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: I'm new to the expensive watch game, and was
: wanting a bit of advice on getting my first
: I done a quite a bit of reading, including the
: great history of the Carrera watch article,
: about the different watches and I've decided
: on either the Heurer Carrera Re-Edition or
: the newer Carrera, though from reading it
: looks like the Re-Edition has the better
: movement, or a Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch.
: I love the look of both watches, though I do
: especially like the white/silver face on the
: Re-Edition, though I did fancy a braclet
: style watch. Does anyone have any other
: pointers, like re-sale value (not that I
: think I would, but it's nice to know),
: collectability, difference in quality
: between the two watches etc.
: Also does anyone have any pros and cons as to
: buying a used watch, other than the presitge
: of having it new.
: And then the other question is any
: recomendation as to where to buy it
: (preferably with a nice discount), I'm in
: the UK, but am happy to buy on the web.
: Thanks for your help in making my decision
I love my re-edition Carrera - great watch. If you're buying new it may be worthwhile ringing around a few offical TAG dealers to see if they have any left in stock. The "new" Carrera replaced the re-edition a year ago and stores may welcome an opportunity to move on "old stock".