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Ok so I've worked for TAG now a while and noone can answer this question for me. Even asked JCB himself and he didnt have an answer so I'm asking the super enthusiast if they have any take on it. In TAG displays, the date is set to the 8th. Any ideas why? Any and all ideas are welcome. Thanks!
 

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Some brands like Renato always enlarge the 8 on the dial. i think it's something about having good luck or good fortune in some parts of the world.
 

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Heuer begins with an H that happens to be the eight letter in alphabet. ;-)

Googling the number eight in relations to symbol for infinity is worth a look too.
 

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8 is a sacred number, in many parts of the world.
a way to promise luck to the potential buyer of the watch ?
 

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As far as the catalogs, I just checked onthedash.com and all the Heuer Catalogs they list don't standardize the date at 8. The first occurrence is a TAG Heuer 1990 catalog where all dates show 8. My most recent catalog shows 8s as well.

My two guesses at this point are

TAG Heuer has 8 letters.

Perhaps the master Edouard Heuer was born on the 8th? I did a quick search and can't find any reference to his birthdate.

Cheers,

David
 

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I think it's because 8 is a large open number (not numerically but in the amount of space it takes up) so it fills the date window nicely for display without looking cluttered and it's round and friendly :)

I also think the infinity correlation has merit
 

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I think it's because 8 is a large open number (not numerically but in the amount of space it takes up) so it fills the date window nicely for display without looking cluttered and it's round and friendly :)

I also think the infinity correlation has merit
First off, I love ALL the responses and thank all of you for your input. Secondly Thwizzit, your idea was what most of us thought when we rack our brains about it on a slow night. o|
 

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I'd agree with the idea that "8" is the most graphical number..
 
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