New Post: Carrera Calibre 16 Sports

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 29, 2018

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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 29, 2018

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    I had a chance to try one a few weeks ago and agree with your assessment, the black model is the way to go for this one. I didn't buy it, but maybe I will in the future.
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  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 30, 2018

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    I tried these on in the Geneva boutique, great photos David... and I agree about the lume, although isn't it because the new lume doesn't 'age'?
     
  4. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 30, 2018

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    I really like this watch (blue favourite), but the depth is the main reason I wouldn't buy it.
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  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 30, 2018

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    Yes, they seem super thick, I think because they are 41mm, if they were 43mm it wouldn't seem as thick.
     
  6. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 30, 2018

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    Keeping the thickness and increasing the diameter would be taking it in completely the wrong direction for me :)
     
  7. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 30, 2018

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    Compare and contrast to the picture above
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  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 30, 2018

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    Fair enough, but the small diameter with that thickness does make it feel very chunky, increasing the diameter would help - but not if you've got small wrists.
     
  9. elbeik

    elbeik Sep 30, 2018

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    I don't mind the size, but there other Carreras that sit higher on the food chain.
     
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  10. THJunkie

    THJunkie Sep 30, 2018

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    But like comparing a Yankie muscle car to a highly tuned German sportscar. Price differential similar too.
     
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  11. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Oct 1, 2018

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    In-house movement developed to be reasonably thin against the Valjoux 7750 which was developed to be mass produced and cheap to make. Not really a valid or fair comparison.
     
  12. imagwai

    imagwai Oct 1, 2018

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    I was only comparing profile thickness, not cost. But, Tag can produce their own in-house movements at scale these days. Plus, there are ways to make a 7750 hug the wrist better, a Tudor Big Block being one of them.
     
  13. absolutemustard

    absolutemustard Oct 1, 2018

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    I like the thickness

    Would instantly take my money if the Heuer 02 was in it and even more so at a 43mm size

    I can't wait to see the Heuer 02 utilized in more pieces

    I am also partial to that strap on a Carrera

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  14. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 2, 2018

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    They do look nice (like the other new Calibre 16 models) but are too thick (like the other new Calibre 16 models). There's a point at which a watch becomes lumpy and slab-sided, and this is far beyond that IMO.

    A note about the lume - SuperLuminova lume does not patinate the way tritium lume did. So if they had not gone with a vintage-yellow color and instead went with stark white, it most certainly would not age over time to that hue. You'd be stuck with white.
     
  15. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 4, 2018

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    Really like everything about these ones, except the thickness... Tried on the blue and it was really nice looking. Love the solid caseback (wish they would be on that level on more models), love that white sporty inner ring. Even like the "aged" lume, if you forget about it trying to be aged lume I think it works well with the blue.
     
  16. Lugduno

    Lugduno Oct 4, 2018

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    I haven't tried this one, so my comments are just general.
    With that said I think the thickness can sometimes be to important to some potential buyers. Sure, I thought the Autavia was borderline too thick when I bought it, but as long as it goes under your sleeve it's alright.

    With that said, it can be really bothersome, but I think that the comment is sometimes overused about watches. These are just my two cents, so please don't put me on trial for this;)
     
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  17. THJunkie

    THJunkie Oct 4, 2018

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    Simple answer to ‘thickness’ ... short sleeved shirts. :p
     
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  18. Lugduno

    Lugduno Oct 4, 2018

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    I kind of agree with that. At the same time, I constantly travel between Sweden and the Netherlands, I've never worn short sleeve on any of those trips...:D
     
  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 4, 2018

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    If I bought a white car I'd want it to stay white, I don't get why people want their lume to discolour?
     
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  20. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 5, 2018

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    Well your car's paint is an exterior color, whereas lume was just added to markers so it'd glow. When it patinated, many people found that they quite enjoyed the warm tones.
    But nowadays, new watches have colored lume that won't discolor so you have nothing to worry about :)