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  1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 1, 2023

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    Listen to that silver dial, calling upon your soul.

    Why not compromise, get the silver sexy mega beauty Monaco Titan ::bleh::
     
  2. YG_Rulz

    YG_Rulz Jan 1, 2023

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    If you're interested in a Cal 11 Monaco Gulf, I've got one for sale. Selling it cheap (£4000 on Chrono24, or £3750 if full amount paid upfront) since I bought another one which is in warranty. Let me know if you'll be interested
     
  3. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 1, 2023

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    Some photos to help @McBeardy compare if the silver Carrera or a Monaco looks best

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    upload_2023-1-1_13-34-30.jpeg
     
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  4. YG_Rulz

    YG_Rulz Jan 1, 2023

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    Or a CBL 2114 Monaco Historique, there's somesilver there too ;)
     
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  5. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 1, 2023

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    Yes thats a really good one too!
     
  6. bpsmith

    bpsmith Jan 1, 2023

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    Those simple silver dial Carrera’s don’t tick any boxes for me…until you see them and there’s just something special about that crisp clean design.

    Certainly the better of the two for me in the above comparison.
     
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  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 1, 2023

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    Oh really I kinda like that quartz Gulf Monaco 24.
     
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  8. YG_Rulz

    YG_Rulz Jan 1, 2023

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    Quartz?
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 1, 2023

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    Look again, that ain't no Calibre 36 anything.
     
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  10. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 1, 2023

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    Are you implying I chose some shitter piece to make the comparison unfair. Oh no, I would never.
     
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  11. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 1, 2023

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  12. bpsmith

    bpsmith Jan 1, 2023

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    Looked again and, whilst I can see the attraction of the Monaco, I still prefer that Carrera.
     
  13. McBeardy

    McBeardy Jan 1, 2023

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    I agree in that.

    But for the modern McQueen (left hand crown) just about wins against the Carrera.

    The Titan Monaco & Carrera is a tough call
     
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  14. bpsmith

    bpsmith Jan 1, 2023

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    Agree. Titan Monaco is very nice too.

    I just didn’t get the Monaco, when first properly looking at watches of this magnitude, but it has really grown on me over the past 18 months.
     
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  15. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Jan 1, 2023

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    I'm 37, got mine last year, but had wanted a Monaco for 15+ years.
     
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  16. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 1, 2023

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    You may have missed @Aquagraph's meaning, that Monaco 24 Gulf is a fake. :whipped:
     
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  17. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 1, 2023

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    My apologies, I thought it was such obvious puke disaster of watch that it would be obvious to all.
     
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  18. bpsmith

    bpsmith Jan 1, 2023

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    I was trying to be polite, so as not to cause any offence, but clearly missed the point. I knew I hadn’t seen that one before, but was unsure whether it could have been a version before my time.

    The jokes on me clearly. lol

    EDIT: So glad I was honest about preferring the Carrera though. :)
     
  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 1, 2023

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    [​IMG]

    The genuine article, 2009.
     
  20. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 1, 2023

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    Before I knew anything about watches I saw and tried one on in Bicester village (it was about £7500, maybe 10 years ago). The salesman told me the date was the hours for the chronograph... the staff in those days was pretty bad.