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  1. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Feb 11, 2021

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    Yes, I just posted that (see above). LOL
    Very curious indeed! That price is a steal, which just doesn't seem right. They also have the CAW211R listed separately, which means it's less likely they got the T mixed up with the R. Also, it says ships in 2-4 months, which means they don't have it.

    Like they say, if it's too good to be true... :whistling:
     
  2. Marcos Alvarenga

    Marcos Alvarenga Feb 11, 2021

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    So much about Gulf, and nothing about Golf... ::confused2:::confused:
    Why??

    [sarcasm goes on...]
     
  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 11, 2021

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  4. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Feb 11, 2021

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    Jim, nice write up! :thumbsup:

    I agree that the CAW211T should be crowned the reigning Gulf King. However, if there's one thing I wish TH had done differently was the red used on the hands and hour markers. It would have been much nicer had they used Gulf Orange instead of the red. I feel the red clashes with the orange stripe and stitching on the strap. It also would have further differentiated the T from the standard R, which also has the same issue of red clashing with orange.

    They did it right on the Gulf Prince, using orange and no red.
     
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  5. heuerholic

    heuerholic Feb 11, 2021

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    Turn my back for a moment and you guys start talking about me.
    Indeed I did get my CAW211T from Tokyo. they had 3 of them apparently and I got the lucky last.

    Yep... lucky bastard.

    havent had a chance to read The 3rd edition of your masterpiece Jim. Looking forward to getting home, sitting down with an aperitif (beer) and having a read.

    PS. Got a new addition for my wrist. This one is here to stay......... revealed tomorrow.
     
  6. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Feb 11, 2021

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    A good 3 part post on the Gulf tie-up but I cannot agree with you about the King. That clash of the red and orange on the dial is inexcusable!
     
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  7. HoltzPlatz

    HoltzPlatz Feb 12, 2021

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    Explained a lot to me, thanks Jim. I've had a very difficult time deciding which Gulf Heuer watch I like. For all the reasons you guys have discussed here. Mainly incorrect color shades/tints. Geez, so the only hope for me is one of 50 that nobody will sell. Guess I'll be searching for that F1 and add another quartz.... This should be so damn simple for TH to figure out!:mad:
     
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  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 12, 2021

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    Thanks man! Yes I would change the red too, guess I should have mentioned it but I was too lost in lusting emotion staring at the photos from @heuerholic
     
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  9. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 12, 2021

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    Thanks for clarifying this, I will try to stop falsely remembering the Gulf King as a US only :thumbsup:

    Al reminded me that TAG first released the 211R for the US market only in 2017, I probably got these mixed up based on that
     
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  10. Yago

    Yago Feb 12, 2021

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    ::popcorn::
     
  11. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 12, 2021

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    Exciting times ::psy::
     
  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 12, 2021

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    Clearly me too.
     
  13. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 12, 2021

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    We might be brainwashing each other
     
  14. heuerholic

    heuerholic Feb 12, 2021

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    Great three part story Jim on the TH Gulf Watches.
    Obviously I agree with your choice of the Gulf King CAW211T as the king of them all.
    As I have said to you privately, the watch especially sings when it is on the bracelet.
    The vibrancy and impact of the colours on the face come alive when paired with the shininess of the bracelet.
    Of course I am biased, but wouldn't you be?

    Thanks for showing off some of my photos. I do have fun with the Micro lens.

    Good job all over everyone on a great blog site .... Thanks Rob.
     
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  15. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Feb 12, 2021

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    Which watch would you choose as the King of Gulf then?
     
  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 12, 2021

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    I think the 50LE is the best of what there is, that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement.

    TAG Heuer need to make this already
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Feb 12, 2021

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    Nice as the Dark oil lord is, for me as an existing Monaco Gulf owner, it's not different enough for me to buy one. That's why I didn't buy the CAW211R and hesitated on the CAW211T. I'm hoping for something a bit different & fresh with TH's next Monaco Gulf.
     
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  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 12, 2021

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    Not different enough..... black PVD case, orange lume AND the dial patterning from the older Formula 1, what more do you want?
     
  19. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Feb 12, 2021

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    But the overall look is still quite similar to the 2007 Gulf black, my Gulf Grey & Monaco 24 Gulf. I just can't justify spending that kind of money on something similar to what I have (even if a better version) and I know my wife will say you bought the same watch.

    What I want is my design concept of course! ;)
     
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  20. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 12, 2021

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    Dude. You posted a photo on your blog where Michael had designed exactly what he wants.
     
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