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Hello WUS and Tag Heuer Fans,

I have been in love with the Tag Heuer Monaco as a kid. I love its innovative feats, its racing heritage and history with Steve McQueen. I am now in a position to afford one (if I sell two of my watches- a Tiffany's Mark T-57 Chrono and Nomos Tangente 139).

Despite loving watches and anything mechanical I don't want to collect watches. Rather, I want to have a few or several watches that I really use and enjoy. So, I am thinking about reducing my watch selection to a Tag Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 and a G-shock.

I would love to gain insight and feedback from current/ past Monaco owners about wearing the Monaco daily in all types of dress (causal, business, suit and tie).

Do you have any other Monaco Pro's/ Con's that you would add after ownership?

Thank you so much.
 

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I don’t own a Monaco but thought about purchasing one long and hard. Beautiful watch and you should get what you feel fits your needs best.

Will a G-shock and the Monaco meet all your watch wearing needs? I also have a Tangente 139 and it fits my needs better for business casual at work. I love it’s simplicity and you can dress it up or down with different straps.

All I can say is if you get it, enjoy it!


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Thank you for the reply TgeekB.

I really appreciate your feedback as a fellow Tangente 139 owner. I really do enjoy the Tangente for its simplicity. As you stated, it is a perfect watch for getting under the cuff. However, my professional life doesn't require a suit so I find myself moving away from dress shirts and suits.

I am on a mission to find one special piece that I can enjoy everyday but I do have concerns selling the Tangente and regretting it.
 

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I love my Monaco. It’s beautifully made and stunning to look at, but probably wouldn’t be my choice for a daily wearer. But that’s just my opinion of course. I like a bracelet for a daily wearer because it works well in any type of weather, hot or cold. There is a bracelet available for the Monaco but I haven’t tried it.




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Its a really solid watch. Very fun to wear. More casual minded, but i believe it looks good on a suit as well since its still quite blingy and fancy. The design never gets old, especially the steve mcqueen's model (cal 11)
 

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Its a great watch, but I personally got tired and bored of the square shape, I cant really say why..

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I love my Monaco. It’s beautifully made and stunning to look at, but probably wouldn’t be my choice for a daily wearer. But that’s just my opinion of course. I like a bracelet for a daily wearer because it works well in any type of weather, hot or cold. There is a bracelet available for the Monaco but I haven’t tried it.




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I can not stop looking at your watch! Gosh, I just love it. Please enjoy it! For some reason I have never liked how bracelets look on my wrist. But I also have never tried that many bracelets on my wrist.

I think I enjoy the Monaco so much because of its history and its some what quirkiness of being square. I personally dress very simply- jeans and a tucked in shirt and I think the Monaco would really add to the outfit without being too flashy. Thank you for all of the feedback.
 
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Its a great watch, but I personally got tired and bored of the square shape, I cant really say why..

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Did you find that the watch was just too big and cumbersome? That is my only concern with purchasing a Monaco.
 

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I can not stop looking at your watch! Gosh, I just love it. Please enjoy it! For some reason I have never liked how bracelets look on my wrist. But I also have never tried that many bracelets on my wrist.

I think I enjoy the Monaco so much because of its history and its some what quirkiness of being square. I personally dress very simply- jeans and a tucked in shirt and I think the Monaco would really add to the outfit without being too flashy. Thank you for all of the feedback.
I can’t take my eyes off it either. I stare at it constantly when I’m wearing it. The blue dial is gorgeous... mesmerizing. My advice is to try one on and see what you think about it on your wrist. It’s bigger and thicker than you might suspect. I think you’ll know if it’s right for you after trying it on.

Good luck! Please keep us posted. A few more pictures for your enjoyment



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Did you find that the watch was just too big and cumbersome? That is my only concern with purchasing a Monaco.
Not at all, nothing about the size is a problem, except it may be a tad thick on the chrono versions. Just the shape doesnt grow on me.

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I love the Monaco, but I am not a big fan of a modular chronograph. This year, supposedly, the Heuer 02 powered Monaco will make its debut after the 50th anniversary versions are finalized.

I would love to pick one of these up, assuming the leaked renderings are correct


 

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I love the Monaco, but I am not a big fan of a modular chronograph. This year, supposedly, the Heuer 02 powered Monaco will make its debut after the 50th anniversary versions are finalized.

I would love to pick one of these up, assuming the leaked renderings are correct


I quickly looked up the differences between Modular and Integrated Chronograph's I would love to learn why you don't like Modular Chronograph's. Is the new Heuer 02 Monaco going to have an integrated chronograph movement?
 

