Wah1010.ba0854 Review

August 29, 2014

Our Full Tagheuer Wah 1010 ba0854 Review

As our readers know, we love Tag watches. They are amongst our favorite brand.

  • The fact that they have been making high-end watches for over 150 years now shows.
  • They are constantly innovating and breaking the mold and they have defiantly done so with the Tagheuer Wah 1010 ba0854.

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Here is our overview.

  1. We have been careful not to let our love of all things Tag overwhelm us, so we cover the cons as well as the pros of this special edition Tag.
  2. Uppermost in our minds when writing this review is the fact that our readers need balanced reviews if they are to find the right watch for them at the right price.

 

Specifications for the Tag WAH 1010 Formula 1 Grande

Hand setup and display type – analog with a three-hand configuration

Luminous – hands and skeletal

Numerals – features Arabic quarter hour numbers as well as Arabic orb and baton hour markers

Type of bracelet – metal

Bracelet material – 22mm wide band made from brushed stainless steel, in silver

Clasp type – fold over clasp with built in safety feature

Face cover composition – scratch resistant sapphire crystal

Movement – Full spec Swiss quartz movement

Casing – stainless steel

Weight – 16ozs

Crown – screw down crown protected by two guards

Diameter of the case – 44mm

Thickness of the case – 13mm

Water resistance – resistant to water to a depth of 660ft (200 meters or 200 bars)

Shock resistant – yes

Bezel detail – unidirectional

Calendar feature – discretely placed date window

Other special features – exceptionally quiet movement

Warranty – contact Tag Heuer for details and see our note under pros

BA08548 Pros and Plus Points

  • Higher than normal level of water resistance – most other watches are only water resistant to a depth of 330 ft. This Tag beats that typical depth by a fact of 100%. You can wear it down to depths of 660ft. It is perfect for recreational scuba divers as well as those who like to wear a watch while snorkeling and swimming.
  • Tag wristwatches hold their value – most Tag Heuer watches hold their value well, and that appears to be the case with this model. There is a good chance that this model will turn out to be a classic, so in decades to come it should still have a good re-sale value.
  • Good reviews – the majority of the reviews we read for the BA08548 Tag were good. Most owners gave it maximum marks in the reviews that we read.
  • Price – owning a Tag is not easy, because they are at the top end of the market not everyone can afford them. We like them and think you get what you pay for. However, if you do not have a big budget affording a Tag is difficult. This one is far cheaper than their other models, so it represents especially good value for money. It is a great entry level Tag.
  • Warranty – with Tag timepieces, you get a good warranty, but it is not available to everyone. If this is important to you, we advise you to double check the terms and conditions of the warranty. Where you live in relation to where the retailer is based has a bearing on the conditions of the warranty.

Cons

  1. Not easy to find – this model was released in 2011 and was very popular. As a result, it is quite hard to find and buy new ones. However, we have found a good retailer who still has them in stock. Use the link below to be taken to their sales page.
  2. Low level of luminosityone reviewer found that when they were diving they were not able to read the time easily because the luminosity of the hands and numbers was too weak.
  3. Clasp too tight – the clasp on this watch is very good quality, but for those who are not used to a fold over clasp it can be tricky to operate. At first, it is a bit stiff and tight. Fortunately, this issue goes away after a couple of weeks of use.
  4. A little too heavy and chunky – one reviewer felt this watch was a little on the heavy side. This is a matter of personal taste. However, we mention it so you can consider it before you buy.

Our Verdict of the TAG Heuer Men’s Formula 1 Grande Watch

This beautiful, artfully designed watch is packed with high-end features. If someone in your family like F1, they are going to love this F1 tribute watch.

  • In fact, practically anyone is going to enjoy this top quality, stylish and practical watch.
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