(Now posting in the correct forum) As witnessed by the topic matter, I feel the crave for another watch, and have been tempted for quite some time to purchase a Tag Heuer Monaco, imho a venerable classic along the lines of the Speedy Pro Moonwatch...
However, while perusing several WIS forums on the Monaco, I found out that several versions, released a number of years ago, allegedly featured "sub-par" movements (i.e. very basic, non-top / chronometer grade ETA movements), not fitting for a watch of this reputation and in this price range.
I would rather shoot for a vintage version (but I believe those to be very expensive), and am also quite enamoured by the El Primero powered versions...But the price of admission on those is also quite high, so how about the quality of the movements of the models one tier down from the vintage / EP Monacos (would expect at least chrono grade ETAs)?
Would greatly appreciate some recommendations!
BTW this one looks the business (picture courtesy of WWW):
Thanks a lot!