Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine surprise!

It's been a while since I've had an incoming post. With numerous expenses occurring in the last one year, it's been difficult for me to save up for a new wife however was! And when I reached back home from work on Valentine's day she presented me with a watch that was sitting on my wish list for a while now! It was truly a wonderful surprise :)
The watch I'm talking about is the Tag Heuer F1 WAH1011.BT0717 and my first impression was that it's built like a tank! The construction is solid and as expected, there is no play in any of the parts. It feels ready to take whatever you can throw at it and it's also rated at 200M water resistant(though I plan to treat mine with a lot of TLC). Here are a few quick pics:

Tag Heuer F1 (WAH1011.BT0717)

You just can't go wrong with a white dial!

The 'Tag Heuer' name embossed on the side, though a bit flashy, looks quite nice

Chunky, but easy to use crown, bearing the Tag Heuer emblem

The dial is extremely easy to read and I love the black sub dial which houses the seconds hand and the date window, though the date may not so legible at times. The time is easy to read in the dark as well, purely due to the reason that the entire dial is luminous! The hands and dial have different lume colors, with the dial being blue and the hands green (sorry for forgetting to take a pic of that!)
Though the case measures 44mm, it wears much smaller on my 7" wrist. I guess this could be due to the black bezel, as opposed to a steel one. The rubber strap is comfortable on the wrist, though I have to admit, there is a lot of friction between the strap and the loop, which can, at times, make putting the tail though the loop a bit of a pain. That being said, it's one of the most comfortable straps I've worn so far :)
I feel it's a great watch for the money, and even better when you get is as a gift! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who's had their eye on one :)


Sundeep said...

Awesome present. That Tag and Seiko SNGZ17K are the ones high on my list. I like the Tag Heuer writing on the side. The lume is also good on the Tag. All in all great gift and enjoy and wear it in good health. Hope my GF is reading this:)

Bio said...

Thanks Sundeep! And good luck ;)