As a bit of a intro, I am a 22 year old male that has just graduated college. I have been dreaming of getting my first automatic luxury watch for a long time now, but never had the means to. I recently got my first real job as an engineer and have decided to buy a watch with my sign-on bonus ($6500 > $4800 after tax approx). After wanting a rolex explorer for a long time, I decided to look at other watch brands. I have been looking for a year now at many different brands and AD’s and found a excellent deal on a brand new Tag Heuer Carrera Day-Date that really struck my eye.
Carrera Day Date
I like the look of this watch because I am a big fan of motor racing. I also got it at a very reasonable price of $3000 shipped new when it usually retails for $4400+7% sales tax. I have also never seen this particular model in outlets in NY, FL, etc. I think it is the best looking Tag Heuer by far. I plan to wear this every day to work in a corporate environment with a shirt and tie. That being said I am not a huge fan of Tag Heuers; always thought they were all marketing- but after reading Steve Jobs book recently, and owning every iphone yet, and a Macbook I can say that some very good products are also marketed very well. I prefer the vintage Heuers more such as this one Jack Heuer 80th and the only thing keeping me from this Carrera 1887 300 SLR is that brown/orange isn’t a good choice to wear daily. This is the start of my collection and don’t want anything too expensive to wear everyday. I want to have a Carrera watch collection. My next watch will be Men’s TAG Heuer CARRERA Heritage Automatic Watch.