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TAG Heuer Carrera C16 Black Leather Strap Watch - £2,450 delivered @ Ernest Jones
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TAG Heuer Carrera C16 Black Leather Strap Watch - £2,450 delivered @ Ernest Jones

£2,450£2,80013%Ernest Jones Deals
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Posted 4th Jan

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I'm in the market for a new watch (looking for some good deals on a blue face Tag, deciding whether it's best to go for quartz or automatic with regards to upkeep costs, any advice welcome!) and came across this Carrera which seems a good price. Not to my taste but hopefully a good price for someone.

Might get 10% off if you're a new customer and sign up to the newsletter, though I'm not sure if there are exclusions on sale items/items over a certain value.

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Product code: 9232176Model number: CV201AP.FC6429

This TAG Heuer Carrera watch is the perfect wrist companion for the discerning man who appreciates quality Swiss-made timepieces with a sporty flair. Combining functionality, style, performance and precision, this watch is encased in a silver tone polished stainless steel case, and features a striking black fixed bezel with tachymeter, date window. Water resistant to 200m and powered by a Swiss Made TAG Heuer automatic Calibre 16 movement with 42 power reserve. This watch is the go to choice for the adventurous man.

Prestige, performance and avant-garde technology: these keywords define TAG Heuer's philosophy in creating its iconic watches.
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I am not a fan of this model but I have plenty of automatics. There is an upkeep cost. Every 3 to 5 years I take them for service. Costs me about 60 pounds to my trusty watch guy in Italy. More complications such as the chronograph have more upkeep and expensive service. Official brand service is even higher.

Quartz needs batteries every year or so and depending on the watch (eg a certified diver) needs a gasket replaced when changing the battery to maintain proofing. More frequent battery change with chronograph if you use the function often. If you want no upkeep go for a solar watch from citizen, casio, seiko Orient etc. They have watches for every budget and style.
Too much watch snobbery on here.
Just get the watch you like. Forget about anything else.
There is no reason to service an automatic watch if it is running properly. Things that make an automatic go wrong are either wear and tear items, or damage to the movement, say from dropping.

Since wear and tear items will be replaced at service, there is no benefit to having a watch serviced before it has a problem. There is no preventative servicing on an automatic which will save you money in the long run.

So just service it when it has a problem.
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Good price, the 10% code excludes Tag I believe. I've seen some good prices for blue face Tag's on Swiss watches direct.
I am not a fan of this model but I have plenty of automatics. There is an upkeep cost. Every 3 to 5 years I take them for service. Costs me about 60 pounds to my trusty watch guy in Italy. More complications such as the chronograph have more upkeep and expensive service. Official brand service is even higher.

Quartz needs batteries every year or so and depending on the watch (eg a certified diver) needs a gasket replaced when changing the battery to maintain proofing. More frequent battery change with chronograph if you use the function often. If you want no upkeep go for a solar watch from citizen, casio, seiko Orient etc. They have watches for every budget and style.
theprofinuk04/01/2020 13:15

I am not a fan of this model but I have plenty of automatics. There is an …I am not a fan of this model but I have plenty of automatics. There is an upkeep cost. Every 3 to 5 years I take them for service. Costs me about 60 pounds to my trusty watch guy in Italy. More complications such as the chronograph have more upkeep and expensive service. Official brand service is even higher.Quartz needs batteries every year or so and depending on the watch (eg a certified diver) needs a gasket replaced when changing the battery to maintain proofing. More frequent battery change with chronograph if you use the function often. If you want no upkeep go for a solar watch from citizen, casio, seiko Orient etc. They have watches for every budget and style.


Do you go to Italy or is it all done by post. I've just invested in an automatic so looking for recommendations for services etc...
theprofinuk04/01/2020 13:15

I am not a fan of this model but I have plenty of automatics. There is an …I am not a fan of this model but I have plenty of automatics. There is an upkeep cost. Every 3 to 5 years I take them for service. Costs me about 60 pounds to my trusty watch guy in Italy. More complications such as the chronograph have more upkeep and expensive service. Official brand service is even higher.Quartz needs batteries every year or so and depending on the watch (eg a certified diver) needs a gasket replaced when changing the battery to maintain proofing. More frequent battery change with chronograph if you use the function often. If you want no upkeep go for a solar watch from citizen, casio, seiko Orient etc. They have watches for every budget and style.


