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  1. Hi, After 3 weeks of daily research, I think I've spun myself silly and could REALLY use a little help. 1st: I did a few weeks of computer research and picked what I wanted 2nd: I want to the store to try the gens so I could solidify my choices I had decided to order was a brown Carrera, but the watch store didn't have it. They did have a black one, which I really ended up liking. Was a very big/bulky watch and it stood out on your arm. Anyway, I went home not realizing there were different sizes until... I discovered a review that talked about the "new" Carerra rep that was the correct size. Figuring I needed another look, I went to Macy's to see what they had. The had the brown I had been looking for, ALONG WITH the original black Carerra which was MUCH wider and thicker. She said the big one was the "Grand Carerra". So now my head is spinning - questions: + Is the "Grand Carerra" the big one, and how can I tell that's the rep I'm ordering? + Is the older/cheaper Carerra rep that is 2mm smaller than the new rep still thick and pretty darn close in size, or is it the size of the brown carerra I tried on I really appreciate the help. I want the big black Carerra I tried on at the store, but I'm not sure if I can order the cheaper version and get something close or if only the new version will do it. Thanks big time, J
  2. Understand thanks. I used that page because it clearly describes the differences of the new "correct size" version that came out recently.
  3. Hi all, As I've been researching the Carrera (and was about to buy a brown face), I came across the fact that a new "correct size and back" model has been released. It's shown here: http://www.kingwatches.net/TAG-114.htm Can you tell me if this is available in any other versions (looking for the brown face)? Also, is the black version only available in the more expensive sapphire version, or is there cheaper mineral? I appreciate it. J
  4. Thank you VERY much. I suspected it was a fantasy piece, but I don't have the Patek knowledge to know for sure. I appreciate it. Frank is good.
  5. I could use some info on this watch: http://www.timeshops.net/pic/digi/1350-1888_sml9.jpg I can't seem to track down the official Patek version. Is this a "fantasy watch", older version, or...? The listing says it's a Patek Philippe Geneve Automatic Tourbillon White, but I can't find this Gen watch. And what do you think about it as a rep? I'm not sure if my feeling that more intricate watch reps like this one may not be as well re-produced. I love the look of it though. Your help/info is greatly appreciated. Thanks, JZ
  6. Hi all, To all those with some rep experience: Knowing what you know now, if you could go back - what would your first rep purchase be? AND what was your actual first purchase? (and was it bad, good?...) JZ
  7. Thanks for all the help everyone. It helped!
  8. (no pun intended) I've been doing all my research, and I've found a few watches I really like. At first they were all gonna be mineral crystal versions, but I'm now considering moving up. So, could those of you in the know explain the real world differences with the two. I know AR is an issue also. + Is the main difference the ease of scratches? If so, how much easier is it to scratch? + Is the difference in "look" very big, or do you really have to know watches to tell? + One of the watches I'm looking at is Mineral Crystal WITH AR. How will that compare? I really appreciate the help. Thanks, J
  9. Thanks for the info everyone. One of my top choices is the IWC 1969, but now that I see that WBK only stocks a few watches at a time, I may not be able to find the few watches I was considering in the CONUS....
  10. Hi all, I may need a gift, sooner than I'll be able to get it from China (I have about 7-9 days). I'm in the US - are there any dealers in the US that could get me watches faster? Thanks!!! :o
  11. Thank you VERY much. I suspected it was a fantasy piece, but I don't have the Patek knowledge to know for sure. I appreciate it. Frank is good.
  12. I could use some info on this watch: http://www.timeshops.net/pic/digi/1350-1888_sml9.jpg I can't seem to track down the official Patek version. Is this a "fantasy watch", older version, or...? The listing says it's a Patek Philippe Geneve Automatic Tourbillon White, but I can't find this Gen watch. And what do you think about it as a rep? I'm not sure if my feeling that more intricate watch reps like this one may not be as well re-produced. I love the look of it though. Your help/info is greatly appreciated. Thanks, JZ
  13. Hi, After 3 weeks of daily research, I think I've spun myself silly and could REALLY use a little help. 1st: I did a few weeks of computer research and picked what I wanted 2nd: I want to the store to try the gens so I could solidify my choices I had decided to order was a brown Carrera, but the watch store didn't have it. They did have a black one, which I really ended up liking. Was a very big/bulky watch and it stood out on your arm. Anyway, I went home not realizing there were different sizes until... I discovered a review that talked about the "new" Carerra rep that was the correct size. Figuring I needed another look, I went to Macy's to see what they had. The had the brown I had been looking for, ALONG WITH the original black Carerra which was MUCH wider and thicker. She said the big one was the "Grand Carerra". So now my head is spinning - questions: + Is the "Grand Carerra" the big one, and how can I tell that's the rep I'm ordering? + Is the older/cheaper Carerra rep that is 2mm smaller than the new rep still thick and pretty darn close in size, or is it the size of the brown carerra I tried on I really appreciate the help. I want the big black Carerra I tried on at the store, but I'm not sure if I can order the cheaper version and get something close or if only the new version will do it. Thanks big time, J
  14. Understand thanks. I used that page because it clearly describes the differences of the new "correct size" version that came out recently.
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