Formula 1 Gulf Special Edition CAZ101N.FC8243

  1. RocketeerMcfly

    RocketeerMcfly May 4, 2019

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    $145 USD.
     
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  2. Blue Tag

    Blue Tag May 27, 2019

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    I’ll add it to my “ wishlist “...
     
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  3. Tag_ZA

    Tag_ZA Jun 12, 2019

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    Went to my AD today to have a look at one of these. They're so beautiful. The AD is part of the group I work for and so I qualify for a 33% discount on all watches. This brings the price to a very desirable level! :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 5, 2019

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    Found these Gulf Racing inspired driving gloves in a shop while visiting Tokyo. They're made by Motorimoda and the leather quality is top notch. My wife thinks they look ridiculous! But I just couldn't help myself. LOL. :D :whistling: :eek:
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  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jul 5, 2019

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    I fear your wife may be correct ;).
     
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  6. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 6, 2019

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    I think both of you are right.
     
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  7. Tag_ZA

    Tag_ZA Jul 6, 2019

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    Damn I want this watch... Been trying to talk myself out of it but everytime I see it I want it more!
     
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  8. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jul 6, 2019

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    Now Gulf Man just needs the rest of his superhero outfit!
     
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  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 6, 2019

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    Now that you've put it on a black strap, the watch makes more sense. Or rather, the pushers and crown make more sense! Good move.
     
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  10. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 6, 2019

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    Just get it! You know you want it ! :D
     
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  11. Tag_ZA

    Tag_ZA Jul 6, 2019

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    Made an offer on one on Chrono, let's see :whistling: It is a lot of watch for the money.
     
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  12. bdev

    bdev Jul 13, 2019

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    Just received my Gulf watch. Great watch...terrible strap. Going to leave the original strap in the box and look for a replacement. Probably black with orange stitching. Any suggestions?

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  13. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 13, 2019

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    Congrats!
    I've tried various leather rally straps with the watch, black & orange as above, but also black & blue stitching (see my pics on page 4 of this thread). I might try the blue & orange rally strap that I got for my Monaco Gulf too someday. But for me, I honestly like this watch best with its original strap.
     
  14. bdev

    bdev Jul 13, 2019

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    I love the look of the strap but it doesn't wear well. Very uncomfortable. Trying to find the same blue color is next to impossible so I'm not even going to try. I did find this strap and deployant clasp on strapco but don't think it will look that good on the watch. The orange looks too bright.

    https://strapsco.com/product/stainless-steel-deployment-clasp-for-tag-heuer/
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    https://strapsco.com/product/dassari-g5-leather-watch-strap-for-deployment-clasp/
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    I think I'm going to buy a cheap NATO Gulf strap for the time being until I find the right leather strap.

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    Just found this rubber strap. I'm not too keen on rubber but this one looks good. The colors look right.
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  15. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jul 13, 2019

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    My advice is to not buy 3rd party deployant clasps. From personal experience, they just don't work that well. Shell out for a genuine TAG Heuer clasp and then buy aftermarket straps that fit it, noting that there are generally 2 types of clasps: 1 that takes a 3mm thick strap and 1 that takes a 2mm thick strap. (I am ignoring branding and buckle width which add further variants.)
     
  16. bdev

    bdev Jul 13, 2019

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    Good advice. I did read somewhere that the aftermarket deployants are hit or miss on quality.
    I'm going to go with the rubber strap so I can start wearing the watch. I'll keep searching for a leather with deployant (authentic TAG) and will swap it out one I get it. I'll post pics.
     
  17. Tag_ZA

    Tag_ZA Jul 15, 2019

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    I finally went ahead and pulled the trigger on this. ::psy:: I have wanted this piece since it was announced. I decided to buy it through Chronext, their service really is amazing and their price too. They are a grey market seller and guarantee that the 2 years manufacturers guarentee is intact with the watch. I cannot wait for this to arrive, it should be here within the next 7 days.
     
  18. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jul 15, 2019

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    Nice choice! We look forward to hundreds of sexy photos coming up then :cool:
     
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  19. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 15, 2019

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    Congratulations! I'm glad you found one at the right price for you! I'm sure you'll love it! Enjoy!
     
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  20. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 16, 2019 12:08am

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    I have no issues with the comfort of the strap. I think you're the first to say its uncomfortable.

    Perhaps you just need to give more time to bend to the contours of your wrist? Or you can try fastening the watch to something similar in diameter to your wrist, which might help to contour the fit without you having to deal with the discomfort.
     
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