For Sale Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 8 RS, Tag service, new pics added!

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  1. christam

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    This watch was bought new by me in 2010 and has been worn more or less daily but I'd describe the overall condition as excellent. There is some very light scuffing to the bracelet and some very light marks to the bezel but you do have to look hard to see these.

    The watch has just been serviced by Tag Heuer at a cost of £385 and the service warranty runs to 23.6.2014. I haven't worn it since getting it back. As shown in the pics, it comes with both inner and outer boxes, all paperwork and the unused links.

    This is a beautiful watch and I'm selling it reluctantly but I do need to switch to a radio controlled watch (!) so hopefully it will find a good home here before I have to advertise elsewhere.

    Any questions, please ask. Asking price is £1950 to include fully insured RMSD but inspection/collection is also possible.

    This is a cash only sale, payment by BT: I'm not interested in any trades.

    For some reason, some of the pics won't upload - now added.

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    Lots of views but no interest? The watch has RRP of £3650 and the cheapest I've seen it new (with a wait for delivery of several weeks) is £2850.

    Anyway, Wednesday bump :)
     
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    Could you post some more pictures of the watch itself thanks
     
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    Yes, I'll have another go this afternoon. The problem is, I'm on crutches which is not conducive to great photos (and I always used to think I had a modicum of skill :blush:)
     
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    A few more pics, this time including some at 1:2 macro. Apologies for the slight golden tint in some shots, it's the sun coming in through the conservatory.

    I've tried to show the marking round the bezel and in all honesty it looks a great deal worse in the photos than it does in real life - as I said in post 1, they really are hard to see. The watch case itself appears faultless.
     

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    To the top.
     
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    Is that your best price?
     
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    I've put it up at what I believe is a fair price for the age and condition and the recent Tag service which gives the peace of mind of another 10 months' warranty (nearly half of what it came with new).

    I'll always listen to offers but they'd need to be pretty close :)
     
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    I can appreciate your stance. It's a nice watch, I'll keep a track on what happens with it as I'm going on hollybobs tomorrow.
     
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    Thanks. I'd far rather sell it here, where I feel it's more likely to go to a good home, than elsewhere. Enjoy the hol.
     
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    I'm also on tzuk, at the minute I've a strict budget, which wouldn't cut the mustard, when I get home I may be able to get closer :) thanks :)
     
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    Up we go.
     
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    And again.
     
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    Weekend bump :hiya:
     
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    Up for the Bank Holiday.
     
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    Mid-week bump.

    Heading for 1500 views at this rate! Serious offers will obviously be considered .....
     
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    It's Friday already ......
     
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    Up for Saturday.
     
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    Over 1500 views :arty:

    And no serious offers :eek:

    It's a lovely watch ..... I'll give it another week or so on here to see if there's any interest.
     
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    Bump.
     
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    Let's keep the posts on topic shall we. It's a sales thread so only post if you are genuinely interested.
     
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    Thanks, although I do feel that the posts you've deleted were put up in a spirit of helpfulness rather than trying to derail the thread.

    Anyway, the perceived condition of the watch is obviously causing problems to prospective buyers!

    I've been in email communication with this company overnight and this morning:

    Watch Refurbishment - Watch Repair UK | Expert Watch Services

    and have decided to get the watch refinished by them. As was pointed out in one of the deleted posts, it's appalling that Tag charge so much for a service and don't offer any sort of refinishing as part of the job.

    I've been in two minds about whether to archive this thread and then start another when I get the watch back. As the price will have to remain the same, even though the watch will effectively be as new (I hope), it seems best to let this thread carry on but I won't be bumping it until I get the watch back in about a week.

    When I get the watch back, I'll put up a new set of photos.
     
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    Hopefully, the attached pics will say it all .....

    Just to remind everyone, this watch was bought new by me in June 2010 and now has a Tag service warranty until June 2014, as well as a one-year warranty (until September 2014) from the company that repolished it (excellent service from them, highly recommended should anyone need something similar).

    The asking price must remain the same but if there's no firm interest within the next week I'll withdraw from sale here and advertise - for more - elsewhere.

    Viewing/collection is welcome if you're anywhere near the south coast :)

    Edit
    That's a thread (now removed) in pic 3, not a scratch!
     

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    :hiya:

    I'll try to get some more pics up tomorrow - there's still a colour cast on the latest ones :blush:
     
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    Monday bump and a couple more photos of the watch face, hopefully this time showing it in a slightly more natural hue.
     

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