Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 ($2.5K) vs. Hesalite Moonwatch ($3.8K), which one to choose ?
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    Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 ($2.5K) vs. Hesalite Moonwatch ($3.8K), which one to choose ?

    Both are brand new AD prices, $2.5K for Carrera, $3.8K for Hesalite Moonwatch

    My collection now includes Seiko's (skx, turtle, sarbs etc...) Just want to have one higher end (compared to my watches of course ). My budget is around $2K, should I save and wait for Omega, or should I buy carrera ?

    Honestly I like the look of carrera better, it is also easier to service. But I read quality issues, also second hand value is not good. Moonwatch is a legend, second hand value is very good. But it is hand winding, hesalite needs care, service is expensive.

    Edit, unused longines 42 mm chrono for $1400 is also an alternative :)

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 ($2.5K) vs. Hesalite Moonwatch ($3.8K), which one to choose ?

    Personally it'll be the Speedy for me.

    I'd rather save up and get something unique with some history and the Omega build - the Tag is just another, erm Tag (for me anyway). In terms of cost both are expensive watches so be sure to buy the one you want...

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 ($2.5K) vs. Hesalite Moonwatch ($3.8K), which one to choose ?

    ^ This for me too.

    I don't think the Tag is bad looking but the Speedy is just so much more. I bet the resale value would be better on the Speedy too, if thats something important to you.
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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 ($2.5K) vs. Hesalite Moonwatch ($3.8K), which one to choose ?

    Since you prefer the Tag... No need to find reasons not to buy it... Haha

    Seriously, it is a good looking tag... Buy it if you like it.

    My advice is to get it on metal bracelet then add a racing strap afterwards.

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 ($2.5K) vs. Hesalite Moonwatch ($3.8K), which one to choose ?

    I've grown pretty fond of tag heuer lately and that carrera is a sweet watch.
    As far as famous space related things go, the speedmaster makes me think more of the rocket scene from Austin Powers than Apollo, if were just looking at the watch itself (that rather unfortunate 12 o'clock index... I know I'm immature lol)

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 ($2.5K) vs. Hesalite Moonwatch ($3.8K), which one to choose ?

    Always choose Speedy
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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 ($2.5K) vs. Hesalite Moonwatch ($3.8K), which one to choose ?

    Is the Speedmaster really more expensive to service on a like for like basis? It’s a genuine question as I don’t know, but if the comparison is Omega servicing vs a local watchmaker, this is not apples to apples. And that is perhaps relevant because the speedy movement has been around long enough, has been produced (I imagine) many millions of times, and does not feature coax technology. Consequently, I’d imagine a local watchmaker is also an option for the speedy - which isn’t to recommend that course (again I don’t know if it’s a good idea).

    As to the choice in general, the speedy all day for me; it’s a classic, a legend, blah blah - you know all that. But it really will, I am sure, leave you with a piece you’ll always be happy with, whatever the vagaries or watch fashion to come. The hesalite is a plus point, giving it a more ‘organic’ charm, rather than the clinical finish of crystal (think vinyl record vs cd / digital recording) and the hand winding, at least in my experience, increases one’s connection with it.

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 ($2.5K) vs. Hesalite Moonwatch ($3.8K), which one to choose ?

    Speedy all day everyday

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 ($2.5K) vs. Hesalite Moonwatch ($3.8K), which one to choose ?

    I traded my Speedy away because it just wasn't all that good looking and wore kind of clunky. At $2.5k (what I paid for a near new, used one), the Speedy was a heck of a deal, but at almost $4k, I think you can do a lot better. I don't particularly like the Tag in the pic, but it may look a lot nicer, in person. For sure it will have a much flashier, dressier look. Have you tried these watches on?

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 ($2.5K) vs. Hesalite Moonwatch ($3.8K), which one to choose ?

    Does that Tag come on a bracelet? Also how thick is it? Some of those valjoux chronos are hockey pucks.

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