1. Pikld_1

    Pikld_1 Jun 20, 2017

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    hi all newbie here, I am in the midst of deciding which watch to get for my 30th and I like the simpler style so I've chosen either the calibre 5 41mm or the calibre 8 GMT. As I'm quite new to the watch game can anyone point out anything worth noting and/or recommend which colour they would prefer being black or anthracite? I love the black and have tried it on, the only trouble I have is I can't find an anthracite model to try in my state so I either have to fly interstate to try one on or take a punt.
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  2. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 20, 2017

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    The Calibre 8 is a chronometer which might be a little something to have for a milestone birthday.

    I find the black dials to be superior to the anthracite ones from a legibility and clarity point of view. The grey strap leaves a little to be desired too.

    Ultimately though, you need to choose whichever model you like the most. My opinion doesn't mean diddly-squat.
     
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  3. elbeik

    elbeik Jun 20, 2017

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    My only problem with the GMT is the big date on the top of the dial.

    Why not consider the Heuer branded calibre 6? You can grab some at a good deal.
     
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  4. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 20, 2017

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    The Grand Date is a bit like Marmite, I admit. I like it and think this is a good implementation, worthy of ALS or GO (Grand Date being a German thing).
     
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  5. Pikld_1

    Pikld_1 Jun 20, 2017

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    I do agree on the grand date I do like it also
     
  6. Pikld_1

    Pikld_1 Jun 20, 2017

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    I just had a look at the calibre 6, not bad at all. Probably still leaning toward the chronometer though for sure. Cheers
     
  7. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jun 20, 2017

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    The calibre6 heuer is a chronometre.

    You can't go wrong with it

    But if you think calibre8 is more suitable for you then go for it. The old adage still stand. "Buy what you like". I like the double date window to be honest. But what can i say...the Heuer logo too hard to resist. If you compare it side by side you might get the feel what you feel right for you

    I posted the similar question before i decided to go for the calibre6. Cant seem to find the post now.

    Good luck with your decision.

    Cheers
     
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