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  1. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 11, 2023

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    I figure we could use a thread where we can share crazy deals some of us might want to bite on. This would be a great place for the Watchfinder sales and such so they're easy to find.

    And I've got a crazy one to start! :D
     
  2. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 11, 2023

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    Posted in a trustworthy FB group of dealers.
    Monaco Dark Lord Special Edition for $5300 US plus shipping - mad cheap IMO.
    Glad to make an intro if you're interested!

    (NOTE: No affiliation to seller. Please do your due diligence, even if this is a high-trust group!)

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  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Dec 12, 2023

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  4. bpsmith

    bpsmith Dec 12, 2023

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    That’s interesting @Aquagraph as I have contemplated selling mine again, price dependent.
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Dec 12, 2023

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    But, I thought you loved it again?
     
  6. bpsmith

    bpsmith Dec 12, 2023

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    Still think it’s great but just doesn’t draw me in like it used to for some reason. Might be the time of year, who knows?

    Although maybe it’s a a long time investment now that TAG Heuer are crushing it.
     
  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Dec 12, 2023

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    Oh for sure.
     
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  8. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 12, 2023

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    This is really interesting. A small auction house is offering what appears to be a Calibre 5 module for the Connected. Or it might be the mythical Calibre 5 'end of life upgrade' watch? Either way I don't think I've ever seen one offered.

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  9. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Dec 12, 2023

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    I think I already mentioned that before around here, but TH themselves sell off the 44mm H02 Carreras being replaced by the TH-02 ones through their outlets. I’ve seen the green one (with steel bezel) like this for 4.4k EUR in Roermond. Not necessarily cheaper than grey market, I guess, but with cast-iron provenance.

    And there’s always some skeleton ones for even a little bit cheaper…
     
  10. dtf

    dtf Dec 12, 2023

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    Try eBay. They both turn up. A quick skim looks likes I can get a calibre 5 connected module for $1000-1500 delivered before Christmas, but I’ve seen them with lugs and strap in that price range. Been tempted tbh although 45mm is a touch large.
     
  11. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 12, 2023

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    It'll be interesting to see where this goes, then. Starting bid is $10 as usual
     
  12. dtf

    dtf Dec 12, 2023

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    Looking at the picture, that is the elusive ‘connected to eternity’ watch for the first generation connected, which seems to be rarer than the calibre 5 module. You can tell by the lack of plastic top and bottom of the dial.
     
  13. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Dec 12, 2023

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    Exactly, this is the Carrera Calibre 5 (46 mm) exchange watch (SAR2A80) for first TAG Heuer Connected generation (E1) after two years of ownership. It was the first 'Connected to Eternity' program, followed by the 45 mm mechanical modules (Calibre 5, Calibre 16, and Heuer 02T) and the 41 mm mechanical module (Calibre 5) for E2 Modular 45 and 41.

    More details of this watch here:
    https://tagheuerforums.com/threads/carrera-connected-calibre-5-exchange-watch-sar2a80.38252/

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  14. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 13, 2023

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    How many of these do we think were sold originally? Don't see many at all
     
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  15. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Dec 13, 2023

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    I have no idea ::confused2::

    Anyway I would always choose the (E2) 'Connected to Eternity' program with the Calibre 5 Modular 45 mechanical module vs this (E1) exchange watch, because:

    - I prefer the black ceramic (polished finish) bezel of the Modular 45 Calibre 5 mechanical module

    - I prefer the 45mm size (already quite big) of the mechanical module vs the 46mm of the exchange Calibre 5

    - I prefer the mechanical module because is Modular, and you can combine it with four different types of lugs and with many different Modular straps and bracelets (28 in total). The 46 mm exchange watch only fits the original black rubber strap.
     
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  16. dtf

    dtf Dec 14, 2023

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    How does the 45mm calibre 5 wear?

    The only pluses I see for the 46 are it’s the original connected to eternity concept, rarity and not having the plastic bits top and bottom of the module.
     
  17. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 14, 2023

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    Looking at them both I am drawn to neither, but I like the standard lugs of the exchange watch. Means you can play with straps outside of TAG's pre-ordained options
     
  18. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 14, 2023

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    $3k (!) on Reddit. I want it so bad

    Has fixed springbars though which is really strange for a gold-plate watch. Has its original gold-plate buckle though.

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  19. dtf

    dtf Dec 14, 2023

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    I now find myself watching one of these on eBay. :D
     
  20. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Dec 14, 2023

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    I love it! Very comfortable, and very lightweigh considering its size, thanks to the titanium case, lugs, and buckle. It’s quite big at 45mm, but I like it… and I prefer 45 to 46 in any case ;)

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    Yes, but the Modular 45 is the first -and only, together with the Modular 41- Modular watch, and It's a brilliant concept, much more important than whether it's a smartwatch or not. The second generation of the TH Connected is much more than a smartwatch thanks to this unique Modular concept that JC Biver was so proud of when this watch was presented

    BTW, these “wings” top and bottom of the module are not plastic but black ceramic like the bezel, just not polished finish
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