I have been a long time snooper on this forum. I finally took the dive and made a purchase this past week. I bought a TAG Heuer Carrera Heritage Calibre 6
I wanted to wait after a few days of wearing it before i passed any judgement on the watch. The main reason I was attracted to this watch vs. the other Carrera models were the Arabic numerals on the face versus the more modern matchstick markers for the hours. In addition, I like the look of the small seconds on the face of the watch. The 'flinque' finish on the dial adds another layer of depth that many of the other Carreras were lacking IMO.
As far as how the watch feels on the wrist, it has been fantastic. It sits nice and low on the wrist. I have relatively small wrists (around 7.25'') so this watch is a good size for me at 39mm. The bracelet is thin and comfortable to wear. The only downside is the lack of a fine adjustment (which was not an issue for me but I could see how it might for another).
The accuracy has been fantastic with the watch being only +3 seconds for the past 2 days so nothing to complain about there.
I only have 3 small criticisms:
1. Lack of lume - makes it somewhat difficult to read at night (I was aware of this when purchasing it). However the polished Arabic numerals make it useable but not optimal for low-light viewing.
2. The anti-reflective coating: Give the watch a bit of a 'dark blue' color instead of black when viewed from an angle. On the other hand, it makes the watch extremely easy to read (see photos).
3. The highly polished case: I already accidentally nicked the side of the bezel just under the 6 o clock position when I was being careless exiting an elevator (doh! ). Its extremely small and I can guarantee you no one else would notice it, but it's there, and I notice it because of the polished case and bezel (and my anal retentive nature).
Overall the watch has been fantastic. (Except for my careless ding! O well I guess it adds some character? ). My experience thus far has been positive and I would definitely consider another Tag in the future.
One final question: I am used to watches having screw down crowns. This watch is wound when the crown is in the innermost position/pushed all the way in, correct? Thanks!
O yea. Pics or it didn't happen right?