Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Repair

Tag Heuer in its modern form was established in 1985, though the Heuer company has existed since 1860. Watches are produced both with quartz and automatic movements in a variety of different models including the Aquaracer, Kirium, Formula 1, Link, 2000 Series and Carrera.

As a Tag Heuer Authorised Workshop we are able to repair almost any Tag Heuer watch. We are able to obtain genuine Tag Heuer parts direct from the manufacturer to repair many different faults with these watches.

This particular Tag Heuer is a vintage quartz chronograph Formula 1 model from the mid-90s. It arrived to us in poor condition, with a missing top chronograph pusher, completely worn bezel and lume missing from the minute hand.

To restore it back to a good standard we first completely stripped the watch down, removing the bezel, pushers, movement, glass and seals. We then gave the case parts a thorough ultrasonic clean to remove years of dirt and debris which had primarily built up underneath the bezel.

Once the re-usable case parts are clean we can begin the restoration work. To remove the broken pusher part we used our Horia 2015 multi-functional tool. This is a fantastic piece of kit and allows us to safely drive out the broken pusher tube. We can the use it again to fit the replacement.

Now we turn our attention to replacing all the seals. With every seal swapped out and the glass and case back refitted, we can temporarily refit the crown and check for water resistance in the pressure testing machine. This way, if anything needs further attention we don’t need to remove the movement, as it hasn’t been refitted yet.

With a pressure test pass, we’re confident everything is in good shape so we can proceed with the rest of the work.

We remove the four central hands and replace the hour and minute hand. Once the hands are refitted we can fit a new battery and case up the movement, before finally fitting the brand new bezel to finish everything off.

The final task is a pressure test before we put this excellent Tag Heuer Formula 1 watch on test for to confirm timekeeping and functionality, prior to collection by our client. It’s now ready for many more years of reliable service.

Yours sincerely

David Clark FGA DGA MJVA PJDip. PJGemDip.

Managing Director, JVA Registered Valuer®

W.E. Clark & Son Limited