When my husband and I were engaged, we were both in need of new watches. We decided we wanted a matching set so we started looking around for some we could both agree upon. It was on a trip to Disney World that we found exactly what we wanted.
We were both Disney fans and love the look of Tag Heuer watches but the prices of the watches are so high. The most expensive watch I had ever owned cost $50.00. In the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney there is a section in the back of the store where they carry high end Disney jewelry and watches. Some of the items there are by famous designers that make special limited edition pieces just for Disney. There on display was a his and hers set of Tag Heuer watches that had a Mickey head on the face. There are only 615 of these watches that were made in both the men's and women's styles and each watch is numbered. We thought about the watches for the 2 days we were down at Disney but were having trouble justifying the $850.00 price tag for each watch. The last day we were there we went to see the watches again and we purchased them.
It's been almost 10 years now that I have worn this watch nearly every day and other than some dirt in the links of the band, the watch still looks brand new. I get compliments on it all the time. It is a beautiful time pieces and is now also considered a collectors item.
The features of the watch are:
- a 2 toned silver and gold linked band
- a white face with Tag Heuer logo, Mickey head and date display
- water resistant to 660 feet
- a unidirectional turning bezel
- a scratch resistant crystal
- luminous markings
- a double security clasp band
The only thing that I do not like about this watch is when it needs the battery changed. Because of the pressure seal that keeps the watch water resistant, the battery needs to be changed by someone who has been certified by Tag Heauer. The cost for this varies slightly by location but the average price is about $50.00. In 10 years I can only remember having to change them 2 or 3 times so that's not too bad.
I love my Tag and can't wait to get another one. This one has a sporty look to it and I would love to have one that is a little more dressy for special occasions.
Update On Feb 27, 2010: We have had these watches for over 10 years now and the only issue we have ever had with them was having to change the batteries. They are worn every day and show very little wear or scratches and I wish Tag Heuer would have made other styles of Disney watches so we could have them too.