I love my Carrera!
I love my Carrera!
IWC Aquatimer 3719
IWC Aquatimer 3536
Chronographe Suisse Cie Continental Gransport
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Omega Constellation Chronometer ref 14393
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Tissot Seastar 300
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Aristo Pilot "Giant"
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Helson Shark Diver Bronze
Tusenö Chronograph Mecaqurtz
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.....
Mine I bought in 1975.
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.
Joining the club as of this week :)
Guess if I'm ever going back, I should get the white dial version as well. hehz.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.
A final parting shot of the watch. :)
Last edited by leongkc; May 31st, 2011 at 17:40.
is this true ??? A Carrera made for outlets ??? Strange... but this is one of the nicest TAGs I've seen !
TAG Heuer :
2000 Classic auto -silver
S/EL Leather auto -ss/gold
Formula 1 -1st edition -green
Pure Link bracelet -steel
Formula 1 ring -steel/black ceramic/dimond
Carrera -1st re-issue -solid gold
Monaco -1st re-issue
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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