2016 Carrera Calibre 5 Blue Dial- WAR1112

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 21, 2016

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    Similar to WAR201E, but:
    - 39mm
    - Rose Gold plated hour markers and hands
    - Date only
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  2. elbeik

    elbeik Mar 21, 2016

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    Cara Delevingne for men?
     
  3. Telemeter

    Telemeter Mar 21, 2016

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    Solid caseback and no caliber/ automatic text on the face, could this be another quartz Carrera?
     
  4. elbeik

    elbeik Mar 21, 2016

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    Speaking of which, I still don't understand cluttering a dial with water resistance, especially on a watch that's not intended for diving.
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 21, 2016

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    Yes, it's quartz
     
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  6. dtf

    dtf Mar 21, 2016

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    Purty
     
  7. ASW

    ASW Mar 21, 2016

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    I completely agree. Never understood why.
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 21, 2016

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    Actually, it must be the partner watch to this one image.jpeg
     
  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 21, 2016

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    I did ask this question once. The answer was that for many buyers it was an important driver of choice between brands ("this one is only waterproof to 25m, but the Carrera has 100m"). Apparently it is one of those key features that some buyers really value.
     
  10. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 22, 2016

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  11. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Mar 22, 2016

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    This has got me thinking about a regular steel glassbox three hander again.
    Potential candidate for rhe Heritage line? Not entirely convinced it would sell though...
     
  12. calibre11user

    calibre11user Mar 22, 2016

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    As was mentioned in the first interview question during the recent interview with JC Biver, I don't understand why Tag Heuer is confusing (or even diluting) the Carrera line with non-chronographs. It's even worse that they have quartz movements. These 3-hand dress watches should be in the Link line.
     
  13. dtf

    dtf Mar 22, 2016

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    To the average user, chronos are entirely pointless. I can't remember ever using mine to time anything! A slim 3 hand dress watch would be good, a 4 hand gmt would be extremely useful, but I wouldn't consider buying a Link, I dislike the strap design and dislike the golfing connection. If I can't buy a 3/4-hand Carrera, I'll buy an omega or Rolex instead.

    Torn on the Quartz, it's not something I would want on a high end watch, but it works very well!
     
  14. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Mar 22, 2016

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    Interestingly, for a different generation S/El and Link are forever related to Senna.
     
  15. dtf

    dtf Mar 22, 2016

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    Sadly Senna was just before my time.
     
  16. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Mar 22, 2016

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    Don't misunderstand; I wasn't making any judgement. It was more an introspective remark about my own age.
    I would like to think it wasn't that far back but 1991 was 25 years ago.
     
  17. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Mar 22, 2016

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    Just my opinion, but I do get a lot of questions from people that are interested in a smaller watch these days, like a Grand Seiko, Tudor or a Rolex Day-date, in which range this watch fits just fine. The quartz movement is a bonus for them as they don't have that much interest in the mechanical movement inside (sadly).
    As long as the watch runs on time, they can wear it under a suit or with their jeans, they will be very happy with this one.
     
  18. calibre11user

    calibre11user Mar 22, 2016

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    The issue at hand is that "Carrera" is one of several watch lines from Tag Heuer, just as there are several watch lines from Omega and Rolex. The name "Carrera" should be consistently used, or else you'll dilute its value. From my understanding, the name has historically been used for mechanical sports chronographs, so the current wider use of "Carrera" for a dress watch (and particularly a quartz dress watch) dilutes the Carrera name (in my opinion) and may confuse future customers. It is just as if Omega started using "Speedmaster" for dress watches, or Rolex started using "Datejust" for chronographs. Because Tag Heuer already has the Link line which is apparently a dress watch line, my opinion is that dress watches should go into there.
     
  19. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Mar 22, 2016

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    Please correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I know the Link line is dead, the Link bracelet however will be continued on other watches, like for instance it was currently on the Senna Formula One that was on Baselworld2016. According to Mr. J.C. Biver in the Sydney interview with D.C. TAG Heuer will work to the following model line-up: Formula One series, the Aquaracer series and the Carrera series, with some re-editions every now and then at a maximum of 5.
     
  20. dtf

    dtf Mar 23, 2016

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    I think this is a question of brand interpretation, I've always seen the Carrera to be a higher end watch, more dressier and not exclusively chronos. I get that Rolex make different lines, my point was if my only option for a dress watch from tag is a link, I won't be buying a tag!

    I'm fully on the fence regarding the Quartz, as I said, I see Carrera as a high end watch and therefore not Quartz. But quartz works really well in the real world and this would possibly be a good replacement for my Quartz aquaracer beater that gets almost daily wear. I can't see myself crawling around under gt40s in an automatic chrono (see the 'what's on your wrist' thread).

    Any ideas on pricing for this?
     
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