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    New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Just received this diver todayt,

    those Tag Heuer with full luminous dial were issued to french Marine Nationale at the end of the 80's,

    enjoy !

    LAurent




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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Very nice Laurent.

    Can you tell us about this watch, and it's connection with MN. I've never heard of these being issued to MN. I've been doing some research into the TAG Heuer Spirotechnique in conjunction with the TAG Heuer brand heritage department, and this MN issue is news to me, so I'm intrigued!

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Very nice.

    Not forgetting MN Doxa's of course......
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Hello from France,

    there are not so many informations about those MN issued Heuer and Tag Heuer watches,

    they are all quartz movement and I have been told by an Ex Colonel that some were issued to Gendarmerie divers force in France,

    I have a few references about them in my Marine Nationale logbook,

    here you can see more examples, all within the 1988/1990 range,

    two Tag Heuer MN with different markings (the second one I sold some years ago has a marking similar as the ones we find on Auricoste Spirotechnique MN) and one Heuer issued to FAR (Force d'Action Rapide) :









    I saw one more Tag Heuer with MN XXXXX marking in Paris one month ago, directly coming from Brest arsenal; they ask 900 for it !

    By the way, there are more quartz diver watches issued to MN during the 80's, such as Luxia, Elvia or Le Forban,

    all of them should bear a special marking on the back,

    enjoy,

    Laurent

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Interesting Laurent, thanks mate, and enjoy it.

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Stewart, feel free to add my pictures to your Heuerville website if you want !

    ;)

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Beautiful watch! :blob:

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Good looking watch on the nato strap.

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent B
    Stewart, feel free to add my pictures to your Heuerville website if you want !

    ;)
    That's very kind of you Laurent. I generally only feature watches I own, but I'll bear it in mind if I do a piece on issued (TAG) Heuers.

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Excellent find and really nice watch! Congrats!

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Great looking watch, what is the movement?

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    It's a swiss made quartz movement (ESA or AS ?), nothing incredible, just a 80's movement...

    here a picture :


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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Yes, It's an ESA 536.121 (AS) - same m'ment that was in many of the early Quartz models.

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Interesting. Somebody should (could) write a book on MN watches 8)

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    Re: New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    It'd be a thick one. I'm starting to wonder if it would be easier to list the companies the MN didn't buy watches from! :lol:

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    New arriving : Tag Heuer Marine Nationale

    Really interesting and nice looking watches. Thanks for posting!

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