The Race of Champions is always an interesting event. Not 3+ hours interesting….but easy to forward through and watch a couple random races.
My favourite watchmaker is definitely Tag Heuer. I love my Monza very much so. However i’ve been wearing my Monza every single day for the past 3 years, and today I decided to pick up a ‘cheap’ watch for under $100, that I can use sometimes to give the Heuer a break…..i’m really picky when it comes to watches—so finding a ‘back up’ ain’t so easy.
So for a mere $50, I picked up a carbon fiber tinged Carrera Athletic Three Hand.
I’m very impressed by the amount of quality they have packed into a lower priced watch. I think suggested retail for these watches is around $100….but if you have a look around the net, you can find em floating anywhere between $50 and $75. I haven’t seen alot of them in person, however I gotta say that on first impression, to an outsider, this definitely looks worth MUCH more than $50. Great stuff.
Here’s the watch I bought, followed by a link to the Carrera Time website, which has a full catalog online.
Why do we care? Because F1 races are broadcasted live in BBCs iPlayer. The problem currently is that outside of the UK, it is very difficult to gain access to UK-only, restricted programming.
Could this mean, that it might be possible for people to watch BBC broadcasting of F1 over BBC instead of the dismal, depressing SPEED channel broadcasts? I’d say chances are slim that the BBC will screw SPEED over, but hey if they do i’m sure there will be plenty of US F1 fans cheering!
I own a Tag Heuer Monza, which i received as a wedding present a couple of years ago. It is an AMAZING watch—-i have been wearing it non-stop for the past two years. I still love it as much as when i first got it. It still looks brand new (well, aside from the slightly worn band), and it just excudes so much class, subtlety, and vintage racing sophistication—–all the way down to the little writing in the dial that says “MONZA”. Fantastic watch. I will love it forever!
My dream watch costs about 3 times as much as this one—it’s another Tag Heuer, and it has racing stripes! Tag Heuer released a limited edition Monaco watch in 2004 i believe—-with a white dial, red and blue racing stripes, and the Monaco logo in the center. Then a couple years later, they released a black version with the gulf stripes and Gulf logo. the price? around $4000. But i want one—-OH i want one bad. One day….one day.