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TAG Heuer 844/5 Auto Diver

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TAG Heuer 844/5 1000 Series Diver. 200m. Automatic ETA 2872. c1985-90. Oversized 42mm case.

This model was one of first released under the TAG Heuer name in 1985 just after TAG acquired Heuer. It is essentially a Heuer 844 with an updated logo. This was the last of the famous 844 automatic series of models, and therefore the only TAG Heuer signed version. It was classed as being in the 1000 series, a numbering system that TAG Heuer inherited from Heuer. TH continued to use this system, with the 1500, 2000 etc series.

It’s a classic icon of the dive watch world, it is wonderfully proportioned with it’s 42mm case, 44 including the crown. It’s clean design allows it to sport different look, from the standard steel bracelet to the most colourful of NATO straps, it just look cool. It has that bulletproof’ go anywhere, do anything’ feel to it, driven by the tough and high performing 25 jewel ETA 2872. The only thing cooler is it’s earlier Heuer brothers.

Seen here in the 1990 TAG Heuer catalogue on OTD

Written by Heuerville

August 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm

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  1. Is this watch for sale? Thanks.


    March 21, 2013 at 4:45 am

  2. I have 0ne that I bought in 1981 new its in mint condition only wore it a few times it looks like it just came out of the display case iam selling it but not sure of the value its the professional 200 meter automatic 844/5 I have the papers and box for it. My email is jackshad@yahoo.com.


    March 1, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    • Hi Gary, have you still got this available?


      July 21, 2018 at 7:27 am

  3. I have tried without succes to get a replacement insert for my much loved 855/5 as the original has a lot of wear.Can any one help!

    Colin Trundley

    January 4, 2016 at 8:26 am

    • Sorry cant help I sold mine which was like new


      January 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm

  4. Does any one know where i can get a replacement bezel insert for my Tag Heuer 844/5 Automatic?

    Colin Trundley

    January 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

    • Colin, there isn’t a go-to place to buy these, you’ll need to source one from the secondhand market.


      January 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

  5. I am desperatly trying to find a replacement bezel insert for my Tag heuer 844/5 .Can any one help or is this a lost cause?

    Colin Trundley

    March 14, 2016 at 11:26 am

  6. Very nice photos of an iconic watch. I’m just waiting for a 844/3 to arrive and already looking for original accessories. Could you point me in a good direction to find original tropic straps for sale?

    Thank you in advance,


    April 6, 2016 at 5:40 pm

  7. Hi
    I have a Heuer 844 Monnin “Professionel” Quartz owned from new, 42mm case, number 3648 with Catherdral hour hand, red 24 hour numerals,
    Bought 1974/75, running fine up until the last battery ran out. Fair to good condition.
    Any advice where I can have it valued or sell it?
    many thanks


    September 9, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    • Graham,
      1974/75 sounds a little early, but I’m happy to be wrong. (Earliest catalogues show it at 1979)
      It sounds like it’s not running right now, I would get a new battery fitted to conclusively show that it is still running.
      I would seek advise on the Heuer forum, with plenty of photos, as it’s impossible to accurately value without knowing the condition. You can then list it there for sale.


      September 9, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      • Hi
        Thanks for the quick response.
        I was born 1954 and girl freind /wife bought it for me when I was 20/21 possibly 22, divorced at 23 so 1974
        to 1975. Bought in Beckenham Kent, the shops long gone, unfortunately no paperwork. I bought her a Heuer
        the year before.
        I will take some photographs and take your advice.
        Many thanks


        September 9, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      • Graham,
        That’s very interesting, possibly one of the earliest Heuer divers then! Share that info with the Heuer forum, it will add to the value of the watch.


        September 9, 2017 at 9:19 pm

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