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  1. AussieAlex

    AussieAlex Jan 20, 2015

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    I like it.
    Telemeter scale could be handy during thunder storms to measure your distance away from a lightning strike.
     
  2. hallanthony

    hallanthony Jan 20, 2015

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    Looks great, thanks for the info, as you say it has its different details to the recent set of Heuer editions, will have to see it in comparison to my JH80 to see if it needs to be added to my collection :)
     
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  3. Mark_85

    Mark_85 Jan 20, 2015

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    All I can say is I would have preferred a COSC certified Cal. 17 in a solid case back. How can it be vintage inspired with a see through case back? Furthermore, this is coming in around the pricing of the CH80. Lol
     
  4. Osmosis

    Osmosis Jan 20, 2015

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    Looks a great watch but would like to see some lives shots before coming to a final verdict. To echo Drunken Monkey the glass looks different to what we have seen recently.

    The Link calibre 18 was a wonderfully
    slim watch so nice go see the movement used again.
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 20, 2015

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    I'm keen to find out what this "Glassbox" is- I think that will explain why the crystal looks the way it does. Movement for me comes down to thickness- I'd probably opt for a thinner Calibre 18 than a COSC Calibre 17, given that both movements are pretty similar.
     
  6. elbeik

    elbeik Jan 21, 2015

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    The Caliber 17 pushers please.
     
  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 21, 2015

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    I do like the look of the later pushers on the JH80 Calibre 17 but the old school pumper pushers on this Calibre 18 model do look a bit more vintage authentic given they're meant to capture the look of the old 60s Carreras
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 5, 2015

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    image.jpg Here's a live wrist-shot by @quentmeg
     
  9. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 5, 2015

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    Woah! Sign me up!

    Hope Quentin shares more pictures.
     
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  10. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Feb 5, 2015

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    Hmm, that (bezel/crystal) does look better to me than those early 39mm Automatic Carrera models.
    Dammit, I already bought one watch this year that i wasn't supposed to.....
     
  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 5, 2015

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    It's a thinner bezel, which does help. I'm waiting to see the profile/ side-on shot.

    The placement of the hour-markers is a little unusual- they're set away from the edge of the dial due to the telemeter scale
     
  12. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Feb 5, 2015

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    yeah, you might recall that I'm not usually a fan of the scales and the inset hour markers on period Carrera watches but that looks quite good on that one; it could be to do with what looks like a proper curved dome crystal. Not saying that I still don't prefer a scale-less dial but on a bigger watch (39 instead of the old 36) it doesn't seem so cramped.


    I'm still wondering about the crown/pusher positions.


    That strap looks interesting too.
     
  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 5, 2015

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    I'm heading over to TH HQ in 3 weeks, so hopefully I'll be able to take a closer look...
     
  14. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 5, 2015

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    DM: I also agree that the telemeter numbers make it look a bit too cramped. Also don't like the distortion caused by the curvature of the crystal.

    Lucky you David! :D
     
  15. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 6, 2015

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    IMG_0137.jpg

    Setting the hour markers in-board is certainly consistent with Carreras of the past (Photo by @abcoro )
     
  16. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 6, 2015

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    Good counter point David! Despite my previous observations, I like it very much and can't wait to get one.
     
  17. george023

    george023 Feb 6, 2015

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    I've just turned green with envy David. I'm sure an in depth report with pics will follow.
     
  18. Mark_85

    Mark_85 Feb 6, 2015

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    Are you going over with the brand David?
     
  19. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 7, 2015

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    Kind of Mark- I'm going over for a few reasons, and while I'm there I'll be spending a couple of days at TAG Heuer HQ and then going to the Geneva Motorshow, where TAG Heuer will have a stand and will apparently launch a couple of new watches ahead of Basel.
     
  20. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 7, 2015

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    Double treat; lucky you David! Please make sure you post lots of pictures from both events.