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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
You cannot go wrong with either watch, they are both v.nice, the difference in size may be the deciding factor. The Carrera is about 36mm and the Omega 41mm (these may be 1mm out). Try both of them on before you buy.
If you do choose the carrera and if you want to buy from the UK, try the Bicester village (www.bicester-village.co.uk) if you are near the area. This is an outlet mall which should have the manual carrera at a good price as they are now discontinued.
p.s. the carrera is much nicer on the perforated strap.