Wrist Game or Crying Shame

Waaaaay back in 1984 – the year Mary Lou Retton tore up the Olympics in L.A. – Heuer was still a thing and they plopped a dive watch into its catalog called the Super Professional. From a brand that had been making some barely warmed-over quartz crap divers and other things masquerading as Rolex Sub knockoffs, the Super Pro was a serious departure. Armed with a front-loading case, a bezel that looks like it could, and happily would, kick the ass out of Jaws, this diver was good down to 1000 meters. Whether in stainless, stainless with 80’s (aka, sexy) gold bezel, or ultra-rare PVD, the Super Professional was ready to take on whatever came its way. A short year later, in ’85, the watch became the TAG Heuer Super Professional and it soldiered on until the millennium as the 840.006. After Y2K, it grew slightly to 43mm in diameter and became the WS2110. Eschewing battery power, the Super Professional sported an ETA 2892… More here.

It’s not terrible and it would be different. I think I get the point of the article here.



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