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    Re: The Carrera Club

    I love my Carrera!


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    I am currently in the market for a nicer auto-chronograph and knowing the fame and success of the Carrera, I thought I would do a little research into it. Can anyone tell me what makes the Carrera series differ from a Hamilton Khaki x series chrono, or a Victorinox Alpnach in terms of prestige, movements, and especially quality? By the way, I particularly like the CV2A10.FC model a lot.....

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    Mine I bought in 1975.
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    Quote Originally Posted by averagejoe303 View Post
    I am currently in the market for a nicer auto-chronograph and knowing the fame and success of the Carrera, I thought I would do a little research into it. Can anyone tell me what makes the Carrera series differ from a Hamilton Khaki x series chrono, or a Victorinox Alpnach in terms of prestige, movements, and especially quality? By the way, I particularly like the CV2A10.FC model a lot.....
    All of those brands make quality watches. I personally have owned those brands and they served me very well.

    Mainly what you need to determine is what style of watch you like. Hamilton is geared toward aviation designs and Victorinox is military inspired while the Carrera is racing inspired.

    From there, determine if any intangibles are important to you like brand recognition, past awards, brand history. This will have an impact on t price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisconsin Proud View Post
    All of those brands make quality watches. I personally have owned those brands and they served me very well.

    Mainly what you need to determine is what style of watch you like. Hamilton is geared toward aviation designs and Victorinox is military inspired while the Carrera is racing inspired.

    From there, determine if any intangibles are important to you like brand recognition, past awards, brand history. This will have an impact on t price.
    Well said...couldn't agree more.

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    Joining the club as of this week :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by djst View Post
    Joining the club as of this week :)

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    congrats! that's aclassic look.

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    well, Outlet Stores are known to carry items that have not been sold while sitting at some AD stores around the world. If you bought this watch there, it must be authentic ! And it could very likely be a model that was only release to a specific market, like Japan or Singapore, for instance. I think you may have scored a very unique Carrera.

    I'd like to wait for others to post any info on it here...

    Thanks for the pictures !
    I emailed Tag Heuer UK about the origins of the watch and this is an excerpt of their reply to me:

    The Carrera you have purchased was designed exclusively for the Outlet stores in the United Kingdom. They were originally going to release it to the mass market but then decided it looked too similar to the impending Carrera 1887, therefore, put a Calibre 16 movement in the casing and made the bracelet visually slightly different to enable the Outlet stores to be able to sell it at a discounted price.
    Guess if I'm ever going back, I should get the white dial version as well. hehz.

    A final parting shot of the watch. :)
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    is this true ??? A Carrera made for outlets ??? Strange... but this is one of the nicest TAGs I've seen !
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    Agreed. I really like the design of that Carrera with the all-brushed finish. It kinda reminds me of the Speedmaster with those white hands and hour markers.
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