Sound advice here. Really do have to factor in the price of upkeep when having a high end watch.
theprofinuk04/01/2020 13:15

I am not a fan of this model but I have plenty of automatics. There is an …I am not a fan of this model but I have plenty of automatics. There is an upkeep cost. Every 3 to 5 years I take them for service. Costs me about 60 pounds to my trusty watch guy in Italy. More complications such as the chronograph have more upkeep and expensive service. Official brand service is even higher.Quartz needs batteries every year or so and depending on the watch (eg a certified diver) needs a gasket replaced when changing the battery to maintain proofing. More frequent battery change with chronograph if you use the function often. If you want no upkeep go for a solar watch from citizen, casio, seiko Orient etc. They have watches for every budget and style.



The guy in Italy; does he do Rolexes/Omegas?
axgod204/01/2020 13:17

Do you go to Italy or is it all done by post. I've just invested in an …Do you go to Italy or is it all done by post. I've just invested in an automatic so looking for recommendations for services etc...


I used to live there and met a watch maestro. Since Then I visit every couple of years for work and bring the watch(Es).

Honestly I am sure you can find someone local to you. Ask around in your city and you will find someone trust worthy.

Depending on your work environment I find my watches easily magnetized so I have invested in a demagnetizer. (I have a desk job but travel frequently)
There is no reason to service an automatic watch if it is running properly. Things that make an automatic go wrong are either wear and tear items, or damage to the movement, say from dropping.

Since wear and tear items will be replaced at service, there is no benefit to having a watch serviced before it has a problem. There is no preventative servicing on an automatic which will save you money in the long run.

So just service it when it has a problem.
mkwaqar04/01/2020 13:19

The guy in Italy; does he do Rolexes/Omegas?

Any watchmaker worth his salt will be able to service a run of the mill ETA or Sellita. Rolex and Omega have in house movements so it less likely that he will be able to unless he's been Rolex-trained.

Frankly if you feel the need to cheap out on the servicing of a Rolex you have no business owning one in the first place - you will erode it's re-sale value and any warranty could be invalid. Go and do yourself a favour and buy a Swatch.
B00mer1504/01/2020 13:18

Sound advice here. Really do have to factor in the price of upkeep when …Sound advice here. Really do have to factor in the price of upkeep when having a high end watch.


Thanks.
I edited the comment as I replied to yours in error.
Edited by: "theprofinuk" 4th Jan
mkwaqar04/01/2020 13:19

The guy in Italy; does he do Rolexes/Omegas?


Yes. He was also working on an atmos when I was there last. In fact both him and his wife wear a sub!
Lower_for_Longer04/01/2020 13:25

Any watchmaker worth his salt will be able to service a run of the mill …Any watchmaker worth his salt will be able to service a run of the mill ETA or Sellita. Rolex and Omega have in house movements so it less likely that he will be able to unless he's been Rolex-trained. Frankly if you feel the need to cheap out on the servicing of a Rolex you have no business owning one in the first place - you will erode it's re-sale value and any warranty could be invalid. Go and do yourself a favour and buy a Swatch.



I already have few Omegas and Rolexes. Too late for a swatch
Refering back to the OP of the TAG, I think there is better value to be had from other swiss brands. Ok, they may not have the high street recognition of the TAG brand, but will be a better value purchase. There are so many good swiss brands that people on the high street have not heard of, which will give you much better bang for your buck.
Lower_for_Longer04/01/2020 13:25

Any watchmaker worth his salt will be able to service a run of the mill …Any watchmaker worth his salt will be able to service a run of the mill ETA or Sellita. Rolex and Omega have in house movements so it less likely that he will be able to unless he's been Rolex-trained. Frankly if you feel the need to cheap out on the servicing of a Rolex you have no business owning one in the first place - you will erode it's re-sale value and any warranty could be invalid. Go and do yourself a favour and buy a Swatch.


This is not always true.

If you are familiar with old Rolexes some collectors avoid official service as they don't want certain parts replaced. So may trust a local watch person.
theprofinuk04/01/2020 13:26

Yes. He was also working on an atmos when I was there last. In fact both …Yes. He was also working on an atmos when I was there last. In fact both him and his wife wear a sub!



