That’s a nice one. I couldn’t depart with mine either. I just restored it with new midcase and clasp. It’s just like 2002 vintage new.. Great time pieces. And go Räikkönen or Bottas.
I was mainly going off of the plastic wrap on the bracelet, and the box . But now that I took more time to look into it, you can see the differences in the watch. The tag heuer badge logo. The letters are too fat. You can tell with the G, as it has much less gray inside of it. The bezel numbers also look wrong. Like they were filled in with a cheap silver paint. The 12 marker appears to have too much white inside of the red. All the red also looks too dark, but that could jsut be the lighting. Granted, a lot of it is hard to tell as there is too much glare on the watch.Well, mine's from 2008 and the minute and hour hand look similar.
If it's counterfeit as you're suggesting and copied off another piece, what sort era was the original made
You must have some really good watches if that one's going to be sacrificed.