Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300m Review

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Some days ago, we reviewed some Tag Heuer Automatic Chronograph watches. We review them because Tag Heuer is the first watch factory who made automatic chronograph. Years after the first release of the automatic chronograph, Tag Heuer has been considered as high quality and new innovation watch maker. This time, let’s us have a look at Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300m Diving watch collection.

Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300m is an update and restyle watch based on their original Tag Heuer Aquaracer series. There is a diving watch series under Tag Heuer Aquaracer that supports 500m water resistant, called Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500m. Compare to Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500m, Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300m is lighter and smaller.

It is not easy to pick a watch you like, it happens many times that you like the watch design but you find that it is either too heavy or too light, and it is not suitable to put it on your wrist. Introducing Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300m and Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500m at the same time is a smart move. This allows people to choose either a lighter 300mm watch or a heavier 500m watch.

Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300m

Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300m is a classic diving watch. It is not like those “so-call“ diving watch with the style but not the real diving function. The crown of the watch is screw down and the bracelet has wet suit extension. They are standards for a real diving watch. The watch is thin and modest sizing (automatic watches standard). The color of the watch is either blue (model: WAN2111) or black (model: WAN2110). Both of them are good as the face color get a good contrast with the watch information. In order words, you can read the time and date easily.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Face

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Face

Dial
The dial is nice and pretty, it is polished nicely. The markers have chrome borders that match well with the hands. The date window is at 3 o’clock with a thin border around it. The background of the date window is white and the text is black in color. You can read the date information easily. However, the date window is not that big, it would be better if the date can be bigger.

The crystal of the watch is scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It is a standard for luxury watches. The crystal is anti-reflective.

Bezel
The bezel, one of the most important feature for diving watch, is unidirectional. It is a standard configuration for a diving watch. The bezel is marked with clear and large minute indicators. This allows people to measure the time under the water. This can be achieved by rotating the bezel until the 60mintues indicator points to the minute hand. Then, you can read the time elapse by reading from the bezel minute markings. The unidirectional bezel is 120 clicks. It is sturdy and light.

Case
The case of the watch is 41.5mm and 12mm thick stainless steel. It is polished nicely. It looks shiny silver in the light. The watch is lighter and smaller compare to Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500m.  The curved lugs provide a good fit on the wrist. Wearing this watch is comfortable.

Movement
Most of the 3 hands Tag Heuer automatic watch is using Calibre 5 automatic movement. This watch is the same. Tag Heuer automatic Calibre 5 movement is an enhanced movement based on ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW20. The time is accurate. It is round +- 2 second per day. Please be reminded that you cannot compare the accuracy between automatic watch and quartz watch. For quartz watch, you don’t need to adjust the time for months. For automatic watch, you may need to adjust your watch for accuracy every week or month, depending on your tolerance on the time correctness.

TAG Heuer Calibre 5 Movement

TAG Heuer Calibre 5 Movement

Chronograph
If you are looking for chronograph watch with diving design and feature, you can have a check on Tag Heuer Aquaracer Chronograph CAN1010 or CAN1011. The movement of them are Swiss quartz. So, if you like your time absolute accurate, Tag Heuer Aquaracer Chronograph can be considered.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Chronograph

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Chronograph (Quartz Movement)

Comparison

Tag Heuer Aquaracer Automatic

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Tag Heuer Aquaracer Automatic

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Tag Heuer Aquaracer Chronograph

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Tag Heuer Aquaracer Chronograph

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Model# WAN2110.BA0822 WAN2111.BA0822 CAN1010BA0821 CAN1011BA0821
Crystal Sapphire Sapphire Sapphire Sapphire
Case Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel
Dial Black Blue Black Blue
Water resistance 300m 300m 300m 300m
Case diameter 41.5mm 41.5mm 45mm 45mm
Case thickness 12mm 12mm 13mm 13mm
Band material Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel
Movement Automatic Automatic Quartz Quartz
Date Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chronograph No No Yes Yes
Unidirectional Bezel Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Conclusion

Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300m is available in black and blue. Tag Heuer is a respected Swiss watchmaking and it is well known. Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300m is charm and nice. It is a solid diving watch with reasonable size for every day usage. It is a good alternative for Omega Seamaster or Rolex Submariner. Go to your local dealer to have a look or check it out in Amazon here.