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Brushed and polished Stainless steel case and bracelet. Silver Dial. Stainless steel bezel with tachymeter scale. Silvertone luminescent hands and silvertone Arabic numerals. Small seconds counter at the 9 o'clcok position. Chronograph 30 minute counter at the 12 o'clock position and a 12 hour counter at the 6 o'clock position. Big date display window at the 3 o'clock position. Self Winding Automatic Movement. Sapphire Crystal Exhibition Back. Deployment with safety. Case diamete 43 mm. Case thickness: 16 mm. Water resistance at 330 feet (100m).
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.8 x 4.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Origin: Switzerland
- ASIN: B002IA0QZO
- Item model number: CV2A11.BA0796
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 22, 2004
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||TAG Heuer|
|Dial window material type||Scratch resistant sapphire|
|Clasp||fold over clasp with double push button safety|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Band Material||Stainless steel|
|Band width||21.5 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Special features||Luminous, Water Resistant|
|Item weight||15.84 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
The dials are a bit difficult to read because it is white on white. However, of all the Tag Carrera models I have seen, this was still the nicest. Just wish it was slightly thinner in width.
The watch has several high-polished bits that can make scuffing an issue. I would not recommend this for casual/everyday wear.
The watch delivered from Amazon came scratched 4 days before Christmas and Amazon's response to the issue was not sufficient and frankly outright cold & indifferent.
If you are in the market for a $1000+ watch, I suggest you save yourself much heartache & grief and purchase from an authorized dealer. At least you know you're getting a top-notch product, free of defects, and the item will be covered by a true warranty.
I've learned my lesson that you pay a little extra to get all the extra perks, like getting quality, friendly service; something you just cannot get from a numbers-centric online retailer.
I purchased the watch and after about a month it had condensation in the crystal after three months. I sent it into the swinford repair center and they sent it back. It worked for a month then started running very slow. Then it stopped. I sent it in again and they returned it. It worked until I tried the stop watch, then that stopped, followed by the watch. AGAIN sent it in. It was returned and was working. It worked for another two months then stopped altogether. So, right now it is at the repair shop again. At this point, I just want another watch. So, do yourself a favor and don't buy it. My advise.
My mini impression:
- This is true yet totally deceiving. Due to the long flared lugs and a good 17mm case thickness, the Carrera looks and wears like a 45mm watch in every way. I would not even consider this model for smaller wrists at all (unless you like bigger watches). Due to the thin bezel, the dial opening is big and the domed sapphire only adds to the large appearance of the watch .
-Very fine machined brushed bracelet with mixed polished/brushed links. The polished links in the center are actually separate pieces so indirectly, it's a 5 link bracelet. Machined and stamped dual opening clasp. Very nice and right up there with Omega bracelets (I don't own Omega but handled it many many times at my local ADs)
- AR coating on both sides (some argue this but personally, I love it). Even at angles, the dial stands out with the whole "crystal-less" look.
Movement (Caliber 16):
- Tag uses the well known v7750 and applies their own touch (decorated and movement parts are more polished than stock and apparently, Tag fine-tunes the Caliber movements for accuracy as well).
This is the simple reason why I got attracted to the Carrera when I first saw it in a TV commercial. The overall dial is not really silver but a shade of silverish white. The primary 12/6 o'clock dials are 'sunk in' while the 9 o'clock dial recessed. The chrono hands also have a touch of red accents on the hands to make them stand out.
What's not so obvious is the numbers and even the minute markers, logo are ALL applied and highly polished to give off that luxury look. Very nicely done. The polishing on these really come alive under different lighting angles.
Another fine touch...the day/date window is cut out very cleanly and has a 3D look to it with angled borders. This is something that few watches/brands do.
- I've been wearing the watch all morning and it's a little top heavy but nothing too uncomfortable. It's a nice feeling to have knowing what a $3k watch should feel like :-).
This is my 3rd watch with v7750 movement and I've nothing but good experience with it. As with typical v7750 watches, the Carrera has been running 5 secs fast a day, which makes it very good.
I knocked off 1 point for not having a screw-down crown since the watch is rated for 100M WR. Some may disagree with this but I personally feel that if a watch is too be given a 100M WR, then it SHOULD have a screw down crown. The Carrera probably has internal seals/gaskets that protect it from leaks but Tag shouldn't give a watch a 100M WR based solely on this.
But I have my professional Citizen diver (Ecozilla) for all things water/ocean so I'll never take the Tag to the beach.
I ended up putting mine on a after market leather strap (see incl pic).
Some may see the Carreras being overpriced but at this quality/finishing/prestige, Tag has every right to charge a premium price for it. Of course, this is blasphemy for Omega owners ;-).
I could not be happier. The watch is way overpriced...but, hey, you know that going in. I wanted a Tag and decided it was worth the money. I wanted an upscale watch brand.
Last thought, I saw this particular model being sold on Ebay USED and it went for almost $2,000. Why would anyone not buy a BRAND NEW watch from Amazon for roughly $350 more with a warranty?
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