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  1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Dec 15, 2021

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    I have not read or heard that it has been updated. Easiest thing is probably if you just ask a boutique to confirm with TAG on whether any improvements have been made. Personally I doubt it but you never know!
     
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  2. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Dec 15, 2021

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    Good idea. I’ll confirm with them whether only the 3mm clasp(s) have the little “closing knobs”…
     
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  3. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Jan 8, 2022

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    OK, so here's an update from myself after I’ve been eventually able to stop over at the TH boutique in Geneva (Very welcoming reception, btw., as usual). Among the Heuer-signed folding clasps, they only had the 5042 in store (on a Cal.11 Monaco), but that was enough for me to conclude that:
    - 5042 looks indeed a bit flimsy. Actually, despite being designed for the same (?) type of straps (22 or 20/ 18/ 2mm) it looked flimsier than my “standard” (= TH shield-branded) 5037, which I wore on my wrist today (with a Cal.16 Carrera);
    - 5042 and 5037 do indeed use the same, “expansion-type” click mechanism;
    - By opposition (and even though I didn’t see it in the flesh) the “Heuer” 5049 can only be more appealing (more “material” and [presumably] different, peg-based click mechanism - although personally I haven't experienced any problems with the “expansion” ones so far);
    - Prices in CH: 90 CHF for 5042 vs. 115 CHF for 5049.

    Bottomline: I'll go with the 5049 and the strap from WSW that's designed for it. All things considered, that should be the one that goes best with a Vintage Autavia Viceroy anyways (due to its grained leather):
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    https://www.watchstrapworld.com/20-...birthday-edition-carrera-model-no-cv2119.html
     
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  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 8, 2022

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    The cal11 Monaco uses the 5042? :eek: Damn shame to have such shitty clasp on the Monaco. I thought the Monaco had a 3mm clasp like the 5049 or similar