part was decipherable thanks to the PDF posted earlier, but my number is a bit different.

CV2010 i get, but mine is CV2010-3 under that is ERQ8230, and i cannot find a thing on it.

Ideas?
The bolded text, above, is your unique serial number and is not part of the reference.
 

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Indeed. V = Carrera as per the PDF posted up-thread, but 'AR' and 'AS' also seem to be used for Carrera too.

I have recently worked out that '8' represents a titanium case and '9' represents carbon matrix composite for the 3rd digit after the letters.

I can't understand the use of '0', 'A' and 'B' for the size, when they are all used for 43mm diameter watches except for the new Heuer 01 which uses 'A' and is 45mm. Where's the freaking logic people??? lol!

Otherwise, 'C' seems to be 45mm diameter.
I can add that a '7' in the first number position, for movement, represents the electro-mechanical Calibre S.
 

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I've updated the PDF that was posted earlier on in this thread with the additional information in my posts. See attached.
 

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Mystery of the hyphen after model number comes to an end, stumbled upon it while reading an article on the new HEUER 01 movement.

"The TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer-01 is a development of the Calibre 1887. We know that TAG Heuer has continued to evolve and improve the 1887 since it’s launch in 2010, and we’re now on the 4th generation of the Carrera 1887 (denoted by the “-4” suffix on the model reference). The key dimensions of the movement are unchanged (still 39 jewels; still 50 hours power reserve), but we do have some cosmetic changes, such as the Red column wheel, a new skeleton weight and chronograph bridge."

Here is the article for anyone interested:
http://www.calibre11.com/first-look-2015-tag-heuer-carrera-heuer-01/
 

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Happy to chime in here.

The 1991 TAG Heuer Dealer Catalog and Price List refers to this watch as Specialist - GMT. I have never seen the terms 1500 and GMT used together in any TAG literature.

The case & most of the dial design are virtually identical to the 1500 Oversize, though.

Cheers,

David
Here you go. b-)
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