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I love my Monaco. It’s beautifully made and stunning to look at, but probably wouldn’t be my choice for a daily wearer. But that’s just my opinion of course. I like a bracelet for a daily wearer because it works well in any type of weather, hot or cold. There is a bracelet available for the Monaco but I haven’t tried it.




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I went to my local Tag AD last Thursday and I tried the Monaco Cal 11 on... oh my. I was actually nervous to try it on! This has been a watch I have admired as a kid and their was a lot of anticipation to see how the square 39 mm face would fit my wrist. It was perfect... I have never been more satisfied with the fit of a watch. It just feels special to me. My passion for watches started at the age of 10 with a G-Shock. 20 years later I have bought, sold and tried on dozens of watches and have never been satisfied with how a watch looks on my wrist. I never thought I would find a watch I would truly enjoy on my wrist and I never thought a material thing would make me feel special...

I placed an order for a Monaco Cal 11 and the the watch should arrive this Wednesday : )

Thank you for sharing the photos and feedback. You all helped me get to the local AD to try this beautiful watch on.
 
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I went to my local Tag AD last Thursday and I tried the Monaco Cal 11 on... oh my. I was actually nervous to try it on! This has been a watch I have admired as a kid and their was a lot of anticipation to see how the square 39 mm face would fit my wrist. It was perfect... I have never been more satisfied with the fit of a watch. It just feels special to me. My passion for watches started at the age of 10 with a G-Shock. 20 years later I have bought, sold and tried on dozens of watches and have never been satisfied with how a watch looks on my wrist. I never thought I would find a watch I would truly enjoy on my wrist and I never thought a material thing would make me feel special...

I placed an order for a Monaco Cal 11 and the the watch should arrive this Wednesday : )

Thank you for sharing the photos and feedback. You all helped me get to the local AD to try this beautiful watch on.
Congratulations! It is an awesome watch and I’m sure you’re going to love it. Coincidentally, I’m wearing mine today.



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@JonS1967 you have been the biggest inspiration for the Monaco. Your photos actually make me smile and excited. Please enjoy your Monaco! I can't wait to get mine :)

Do you have any other favorite watches in your weekly rotation?
 

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@JonS1967 you have been the biggest inspiration for the Monaco. Your photos actually make me smile and excited. Please enjoy your Monaco! I can't wait to get mine :)

Do you have any other favorite watches in your weekly rotation?
I’m glad you liked my photos. Thanks for your kind words. I wanted a Monaco for nearly 20 years before I bought mine. It was well worth the wait. There are other watches I love too, but the Monaco is right at the top for me.

I’ve got more watches than I should and have been considering downsizing a bit since ordering two more last week... I just couldn’t pass them up. But, since you asked, I’ve been wearing all of these in rotation (not weekly) lately. I don’t really have a weekly rotation. I just wear what my mood dictates. I usually wear one to work and then something else in the evening at home.



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I’m glad you liked my photos. Thanks for your kind words. I wanted a Monaco for nearly 20 years before I bought mine. It was well worth the wait. There are other watches I love too, but the Monaco is right at the top for me.

I’ve got more watches than I should and have been considering downsizing a bit since ordering two more last week... I just couldn’t pass them up. But, since you asked, I’ve been wearing all of these in rotation (not weekly) lately. I don’t really have a weekly rotation. I just wear what my mood dictates. I usually wear one to work and then something else in the evening at home.



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Wow! That is all I have to say. A Rolex GMT, Omega Speedy, Junghans Chrono, Hamilton Intramatic Chrono... those are some of my favorite watches ever made! Please enjoy them!

I know this is a "rookie" question but I have heard conflicting responses... do you have your automatics in a watch winder or do you just wind them prior to wearing? Thank you.
 
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Thanks! It’s the culmination of nearly 30 years of collecting. I used to keep some of my watches on a winder (I had a 3 watch winder), but had problems with several of them so I stopped using it. I can’t say for certain that it was because of the winder, but I haven’t heard any issues since. Just my observation.


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If you end up getting a monaco for daily use, i would suggest getting a couple straps to play with to vary the playfulness of the watch.
 

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Thanks! It’s the culmination of nearly 30 years of collecting. I used to keep some of my watches on a winder (I had a 3 watch winder), but had problems with several of them so I stopped using it. I can’t say for certain that it was because of the winder, but I haven’t heard any issues since. Just my observation.


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Thank you for the reply JonS1967. Alright, so I have some to collect and kick my minimalist attitude to materialistic items (haha). I really do admire your collection though, I really enjoy every piece you own... especially the Monaco!

Since I will only have the Monaco and a quartz sports watch I guess I won't need a winder.
 
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