Carrera Connected Calibre 5 Exchange Watch

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 12, 2017

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    Thanks for sharing @jucarbon! Great to see there are a few options available.

    Did they also tell you this is limited to 3 months as @bobnbeck noted above?
     
  2. jucarbon

    jucarbon Nov 12, 2017

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    I really did not asked abiut the time frame. But maybe you can call the boutique and see.
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 12, 2017

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    Thanks, I will call them this week.
     
  4. dtf

    dtf Nov 13, 2017

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    Are you thinking of 'upgrading' @Hubert? I really want one, but 46mm is huge!
     
  5. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Nov 13, 2017

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    It looks cool. I saw it in steel before. Makes me wanted to have one even though i dont have the connected. At least that was my first impression.
     
  6. Nigel-chrono

    Nigel-chrono Nov 13, 2017

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    I’m tempted by #3 or #4 as I like the connected watch and like the idea of a mechanical too. However I wanted to check something as #1 is a 46mm and name is special edition vs the others all say 45mm and describe it just as a mechanical. Does anyone know if #1 and the others are in fact all the same mechanical watch ? The part number AWBF2A80 can be found online and appears easy to purchase and hence not as exclusive as I thought this upgrade was going to be.
     
  7. jucarbon

    jucarbon Nov 13, 2017

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    The only option that is special edition is #1 46mm. The other options are the regular mecanical module for the 45 connected, plus they give you additional lugs, strap and buckle for $1500.00. I went this route because I have the connected 45 watch.
     
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 13, 2017

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    I have been considering it. I still use my original Connected 46mm regularly (in addition to my 45mm Modular). I have been debating going for the 46mm mechanical option, since that will not have the ugly top/bottom caps of the 45mm module. What do you guys think?
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  9. dtf

    dtf Nov 13, 2017

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    The lack of top and bottom lugs are what draws me to the exchange watch over the mechanical module, although I tried the later on and thought it looked good even with the lugs.
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 13, 2017

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    I may have to go and try it for myself. I hate those caps on the Connected Modular 45mm.
     
  11. luckycanine

    luckycanine Nov 14, 2017

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    From the photo posted earlier, it does look like the 46mm has top and bottom lugs and thats not the same as the photo you posted.

    Does anyone have a real world photo of the 46mm mechanical and can confirm it doesn't have the ugly caps?
     
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  12. luckycanine

    luckycanine Nov 14, 2017

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    Just going through all the options and still cant figure out what makes the most sense. I'm leaning towards 1/2 because I didn't really use the smart watch feature much and may just permanently go back to mechanical watches.

    #1 - Pay 46mm connected + $1500 = you get a Special Edition 46mm Mechanical. (why can't they just let us keep the OG connected!)
    Doesn't the 46mm connected come with titanium everything?

    Total paid: $3000
    Received: use of OG Connected for 2 years and 1 new mechanical watch Special Edition 46mm valued at $1500? or $3000? How do we value this?

    #2 - Pay 46mm connected + $1500 = you get the 45mm mechanical module ($1650) with better components - titanium buckle $220, titanium lugs $850, black rubber strap $115. (prices from Accessories page https://www.tagheuer.com/en-us/watches/tag-heuer-connected/accessories-and-straps

    Total paid: $3000
    Received: use of OG Connected for 2 years and 1 new mechanical watch valued at $2835

    Option 1 and 2 are fairly similar in terms of value

    #3 = Pay 46mm connected + $1900 = you get the standard issue 45mm connected (Steel bezel, black rubber) + mechanical module ($1650)

    Total paid: $3400
    Received: use of OG connected for 2 years, 1 new CM45 + mech module worth $3200

    If you were to just go and buy the CM45 + mech module would get it for $3200

    #4 = Pay 46mm connected + $2150 = you get ceramic CM45 ($1700) + mechanical module ($1650)

    Total paid $3650
    Received: use of OG connected for 2 years, 1 new CM45 + mech module worth $3350

    #5 BONUS option - Keep the Connected OG, just buy a Carrera Calibre 5 for $1700

    Total paid: $3200
    Received: OG connected + new Carrera Calibre 5 for a total worth $3200
     
  13. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 14, 2017

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    Yes, that photo is showing a 45mm mechanical module. I called TAG Heuer in the US this morning and asked for an actual picture. Will post it here if they send it.
     
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  14. icwhatudidthere

    icwhatudidthere Nov 14, 2017

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    Hubert Nov 14, 2017

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  16. luckycanine

    luckycanine Nov 15, 2017

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    I believe these are old renders and not the actual watch. :(
     
  17. luckycanine

    luckycanine Nov 15, 2017

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    Thanks, appreciate it!
     
  18. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 15, 2017

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    Hi @jucarbon where did your first image come from? The one with the four steps. Is this an email/ image from TAG Heuer?
     
  19. jucarbon

    jucarbon Nov 15, 2017

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    Yes from the email The Tag Boutique sent me.


     
  20. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 15, 2017

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    Thanks. Could I ask if you can send me a copy of that email? Info@calibre11.com

    TAG Heuer HQ believes there could be some incorrect information in that graphic.

    Thanks!

    David
     
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