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Re: Heuer Carrera Re-Edition or Omega Speedmaster

Thanks to all of you for your quick responses, a great forum for me to decide to post on.

Some great advice and indepth knowledge about the watches especially from Chuck, I thought from your articles that you would probably reply with some good feedback.

I did try on both watches yesterday, though it was the new TAG Heuer Carrera, not the Re-Edition, but was still undecided as they both felt good, but in the back of my mind I think I have always fancied the Carrera, and I you have helped me decide. So I think I will go for a silver face, Carrera Re-Edition with a perforated strap.

I have spoken to someone at the Bicester TAG outlet shop and they have one of the Carrera's for £975, official retail was £1475 I think, so a reasonable deal, I have seen a few used Re-Editions for a similar price, other than one on eBay at the moment which is up at about £700, plus import into the UK probably on top of that. So I think a trip to Bicester at the weekend will be in order (and not too far for me, about 45 mins drive, I knew there was an outlet shop in Gretna but not Bicester).

Which is good because it is sort of as a present for my 30th birthday which is on Saturday, and partly from my recent marriage, my wife had an expensive engagement ring, so I can have a watch that I have so long looked at in jewellers windows.

I'll probably try and ring round a few other TAG dealers to see if they can do a deal, as as you say it is now discontinued.

Thanks once again to all of you, and any other comments still welcome.


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