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Calibre 11 x TAG Heuer Collaboration: Autavia Jo Siffert Collector's Edition

  1. abrod520

    abrod520 May 10, 2018

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    It's a 20mm coated nylon NATO strap by Manufacture Jean Rousseau. They're Omega's supplier (a similar strap was supplied with the Speedmaster Apollo XI 45th Anniversary, and the Silver Snoopy strap was made of the same material) but they're an independent business so you can order straps as you like. It's a thick strap so it's a bit counter-intuitive to put it on the Autavia, but it helps the watch hug the wrist if you cinch it tight.
     
  2. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member May 10, 2018

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    Thanks- I'll check it out
     
  3. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange May 10, 2018

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    Good point. You ought to be careful using straps that are too narrow. When they slide from lug to lug, they can catch the spring bar and release it.....
     
  4. elbeik

    elbeik May 13, 2018

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    ✔️Exceptional outcome by @Calibre11
    ✔️Best modern Autavia rendition till date
    ✔️007
    ✔️custom strap

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    TNT handed it to my wife ahead of the weekend, I was on a trip on that day.
    She didn't like the bracelet, which I resorted to immediately with a custom combat-strap.

    To be honest, being a Carrera aficionado, I was always hesitant towards the Autavia.
    But this, this is a piece of art. It is absolutely gorgeous!

    Congratulations again to David for pulling this for all of us enthusiasts. It is splendid.

    I saw the UAE edition in Dubai last week, and it does not compare.
    This is by far the nicest Autavia available today.

    To every comrade who got one, consider yourself lucky and wear in good health.
     
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  5. Hubert

    Hubert May 13, 2018

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    Congratulations on getting yours! If hadn't gotten #002, then yours would have been my other choice. :thumbsup:
     
  6. ASW

    ASW May 13, 2018

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    Finally had some time to enjoy the watch.
    Absolutely spot on with a perfect choice of colours, contrasts and finishes. Best modern Autavia today.

    I’ll say it again - thank you to David and all involved - love it.
     
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  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 13, 2018

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  8. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam May 13, 2018

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    If he is in my country, i would gladly give him the profit and get the watch.

    The custom in here is a nightmare for me to deal with.

    :confused:
     
  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member May 14, 2018

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    Thanks for the kind words @elbeik ...and good choice on the strap.
     
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  10. westcliffhouse

    westcliffhouse May 14, 2018

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    If you are in the EU then you could always try and work something out in respect of a return to David at Calibre 11...... somehow. That way there would be no Customs tax to pay. I'm not sure he is shipping overseas though. :unsure:
     
  11. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam May 14, 2018

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    Sadly i am far from EU. Different continent altogether. He is shipping from USA. (Which i am also very far from).
     
  12. Idl

    Idl May 14, 2018

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    I assume anyone lucky enough to have purchased is interested in final sales price as a validation of value of newly acquired watch ( like Omega Snoopy) as well as David who created a watch that will be recognized for its great looks and value vs typical quickly depreciated timepiece. Tomorrow will be interesting...
     
  13. sog00d

    sog00d May 14, 2018

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    The watch shipped from Switzerland so pretty everyone got hit with duty unless you got lucky or are from Switzerland.
     
  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member May 14, 2018

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    It won't be the first watch to trade hands..many of these deals go on behind the scenes.

    My only involvement in that deal was to give assurances on originality (i.e. that the seller had actually bought the watch) and to activate the warranty for the owner.
     
  15. TonyStark

    TonyStark May 15, 2018

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    Good news from call11 on the delayed shipment of mine... hoping to see something in the mail next week

    There have been some great first impression posts... how about a couple on how people have found the watch to wear?
     
  16. westcliffhouse

    westcliffhouse May 15, 2018

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    It's just lucky us English are still in the EU as they have a trade agreement with the EU so no Customs or Import Duty for us EU citizens. :thumbsup:
     
  17. westcliffhouse

    westcliffhouse May 15, 2018

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    I have been wearing mine nearly everyday on the tan Autavia strap and I have to say it's the best looking watch I have ever had and even on my relatively small wrist it sits really well. I'm looking for fabric strap so I can go swimming with it on holiday. I know, the missus thinks I am mad as well, but sick of buying and not wearing watches, so that's where I'm at. Tried the Aquaracer FC6363 strap but the blue stitching isn't 'quite' dark enough. It's a shame they didn't do a white stitched version. :(

    Maybe I need to bite the bullet and go with a non TH strap. :unsure:
     
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  18. Yago

    Yago May 15, 2018

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    There is no customs union with Switzerland so even EU citizens need to pay duties (and VAT). ::puke::
     
  19. imagwai

    imagwai May 15, 2018

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    This is one of the reasons I cancelled my order. I hadn't factored in the extra UK VAT I'd have to pay. :mad:
     
  20. westcliffhouse

    westcliffhouse May 15, 2018

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    I'm pretty sure the Switzerland has had a free trade agreement with the EU since 1972? I didn't pay anything accept the cost of the watch and shipping. :unsure:
     
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