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Thread: TAG Heuer has made me drool again... But pricey...

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    Master
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    TAG Heuer has made me drool again... But pricey...

    I was just reading calibre 11 and spotted what was a dream watch, until now as its finally been announced...

    The rose gold 1887 Carrera...

    http://www.calibre11.com/tag-heuer-carrera-1887-gold/

    I owned a steel 1887 Carrera a while back and it was THE most accurate watch I've ever owned. It also had a fantastic feel to the chrono pushers as they have a flat edge. The date at "6" looks brilliant and it had a lot of praise from you guys when I showed you pictures on here.

    However, as much as I would love one of these, the release price of 15000CHF (£10,000+ at today's rate) for the rose gold cased model is completely over the top. It's nearly as much as a bi-metal Daytona and although the TAG has more features, it's not a Rolex Daytona!

    What a stunning watch though... With either the black or white dial.

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    Re: TAG Heuer has made me drool again... But pricey...

    Pretty nice but price is insane

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    Re: TAG Heuer has made me drool again... But pricey...

    I agree, stunning watch. But yes, the price ....

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    Re: TAG Heuer has made me drool again... But pricey...

    Lovely watch, stupid price! :(

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    Re: TAG Heuer has made me drool again... But pricey...

    If you're seriously considering it, put in calls to the TAG outlets, it's seems just the sort of thing that will turn up with a big discount soon enough.

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    Re: TAG Heuer has made me drool again... But pricey...

    It'll be a long time before any 1887 models are in the outlets. I managed a 30% discount on my previous 1887 so I would think this would be achievable again, however, even £7k sounds like too much to me?

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    Afternoon all I’ve been considering a bit of rose gold and I like the look of this Carrera I’m after any feedback from anyone who may have owned this piece, yes I know it’s tag etc etc and you’ll get more for your money
    Last edited by R0bertb00th; 26th November 2019 at 23:25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bertb00th View Post
    Afternoon all Iíve been considering a bit of rose gold and I like the look of this Carrera and saw at Bicester with 50% off £6000 ish Iím after any feedback from anyone who may have owned this piece, yes I know itís tag etc etc and youíll get more for your money
    I have an 1887 in stainless steel (on bracelet) with the Silver/almost White dial - I bought it new about 8 years ago. it is a lovely (IMO), well made watch and has been faultless over all of those years as my near-daily weekday watch and still looks as good as new.

    I really don't understand why people slate Tag Heuer from a quality point of view - it feels a fair bit better built & substantial than my Speedmaster Pro (not that the Speedy is bad) and way better than some of the Tudor models I have handled as an example.

    If I can be of any further help, just let me know.

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    I love the vintage look, but I would be looking the other way, even if it was half the price...

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    I like the rose gold, does that make me a bad person?

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    I'd have to agree. Even at £3500 there are many more watches I'd gravitate towards first.

    Quote Originally Posted by PawG View Post
    I love the vintage look, but I would be looking the other way, even if it was half the price...

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    Im still on the fence and so will start a new thread


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    Last edited by R0bertb00th; 26th November 2019 at 23:23.

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    I should have added that the 1887 Carrera has the best pusher action of any Automatic Chronograph that I have ever handled - I also think that they - along with the crown - are some of the nicest looking with lovely proportions.

    My watch had a circa £4k RRP which I then got discounted by around 45% along with a half price service from a Heuer boutique. I don't really give a toss about what my watches are 'worth' as i buy them because I like them at the time, but this thread prompted me to have a very quick look and I note there is one of mine on Watchfinder at £2500 at the moment. I am fully aware that this price is what they want & not necessarily what it will sell for, but I'm pretty comfortable with my choice after 8 years.

    Unless it begins with an R (for the moment at least), which crazy person would buy a watch as an 'investment' anyway...?

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