1. Beckerman

    Beckerman Jun 8, 2019

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    Hi All,

    Not sure about the protocol around here, been lurking for a short while, finally back in the fold as a Monaco owner and just wanted to introduce myself as a new member to the forum. After a long wait I got my hands on a 50th Anniversary Monaco last week. As a bit of background I have owned a blue calibre 17 Monaco in the past along with a couple of CAW 2113 Grey Gulf models at various points in history which I absolutely loved, but the one I really wanted was the 40th Anniversary model. I got wind that there would be a 50th Anniversary edition last summer and hot footed my way down to the Flagship store in Oxford Street in London to put my name down presuming it would be similar to the original 1133B / 40th Anniversary version. To cut a long story short when I heard the rumours that it was going to be green and brown I had a bit of a wobble and nearly pulled out but in the end I decided to go for it on the basis that if I really didn't like it I probably wouldn't lose too much if I wanted to sell it on. As I said I've had it about a week and worn it most days. In a similar way to the old grey Gulf version the photos really don't do it justice and I've really bonded with it. In direct sunlight it definitely looks green and brown but very often it flips between sold dark grey and in certain lights it looks to have grey/silver stripes. I'd also like to say thanks to the guys at the Oxford Street store for the professional and enthusiastic service throughout which was definitely above and beyond my general experience at the majority of ADs. I've attached a wrist shot and the obligatory steering wheel shot for good measure.
     
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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jun 8, 2019

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    Welcome to the best forum in the world! Great choice and I love your garage styling :eek:::bleh::
     
  3. THJunkie

    THJunkie Jun 8, 2019

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    Welcome. Congrats! Enjoy :thumbsup:
     
  4. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 8, 2019

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    Congratulations and welcome as an official member of the forum!
     
  5. rafabond

    rafabond Jun 8, 2019

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    Welcome to the monaco club 50th anniversary
     
  6. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jun 8, 2019

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    Congrats...very nice Monaco indeed...:thumbsup:
     
  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 8, 2019

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  8. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 9, 2019

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    Welcome. The unusual colour scheme makes this a very special watch imo.
     
  9. Remo

    Remo Jun 9, 2019

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    Thanx for sharing your story. I am impressed by the images.
     
  10. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jun 9, 2019

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    Your garage is better decorated than any room in my flat!
     
  11. heuer1860

    heuer1860 Jun 9, 2019

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    Welcome to the forum and loving the awesome Man Pad garage.
     
  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 10, 2019

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    Welcome to the forum Beckerman, and congratulations on your lovely new watch!
     
  13. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 10, 2019

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    Welcome Beckerman! What took you so long? I remember your post on Watchuseek back when you got your first Monaco Gulf Grey. Congrats on getting the 50th anniversary!
     
  14. Beckerman

    Beckerman Jun 12, 2019

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    Many work to be honest. I love the Fuchs wheels on your car, have you thought about a Duck-tail to complete the look ?

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  15. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 12, 2019

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    ^NICE! Love the ducktail! :thumbsup:
     
  16. dtf

    dtf Jun 13, 2019

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    Nice garage, make sure you check out the porsche thread