Saturday, 21 October 2017
A WONDERFUL SURPRISE GIFT: TAG Heuer Watch Travel Case
You may remember my recent post about my visit to Cheshire Oaks and my subsequent email to TAG about the excellent customer service I received from Joe. Well, first off I got an automated reply and then an email from someone thanking me and telling me they had forwarded my email to the relevant department. Truth be told I didn't really expect to hear much more, after all TAG Heuer is a big company, I just hoped that the message would get back to Joe's boss and of course to Joe himself. However, the very next day I got a very nice email thanking me for taking the time to write and telling me that Joe was very pleased with my email.
It further transpired that TAG were aware of my blog (and of course the Calibre 11 forum) and I was told that there was something in the post for me to thank me for my loyalty to the brand. I didn't really know what to expect, I thought maybe a cap, or a mug, I really didn't have a clue...?
The next day I got home to find a card from the post office saying they had something for me, but it was too late and so I had to wait another day to get my parcel. Inside I found a box wrapped up in TAG Heuer wrapping paper (secured with TAG branded tape!) and when I opened it I found a black box with the TAG Heuer logo on it. I still didn't have a clue what it was, so I opened it and found that they had sent me a very nice TAG Heuer travel case.
I really didn't expect anything like that, and I really love it. It's beautifully made and very clever in it's design. The watch cushion is held in place by four press-studs which disengage reasonably easily (but not too easily, obviously) to enable you to remove and fit the watch. Once refitted inside the watch is held very securely and I would have no concerns about using this to transport any of my watches. Indeed I will probably take this with me when I go to Geneva next year to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary.
I'm not entirely sure if this case is (or has ever been) commercially available, I've certainly never seen it for sale and since TAG seem to be discontinuing all their accessories I presume this won't be available for much longer either (?). If anything, this now really makes me want a TAG wallet, so I might have to take a trip to Bicester pretty soon and get myself one, and maybe a belt as well!
So I have to say a huge thanks to Carly at TAG Heuer for a lovely gift and for taking as interest in my little blog, it's very much appreciated.