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  1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jun 22, 2021

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    I prefer this colour

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  2. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 22, 2021

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    Good god, that dial looks like Donald Trump!
     
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  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 22, 2021

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    Thank goodness for that, he's seeing sense everyone; stand down!
     
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  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 22, 2021

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    I'd certainly take salmon over pistachio any day.
     
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  5. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jun 22, 2021

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    Wifey has done salmon in a pistachio crust, it may have been a error but tasted fine.::confused2::
     
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  6. the transporter

    the transporter Jun 23, 2021

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    I was in Bicester yesterday and somehow accidentally purchased one of these and upon searching the internet for info came across this thread and promptly joined the forum.
    I was a little concerned at slightly conflicting serial numbers and the lack of “harrods” on the back as a little searching seems to show it should have but seems it is only one of 150 although he had at least 2.
    I also found myself looking for a more daily use watch and purchased the special edition redbull they had.
    Now to live on beans on toast for the foreseeable
     
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  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 23, 2021

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    Welcome to the forum, wow, that was a big spend in one go! Two fantastic watches you have there, I believe there is something about them not being able to have 'Harrods' on them because they are not being sold through 'Harrods', which is a bit odd... still, you saved a good chunk on the watch anyway and it's the nearest thing you can get to a Calibre 11 LE Autavia for under £7,000!
     
  8. the transporter

    the transporter Jun 23, 2021

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    It was, I wasn’t actually planning on 2 together but the redbull was a great price and I’d decided on that when I saw the limited edition autavia.
    The price was good, the watch looks great and I live nearly 300 miles away and just decided to go for it.
    I’m hoping I’ve made the right choice as it’s a long way to come back
     
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  9. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jun 23, 2021

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    Wow, incredible way to start your collection!

    Welcome to the best forum in the world
     
  10. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 23, 2021

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    Are these your first luxury watches or do you have others?
     
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  11. the transporter

    the transporter Jun 23, 2021

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    These are my first. I have friends who have lovely collections who have tried to get me to start collecting but I like to collect many things and wasn’t really ready for watches but I found out about 6 months ago there was a run of 1000 tag mp4-12c watches and that peeked my interest.
    I started looking and quickly wished I hadn’t as I found myself liking quite a few and after visiting various watch shops around the country (I travel a lot for work) with no joy I decided on a motorsport related tag to start me off, hence the Se redbull, but unfortunately I also saw the Le autavia and thought in for a penny and here we are
     
  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 23, 2021

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    The McLaren watch is a hard one to value, it's not a 'classic' piece as it's such an oddity in the range... it was very expensive new, but towards the end of it's run it was selling for around £5000 brand new... nowadays it's hard to say what it's worth, it's a watch that may be difficult to find and you may have to pay over the odds to get it but then find it difficult to sell.
     
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  13. the transporter

    the transporter Jun 23, 2021

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    That’s kind of the reason I opted for both of these in one hit as the other option was to over pay for a used 12c watch.
    This way I can scratch my itch and maybe one day get a deal on a 12c and add to my collection.
     
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  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jun 23, 2021

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    Yeah, that and the Grand Carreras fell victim to a price realignment really, I don't know if you noticed the Grand Carreras in Bicester? They are in the for about £5000 IIRC, list price £7500... but that's ridiculous when you can now get a Heuer 02 Monaco for £5500.
     
  15. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 23, 2021

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    I'm a fan of the Carrera MP4-12C too and hope to pick one up. Second hand prices can be quite variable but they seem to have been on the high side recently so patience may pay off.

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  16. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jun 23, 2021

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    Getting TWO TAG Heuer is always a Great Choice sir! :thumbsup: Congratulations @the transporter !! Two fine watches, Red Bull Racing Carrera and a classic inspired Heuer Autavia! ::psy::::psy:: Awesome to wear your Red Bull during F1 races this year also ;)

    Welcome to the HOME of TAG Heuer / Heuer collector and enthusiasts! ::rimshot::
    We are truly a GLOBAL family-community in here :)
     
  17. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jun 23, 2021

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    This suits you well sir @Mr_Orange ;) Also this one, a papaya orange McLaren should complete the hat trick :thumbsup:
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  18. the transporter

    the transporter Jun 24, 2021

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    I hope so, maybe I’ll be adding one to my collection soon.
     
  19. the transporter

    the transporter Jun 24, 2021

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    Or a volcano red 12c
     
  20. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 24, 2021

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    Thanks. Just to be clear though, that isn't my wrist and I don't have a Carrera MP4-12C, yet.
     
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