Forums Latest Auctions Members
  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Nov 3, 2021

    Posts
    144
    Likes
    206
    I've had this strap put away for a bit, but finally decided to try it out on my Monaco (CAW211P). It's the blue and red strap from the 1989-99 50th Anniversary Monaco (CAW211X).

    I thought it would either work great, or come across as way too much, and I am pleased that it's the former! It still needs a little breaking in, but overall, I'm really happy with it as a more sporty alternative to the black the watch came with.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. McBeardy

    McBeardy Nov 3, 2021

    Posts
    202
    Likes
    116
    Killer combo and the route I'd go if & when I get one!
     
  3. VirgileF

    VirgileF Nov 3, 2021

    Posts
    337
    Likes
    1,537
    Nice combo :)

    Same thing for me but with the brown strap :

    PXL_20211022_151018029.PORTRAIT.jpg PXL_20211022_151032206.PORTRAIT.jpg PXL_20211028_131654467.PORTRAIT.jpg PXL_20211022_150730192.PORTRAIT.jpg PXL_20211028_131610934.PORTRAIT.jpg PXL_20211028_131548485.PORTRAIT.jpg
     
    PFEN, kappa_md, Albert-AMG and 4 others like this.
  4. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 3, 2021

    Posts
    2,969
    Likes
    5,974
    Those 50th Anniversary straps both look great @MonacoMike and @VirgileF!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Personally, I'm partial to the dark blue and blue stitch combo of the CAW211D strap.
    IMG_20210502_214158_365.jpg
     
  5. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Nov 3, 2021

    Posts
    144
    Likes
    206
    I thought about going that route as well, but I don't think the blue dialed Monacos look great on a brown leather strap - much to my disappointment - as I do love brown leather in general.
     
  6. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Nov 3, 2021

    Posts
    144
    Likes
    206
    Nice!
     
    Mspeedster likes this.
  7. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 3, 2021

    Posts
    4,358
    Likes
    4,760
    That's the strap I have on my 160th Carrera. Works really well on the Monaco too.
     
    Mspeedster likes this.
  8. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 3, 2021

    Posts
    2,969
    Likes
    5,974
    I also purchased the Silverstone Blue croc strap for my Monaco. But I feel the calfskin rally style is more to my liking.

    20211103_091955.jpg
     
    VirgileF, thingziliketoo and imagwai like this.
  9. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 3, 2021

    Posts
    8,394
    Likes
    7,904
    Pairs very well Mike. Nicely done. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Nov 4, 2021

    Posts
    1,851
    Likes
    1,528
    Very nice, got a part number?
     
  11. McBeardy

    McBeardy Nov 4, 2021

    Posts
    202
    Likes
    116
    I've recently been in contact with a TAG AD preparing some prices, the blue strap was quoted at £90 & bracelet £420.
     
    Jim Dollares likes this.
  12. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 4, 2021

    Posts
    5,648
    Likes
    6,017
    Extremely good prices :thumbsup:
     
  13. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Nov 4, 2021

    Posts
    144
    Likes
    206
    FC6468
     
    Pitfitter446 likes this.
  14. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 4, 2021

    Posts
    2,969
    Likes
    5,974
    The price of the bracelet seems to have gone up. I was quoted $295 USD when it was first released.
     
  15. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Nov 4, 2021

    Posts
    1,851
    Likes
    1,528
    I was quoted £450+ for the bracelet fitted to the latest black faced Monaco, really disappointing after seeing reasonable quotes on here, plan B then.
     
  16. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Nov 5, 2021

    Posts
    144
    Likes
    206
    All the more reason a Monaco belongs on a leather strap in the first place!
     
  17. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 5, 2021

    Posts
    5,648
    Likes
    6,017
    I think £450 is quite fair for a bracelet from a Swiss luxury brand. I was quoted £950 for the black bay 58 bracelet and the IWC bracelets are around £1500-1800 here.
     
    McBeardy likes this.
  18. jacinabox

    jacinabox Nov 7, 2021

    Posts
    45
    Likes
    64
    MonacoMike - that looks superb and to me at least, is how the watch should've been kitted out from TAG.
    Very nice indeed!

    Surprised at the £90 quote for an OE strap, considerably cheaper than a TAG dealer quoted me.
    As an alternative, I can highly recommend the replacement straps from Watchstrapworld. Nice quality at around £55 delivered. I've bought several for my Monaco's with contrasting stitching and haven't been disappointed, worth a look.

    Might just be me, but I think the Monaco's do benefit from a little colourful uplift with contrasting stitching on the straps.
     
  19. McBeardy

    McBeardy Nov 7, 2021

    Posts
    202
    Likes
    116
    i did supply a picture to the Tag Boutique & reiterated twice the one from the 50th anniversary editions. He did say it’s the correct one. I’m due to visit soon so will double check.

    I do find the original strap bland looking but I guess period correct.
     
  20. stevec14

    stevec14 Nov 8, 2021

    Posts
    2,084
    Likes
    9,180
    That’s expensive - the BB58 bracelet is approx £600 from RSC here.

    450 quid for the Monaco is indeed fair. Most omega bracelets are between 5-700 and Rolex approx £1200 plus
     
    Jim Dollares likes this.