Do you think i can have his contact details? Cheers!
mkwaqar04/01/2020 13:27

I already have few Omegas and Rolexes. Too late for a swatch


I own an Omega too..... 2 in fact.... But your reply is quite snobbish. You do know Omega is owned by Swatch?
ninjin04/01/2020 13:30

I own an Omega too..... 2 in fact.... But your reply is quite snobbish. …I own an Omega too..... 2 in fact.... But your reply is quite snobbish. You do know Omega is owned by Swatch?



Thanks for the enlightenment. Didn't know that!
theprofinuk04/01/2020 13:23

I used to live there and met a watch maestro. Since Then I visit every …I used to live there and met a watch maestro. Since Then I visit every couple of years for work and bring the watch(Es).Honestly I am sure you can find someone local to you. Ask around in your city and you will find someone trust worthy. Depending on your work environment I find my watches easily magnetized so I have invested in a demagnetizer. (I have a desk job but travel frequently)


That's more extreme than my story. I found a watch maestro just outside Dundee, live in Merseyside. Also make the trip up when I've got work on up there.

These guys are gold dust and if you can find one that doesn't charge stupid money you keep hold of them with both hands and don't moan that your watch took 2 months to get serviced
ninjin04/01/2020 13:33

Here, enlighten and maybe scare yourself. …Here, enlighten and maybe scare yourself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Swatch_Grouphttps://www.swatchgroup.com/en/brands-companies



Thanks for signposting!
acj774404/01/2020 13:33

That's more extreme than my story. I found a watch maestro just outside …That's more extreme than my story. I found a watch maestro just outside Dundee, live in Merseyside. Also make the trip up when I've got work on up there.These guys are gold dust and if you can find one that doesn't charge stupid money you keep hold of them with both hands and don't moan that your watch took 2 months to get serviced



Could i have his contact details, please?
mkwaqar04/01/2020 13:28

Do you think i can have his contact details? Cheers!


Sure. His wife speaks English but not him. His son also makes custom straps.
Not sure he does remote work though.
Carati Di Marsili Alessio
Via Fillungo, 223, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
+39 0583 496839
ninjin04/01/2020 13:24

There is no reason to service an automatic watch if it is running …There is no reason to service an automatic watch if it is running properly. Things that make an automatic go wrong are either wear and tear items, or damage to the movement, say from dropping.Since wear and tear items will be replaced at service, there is no benefit to having a watch serviced before it has a problem. There is no preventative servicing on an automatic which will save you money in the long run.So just service it when it has a problem.


That's not entirely true. The lubricants do dry out over time and the jewels wear down to a lesser extent. A three year service is a bit silly but realistically you should get it done every 8 to 10 years or so.
acj774404/01/2020 13:33

That's more extreme than my story. I found a watch maestro just outside …That's more extreme than my story. I found a watch maestro just outside Dundee, live in Merseyside. Also make the trip up when I've got work on up there.These guys are gold dust and if you can find one that doesn't charge stupid money you keep hold of them with both hands and don't moan that your watch took 2 months to get serviced


Wow. I live in Edinburgh now. Please post your maestro contacts please please.
theprofinuk04/01/2020 13:35

Sure. His wife speaks English but not him. His son also makes custom …Sure. His wife speaks English but not him. His son also makes custom straps. Not sure he does remote work though. Carati Di Marsili AlessioVia Fillungo, 223, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy+39 0583 496839https://maps.app.goo.gl/N5qzXCKcWnsKan646



Thanks.
theprofinuk04/01/2020 13:27

This is not always true. If you are familiar with old Rolexes some …This is not always true. If you are familiar with old Rolexes some collectors avoid official service as they don't want certain parts replaced. So may trust a local watch person.


Imagine sending your nicely patina'd Tiffany dial 16800 to Rolex for a service. It would come back with a new dial, with all the lume in perfect condition. The case would have been polished to new and probably misshapen becuase of it.

You would have removed 2/3rds of the watches value and have an expensive full service to pay for on top.
theprofinuk04/01/2020 13:37

Wow. I live in Edinburgh now. Please post your maestro contacts please …Wow. I live in Edinburgh now. Please post your maestro contacts please please.


It's just a little indi luxury watch sales/repair place.

yell.com/biz…52/
@vodkamartini1 sorry we hijacked the thread, but as others said there are several nice brands at lower cost as well. I have Hamilton, seiko, Tissot, Orient, and a couple vintage ones.
The reddit forum on watches is a goldmine of information.

