1. bdev

    bdev May 14, 2019

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    I've decided on buying a pre-owned Monaco but need opinions on two models. I've got my eye on either the CAW2113 (2005, calibre 17, plexiglass, closed back, 38mm) or the CAW2111 (2010, calibre 12, exhibition back, sapphire, 39mm).

    Pros and cons on each?

    Thanks.......Bruno
     
  2. Hubert

    Hubert May 14, 2019

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    The Gulf for sure.
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  3. Tamora4300

    Tamora4300 May 15, 2019

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    The later glass version will definitely sparkle more.
    I've got 3 and prefer the later 2 but one is also a Gulf version so I don't know lol
     
  4. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 27, 2019

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    I think you mean the CW2113, which is the blue Monaco from the 2000s, right? The CAW2113 is the Gulf Grey LE which was introduced shortly after the CAW2111 Calibre12 blue Monaco.

    Of the two blue Monacos, I prefer the updated Calibre12 for its sapphire crystal and exhibition back. But some prefer the slightly smaller size of the 38mm Calibre17 and the warmth of plexi. The older model should be cheaper as well.
     
  5. bdev

    bdev May 28, 2019

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    Yes. A typo on my part. Should have been CW2113 instead of CAW2113. Now I know why "Hubert" posted a pic of the Gulf.
    Thanks for your opinion.
     
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  6. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 May 29, 2019

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    I’d wait till the “gaffer” finish’s Monaco’s in May to get a look at more of the choice?
     
  7. bdev

    bdev Jun 8, 2019

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    I purchased the CAW2111. 39mm, sapphire, exhibition back, circa 2010. Very happy with it.

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  8. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 8, 2019

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    Congratulations!
     
  9. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 10, 2019

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    Congrats! You have chosen well.