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Vintage Tag Heuer Watches

Tag Heuer can trace its origins to 1860 when a 20-year-old called Edouard Heuer opened a small workshop in Saint Imier, Switzerland. The company began as Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG, Switzerland.  

Edouard Heuer patented his first chronograph in 1882 and in 1887 patented an "oscillating pinion" still used by major watchmakers of mechanical chronographs. Heuer introduced its first wrist chronograph in 1914. Over the period from 1935 through the early 1940s, Heuer manufactured chronographs for pilots in the Luftwaffe, known as "Flieger" (pilot) chronographs. 

In the mid-1940s, Heuer expanded its line of chronographs to include two- and three-register models and a three-register chronograph that had a full calendar function (day/date/month). These vintage Tag Heuer watches are very much sought-after. 

From the 1950s to the 1970s, Heuers were popular watches among automobile racers, both professionals and amateurs. In the mid-1960s, Heuer partnered with Breitling and Hamilton (and in competition with Seiko and Zenith) to introduce the first automatic chronograph. In 1985, TAG Group purchased a majority stake in the company, forming TAG Heuer.

Buying vintage Tag Heuer watches from Vintage Watch Specialist

We buy and sell a variety of Tag Heuer watches including vintage and modern pieces. If you cannot find the specific model you are looking then please do get in touch as we often have watches that are not yet listed on the website. 

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