1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 5, 2018

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  2. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam May 5, 2018

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    Can you just change the strap insteaf of selling it ? :whistling:
     
  3. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares May 5, 2018

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    Tag Heuer Enthusiast Blog - No1 source for daily learnings about all things Tag Heuer! :thumbsup:

    Keep it up man!
     
  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 5, 2018

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    I thought about it, oh I thought about it... but the magic is gone, it's too late. There was a strap I saw that looked promising, one of those big brands... I can't remember, but it was a grey and orange strap not black. The experience was just depressing, I can't see that it was solvable other than doing what I did and I'm very happy with my new watch.:)
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 5, 2018

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    If it had been black, this might have worked.
     
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  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 5, 2018

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    Thanks for your constant support Jim!
    :)
     
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  7. dtf

    dtf May 5, 2018

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    Can't believe you sold it, that orange looks great!
     
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  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 5, 2018

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  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 7, 2018

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  10. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares May 7, 2018

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  11. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 7, 2018

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    Cheers Jim, I'm glad you agree! :)
     
  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 7, 2018

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    For the purposes of a future post, would anyone care to rank my watches (just your preference)? I've already got some data from a couple of people but the more the better really. I'm not including the new Grand Carrera because it's too new for me to be completely objective, and I am including the orange F1 I just sold.
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    Microtimer
    Aquagraph
    Calibre 16 F1 Orange/Black
    Aquaracer Calibre S
    Carrera Heuer 01 Skeleton 45mm
    F1 Kirium
    Aquaracer Chronotimer
    6000 Series
    Quartz F1 WAH1110

    Also you can tell me where you would have put the Grand Carrera GMT if you like.

    Thanks!
    Rob
     
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  13. dtf

    dtf May 7, 2018

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    Nice choice, I tried one of those on at an outlet and was quite taken with it. My only issue is that it's a 12hr gmt dial which kinda defeats the point for me.

    Sometime later on bumped into a mate wearing one, took me a while to identify it, but it looked really smart on his wrist

    In order (I think)
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    Heuer 01
    Grand Carrera
    Microtimer
    F1
    Kirium
    Others
     
  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 7, 2018

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    Thanks dtf, yes I didn't realise it was a 12hr dial until I came to set it - which in itself was a bit of a thing. I don't particularly care about the GMT function as I rarely go abroad, but the thing is you have to set the GMT and main hands together turning the crown one way and then put the main hands right going backwards.... which is fine except it's a bit confusing as to where you stand with the date. It does have a quick set date though - but then that adds another level of confusion. The great thing about the GMT version is that you get the large second hand, which is what I really wanted as none of my automatics have that. I agree though that a 12hr GMT is a bit hopeless!
     
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  15. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam May 7, 2018

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    Congrats on the new purchase. I personally would go for the white dial version if given the "offer-i-can't-refuse" situation. I didn't realize it was 12 hours GMT until @dtf mentioned it, but it wont be the turn-off for me. Love the double date window. I think you are thicking more than one box here. Namely:

    -12 hours GMT (maybe you will want it after you have 24 GMT later. Who knows it even exist ?)
    -A grand carrera !
    -did i mentioned double date window ?
    -chronometer
    -calibre8

    I'm personally love the non chronograph line of Tag Heuer although it's not really in-line with the tradition.

    Congrats once again on your newest purchase.
     
  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 7, 2018

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    Thanks Otto, I must admit I was never fussed about a big date double window, but I have to say it's pretty damn cool! And you're right this watch does tick a lot of boxes, just glad to finally have a Grand Carrera in my collection, I hope it won't be the only one.
     
  17. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam May 7, 2018

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    What's next from here ? Grand Carrera calibre 36 perhaps ;) ?
     
  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 8, 2018

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    Probably a beat up quartz Aquaracer from eBay.... or a Monaco 24! I'm definitely sold on the Grand Carrera now though, so maybe. I feel like a man without a plan at the moment...
     
  19. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam May 8, 2018

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    Please post a picture of it on your wrist !
     
  20. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 8, 2018

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    I'm not wearing it today, but I'll do it when I get home. :)
     
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