Carrera Connected Calibre 5 Exchange Watch

  1. Mickey_k

    Mickey_k Dec 2, 2019

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    Picked mine up today and I have to say, it's excellent! Clean, simple design watch face, chunky, rubber strap like the original Connected but feels more substantial. Couple of weeks overdue from the time they said it would arrive, but worth the wait, it looks mint. Not had a proper look at it yet as only picked up at lunchtime... but the packaging, box, materials is all high quality, much classier feel to it than the Connected box. Looks the part and looking forward to wearing it as my daily, switching with my solar-powered Seiko Astron GPS in summer months...
     
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  2. Mickey_k

    Mickey_k Dec 2, 2019

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    Tag aren't great at communicating when deliveries are supposed to be landing, it's quite hit and miss. They've also made it clear to the lady who was arranging my trade-in that they will shortly be stopping the trade-in altogether as it's a faff. Prefer to give you money off another Connected model or higher priced model from the current range. The Limited Edition version has been a pain to administer.
     
  3. vantage

    vantage Dec 7, 2019

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    Is the program also running in BELGIUM? I own a first generation Connected 46.
    Thx for your answer!

    grtz, Hans.
     
  4. Rossbryce

    Rossbryce Dec 7, 2019

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    Yes it’s worldwide ... and I am still waiting despite being promised would be 2 weeks or less on the 15th November :(
     
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  5. mfriend

    mfriend Dec 19, 2019

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  6. Rossbryce

    Rossbryce Dec 20, 2019

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    I am still waiting - I have emailed them again to find out what is going on.

    It’s been a shambles to be honest.
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 20, 2019

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    I still have mine. I will wait till the new Connected is available to see if they can give me a discount or something.
     
  8. giantrust

    giantrust Dec 22, 2019

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    Sounded like a good idea when announced by Tag Heuer but they've made a complete mess of the implementation of this offer.
    Hopefully you'll receive your exchange very soon.
     
  9. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Dec 22, 2019

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    These three exchange options have different prices... are they asking you the same amount for any of the three options?

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    If you have to pay the same for any of the three options, I would go for the Carrera WAR201A, because then you get the most valuable watch for the same money, and because the Connected is part of the Carrera family, and it should be only replaced by a Carrera automatic ;)
     
  10. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Dec 22, 2019

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    Yes, it seems this exchange program was not well calculated by TAG Heuer.
    It was much better the “Connected to Eternity” solution for the Connected 2nd generation: the Connected Modular and the mechanical modules.

    For a Connected Modular owner, the option to buy just the Carrera Calibre 5 (or the Carrera Calibre 16) mechanical module is a very good option to own one TAG Heuer smartwatch + one automatic Carrera (Modular in addition), for very little more money than just one standard automatic Carrera.

    In fact the price to exchange the 1st gen Connected for the mechanical Calibre 5 Special Edition is very similar to the price of the Calibre 5 mechanical module for the Connected Modular... and you don’t have to return the smartwatch module, and you don’t have to wait two years to enjoy the mechanical watch!
     
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  11. mfriend

    mfriend Dec 22, 2019

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    They are the same for the Carrera and the Aquaracer ($1950 CDN) and lower for the Formula 1 ($1000 CDN)
    After much thought and realizing that I don’t have a Formula 1 in my “collection” I plan to go that route
     
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  12. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Dec 22, 2019

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    In that case the most interesting economic offer is for the Formula 1, and this one is very nice! :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Rossbryce

    Rossbryce Dec 28, 2019

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    Well ... I finally got it on the 23rd of December ... only waited for 10 months - handed in the original connected on the 17th February.

    I am now 99% certain I am going to sell / trade it in against an Omega.

    it’s still sitting in the box which is a shame as it is a lovely looking watch I just have lost all trust with Tag.
     
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  14. mfriend

    mfriend Dec 28, 2019

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    Mine goes in Monday and “they say” 2-3 weeks for the replacement Formula 1
     
  15. Rossbryce

    Rossbryce Jan 10, 2020

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    Right folks ... could do with some help.

    as I mentioned previously I am definitely going to sell this and buy an Omega I have my heart set on .... so two questions.

    1/ where would be the best place to sell ?
    2/ what would be an approximate price I should try and sell for (brand new and unworn obviously)

    thanks for any input.

    Ross
     
  16. mfriend

    mfriend Jan 16, 2020

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    finally arrived today..... not the special edition, however a nice Formula 1
     
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  17. asadmajeed

    asadmajeed Jan 31, 2020

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    I am getting trade in option

    TAG01

    these options are available in dubai do you think it worth paying almost $3300more to get 01 black With black strap in AED 12900 and $3000 for one with silver strap please suggest
     
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