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What’s the difference between Heuer Carrera CBK22x ‘glassbox’ and Tag Heuer Carrera CV211x

  1. Y Cymro

    Y Cymro Aug 22, 2022

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    To me, the Heuer Carrera CBK22x ‘glassbox’ and the Tag Heuer Carrera CV211x look very similar.
    They both have 39mm cases - can someone confirm whether or not they’re the same one?
     
  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 22, 2022

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    They are definitely not the same one. Different movements, different crystals, different thickness, different dials, different casebacks etc. In my eyes far from identical to the CBK glassbox models
     
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  3. Y Cymro

    Y Cymro Aug 22, 2022

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    Thanks Jim. Do you know whether they have the same case?
     
  4. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 22, 2022

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    Although the case shape is similar, the only thing the cases have in common is the diameter. Quite a few years separate these Carrera iterations.
     
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  5. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 22, 2022

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    Aha you were asking only about the case, now I get it. I think the bezel is thicker on the CV versions.

    @thingziliketoo owns both and can probably give an exact answer
     
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  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 22, 2022

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    It's def similar but the 'glassbox' refers to the crystal being domed. The CV line has a small flat bezel around the crystal, while the Glassbox fits over that bezel for a more flush and vintage-style look.
     
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  7. Y Cymro

    Y Cymro Aug 22, 2022

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    Many thanks, all, for your replies.
    In that case I should imagine the newer Glassbox design also better follows the proportions of the 1960s originals. Perhaps?
     
  8. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 22, 2022

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    I would say this is definitely the case, yes. It's a little larger obviously, but it captures the original case design accurately and gets all the case angles correct. The CV211* case is a bit more rounded in places and although not far off, doesn't quite get it right imo, especially around the bezel and crystal.
     
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  9. Y Cymro

    Y Cymro Aug 22, 2022

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    Excellent, thanks
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 22, 2022

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  11. Y Cymro

    Y Cymro Aug 31, 2022

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  12. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 31, 2022

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    The glassbox Carreras are "thicker" to accommodate the H02 movement.

    My comment was in reference to what @imagwai said: "...but it captures the original case design accurately and gets all the case angles correct."
     
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  13. Y Cymro

    Y Cymro Aug 31, 2022

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    Here are the models I have in mind, comparing cases of the two 39mm dia jobs on the left.

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  14. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 1, 2022

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    Look at the relative thicknesses of the outer steel bezels. This is the biggest difference for me.

    On the CV series, it also angles downwards instead of being flat with the case.
     
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  15. Y Cymro

    Y Cymro Sep 5, 2022

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    Thanks for your comments. I’ve purchased an unworn CBK221B 160 Silver and am looking forward to delivery.
     
  16. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 5, 2022

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    Good choice, congrats. Post pics when it arrives.
     
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  17. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Sep 5, 2022

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    Welcome to the club of the Ice King.
     
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  18. Y Cymro

    Y Cymro Sep 17, 2022

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    It’s arrived and I love it! I’ve replaced the OEM strap with a mid brown leather rally strap which I think suits it better.

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  19. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Sep 17, 2022

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    Congratulations and welcome to the Club.
     
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  20. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 18, 2022

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