Carrera Connected Calibre 5 Exchange Watch

  1. jucarbon

    jucarbon Nov 15, 2017

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    Let me find it, hope I did not delete it. Did they tell you what is incorrect? They charged me more :)
     
  2. Calibre11

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

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    Thanks!

    No, they didn't say. Are you saying that you were charged more than the prices in that photo? If so, that would seem to indicate that those prices are not correct
     
  3. jucarbon

    jucarbon Nov 15, 2017

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    Looked for the email, dont found it but I called the boutique and they send me the image with the options and a picture of the 46mm.
     
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  4. jucarbon

    jucarbon Nov 15, 2017

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    No just kidding they charged me $1,500.00 plus tax
     
  5. Calibre11

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

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    Many thanks- and you're in the US?
     
  6. jucarbon

    jucarbon Nov 15, 2017

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    Yes
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 15, 2017

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    David I sent you the PDF over PM.
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    The email for US customers stated:


     
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  9. luckycanine

    luckycanine Nov 16, 2017

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    The crown is different from the 45mm mech module. Do you know if the 46mm has a titanium case back? Thanks.
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 16, 2017

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    The picture posted suggests otherwise.
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  11. luckycanine

    luckycanine Nov 16, 2017

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    Thanks, in comparison, the 45mm module looks great
     
  12. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 16, 2017

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    Yes, but the top / bottom "caps" bother me. And the 45mm appears to be a flat black dial, whereas the 46mm seems to be starburst.
     
  13. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 17, 2017

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    The sheer size and rubber makes it more on the diver side of the spectrum.
     
  14. Jasdev

    Jasdev Nov 18, 2017

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    I dont understand apart from the size of 45 and 46mm there isnt much of a difference for the mechanical version. So what so special about the 46 mm that they name it calibre 5 special?

    Also there is a f1 watch calibre 16 that cost 2800usd. Why cant we change to that since the exchange programme allows us to change of that value.

    So confuse thinking its worth spending another 1500usd on a normal watch.
     
  15. dtf

    dtf Nov 18, 2017

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    The 46 is 'special' because it is only available as a trade in for original owners of the Connected. It's not modular, larger and has a different bezel and back, compared to the 45mm module, and of course doesn't have the ugly top and bottom lugs that cover the modular mechanism.

    If you really want the f1 instead, either sell the Connected and buy the f1, or swap the Connected for the 46mm and sell that.
     
  16. Jasdev

    Jasdev Nov 18, 2017

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    Thank you for the reply. But am i right to say that the modular 45 mechnical has a vetter bezel since its ceramic and a better back as it is metal instead of plastic like 46. So actually 45 has better components than 46 other than the lugs being ugly on 45.
    Hence dont really see any value in 46. Im trying to see other reasons why 46 better than 45 other than larger better lugs and the word special.
    Really eanted a clear backing to see the mechanism.

    Anyway do u reckon how much the 46mm would go for if i were to sell it?
     
  17. dtf

    dtf Nov 18, 2017

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    Hard to say because they are so new to the market, maybe £1500?
     
  18. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 18, 2017

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    Not sure- always hard when the module that I reviewed was a prototype. Possible that they changed the colour?
     
  19. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 18, 2017

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    We should try to get confirmation from TAG Heuer, because if the 46mm is not starburst/brushed, then it would lose much of its appeal.
     
  20. icwhatudidthere

    icwhatudidthere Nov 18, 2017

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    Just picked up the exchange 46mm tonight. I can say it's a titanium back. The dial isn't textured but has kind of a sheen to it when held at an angle to a light. The mechanical 45 module didn't seem to do this.

    I always liked the 46 bezel a lot more than the 45 so that's why I went with the 46 mechanical. That and I just don't like those top and bottom caps. The 46 definitely does not have that.
     
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