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Top Selling Replica TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 ‘Grey Phantom’

If you know me a little about the taste of replica watches, the fact that I own a fake TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 typically comes as a bit of a shock, as there’s a perception that I like the simpler, smaller things in watch life. However, for those who get a better understanding of history in fake watches a little better, the fact that I’m rocking a big, bold, skeletonised chronograph raises no eyebrows at all. But personal preferences aside, if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to spend some quality time with the Heuer 01, you make the right choice here.
I first saw the Heuer 01 when it was launched, back in 2015. It was a watch that was presented as the face of Jean-Claude Biver’s ‘new’ TAG Heuer. And while my original focus was on the ceramic bezel version with red highlights, the replica watch I ended up strapping onto my wrist was this, the Grey Phantom, which removed any hint of color, used a titanium case and bezel, and came on a titanium H-Link bracelet.
I chose it because I like lightweight titanium on sporty watches. Once I put it on, it felt … far lighter than I was mentally prepared for. To be honest, the weight is a real draw-card for me. I don’t think that I’d give this fake watch anywhere near as much wrist time if I’d opted for a steel-cased version. In fact, I’ve stripped the weight down even further, wearing it almost exclusively on a three-ring Zulu-style strap, rather than the bracelet. What this combination of large size and light weight adds up to is a watch that, for me, signals fun as soon as I strap it on. That’s not to say that I want to hit the local water park as soon as I’m wearing it— it’s more of a general lightening of mood. I’d almost go so far as to say it inspires a sense of carefree playfulness. Suffice to say it’s my default weekend watch. 
Looks-wise … I like to think this watch has a personality all of its own, even in the (ever expanding) Heuer 01 family. The grey-on-grey might not be ideal for legibility, but it maximizes the textural quality of the watch, which for me is what it’s all about. I also like the fact that this comparatively neutral palette lets me inject color via the straps. What stood out to me … was the height. I think it’s reasonable to say that most of us think about watches from a top-down perspective; it’s how we check the time after all, and most watch shots are all about that smiling face.
I’d wear this with … casual to smart casual, especially given my chunky nylon strap proclivities. The replica Tag Heuer 01 is most at home with T-shirts and jeans, street wear and generous cuffs. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
If I could do some changes, I must admit that if I was picking this watch up today, I’d be very tempted by one of the slightly smaller offerings. I surely recommend it to a lot of people with smaller wrists, but I’ve got the wrist that can handle a 45mm watch with ease, so I’m pretty happy on that front. The one thing that does niggle in the back of my mind is the fact that the winding crown is inset with rubber. It’s a cool, fusion-y look, and genuinely makes for a more convenient winding and setting experience, but I know that someday, far in the future, that rubber is going to degrade and need to be replaced, and that’s not something I’m looking forward to.

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