Best advice is to think of a style and purpose and a budget range and go from there.
Just for info a replacement crocodile skin strap for the Monza version costs a snappy £250
acj774404/01/2020 13:38

Imagine sending your nicely patina'd Tiffany dial 16800 to Rolex for a …Imagine sending your nicely patina'd Tiffany dial 16800 to Rolex for a service. It would come back with a new dial, with all the lume in perfect condition. The case would have been polished to new and probably misshapen becuase of it.You would have removed 2/3rds of the watches value and have an expensive full service to pay for on top.


Who could have imagined?

Edited by: "Baldricky" 4th Jan
Lower_for_Longer04/01/2020 13:25

Any watchmaker worth his salt will be able to service a run of the mill …Any watchmaker worth his salt will be able to service a run of the mill ETA or Sellita. Rolex and Omega have in house movements so it less likely that he will be able to unless he's been Rolex-trained. Frankly if you feel the need to cheap out on the servicing of a Rolex you have no business owning one in the first place - you will erode it's re-sale value and any warranty could be invalid. Go and do yourself a favour and buy a Swatch.


You can't service a Swatch Watch,
use a different watch for your analogy.
This_is_a_Vacation04/01/2020 14:05

You can't service a Swatch Watch, use a different watch for your analogy.



Maybe when he said Swatch, he meant Breitling?
Too much watch snobbery on here.
Just get the watch you like. Forget about anything else.
Abbadon04/01/2020 14:23

Maybe when he said Swatch, he meant Breitling?


Ouch, lol.
A metal Swatch Chrono with mid era Omega styling is great value at £125 ATM,
only the plastic dome ..'crystal'.. is off-putting.
They aren't an easy replacement either.

Edit, have to say some of the <£1000 Tag Heuer watches are good quality, the old odd Quartz Hybrid thing was crap, but normal quartz are nice inside and out.
Buyers remorse is easy on >£450 watches, so make sure your heart and head both want it.

Though I'm never cool enough to wear a Bond pre Tag, Heuer. So will never own one.. =[
Edited by: "This_is_a_Vacation" 4th Jan
theprofinuk04/01/2020 13:15

Quartz needs batteries every year or so.


Year or so? Are you putting dodgy battaries in?
Edited by: "Alansmithee" 4th Jan
ninjin04/01/2020 13:27

Refering back to the OP of the TAG, I think there is better value to be …Refering back to the OP of the TAG, I think there is better value to be had from other swiss brands. Ok, they may not have the high street recognition of the TAG brand, but will be a better value purchase. There are so many good swiss brands that people on the high street have not heard of, which will give you much better bang for your buck.


+1, some of the Hamilton, Longines and Oris stuff for example. They have some nice watches with decent quality for half the price of this Tag.
ninjin04/01/2020 13:30

I own an Omega too..... 2 in fact.... But your reply is quite snobbish. …I own an Omega too..... 2 in fact.... But your reply is quite snobbish. You do know Omega is owned by Swatch?


And? Fiat own Ferrari...
I'm a convert to automatic watches, got quite the shock when went to get battery replaced on my TAG it had to be sent away to EU land as case needed re-sealing if wanted to wear in swimming pools again - no such fuss with my automatic dive watch
theprofinuk04/01/2020 13:15

I am not a fan of this model but I have plenty of automatics. There is an …I am not a fan of this model but I have plenty of automatics. There is an upkeep cost. Every 3 to 5 years I take them for service. Costs me about 60 pounds to my trusty watch guy in Italy. More complications such as the chronograph have more upkeep and expensive service. Official brand service is even higher.Quartz needs batteries every year or so and depending on the watch (eg a certified diver) needs a gasket replaced when changing the battery to maintain proofing. More frequent battery change with chronograph if you use the function often. If you want no upkeep go for a solar watch from citizen, casio, seiko Orient etc. They have watches for every budget and style.


True, but I don't service my automatics that often. I tend to leave it about 6 or 7 years - depending on the watch. I literally couldn't afford to have all my autos serviced that regularly
Alansmithee04/01/2020 14:52

Year or so? Are you putting dodgy battaries in?


Haha, just checked my 3 year old quartz and it's still running, on perfect time too may I add
I wouldn’t be throwing 2.5k at a TAG, I just don’t rate them but that’s my personal opinion 🏻
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