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2015 TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11- CAW211P

  1. RushDom

    RushDom Sep 21, 2022

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    What is the latest status of your Speedy vs Monaco dilemma McBeardy? Have any other contenders entered the fray?
     
  2. McBeardy

    McBeardy Sep 21, 2022

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    Still pretty much those forerunners. Although the recent price increase in the Speedy has pushed this slightly further away (& the possibility of less discount). The Speedy seems a bit more 'heirloom' & classic/ versatile.

    However the Monaco (as much as my other half hates it) just kinda sings to me, the style, looks, slightly odd, blue, bi-complex. Just hoping the Monaco doesnt have another increase before I order, also like to buy new, but RRP is crazy for the movement, would like to get at least 10% off RRP. (I'm dealing with Goldsmiths where I bought my BB58, my other half Tudor & will pick up my dad either a Seiko or Doxa from them, hoping this gives some discount my way).

    Only other 2 watches that have slightly swayed me, Cartier Santos de Cartier in the 35mm size, but lack of lume on the hands ruins it, if I could retro fit the hands from the larger blue face model - maybe.

    When I tried the Rolex Explorer 36mm on, I was blown away, but I'm not playing the AD games.

    If I can pick up an Oris 65 (og big numeral version) or Aquaracer WAN2110 cheap enough, then they could also be bought, wouldn't mind a cheap beater to give the BB58 some rest.

    Unless Oris release a blue dial calibre 400 I like, or Tudor come out with something unexpected then they could make the list. But as it stands 80% Monaco, 20% Speedy.

    Which ever one I get, the other will be my 40th (all going well). I'd love the Monaco to get the 'Calibre 11' but I do prefer the square case rather than rectangle, and current pushers look more pleasing to my eye than the round pushers.

    I did forget the Grey Man Carrera has caught my eye, whilst not enough to displace the Monaco or Speedy, enough that it could come in later next year (if finances work out well). Some say mall watch/ run of the mill. I think it's a safe classic design that can be dressed up and not cost a fortune a la DateJust.
     
  3. RushDom

    RushDom Sep 22, 2022

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    @McBeardy interesting! Good to hear the Monaco is still in contention. What do you think of the H02 version out of interest? Suspect you could grab a bigger discount on one of these.

    I also am a fan of the standard three hand Carrera - it’s a really elegant watch and far nicer than I ever thought it would be. Do you like the elegant Carrera chronograph from the same family? I tried the grey dial (anthracite) version on recently at an AD and it was absolutely stunning. Beautiful proportions
     
  4. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 22, 2022

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    You might need to wait a while, but I would have thought it not completely impossible to think you might get a 36mm Explorer from an AD. Maybe I'm wrong.
     
  5. McBeardy

    McBeardy Sep 22, 2022

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    Like the bracelet and how they've incorporated the running seconds and 12hr counter, but the thickness I'm not keen on, & visually prefer the horizontal markers and crown on the left.

    Not tried on the elegant Carreras but visually the look good, maybe a tad too large with no bezel feature.
     
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  6. McBeardy

    McBeardy Sep 22, 2022

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    I did register my interest a few months back, with the local Mappin & Webb, but felt it wasn't taken seriously. They messed my mate round big time for the new Air King and he had the money ready to spend. If I get the call, I'll decide, if not I'm not overly fussed.

    The new no date Sub, (or a 14060m 2liner) I'll be more excited and up for, but I have my BB58 & cannot justify their current prices. Even if they both turn my head!

    Was looking at prices of the Sub back in 2008, when I had an abundance of spare cash and less worries, wished I picked one up then, rather than buying a 2nd vintage car (Damn VW Notchback) Oh well we live and learn
     
  7. Yago

    Yago Sep 22, 2022

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    Even a 36mm DJ is impossible these days without history. I was told a sea dweller was pretty obtainable, a wait less than 2 years. My sub will take longer than that :rolleyes:
     
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