I recently stumbled upon a Tag Carrera Chrono - the old version (no tachymetre), probably it was ref. CV2113.FC6182. I really liked this watch, it suits my needs and taste quite well. Hovewer, there is one thing about it. As it is a discontinued model I would be hesitant to even try to buy it without consulting somebody more experienced.
- as I was told it is laying there for 4-4,5 years and in watch-selling terms this is ancient history for me. How do you think this time might have inflicted the caliber, the oils inside it and so on. I will only add that when I started the chrono the pusher went in quite strangely, like it was made of jelly and I had problems with starting it. Completely different to my watch on a V7750, which works all the time with a fail-safe click.
- what is your opinion on the watch and the mechanism inside it? How would you compare it to the Speedy Pro, leaving aside the history of the Omega. which one would you recommend?
- what is your opinion on the possibilities of negotiating the price. The watch is priced very high, even it did not sell for the last years. It is 11,000 PLN (almost 2900 EUR/3800USD), the same as a new Carrera Chrono tachy and a Speedmaster Pro (the first I don't like much, the second I would rather have with a sapphire on both sides). I have to add that in Poland, the prices of watches are extremely high (even though it is a relatively poor country compared to USA, Germany, France or UK) and the negotiations rarely exceed 5% of the price. This time, however, I think that the history of this watch could be a factor.
I will be happy to hear your opinions!