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2022 TAG Heuer Aquaracer GMT WBP2010.BA0632

  1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 13, 2022

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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 13, 2022

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  3. stevec14

    stevec14 Aug 13, 2022

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    I like a gmt and this is quite nice - albeit it has a touch of the grand seiko look about it. does this movement have a jumping hour hand?
     
  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 13, 2022

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  5. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 13, 2022

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    I would actually quite like it if it wasn't 43mm
     
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  6. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 13, 2022

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    I aint scared of nobody bruh, come at me
     
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  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 13, 2022

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    No, this is the same old Sellita.

    I think it looks nice too, but $4k for a Sellita ‘caller’ GMT is no longer viable as the Black Bay GMT is the same price, plus there are now true GMT movements in watches costing under $1000.
     
  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 13, 2022

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    Let me guess, 36mm and a Panda?
     
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  9. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 13, 2022

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    No, 36mm for a dive watch is definitely too small. 39mm is the sweet spot for me. Oh, and I don't like dive chronos either. :)
     
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  10. stevec14

    stevec14 Aug 13, 2022

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    Agreed - and the pro makes a pretty good case too. Having just returned from hols, it’s amazing how much easier using a true GMT movement is.
     
  11. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Aug 13, 2022

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    Not sure if I asked this already but can someone explain the difference in GMT mechanism, my Mont Blanc operates that hand with the winder in the ‘date’ position and moves in 1 hour jumps, turn it the other way the date changes, how does the other? work.
     
  12. stevec14

    stevec14 Aug 13, 2022

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    Have a look at this. Hopefully explains better than I likely could!
    https://oracleoftime.com/what-is-a-true-gmt/
     
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  13. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 13, 2022

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    I get the comparison with the Tudor Pro from a price/movement standpoint, but aesthetically they are completely different. I would consider the Aquaracer, I would never buy the Tudor, even if the movement is better. Seems to me people compare watches all the time without taking the looks into consideration... as if it doesn't matter what it looks like. I mean, I might choose a family car on spec, but not a watch.
     
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  14. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 13, 2022

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    Yours is a 'true' GMT with a jump-hour capability. The cheaper 'caller' GMTs have an independently-set GMT hand instead, so it takes more adjustment when you get off the plane.

    I agree to a point, except when it comes to complications like GMTs or calendars etc. where one is clearly superior to the other. I'd also expect lesser movements to carry lower price points, but on bracelet the Aquaracer is something like $100-150 more than a BB GMT.
     
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  15. stevec14

    stevec14 Aug 13, 2022

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    Well looks are subjective. I happen to think the pro looks better than the aquaracer gmt. The fact it then has a (supposedly) better movement and is lower in price is a bonus from my perspective.

    I generally don’t care about the movement - if a watch I want has a movement I don’t care for, it wouldn’t stop me buying it - but I do value things such as power reserves, especially on watches with date and GMT complications as they are a PITA to keep resetting. With a 60-80 hr reserve there’s more likelihood I’ll have worn it in those circumstances and therefore not have to do so.

    As I only have 4-5 watches - 2 of which are non date/ manual wind, it works for me.

    Once you get to a larger collection it becomes irrelevant anyway I guess.
     
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  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 13, 2022

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    Okay, so what I'm trying to get at is the Aquaracer is an ultra modern looking watch, whereas the Tudor is based on an old Rolex. I really don't like vintage inspired (which I know is a bit unusual in the watch world since that's what 'everyone' wants, hence the success of the BB/BB58/most successful Tudors), so for me there is no comparison since I wouldn't buy the Tudor even if it was half the price and twice as good. What can we compare the Aquaracer to that is ultra modern looking, Swiss and of comparable price and specs?
     
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  17. stevec14

    stevec14 Aug 13, 2022

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    Not sure about ultra modern, but what about the longines Zulu time?
     
  18. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 13, 2022

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    The BB Pro is inspired in design by a vintage piece, sure, but it doesn't really look or feel much like a vintage watch in the metal.
     
  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 13, 2022

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    Definitely not modern, it has fauxtina! This is the thing, TAG has very little direct competition when it comes to looks. Which is probably why they can get away with charging more. The other brands are competing more because they are operating in a similar aesthetic.
     
  20. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 13, 2022

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    Yeah comparing the Aquaracer with the nice moldy BB make a no sense.

    Aquaracer costs more cause it is a TAG Heuer. TAG Heuer is cool af and is an expensive brand to enjoy. Do most TAG buyers even know what Tudor is?