Childhood dream watch. Thanks Calibre 11!!!!

  1. marcushogan37

    marcushogan37 Mar 28, 2018

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    After 10 years of dreaming my Monaco has finally arrived! I've never even owned a watch before so I'm glad I decided to bite the bullet for my 21st! A huge thanks to everyone for putting up with my annoying questions over the last couple of weeks but as you can imagine I was pretty scared about such an expensive online purchase. Special thanks to @imagwai, @Count.d, @abrod520, @Hubert, @Mr_Orange, @elbeik, @MRC, @TonyStark, @Gambba, @Jim Dollares, @Aquagraph for all your honest advice. IMG_4133.jpg I'll be wearing this for years to come!!!
     
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  2. imagwai

    imagwai Mar 28, 2018

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    Congratulations. Hope it serves you well for many years to come.
     
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  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 28, 2018

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    The Monaco was my first dream watch too, that I bought at 25 after getting my first well-paying job. The problem was I paid MSRP for it, and vintage 1133Bs were selling for around the same amount at the time.... ::facepalm1::

    Enjoy it!
     
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  4. marcushogan37

    marcushogan37 Mar 28, 2018

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    Oh dear! A 1133B for the same price as a new Monaco?! Just hoping that there isn't a 50th anniversary model next year that makes mine obsolete (e.g. round pushers, new case shape)
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 28, 2018

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    Enjoy it! The first one is always very special. Congratulations!
     
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  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 28, 2018

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    In 2011, a new Monaco Calibre 12 (black dial) was $6500 from new, and nice 1133Bs were selling for around that level at the time. If only I'd been aware of the vintage watch market.... : /

    Of course, by the end of 2012 I'd learned, and snagged an original 2447N Carrera, so it's not that sad :)
     
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  7. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Mar 28, 2018

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    I always wanted a Honda S2000 from first sight, ticked that box, also a Monaco, ticked that with a McQueen,(both at discount) what next? Edinburgh rugby club with a league title and cup trophy, maybe a step too far.

    Congrats btw, happy birthday.
     
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  8. marcushogan37

    marcushogan37 Mar 28, 2018

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    Drove an S200 for the first time recently. Some experience. It drives like a Nissan Micra below 5000rpm and then all of a sudden when the vtec kicks in it goes berserk up to the redline!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 28, 2018

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    Congratulations!! A smile on my face immediately when I saw your thread! ::psy::
     
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  10. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 28, 2018

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    I first ticked that box in 2006, but wasn't experienced enough to know to replace the garbage OEM Bridgestone tires. Had it 6 months before they crashed me in the rain on new pavement while I was driving like a grandma.

    10 years later I moved to CA, found the only New Formula Red AP1 in the state, and ticked the box for the second time :)

    I just landed a good Omega 105.012 (the reference that was worn on the moon) so the next box to tick is a 911, but that might take a while since I keep spending all my money on watches ::facepalm2::

    The S2000 is very fun, but I recently found myself giggling like a madman in a rental Mercedes-Benz GLA250 at the midrange torque. Last I remember entry-level Benzes sucked, but this thing rolled out! Might be time to move on from the Honda.
     
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  11. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Mar 28, 2018

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    Obsolete? The solution is ALWAYS to buy more watches. If there is an anniversary watch next year that you fall in love with thats really good because then you know what to get as your second watch
     
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  12. elbeik

    elbeik Mar 28, 2018

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    Congrats!
    Wear it in good health
     
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  13. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 28, 2018

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    Congratulations, is this really your first watch (not first luxury watch?)... that's quite a place to start!
     
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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 28, 2018

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    Enjoy! Really is one of TAG Heuer's best designs and most faithful re-editions.:thumbsup:
     
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  15. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Mar 28, 2018

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    Great choice, well done! I'm sure you will never, ever tire of wearing it.
     
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  16. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Mar 28, 2018

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    Congrats. Enjoy wearing it in good health. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. marcushogan37

    marcushogan37 Mar 29, 2018

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    Yup, never even owned a cheap watch!!!!
     
  18. marcushogan37

    marcushogan37 Mar 29, 2018

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    You can only imagine the smile on my own face!!!!!!!!
     
  19. marcushogan37

    marcushogan37 Mar 29, 2018

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    A bit distracted in college today guys. Looks like I wont be getting any study done................. IMG_4140.jpg
     
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  20. heuer1860

    heuer1860 Mar 29, 2018

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    Real nice. You've got good taste for a young fella. Enjoyed following your journey making this a reality.
    It feels good doesn't it. My first was my Heuer logged Black Monza back a few years now but I cherished that watch for many years until I got enough money to buy a few more niceties.
    I have the original Blue dial Monaco re-edition (right hand crown) but am trying to find a reasonably priced 40th Anniversary model to add to my collection.

    Anyway, congrats on the new watch and the 21st Birthday.
     
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