I like this TAG – the size is right, and the white dial gives it that understated look.
Benjamin sent it in, and it’s in need of a service.
This doesn’t look good, indeed.
TAG, as lots of other manufacturers, uses the ETA2824-2, the workhorse of the Swiss watch industry. It’s a great movement, and with its 28,800 bph, a very exact one.
You have a little customisation here, with the TAGHeuer engraved onto the rotor. Probably done at the ETA factory 😉
The mainspring looks a bit tired.
And not only is it tired, it has a kink, and it’s not flat.
I take the movement apart and clean everything.
The case straight out of the ultrasonic cleaner.
And you can see how even the hidden nooks and crannies are nice and clean.
The usual suspects get epilame treatment.
The new mainspring goes into the barrel.
And the base movement is ticking again.
This looks infinitely better than before, and that’s why I love the 2824-2. Incredible performance at a reasonable price.
The auto winder bridge back in.
And the bottom plate assembled.
The dial and hands go back on.And the movement goes back into the case. I waterproof test, and all is well.