1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 11, 2019

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    Both? ;)
     
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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 11, 2019

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    Hehe I would not call it cool nor insane. I guess its just one of those things some guys go through when they reach their 60's ;)

    Speaking of the Zeniths, writing "extra special" on the dial makes it so much less special to me. It is like when a product is named "luxury" instantly making it tacky and the opposite of luxury.
     
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  3. Remo

    Remo Jan 11, 2019

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    I agree, the writing is unnecessary. But it's just a detail. I don't know why, but somehow this watch appeals to me, it's that irrational thing, you know.
     
  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 11, 2019

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    I hear you, they are really nice besides that tiny detail
     
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  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 11, 2019

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    I thought that was a joke, but apparently they do actually make a watch with 'Extra Special' on the dial. Wow. That's absolutely unbelievable...
     
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  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 14, 2019

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    Okay, so here's my offer. I will type 'TAG Heuer' every time (and thus avoid the need to keep paying $10) if you guys type 'Heuer by TAG Heuer' when referring to any watch bearing the Heuer name made after 1985.

    Deal?
     
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  7. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 14, 2019

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    Don't look at me, I already always reference @TAGHeuer as the manufacturer on all my Instagram shots.
     
  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 14, 2019

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    Good chap!:thumbsup:
     
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  9. Yago

    Yago Jan 14, 2019

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    Nah
     
  10. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 14, 2019

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    TAG it is then!
     
  11. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jan 14, 2019

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    :whipped:

    In that case, you only would avoid to pay the $10 typing 'Techniques d'Avant Garde'

    :D :D
     
  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 14, 2019

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    So be it!
     
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  13. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jan 16, 2019

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    What’s in a name? I bought my watches because of the style/design, yes it’s nice to have a McQueen Monaco*or drive a Honda* that Senna helped develop but, if they had been made by “back street knock up” ltd. I still would have bought them, it’s the object I buy or desire not the hype( sorry if I have just caused a few heart attacks) so brand ambassadors or sponsorship would not colour my decisions.

    * Both items I lusted after since first seeing them and it took some time until the piggy bank had enough to cough up. Now for the Lotus Elan +2s.:D If only.
     
  14. Remo

    Remo Apr 2, 2019

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    You wouldn't believe it, but it is special: they already put that on the dial more then a century ago when Louis Bleriot was the first aviator to fly over the English Channel, wearing a Zenith SPECIAL.
    https://m.zenith-watches.com/en_en_m/icones/louis-bleriot
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    Now would we still cancel this text, if we were to acquire one of those beauties?
     
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  15. Remo

    Remo Apr 2, 2019

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    And I DO take back those words ;)...
     
  16. THJunkie

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    In addition to needing to appeal to a younger audience there’s also the need to have some relevance to the large proportion of the world’s population who don’t much care for motorsport. Of course it should always be a mainstay and centre stage due to the long heritage and history. But to appeal to a wider audience it can’t be the ‘only’ link to the brand surely? I love the Monaco and Carrera, and appreciate a nice sports car yet couldn’t give to flying **** about F1.

    They’ve also had long standing links to ski racing for example and more recently yacht racing.
     
  17. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 2, 2019

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    Did not know about that!